Excellent bridge from chapter books to novels. Read Common Sense Media's Stuart Little review, age rating, and parents guide. Although, Stuart Little by E B White is a children's book, you'll learn to follow your instincts, be adventurous and resilient. Stuart Little Book Summary. Example. Customize this Storyboard. (This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card.
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Stuart is helpful and brave through out the book. He went down the dirty dark sink drain to find Mrs. Little's wedding ring. He sailed a model boat. Stuart Little is a mouse born to human parents in New York City. Stuart's family helps him adapt to his diminutive size in a house made for human-sized. Stuart Little Summary. by E.B. White The book begins by telling the reader about how Stuart was born to a family in New York City. Stuart's.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. The book begins by telling the reader about how Stuart was born to a family in New York City. Stuart's family members gradually adapt to the social and cultural changes that having such a small child brings about, along with have to change some of the physical aspects of their home to facilitate Stuart's living there. Later, Stuart is exercising and he accidentally gets himself stuck in one of the house's window-blinds. Taking advantage of Stuart's state of entrapment, the family's malevolent cat, named Snowball, steals from Stuart his hat and cane and places them right outside of a rathole; this panics both Stuart and his family. Stuart's brother George eventually, accidentally sets Stuart free. After this bout, Stuart partakes in a sailboat race that takes place in Central Park.
Stuart and Margalo become fast friends, and Stuart seems to hold romantic feelings for Margalo. One night, the family cat Snowbell attempts to eat Margalo in her sleep, but Stuart protects Margalo by shooting Snowbell's ear with a bow and arrow. A few days later, Margalo saves Stuart's life when Stuart accidentally becomes trapped in a garbage truck and is almost dumped into a river outside of New York City.
Margalo and Stuart's friendship is tragically cut short, however, when Margalo learns that Snowbell is plotting to kill her and she escapes the Littles' house without telling anyone.
Margalo decides to head north. When Stuart realizes Margalo has left, he resolves to find her. Stuart begins traveling through New York City, experiencing a series of adventures on the way. At first, Stuart accidentally crashes Dr.
Carey's automobile; Stuart then finds himself teaching a classroom of schoolchildren. As his travels continue, he keeps searching for Margalo. Eventually, Stuart's travels bring him to Ames' Crossing, a small town outside the city.
Stuart becomes infatuated with Harriet and abandons his journey to linger in Ames' Crossing, hoping to pursue a relationship with Harriet. Harriet agrees to meet Stuart. Stuart plans an extravagant date, but it is a failure. Harriet leaves and Stuart is humiliated. Type of Activity: Plot Diagrams and Narrative Arcs.
Modify this basic rubric by clicking the link below. You can also create your own on Quick Rubric. Making a character map is a helpful activity for any story.
This is a great activity for students to add on to each time they meet a new character or learn more about existing characters. Here is an example: Character Map.
Stuart Little is a great book to practice summarization on both the chapter level and the story level. As the chapters are styled as vignettes, students who are working on beginning summarization may benefit from focusing on one chapter to practice summarizing.
This could also be a helpful tool for comprehension of the entire story if each chapter is summarized. It is helpful to limit the number of cells students can use, to help them be more concise. Consider having students plan their storyboard using a blank template prior to creating the full storyboard online. Students should begin with the narrative in each box before adding character dialogue.
This will allow them to focus on the purpose of summarizing and determining importance, before getting distracted by the details of the storyboard. Students can also be given a set number of frames to use for the storyboard to help them be concise.
After planning on a template, students can compare the important events they chose with a partner's, and the class could discuss why different events in the story were included in the storyboard over others. Here is an example of chapter level summary storyboard: Chapter 9: A Narrow Escape Beginning: Stuart accidentally gets picked up by a garbage truck while trying to hide from a dog on his way to find adventure. Stuart thinks his life is over when the truck arrives at the river and begins dumping its trash to be towed out to sea.
Margalo comes to the rescue and flies Stuart home! Writing a summary is effective for retelling the whole story. As the story has many vignettes within it, this will be a good challenge for students already developing summarization skills. They will need to practice determining importance and main idea in order to create a successful summary storyboard.
The storyboard format will help students practice being concise when many elements are in play. Parts of a Story. This activity allows for a more in-depth look at one or more characters, with a focus on character traits. Students should provide textual evidence to support the character trait they choose. Students can support their ideas with dialogue, thoughts, or actions of the character they are portraying.
Here is an example of a character trait storyboard in the grid format. This example features Snowbell, Margalo, and Stuart, but students can analyze the character traits for any or all of the characters in Stuart Little.
Possible character traits for characters in Stuart Little: Determined, kind, loyal, thoughtful, confident Margalo: Loyal, caring Snowbell: Selfish, sneaky, dishonest Mr.
A storyboard is a great way for students to develop vocabulary. Students can be assigned specific words per chapter to define using a storyboard. They can use the scene to practice using context clues, and then use dictionary skills to find the actual definition.
Students could also create the scene and see if a partner can determine the meaning of the word using context clues. An additional extension would be for students to try using the word in a different context.
Visual Vocabulary Boards. Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in Stuart Little by creating visualizations.
In this activity, students will select a theme and support the theme with evidence from the text. One of the themes that is clearly depicted in Stuart Little is acceptance. Stuart is born a mouse into a human family; his family not only accepts him, but embraces him and treats him as one of their own. Students can use a grid format to depict the text evidence that supports a theme of their choice.
Possible themes for Stuart Little: Acceptance Friendship Adventure These instructions are completely customizable. Create a storyboard that identifies recurring themes in Stuart Little. Illustrate instances of each theme and write a short description below each cell.
Stuart Little was born, just two inches high, to a family of humans and looked very much like a mouse!
Despite his differences, Mr. Little named him Stuart, and decide to love him like any other child. One day, while attempting to show Snowbell how fit he is, Stuart gets himself wrapped up in a window shade.
Snowbell decides to let the family think Stuart has escaped into a mouse hole by placing his hat and cane at the entrance. The Little family frantically begins searching for Stuart with no luck. When they have all but given up, George opens the shade to let in some light, and sure enough, Stuart rolls out. As Stuart grows up, he continues to have grand adventures, making his way around on New York City buses, and sailing toy sailboats in the pond in Central Park.
After coming down with bronchitis, Stuart meets a new friend — Margalo the bird. Little found her on a windowsill, and thinking she was dead, brought her into the house.