The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown combines a science fiction story involving a robot of the future with a fantasy in which animals talk. This sequel beautifully wraps up the story.
In the book, readers are once again transported to the remote and rugged island where Roz has made her home. After surviving her first scary winter on the island, Roz now finds herself in a new and dangerous situation. She has been transported to a robot factory where she is being reprogrammed to serve humans once again. With her survival instincts kicking in, Roz must rely on her wit. She is determined to escape the factory and make her way back to the island she calls home.
Filled with heart-pounding adventure, unexpected twists, and thought-provoking questions about the nature of humanity, The Wild Robot Escapes is a thrilling read for both young and old alike.
Will Roz make it back to the island? Will she be trapped in the factory forever? Pick up this unforgettable tale and find out for yourself!
The Wild Robot Escapes Teaching Activities
Book Unit Samples
This sample includes
- Vocabulary Practice for Chapters 1-6
- Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-6
- Constructed Response Question – Setting
Teaching Idea #3 ~ Wild Robot Snack
How cute is this! Create a healthy snack that looks like a robot using applesauce, raisins, and a juice box. Your students will love this!
Teaching Idea #4 ~ Peter Brown Website
Peter Brown not only wrote The Wild Robot but illustrated it as well. Viewers can see the process Peter Brown went through to write The Wild Robot Escapes. Check out his research process, story map, plot points, and illustrations.
Teaching Idea #5 ~ Pros and Cons of Creating Intelligent Machines
Have students debate the pros and cons of creating intelligent machines.
- Intelligent machines can help us do things that are dangerous or difficult for humans to do. They can explore space or deep underwater.
- Robots can perform tasks more efficiently than humans making our lives easier and more productive.
- They can also help us learn new things and expand our knowledge.
- Robots could pose a threat to humans.
- Using robots can lead to job loss as they replace human workers.
- Some people may feel uncomfortable or even scared of intelligent machines. They worry that they could take over our lives.
Teaching Idea #6 ~ Unanswered Questions
- Chapter 90 asks these questions:
If you’re like me, reader, you still have a lot of questions. How long will Roz live? Will she ever see another human, or another robot? What joys and sorrows lie ahead for her?
The book ends with Roz on the island with her friends, but it is unclear what her long-term fate will be.
- Will she continue to live on the island and protect her animal friends?
- Will she be discovered by humans and face new challenges?
What will happen to the robot factory and the other robots there?
- Will the other robots remain under human control, or will they join Roz in seeking freedom?
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The Wild Robot Escapes Novel Study includes vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, constructed response writing, and skill practice.