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May 26

Teaching The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Teaching Ideas to Use with The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneIf you haven’t read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, you are in for a real treat. This heartwarming story follows Edward, a porcelain rabbit. In the 1930’s, Grandmother gave Edward  to Abilene. Abilene adored Edward and treated him as a member of the family.

While on vacation, two mischievous boys throw Edward overboard while Abilene is traveling on the Queen Mary. Edward ends up in the depths of the ocean. He is fished out and passed from one owner to the next over a number of years (as you can see from the anchor chart below). Each owner teaches Edward to grow in character from a self-absorbed toy to a loving and caring individual.

Anchor Chart of Edward’s Journey

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Anchor Chart

Tracking Edward’s Journey Free Printable

Download this free printable chart for your students to track Edward’s travels. Use the chart to discuss Edward’s different names.

Discussion Questions:

  • Does a name change a person?
  • Edward is given both male and female names. Does that change who is he?
  • Do the names fit the circumstances Edward finds himself in? Explain.

Download the free printable.

Free Printable Chart to use with The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane ~ Students record places, owners, and names Edward is given on this printable.

Book Unit Samples

Free Samples for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Unit

If you would like to try out the The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Unit before you buy it, this download contains free samples including:

  • Vocabulary Practice for Chapters 1-2
  • Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-2
  • Constructive Response Question – Cause and Effect
  • Photos to Show What the Rest of the Unit Looks Like

 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Unit on Teachers pay Teachers

 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities. Vocabulary, comprehension, constructive response writing, and skill practice are all included.

Gay Miller

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