Mouse Paint Resource Set

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Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Invite students to follow the escapades of three adventurous mice as they discover what happens when two colors of paint are mixed. Students will learn how to determine importance by paying close attention to the details in the story and have the opportunity to synthesize as they learn more about the characters in Mouse Paint.

Teach with Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

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 Identifying Syllables Count
  • 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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Common Core Alignment
  • Asking Questions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.5 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Determining Importance: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Predictions: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Synthesizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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    Mouse Paint Resource Set

    Asking Questions with Mouse Paint

    Mouse Paint is a great choice for readers learning to ask questions while reading. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help readers ask questions about the plot and characters. You can also use the resource set to help readers think about the types of questions that can expand their comprehension of the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.5 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Determining Importance with Mouse Paint

    Use this determining importance lesson plan and set of resources to support readers as they identify important characters and events that impact the mice throughout the story.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Making Predictions with Mouse Paint

    Mouse Paint is the perfect anchor text for students learning to make predictions while reading. Colorful drawings and a repetitive story structure help students predict what will happen next, deepening student engagement with this memorable book.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Synthesizing with Mouse Paint

    Use this lesson plan and set of resources to help students synthesize character development story in order to understand how characters and their opinions of those characters can change as they read the text.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.6 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Understanding Text Structure with Mouse Paint

    This well-loved story offers students several opportunities to practice comprehension through basic text structures. The page-by-page mini lesson included in this resource set teaches students about problem and solution, description, sequencing, and cause and effect.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8

    Mouse Paint 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.

    Mouse Paint Running Record

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

    Mouse Paint Word Work

    Use Mouse Paint to name and notice the use of adjectives while reading. This Word Work lesson plan and set of resources provide readers with ample opportunity to identify syllable counts in words within the context of the story. You can find these lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets in your Super Pack, or download the individual Word Work package now.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.1.3 RF.1.4

    Mouse Paint Vocabulary Connections

    Help your students to build their vocabulary by focusing on the interesting and more challenging words used in Mouse Paint. Download this Vocabulary Connections package and get fun resources and activities to support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. These resources are also included in the Super Pack.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6

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