Library Mouse Resource Set

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Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

Perfect for drawing connections between reading writing, Daniel Kirk’s Library Mouse is a delightful anchor text for comprehension strategy work and to inspire your students to become writers.

Teach with Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
  • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
  • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
  • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Vowel Combination “ou”
  • Interactive Vocabulary Games and Activities
  • Running Record Assessment
  • Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment
  • Extension Activities for Early Finishers
  • Answer Keys
  • Complete Common Core Alignment
  • and More!
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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.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Determining Importance: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.6 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.7 SL.2.1b SL.2.2 SL.2.3 W.2.8
  • Synthesizing: 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
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.4 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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    Library Mouse Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Library Mouse

    Build on your students' natural curiosity about what is happening at the library with this asking questions mini lesson to use with Daniel Kirk's Library Mouse.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Determining Importance with Library Mouse

    Teach your readers to pay attention to the clues author Daniel Kirk uses to highlight the important information in Library Mouse. Careful readers will use the repeated words and details in the illustrations to help construct meaning.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Identifying the Author's Purpose with Library Mouse

    Daniel Kirk sets a clear purpose for writing Library Mouse which makes this text and mini lesson perfect for students beginning strengthen their reading comprehension by identifying the author's purpose.
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Synthesizing with Library Mouse

    While reading Library Mouse, students will have an opportunity to combine what they know about libraries with what they learn about Sam and the mysterious new books that keep appearing on the shelves. Tracking how their thinking changes as new information from the story is added will help them understand the story more fully.
    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

    Understanding Text Structure with Library Mouse

    Paying attention to the sequential text structure Daniel Kirk used when writing Library Mouse will help your students become better readers (and may inspire them to become writers as well!).
    Common Core Alignment:

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

    Library Mouse 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.

    Library Mouse Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Library Mouse. 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.

    Library Mouse Common Core Aligned Comprehension Assessment

    Use this Common Core aligned comprehension assessment to evaluate students' comprehension of Library Mouse.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes comprehension strategy practice pages, Reader's Notebook prompts (complete with Spanish Common Core "I Can" statements), and extension activities for use with Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Super Pack for this book.

    Library Mouse Word Work - Vowel Combination “ou”

    Library Mouse is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, but it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about the vowel combination “ou”. Either download the Library Mouse Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.2.3 RF.2.4

    Library Mouse Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Library Mouse, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download the Library Mouse Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6

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