This is a 13 page, ready-to-use student booklet (along with a 4 page answer key) to use with students who are reading the 1993 Newbery Award book, Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant. Just copy and give three staples on the left side to create individual student booklets. The booklet is designed to reinforce essential reading and writing skills for students in grades 5-7. It divides Missing May into four reading assignments with questions and tasks to go with each one. Skills that are covered include visualizing, determining author's purpose, inferring, comprehension, questioning, explaining, summarizing, recognizing elements of a story, point-of-view, vocabulary, and using context. Created by Jean Martin
Missing May, by Cynthia Rylant, in a nutshell:
Newbery Award Winner for 1993.
This is the tender story of a twelve year old girl, Summer, who is dealing with the recent death of Aunt May who, along with Uncle Ob, has raised her since she was six. Summer is worried about Uncle Ob who seems terribly depressed. They both wonder what they will do without May. With the help of a strange boy from school, Cletus, they attempt to contact May but end up finding new peace.
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