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Study Guide for Missing May

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Use this comprehensive packet to accompany a study of Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. Starting out with a brief author biography and background information about the novel, this guide includes materials to use throughout the entire novel. The book is chunked into sections, and each section is paired with activities, background information, and vocabulary. Extend a study of the novel's big ideas by connecting the novel to other texts, as is suggested here.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Add in your own vocabulary exercises in order to practice the provided words
  • Create some graphic organizers and templates to go with the writing activities to more fully support learners
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource includes additional text connection activities, but does not include the additional texts; these could likely be found in a textbook, and could definitely be found on the Internet
  • Includes worksheets, response questions, graphic organizers, and assignments for each chunk of chapters
  • Assignments and questions tap into higher-level thinking skills and connect to students' lives
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