Sunday, April 7, 2013

Writing Prompt Freebie (The Little Engine That Could)

Hi there! Just a quick post tonight.  This week we will be reading Watty Piper's The Little Engine That Could.  If you are familiar with the story (and I'm sure that you probably are...) then you are aware of the "never give up" theme throughout the book.  I plan to have my kids reflect for a few minutes tomorrow about a time when they were persistent about something or about something they want to do but aren't sure they actually can.  We will probably "think, pair, share" for a bit and then I whipped up this prompt page for them to work on at writing station as an extension.  If you think you can use it then you can click on the image or {here} to download a copy.

By the way, have you seen the movie that came out a few years ago?  It is very different from the book.  We are going to watch it later this week and compare and contrast the two versions!
The Little Engine That Could
Amazon even has the movie for rent on instant download here:
Have a great week!


  1. Thanks so much!! I used to love reading this to my kids!!! Now they are 26 and 29!!! What a nice memory and a nice freebie!! Thanks! Amy :)

  2. Hi,

    When I looked at this I just laughed as I had posted this on my personal facebook page to try and get through last week. :)
    Thanks for sharing. It is so cute!

    :) Shelley
    The Perks of Teaching Primary

  3. Thanks so much! Going to do it this week as an ending activity!


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