Start your year with this lesson for Patricia Polacco's wonderful picture book, Thunder Cake! This book is one sample of the 6 lessons I provide in my larger Patricia Polacco literary conversation unit for reader's workshop at my store, Sarah's Teaching Points. In my 3rd grade classroom, I have used this mini unit for the past several years to jump start our reader's workshop expectations. As we progress through the year, students always refer back to the lessons and conversations we had in those first two weeks!
This sample includes a conversation frame for finding Author's Message, student purpose statement, lesson plan with before, during, and after reading TEACHING POINTS, and previews of the schedule, table of contents, and other parts of the larger unit, including charts and literary vocabulary.
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