Classroom Extensions

  • Why do you think the crowd is unhappy with the ending? How do you feel about the fairy tale ending without knowing what happened to Katrianna or her doll, Momalina?
  • Write your own ending to the fairy tale. What do you think will happen to Katrianna and her doll? Be sure to include details that answer the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How questions. Share your ending with others. Keep your ending and compare it next week to the ending Janie Lancaster gives the fairy tale and the story of Julie.
  • Look through Chapter 14 again for words whose meanings you are unsure of. Use a dictionary to learn their meanings and put the words in your writers' notebook for future use.
  • Read this chapter again thinking about how you would illustrate it. Send your drawing to for possible publication on the Web.

Newspaper Activity

Look through The News-Journal for articles about people in leadership roles, such as heads of national or local government. Use what you read to write an essay describing what qualities you feel a good leader must have. Send it to for possible publication on the Web. (Sunshine State Standard SS.C.2.2.4)

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15