Patricia Polacco Author Study

Grade Levels
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Common Core Standards
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Patricia Polacco is one of my favorite authors to study with my students. Her stories are challenging and inspirational young thinkers and learners. This unit encourages students to make connections, think deeply about their characters, and explore the many themes that Patricia incorporates into her stories. I hope that you and your students enjoy reading her stories and learning through these activities as much as we did!

Features:
-Two-week common core aligned lesson plans (you can print them right off and use them!)
-Printable Author Study Student Booklet
-Nonfiction Author Bio Article + Comprehension Questions (Using Nonfiction Features)
-Nonfiction Feature Posters: biography, heading, subheading, caption, map, bold print
-Map Activity (locate countries of Patricia's ancestors)
-Key Words I Learn (vocabulary tracking sheet)
-Story Mapping Activity (for all books)
-Keeping Quilt Craftivity
-Character Traits with Babushka's Doll
-Thank You, Mr. Falker Sequencing Activity
-Thank You, Mr. Falker Thank You Letter Response Writing
-Thank You, Mr. Falker and The Junkyard Wars Venn Diagram
-Babushka's Doll Beginning/Ending Author's Craft Activity
-Chicken Soup Character Relationship Map
-Sample of visuals used in lessons

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Common Core Alignment:
2.RL.1 Ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
• Story map activity sheet for each book
• Character map
• Character relationship map
• Thank You, Mr. Falker sequencing activity
2.RL.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
• Chicken Sunday discussion

2.RL.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
• Compare and Contrast Thank You, Mr. Falker and The Junkyard Wonders

2.RL.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
• Betty Doll strong beginning/ending group activity
• Thank You, Mr. Falker sequencing activity

2.RL.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters.
• Character map
• Character relationship map

2.RL.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its character, setting, or plot.
• Betty Doll picture walk

2.RL.9 Compare and Contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.
• Compare and Contrast Thank You, Mr. Falker and The Junkyard Wonders

2.W.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use liking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
• Thank you letter to influential person (Thank You, Mr. Falker) response

2.RI.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, headings) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
• Patricia Polacco biography article, assessment
• Poster set

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