3-Minute Teacher Review Video About Making Predictions, Sequencing, and Text-to-Self Connections
by Amaya Pegeron
“My students love this book because they can really engage…with predictions and story sequencing.…It really is a classic book that they just love reading and being a part of the read-aloud!” —Meredith Morgan
Meredith Morgan, a kindergarten teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area, reads If You Give a Mouse a Cookie to her students but with a fun twist. She turns the read-aloud into a guessing game! Meredith’s students love trying to figure out what Mouse will ask for next.
Watch Meredith’s teacher review video for more fun activity ideas for how to use If You Give a Mouse a Cookie in your classroom, including:
• Retelling and Sequencing: Start by having students draw their favorite scenes from the story; then collect your students’ drawings and work together as a class to put them in the same order as they happen in the book
• Introducing Sentence Stems: Grow students’ confidence in expressing themselves by focusing on phrases like “If you give Ms. Morgan a book…” to start sentences and explore different ways to finish the idea
• Identifying Text-to-Self Connections: Ask students to compare themselves to Mouse and point out how they are similar or different
Do you have ideas for how to use If You Give a Mouse a Cookie in the classroom that you’d like to share with other teachers? The Scholastic Book Clubs community would love to hear from you, so please share on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
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