The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco... Students decorate a quilt piece about family and write a paragraph about their family traditions
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patricia polacco Author Study what a great way to teach world view!!!!! WHAT is the author's worldiew..does it line up with the Bible?
Lower El. Reading
Junkyard Wonders: Patricia Polacco Great book for teaching children perseverance, cause/effect, and how to think about what they can do not what they can't.
Literacy Teaching Resources
Teach with Picture Books: A Nation Divided: Exploring the Civil War Through Picture Books
Civil War Study (home school elementary)
Writers workshop lessons using Patricia Polacco books
Ukrainian Painted Eggs and Patricia Polacco — A Perfect Pairing | Scholastic.com
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What a great book! This grandmother really knows how to teach her granddaughter not to be bossy and needy. The doll gets revenge. This would be a great inference book and have kids draw conclusions.
When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco, free activity for this wonderful book.
The Lemonade Club -- the touching story of a 5th grade class rallying support a classmate diagnosed with cancer; excellent choice for teaching children about the value of compassion and empathy for others