The Kid in the Red Jacket by Barbara Park

Covering author's craft, literary devices, and figurative language, a 20-page resource on Barbara Park's The Kid in the Red Jacket is a great way to help your learners understand all elements of the book. Designed for an individual summer reading activity for incoming fourth graders, the resource could be useful for a class book report or group reading project.

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Pros

  • Very thorough; covers many skills and ideas about the book
  • Provides a list of recommended titles on the last page
  • Good graphic organizers and varied activities throughout the resource
Cons

  • A little long for a typical reading unit - best used in a long-term project or for individual study