Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin reinforces the themes of:
– cause & effect
– creative thinking
– our rights and those of others in a democratic society
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Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type Synopsis
Farmer Brown has a big problem. His cows found an old typewriter in the barn and all day long Farmer Brown hears click, clack, moo. He doesn’t understand what is happening until he relieves a letter demanding electric blankets to keep them warm at night.
When Farmer Brown refuses their demands, the cows leave another note to say they are going on strike. “Sorry. We’re closed. No milk today.” In the next letter, the cows raise their demands and request electric blankets for hens. The farmer again refuses and the hens refuse to lay eggs.
Farmer Brown cannot run his farm without milk and eggs, so he sends a letter. He tells the cows and hens they don’t need electric blankets and they should do their job. After an emergency meeting, the cows reach out with a compromise, they will return the typewriter if they get electric blankets. Duck, a neutral party, delivers the letter.
Farmer Brown agrees to the compromise and leaves the electric blankets. He waits for the duck to return the typewriter but instead gets a letter demanding a diving board for the duck pond.
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Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Illustrator: Betsy Lewin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2003)
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Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type Activities & Resources
I have created a bundle of literacy graphic organizers for Click, Clack Moo, Cows That Type. You can find them at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Click on the image to go directly to the pack. There are many activities for each literacy area to differentiate depending on your student’s ability/age. They include activities for:
- Cause & Effect
- Character Traits and Analysis
- Compare & Contrast
- Inferring and Predicting
- Main Idea and Theme
- Point of View
- Problem and Solution
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Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type Activities & Links
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Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type Read-Aloud Questions
Read aloud sessions are a wonderful way for children to understand the connection between written text and spoken language. You can model reading habits and strategies, reading fluency, tone and eye contact. You can also introduce different genres, authors and illustrators.
- What do you think Doreen Cronin wants us to learn from reading the book? What did you learn?
- What do you think about the cow’s demands for an electric blanket? Was it a reasonable request?
- How does seeing the notes in the illustrations help you further understand the story?
- Do you agree with the cow’s decision to go on strike? Why/why not?
- Do you agree with how the cows and duck acted to get their demands met?
- What do you think Farmer Brown learned from this situation?
- Click Clack Moo is about standing up for your rights and those of others. Why is it important we look out for the rights of others?
- Why was it important that Farmer Brown and the animals compromised?
You can find a full set of discussion cards in the Click, Clack Moo, Cows That Type Book Companion or as a separate pack.
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type Book Videos
Books by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
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