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Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni is a sweet book of friendship. It is best suited for second to third grade students, and this Common Core aligned and comprehension focused unit includes before/during/after activities for guided reading groups, partners, mentor text lessons, and writing opportunities.
I Know, I See, I Wonder (prereading)
Vocabulary page and word cards for modeling
Story Elements Anchor Chart
Story Elements Organizer
Making Inferences Anchor Chart
My Inference (favorite scene)
Comparing Leo Lionni’s Books
Writing in Response to Reading
Class Book Cover
Writing page for Alexander’s New Friend
What’s Close to Alexander’s Heart
20 pages total
This unit works well with literature circles or with partners in Daily 5. If you like the format of this unit or Leo Lionni's other books, be sure to check out the additional Leo Lionni titles available including Frederick, Fish is Fish, and Swimmy.
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