You’ll enjoy teaching The Mouse and the Motorcycle with the great ideas.Using Youtube Videos
Below are four different videos to help teach Common Core Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.7.
#1 ~ Hear the book read in a series of Youtube videos.
#2 ~ Watch the movie.[in 4 parts ~ Each part is approximately 10 minutes in length.]
#3 ~ Learn how to draw the Mouse and the Motorcycle. [9 minutes 36 seconds in length]
#4 ~ Watch a drama version of The Mouse and the Motorcycle.[8 minutes in length]
Additional Resources on the Web
- Step-by-Step Directed Mouse Drawings
- Coloring Page
- Doughnut Hole Mice
- Mouse Craft from Chenille Stems and Popsicle Sticks
Here are a few sample pages from The Mouse and the Motorcycle Interactive Notebook and Activity Unit.
Even though The Mouse and the Motorcycle was published in 1965, I had never read it until about a year ago. I was working with a teacher who ability grouped her students. During a 45-minute period on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the special ed teacher took a third of the class, I took a third, and she worked with the remaining third. During this 45-minute period, we practiced vocabulary, worked on comprehension skills, and read wonderful books.
As I walked my group of students down the hall to my classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the students excitedly filled me in on the portion of the story I had missed. I was amazed by their animated voices as they spoke of Ralph’s adventures. This book was magic! I immediately added creating a book unit for The Mouse and the Motorcycle to my “to-do” list. Here is the result. You can download a free sample of the unit by clicking on the image below.