Patricia Polacco Author Study
Born on July 11, Patricia Polacco is one of the most well loved children's books authors.
Start your author study by reading a short biography of Patricia Polacco and choosing some of her books to read . Then use the activities and lessons below to have fun with her culturally diverse characters and stunning illustrations. For more information about Polacco and her books, plus bookmarks, posters, and puzzles, visit Patricia Polacco's Web site .
Children will use picture books such as Patricia Polacco's Chicken Sunday to explore the uniqueness of their own families in this ready-to-use teaching idea for four- and five-year olds.
Quick, inexpensive science experiments involving food. These experiments demonstrate chemistry lessons like acids and bases, measurement, and freezing point. Each lesson includes a book connection with picture book suggestions to extend the lesson.
Extension activity for Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco.
As Trisha's family prepares to celebrate Hanukkah, they learn that many of their neighbors have been stricken with the fever. Concerned that their friends might not be able to prepare for and celebrate Christmas, the family is moved to action.
Pink and Say is used as an introduction to our social studies unit on the Civil War. As a culminating part of the unit, the students create a Civil War ABC book. The students really enjoy creating their ABC books. We often invite another class to join us while my students share their books. They are very proud of their finished products.