These Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon activties are perfect book activities for doing after enjoying the book.
They are also perfect for celebrating the 2021 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Day.
Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon Book
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Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang is the story of young Amy trying to craft the just right dragon in her mind. But, her classmates don’t think it looks like a dragon. After school, Amy’s grandma tells her story that helps her get a good picture of exactly how she wants her dragon to look.
Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon Book Activities
- Amy Wu can’t make the creation she wants in the time allotted. And, that can feel frustrating and disappointing. Have you ever felt like you didn’t have enough time to do something you really wanted to do or finish? Turn to a partner and share. You could also make a big list of activities that the children share.
- Amy Wu’s classmates don’t think her dragon looks correct? Why? How does this make Amy feel?
- How does Amy Wu’s grandma help her with her dragon creation?
- How did Amy Wu’s classmates respond to her dragon creation when she returned to class the next day?
Discuss the following vocabulary in the story. Printable word cards are included in the free resource pack below.
Rhyming Activity- Dragon’s Wagon
Students will listen to two words and decide if they rhyme or not.
For this activity you will need the free printable that you can access below. Print, cut the picture pair cards, and laminate for durability.
Hold up one pair of picture icons. Name the words and have the students listen to see if they rhyme. If the pair of words rhyme, they get to place it in Dragon’s wagon. If they don’t rhyme, add them to a discard pile. Continue with the remaining picture pair cards.
Extension Idea: Have students generate another word that rhymes with each rhyming pair.
Make a Dragon
In the story, postage stamps, daisies, paint, beads, fabric, glitter, and more are used to create dragons.
At the back of the book, instructions are included for making your own dragon.
Eastern Dragons and Western Dragons Reads
Back matter also includes an introduction to the Eastern dragon which is a symbol of good luck and strength in many cultures. Read more books featuring the Eastern dragon.
How To Catch a Dragon by Adam Wallace
Gondra’s Treasure by Linda Sue Park
Western dragons usually have wings and breathe fire. Stories about Western dragons are usually depicted as greedy, residing in caves, and adoring treasure. Read more books featuring Western dragons.
The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
More Dragon Reads
In Long Goes to Dragon School by Helen H. Wu, we meet Long (Chinese word for dragon) who is off to dragon school. The professor announces that the dragons are there to discover their unique talents. And, their first lesson is using fire breath to cook. But, Long doesn’t breathe fire but rather water. Can he use his unique talent to cook food? Don’t miss sliding off the book jacket of the book to reveal a poster. I love a book with a bonus!
Get the Printable Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon Activities
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More Amy Wu Activities With Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao
Enjoy another Amy Wu book by Kat Zhang. Read Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao and then use our Book Dive with the book.
Read the first book featuring Amy Wu. It’s Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao. It’s one of our Book Dives. Printable activities to build phonological awareness, literacy skills, vocabulary, comprehension, and more are included. It’s just one of many Book Dives I have available to you.—>Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao Book Dive
Enjoy getting to know Amy Wu in these two books.