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The Keeping Quilt Activities | Distance Learning Digital and PDF

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. 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 ar
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Learning Objective

The student will read and analyze the text's narrative elements, identify cause/effect relationships, respond to questions citing text evidence, research Patricia Polacco's life, and write in response to reading.


The Keeping Quilt is a beautiful story of Patricia's ancestry, and it is the perfect book to begin an author study with. This HUGE comprehension focused bundle in DIGITAL and PDF includes before, during, and after activities to accompany the book, a Patricia Polacco research lapbook about her life and books, and a class book writing extension. If you're wanting to do an author study, this is the book to begin with! Make planning EASY and theme exploration MEANINGFUL.

Skills addressed through this unit include:

⭐️schema building (prereading)

⭐️tier 2 vocabulary activities

⭐️story impressions

⭐️cause and effect relationships

⭐️question task cards and response form for group discussion

⭐️an 11-page lapbook with grading rubric

⭐️a class book on family traditions

⭐️and a researching Ellis Island form. (in Full Color Digital and Black/White PDF)

If you love Patricia Polacco's Books, you may be interested in checking out these other titles:

Chicken Sunday


My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother

Thunder Cake

The Keeping Quilt

Cause and Effect Relationships

The Bee Tree

Junkyard Wonders

Just Plain Fancy

When Lightning Comes in a Jar

Christmas Tapestry

For the Love of Autumn

Mr. Lincoln"s Way

Patricia Polacco Lapbook

Thank You Mr. Falker

To get them all, purchase the Patricia Polacco Author Study Bundle.


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Total Pages
56 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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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.
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.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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