This is the ultimate Author Study of Kevin Henkes' "Mousedom" books. All of Kevein Henkes' Mouse books are included - Chrysanthemum; Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse; Owen; Julius, the Baby of the World; Sheila Rae, the Brave; Wemberly Worried; Chester's Way, Lilly's Big Day; and Weekend with Wendell.
This Author Study is designed around the Common Core and includes Readers' and Writers' Workshop lessons featuring "echoes across the day." Reading lessons focus on the reading strategies of making predictions and connetions and oral retellings. Writing examples of first grade student work with rubrics are included at each of the writing checkpoints. The work also includes many fun, creative activities and projects!
This unit has been taught for several years and has gone through many revisions. It is considered "tried and true." It is the highlight of the first grade year.