Seven Blind Mice – predicting and illustrations

Big Topic: Can you predict by looking at the illustrations what will happen next.

Scroll down to see learning objectives.

Place in Kagan style tables


illustrations, illustrator,  picture book

author, text


Read the story the 7 Blind Mice from India.

Show India on online atlas and globe – do hand motions for globe and atlas.


Song : 5 little mice

Five little mice came out to play,

gathering crumbs along the way

along came a kittycat sleek and fat,

and only 4 little mice came back

Four little mice… etc.

Mouse Views book – predict what comes next.

Game: What is this?

bag and blindfold – using sense of touch

Higher Thinking:  If you were blind , could you see colors. What are colors?

Random Vocabulary Selector for this lesson.

Reflect:  When you look at a picture book – do the illustrations help you tell the story- do colors help you feel the story? What is your favorite color?


cute mouse


mouse tricks



Mouse Facts

Britannica Database – best websites to learn about mice

NPR research if mouse can sense other’s pain

If time –

Library Mouse Song

if time

It’s a Book or Library Mouse

Lesson 2

Big TopicPredictions – I can use illustrations [ pictures] to predict what comes next in the story

Learning Objectives: look at illustrations to make predictions and identify patterns, AR Color groups

Performance Task – listen to stories, blindfold game – can you feel colors

Folktale: Indian folk tale: 7 Blind Mice, Nursery Tale : 5 little mice song,

NF- Mouse Views and Animal Colors [NF]

Cultural Diversity: Folktale from India

Differentiated: storytelling, song, physical body movements, Kagan numbered heads

Higher Thinking – If you were blind , could you see colors. What are colors?


LAFS R.LK.3.1 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in the story.

LAFS K RL3.7 With Prompting describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear.

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