Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Who doesn't love a great read aloud?  We are educators, let's face it, we are all obsessed with children's literature!  I am an addict!  I can't get enough!  I have thousands and I can't stop!  I have a special cart in my room right beside my chart stand and carpet area.  In that cart I hold the ultimate treasures.  The most royal of all my books!  The READ-ALOUDS!

Topping the special read-alouds list is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.  I can't even explain how much I adore this book.  I don't go through a school year without it and I long for the moment I get to read it to my students.  I love watching them devour every word, every event.  For me, their excitement makes me feel like I am reading it for the first time.  Since I love this book so very much, as well as the kiddos,  I had to create some great resources to go with it.  I just completed a 100 slide product full of resources for this book:  Graphic organizers, sequencing mats, writing helpers, books, flapbooks, literacy center activities, guided reading resources, vocabulary cards and activities.  I can't wait to add it to our Edward Tulane experiences in the classroom.

Just a VERY small sample of some of the activities/organizers in this resource pack!

I love the idea of this Journey book below!!!!!  The students can write about and add clothes and backgrounds to Edward in order to depict his journey!

The book has 27 chapters and I have created what you see below for every single chapter.  There is a variety of activities you could do with the vocabulary cards and the worksheet can be used to write definitions or to use the words in a sentence.  There is also room for an illustration.

There is SO MUCH in this product to go along with this story.  I have shared just a small portion of examples.  If you should decide you need this as much as me, you will be so happy with all that is included.  I hope you will click HERE to go check out the product and download the preview.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you had an amazing Easter weekend with your family, church family, and friends.  He has risen!  Have a blessed week! 


  1. Oh wow! You did a great job, I love this book and haven't read aloud to my class because I cried so much. If I can keep it together I may give it a try.

    2 Smart Wenches

    1. It is such an amazing story and every year the kids love it. I have kiddos I taught years ago who will come up to me and tell me how much they loved that book and never forgot about when we read it in class. I also get choked up every time I read it!


  2. I have a genuine question. In todays common core classroom, do you still have time to read aloud to children in your classroom? If you do, you are AMAZING! :)