Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for The Hundred Dresses

Use The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes to turn your read aloud or small group work into a time to improve comprehension and talk about the text in purposeful ways.

Peggy, Maddie, and Wanda are classmates who come from different worlds. Peggy is privileged, Maddie wears Peggy's redesigned" dresses, and Wanda lives with her father and brother on the wrong side of town. This Newberry Honor book uses the interactions of these three characters to spin a classic tale about the importance of treating others with kindness. While the focus of The Hundred Dresses Book Club is analyzing characters, students will also be exposed to a valuable lesson about how to treat their peers."

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About the Book

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Title: The Hundred Dresses
Author: Eleanor Estes
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Themes: Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Award Winners, Decision Making, Bullying
ISBN: 9780152051709
Publisher's Summary:
Eleanor Estes's The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn't and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it's too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda's classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again." This powerful, timeless story has been reissued with a new letter from the author's daughter Helena Estes, and with the Caldecott artist Louis Slobodkin's original artwork in beautifully restored color.
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