615-1 Mrs. Frisby/Rats of NIMH (4-6)

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM


1. What is meant by the following comparison used by the author when explaining a shrew?  A shrew is a tiny creature scarcely bigger than a peanut, but with wit as sharp as its teeth.

2.  Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting a mouse and a shrew.

3.  Explain why you believe Mrs. Frisby was not killed by Dragon the cat as she passed by him.

4.  Mrs. Frisby observes a group of rats marching along as if they were soldiers.  This is a simile because a comparison is being made using the word like or as.  Develop eight sentences using similes.

5.  Why do you think owls are characterized as being "wise" birds?



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