Patricia Polacco books
The best thing about a unit study on Patricia Polacco is you get to share her books with your students and read them yourself at the same time. Also on her website is a list of all the books she has written, a synopsis of the books, coloring pages, and activities to go with most of them.
Here are the titles of some Patricia Polacco books she has written about her family members or herself:
- The Butterfly
- Pink and Say
- Chicken Sunday
- Thunder Cake
- Thank You, Mr. Falker
- My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
- Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare
You can use these books to teach realistic fiction, personal narratives, story details, character traits, and more.
Here are the titles of some of the books that are more like fables, parables, or tales:
- Rechenka's Eggs
- Uncle Vova's Tree
- Applemando's Dreams
- Babushka Baba Yaga
- Oh, Look
- Luba and the Wren
You can use these books to teach about fiction that's not realistic (depending on the book--fantasy or fable elements), climax of a story, word choice, and voice in your unit study on Patricia Polacco.