Laura Numeroff's delightful books including "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and others are beloved by children everywhere. These stories are an excellent introduction to sequencing aspects and prediction. Your students will enjoy writing their own stories patterned after this series. The following piece was written by Mrs. Ahlbrecht's Class at Robert Frost Elementary School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota for "Apple Bytes". (Click on the link to see their other stories.) The follow-up Kidspiration activity can be used individually by students as a center activity or by the teacher as a shared writing activity with the class.
© Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Kidspired Tales 2002