Lesson 10: Illustrations

Getting Started

Questions to Explore

  • Why and how do relationships change?
  • How do our relationships shape who we are?
  • How do relationships affect our reactions to situations?

Facts and Definitions

  • Adding an 's to a singular noun is used to show possession (that something belongs to the person, place, or thing).


  • Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives. (LA)
  • Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot. (LA)


  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo


Ask your child if she has ever had something important to her break. Ask her to describe what happened and what she felt like when it happened.
Reading and Questions
Materials: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Read Chapters 22, 23, and 24 of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane aloud to your child and then ask her to answer the following questions.
  1. What vision did Edward have when he was broken?
    He dreamed he walked into the house on Egypt Street and was met by all the people who loved him, but Sarah Ruth was in the stars. He dreamed he had wings and tried to fly away, but Bull pulled him down.
  2. Where was Edward when he woke up?
    He was in a doll mender's shop getting fixed.
  3. Why did Bryce leave Edward with the doll mender?
    Bryce did not have the money to get Edward fixed, and the doll mender said he would fix him only if he could keep him.
  4. Would you have left Edward if you were Bryce? Why or why not?
    Answers will vary.