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Enjoy this tale of friendship and adventure, a new take on family vacations. Get your students thinking and predicting with the use of before and after you read questions. Answer opinion questions to set up the reading. Understand difficult words that will be used in the book. Use proof from the novel to find out why Ralph liked motorcycles so much. Students describe an exciting adventure they were a part of. Create new idioms like "quiet as a mouse". Identify problems Keith encounters in a flow chart, leading to how he solves each problem. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel: Meet Ralph, the perky and reckless mouse that lives at Mountain View Inn. Vacationing boy Keith Gridley brings out his motorcycle, and through the mouse hole, Ralph falls in love with it. They become friends and share the motorcycle. Ralph gets into many entertaining situations. While on an errand to find an aspirin for his sick friend, Ralph gets caught by two teachers. Eventually Ralph escapes and finds an aspirin, which he brings to Keith. Now that Keith's family's vacation is coming to an end, he wants to bring Ralph home with him. Ralph, however, wants to stay at the Inn, since this is his home. Keith gives his motorcycle to Ralph to enjoy as the two part ways.