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Ms.Wolfe's Classroom Books and Finds

I am a future elementary school teacher who loves to read and try new books both inside and outside of the classroom. This blog is dedicated to cataloging and keeping up with all the books I would like to use in my future classroom as well as ways I can use them in my classroom! 

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond

This is a wonderful book with a circular tale that will entice readers into a wandering mouse's shenanigans. With the well know sentence "If you give a mouse a cookie.." readers are launched on a series of events of what happens once you give a mouse a cookie and the chain of reactions that come after. This is a wonderful story to introduce sequencing to children. The activity I would have students complete with this story is to have my students place the events of the story in their correct order. Once they have done that I would have students make up their own sequence of events of what would happen if THEY were given a cookie. Obviously students would need to be encouraged to complete more than "I Ate it" but I think it would be an excellent way to get their imagination working and make connections with the story. If you did this with a lower grade, you could have them draw their story out and then explain it to you or a classmate. 


Lexile Measurements: AD410L