Written by Mary M. Magno and Peter Sullivan
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien.
19 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. In Writing Assignment #1, students compare and contrast a character from the story and its real life animal equivalent. In Writing Assignment #2, students write Nicodemus's memoirs about the adventures he encountered after leaving the Boniface Estate but before settling on the farm. Finally, in Writing Assignment #3, students persuade the rat community to either support Jenner's argument or Nicodemus's.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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