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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Super Pack
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.
Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
- 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
- and More!
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Comprehension Strategy Resources
All comprehension strategy packs come complete with a step by step strategy lesson plan, guided page by page think sheet, answer key, text based reader's notebook prompt, and complete common core alignment
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.
Making Predictions with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie may as well have been designed for a lesson 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.
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.
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.
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.
A step by step lesson plan, interactive activity, and set of resources to help students learn about words in the context of their reading. Each package helps readers practice naming, noticing, and using specific words parts and patterns.
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.
Each package includes a list of specific vocabulary words found within the book and a set of resources to help students build their vocabulary, practice using new words, and to become more aware of new vocabulary while working and reading independently.
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.