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Literature: "The Hundred Dresses" by Eleanor Estes

These sites are about the book “The Hundred Dresses” by Eleanor Estes. Includes many lesson plans and activity ideas, plus information about Poland. Test your knowledge of the book with discussion questions, online quizzes, and interactive games. There are links to eThemes Resources on character education and friendship.


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This literature unit includes a daily reading journal, a mixed review, extend activities, book report form, analogies, word wall, quizzes and writing prompts, and vocabulary activities.
This two-page PDF includes information about the author, Eleanor Estes, book club activities and discussion questions.
This four-page PDF includes information about the story, how to turn a book into a play, highlighted vocabulary, discussion questions, and various student activities.
This site includes a story summary, study guide, teacher links, bullying scenarios, games and resources.
This lesson plan explores character traits by comparing and contrasting the two main characters from the story. Includes: materials; set up and prepare; directions for before, during and after reading; lesson extension; student assessment; assignments; and evaluation. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This lesson plan includes a summary of the book, vocabulary, information on teaching tolerance, and extension activities. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site has a PowerPoint about accepting people from other backgrounds. There are also quizzes for each chapter of the book. NOTE: The site does have an unmoderated message board and guest book that could contain inappropriate language.
This lesson plan combines mathematics and language arts in different activities about the book.
Try these three online games about the book.
Play this online hangman game that uses vocabulary words from the book.
This site includes a map of Poland and many facts about this country.
Click on the audio links to listen to Polish words and phrases. NOTE: The "Communicate" link leads to message boards.
These sites have tips on making friends and how to resolve common problems that threaten friendships. There are several classroom activity ideas to help foster friendships among students. Includes lists of recommended children's books as well as links to eThemes Resources on books that include this theme.
These sites deal with character development in children. Read about character education in stories and do some class activities to teach children about making good choices. There is a printable pledge for students to sign. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on peer pressure.

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