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William Steig's story of a witty mouse couple will have scholars intrigued as they listen for new vocabulary words and context clues. Doctor DeSoto can be found on YouTube in case you don't have it. Emerging readers expand their vocabulary to include five new words through this text: fasten, mercy, morsel, pitiful, and resist. They raise a hand when one comes up in the story, and answer comprehension questions about each word that encourages connections with familiar concepts. Check out the graphic organizers to synthesize this study, and simply use this strategy to add more words if desired.