Day 1

Watership Down Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    To Rabbits and To Humans

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing

    Objective:

    In this activity, students will discuss and analyze their impressions of the inner lives of rabbits, as depicted in Watership Down.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4

    Structure:

    Have your students form small groups. In their groups, students should conduct a close-reading of the following passage, from Chapter 5: “In the Woods.”

    “To rabbits, everything unknown is dangerous. The first reaction is to startle, the second to bolt. Again and again they startled, until they were close to exhaustion. But what did these sounds mean and where, in this wilderness,...

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