Study Guide

The Underneath: Novel Study

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Do you have a place that makes you feel safe and secure? Ranger, a hound in The Underneath, finds his new friend, a calico cat, and her safe place—underneath a porch. Scholars complete sentences using vocabulary from the novel as they read about the unlikely friendship. They also answer comprehension questions, create alliterations and personifications, and write poetry.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Compare to other stories that contain unlikely friendships like The Fox and The Hound
Classroom Considerations
  • Gives just a preview of the full novel study
  • Reveals a drunken father hitting a child
  • Lists a link for more information about the novel
  • Suggests themes to teach along with the book
  • Offers limited activities (four pages) covering 10 chapters