The Borrowers Novel Study

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The Borrowers is a story about a family of tiny people who live beneath the floorboards of a house and borrow from human beans for survival. With the literature study, scholars answer questions about the fantasy novel and create an original example of personification. Pupils also choose a historical topic to research and practice summarizing the text with illustrations. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners complete a T-chart with characters' names in the left column and their corresponding traits in the right column
Classroom Considerations

  • Only a sample of the full novel study (chapters one and two)
  • Requires library or Internet research, copies of the text, and dictionaries

  • Includes a research activity that connects to history
  • Allows for practice with reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and summary skills

  • Does not come with an answer key