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Molly's Pilgrim

By Barbara Cohen (2)

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Barbara Cohen’s excellent Molly’s Pilgrim is not only an insightful reflection on the true nature of a ‘pilgrim,' but also a heart wrenching account of the cruelty and deliberate misunderstanding directed at a young immigrant by schoolyard bullies. Molly has recently moved from Goraduk, Russia to America, where her family has made their home in Winter Hill. A third-grader, Molly’s new home may be less plagued by monetary hardships, but her peers make life equally difficult by taunting the girl’s unique appearance and difficulty grasping the English language. Molly is slightly comforted by her mother’s loving countenance, and reminders that their life has improved immensely. For her first American Thanksgiving, Molly is given the task of creating a Pilgrim woman doll out of a clothespin. Upon returning home, she relates to her mother that the Pilgrims arrived in America seeking religious freedom, a sentiment that Molly’s mother can understand. The resulting clothespin doll her mother creates marks the pivotal point in Cohen’s short tale, and the lessons learnt from the discussion that ensues will touch readers, who may reevaluate a few of their perceptions. Cohen’s elegantly placed message regarding schoolyard bullying makes Molly’s Pilgrim an admirable read year round, but could be especially well integrated into a curriculum based on Thanksgiving.

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    Molly's Pilgrim: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use ...

    Teacher Created Resources
    48 Pages, Grades 1 - 3
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    Molly's Pilgrim: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use (eBook)

    This digital Lit Guide contains a diverse collection of cross-circular lessons to increase students' competency in understanding literary devices and developing vocabulary and sequencing skills. Resources in this eBook include reproducible worksheets, pre- and post-reading lessons, sectional activities, and quizzes and unit tests. Each downloadable Lit Guide will prove to be an integral part of the reading experience and an indispensible resource for core literature and individualized reading.This eBook literature guide is an entry in the Teacher Created Resources Primary Lit Guides series, comprised of the following best-selling titles: Strega Nona; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Moose a Muffin; Molly's Pilgrim; The Great Kapok Tree; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; The Mitten; Frog and Toad are Friends; The Courage of Sarah Noble; Stone Soup; Curious George Series, 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.

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    Study Guide: Molly's Pilgrim (eBook)

    Learning Links/Novel-Ties
    17 Pages, Grades K - 3
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    Study Guide: Molly's Pilgrim (eBook)

    Expressly created for elementary classrooms, this Learning Links Novel-Ties guide will aid teachers by nurturing newer readers. Younger students will enjoy chapter-by-chapter pre- and post-reading activities and worksheets which also develop students' skills in reading with the goal to energize a further love of reading. A story synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a distinguished supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 2, constituted of the following additional titles: Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones; Nate the Great and the Missing Key; Freckle Juice; Henry and Mudge; Julian's Glorious Summer; Nate the Great; The Josefina Story Quilt; Molly's Pilgrim; Dinosaurs Before Dark; Mummies in the Morning; Flat Stanley; Dolphins at Daybreak; Who Cloned the President?; Balto: The Bravest Dog Ever; The Jamie and Angus Stories. All aforementioned Novel-Ties eBooks can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.