Do you read ”If You Give A Mouse A Cookie?” by Laura Numeroff?
It’s one of my kiddos' favorites and perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards.
With that in mind, I designed this quick, easy and fun Cookie Mouse “slider” craftivity, that will help your students retell the story in the proper order.
There are several mouse options. I’ve included a large, full-page pattern for teachers, as well as a smaller, 2-on-a-page pattern for your students.
Children color the story elements on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together.
As they pull on the end of the “slider” the various pictures go through the cookie “window”, so that children can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take their mouse home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.
Storytelling sliders are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension.
I’ve included a “sequence the story” slider activity for this, where students color and trim the picture “windows” then glue them in the correct order on the blank slider strip.
You also have the option to do the regular slider with the story graphics in the appropriate order, then assess comprehension afterwards, using the “Sequence the Story” worksheet.
I introduce the lesson by reading "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie", then share my completed "slider craftivity” with my students.
So that you can quickly, and easily make an example, I’ve included a full-color slider pattern.
After I read the story, we retell the tale together, using the picture prompts on my cookie mouse.
Have children guess which story element they think comes next before you pull the picture through the “window”.
My students now know what’s expected of them, and are very excited to transition to making a Cookie Mouse story slider of their own.
I’ve also included a “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet, as another way to check comprehension plus practice sequential writing, hopefully using a variety of ordinal numbers or other transitions.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy story sliders as much as mine do.
If there's a story you'd like to have a slider for, I do take requests. Simply leave a note in the "Ask a Question" section, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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