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Mouse and the Motorcycle Novel Study Unit: comprehension, activities, tests

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58 MB|135 pages
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This novel study for The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary, contains 132 pages of resources, including comprehension, vocabulary, Common Core-aligned reading response activities, assessments, and more.

You will find this novel study easy to use because the layout is predictable and student-friendly, while the questions and activities are easily adaptable for every learner. All activities have the Common Core code listed in the bottom corner. Focus standards include figurative language, setting, character analysis, theme, and plot.

This is a no prep novel study that will engage and excite your students. Perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study.


♥BONUS digital version included, which works with Google Drive and contains eye-catching color versions of all resources.

♥Use paper or digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!


1) Student Chapter Packet

•Each section covers 2 chapters of the book and contains the following 6 parts.
→Quickwrite: Freewriting that warms up student brains before reading.
→2 sets of True/False, Sequencing, and/or Fill-in-the-blank questions.
→Standards Focus: an activity focused on Reading Literature standards.
→Comprehension and Analysis: 3 short answer questions.
→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.
→Vocabulary: 1 full page of activities based on dictionary practice, context clues, synonyms, and antonyms using chosen challenge words.

2) 19 Common Core aligned Reading Response Activities
•Questions and Answers
•Theme Thoughts
•Reading Highlights
•One Event: Three Effects
•Cause and Effect
•Character Changes
•Character Traits (2 versions)
•You vs. Character
•Who Said It? & Character Quotes
•Setting: The Five Senses-The Mountain View Inn at Night
•Figurative Language
•The Mouse and the Maid
•One Event: Two Points of View
•My Book Cover
•Reading Strategy: Predictions
•Mystery Words
•Would You Rather...?

3) Complete Vocabulary List
•Organized by chapter and page number
•Comes with and without definitions
•Comes with and without the word in context
•Teacher copy and Student copy

4) Vocabulary Review Packet
•2 pages of review for every 2 sections
•Skills include context clues, sentence writing, dictionary skills, and more

5) Student Bookmarks
•Use as references for plot, setting, and characters
•Attractive art and memorable quotes from the book

6) Vocabulary Cards
•Use as flash cards, direct instruction tool, or to play games
•Cards include vocabulary words and definitions

7) Culminating Project Choices
•10 creative projects for students to complete after the book

8) Student Packet Covers
•One each for the Chapter Packet, the Vocabulary Packet, and the Activity Packet

9) 3 Comprehension and Vocabulary Assessments
•Chapters 1-4, 5-8, and 9-13
•Matching, Multiple Choice, Fill in, and Short Answer

10) Easy planning
•Unit Map
•Table of Contents
•Teacher instructions
•Common Core standards included

11) Answer keys for everything

♥Please view my detailed preview for a closer look at this product!♥

NOTE: For the digital version, you will need Internet access and a free Google account. It will work on computers or iPads. (To use it on an iPad, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Then, upon purchasing, you will receive a secret link to the digital file, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the file on their computers or tablets. They can easily share their work with you as they go, all without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies.

This complete novel study is the best value for your money as it saves you over 10%. However, for ONLY individual components of this complete novel study, please click on the links below! (The following listings are for PAPER versions only.)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

The Mouse and the Motorcycle: Reading Response Activities and Projects

The Mouse and the Motorcycle: End of the Book Activities and Projects

The Mouse and the Motorcycle: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments

For a FREE SAMPLE of this novel study, click on the link below!

Mouse and the Motorcycle Novel Study Free Sample

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