A Guide for Using Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH in the Classroomby Jane Pryne
Each book in this series is a guide for using a well-known piece of literature in the classroom. Included are sample plans, author information, vocabulary-building ideas, and cross-curricular activities. At the Intermediate and Challenging levels, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and ideas for culminating and extending the novel are also included. See more details below
Each book in this series is a guide for using a well-known piece of literature in the classroom. Included are sample plans, author information, vocabulary-building ideas, and cross-curricular activities. At the Intermediate and Challenging levels, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and ideas for culminating and extending the novel are also included.
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM is the bestselling fiction book written by Robert O’Brien that entails one of the most thrilling and suspenseful stories of all time. This story takes the reader on the journey of the widowed mouse named Mrs. Frisby. Mrs. Frisby and her four children are living in their winter home, a cinder block in the garden of the farmer named Mr. Fitzgibbons. Unfortunately, the family must make their journey back to their summer home or face death from Mr. Fitzgibbon’s plow. However, their journey will be more difficult than was originally anticipated. Mrs. Frisbys youngest son, Timothy, has come down with a bad case of phenomena and is unable to make that journey back to their summer home safely. Unwilling to leave her prized son for dead Mrs. Frisby decides to consult with the wise old owl of the forest with the hope that he will come up with a plan to save her family. The owl believes that the only way to save Timothy would be to move Mrs. Frisby’s home closer to a rock where it will be untouched by the plow. However, the owl is unable to offer his personal assistance in the moving of the home and instead refers Mrs. Frisby to seek assistance from the Rats. While seeking for assistance, Mrs. Frisby soon discovers that the rats are not ordinary rats at all. They are actually a genetically engineered intelligent species of Rats that escaped from a laboratory called NIHM where they received special shots that boosted their intelligence and stooped the effects of aging. The rats agree to help Mrs. Frisby in saving her family, however are under constant pressure to keep up with their own plans as well as Mrs. Frisby’s. Mrs. Frisby feels forever indented to the rats. However, will they be able to mover her house? Will they do it before the plow begins? To find out pick up the book and read it. This is an excellent book that I believe a large audience can relate to. Many people feel as though they are underdogs, a mouse, and it is always reassuring to know that there is always a kind soul willing to go out of their way, the rats, in order to help others in need. I recommend that anyone looking for an enjoyable reed pick this book up and read it. It won’t leave you disappointed.