The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Activities and Vocabulary

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Beverly Cleary

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About the Author (Click here)
About Ralph (Click here)
More books written by Beverly Cleary (Click here)

Interview with Beverly Cleary (Click Here)

Beverly Cleary
c/o Morrow Junior Books
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

(In class after we read the book as your final project we will be writing Beverly Cleary!)



Websites to check out information and more motorcycles

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Websites to check out information and more types of mice

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California to Ohio Map Quest



Vocabulary and Activities
(click on the vocab words for more information! Also, we will be going over these vocabulary words in class using our VOCAB strategy! It is a great idea to keep up on these now so that you don't have so much work later!)

Chapter 1  The New Guests
Chickadee
croquet
vacancy
quaint
protest
antimacassar

Activity 1: Read pages 1-18. Then think of what Mr.  Gridley said about a long time ago this hotel was hopping! I want you to think of something you use today or see today, and research when it first came out. What are the similarities and differences? If possible print out pictures of before and now of that item.

Comprehension Questions Chapter 1 Here!



Chapter 2 - The Motorcycle
clutch
eager
exhaust pipe
momentum
fleeting
spokes

Activity 2:Read pages 19-27.  Draw a picture of what Ralph might of been seeing when he was looking out his mouse hole at the Gridley family.

Comprehension Questions Chapter 2 HERE

* Game online -- Mouse and cheese! Click here to play ** It is a game that requires a lot of thinking, but it is a puzzle so try it out!

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Chapter 3 - Trapped!
nearsighted
remorseful
zwieback
incinerator
shreaking

Comprehension Questions Chapter 3 HERE

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This is the packaging of Zwieback
Chapter 4 - Keith
mislay
impression
genuine
fumbled
indignant


Comprehension Questions Chapter 4 HERE

Students select the character you believe are the most memorable from this book and then write short persuasive essays to explain your reason why!
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Chapter 5 - Adventure in the Night
threshold
baseboard
glinted
exhilarated
captive
reluctantly

Comprehension Questions Chapter 5 HERE
In class, there will be provided a variety of art materials (clay, paint, pencils, markers) and students will create sculptures, drawings, or paintings of the character they wrote about!


Chapter 6 - A Peanut-Butter Sandwich
nuisance
chastened
astounded
furnished
stout
scold

Comprehension Questions Chapter 6 HERE

Come up with a few predictions you think might happen in the book! AS of right now!
Chapter 7- The Vaccum Cleaner
devour
abrupt
billowy
scarce
self-conscious
emerge

Comprehension Questions Chapter 7 HERE

Come up with a few questions you have for Beverly Cleary after reading the first 7 chapters of this book.
Chapter 8 - A Family Reuinion
reunion
ashamed
pilfering
thistledown
allowance
anchored

Comprehension Questions Chapter 8 HERE
Create your own story of a family reunion using this stapleless book
Chapter 9- Ralph Takes Command
scurried
pandemonium
bewildered
exterminator
scrabbling

Comprehension Questions Chapter 9 HERE
Chapter 10- An Anxious Night
sparingly

scheme
listlessly
pilfering
exasperated


Comprehension Questions Chapter 10 HERE
Chapter 11 - The Search
staunchly
ebbed
endangering
gushy
cunning

Comprehension Questions Chapter 11 HERE
Chapter 12 - An Errand of Mercy
inspiration
groggily
descend
collapse

Chapter 13- A Subject for a Composition
flaw
sympathetic
boast
tantalize
triumph

Activity: Create an alternate ending! Write a short shorty of what else COULD of happened be creative!

Comprehension Question Chapter 13 HERE


    What book now?

*In the search box type in - motorcycle - and play the motorcycle games!*