POW! A Peanuts Collection

Make a study of Charles M. Scultz's famous comic strip Peanuts in your language arts class. Class members read and discuss the baseball-themed book POW! A Peanuts Collection. After talking about themes and vocabulary, they complete Charlie Brown activities, including research reports and writing assignments.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • The plan offers several writing assignments; allow learners to pick a favorite of the four
  • Invite pupils to discuss the book in small groups before coming together as a whole class
Classroom Considerations

  • You'll need to purchase copies of POW! A Peanuts Collection for your class to read
  • Many of the activities need to be fleshed out with additional scaffolding; you may, for example, wish to create graphic organizers for students to use when preparing their writing assignments
Pros

  • Comes with various research report ideas and writing prompts to enrich the analysis of Peanuts
  • Learners will enjoy reading these comics, and will be engaged in the discussion and related Charlie Brown activities
Cons

  • None