Urban Mouse Rural Mouse

This Urban Mouse Rural Mouse lesson plan also includes:

Explore rural and urban environments over the course of four days. Each day offers a new look into how both environment compare and contrast. Activities include the observation and analyzation of images, a read aloud and grand discussion of Country Mouse City Mouse by Lorinda Bryan Cauley, drawing, classifying, and organizing a T-chart. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite scholars to bring in two objects from home to compare and contrast on the first day of instruction 
  • Save images on your computer, or mobile learning device, prior to the second day of instruction to save on browsing time or stumbling upon inappropriate images during the lesson 
  • Design a bulletin board to reflect the lesson's topic that pupils can use as a learning tool
Classroom Considerations

  • Preview the extensive materials list to confirm all materials are present prior to conducting the lessons 
  • A personal note to a teacher is written on the last page, but does not interfere with the plan's understanding  
  • Print images in color for best results 
Pros

  • Every day provides a new activity; the change in work and discovery enhances class members' engagement 
  • The lesson plan is written clearly and in detail
  • Answers to comprehension questions are provided 
Cons

  • Some images are out of focus 
Common Core