In this unit, you will read "The Lion and the Mouse" with your child. By asking questions about the story, writing a fable, learning about helping others, and putting on a puppet show, your child will understand the story and have fun. You will also talk about the setting of a story and relate the concept to this and other fables. Your child will also learn the sight words "then," "think," "walk,"and "were." This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach language arts.
|The Lion and the Mouse||(no rating)|
Read "The Lion and the Mouse" and discuss the fable with your child.
|Comprehension Activity||(no rating)|
Your child will use sentence strips and put the story of "The Lion and Mouse" in order.
|Lion Saves Mouse||(no rating)|
Your child will write a fable where the lion saves the mouse.
|Helping Others||(no rating)|
Your child will draw a picture showing how animals or people can help each other.
|Lion and Mouse Puppets||(no rating)|
Your child will make lion and mouse puppets and retell the story.
|Introduce Sight Words||(no rating)|
Introduce the sight words "then, think, walk and were" to your child.
|Sight Word Go Fish||(no rating)|
Play go fish with your child and practice sight words.
|The Setting of a Story||(no rating)|
Your child will learn that the setting of a story is where and when it takes place.
|Find the Setting||(no rating)|
Read the fable "The Ant and the Grasshopper" to your child and have him or her identify the setting of the story.
|Identify the Setting||(no rating)|
Read the fable "The Bundle of Sticks" to your child and have him or her identify the setting.
|All About Me Book||(no rating)|
This week your child will write about his or her favorite color.
|Lion Caught in Net Coloring Page||(no rating)|
Print this page and have your child color the lion.
|Lion and Mouse Coloring Page||(no rating)|
Print this lion and mouse page or have your child color it online.
|What is the Setting||(no rating)|
Read the "Mouse Queen" to your child and have him or her circle the words that help identify where and when the story takes place.
|Mouse Puppet||(no rating)|
Use this puppet with the Lion and Mouse Puppets activity.
|"The Lion and the Mouse" Video||(no rating)|
Watch this animated version of the "Lion and the Mouse" fable.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: