All About Rodents

Get to the know the common house mouse and the Norway rat with an activity that reinforces reading comprehension skills. Scholars read a three-page document detailing key information about mammals, specifically rodents, and use their new-found knowledge to answer two response-to-reading worksheets. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pose the focus question on a classroom blog; encourage learners to respond to the question then reply to their peers 
  • Schedule time ion the Internet to locate additional information about rodents 
  • Review marking the text prior to conducting the lesson to support reading comprehension 
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is the 10th of 12 activities that look at living things that might be considered pests
  • Step three is optional; live animals are not required to complete the activity 
  • An enrichment activity is listed for early finishers or those who wish to continue the learning process
  • Lesson directions are clear and easy to follow 
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