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    Patricia Polacco (Story Leads): Teaching Writing With Mentor Texts (Grades 1-3)

    Patricia Polacco (Story Leads): Teaching Writing With Mentor Texts (Grades 1-3)

    “When I’m composing a story, I sit in one of my rocking chairs and dream it up. For me, rocking is important to the process. I have 12 rocking chairs in the house, and I keep pens and small pads next to them, in case a real good idea springs into my head.” –Patricia Polacco

    This dynamic unit matches a favorite author (and their works) to a writing topic, using favorite picture books as powerful models to teach key writing skills! Includes a "Hooking the Reader" graphic organizer, writing center ideas, guided and independent writing activities, connections to the standards, and more!

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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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Thank You, Mr. Falker

Author: Patricia Polacco

Illustrator: Patricia Polacco

Interest Level:
2-4

Lexile Framework:
650L

Grade Level Equivalent:
4.8

Guided Reading Level:
M

Age:
7-9

Genre:
Autobiography and Biography

Subject:
Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles, Elementary School, Pride and Self-Esteem, Bullying Experiences, Dyslexia

About This Book

In this autobiographical story, Little Trisha, overjoyed at the thought of learning how to read struggles when she finds that all the letters and numbers get jumbled up. Her classmates make matters worse by calling her dummy.  Finally, in fifth grade, she is lucky enough to have a teacher who recognizes Trisha's incredible artistic ability — and understands her problem, and takes the time to lead her to the magic of reading.

Although dyslexia is never mentioned in the book, this story will provide great reassurance to children who struggle to overcome learning disabilities.


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