Patricia Polacco Author Study (Google Slides TM and PDF)
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.
HOW TO USE THIS PATRICIA POLACCO AUTHOR STUDY:
Patricia Polacco is a favorite for teachers and students. Her books are filled with tier 2 vocabulary and so many relevant social themes. Using Polacco’s books in guided reading or as a mentor texts for writing helps your students far beyond reading and writing. Her books help children for life! The bundle now includes a digital format using Google Slides TM and a PDF printable version for expanded options. Each unit comes in a before/during/after reading format, and teachers can pick and choose which skills best match student needs.
WHAT SKILLS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PATRICIA POLACCO AUTHOR STUDY?
Your students will have the opportunity for learning many comprehension skills and strategies, writing about theme related topics that go with each book, and expanding their vocabulary with the rich language each offers.
- story elements
- drawing conclusions
- point of view
- finding text evidence to support thinking
- and writing in response to reading
HOW IS THE PATRICIA POLACCO AUTHOR STUDY ORGANIZED?
This bundle is thorough, and the activities work well in pairs, small group, or with whole group for skill modeling (mentor text lessons). You will get a zipped folder with all of the units included. The Google Slides TM links are included at the beginning of the PDF or in a separate digital directions pdf.
HERE'S WHAT TEACHERS LIKE YOU HAD TO SAY ABOUT MY PATRICIA POLACCO AUTHOR STUDY:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Laurie N. says, "I love the work that is in this resource. However, the zip file is not the easiest to extract. A link to Google slides is much less work and easier to use. The type of resources in this document is really good. The kids loved the variety."
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ TheCoralSeahorse (TpT Seller) says, "Wow! This bundle is worth every penny. My high schoolers in special education are doing a fall author study on Ms. Polacco. This bundle has saved me so much time and energy, so that I can focus on hybrid instruction. Thank you so much!"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Victoria Driskell (TpT Seller) says, "This has a great variety of skills and activities, it really took a simple read aloud to the next level without a ton of work making digital resources on my end!"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rhonda H. says, "I did a 4 week author study of Patricia Polacco with my 5th graders and this unit was priceless in saving me time!"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Regina T. says, "Awesome product! Thank you for such quality. It was worth the price.!"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stephanie S. says, "My favorite children's book author, and now my favorite tpt seller for comprehension activities. Thanks so much for creating a visually appealing product that is also of great quality. This is especially wonderful for those of us who can come up with great content, but lack the creativity to make something that kids actually want to complete;)"
If you prefer to use just a few titles, you can check out each with the links below. The author study bundle is the best value however.
- Chicken Sunday
- My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
- Thunder Cake
- The Keeping Quilt
- 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
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