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Discover the importance of family, friendships, and what it means to be loved by those around. Present new vocabulary words in a variety of ways to ensure students are excited to expand their literacy skills. Find the antonym for each word. Match words to their definitions, then identify their part of speech. Explore character motivations by stating why Gilly didn't tell Trotter who the visitor was. Explain the expression "demon possession" by writing a story based on this idea. Write a personal reflection on the poem found in the story. Conduct a class survey on things considered to be important in daily life. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel:
A story about a bold and brazen eleven-year-old girl–and foster child–who has great expectations about life. Gilly runs away from her foster home looking for her real mother. Not finding her, she begins to adjust to life with the foster family. On Thanksgiving weekend, while Gilly is busy taking care of everyone with the flu, Gilly’s grandmother shows up. She has come to take Gilly to live with her in Virginia. Gilly must move to a new home against her will. She realizes how she is loved at the foster house, and learns many valuable life lessons, relationships and prejudice.
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A great resource and even bonus activities to go with them!!
Great story and will be using it as a read aloud with students to model the story elements of realistic fiction. Like the material you have provided.
A great resource for a required book in our district.
Lots of useful information
Love using this in my book groups!
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Great activities to go with the book!
Using this packet everyday!
This resource provides a nice variety of activities to use with the book. Thank you!
This was a great help when planning for this book reading unit
I am excited to use this with my 5th grade class! It is a great resource and I will be able to pull things from it to differentiate for all my reading levels!
This packet was really helpful while doing this as a read aloud with my fifth graders. I was able to pick and choose which pages were most beneficial to the idea or skill that I was trying to target.
Love this novel and was thrilled to find this!
Great help to my lesson, love the reading activities, thanks
"I am excited to use this with my 5th grade class! It is a great resource and I will be able to pull things from it to differentiate for all my reading levels!"
Great connections with Common Core - well organized and easy to launch. Thanks
Great resource for teaching this book. Thank you!
This has made my life so much easier.