WRITING “SQUEAKING” GOOD MOUSE SENTENCES
FOR 1ST GRADE STUDENTS
“EEK, There’s a Mouse in the House.” is the second story in Theme 6 of Houghton Mifflin’s Reading Series for 1st Grade. Students love the rhyming text and increasing chaos of this story of a mouse in a house. It is a great opportunity to develop their writing skills about how mice can move, speak, and live or what they would do to solve the problem of the story.
I recommend you might want to begin with a good fun story about mice are:
• The Mouse and the Lion
• The Princess Mouse
• Mouse and the Moon
• Martin’s Mice (a longer novel)
• Front Cover
• Lesson Objectives
• Some Squeaking Good Sentence(s) Ideas For the Teacher: This page gives you, the teacher, some vocabulary ideas to help your students brainstorm a variety of “key” words they could use in their sentence(s).
• Create Some Squeaking Good Sentence(s): You can use this page to demonstrate how sentences can be made from their “key” words. You can use this on your overhead projecter/smartboard for whole group instruction.
• Student Sentence(s) Organizer: On this page your students choose their own “key” words. They write them in the spaces above the appropriate boxes. Your student can then use their words to make a sentence/s depending on their writing level. You would want to demonstrate this the first few times and walk your students through the writing process. If you want this could be their rough draft copy, as a final sheet is supplied at the end of this document.
• Teacher Sentence Organizer: You, the teacher can use this as a black line master to make up your own sentence organizer design.
• Final Neat Proof Copy. Students can copy their corrected sentences and draw a picture of their writing. It can be added to their portfolio as a finished piece of work.