Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech has so many poetic possibilities. This low prep novel unit for Hate That Cat includes a variety of standard reading comprehension skills as well as creative writing activities related to the figures of speech and poetry used in the story. The other great feature of this book is the famous poems that are integrated throughout the story.
This is a great supplement to a poetry unit of study and really gets kids motivated to write poems and use figures of speech-- just like Jack (the main character in the story). Students also tap into many inference skills to understand the events that are happening off the pages of the book.
CCSS (4th grade)
"Miss Stretchberry Says" Inference and Point of View Activity
2 Alliteration Activities
Foreshadowing and Quote Analysis
Onomatopoeia Compare/Contrast Activity
Reading Comprehension Questions
Jack's Writing Style
Similes and Flipped Metaphors
"So Much Depends" Poem Review
"Inspired By" Poem Activity
**Teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples included**
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