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Pictures of Hollis Woods

By Patricia Reilly Giff (2)

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A compassionate tale of a girl looking for a family to call her own, Patricia Reilly Giff’s Pictures of Hollis Woods, a Newbery Honor award-winning novel, focuses on the titular Hollis, whose artistic talent centers the story. Hollis, a twelve-year-old orphan, has been in foster home after foster home, and continues to search for a family that will be able to perfectly fit her into their picture. A back and forth narrative, Hollis is currently living with Josie, who appreciates the girl’s aptitude for gorgeous sketches. Encouraged and well-loved by Josie, Hollis feels she has found a stable home, and fights against signs that Josie’s increasing forgetfulness has made the situation dangerous for the both of them. We are also taken back to the previous summer, when Josie was housed with the Regan family, a loving trio of Izzy, “Old Man”, and thirteen-year-old Steven. A tragedy marred the tender atmosphere though, and as Hollis struggles to find and keep a home, readers will remain enthralled by Giff’s vivid detailing of Hollis’ pictures, and her gentle depiction of a girl in need of love. Pictures of Hollis Woods is poignant and moving, rendering a satisfying conclusion that will appeal to young readers.

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    Study Guide: Pictures of Hollis Woods (eBook)

    Learning Links/Novel-Ties
    30 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
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    Study Guide: Pictures of Hollis Woods (eBook)

    Created to benefit newer middle school students with a greater understanding and appreciation for literature, this Learning Links Novel-Ties guide will encourage and train students for more complex reading in the future. Pre- and post-reading activities and worksheets are supplied on a chapter-by-chapter basis, which allows students to become comfortable with the majority of literary devices. A story synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a reputable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 5, constituted of the following additional titles: Bridge to Terabithia; Island of the Blue Dolphins; My Side of the Mountain; The Pinballs; Tuck Everlasting; Sign of the Beaver; The Phantom Tollbooth; From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; The Fighting Ground; Matilda; The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle; In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson; Lily's Crossing; The Borrowers; The Whipping Boy; Toliver's Secret; Bloomability; On My Honor; Summer of the Monkeys; Among The Hidden; Castle in the Attic; The Wanderer; Call It Courage; Amos Fortune, Free Man; Crash; Becoming Naomi Leon; Bud, Not Buddy; Seedfolks; Esperanza Rising; George Washington's Socks; Crispin: The Cross of Lead; Among the Imposters; Fever 1793; Pictures of Hollis Woods; Surviving the Applewhites; Al Capone Does My Shirts; Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; Three Cups of Tea; Elijah of Buxton; Marley, A Dog Like No Other; Rules. All precursory Novel-Ties eBooks can be found by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.

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    Novel Units
    8 Pages, Grades 5 - 6
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    Pictures of Hollis Woods: End-of-Book Test (Standards Based) (eBook)

    This Standards Based End-of-Book Test will engage students and reinforce their competency in analyzing text and critical thinking. Exam creation is nearly instantaneous - simply download, print, and test! Students will be benefitted by the integration of state test preparation with quality literature. In addition to saving time, energy and sanity, a teacher guide with answer key is provided, ensuring a straightforward teaching experience free of hassle. Educators will be thrilled by this reputable and inexpensive series from Novel Units!This End-of-Book Test eBook is an entry in the Novel Units series for Grades 5-6, comprised of some of the following titles: The City of Ember; The Devil's Arithmetic; Poppy; A Family Apart; The Lightning Thief; The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle; Pictures of Hollis Woods; Crash, and many more. All aforementioned eBooks, as well as the rest of the series, can be found by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button located to the left. Please note that the Terms of Use Agreement for Single-Use Classroom license allows a maximum of 30 copies of this student test per purchase download. The included Teacher Guide is non-reproducible.