Monday, March 10, 2014

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

My best selling item on Teacher Pay Teachers is:  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  I love the idea of children using graphic organizers to help understand the structure of the story!
If You Give a Cat A Cupcake
Story Map
Cause and Effect

This story allows children to explore the structure, understand cause and effect, and of course have a little fun.
My unit contains: 

  • A circular graphic organizer.  There are pictures for almost every event.  The student will cut and paste the graphic organizer in a circle so they can see the structure.  
  • Contains a simple cause and effect.  If you give the cat a cupcake (cause) he will want sprinkes (effect).  The student can then decorate their own cupcakes.
  • Contains growing cause and effect.  One action causes many, many different actions.
  • Contains a How to writing prompt.  One can teach the students how to decorate a cupcake.
  • Contains a persuasion writing prompt.  The students must convince the principal to allow cupcakes back into the classroom.  

Activities and Printables for If You Give a Cat A Cupcake
You can find the packet at my TPT store, enjoy!

I'm also joining up with Kristin at Teaching in a Nutshell.  She has a fabulous linky--Sell it Saturday.  It's a great way to promote the items you are selling!