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might have reported seeing, in addition to when and where they saw it. Students’ articles should include details from the book and from their imaginary interviews.

Chapter 6

Vocabulary

Pronounce each vocabulary word for students, and review the definitions as a class. Have students demonstrate their comprehension of the words by using them in sentences.

generous: adj. Unselfish in giving or sharing

incredulous: adj. Showing or feeling disbelief

associate: v. To join together as partners  

Questions

Have students answer the following questions individually or in small groups. Students can then share their answers with the class.

1.

Why does Ralph consider Keith a generous boy in this chapter?

2.

What would you have ordered for breakfast from room service at the Mountain View Inn?

3.

What are some clues that suggest Ralph likes Keith?

4.

Describe Ralph’s home and family.

Activities

Create an Advertisement

Have students look at advertisements in a newspaper. Discuss which elements catch their attention. Then, have students design creative and artistic ads for the restaurant in the Mountain View Inn. In their ads, students should consider including a coupon or special sale price and highlighting part of the menu. Don’t let them forget the peanut butter sandwiches!

Write a News Article

Tell students to imagine they are news reporters who are going to write news articles about Mountain View Inn guests seeing mice. Students should include the following information in their articles: exactly what the guests saw, when and where they saw it, and how they think the hotel should handle the situation. They may include information from imaginary interviews with hotel guests, hotel employees, or representatives from the local health department.

Chapter 7

Vocabulary

Pronounce each vocabulary word for students, and review the definitions as a class. Have students demonstrate their comprehension of the words by using them in sentences.

devour: v. To eat hungrily or ravenously  

reckless: adj. Careless; without caution

exhaust: v. To drain of strength or energy

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