Everything you need to understand or teach Afternoon of the Elves by Janet Taylor Lisle.
Afternoon of the Elves is the story of a special friendship between two girls, which blossoms because of a "magical" elf village created in the backyard of one of the girls.
Hillary Lenox is nine years old, and the protagonist of the novel. She has an ideal home life, she is obedient and kind, and she is well-liked at school. She strikes up a unique friendship with Sara-Kate Connolly, eleven years old, who is in many ways the opposite of Hillary. Sara-Kate dresses oddly, she is gruff and short-tempered, she is disliked by Hillary's classmates, and she behaves in eccentric ways.
Sara-Kate shows Hillary what she claims is a magical elf village built in the backyard of her home. There are tiny homes made of leaves and twigs, a well with a bottlecap for a bucket, and a Ferris wheel made out of two bicycle wheels. Hillary is...
Afternoon of the Elves Lesson Plans contain 123 pages of teaching material, including: