This mini unit incorporates the following skills/subjects: Compare and contrast; science (habitats/ecosystems); research (online and print resources); writing (conventions/editing/adjectives/creating mental images); comparing fiction/fantasy to nonfiction texts; making inferences.
You will need class or small group copies of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo and The Velveteen Rabbit. You will also need the movie version of The Velveteen Rabbit, several nonfiction books about rabbits, and internet access. After reading both books, have students complete the Venn Diagram contrasting the two. After watching the movie, have students complete the questions/activities on page two.