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The Hundred Dresses

By Eleanor Estes (2)

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Eleanor Estes’ The Hundred Dresses, a Newbery Honor winner, is a compassionate and pointed tale regarding the emotional damage that follows the act of bullying. Wanda Petronski wears the same blue dress every day, a distinguishing mark further exacerbated by her Polish descent and dilapidated living quarters. Wanda’s simple appearance sits directly in juxtaposition with the lavish tidings of the popular and wealthy Peggy, who commands attention and power, especially over her best friend, Maddie. One day, Wanda whispers to Peggy that she has a hundred dresses at home, a seemingly false statement that draws the ire and taunts of the school children, with the most merciless of the teasing conducted by Peggy. Maddie feels distinctly uncomfortable with the cruel belligerence, but fears speaking up and being similarly exposed to ridicule. Estes’ novel has an evocative elegance that has allowed it to stand the test of time, and her story reprimands not only the bully, but also the characters that stood by. The Hundred Dresses is simple, but powerfully compelling, and the moral conundrum of Maddie will resonate with readers who have had to decide between being one with a crowd, or standing up for what’s right.

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    48 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
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    The Hundred Dresses: 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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    24 Pages, Grades 2 - 5
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    Study Guide: The Hundred Dresses (eBook)

    Learning Links Novel-Ties guides are incredibly beneficial in assisting teachers in nurturing new readers. Reproducible exercises and worksheets aid students on a chapter-by-chapter basis to increase students' skills in reading with the goal to encourage a further love of reading. Also supplied are a novel synopsis and worksheet answer key. Novel-Ties guides are a notable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 3, comprised of the following additional titles: The Mouse and the Motorcycle; The Secret Soldier; Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle; Judy Moody Saves the World!; How to Eat Fried Worms; The Boxcar Children; The Chocolate Touch; The Courage of Sarah Noble; The Chalk Box Kid; The Hundred Dresses; Felita; Jake Drake, Bully Buster; Ramona Quimby, Age 8; My Name is Maria Isabel; Anna, Grandpa and the Big Storm; Tornado; Donovan's Word Jar; There's an Owl in the Shower; 26 Fairmont Avenue; Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One. All foregoing Novel-Ties eBooks can be located by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.