Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse

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Support the growth of your emergent readers with this printable version of the classic fable "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse." Including supporting illustrations and simple dialogue, this story is perfect for developing the fluency of second and third graders.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Read the story aloud to the whole class; children can follow along in their own copies of the book
  • After familiarizing students with the story, allow them to practice reading the book independently or in pairs as a learning center activity
  • Read other versions of the tale, making comparisons between the different stories
  • Send the book home and encourage parents to practice reading it with their children
Classroom Considerations
  • Seek the help of a classroom aide or upper elementary student to create a class set of the mini-books
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  • Two additional templates of the mini-book are included that allow learners to either write the text or create the illustrations for the story
  • A document is included that offers directions for assembling the mini-book
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