The Hundred Dresses tells the story of a girl named Wanda. Her classmates tease her for being different. Wanda come for a poor part of town. Her Polish name is funny. Wanda wears the same faded blue dress to school each day. One day Wanda tells the others she has a hundred dresses in her closest. This causes even more teasing. Finally, her father decides that she must leave school. Will the girls change their minds when they learn more about Wanda? Based on a true story, The Hundred Dresses teaches a valuable lesson.
Teaching Ideas for the Book
Designing a Dress
A number of years ago, I had my students complete a drawing/writing project with monsters. Students drew a monster and color it. They had to keep their drawings secret. No one was to see them until the “reveal.”Continue Reading
It’s not too early to plan your Christmas units. The Gift of the Magi is a heartwarming story of a young married couple who sell their most prized possessions to have money to buy gifts for the other. It makes a wonderful mini-unit to teach during the Christmas season.