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    Teaching With Favorite Patricia Polacco Books

    Teaching With Favorite Patricia Polacco Books

    by Immacula A. Rhodes

    The stories of Patricia Polacco inspire young readers to appreciate family heritage, examine personal attitudes, and find reason to hope, dream, and reach for the stars. Introduce children to the work of this popular author-illustrator with activities like Thunder Cake Math and the Babushka Attribute Game! Includes Before and After Reading discussion ideas plus hands-on activities and reproducibles that build skills in reading, writing, math, art, and more.

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    Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco: Reading Response Road Map

    Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco: Reading Response Road Map

    Take a navigated journey through a picture book! Use this reading response map as your guide through Patricia Polacco's Thunder Cake.

    In this story, while gathering the ingredients for her grandmother's "thunder cake," a young girl begins to overcome her fear of storms. Recipe for "thunder cake" is included. This book aligns with Guided Reading Level M, and introduces such topics as weather, food and cooking, grandparents, and feelings and emotions.

    On the reading response map, prompts in text boxes, along with art cues, guide students’ comprehension about the story they are reading. The prompts help students to build comprehension skills, such as:

    • recalling events
    • describing characters
    • predicting outcomes
    • exploring cause-and-effect relationships
    • making personal connections,
    • and more!

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Mrs. Katz and Tush

Author: Patricia Polacco

Interest Level:
3-5

Lexile Framework:
530L

Grade Level Equivalent:
4.4

Guided Reading Level:
P

Age:
8-10

Genre:
Realistic Fiction

Subject:
African American, Friends and Friendship, Jewish Experience

About This Book

In this special Passover story, Larnel Moore, a young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, an elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship through their mutual concern for an abandoned cat named Tush. Together they explore the common themes of suffering and triumph in each of their cultures.


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