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Molly's Pilgrim

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Kristen Lehman

on 12 November 2012

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Transcript of Molly's Pilgrim

Molly's family speaks Yiddish. The Yiddish alphabet
looks like this. Molly is a young Russian girl
who has just moved to
Winter Hill.
She is different than her
American classmates.

She is learning about
the first Thanksgiving
in school. Molly's Pilgrim


by Barbara Cohen

illustrated by
Daniel Mark Duffy These are some of the Yiddish words
Molly's mom uses in the story. nu, shaynkeit (shane-kite)
so, my beauty or beautiful one

malkeleh (mal-ka-la)
little Molly

paskudnyaks (pass-could-knee-yaks)
nasty, vile, horrible person Some other vocabulary words in our story tenement synagogue A Preview Guide for Molly's Pilgrim What is a Pilgrim? Can you speak Yiddish? Thanksgiving pilgrims kerchief embroidered headdress Questions to think about while I read the story How did the other girls treat Molly?

Where did Molly's family come from?

Why can't they go back?

Why was Molly afraid to show her project at school?

Why was Molly called a Pilgrim?

What do you think Molly's class learned from Molly? Resources Images
http://xhsyoung.pbworks.com/f/T628873A.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/GreatSynagogueDanzig.jpg/250px-GreatSynagogueDanzig.jpg

http://finkorswim.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/20071121-first-thanksgiving.png

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSLxVCmqCEzKncyntuL78xhcuvp7zM2Avoovl9LATCOCYIFN9J8V6oD9hyP

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Ion_Andreescu_-_Peasant_Woman_with_Green_Kerchief.jpg

http://locutus.ucr.edu/~cathy/images/i-rd/fichu.jpg

http://www.native-languages.org/headdress11.jpg

http://www.rainbowresource.com/products/043501.jpg

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/images/legacy/YiddishBasics_files/image001.gif


Resources Definitions
http://betweenthesepages.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/mollys-pilgrim/

Guiding Questions
http://www.mskneer.net/Molly'sPilgrimLessons.htm

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