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Memoirs of a Hamster read by Melanie Lynskey
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© Storyline Online/SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Grade Level Grades 2-3
Resource Type Activity
Attributes
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

Night 1 / My life is perfect. / I have a bowl full of seeds, a cozy pile of wood shavings, and room to run. / I'm never leaving here. / Question: Who's the luckiest hamster in the world? / Answer: ME! Seymour the hamster has the perfect life. He has a spacious cage, a constant food supply, and a FuzzyBoy 360 exercise wheel that lets him run to his heart's content. Life could not be better. Or could it? When Pearl the cat tells Seymour of the goodies beyond the safe confines of his cage, he starts to think he's missing out. And out is the new in! It's only after Seymour is out of his cage that he begins to fully appreciate his safe and cozy home.

Storyline Online's Memoirs of a Hamster is read by Melanie Lynskey, is written by Devin Scillian, and illustrated by Tim Bowers.

Resources

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MemoirsofaHamster_TeacherActivityGuide.pdf

Activity
October 9, 2023
497.84 KB
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'Memoirs of a Hamster' read by Melanie Lynskey
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Standards

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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