Jennifer's Teaching Tools: Author Study #2- Patricia Polacco

I just finished working on this author study for Patricia Polacco. It is very similar to the author study I did for Cynthia Rylant.

New Patricia Polacco Book! Miss Keller and the Thesaurus

New Patricia Polacco Book! Miss Keller and the Thesaurus

Patricia Polacco's newest book, An A from Miss Keller, is a wonderful story about the teacher who transformed Patricia into a writer.

When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco,  free activity for this wonderful book.

Beginning of year read aloud, When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco, The perfect book to read the first week of school, encourage kids to talk about their summers and families. Free activity for this wonderful book.

describing words for Patricia Polacco's, My Rotten Red-Headed Older Brother

character study - My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco.do with other characters and use to introduce text-to-text connections

Writers workshop lessons using Patricia Polacco books

*Teaching Maddeness*: Writing Workshop Series: Post - Writing Memoirs/Personal Narratives - especially use keeping quilt activity

Are you a Patricia Polacco fan? Well, check out this post to get ideas for thirteen of her best titles.

Building Readers and Writers with Patricia Polacco

Are you a Patricia Polacco fan? Well, check out this post to get ideas for thirteen of her best titles.

Patricia Polacco shows the REAL keeping quilt and talks about it - and how she played with it as a child! (3:35)

Patricia Polacco shows the REAL keeping quilt and talks about it - and how she played with it as a child!

Hello! Welcome to our fall mentor text link up! The book I chose to feature is An A From Miss Keller by Patricia Polacco. If you’re like me (and most intermediate level ELA teachers I know!), you’re

An A From Miss Keller Freebies: A Mentor Text for Writing Personal Narratives (Crafting-Connections.blogspot.com)

Welcome to our fall mentor text link up! The book I chose to feature is An A From Miss Keller by Patricia Polacco. If you’re like me (and most intermediate level ELA teachers I know!

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco... Students decorate a quilt piece about family and write a paragraph about their family traditions

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco. Students decorate a quilt piece about family and write a paragraph about their family traditions

Patricia Polacco. Teaching Writer's Craft. She says some amazing things for the importance of multicultural literature, her inspirations for art work and stories,and her struggles with dyslexia. Her discussions about her struggles with dyslexia start at 5:19.

She says some amazing things for the importance of multicultural literature, her inspirations for art work and stories,and her struggles with dyslexia. Her discussions about her struggles with dyslexia start at

Identifying multiple causes and effects in historical fiction using Patricia Polacco's Pink and Say (4th grade)

Identifying multiple causes and effects in historical fiction using Patricia Polacco's Pink and Say grade) - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Ideas by Jivey walks you through a reading comprehension lesson with the mentor text, Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco, and includes a free activity to use!

Growing Readers and Writers with Mentor Texts

Ideas by Jivey walks you through a reading comprehension lesson with the mentor text, Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco, and includes a free activity to use!

author Patricia Polacco has wonderful stories one mentions children with learning disabilites and the others include multicultural aspects. Would be awesome stories to read to a class!

author Patricia Polacco has wonderful stories one mentions children with learning disabilites and the others include multicultural aspects. Would be awesome stories to read to a class!

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