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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: 2005 Wall Calendar | Laura Joffe Numeroff
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"If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask for a straw."" The consequences of giving a cookie to this demanding little mouse run the book's young host ragged, but readers always come away smiling. The book has won the hearts of children and parents everywhere, with its lovable characters and delightful prose. Now for the first time, children can enjoy their favorite book as a calendar, with charming illustrations and packaged with stickers. Stickers and adorable illustrations make this calendar irresistible for children and parents alike.
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Niaaelizz

“If you give a mouse a cookie, he‘s going to ask for a glass of milk.”

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Niaaelizz

I really enjoy this series of books about the mouse and what will happen if you give him something! It goes from that one object all the way to something that doesn‘t even relate back to it!

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Niaaelizz
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If You Give A Mouse. A Cookie by Laura Joffre Numeroff, 1985. Through the illustrations in this book, we can see just what happens when you give a mouse a cookie! The pictures in the book are detailed all the way down to things like labels on cereal boxes to knickknacks in the kitchen. The illustrations create a sort of movie like feel as we can see details in the actions and environment of the mouse and boy.

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Lf196117

“If you give a mouse a cookie, he‘s going to ask for a glass of milk”. This quote kicks off the repetition in the book of the mouse wanting more and more.

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Lf196117

I love this book. This will be a great read in any classroom and will allow students to laugh. This book teaches children about cause and effect.

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Lf196117
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This book comes full circle, which is very satisfying for anyone who reads it. This book is a fun and easy read for children and is a staple in any toddler and preschool classroom. This book can put children in their parents shoes as the mouse wears off the little boy.

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MarkZalewski
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff is a great MF kids book about the slippery slope of the simple act of sharing a cookie. It is very cute and can be shared around class with students.
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MarkZalewski The UDL principle that can relate to this book is Develop self-assessment and reflection (9.3). It helps students to consider the consequences of their actions in a simple to understand way 1w
MarkZalewski You can continue the discussion with this website https://www.teachervision.com/if-you-give-mouse-cookie that has several different activities that can be used in class 1w
DrSpalding This author makes for a great author study and also storytellings! 1w
ccipriati Laura Numeroff is one of my favorite children‘s author. I also agree with your UDL guideline principle 1w
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ccipriati
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#UCFLAE3414F19 If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, is a fantasy book that is a fun read for children but it contains hidden meanings. It is about the consequences of one‘s actions, generosity and what happens when one event triggers a series of events. Another way of describing it is that the story is circular in nature in that it contains a potential never-ending circle of events.

ccipriati It all starts “when you give a mouse a cookie” he will then want milk, then a straw for the milk, then a napkin, etc. After he cleans up his mess from trimming his hair, he wants to draw a picture and then hang it on the refrigerator. But when he does this, he gets thirsty, wants another glass of milk and then, of course, he needs a cookie to go with the milk and the story continues within the same circle of events. 1w
ccipriati This is a great story to read aloud. The students in a reader‘s theater could also act this out dramatically and the students can take on alternating parts 1w
ccipriati This link is from Scholastic. It discusses the benefits of why this book should be added to your classroom libraries. It also suggests ways in which you can create your own lesson plan surrounding this amazing novel. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/if-you-give-a-mouse-a-cookie-by-laura-... 1w
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ccipriati Three UDL Guidelines can be applied to this fictional genre. #1.1-Offer ways of customizing the display of information can be utilized by creating visuals or bringing in supplies that follow along with the book. An example would be to bring in cookies, milk, and straws for the students. Additionally, # 2.5 and 5.1 can support the use of multiple media for communication. (edited) 1w
ccipriati Two ESOL Strategies that I‘ve chosen is are #7 which is to show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging and #30 which would encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. 1w
karlasanabria1 Great job on this post, all requisites are here and it made me want to read and add this book to my future classroom. Keep it up! 1w
Tinks You mentioned this in class today. So, needless to say you now have me intrigued. Thank you for sharing. It seems as if they are very cute books to give as gifts to younger children or to just keep them for yourself to add to your own collection for future use. 1w
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Lynnsoprano
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Today is our grandson‘s fifth birthday. Of course there‘s a book in his gift bag! This was one of my favorites to read with our kids. I hope he likes it as much as his mommy did.

AmyRebecca How lucky he is!😊📚🐭 2w
Lindy Excellent choice! 2w
ValerieAndBooks My kids and I loved this, back in the day 💖! Happy belated birthday to him! Looks like his birthday is the day before mine. 1w
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks Happy belated birthday to you! 😘 1w
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Kaylasarka

“And thats what happens.... when you give a mouse a cookie.”

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Kaylasarka

My illustrations of the mouse and cookies are the cutest!!

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Kaylasarka
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This book is a great read for younger children! I think they would really enjoy the aspect of the main character being a mouse and his favorite snack being cookies which can be relatable for some students. I also think the illustrations are really cute.

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Myiab
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. In this book, a young boy gives a needy mouse a cookie. This MF book could be used in the classroom to entertain students and inform them that if they feed stray animals, they‘ll always want more. #ucflae3414su19

Myiab There are numerous activities you can tie in with this book. Here's one of them. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/If-you-give-a-Mouse-a-Cookie-Sequenc... UDL Offer alternatives for visual information and EL 44 Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written-
pictorial), sequence, summarize.
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DezireeLara This is a fun little RA my parents used to read to me as a kid. This is perfect for storytelling as well as read aloud! 3mo
DrSpalding Scholastic has some amazing resources for this book as does the author. Remember to consult those first before going beyond them. 2mo
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SarynaN
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Laura Numeroff‘s, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, is a MF book great for choral reading. In the popular tale, a mouse is given a cookie starting a spiral of requests. https://www.mousecookiebooks.com/activities/give-mouse-cookie-word-search/ This word search uses vocabulary from the story. The book and activity will cover UDL 1.1 and ESOL strategy 5. #ucflae3414su19

jmartucci Love the use of the word search! This is such a fun read for the classroom! 3mo
DrSpalding This is the best resource for this author and series of books. Same comments regarding principles and strategies. 2mo
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LibrarianJen
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I keep Charlotte home from daycare on Mondays and Fridays during the summer. Today we walked #Zeek to his summer program at his school. Now we are home eating breakfast and watching Amazons If You Give A Mouse A Cookie series that they adapted from Numeroff‘s books.

 @laurenslibrary @Moony @LibrarianJen @CocoReads @imabusybee @Reecaspieces
@julesG @britt_brooke #BFCr2 #TeamFlow

imabusybee Great start to Monday 4mo
julesG 👏👏👏 4mo
heikemarie What a great idea! 4mo
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wanderinglynn Great start! 🙌🏻 4mo
CocoReads Excellent! 4mo
Reecaspieces Awesome 4mo
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faelinwolf
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As I've been unpacking boxes of books that I've had stored for 10 years or so, I found this gem! A tiny version of this book with a polaroid of me (with a very weird expression on my face) with a little Mouse ornament. I suspect this is from my Barnes & Noble days & was taken by my best friend. 😆😆😆

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kateschaeffer
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this book is my all time favorite. I love the whole story line behind this book and how it all leads back to the very beginning of the book and the story can repeat over and over and over again.

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BrittanyLewis
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“ if you give a mouse a cookie, he‘s going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he‘ll probably ask for a straw”

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This book was one of the first out of a series of books. It talks about everything that could happen if you gave a mouse a cookie. It is full of adventures and imagination.

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RiaWritten
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My birthday party is tomorrow so I ordered cookies from a place I really like. They exceed expectations. 😻

JoScho Cat and Dinos and books oh my! Happy Birthday 🎈 7mo
Tamra How adorable! 7mo
Bookzombie So cute! Happy Birthday!! 7mo
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Maddhattress
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If you give a mouse a cookie he‘s going to ask for a glass of milk..and then a napkin, a mirror, a pair of scissors...he‘s really a very needy mouse. So maybe the moral of the story is that you shouldn‘t feed the wildlife? :p

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kateschaeffer
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published 1985. This is my favorite book. The words are very catchy and make kids want to keep reading. The illustrations are also very good. The illustrations go very well with the words on each page. And I really love how the book comes full circle to the mouse wanting another cookie and the cycle is going to start all over.

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TK421
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1. Almost any Dr Seuss book.
2. Fishing with my grampa. I really miss him.
3. Washing dishes. Still my least favorite chore.
4. Dinosaurs and Legos
5. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 9mo
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jazzigen95
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My niece just got this book for Christmas and I was reminded of how much I loved it growing up. She's an avid reader and I see lots of books in her future!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! 🎄🎁🎉💝

Redwritinghood Merry Christmas! 10mo
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nibech
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The mug I used for my evening tea tonight :)

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 10mo
CoffeeNBooks Great mug! 10mo
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Lovesbooks87
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1. I am a mood reader 100%, I may read some seasonal books, I may not.
2. If You Give A Mouse a Cookie is the first book that I can think of. Brings back a lot of good memories. Still read it to my class!
3. Morning person
4. Right-Handed
#sundaysurey

alisonrose Thanks for playing!! 13mo
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madamereadsalot1
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#crimesagainstcovers day 4. Worst place to rescue a book from was a box of books that had had visitors of the rodent variety. So gross, but some we're salvageable, basically untouched, and I just sprayed it all down with a fine mist of isopropyl alcohol. @ErinSueG

ErinSueMreads I was equal parts appalled and in hyaterical laughter at how many times mice have come up this week 1y
madamereadsalot1 @ErinSueG Of course, probably because of how gross it was I blocked it out, but I just remembered an incident from 20 yrs ago. My stepmom used to manage an apartment property, and she saved some books, as well as some other things, from a hoarders apartment. THAT was disgusting. I went with her to it a couple of times... Nightmare stuff. 1y
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JayaJ
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This F book won an California‘s young reader award and would be a great GR book. This book is about a mouse who asks for a cookie. Then after eating the cookie the mouse would need a glass of milk and continues into a sequence of events. EL 6, continually monitor students‘ comprehension. UDL 3.2, highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships.

JayaJ A great way to use this book in the classroom is to teach cause and effect http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/engaging-with-cau...
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DrSpalding This is a great book for guided reading. Get multiple copies of this one and her other circle stories for your classroom. 1y
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Lovesbooks87
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1. The tagged book. Can you tell I teach two year olds when all the food books I can think about are kid related!
2. Pizza
3. Vegetables (expect carrots and cucumbers)
4. Christmas
5. IHOP
#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho Pizza 🍕❤️ 2y
Cupofjo I just read that book today! Lol 2y
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KCorter
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It's my completely unbiased opinion that our local library wins cutest April Fool's joke of 2018. #AprilFools

Amie I work at a library and would totally accept cookies in lieu of fines 😁 2y
Craftylikefox That is super cute 😁 2y
freyaheart Your library is open on Sunday? 2y
rekahlee 😂 If we did that at our library, our patrons would revolt when we failed to clear their fines 2y
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Jen_Reads
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1. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
2. A stuffed white cat
3. Homemade pizza
4. Cupcakes

#manicmonday @JoScho

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bookandbedandtea
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When my babies were babies they loved this book as much as I loved reading it to them. I just bought it for my grandbaby and he seems to love it too! 😍

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MargoCatts
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“If you give a mouse a cookie, he‘s going to ask for a glass of milk...”
New city, new life. “Should I set up my office here? Or move all my books there? Where‘s the insurance info I need to choose a new doctor? How do I find somebody to do my hair?” Every ordinary task leads to five more. Reading to the grands tonight I realized I‘m living the if-you-give-a-mouse-a-cookie life.
#nakedhardcovers #childrensbooks #fictionislife #riotgrams

Lcsmcat My sister always described moving as “having to find the spoons.” We moved a lot in our early marriage (7 addresses in the first 6 years) and i was used to it. Then we moved again after 22 years in one city, and I was EXHAUSTED for months. Major, major sympathy! Unpack your books and/or get your library card as soon as you can. 😀 2y
MargoCatts @Lcsmcat I just found the library last week! You nailed it. 2y
AmyG I just moved across country. I am gathering doctor‘s names. I am going to my new hairdresser in a week. It‘s hard to change everyone! Good luck with your move. @Lcsmcat The first thing I did was get a library card! 2y
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vkois88
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I'm eagerly awaiting my match for the #cupidgoespostal #valentinesbookexchange so I can shop bc I've seen ALL the cute stuff... meanwhile, this snuggle bunny is giving me doe eyes bc I'm eating. We are all in trouble when those teeth finally come in! 😂

theresidentromantic I'm so excited, it's my first exchange ever! @LibrarianRyan posted a list of the books they've gotten from exchanges and I love this place. 2y
vkois88 @theresidentromantic it's my first exchange too!! I'll have to check out the list. I'm waiting to get my person so I can stalk them before I decide on books to get. Though I have some ideas :) I'm curious about fandoms... 2y
LibrarianRyan @vkois88 @theresidentromantic remember ladies, the most important part of exchanges is to have fun. For me personally I just need to read the books. They are all ones I wanted or didn't know I wanted u til I had it in my hands. 2y
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Eggs Sweet baby 👶 2y
vkois88 @LibrarianRyan I am looking forward to the fun! That's part of what I meant :) I'm excited to see what is chosen for me, and I'm excited to pick some stuff for my person. It'll be fun to learn more about the person by browsing their profile and TBR for ideas. 2y
vkois88 @eggs thank you ❤❤❤ She's definitely my world. 2y
Ddzmini So cute 2y
vkois88 @Ddzmini thank you! ❤ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Adorable!!! 💕 2y
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Eggs
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These have to be some of the prettiest cookies ever decorated (not from my hands😜)! Too pretty to eat🎄

Tamra Gorgeous! 2y
Pamwurtzler Those are cute! I wish I could do that. 🎄🍪 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 They are pretty! 2y
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DivineDiana Agree! But I bet they taste as good as they look! 2y
Eggs @DivineDiana True--I confess-I ate one 2y
DivineDiana @Eggs 😀👏🏻😉 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks They look so good!!!! 2y
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ElizabethR0309
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Did you know that there so much that goes on after giving a a mouse a cookie. I have read this book since i was a little kids and still love it till today. It is defiantly a book that should never be taken out of a class or school library

ashley.v This has always been a favorite of mine too! 1y
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Racheal.Shi.Horton
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The If You Give A Mouse A Cookie book, is a modern fantasy book about a child who gave a mouse a cookie, and if he decides to give him the cookie, he's concerned that the mouse will want to do many other things, because he got the cookie. There are many books in this series and it is a good way to get kids into reading. A classroom application is http://www.mousecookiebooks.com/activities/give-series-teaching-guide/ #UCFWalterslit

Kirsten.Pacheco One of my all time favorite books!! I learned to love reading at a young age with these books (probably because of how silly they are), and I think every kid should read them at least once! Love the activities as well. 2y
Nichdorsey02 One of my favorite series for children. Story line is great for going over cause and effect. 2y
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saresmoore
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I made the girls some hats for our upcoming move to a cooler climate. Naturally, the mischievous crocheted cats needed hats, too. It‘s sort of an “If you give a mouse a cookie...” situation.

#raisingreaders

LectricSheep So cute!!! 2y
MicheleinPhilly Adorable! ❤️ 2y
TrishB Lovely pic 💟 2y
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merelybookish Love it!! 2y
LauraBrook Just adorable. 💗 2y
AmyG SO cute. 2y
BarbaraBB So sweet! 2y
Bookzombie So cute! 2y
Redwritinghood Very cute! 2y
ElizabethSensa This is so sweet!! 2y
batsy Love it! 😸 2y
Suet624 Oh my lord. That is just the best. You are amazing. Having to pack and get everything together and you make all these hats too!! 2y
LeahBergen Oh my! ❤️❤️❤️ And I love the colour. 2y
saresmoore @Suet624 Crochet keeps me sane! Unlike reading, it‘s easy to do when the kids are being, well, kids. I did make a mess, though. The cleaning fairies did not come last night. 😒 2y
saresmoore @LeahBergen The hat matches her TINY WOOL PEACOAT. It‘s a lot of wintery, bundled cuteness at once. 2y
britt_brooke Oh my goodness, how cute!! 2y
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brittanyg
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This is a super cute RF story about the mouse needing more and more and then comes back to what it started with. It‘s a good story for a RA and is good for sequencing. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/If-You-Give-a-Mouse-a-Cookie-Sequenc... this activity helps students retell the story. UDL 2.5 illustrate through multiple media and EL 13 use preview/review activities.

brittanyg Could do a card matching game in groups and then assess them by having them retell the story. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
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KatherineBeckham
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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, is a clever F story about the spiral of events that happens after you give a mouse a cookie. This book would be so fun to use for a Storytelling. Children love the zany mouse from the story and all of the trouble that he causes. A UDL strategy is 7.3 ( minimize threats and distractions). This can be done by having the students gather at the front of the class,

KatherineBeckham so they are not distracted by various items at their desks. An ESOL strategy is 10 (teach think, pair, share strategies in cooperative groups.) This is beneficial for students when thinking about why the mouse is behaving the way he is. This link teaches how cause and effect works http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/integrating-langu... #ucflae3414f17 2y
KarinaGuillen I love this classic story and this mischievous mouse! Read Write Think always has the best resources 2y
DrSpalding As your peer commented, you have complemented your post with an excellent quality resource. Much appreciated. 2y
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readordierachel
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I feel like there should be a director's cut in which we find out that the cookie was full of meth or something. It would explain a lot. This mouse is exhausting.

batsy 😂 2y
KVanRead 🙌😂 2y
vivastory 😂 2y
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Reggie Lololol, Litsy is so funny today, lol, thanks for this. 2y
mrp27 😂😂 2y
merelybookish If only it stopped with the mouse...there's a pig, moose, and more. 🙄 2y
rohit-sawant 😂😂 2y
youneverarrived 😂😂😂 2y
readordierachel @merelybookish I had no idea! It's an epidemic. 😂 2y
kspenmoll 😂😂 2y
TricksyTails 😂 2y
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heikemarie
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If you give a cat an iced coffee, she will want another.

Deciding what book to bring to this party... #introvertlife #booklife #pregamingwithcoffee

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aschermetz
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#nonreadingpursuits I'm a hobby cookie baker! This is one of my all-time favorite sets; made multiples of these as gifts for my "guys" I do support work for last Christmas (I'm an executive administrator and also run a small marketing department).

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️❤️ 2y
AmyG Gorgeous 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Intricately pretty! 👍🏼 2y
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mabell Lovely! 2y
Mommamanzi WHAT?! How The heck did you make these. I'm blow away. 2y
Reviewsbylola I love this!! 2y
Caroline2 Beautiful!!! 😍 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker This is awesome! 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Gorgeous! Looks like fun. 2y
aschermetz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG @ezrascarletbookgasm @mabell @Mommamanzi @Reviewsbylola @Caroline2 @That-Bookish-Hiker @Natasha.C.Barnes Thanks so much y'all! It's a stress reliever for me. I don't bake or decorate anything else besides sugar cookies, haha! 🙌 2y
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MeganMc
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If you give a mouse a cookie is a humorous F story about a mouse who wants a cookie. After the cookie he asks for milk, then a straw, then a mirror, and then turns into a series of other requests. This book would be a great RA and it would surely keep the attention of all the students. #UCFLAE3414F17

MeganMc http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/lessons/mouse.htm. This is the activity I feel goes well with the book. It teaches children how to predict what will happen in a story. It also tests their comprehension and knowledge of the story by having them recall the events. (edited) 2y
MeganMc The UDL guidelines would be 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. The EL strategy I would use is 9 teach note taking strategies. Since the lesson relies on reflecting on the story, taking notes would be a good way to recall the information. (edited) 2y
EricaG These are great books, and I think that the activity you chose would be great to teach students how to predict and recall stories! 2y
DrSpalding Read write think is a credible resource with valuable activities. Make sure your link is hyperlinked for ease of access to this excellent resource. Nice alignment! 2y
DrSpalding These books are excellent for storytelling. They are considered circle stories; stories that begin and end in the same place. 2y
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