This is a unit I created to go along with our 3rd grade Houghton Mifflin Theme INCREDIBLE STORIES! Using THE SCHOOL MOUSE by Dick-King Smith, students practice vocabulary (using context clues and the dictionary), character (taking notes and making conclusions), and comprehension (recall, analysis, synthesis). There is one mid-way quiz and the final evaluation is a tic-tac-toe activity where students select projects to demonstrate their understanding of the book. We worked on it for about 2 1/2 weeks, about an hour a day. The entire packet is 10 student pages plus includes answer keys for the quiz and comprehension.