Hate That Cat Novel Unit

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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39 pages
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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.

Product Includes:
CCSS (4th grade)
Character Chart
Vocabulary List
"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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poetry, novel unit, literature unit, reading groups, literature circles, read alouds
Total Pages
39 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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