Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Close Reading: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
This lesson allows the students to retell a story and determine the main idea and details in a text. Through several readings, the students will increase their comprehension of the text and the central message: the significance of memories and the importance of friendship. The students will be encouraged to answer and discuss higher order questions and later develop their own opinion of the text. Includes graphic organizers, writing rubrics, discussion questions, vocabulary, assessment, accommodations.

Four Metaphor Poetry
This writing activity stresses the skillful creation of metaphors.

Opening Doors to Social Studies with Children's Literature
Five activities to accompany Mem Fox's Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge , including ties to history, character education, and preserving memories.

Traveling Back in Time
Lesson includes pre-reading and post-reading questions, assessment, handout to send home. Designed for grades K-2.

What's a Memory? activity
Students listen to the story. Then, using the printable forms provided, they write about different memories. Adobe Reader required for access.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Teaching resources include a video of actor Bradley Whitford reading the story aloud and additional activities , including discussion topics, research possibilities, and related titles. The video runs 5:13 and resides at YouTube. The additional activities require Adobe Reader for access.