Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.
With themes of compromise and communication, this Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates picture book by Cheryl Klein is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!
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HAMSTERS MAKE TERRIBLE ROOMMATES SUMMARY
The story Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates is a book about two hamsters, Henry and Marvin. Henry is very irritated by Marvin because all Marvin wants to do is talk and be excited and that really bothers Henry. Henry likes it better when it is quiet and peaceful. One day Henry snaps at Marvin and tells him he needs to leave him alone. Marvin communicates why he likes talking and Henry communicates why he likes it quiet. The two hamsters are able to compromise and start over as good friends.
HAMSTERS MAKE TERRIBLE ROOMMATES LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates reading comprehension questions focus on:
- analyzing character
- point of view
- author’s purpose
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- action verbs
- types of sentences
HAMSTERS MAKE TERRIBLE ROOMMATES ACTIVITIES
You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:
- comprehension questions
- 30 writing prompts with themed paper
- vocabulary activities
- word study print & go activities
- ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
- social emotional learning discussion topics
- graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates?
- Lexile® Measure: AD350L
- Guided Reading Level: N/A
- DRA Level: N/A
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 1.5
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Cheryl Klein. It was illustrated by Abhi Alwar.
What genre is Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 40 pages long.