In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check in to the Mountain View Inn. This timeless classic now features a foreword written by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself. When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith's red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! And with a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
Enjoy this tale of friendship and adventure, a new take on family vacations. Get your students thinking and predicting with the use of before and after you read questions. Answer opinion questions to set up the reading. Understand difficult words that will be used in the book. Use proof from the novel to find out why Ralph liked motorcycles so much. Students describe an exciting adventure they were a part of. Create new idioms like "quiet as a mouse". Identify problems Keith encounters in a flow chart, leading to how he solves each problem. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: Meet Ralph, the perky and reckless mouse that lives at Mountain View Inn. Vacationing boy Keith Gridley brings out his motorcycle, and through the mouse hole, Ralph falls in love with it. They become friends and share the motorcycle. Ralph gets into many entertaining situations. While on an errand to find an aspirin for his sick friend, Ralph gets caught by two teachers. Eventually Ralph escapes and finds an aspirin, which he brings to Keith. Now that Keith's family’s vacation is coming to an end, he wants to bring Ralph home with him. Ralph, however, wants to stay at the Inn, since this is his home. Keith gives his motorcycle to Ralph to enjoy as the two part ways.
The Mouse and the Motorcycle is about a mouse named Ralph who lives in the run-down Mountain View Inn. Eager for a life of danger and speed, Ralph finds a small toy motorcycle, and learns to ride it around the hotel. Our unit provides teachers with a highly structured format for teaching language arts as students develop a love for reading longer materials like novels. Various areas such as reading comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, and writing are all entwined in this integrated approach eliminating the need for teaching these skills separately. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, crossword, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.
Author: Jean Jamieson
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Children's literature
A unit of study based on three books by Leo Lionni: It's mine; Tico and the golden wings; Nicholas, where have you been? Suggestions include bulletin board ideas and activities for the social studies, language arts, music, problem solving/logic, math, science, and art curricula.
Offers an overview of the Six Trait Writing Model and offers lessons for teachers of grades three through five to use when presenting the concepts of content, word choice, fluency, voice, organization, and writing conventions.
Newbery Medal–winning Beverly Cleary’s books have delighted children for generations, and beloved characters such as Ramona, Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse continue to appeal to young readers today. For a taste of Beverly Cleary’s extensive work, this ebook collection features several of her most cherished titles! Henry Huggins: In Beverly Cleary's first novel, boys and girls alike will instantly be charmed by an average boy whose life is turned upside down when he meets a lovable puppy with a nose for mischief. Ramona the Pest: Ramona Quimby is excited to finally start kindergarten. Then she gets into trouble for pulling her classmate's boingy curls during recess. Even worse, her crush rejects her in front of everyone. Beezus says Ramona needs to quit being a pest, but how can she stop if she was never trying to be one in the first place? The Mouse and the Motorcycle: In this imaginative adventure, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn. Socks: Ever since the day Mr. and Mrs. Bricker saved Socks the cat from a life spent in a mailbox drop slot, he has been the center of their world. But when a new baby arrives, suddenly the Brickers have less and less time for Socks. Socks feels left out! What will it take to make Socks realize just how much the Brickers care about him?
Author: Sylvia M. Vardell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Alphabetical entries provide brief biographies, highlight selected books, describe poetic style and awards won, and suggest curriculum connections for more than sixty contemporary authors of poetry for children and young adults.