These activities are based on the short story "The Catbird Seat" by James Thurber. Included:
* comprehension/discussion questions for the students as a class, literature circle, or individual to answer
* a bubble map for details
* a mini-lesson about idioms with a follow-up activity
* a story cube that can be used as a fun and quick way to review the elements of literature
* a creative writing assignment
* an essay assignment comparing "The Catbird Seat" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
* a characterization chart
* vocabulary assignment and quiz
Due to copyright laws, I have not included the story itself, just the activities. You can print out the story for free from the site: http://goffstown.k12.nh.us:8100/~pmccann/The%20Catbird%20Seat%2011.pdf
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