I love reading this story aloud to my students, but I also like to keep them accountable by having them answer a question after each chapter is read. Instead of the typical comprehension questions, I created this *FREE* 2-page worksheet of creative thinking questions. They are open-ended and allow students' minds to wander... in a good way! :)
There are 13 questions, one for each chapter. Read a chapter (or assign for students to read to themselves) and then students may answer the question number that corresponds with that chapter. I always encourage students to write in complete sentences, but this isn't necessary for struggling writers.
Here's a sample of the first few questions:
1. Mrs. Gridley did not want to stay at the motel. Would your mom have reacted the way Mrs. Gridley did to the motel? Why or why not?
2. If you stayed at the motel, which one of your belongings might a mouse like to play with?
3. Imagine that you are a mouse at the motel, and you hear Ralph in the wastebasket. How would you help him escape?
I have no Common Core or TNReady standard to go along with this "assessment." It's meant to encourage students to think creatively, apply the text to their own lives, and articulate their opinions, for which I cannot find a standard. And that's ok with me! No prep work on your end; print and go with this one. Hope you and your students enjoy this resource!