A Great and Small Fieldtrip

Mary Norton wrote the familiar tales about The Borrowers.

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A field trip to this Williamsburg, VA museum exhibit would be great!

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Several movies have been based upon The Borrowers series, including:

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Watch it here:


Older readers will enjoy the classic:

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and this movie version with Ted Danson:

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Movie clip here:


Compare and Contrast to a Summer’s Day

Compare: means to find similarities between two things.

Contrast: means to find differences between two things.

A summer’s day can be beautiful and pleasant:

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But, a summer’s day can also be stormy!

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Today’s Assignment:

1. Read Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.

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2. How many lines can you memorize?

3. Consider the characters in your current work of fiction. How are the two main characters alike? How do they differ? Having characters that are too similar may confuse or bore the reader.

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For further review on compare and contrast, go to this link: