Instructional objective: Students will write about the following six Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions for the Fight or Flight tale called “The Mouse Mother.”
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Section 8: Fight or Flight Writing Assignment for story called “The Mouse Mother”
After reading the story called “The Mouse Mother,” get your students to respond to the following questions.
- Fight or Flight Story link: The Mouse Mother
- Fight or Flight Skit Activity link: The Mouse Mother
- Fight or Flight role-play link: The Mouse Mother
Links to teaching poster needed for these questions
- Poster of Mouse Mother and her Flight versus Fight continuum
Students answer the following questions:
A. TELL what happened from the Cat’s perspective.
B. TELL what happened from the Mouse Mother’s perspective.
C. TELL what happened from the Mouse Babies’ perspective.
DESCRIBE the technique the Mouse Mother used to scare off the Cat.
A. The Mouse Mother had to speak the ‘second language’ of Dog to successfully scare off the Cat. You too speak in a ‘second language’ to the various people in your life.
GIVE AN EXAMPLE of the different kinds of ‘second languages’ we use with our friends.
B. GIVE AN EXAMPLE of the ‘second languages’ we use with the adults in our lives such as teachers, principals, or preachers.
C. GIVE AN EXAMPLE of the ‘second languages’ we use with our parents.
D. GIVE AN EXAMPLE of the ‘second languages’ we use with a coach.
E. GIVE AN EXAMPLE of the different kinds of ‘second languages’ we can use in our lives to help us through tough situations.
Besides the cat and the mouse, ANALYZE other animals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and insects that you can think of and EXAMINE how they handle fearful situations.
A. PREDICT what would have happened if the Mouse Mother gave in to her first impulse toward FLIGHT.
B. Humans as well as creatures in the animal kingdom all have that FIGHT OR FLIGHT Instinct. PREDICT in what ways humans can respond differently to fearful situations that animals probably wouldn’t or couldn’t.
Poster of Mouse Mother and her Flight versus Fight continuum
A. EVALUATE where the cat fell on the continuum at the beginning of the story and where it fell at the end of the story.
B. EVALUATE where the Mouse Mother fell on the continuum at the beginning of the story and where it fell at the end of the story.
Photo credit: Cat and mouse babies clips inspired by how-to-draw tutorials. Those clips plus Fight or Flight continuum drawn by Debbie Dunn using Powerpoint, Art Explosion Publisher Pro Silver, and Paint. Mouse Mother clip came from my paid membership to Animation Factory.com
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