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Town Mouse and Country Mouse Fable PowerPoint, Google Slides® and Worksheets

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Google Apps™
35+ (slides and printables)
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Use this literature resource for the fable The Town Mouse and Country Mouse to practice comprehension skills while using technology skills. This hybrid resource includes an animated PowerPoint of the fable, a Google Slides® student resource and over ten printables!


Start with the animated PowerPoint with sound to introduce the fable of The Town Mouse and Country Mouse to the whole group. Use the PowerPoint as a SHARED READING or an INTERACTIVE READ ALOUD. Presenter’s Notes guide the teacher with instructions on how to start the animations and advance the slides. Questions for prior knowledge, checking comprehension and student engagement are included in the Presenter’s Notes.

Then, assign the Google Slides® Student Resource to your students. The 13 slide interactive resource supports the common core literature standards for third grade. Students interact with the slides by entering text, dragging objects or inserting images. Speaker Notes guide the students with more instructions and information. Each slide also has a VIDEO link for instructional support. Slides are self-paced and can be done individually, cooperative groups or whole class. Answer Key and Scoring Guide are included for the Google Slides® Student Resource.


♦ Slide 1: Town Mouse and Country Mouse Cover

♦ Slide 2: Instructions for Students

♦ Slide 3: Elements of a Folktale (comparing fables, fairy tales, myths, and legends)

♦ Slide 4: The entire text of the fable Town Mouse and Country Mouse

♦ Slide 5: Story Map

♦ Slide 6: Vocabulary Practice

♦ Slide 7: Character Traits of Country Mouse

♦ Slide 8: Character Traits of Town Mouse

♦ Slide 9: Character Traits Cause and Effect

♦ Slide 10: Examining the Moral

♦ Slide 11: Answer Questions by Citing Evidence

♦ Slide 12: Compare and Contrast Country and City

♦ Slide 13: Compare and Contrast Real Mice and Fable Mice

There are separate versions for the desktop version Google Slides® and the iPad® version of Google Slides®.


Use the 11 included printables can be used in various ways: independent classwork, small group work, homework or as extensions. They are similar to but not copies of the Google Slides® Student Resource. The printables are for additional practice for answering questions with text evidence, character analysis, comparing and contrasting, and explaining the moral of the fable. Include are suggestions for use and answer key.


♦ Copy of the fable The Town Mouse and Country Mouse

♦ 10 Comprehension Questions

♦ Character Description of Country Mouse

♦ Character Description of Town Mouse

♦ Hot Seat Role Play Activity

♦ Central Message/Moral of the Story

♦ Illustrating a Quote from the Fable

♦ Compare and Contrast The Town Mouse and Country Mouse to another fable


In the Google Slides® Student Resource, the Instructions for Students slide gives detailed directions on how to work with the slides. All the slides provide additional instructions and more information to the student in the SPEAKER NOTES section of each slide (similar to the Presenter's Notes area in PowerPoint).

In addition to the SPEAKER NOTES, the slides have VIDEO links to support student understanding of citing evidence, comparing and contrasting, story maps, cause and effect, character traits and more. The videos are linked or shared through safeshare.tv for kid-friendly viewing.


* Instructions for Using the PowerPoint

* Suggestions for Using the Printables

* a PDF ReadMe File includes instructions and information pertinent to moving the Google Slides® Student Resource to your Google Drive®

* how to assign the file in Google Classroom® (with a video link on how to set up Google Classroom®)

* how to use Google Classroom®

* how to use Google Slides®

* how to use an Interactive Digital Notebook

* a list of the slides and their content

* an answer key

* a printable scoring guide


* 1 PowerPoint of The Town Mouse and Country Mouse

* PowerPoint Presenter’s Notes

* PDF with all the Printables

* PDF ReadMe File to the link for Google Slides® Student Resource

* PDF Copy of each slide for reference

* PDF Printable Copy of the Google Slides® Speaker Notes for reference

* PDF Instructions on how to move Google Slides® to other platforms (NearPod®, SeeSaw®, etc.)

What are some advantages for going PAPERLESS with a digital resource?

→ with Google Classroom, you can view your students work live from your computer or device

→ students turn in work digitally for you to grade

→ students can log in at home or anywhere to complete assignments

→ students utilize 21st-century learning tools

→ students prepare for similar tasks they will encounter with online standardized tests

→ student motivation is high

→ replaces traditional paper/pencil tasks practice pages

→ promotes the 4Cs of Technology Integration: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity


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Total Pages
35+ (slides and printables)
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


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