The Velveteen Rabbit

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The Velveteen Rabbit is the charming children’s tale about a stuffed rabbit who longs to become real, and the magic that makes his dream come true. A beloved classic since it was first published in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit has since been adapted many times for television and film. (From
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Designed for students in 4th grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining textual evidence, summarization and author's craft. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about textual connections and figurative language. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of characterization, text structure, and vocabulary. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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The Velveteen Rabbit is the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner. Watch the short video trailer for a quick introduction to the story.  (This annotation contains a video)
"To put on airs" is an idiom. An idiom is an expression that is not interpreted literally. Idioms are understood to mean something quite different from what the individual words of the phrase imply. "To put on airs" means to act like you are better than someone else. 
Why is Skin Horse considered to be wise? 
Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up? 
Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of shabbier. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for shabbier? 
How do the rabbits in the garden differ from little Rabbit? Cite textual evidence to support your answer. 
Why does the Velveteen Rabbit NOT understand why the rabbits in the garden look different than he does? 
How does little Rabbit's physical appearance change as time passes? What causes this change? 
The Boy was ill. In this context, ill means _____________. 
Why does "a great sadness" come over little Rabbit? 
Is this story real or fantasy? What elements in the story support your answer? 
How does little Rabbit know that he is real? 
Which of the following characteristics makes little Rabbit a real rabbit? 
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