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When Lightning Comes in a Jar: A Book Study
This file is a 55 page download of an author/book study for When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco. This file is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for 2.RL. Included in this file you will find the following: An About the Author Page A compare sheet for you and the author 4
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When Lightning Comes in a Jar Book Companion in Digital and PDF Formats
When Lightning Comes in a Jar is a great book about Patricia's family reunion. It's written on a high fourth grade level, and is the perfect mentor text for character analysis, author's craft, and writer's voice. This unit includes materials to use with a guided reading group in a before/during/af

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Patricia Polacco Thank You Mr Falker and When Lightning Comes in a Jar Activties
Here is a collection of activties to go along with two of my favorite stories by Patricia Polacco, Thank You Mr. Falker (pages 2-9) and When Lightning Comes in a Jar (pages 10-16). The activities are appropriate for 2nd-3rd grade, but can easily be adapted for other ages. Here is a detailed list of
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Compare and Contrast with The Relatives Came and When Lightning Comes In A Jar
This is a compare and contrast packet written for grades 2-3. It uses two stories which you will have to have the books for, The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant and When Fireflies Come In A Jar by Patricia Polacco. Both are great stories centered around a common theme of family. I also included a
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When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Polacco
Reading comprehension for grades 3 or 4. After reading "When Lightning Comes in a Jar", students will complete this rigorous reading activity to assess their comprehension of the story.
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When Lightning Comes in a Jar Book Unit
This unit follows the beautiful story of a mysterious family reunion! Patricia Polacco's colorful language and illustrations will be a perfect read for BACK TO SCHOOL. This unit includes: -20 Higher Level Thinking Task Cards that can be used whole group or in partners. Your kids will be making dee
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When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco Read Aloud Lesson Plan
It’s time for a family reunion! When Lightning Comes in a Jar…a timeless story of a family reunion filled with food, fun, stories, and lasting memories. The main character, Trisha, is excited to see what new surprise her Grandmother has in store for her and the other kids. This lesson plan is design
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When Lightning Comes in a Jar
These resources are for When Lightning Comes in a Jar, which is a great read aloud for Patricia Polacco author study. They include discussion questions and written response questions. It can be differentiated for younger and older students.
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When Lightning Comes in a Jar: Free Mentor Sentence Lesson and Activity
Mentor Sentences have completely changed the way my students view writing and grammar, and it's made teaching even more enjoyable! Here is a free lesson you can try out in your classroom with the book When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco. Not familiar with mentor sentences? Read all a
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NO PREP- Reading & Writing Units {ONE FREE UNIT- When Lightning Comes in a Jar}
This includes one free unit from my Volume 2 Better Than Basal NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 30 Popular Mentor Texts. The activities go with the book, When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco. There is a Sample Vocabulary Lesson for this book as well as a free mentor sentence
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Read Aloud with Accountable Talk   When Lightning Comes in a Jar
When Lightning Comes in a Jar lesson plan is intended for grades 2 - 5 for a teacher led lesson. The lesson is designed using the Gradual Release of Responsibility: I do, we do, you do. Teacher will need the story When Lightening Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polocco. Students will need a pencil an
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Vocabulary Sample of When Lightning Comes in a Jar (grades 3-5)
Vocabulary must be taught in context for students to truly understand the words and build relationships with them, and then in turn use them in writing and speaking. Move away from lists of vocabulary words and looking up definitions, and teach students how to comprehend with this best practice pack
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Mentor Sentence Units (VOLUME 2) Bundle (Grades 3-5): 40 Weeks!
Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This bundle is just what you need to implement mentor sentences in your classroom all year! Not familiar with mentor sentences? Read all about them
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BIGGEST & BEST Yearlong Bundle: Volume 2 for Grades 3-5
What is in this GIANT bundle? All FOUR Mentor Sentence UnitsAll FOUR Interactive Activity UnitsMODIFICATIONS for Revision and Imitation DaysAll FOUR Vivid Vocabulary Companionsplus the Better Than Basal Reading & Writing Units for 40 Popular Mentor Texts!Are you a 1:1 teacher using Google Classr
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NO PREP Reading & Writing Units for 30 Mentor Texts (Vol 2 Better Than Basal)
This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson ideas, activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for 30 of your favorite mentor texts to use in grades 3-5! (See the complete list below.) With over 100 graphic organizers WITH answer keys, you'll be set for the year (and years af

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Mentor Sentences Unit: Vol 2, First 10 Weeks (Grades 3-5)
Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This unit is just what you need to get started with mentor sentences in your classroom. Not familiar with mentor sentences? Read all about them here!

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Vocabulary BUNDLE for Volume 2 (grades 3-5)
Vocabulary must be taught in context for students to truly understand the words and build relationships with them, and then in turn use them in writing and speaking. Move away from lists of vocabulary words and looking up definitions, and teach students how to comprehend with this best practice bund
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Mentor Sentence Units (JUST THE BASICS) Bundle (Grades 3-5): 40 Weeks!
Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This unit is just what you need if you have upper grade students without grammar background knowledge. All of the lessons in this set cover foundati
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Changing Family and Community Traditions {Using Patricia Polacco Books}
First and foremost I do NOT claim to be an expert on families. While we all have them – they are complex at best. In many of our classrooms, discussions about family have to be done “carefully.” It is often no longer just about having a mom and a dad. Celebrations, such as Christmas can be stres
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Patricia Polacco Mentor Sentences & Interactive Activities Mini-Unit (3-5)
Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This unit will be a great way to use mentor sentences during your author study of Patricia Polacco! It does not include explicit directions of how to
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BIGGEST & BEST Yearlong Bundle: JUST THE BASICS for Grades 3-5
What is in this GIANT bundle? All FOUR Mentor Sentence UnitsAll FOUR Interactive Activity UnitsMODIFICATIONS for Revision and Imitation DaysAll FOUR Vivid Vocabulary Companionsplus the Better Than Basal Reading & Writing Units for 40 Popular Mentor Texts!Are you a 1:1 teacher using Google Classr
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Mentor Sentences Unit: Just the Basics Set 1 (Grades 3-5)
Mentor sentences are the perfect way to teach grammar and author's craft through examples of excellent sentences from your favorite read-aloud books! This unit is just what you need if you have upper grade students without grammar background knowledge. All of the lessons in this set cover foundati

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Interactive Language Arts Activities: Vol 2, FIRST Mentor Sentence Unit (Gr 3-5)
The language arts interactive activities in this unit address the focus skills in the Volume 2, FIRST Ten Weeks: Mentor Sentence Unit. Although this unit is a companion to the mentor sentence unit, it could be used independently as well! Not familiar with mentor sentences? Read all about them her

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What Writers Write Unit from Teacher's Clubhouse
This 24 page What Writers Write Unit is filled with signs to display in your writing center so that your little writers will have lots of ideas of different ways to write! Each sign relates to a Patricia Polacco book that can be used to spark a class writing assignment to practice that particular t
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