Patricia Polacco is an amazing author and her books are favorites among teachers and students. Her books have interesting storylines, have rich text, vocabulary and connections for teaching reading skills. Reading aloud to your students is also a very important role we need to facilitate as educators for students vocabulary and comprehension enrichment. This unit is made so you can read these texts to your students and teach or review these reading strategies that are important for comprehension during reading. This pack focuses on four of her books. Each book has a text focus and includes an anchor chart.
The Junkyard Wonders-Inferring
When Lightning Comes in a Jar-Making Connections.
Thank You, Mr. Falker-Summarizing
Mr. Lincoln’s Way-Questioning
Each book includes vocabulary words and their definitions. Comprehension questions to use before, during and after reading.
A story element sheet, vocabulary quiz and comprehension questions that students can answer. These worksheets would be great for assessing learning.
Each unit has a variety of activities to do with your students. Many writing and art activities are also included.
A short bio on Patricia Polacco along with how to write a narrative book report is also included.
Happy Teaching! Jane