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Character mapping - try this with any of your favorite characters (especially your favorite #MOUSE characters!)

Owen by Kevin Menkes. Activity: While reading this story to your students, pass out a piece of paper with the character Owen on it. While reading, the children can do a character map of Owen.

Love this idea for an author study. As you read different books by the same author you look at the different structures and compare. Perfect for looking at different themes and connections

Comparing multiple stories - Good for Kevin Henkes unit in beginning of year or any multi story comparision