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  • 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
  • Making Connections: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Making Inferences: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 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.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Retelling & Summarizing: L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
  • Word Work: RF.1.3 RF.1.4
  • Vocabulary: L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
  • The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear Super Pack


    The Little Mouse loves to eat big red juicy strawberries, but so does the big hungry bear. Early readers will enjoy predicting all the ways the mouse might try to keep his strawberry safe from the bear. In addition to beginner lessons on making predictions, this book is an excellent foundation for lessons on retelling and summarizing, making inferences and asking questions.

    Get everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction using The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

    • Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
    • Page by Page Guided Think Sheets
    • Text Based Reader’s Notebook Prompts
    • Word Work Lesson Plan and Activities for Beginning Consonants (b, h, m, s)
    • 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 The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear


    This is an excellent text to use to begin demonstrating how asking questions can enhance comprehension for your students. Since the book is very straightforward, readers can begin practicing asking questions by identifying small details about the characters, the setting or the plot that they would like to know more about.
    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
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    Making Connections with The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear


    This lesson plan uses The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear to show students how they can make connections between their developed knowledge and the text. Readers will be able to use the common emotions and animals in the story to make connections.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Making Inferences with The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear


    This lesson plan is a good resource for introducing early readers to the practice of making inferences while reading. To infer how the mouse might be feeling or thinking at specific points in the story, students will be asked to draw on their own experiences during a time when they were afraid. Readers will also work to identify what words and descriptions help them infer meaning and deepen their understanding.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Making Predictions with The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear


    With each new method the little mouse attempts to keep his prized strawberry from the big hungry bear, students will practice making logical predictions about what the mouse will choose to do and how it will work out.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.3 RL.1.4 RL.1.7 RL.1.9 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    Retelling and Summarizing with The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear


    This book is ideal for early readers who are practicing to summarize their reading. The simple series of events in this story is easy for a reader to follow, and each page gives the reader a visual clue to aid in retelling.
    L.1.6 RF.1.1 RF.1.2 RL.1.1 RL.1.10 RL.1.2 RL.1.3 RL.1.7 SL.1.1b SL.1.2 SL.1.3 SL.1.5 W.1.5 W.1.8
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    The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear 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.
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    The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear Running Record


    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear. 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.
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    Word Work

    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.

    The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear Word Work - Beginning Consonants (b, h, m, s)


    Make classroom reading time even more productive by using The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear to teach word study. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about beginning consonants (b, h, m, s). 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.
    RF.1.3 RF.1.4
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    Vocabulary Connections

    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.

    The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear Vocabulary Connections


    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear? 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.
    L.1.4a L.1.5c L.1.6
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