Looking for a fun but challenging book for middle grades? Consider this!
This packet contains 93 pages of ready-to-use materials designed for teachers with students in grades 4-7 who are reading the popular 2016 novel, Word of Mouse, written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. The activities in the student booklet are designed to support CCSS. Included in this packet are:
1. teacher tips
2. a list of Common Core State Standards for grades 4-7 that are supported in this packet
3. ready-to-use, 30 page student booklet master
4. culminating activities (4 pages)
5. answer key
6. vocabulary lists and games to go with each assignment
The 30 page student booklet divides the text into seven weekly reading assignments of about 40 pages each (some more, some less). Each assignment provides questions and activities to enhance understanding and to enrich the reading experience. The student activities are designed to be both fun and instructive. Reading and writing skills/crafts that are practiced in this packet include recognizing figurative language (idioms, puns, similes, metaphors, personification, & onomatopoeia), visualizing/sketching, genre, vocabulary extension, explaining/describing/clarifying, inferring, demonstrating comprehension, summary writing, recognizing character traits, and understanding the author’s purpose and theme. Occasional mini-lessons and class discussions on some of the writing crafts and techniques introduced may be necessary depending on the skills of the students. However, most of the student booklet should be able to be completed independently by students and could be used for homework or classwork.
NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS A NOVEL STUDY INTENDED FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE READING THE BOOK INDEPENDENTLY. IF YOU ARE WANTING TO USE WORD OF MOUSE AS A READ-ALOUD, YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT LISTEN-AND-RESPOND PACKET FOR WORD OF MOUSE. THAT NOVEL STUDY IS DESIGNED SPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS TO USE AS THEY LISTEN TO THE BOOK BEING READ ALOUD.
WORD OF MOUSE…in a Nutshell
Word of Mouse, published in 2017 by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein, makes a fun, yet challenging, read for book clubs and is enthusiastically enjoyed by boys and girls alike. The main character, Isaiah, is an electric blue mouse that spouts words of wisdom much like the precepts to live by found in the beloved book, Wonder. Full of charisma and action, this mouse can inspire not only his fellow mice, but also whole classrooms of middle grade students. His adventures will thrill students and keep them on the edge of their seats.
If you are looking for a fun book for your class that will challenge them with new vocabulary and inspire them to be the best they can be, do them a big favor and choose this!
Appropriate listening for all levels; reading level is 6th grade.
Available in hardcover, paperback, & audio for purchase and for rent or from the library. (NOTE: the book is not included in this packet)
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