Patricia Polacco, Author and Illustrator
Students conduct Internet research about the studenT author and illustrator Patricia Polacco. They compose letters to Ms. Polacco and, after revising and editing their work, send them in the mail.
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Comparing Works By The Same Author: Venn Diagram
A Venn diagram is a great tool. Middle schoolers research specific authors from different time periods, cultures, and genres. In groups, they create a Venn Diagram in order to compare and contrast two pieces of literature by the same...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Patricia Polacco Internet Scavenger Hunt
Third graders read each question contained on the worksheet. They click on the underlined website to locate the answer holding down the control button while clicking on the blue words. They then print off their paper and turn them in.
3rd English Language Arts
Let's Learn About Patricia Polacco: An Author Study
Students participate in an author study about Patricia Polacco focusing on her use of family and friendship as themes in her books. They write a letter to the author and compare her life to that of Beatrix Potter. They examine how their...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Episodic Writing Using Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
Help your middle-schoolers expand their writing skills with this lesson on episodic writing, which focuses on story details, idea development, and organization. After reading "The Eighth Picture: End of Summer" from Patricia Reilly...
5th - 7th English Language Arts