This packet is perfect for the end of the year! It will take about five days to complete, and everything is ready for you to print and go! This packet is all about rats! After doing some research on mice and rats, students will read an informational article, a poem, and two fables about these rodents. Then, they will get to watch the movie The Tale of Despereaux. A movie watching note-taking guide is included as well as a 30 question multiple choice test on the movie.
You can begin this unit by completing the KWL chart on rats. Then, if you have the technology available, allow students to research rats and complete a top 10 list of interesting facts about these rodents. Our packet includes a handout for the list. You could also allow half of the class to research mice and the other half rats. A top ten list is a fast way to present research, and it is easy to grade!
Allow students to read the informational article included in this packet titled “Destructive Habits of House Rats and Mice”. There are fifteen multiple choice questions to go along with this article.
Have students read the poem titled “The Rude Rat and The Unostentatious Oyster”. There are ten multiple choice questions to accompany this poem.
Have students read the two fables in the packet. There are five multiple choice questions that go with each of the fables.
Now, after all of this study and reading about rats, it’s time to watch a movie with a mouse as the main character and plenty of rats as characters too!
The Tale of Despereaux is a novel. The movie based on this novel, however, is much different. Allow students to use the note-taking guide in this packet while they watch the movie. Then give the test.
This packet would work great for emergency lesson plans too!
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