The Wild Robot by Peter Brown combines a science fiction story involving a robot of the future with a fantasy in which animals talk. The outcome is a book that is both charming and exciting. There is no question about it; your students will love this book!
Writing Ideas for the Book
Writing Idea #1 – CHARTING THE STORY
This free printable with an answer key included helps students keep track of the story. Students use the chart to write details about how Roz helps the animals on the island and then how they in return help her. After students complete the chart, it may be used to create a T-Chart to compare and contrast the animals to Roz.
Writing Idea #2 – COMPARE AND CONTRAST WRITING IDEA
Have students write a compare and contrast essay using the information on the chart. Students can compare how different animals helped Roz by detailing which animals made the most impact on saving Roz’s life.
Writing Idea #3 – EVALUATING THE IMAGES WRITING IDEA
Peter Brown not only wrote The Wild Robot but illustrated it as well. Visit his website to learn about the process he went through in creating the story as well as the illustrations.
Have students write an essay explaining how the illustrations in The Wild Robot help the reader better understand the story.
Writing Idea #4 – SEQUENCING WRITING IDEA
These two videos show how to create robots from common household items. Cardboard boxes and plastic cups are painted and glued together. The robots are decorated with buttons, pipe cleaners, and various other materials.
After creating a robot from recycled materials, have students write instructions for how to build a robot.
The Wild Robot Book Unit
- Vocabulary Practice for Chapters 1-2
- Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-2
- Constructive Response Question – Point of View
- Photos to Show What the Rest of the Unit Looks Like
The Wild Robot Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities covering vocabulary, comprehension questions, comprehension, constructive response writing, and skill practice.