Patricia Polacco
Lesson plans for Chicken Sunday and other books

|Polacco: Author Study| |Babushka Baba Yaga| |Chicken Sunday| |Just Plain Fancy| |The Keeping Quilt| |Mr. Lincoln's Way| |My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother| |Pink and Say| |Rechenka's Eggs| |Thank You, Mr. Falker| |Thunder Cake|

Author Study

Patricia Polacco
The author's official site. Be sure to click on the link "For Teachers."

Video Interviews with Patricia Polacco
Links to several short interviews with the author, biography, bibliography, and transcript. Access requires RealOne Player, available via link onsite if your computer doesn't already have it.

Babushka Baba Yaga

Do You Have a Babushka?
This lesson will familiarize students with the author Patricia Polacco. Students will use appropriate resources to gather information about Polacco, categorize the information, and record it in a graphic organizer (concept map).

Chicken Sunday

Chicken Sunday
A list of 16 vocabulary words drawn from the book.

Just Plain Fancy

Just Plain Fancy
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

The Keeping Quilt

The Keeping Quilt
Summary, discussion questions, activities, and related titles.

Quilts of Many Colors
After reading The Keeping Quilt, students make their own classroom "quilt."

The Keeping Quilt
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

Mr. Lincoln's Way

Mr. Lincoln's Way
Summary, analysis, and 4 sets of discussion questions based on themes in the story.

My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother

My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
Teaching resources include a video of actor Melissa Gilbert reading the story aloud and follow-up activities, including discussion and research. The video runs 10:32 and resides at YouTube. The additional activities require Adobe Reader for access.

Pink and Say

Exploring Pink and Say
Six activities for before, during, and after reading.

Pink and Say
Summary, web-based writing activity, printable artwork, poster, and bookmarks.

Pink and Say
This lesson includes graphic organizers, vocabulary words, postreading writing activities, and related websites to assist student research.

Pink and Say Lesson Plan
Students will identify important words and phrases from the story that describe different aspects of the Civil War. They will also compile a list of important words and phrases about the Civil War, discuss with partners and the whole class the theme of the book and knowledge gained about the Civil War. Students will then create and illustrate a Civil War ABC book using information collected during unit of study.

Rechenka's Eggs

Rechenka's Eggs
Pre-reading and post-reading activities.

Thank You, Mr. Falker

Click here: these lesson plans have been moved to a separate page.

Thunder Cake

Thunder Cake
In this YouTube video (9:11) Patricio Polacco reads her book.



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