If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Book Synopsis: A boy gives a mouse a cookie and finds out that doing one thing leads to another!
Instructional Focus: (Numbers are for the Virginia Standards of Learning, generally Reading/English)
Cause and Effect (4.5G, 5.5J) Problem and Solution(2.8F, 3.5H, 4.5E) Predictions (K9C, 1.9D, 2.8A, 3.5C, 4.5I, 5.5K)
Creating the Costume: A tan shirt with tan tights plus those overalls again brought this costume together. Once again, felt, hot glue and a headband we used to make the ears.
Delivery: I’ve used this book for what seems like ages to work on cause and effect. It uses a lot of if/then so it’s easy for the students to determine cause and effect. It’s also a fun text structure for students to follow in order to write their own “If you give _____ a _______.” story.