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Fall underground to a magical land where a prophecy is soon to come true. Surpass all expectations with thought-provoking activities. Students give meaning to sentences from the novel. Write the true version of false statements from the book. Determine what a metaphor is and find an example from the story. Recall in detail the complete prophecy as told to Gregor. Choose the definition that matches the underlined vocabulary word from the text. Students explore the concept of betrayal and reflect on a time in which they experienced this. Students create their own Underland and write a short story about how to get there. Compare the Overland and Underland in a graphic organizer. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel:Gregor the Overlander is a story of a fantastical world deep beneath the surface of the earth. Gregor is home alone in New York City watching his baby sister and grandmother. After his sister falls through a grate in the basement, Gregor follows her deep underground into a new world. The Underland is filled with humans whose skin is almost see-through, giant bats, rats, mice, and fireflies. A conflict between the human city of Regalia and the rats is creating panic among the inhabitants. It's not until a prophecy is revealed that Gregor finds himself involved in plans to save the Underland. Gregor the Overlander is an epic story of fantasy and destiny.