The Mouse and the Meadow by Chad Wallace

Publisher: Dawn Publications

Date: January 26, 2014

Recommended Grades: 4-6

An informational book written in rhyme tells the story of a mouse in the meadow and the other animals who live there. 

Lesson Idea:

Mentor Text: Narrative Nonfiction/Word Choice:  Read aloud The Mouse and the Meadow in a study on habitats in a meadow.  Discuss how the author shares information in a narrative way.  Consider using The Mouse and the Meadow as a mentor text in writer’s workshop.  After a study of habitats, ask students to write a narrative nonfiction piece emulating The Mouse and the Meadow.

Additionally, the language the author uses brings the story alive.  Discuss how the author’s word choice helps develop the story while remaining true to the scientific concepts developed in the story.

Finally, Dawn Publications has created an interactive app to go along with the book.  Download the app and watch the animals become 3-D as it reads aloud the story.  It’s a pretty neat experience.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review.

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