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Bella at Midnight
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Bella at Midnight
by Diane Stanley

In the midst of a hundred year war between Kingdom of Moranmoor and the Kingdom of Brutanna, the birth of a tiny baby began a series of ripples that would lead to great and miraculous things. Her birth was followed by two unfortunate events...the death of her beloved mother, Catherine, and the total rejection of her father.

What would become of this child? Would the place her Aunt Maud found for her in a simple country home provide love and companionship as she grew? Could this be the same home where Prince Julian had been brought three years before when he was a newborn? What would happen when the war comes to Moranmoor? Would they be safe in the castle? Who would be lost?

Caught up in the ripples of war, pride, and family confilct, Bella and Prince Julian are swept into a magical adventure that once again proves God is beside us, bringing courage, guidance, and miracles to those who believe.

The Activities include:
Background Building Teacher Page
Prereading Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Crossword Puzzle
2-page Readers’ Theater Script
Journaling to Build Independence
Map Study
Vocabulary Activity
Predict/Confirm Chapter Questions
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Note Taking: Heirs to the Throne and Character Comparisons
Writing Lesson
Logic Puzzle
Discussion Cards
Character Web
BELLA'S BALLAD/USING SEQUENCE TO ADD VERSES! A recorded song and melody by Ted Newman are included to introduce the story and invite students to write and sing their own summary-ballad verses as they read.
Math from the Story
Comparing Cinderella Stories
Royal Ripples Chart
Multiple Choice and Short Answer Comprehension
Research and Report: A Coat of Arms
Writing Prompts
Do a Fairy Tale Survey
Sample Coats of Arms
Design a New Cover
A 53-slide Jeopardy-type game provides the grand finale!

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21 titles, 6 Jeopardy-type games, and 10 original Songs!!


Research Links
Bella at Midnight

Medieval Resources
Fairy Tale Alliterations

Fairy Tales Around the World

Fairy Tale Moments

Compare Cinderella Versions

Cinderella Around the World

Cinderella Stories

Cinderella Connections:
Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave
by Marianna Mayer

Ella Enchanted (A Cinderella Novel)
by Gail Carson Levin

Ella Enchanted Movie VIDEO

The Persian Cinderella
by  Shirley Climo

Cinderella Bigfoot, Readers Theater

The Hidden One, A Native American Tale, Readers Theater

Other Books by Diane Stanely:

The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine
by Diane Stanley
Kids Wings Unit in Defeating Giants

Goldie and the Three Bears
by Diane Stanley
Kids Wings Unit in Book Buddies

Leonardo DaVinci
by Diane Stanley
Kids Wings Unit in Character Connections

Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter
by Diane Stanley
Kids Wings Unit in Tales for Two Centuries

Saving Sweetness
by Diane Stanley
Kids Wings Unit in Heart of the Hero

Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley

The 85-Page Unit for the novel, Bella at Midnight is a part of the Kids Wings Cinderella collection.



With special thanks to Chris Sly for allowing us to use his original composition, "Serenade for Flute Minuet" as the creative background music on this page


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Bella at Midnight
by Diane Stanley
Terrific Literature Guides for Grades 3-7 are available in e new publication: 

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