The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes is a Newbery Honor Book and a timeless classic about bullying and its effects on everyone involved.
Although it is assigned a DRA level 38 (3rd grade), I use this for book study with my 5th graders at the beginning of every school year because I consider the theme and vocabulary to be more suited to students of their age. My students are often not very enthusiastic about my choice of text (especially the boys), but by the end of the book they are begging for it not to be over, and asking if there is a sequel! The life lessons taught in The Hundred Dresses are drawn on all through the school year.
This download includes:
*sheets to record character traits and descriptive terms for each character - one sheet with all 3 characters, and three sheets with 1 character per sheet
*a triple Venn Diagram for comparing and contrasting the three main characters
*a critical thinking activity in which students find text evidence to support the idea that two of the characters possess unexpected traits or emotions
Please visit my store for more resources for The Hundred Dresses:
The Hundred Dresses Short Response Chapter Review Questions
The Hundred Dresses Critical Thinking Assignment for Chapter 7
The Hundred Dresses Cause and Effect Activity for Chapter 5
Additional resources for this text are currently being developed and will be posted in the next few days.
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