Use The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood to strengthen your students comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.
This word work lesson plan and set of teaching resources use The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood as a springboard for instruction focused on consonants.
By anchoring word study to the text, students will benefit from seeing how beginning consonants (b, h, m, s) are used inside of the text before engaging in both guided and independent practice with consonants.
This set of vocabulary development resources for The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear highlights the words that are most important for students to know and understand while reading the book. Through engaging in fun word games, matching words to definitions and pictures, and practicing how to categorize words, students will develop the vocabulary necessary to comprehend this story and many others.
Use this Running Record to assess oral reading fluency with 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.