Mrs. Frisby and the Crow - Includes Sample Writing Task

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This lesson includes scaffolded analytical writing tasks that provide examples for teaching Common Core writing.

In this fantasy story, Mrs. Frisby is a mouse that lives with her children in a country garden. When her son, Timothy, becomes ill, she makes a long, treacherous journey to get him medicine, and on her way home with the medicine, she risks her life to save a young crow, who has found himself tangled in a shiny ribbon, from the ferocious farm cat.  (McGraw-Hill Imagine It!, 2008)

This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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