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Patricia Polacco Author Study in Digital and PDF | Distance Learning

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    If you love Patricia Polacco's books, then having grab and go materials to go with them is a HUGE help. This author study includes materials for *13* titles PLUS an author research lapbook for a total of 560+ pages of materials.

    Patricia Polacco is a favorite for teachers and students. Her books are filled with tier 2 vocabulary and so many relevant social themes. Using Polacco’s books in guided reading or as a mentor texts for writing helps your students far beyond reading and writing. Her books help children for life! The bundle now includes a digital format using Google Slides TM and a PDF printable version for expanded options. Each unit comes in a before/during/after reading format.

    Your students will have the opportunity for learning many comprehension skills and strategies, writing about theme related topics that go with each book, and expanding their vocabulary with the rich language each offers. Skills include: cause/effect, summarizing, story elements, point of view, inferences, drawing conclusions, questioning, theme, characterization, sequencing, finding text evidence, and more.

    This bundle is thorough, and the activities work well in pairs, small group, or with whole group for skill modeling (mentor text lessons). If you prefer to use just a few titles, you can check out each with the links below. The author study bundle is the best value however.

    Chicken Sunday

    The Keeping Quilt

    Thunder Cake

    My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother

    The Bee Tree

    Just Plain Fancy

    When Lightning Comes in a Jar


    For the Love of Autumn

    Christmas Tapestry

    Thank You Mr. Falker

    Junkyard Wonders

    Mr. Lincoln's Way

    For a detailed look at this unit, a preview is provided with all pages visible for each unit. Please download and preview it in case you have questions.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
    Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
    Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
    Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


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