The novel study to the second Commander in Cheese book is finally here! Ava and Dean are back with more adventures in store! This time we get to explore the West Wing and learn the history of the Oval Office along with this dynamic duo. Lindsey Leavitt's second book in this series,
Check out my novel study for the first book here: Commander in Cheese: The Big Move Novel Study
The Oval Office Escape, is just as cute and action packed as the first book. My students adored this book and begged me to read "just one more chapter" each day.
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The 7 reading response sheets include questions focused on each chapter including:
inferential questions, literal questions, predicting, making connections, retelling, and figurative language.
The 2 informational paired passages focus on comprehension, finding evidence in the text, and making historical connections.
Table of Contents:
This is a 15 page pdf including:
Page 1: Cover
Page 2: Table of Contents
Page 3: Want to see more?
Page 4: About the Author
Page 5-6: Vocabulary
Vocabulary is organized by chapter and also includes names of important people and places within that chapter if you would like to do a mini lesson.
Page 7: Chapters 1&2
Page 8: Chapter 3
Page 9: Chapter 4
Page 10: Chapters 5&6
Page 11: Chapter 7
Page 12: Chapters 8&9
Page 13: Chapter 10- Book Review
Page 14: Informational Passage: The Oval Office
Page 15: Informational Passage: Presidential Pets
Page 16: Student Work Samples
Page 17: Thank You
"Is the White House big enough for a family of mice . . . and a C-A-T?
For years, Ava and Dean have roamed the tunnels below the West Wing without fear. But now there’s a new pet in town, one that rhymes with hat and rat and whose name is spelled C-A-T. In the history of the White House, thirty-seven Squeakertons have died because a cat—shh, don’t say it out loud!—a C-A-T was hungry. Now Ava and Dean are worried that they might be added to that list. Will the Squeakerton siblings ever get to explore the White House again? Or is this game of C-A-T and mouse just too dangerous?"
Ava and Dean share facts from history within the story, and in the back of the book are facts for kids about the Oval Office, all about the White House, and president fun facts. I first heard about this book from Macy, the cute little girl featured on Ellen who is obsessed with presidents. : )
You could use this novel study whole group as you read the book aloud to your class like I did or you could use it in literature circles or strategy groups. This book is a quick read and you can find it on Amazon for $3.99 . Pick and choose which reading response sheets your students need to focus on, or do them all in a booklet format! Please contact me with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
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