Fourth Grade Rats: Novel Study

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Things sure change in year's time. Suds, from Fourth Grade Rats, went from a third grade angel to a fourth grade rat! Although he is not necessarily happy with his new self, he worries he will lose his popularity. Learners complete sentences with vocabulary words, analyze characters' feelings, and write poems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate character education lessons about how to treat others and peer pressure
  • Read as part of a unit of study including other books by Jerry Spinelli
Classroom Considerations

  • Offers only a preview of a full novel study
Pros

  • Addresses two literary devices, personification and exaggeration
  • Includes a brief description of the author
Cons

  • Limited to six comprehension questions