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Throw Your Tooth on the Roof
Grade Level(s): 2-5
Resource Type: Book Companion
Total Pages: 50
Answer Key: N/A
File Type: PDF
  • A boy in Mexico leaves his tooth in a box on his bedside table. He hopes that the magic mouse, El Ratón, will take his tooth and leave some money.
  • A girl in South Africa leaves her tooth in a slipper in her room. A mouse comes at night, takes the tooth, and leaves a gift.

Students will love learning tooth traditions around the world with Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions Around the World by Selby B. Beeler.

Engage students in responding to the story with 24 task cards using Bloom’s Taxonomy to focus on higher-level thinking skills:

  • recalling facts
  • explaining ideas
  • using information in new situations
  • drawing connections
  • justifying a position
  • producing original work

Great for providing differentiation and offering student choice.

Visit our blog post for more information and a YouTube reading of the story.

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof

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