Reading Investigations: Meet the Author… Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco
  • Today’s reading investigation: Meet Patricia Polacco! Though out the years, I was blessed with the opportunity to take insightful workshops with many authors. This author is one of those writers with “heart” in the crafting and weaving of her stories for families. These are a “go-to” read aloud during November’s harvest of Thanksgiving.
  • Family Sharing: Which book cover invites you to pick it as our family read aloud?” *Invite everyone to share. Discuss which books you would choose.
  • Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  • Guided enquiry: “Using the slide above, choose one of the book covers, don’t forget to write its title and the name of the author. Next re-create the cover.”
  • Next: Allow everyone 10-15 minutes to put their thoughts on paper. Next: ask them to draft their prediction about what the book might be about (include a beginning, middle, and end).
  • Skill Discussion: “Let’s share what you’ve penned! Encourage everyone to share… including your youngest. Spend a few moments sharing how you made choices when you were their age.
  • Discussion Wrap-Up: Ask one of the family to be your recorder. Which book titles should we look for at our public library? Take a fall book search at Fort Vancouver Regional Library or go online to place a hold for delivery to our Yacolt book drop:

One Night a Week… One Family… One Read Aloud… Priceless!

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