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Literature: "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery (Williams) Bianco

These sites are about Margery (Williams) Bianco and her childrens novel “The Velveteen Rabbit.” Students can learn about the theme of friendship through the activities in this eTheme. Includes biographical information on the author, a computer version and audiorecording of the book, links to downloadable eBook files, a lesson plan for teaching the book, a quiz, and a printable PDF book report form. Also includes a link to the eThemes Resource Animals: Rabbits and Hares.


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Read about the life of children's author, Margery Williams Bianco, and find out how her life inspired her stories.
Read the book version of "The Velveteen Rabbit" (with illustrations) on your computer by clicking on the "Read Online" link. The pages turn just like a real book. Also available in plain text, EPUB, PDF, MOBI (Kindle compatible), and other formats. These links are all located on the right side of the page under the "Read" icon.
Listen to this audiorecording of an adult and a child reading Margery (Williams) Bianco's story "The Velveteen Rabbit" together. Click on the "Play" icon in the player under the author's name on the right hand side of the page. NOTE: This site links to religious content when the "Spirituality and Religion" link is clicked on.
Use this lesson plan to teach students language arts and the meaning of friendship as it is presented in the book "The Velveteen Rabbit." Includes craft activities, discussion questions, scoring guide/rubric, and assessment measures. NOTE: This site includes sidebar ads.
Use this quiz to test students' reading comprehension skills. NOTE: This site contains banner ads.
After students finish reading "The Velveteen Rabbit", use this form to help them to prepare a book report.
These sites are about rabbits and hares. Learn the similarities and differences between them. There is information on wild rabbits, their behavior, and economic importance to humans, and sites about how to care for domestic rabbits. There are videos, audio clips, lesson plans, and many pictures. Included is an eThemes resource on farm animals.

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