Everything you need to understand or teach Missing May by Cynthia Rylant.
"Missing May" is the story of a twelve-year-old girl, Summer, and her Uncle Ob struggling to come to terms with their grief after Aunt May dies unexpectedly.
At the opening of the novel, Aunt May has just passed away. Ob is having a very difficult time accepting the news and spends his first night alone in his old Chevy pick-up. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Summer takes on the caretaker role, ensuring that Ob is dealing with his emotions, that the house is clean, and that they both have enough to eat. Summer wasn't always in this role, however. For the first six years of her life, she was passed from family member to family member after her mother died. Summer never felt loved in any of these houses, and never felt valuable. That is, until she finally came to stay with May and Ob, and was overwhelmed with the love...
Missing May Lesson Plans contain 112 pages of teaching material, including: