Problems, Solutions, and Predictions!
by Tatiana Florival with Scholastic Book Clubs Teacher Leana Malinowsky
Help your students practice making predictions about how characters will solve problems with this fun and simple tri-fold classroom activity inspired by Doctor De Soto, a Newbery Honor Book written and illustrated by William Steig.
When a fox comes to their dentist office with a painful toothache, the De Sotos—both mice—have to decide if they’ll put aside their “no dangerous animals” rule to help him.
Using their inferencing and sequencing skills, your students can practice predicting how different characters will solve the problems they encounter in Doctor De Soto. Encourage students to choose the character who is most interesting to them—Doctor De Soto, Mrs. De Soto, or the fox—then write and describe their predictions.
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