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The Do Mice

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The "Do" mice were created early on as a way to help students visualize the "hidden X-Wordsdo, does, and did.


  • There are 3 mice. Do has no tail. Does has an "s" for a tail. Did has a "d" for a tail. 
  • In the example sentence, the main verb is "love." "Love" is on a piece of cheese. The Mice want to get to their cheese.
  • Mice, quite reasonably, like to keep their tails with them. 
  • In the example, the hidden X-Word moves through the sentence to get closer to its cheese, finally hiding inside it with only the tail showing.


Does Bob love Mary?

   Bob doesn't love Mary.

      Bob does love Mary.

         Kunz-using mice.pdf Bob loves Mary.


Below you will find 1) a video of Linda Ann Kunz demonstrating the mice to her class at NYU.

2) A transcription of her presentation. 3) A handout on using the mice that Linda used at her workshops

4) the mice files for you to download and print out. 



Demonstration: How to teach the Hidden X-Words - Linda Kunz 



If the video doesn't appear, click here.

How to teach the hidden x-words (transcript of Linda's video)


Using the Mice 


Kunz-using mice.pdf


Download and Print the Mice 


These are three different ways of viewing and downloading

the 12 pictures of the mice and the other words in the sentence. 

Print on medium card stock. Attach flat, self-stick magnates to the cards if you have a magnetized board.

[Bob]  [Mary]  [& Fred]  [do]  [does]  [did]  [love]

[.]   [?]  [ !  ] [D ]  [n't]






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