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Birthday Surprises
Ten Stories to Unwrap
collected by Johanna Hurwitz

Not just the perfect birthday present, this collection of short stories by celebrated children's authors provides the perfect creative writing models that stimulates imagination! Johanna Hurwitz invited 10 award-winning authors to join her in writing in response to the same writing prompt phrase:

A Birthday Surprise

The stories and poems that grew were each unique and each one carried a special message! The results were a collection of stories (ranging from sad to heartwarming to amusing) that children will treasure! It is the perfect motivator for inspiring students to write!

Research Links
for 
Birthday Surprises

Birthday Party Ideas
Passion for Parties
Party Games

 Book Connections
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

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A 22-page unit, perfect for lesson planning and handouts for projection on your SmartBoard for Birthday Surprises is now available!

The Kids' Wings Study Guide for Birthday Surprises Contains:
The Empty Box: Brainstorm Possibilities
The Empty Box: Create a Story Map and Write
"The Special Powers of Blossom Culp" (Characteristics and Drawing)
Which Present (Logic Puzzle)
Gander? Posse? Gaggle? Partitions? (Vocabulary Check-up)
"The Special Powers of Blossom Culp": What Will She Be? (Partner Project)
No Such Thing (Setting) Multiple Choice
Birthday Box Creation
"What the Princess Discarded" (Vocabulary Multiple Choice)
"What the Princess Discarded" (Illustration and Venn Diagram)
"Hattie's Birthday Box" (Timeline)
"Hattie's Birthday Box" (Interview and Write)
"The Birthday of Madeline Blore" (Crossword Puzzle)
"Victor" (Drawing Conclusions Multiple Choice)
"Victor" (Figurative Language Multiple Choice and Illustration)
"Promises: (Rules of Friendship)
"The Empty Box" (Sequencing)
Math Challenges
Writing Prompts
Answer Keys



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