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When Lightning Comes in a Jar is a great book about Patricia's family reunion. It's written on a high fourth grade level, and is the perfect mentor text for character analysis, author's craft, and writer's voice. This unit includes materials to use with a guided reading group in a before/during/after format in PDF and now in Digital using Google Slides TM.
Skills taught through this book include:
schema building about the family reunions
vocabulary (2 pages)
a RAFT project
questioning task cards and recording sheet
and writing in response to reading (20 B/W pages PDF and 20 Color pages Google Slides TM).
If you love Patricia Polacco's Books, you may be interested in checking out these other titles:
To get them all, purchase the Patricia Polacco Author Study Bundle.
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