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Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni is a sweet book of friendship. It is best suited for second to third grade students, and this Common Core aligned and comprehension focused unit includes before/during/after activities for guided reading groups, partners, mentor text lessons, and writing opportunities.
◼️I Know, I See, I Wonder (prereading)
◼️Vocabulary page and word cards for modeling
◼️Story Elements Anchor Chart
◼️Story Elements Organizer
◼️Making Inferences Anchor Chart
◼️My Inference (favorite scene)
◼️Comparing Leo Lionni’s Books
◼️Writing in Response to Reading
◼️Class Book Cover
◼️Writing page for Alexander’s New Friend
◼️What’s Close to Alexander’s Heart
20 pages total
This unit works well with literature circles or with partners in Daily 5. If you like the format of this unit or Leo Lionni's other books, be sure to check out the additional Leo Lionni titles available including Frederick, Fish is Fish, and Swimmy.
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