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Enemy Pie


Derek Munson
Book Description:


  • It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became Enemy Number One. Luckily, Dad has a surefire way to get rid of enemies—Enemy Pie. But one of the secret ingredients is spending an entire day with the enemy!


Academic Objective(s):


  • ELA2R4h: The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text. The student makes connections between texts and/or personal experiences.

  • ELA2R4e: The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text. The student summarizes text content.

  • ELA2R4b: The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text. The student makes predictions from text content.

  • ELA2W1a: The student begins to demonstrate competency in the writing process. The student writes texts of a length appropriate to address a topic and tells a story.

  • ELA2W1d: The student begins to demonstrate competency in the writing process. The student creates graphic features (charts, posters, tables, graphs)


Brilliant Star Objective(s):


  • Friends: Students will be able to distinguish traits that make a good friend and how friends should be treated.


Readability Level: 3.2
Vocabulary:



Before Reading:


  • What is an enemy?

  • What might “enemy pie” be?

  • How might an enemy act?

  • Can you tell what a person is like by looking at her or him? How?


During Reading:


  • Why did the boy need an enemy list?

  • What kinds of things are in enemy pie?

  • How was the pie going to work for the boy?

  • What did the boy have to do to get his enemy back?

  • What kinds of things did the boy and Jeremy do together?

  • Why did the boy tell Jeremy to hold before he would let him into the treehouse?

  • What did the boy learn about Jeremy during dinner?


After Reading:


  • What did the boy learn about Jeremy – his enemy?

  • How did the boy fix or resolve his issues with his enemy?

  • What would you have done, that was not mean, to deal with your enemy?


Follow-Up Activities:


  • Have students make a class friendship chain. Invite students to watch for instances in which classmates are being a friend and then write what they saw on a link – adding for each friend sighting.

  • Have students make “Wanted – Best Friend” posters. Discuss desirable qualities of a best friend and they types of pictures they might draw to illustrate the posters.
  • Have students brainstorm of list of “friendly” words, phrases, and actions, concentrating on words that demonstrate community, illustrate peacemaking, offer compliments, and unite the class as a group. Have students put these on display, using sentence strips, construction paper, balloons, etc., around the classroom.

  • Present math lesson on fractions.


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