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Miss Nelson is Missing!

I love a book that I enjoyed as a child and can enjoy as an adult. "Miss Nelson is Missing" is one of those stories. From the silly looking teachers, to the horrifying Miss Viola Swamp, it's a story I never forgot as a kid!

So, you can imagine how excited I got when my students started to get excited about the story! It's been spooky enough to hold up for Halloween, and perfect for my making predictions target. I even tied in a cool new activity that I'm going to expand on called, "United Speech Postal Service" where the kids write letters throughout the school and to their teachers.

Basically, the long and short of it IS that you can use this packet to focus on making predictions! Print out the character cards and use the description mat to make predictions about the characters in the story. Then, read the story and stop before the ending to collect facts about each character and predict WHY Miss Nelson would go missing! Use your graphic organizers to write about your prediction, telling why Miss Nelson would go to that place and what she might do there. Compare and contrast Miss Nelson and Miss Swamp to get character details. After, put yourself in the students’ shoes. How would you feel if Miss Swamp replaced your teacher? Write a letter telling your teacher why you would miss him/her! 


Download this fun packet HERE from TpT and get cracking on that mysterious Miss Nelson!

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