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the wild robot

There is a lot to love about The Wild Robot. The robot-meets-nature storyline is sure to find an audience in even reluctant readers. For those that are still hesitant, one look at the beautiful illustrations and The Wild Robot is nearly irresistible. 

Perhaps my favorite thing about The Wild Robot, though, is the number of learning opportunities it creates. I think you could teach this book for years and go a different direction with it each time! 


One year you could focus on the obvious: robots. There are many opportunities for building, creating, and learning about engineering, programming, and artificial intelligence. Another year could focus on animal behaviors and adaptations. Through the characters introduced in The Wild Robot, you could study geese, wolves, bears, moose, beavers, or any number of other animals. You could learn about migration patterns, camouflage adaptations, habitats, and more. Yet another year could find you centering your study of the book on family and community. Students could do some deep thinking on what it means to love, to be a caregiver, and to form community bonds. And with its beautiful illustrations, I think The Wild Robot would be an excellent complement to an art or drawing study.

Looking for books to complement your study of The Wild Robot? Check out these titles.

The Wild Robot novel study
  • Ages 8 – 11
  • Lexile 740
  • 288 pages


      • Student Worksheet Packet (digital option)
            • Vocabulary

            • Chapter Questions

            • Discussion Questions

            • Focused Questions on Point of View, Latin Roots, and Synonyms and Antonyms

            • Bird Imprinting Minilesson

            • Writing and Drawing Prompts

            • Student Projects

        • Final Exam with Part A/Part B Questions (digital option, self-grading)

        • Vocabulary & Definition Cards (digital option)

        • Word Wall Cards

        • Character Matching Game

        • Q & A Dice Game

        • CCSS Checklists, Grades 3 – 5


      From Little, Brown and Company: The Wild Robot Book Club Guide

      From TeachingBooks.net: List of resources for The Wild Robot

      From Teaching and Technology Ideas: Classroom activity ideas for The Wild Robot

      The Wild Robot Global Read Aloud 2017 Hyperdoc: 7-week guide with vocabulary, activities, and STEM projects

      From The Book Sommelier: Four Short Films to Pair with The Wild Robot

      From TheClassroomBookshelf.com: Teaching Ideas and Invitations for The Wild Robot