Milly and the Macy's Parade PDF Guide
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
What's it like to feel homesick? Students write two sentences or more describing a time when they felt homesick and what they did to feel better.
Share your favorite traditions. Students write one sentence or more describing a special holiday tradition that they enjoy.
What's your marvelous idea? Students are asked to think of an idea they've had for an invention, a new way of doing things, or a big, new event.
Put yourself in Milly's shoes. Students write one sentence or more about how they would feel walking into Mr. Macy's office.
Compare and contrast: How did Mr. Macy and Mr. Snidely react to hearing Milly's marvelous idea?
Students use their imaginations — and their senses — to transport themselves back in time to the very first Macy's Parade.
What was "like a giant present waiting to be unwrapped"? Students explore similes by connecting beginnings and endings and writing their own.
See how a writer works. Take a look at Shana Corey's rough draft for the book, Players in Pigtails.
Writer at work: Take a look at a manuscript page that author Shana Corey submitted to her editor.
Writer at work: Use an edited manuscript page from Shana Corey's book to learn about the writing process.