Monday, June 20, 2016

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh 6/20/16

Reading comprehension:
1. What did the owl mean when he said that the house should be moved to the “lee of the stone?”
2. Why couldn't the rats just go out and move the house without any other preparations?
3. What does Mrs. Frisby volunteer to do (since Mr. Ages can't do it)?
4. How did Jonathan die?
5. Why didn't the rats tell Mrs. Firsby how Jonathan died before?
6. Who tells Mrs. Frisby his life story?
7. How was life in the market for the rats?
8. What was on the side of the trucks that came to the market?
9. What happened to Nicodemus at the end of the section?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh 6/16/16


  1. How long have the rats had electricity in their home?
  2. Where did the rats get their light bulbs?
  3. Who is the rat with an eye patch?
  4. Who taught Mrs. Frisby to read?
  5. What is Nimh?
  6. What does Isabella think of Justin?
  7. Who is Jenner?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh 06

1. How is Timothy doing?
2. Why does Mrs. Frisby lie to Timothy about how soon Moving Day will be?
3. How do the roles between Timothy and Mrs. Frisby switch?
4. What is it like on the other side of the entrance of the rosebush?
5. What friend does Mrs. Frisby meet in the rosebush?
6. What does Mrs. Frisby have to promise in order to go into the rosebush?
7. Why is Justin friendly to Mrs. Frisby?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh 05

Vocabulary:

  1. expedition (45)
  2. ventured (48)
  3. descent (48)
  4. primeval (49)
  5. sonorous (50)
  6. dietary (50)
  7. talons (51)
  8. feasible (54)
  9. agitated (55)
  10. deference (55)
  11. conceivably (56)
  12. sentry (57)

Reading comprehension:
1. Why didn't Mrs. Frisby tell her children the entire problem?
2. What does Jeremy tell Mrs. Frisby to assure her it's safe to go into the owl's house?
3. What caused an extraordinary change to come over the owl?
4. Which rat is Mrs. Frisby supposed to ask for?
5. What does Jeremy think of the rats?

Predict:
Why do you think the owl would be an admirer of Jonathan Frisby?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh 04

Reading comprehension:
1. Why doesn't Mr. Fitzgibbon plow right away?
2. When does Mr. Fitzgibbon plan to plow?
3. What is Dragon doing when Mrs. Frisby sees him?
4. What were the rats hauling into the rosebush?
5. Why does Jeremy come plummeting from the sky?
6. Why does Jeremy collect shiny things?
7. How does Jeremy suggest he can help Mrs. Frisby?

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh 03

Vocabulary (with page numbers):

  1. apt (21)
  2. lashed (21)
  3. abreast (22)
  4. capacity (24)
  5. dubiously (24)
  6. authoritative (24)
  7. surge (25)
  8. scarcely (25)
  9. eaves (29)
  10. shrew (30)
  11. illogical (32)


Reading comprehension:
1. What is the “unpleasant choice” that Mrs. Frisby faces?
2. Who is Dragon?
3. What is Jeremy doing when Mrs. Frisby helps him?
4. What does Mrs. Frisby think of Jeremy?
5. Why does Mrs. Frisby help Jeremy?
6. What is Moving Day?
7. Who is the Frisbys' neighbor?
8. Explain the saying from page 32: “All doors are hard to unlock until you have the key.”
9. Why is Mr. Fitzgibbon starting his tractor “a sound that filled [Mrs. Frisby] with alarm?”

Predict:
What sort of favor with Mrs. Frisby ask Jeremy for?

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh 02

Vocabulary

  1. Sward (5)
  2. Furrowed
  3. Protruded (6)
  4. Lath (9)
  5. Peered (10)
  6. Complexion
  7. Hypochondriac
  8. Delirious (11)
  9. Vigorous (15)
  10. Perspiration (18)
  11. Pneumonia


Reading comprehension:

  1. Where is Mr. Frisby? 
  2. What did Mrs. Frisby find in the stump? 
  3. Who is the oldest of Mrs. Frisby's children?
  4. Who is Mr. Ages?
  5. What's wrong with Timothy?
  6. How many packages of medicine does Mr. Ages give to Mrs. Frisby?
  7. How long will it be before Timothy is well again? 


Predict: What do you think will happen to Timothy?

Activity: Start drawing a map of Mr. Fitzgibbon's farm. Add new locations to it as they are described throughout our reading of the book.