There Was a
Mouse lap book used with Max the puppet
||This beautiful lap book lends itself to many opportunities for building
comprehension in wonderful ways! I can use a mouse puppet to help
children engage with the book and with the mouse in the story. The
puppet shares what he is thinking as he enters the closet, the
shoe, the pocket, and then the boy's pocket. The main theme of the story
lends itself perfectly to 'prediction' skills. WHY did the mouse chew
and chew? What other places could a mouse go and chew? What should the
boy do with his jacket now? If you don't want your mouse puppet to talk,
no problem! Have him whisper in your ear as you respond to him, back and
forth. A puppet can be a 'silent teacher' if it is used to engage,
motivate, and connect young learners to a character in a great story.
This story and my own mouse puppet, Max, are a perfect match!
Dr. Connie Hebert
National Literacy Consultant
Reading Program Professor
Hebert is one of the leading literacy luminaries in our nation
today. In her first book, "Catch a Falling Reader", she provides the
moral purpose and practical strategies that will help parents and
throughout the country develop a generation of lifetime readers,
thinkers. The message throughout every page of the book is that
child can succeed.
Stella, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent, Stratford, Connecticut