Free Downloadable Discussion Guide and Printable Activity Inspired by The Good Egg
by Alana Pedalino
After leaving its chaotic carton behind, the Good Egg’s nerves are a bit cracked, but that doesn’t stop the Good Egg from embarking on a journey of self-discovery! By the end of the story, the Good Egg rejoins its friends with a new lease on life—and a smooth shell to match.
To help your class understand the Good Egg’s positive transformation, encourage students to illustrate how the Good Egg felt at the beginning, middle, and end of the story using this free downloadable Tracking Story Elements activity. It was inspired by kindergarten teacher Beth S. Prince, who appears in this week’s Book Talks teacher review video!
The activity fits perfectly within a broader class discussion on The Good Egg—particularly about making text-to-self connections, such as:
• Thinking about the times we’ve been good eggs
• Coming up with self-care habits
• Practicing how to handle tough situations with peers
Download the free discussion guide—also inspired by Beth—to use with your students:
How did your students’ activity sheets turn out? How do your students practice self-care? We’d love to hear from you! If you’re able, please share on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
If you’re looking for more ways to use Jory John and Pete Oswald’s hilarious and emotionally resonant books in your class, check out a free downloadable activity about practicing good choices inspired by The Bad Seed, which was a previous Book of the Week.