Memoirs of a Hamster by Devin Scillian

Recommended Grades: 3-5

Seymour is a hamster who believes he has all he ever needs until Pearl the Cat comes along. 

Lesson Idea:  


Mentor Text, Voice: Read aloud Memoirs of a Hamster.  Ask students what they notice about the author’s craft?  Do they feel as if the hamster is really talking to them?  The author really seems to understand the hamster’s voice.  The reader gets the feeling that the hamster might actually speak that way.  It’s a fun read and a great mentor text to help you model voice.  Pair it with Memoirs of a Goldfish for extra fun!

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