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Missing May Novel Unit

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Missing May by Cynthia Rylant is a low prep novel study. This Missing May product includes a wide variety of reading comprehension activities. The novel provides many opportunities to talk about the meaning of family, relationships, and coping with loss.

It is also a great mentor text to use for descriptive writing and figurative language. There are many activities from which to choose depending on the reading level of your students.

Resource Includes:
CCSS 5th grade
Sample Pacing Chart to Organize and Plan Daily Activities
Reading Comprehension Questions
Character Chart
Figurative language-- locate similes and provide explanations
Close Reading-- draw Cletus's Brylcreem picture based on his story
Big and small memory writing
Parts of a Story
Venn Diagram-- compare Missing May to Wizard of Oz (optional)
Classmate descriptive writing activity
A Good Hook-- create catchy chapter names related to the main idea of each chapter
West Virginia road map scale
Expository Text-- bats
Predict Jobs for Summer and Cletus based on text evidence
Phases of Grief character growth
Paper Whirligig STEM enrichment activity

**Teacher notes, sample, or answer keys provided for all handouts except the vocabulary lists**

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Literature Unit, Novel Study, Reading Groups, Book Study, Newbery
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