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Harriet the Spy

By Louise Fitzhugh (2)

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Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved Harriet the Spy features eleven-year-old New Yorker Harriet M. Welsch, who is starting the fifth grade armed with a notebook, an intense curiosity, and two loyal friends, Sport and Janie. Harriet is keen to become a writer, and her nanny, Ole Golly, inspires her to record her observations of neighbors and classmates, writing painfully honest accounts of their personalities and actions. Harriet’s hobby ends up turning her world upside down when her notebook is discovered, and read by everyone at school. As even Sport and Janie abandon her, Harriet begins to despair, completely losing interest in school. To make matters worse, Ole Golly has left to get married, confident that Harriet is old enough, and no longer in need of a nanny. Harriet’s loneliness is further exacerbated when she becomes the target of the vengeful Spy Catcher’s Club, and it is only when Ole Golly writes to Harriet telling her to apologize, and to lie, if need be, that she starts down the road to reconciliation with her friends. Middle school readers have enjoyed Fitzhugh's witty, knowing novel about friendship and self-discovery since its publication in 1964.

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    S & S Learning
    48 Pages, Grades 4 - 6
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    Literature Guide: Harriet The Spy (Lit Links series) (eBook)

    Meet Harriet M. Welsh, Superspy. When her classmates find and read her notes, Harriet's life is turned upside down. Novel by Louise Fitzhugh. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key.

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    48 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
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    Harriet the Spy A Guide for Using This Novel: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use (eBook)

    This eBook Lit Guide contains a large assortment of classroom resources that will make developing important literary skills entertaining. Sectional activities, pre- and post-reading lessons, reproducible worksheets, and even quizzes and unit tests increase students' proficiency in understanding vocabulary, plot development, and characterization. This eBook Lit Guide involves ideas that are optimal for individualized reading and core literature.This eBook literature guide is an entry in the Teacher Created Resources Intermediate Lit Guides series, comprised of the following best-selling titles: The Sign of the Beaver; A Wrinkle in Time; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; James and the Giant Peach; Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH; Dear Mr. Henshaw; Matilda; Loser; The Great Gilly Hopkins, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.