This bundle has EVERYTHING you need to engage your students in critical thinking with a focus on memoirs and theme! Who better to introduce and enrich these topics than Patricia Polacco?!
Included in the guide are multiple chart toppers to help you create appealing, functional, and useful anchor charts for display throughout the author study. During the author study portion of the unit, you will focus on 2 books: Chicken Sunday and Rechenka's Eggs. Chart toppers for a Venn diagram are included, as well as vocabulary cards each book. Back them on construction paper and laminate for durability. They are perfect for pocket charts or bulletin boards!
Next, activity guides will take your students through the process of analyzing theme in other Polacco books, like My Rotten, Red-Headed Older Brother, The Keeping Quilt, Thunder Cake, and more! An assessment at the end of the unit utilizes questions formatted to test higher-order thinking similar to state-mandated tests.
Finally, students will extend their understanding of theme by analyzing, and eventually creating 6-word memoirs for themselves. Several guides are included for teaching this concept, and they are formatted to fit in interactive notebooks so that students can access them throughout the year! The extension can be done in cooperative learning groups and/or independently, depending on your students' level of understanding. After my students wrote their 6-word memoirs, I had them create PowerPoint posters of their memoir for a bulletin board display. What a great opportunity for technology integration! Directions, Teacher Tips, and Helpful Hints are imbedded within the bundle to guide your teaching throughout the unit. A rubric is also included to score the students' 6-word memoirs.
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