Miracles on Maple Hill is a story about caring and building healthy family relationships. Marlys father has returned from being a prisoner of war and is having a difficult time adjusting. The family moves to an old deserted family farm on Maple Hill in hopes that the process of fixing up the farm and living in this kind of natural environment will help Father recover. As the family interacts with neighbors and learns to enjoy their surroundings, we see the healing power of nature. This is a wonderful heart-warming story that is as relevant today as it was when it was written in 1956.
This book was a favorite of mine while I was teaching, and I have compiled the lessons I used into a reading guide. These lessons will cover 15 days, or three weeks, of reading class time (and spelling if so desired). They include: vocabulary, comprehension questions, cloze activities, similes, metaphors, journal writing, summary writing, crossword puzzles, word searches, word scrambles, comprehension quizzes, vocabulary/spelling lists, and forms for spelling practice, sentences, and tests. The guide, including answer keys, is 80 pages long.