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This 34-page study guide accompanies the book by Eleanor Estes, a guided reading level P, Lexile: 870L, fiction chapter book Themes: social themes, bullying, prejudice and racism
is a powerful, timeless story that won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. Wanda Petronski is a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn’t and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it’s too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda’s classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again."
Comprehension questions for each chapter are text-based, inferential, predictions, and opinions. Also included are activities for:
character traits chart
sequence of events
dynamic character writing
vocabulary in context
vocabulary word search
worksheet for before/during/after reading questions
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