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In this clip, WordGirl is looking for help from Dr. Boxleitner. The Butcher has gotten away from WordGirl twice and she doesn't know how to stop him. She thinks Dr. Boxleitner can help her. Dr. Boxleitner tests WordGirl's strength, speed, and colossal vocabulary power. They all seem fine! While she is in the lab, WordGirl notices that that Dr. Boxleitner has a vicious lab mouse. At the end of the clip, Dr. Boxleitner turns to Squeaky, the lab mouse, rubs his hands together and says "Soon Squeeky, soon." What can he mean? Does he have an evil plot in mind? Can you make any predictions based on what you saw?

A prediction is when you use clues to make a good quess about what might happen in a situation. Predictions aren't always right, but they can be fun to make!

Writing Challenge!
Can you write a prediction about what you think Dr. Boxleitner has up his sleeve for his vicious lab mouse. What evil plot might he be working on? See if you can use the word vicious in your prediction!

Some things to think about before you begin:
Think about what you already know about the types of plots the villians that WordGirl knows come up with. Think about what kind of a plan a mad scientist with a vicious lab mouse named Squeaky might design! Will there be cheese involved?

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Predicting what might happen in a story is a great way for children to develop better comprehension skills. It helps them think about what they have read, or in this case, what they have heard and seen. Encourge them to develop their predictions based on what they already know about the characters, the storyline, and the clues they were given in the clip.

Educational Standards
  • R:LT:2:2.1: Making logical predictions EXAMPLE: What might happen next?
  • R:LT:3:2.1: Making logical predictions
  • R:LT:4:2.1: Making logical predictions
  • R:LT:5:2.1: Making logical predictions EXAMPLE: “Which event is most likely to happen next?”
  • W:EW:1-4:2.5: Writing about observations and experiences
  • W:EW:3:2.1: Using details
  • W:EW:4:2.1: Using relevant and descriptive details
  • W:EW:5:2.1: Using relevant and descriptive details and sensory language to advance the plot/story line
4/4/2016 1:32:42 PM
David, 16 from fort collins
i think that dr boxletitner is trying to fuse his brain with squeaky's brain and become dr two brains

3/4/2014 2:17:46 PM
anthony, 9 from st.lucie
maybe he will turn himself half normal human half vicious lab mouse that's obsessed with cheese

2/25/2014 11:34:48 PM
colby, 11 from scottsdale
Dr. Boxleitner probably had a vicious plan. He may have wanted to defeat Word Girl. Doc will possibly use his mouse to bite Word Girl and kill her like the suing of Petco in which a boy bought a pet mouse that bit and killed the boy. Now the parents are suing Petco.

2/4/2014 11:24:30 AM
juliana, 9 from Florida
I think what Dr.Boxleitner has up to with a viscous mouse is he is going to destroy word girl and caption huggy

1/28/2014 11:25:00 AM
anthony, 9 from florida
I think hes going to turn his rat into a giant vicious colossal monster.

12/6/2013 2:32:44 PM
anisia, 10 from bristol
I think his plans is going to be like this theirs going to be that his mouse was going to turn into an anti mouse that will try to eat word girl but word girl is going to beat him up.

12/6/2013 2:37:35 PM
Zachary, 11 from Bristol
I thank his plan is to mutat his rat and rule the world

11/9/2013 6:02:05 PM
Ruby, 10 from Boulder City
I don't know if he's doing anything vicious because my computer doesn't have sound! So...yaa!!

10/25/2013 1:00:06 PM
william, 12 from neeley
he is eavil

10/24/2013 1:42:15 PM
camden, 11 from mcloud
I think that dr Boxleitner will do with do his lab mouse is he will tern it into a vicious lab mouse

10/24/2013 1:39:09 PM
cody, 10 from Mcloud,OK
I think he will fuse the mouse to his own brain and become dr. two brains

10/24/2013 1:35:54 PM
tj, 10 from Mcloud
i think that Dr.Boxleitner will use the vicious mouse to destroy the town.

10/23/2013 12:39:20 PM
isiah, 12 from mcloud
Me and my family use to have a dog that was vicious to anything that tried to harm my little sister but not all the time though.

10/21/2013 1:39:10 PM
Siera, 11 from McLoud, Oklahoma
The monkey could eat the meat!

9/24/2013 6:12:54 PM
david, 8 from highland mills
wordgirl had the monkey so he could eat the meat

8/26/2013 12:36:07 PM
Rubi, 8 from yonkers
I think Dr.Boxleitner is going to try to stop WordGirl.He is going to take word girls powers to give it to give it to his pet mouse.Another idea is he will take over the world. word girl his slave.But I think word girl is going to win the battle.I may not be right but at least I tried.

8/26/2013 12:36:07 PM
Rubi, 8 from yonkers
I think Dr.Boxleitner is going to try to stop WordGirl.He is going to take word girls powers to give it to give it to his pet mouse.Another idea is he will take over the world. word girl his slave.But I think word girl is going to win the battle.I may not be right but I know I am.

11/8/2012 1:17:08 PM
josh, 10 from cc
a laser ray

3/13/2012 9:18:32 PM
Becky, 11 from Nevada
Dr. Boxleitner is going to build a device he can use to peer into the rodent intellect. He uses the vicious and evil lab mouse, Squeaky, to achieve his goal. But when Dr. Boxleitner leaves while the two have a machine that makes them both connected by wiring to check on his lunch, Squeaky presses a button which fuses their brains together and the result is Dr. Two Brains.

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11/7/2011 7:02:28 PM
Kylie, 7 from Quincy
he is a bad guy he iis trying to get his mouse to eat girls and boys

9/9/2011 9:40:25 AM
Audrey Natalie, 8 from garland
yes there will be cheese in the plot.he will get a mouse brain and think like a mouse.

5/26/2011 12:30:24 PM
Peyton, 11 from Weaverville, North Carolina
I don't think that Squeaky will be involved in the situation much. But I think that Dr. Boxleitner will use "WordGirl" for his "evil plan", for her super strength, speed, and colossal vocabulary power. Maybe he will fight off the The Butcher and then the Rat will be involved. I know that Rat's are very intelligent, because I used to own a rat myself. Rat's are known for they're intelligence. I think that "Squeaky" will be involved when Dr. Boxleitner catches The Butcher. I think Squeaky will run him off and then Dr. Boxleitner won't give any credit to WordGirl, and take all of it for himself.

10/15/2010 12:27:06 PM
John, 9 from Blue springs
I think that.He was the .Meat steller

10/15/2010 12:12:22 PM
sanfa, 10 from bluesprings
they can

10/15/2010 12:14:50 PM
Nathan, 11 from blue springs
they are bad guy clones

4/8/2010 1:26:04 PM
Andrew, 8 from Potland ct
Word girl had to fight the bucher but word girl did not win.

4/8/2010 11:57:32 AM
michael, 7 from portland
I think he is goig to us the brairn in themo

4/1/2010 12:24:25 PM
olivia, 8 from portland
Word girl has to make this fight she is a superhero that is what they do

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