Ridiculously Needy Mouse

Character 13

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.


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