Lexile Level: 280L
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems is a great book to read aloud in an early elementary classroom. Young students enjoy the characters Mo Willems creates and the silly nature of his stories. This book naturally engages students with its playful structure that encourages students to respond to the characters. Teachers can easily use this book to model and teach fluency skills by voicing each character differently and using emotion when reading aloud. Young readers can explore this text individually after it has been introduced to the class to develop their literacy skills.Teachers could also use free videos of this book being narrated to introduce students to this book and to examples of fluency.