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The Book: The Adventures of Prickly Porky
The Adventures of Prickly Porky was written by Thornton W. Burgess in 1916. In this story we are introduced to Prickly Porky who is new to the Green Forest. His arrival in the forest also brings a mystery, when Peter Cottontail is frightened by a headless, tailless, legless creature that comes rolling down the hill. We learn about friendship and standing by others as the animals try to discover who this new arrival really is.
We are in the process of putting together an ebook which will include a question guide and vocabulary list to help reading comprehension and prompt discussions. Once the ebook is available for purchase, we highly recommend using the guide side by side with the website. Below you will find some other resources available to help you teach the moral lessons from this story, as well as online activities and book suggestions.
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Thornton W. Burgess not only filled his stories with scientific knowledge about animals, he also gave his characters attributes and situations that help us teach about moral character. Each book contains a variety of traits that can be turned into discussions about proper behavior and attitudes.
Visit our character traits page to learn more.
► Popsicle stick porcupine craft
► Coping with being the “new kid.”
► What is the difference between being a bully and being mean?
► Teaching children not to bully
► Anti-bullying activities and lesson plans
► Make a prickly porcupine
► Quills and Thrills free porcupine activity worksheets
► Porcupine song
► Free folktale genre poster set
► Teaching tall tales
► Tall tales: Paul Bunyan
► Hyperbole lesson plans
► Porcupine word game puzzle
► Nocturnal animal crafts
► Powerpoint guidance lesson on how to deal with fear
► Fear in a Hat group exercise
Fun porcupine stuff!