If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Resource Set

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

If you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll ask you for a glass of milk to go with it. If you give a mouse a glass of milk, he’ll ask you for a straw to go with the milk. And so it goes in this cause and effect story, which is the perfect resource for early readers who are practicing making predictions, retelling and summarizing, and asking questions to enhance comprehension.

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  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Mixed Short Vowels
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.9 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Making Predictions: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Word Work: RF.2.3 RF.2.4
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
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    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Resource Set

    Asking Questions with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    This book works well with a lesson on asking questions because readers will actively wonder what the mouse might request next and why. And, as the story unfolds, readers can answer the questions they asked on the previous pages.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.9 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Making Predictions with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is the perfect picture book to use for a mini lesson focused on making predictions. Early readers will be able to use the distinct cause and effect text structure to predict each of the mouse’s requests and whether the boy will fulfill those requests.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Retelling and Summarizing with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie pairs perfectly with a lesson on retelling and summarizing. This book works particularly well because readers have to focus on the sequence of each event in order to accurately retell and summarize the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    Understanding Text Structure with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    This lesson plan is helpful for developing readers who are working to identify and understand different text structures. Students will learn how to comprehend two different types of story structures when reading this book: cause and effect and sequence of events, which is demonstrated primarily through the book’s pictures.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Word Work - Mixed Short Vowels

    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using If You Give a Mouse a Cookie to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about mixed short vowels. To access these classroom-ready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual Word Work package or look for them in your Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Download this Vocabulary Builder for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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