This gently humorous story of a boy and his snake introduces basic information about the reptile and reinforces prediction skills.
Standard: Students will learn about and experiment with prediction.
What Happened Here?
Encourage your students to use their imaginations, and flex their prediction muscles!
- Show your class the cover of Robert and the Snake Escape.
- Ask each student to write a paragraph or two about what they think the story will be about.
- One at a time, have each student read his or her account aloud.
- Hold a class discussion about how their predictions are similar and how they are different.
- You may wish to hold onto the paragraphs until your class has read the book, at which point you can compare them to the actual story.
Activity: Think Like a Snake!
Sally ends up in a warm and cozy place, because Mr. Soler knows a lot about snakes. Where else might Sally have been comfortable?
- Make a list of facts about snakes presented in Robert and the Snake Escape.
- Talk about the types of environments that Sally would like and would not like.
- Write two headings on your blackboard and ask your students to predict the places in your school where Sally might want to hide and places that she would avoid.
- To extend this activity, you might ask students to predict where other animals might hide in your school. Try to include distinct animals such as guinea pigs, fish, bats, etc.
Other Books About Snakes
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Outside and Inside Snakes
by Sandra Markle
An award-winning author tackles a slippery subject with accessible language and incredible photos.
Amazing Snakes (Eyewitness Juniors)
by Alexandra Parsons
In this volume, snakes get the "Eyewitness" treatment: information-packed text and wonderful photographs.
Other Robert Books by Barbara Seuling
Oh No, It's Robert
Robert and the Great Pepperoni
Teaching plan written by Rebecca GÃ³mez.