This study covers 18 different books with various options. This set lets you take a closer look at Patricia Polacco and her childhood stories and thoughtful explanations of the world! This is a great document to use in your own lessons. Just print, get the books, and use with the class. Simple and effective! These activities can also be used to keep students accountable during stations!
This set ALSO comes with a writing graphic organizer and template to write an essay summary the given books. Along with the writing, you also get a TWO craftivities as an incentive for students to finish drafting/editing/publishing their writing! This is great for displaying in the hall or as a project!
These are the books used in this study:
--Mr. Lincoln’s Way
--Mrs. Katz and Tush
--The keeping Quilt
--The Bee Tree
--In Enzo’s Splendid Gardens
--The Lemonade Club
--My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
--Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare
--Thank You, Mr. Falker
--Just Plain Fancy
Here's the Table of Contents:
p.3-5 – Preview
p.6 – Table of Contents
p.7 – Author Biography
p.8-12 – AR Tracking Pages
p.13- All About the Author Writing
p.14 – Author Analysis
p.15-22 – Book Characters Analysis
p.23-31 – Compare and Contrast
p.32-49 – Cause and Effect
p.50-65 – Story Elements
p.70-71 – Summary Writing
p.72-78 – Craftivity
p.79 - Standards
p.80 - Credit
***NOTE: While these standards are covered, the book selection MAY BE TOO DIFFICULT or the themes may me too graphic for students at various ages. Please read each book first before using this set.
Books Needed for This Study:
Thank you, Mr. Falker
Mr. Lincoln's Way
Just Plain Fancy
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare
My Rotten Redheaded, Older Brother
I Can Hear the Sun
The Keeping Quilt
The Lemonade Club
In Enzo's Splendid Garden
The Junkyard Wonders
Mrs. Katz and Tush
The Bee Tree
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.5 Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, andhow to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 Recount stories.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)
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