really enjoyed participating in the Mouse Tales Project. We read
many books by Laura Numeroff. We enjoyed learning about stories
that were circle stories. We started our unit off by reading the
story If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. We talked about what a
circle story was, worked on sequencing, and worked on
second week of our unit we read If You Take a Mouse to School.
Ms. Fincher then read us If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. We
then used a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the two
partnered up and wrote our own versions of these stories. Each
group decided if they wanted to write a story about If You Give
or If You Take. The stories turned out to be great stories.
to type our stories we used the software
Scholastic Keys, which we
had won from the
Chocolate Stories Internet Project. We had a great time
illustrating our stories using the program.
2.2.2. State the purpose for reading
2.2.5 Restate facts and details in the text to clarify and
2.2.6 Recognize cause and effect relationships in a text
2.4.2 Organize related ideas together to maintain a consistent
2.4.3 Find ideas for writing stories and descriptions in
pictures and books
2.4.5 Use a computer to draft, revise, and publish writing
2.5.1 Write brief narratives based on their experiences that: move through
a logical sequence of events and describe the setting,
characters, objects, and events in detail
2.5.5 Use descriptive word when writing
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more pictures and information about our project.