Humorous (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile: 240
In this story, a mouse uses wit and quick thinking to escape an untimely end. Caught by a weasel eager to make mouse soup, the clever rodent convinces the weasel he must mix in several stories to make a soup worth eating. The mouse then distracts the weasel with four charming stories before making his great escape.
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By Arnold Lobel
Teach the Objectives
Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions about the text to better understand a story
Identify reality and fantasy features in a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and punctuate sentence types
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class