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Cinco De Mouse-O Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Cinco De Mouse-O will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With a theme of strengths and weaknesses, this Cinco De Mouse-O picture book by Judy Cox is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

Engage Your Students with Cinco De Mouse-O Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of Cinco De Mouse-O. You can find it in the section below.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with Cinco De Mouse-O reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

CINCO DE MOUSE-O SUMMARY

Mouse wakes up on May 5th smelling a spicy smell. There must be a fiesta nearby! He ventures out into the house in search of the party but there’s nothing in the bathroom, kitchen or bedroom so Mouse heads outside. 

 

As Mouse walks toward the city park, Cat stalks him. Mouse finds himself at a Cinco de Mayo party in the park. It is crowded with people eating, singing, dancing and walking around. Suddenly, Mouse spots a big pinata hanging from a tree and decides he wants the candy for a party of his own.

 

Throughout the fiesta, Cat is following closely behind trying to catch Mouse. As Mouse tries to get to the pinata, Cat chases him through the dance floor as the two dodge the dancing feet. Finally, Mouse is able to climb up onto the pinata while Cat waits below. When the pinata is smacked, Mouse goes flying through the air along with the candy. In the rush to collect the candy, someone steps on Cat’s tail and he goes racing home. Mouse is safe but it looks like all the candy is gone. Just before leaving, Mouse sees one last candy laying in the grass. He takes the lemon drop home to have a fiesta of his own.

 

This engaging picture book is a great way to introduce students to the celebration of Cinco de Mayo!  

CINCO DE MOUSE-O LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for Cinco De Mouse-O, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based Cinco De Mouse-O reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing illustrations
  • analyzing setting
  • cause and effect
  • making predictions
  • visualizing

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • strengths and weaknesses

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • compound words
  • suffixes
  • action verbs
  • proper nouns

CINCO DE MOUSE-O ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
Cinco de Mouse-o book companion
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for Cinco De Mouse-O?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD790L
  • Guided Reading Level: S
  • DRA Level: 42 – 44
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 4.7 – 5

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Judy Cox. It was illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler.

What genre is Cinco De Mouse-O?

It is a fictions book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 32 pages long.

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