Have you read any books from the Mercy Watson collection? Second graders love this pig and all of her funny adventures! Mercy is always ready for adventure and she does not disappoint!
MERCY WATSON by Kate Dicamillo
Your students are guaranteed to fall in love with this “porcine wonder!” There are six books in the series and my students could not get enough! This is the first series I ever had students “fight” over. Since my students kept racing to the media center to check them out, I wised up and checked ALL OF THEM out myself for the classroom. Literally, within two weeks every student had read every Mercy Watson book!
Mercy Watson Thinks Like A Pig
They craved the books as much as Mercy craved buttery toast! These early chapter books keep them engaged as they see how scared of the dark Mercy is and how much she loves buttery popcorn! The Watson’s adore Mercy and treat her like a human, she even has her own room!
Ultimately, I can’t decide which I loved more, when Mercy dresses as a princess (Halloween) or when she outwits animal control!
Even though they do not need to be read in order, here is the Mercy Watson book order:
(2005) Mercy Watson to the Rescue
(2006) Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
(2006) Mercy Watson Fights Crime
(2007) Mercy Watson, Princess in Disguise
(2008) Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig
Mercy Watson Reading Level Fountas and Pinnell
Kate Dicamillo has written precious read-alouds that are also perfect for new readers to explore chapter books. Mercy Watson to the Rescue reading level 450L Lexile level or 2.7 reading level. If you are looking for the mercy watson reading level fountas and pinnell, it is Level K. If you would like to see other reading books in this level, I have attached their chart.
Try Mercy Watson Worksheets
To get my students excited about reading, I made a bookmark for them to check the books off as they read the series. Grab your freebie and watch them read away!
I usually do the first two books with my whole class. Then I let my higher groups go on and finish the series, completing the handouts independently. This series has really turned many students into avid readers! I love watching them become excited about books!
Mercy Watson Lesson Plans
This unit is perfect for integrating reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar making it a complete language arts tool.
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