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The Great Gilly Hopkins

By Katherine Paterson (4)

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Eleven-year-old Gilly Hopkins has had to develop a tough exterior to protect her from life’s blows. Gilly’s mother, Courtney, has left the bright, angry heroine of Katherine Paterson’s The Great Gilly Hopkins in foster care. Gilly only knows how to reject others as she herself has been rejected, fighting and acting out in various ways at home and school. But when she is placed in a new home with foster mom, Maime Trotter, Gilly encounters a relentlessly tough lady who will not put up with the girl’s racism and abuse of her other foster child. Gilly also discovers that her new teacher sees through her behavior, which is disconcerting indeed. Gilly later steals money to buy a bus ticket to San Francisco so that she can join her mother there, though her plan fails, and eventually Gilly is sent to live with her grandmother. As she leaves, she recognizes that life with Maime Trotter was actually not so terrible. Katherine Paterson, best known for her lovely Bridge to Terabithia, is the master of creating realistic fiction that sparkles with heart and warmth, giving readers a glimpse into a world where happy endings may not abound, but characters are given the opportunity to grow in the face of adversity.

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    Teacher Created Resources
    48 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
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    The Great Gilly Hopkins: 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.


     
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    Puzzle Pack: The Great Gilly Hopkins (eBook)

    Teacher's Pet Publications
    136 Pages, Grades 5 - 7
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    Puzzle Pack: The Great Gilly Hopkins (eBook)

    The express goal of Teacher's Pet Publications' Puzzle Packs is to provide a conglomeration of fun games and activities to supplement your in-class novel. Overflowing with dozens of vocabulary-related exercises (including reproducible fill-in-the-blank worksheets, multiple choice worksheets, unit bingo cards, word searches and more) students will be encouraged and able to understand the literature more clearly, while also being able to recall key vocabulary from the novel. Also supplied are teacher answer keys for all puzzles and worksheets, allowing educators to enjoy an uncomplicated day in the classroom!This eBook puzzle manual from Teacher's Pet Publications is an entry in the Puzzle Packs series, comprised of puzzle packs for the following best-selling titles: A Raisin in the Sun; Night; Oedipus Rex; Hatchet; The Cay; My Side of the Mountain; Witness; The Time Machine; The Kite Runner, Freak the Mighty, 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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    LitPlan Teacher Pack: The Great Gilly Hopkins (eBook)

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    158 Pages, Grades 5 - 7
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    LitPlan Teacher Pack: The Great Gilly Hopkins (eBook)

    This eBook contains several ready-to-teach materials that contain everything needed for a complete unit of study, while managing to incorporate the IRA/NCTE standards. This LitPlan Teacher Pack eBook is very straight-forward to use: Instantly download, print, and teach! Educators can use these resources for entire-class book studies, or smaller groups, tutoring, or independent study projects. Packed to the brim with unit tests, daily lessons, study questions, writing assignments and much more, this teacher asset will surely become a staple of your classroom as an irreplaceable resource.This eBook teacher guide from Teacher's Pet Publications is an entry in the LitPlan series, comprised of literature guides for the following best-selling titles: The Grapes of Wrath; The Egypt Game; Dracula; Treasure Island; The Odyssey; Hatchet; A Tale of Two Cities; A Christmas Carol; The Giver, and 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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    On The Mark Press
    64 Pages, Grades 4 - 6
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    Literature Guide: Great Gilly Hopkins (Lit Links series) (eBook)

    Specifically designed to enable students to develop important reading skills, On The Mark Press' Lit Links eBook guides contain numerous creative and cross-curricular activities for increasing students' competency in reading. This guide seeks to strengthen reading comprehension with reproducible chapter-by-chapter questions, comprehension questions, and more - complete with an answer key for educators. Also includes an author bio and story synopsis.This eBook is an entry in the Lit Links series of literature guides from On The Mark Press. Popular titles covered in the series include: Frindle, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Abel's Island; Superfudge; The Cay; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Owls in the Family; Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key; A Wrinkle in Time; Fantastic Mr. Fox; The Trumpet of the Swan; Freckle Juice, 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.