Writing Sense

Writing Sense

She often describes grandparents—Thank You, Mr. Falker. • Some of her books
take place on a ranch (farm)—My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother and
Babushka's Doll. • She puts in lots of excitement—Meteor! • She writes poems
with ...

Author: Juli Kendall

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571104427

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Writing is all about making meaning. The prospect of teaching writing to a classroom full of students—some who speak English and some who don't, can be overwhelming. When students learning English are at different levels, the task is even more challenging. Juli Kendall and Outey Khuon experimented with Ellin Keene's “Thinking Strategies Used by Proficient Learners” and found that by integrating writing and reading instruction their English language learners become stronger writers. Writing Sense outlines the classroom conditions necessary for successful writing instruction with English language learners, whether in writing workshop and/or small-group instruction. It includes 68 classroom-tested lessons for grades K–8 that show kids at all levels of language acquisition how to make connections, ask questions, visualize (make mental images), infer, determine importance, synthesize, monitor meaning and comprehension, and use fix-up strategies. Like the authors' earlier book, Making Sense, the five main sections are geared to the stages of language proficiency, and lessons are divided into “younger” and “older” students, spanning kindergarten through to grade eight. There are extensive lists of suggested books for mentor texts as well as lists of mentor authors to facilitate teachers' planning and instruction.
Categories: Education

30 Graphic Organizers for Reading

30 Graphic Organizers for Reading

Knows differences between language used at home and language used in
school. (McREL Language Arts Standard 8.8, Level I) • Students will identify the
meaning of vocabulary words taken from Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia
Polacco, ...

Author: Christi E. Parker

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425803858

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Provides fresh, new graphic organizers to help students read, write, and comprehend content area materials. Helps students organize and retain information.
Categories: Education

Thinking Strategies for Student Achievement

Thinking Strategies for Student Achievement

... Redheaded Older Brother My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother My Rotten
Redheaded Older Brother Thank You, Mr. Falker Thank You, Mr. Falker Thank
You, Mr. Falker Thank You, Mr. Falker Thank You, Mr. Falker Chicken Sunday
Chicken ...

Author: Denise D. Nessel

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452239361

Category: Education

Page: 248

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This revised edition offers 30 specific strategies, readily integrated into daily lesson plans, to help K-12 students extend their thinking capabilities and raise their achievement levels.
Categories: Education

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Polacco wrote a picture book titled Thank You, Mr. Falker as a tribute to that
teacher. The book and illustrations tell the story of a girl named Trisha, who, just
like Polacco, felt stupid in school. When Trisha moves to a new school during the
fifth ...

Author: Meryl Loonin

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420509595

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Author Meryl Loonin provides an overview of learning disabilities, explaining the many types of learning disabilities and how they are diagnosed. Readers will learn about the challenges that people with learning disabilities face, and how they often learn to overcome these challenges. Current research on diagnosis options and alternative learning methods are detailed.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Writing Lesson Level 3 The Compound Subject

Writing Lesson Level 3  The Compound Subject

Mentor. Texts. • Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco • Recommended
literature from CCSS or Core Reading Program • See Mentor Text List in
Appendix C for other suggestions.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776500

Category:

Page: 5

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Holes in the Sky

Holes in the Sky

Trisha's grandmother's old saying about the stars being Holes in the Sky turns out to be Miss Eula's, too, convincing Trisha that she has miraculously discovered another unforgettable grandmother.

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524739492

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Miss Eula is back! In this heartwarming companion to Chicken Sunday, young Trisha is devastated when her grandmother passes away, but finds joy in bonds with a new friend, her new California neighborhood—and the invincible Miss Eula. There will never be anyone like her grandmother, Patricia Polacco thinks, when her grandmother passes away. But when she and her family move to California—in the middle of a drought—she meets a new friend, the irrepressible Stewart, and his amazing grandmother, Miss Eula, who not only takes Trisha under her wing, but, with Trisha and Stewart, steps up to lead their entire extraordinarily diverse neighborhood to help a hurting neighbor—and her once lush garden—survive the drought. Trisha's grandmother's old saying about the stars being Holes in the Sky turns out to be Miss Eula's, too, convincing Trisha that she has miraculously discovered another unforgettable grandmother.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

An A From Miss Keller

An A From Miss Keller

A perfect companion to the classic Thank You, Mr. Falker, The Art of Miss Chew, and Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece, this book celebrates a teacher who inspired a young Patricia Polacco to become the writer and storyteller she is today.

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698173798

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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How did Patricia Polacco become a writer? A perfect companion to the classic Thank You, Mr. Falker, The Art of Miss Chew, and Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece, this book celebrates a teacher who inspired a young Patricia Polacco to become the writer and storyteller she is today. Trisha is nervous about being chosen for Miss Keller’s writing class. “Killer Keller” demands that her students dazzle her with their writing, and rumor has it that she has never given an A. The rumors turn out to be all too true—there’s just no pleasing Miss Keller. Then an unexpected loss leaves Trisha heartbroken. Thoughts of teachers and grades forgotten, she pours out her soul in a personal narrative. And when Miss Keller reads it, she tells Trisha, “You’ve given your words wings.”
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Writing Lesson Level 3 How Do You Feel

Writing Lesson Level 3  How Do You Feel

Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Polacco, Patricia. 2012.
TheArtofMiss Chew. New York: Putnam Juvenile. Ryder, Joanne. 1999.
Earthdance. New York: Henry Holt and Company. Rylant, Cynthia. 2004. The
Relatives Came.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776760

Category:

Page: 7

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Mr Wayne s Masterpiece

Mr  Wayne s Masterpiece

In this inspiring true story, beloved artist Patricia Polacco conquers her fear of public speaking, allowing her to discover her remarkable voice.

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698171541

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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In this inspiring true story, beloved artist Patricia Polacco conquers her fear of public speaking, allowing her to discover her remarkable voice. A wonderful companion to Thank You, Mr. Falker and The Art of Miss Chew, it celebrates the lifelong impact of a great teacher. Speaking in front of an audience terrifies Trisha. Ending up in Mr. Wayne’s drama class is the last thing she wants! But Mr. Wayne gives her a backstage role painting scenery for the winter play. As she paints, she listens to the cast rehearse, memorizing their lines without even realizing it. Then, days before opening night, the lead actress suddenly moves away, and Trisha is the only other person who knows her part. Will the play have to be canceled? It won’t be an easy road—when Trisha tries to recite the lines in front of the cast, nothing comes out! But Mr. Wayne won’t let her give up, and with his coaching, Trisha is able to become one of his true masterpieces.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Learning in Safe Schools

Learning in Safe Schools

Explore journeys through literature such as Thank You, Mr. Falker or Mrs.
KatzandTush, bothbyPatriciaPolacco, orwatchavideo suchas Homeward Bound.
Map out each character's journey and the ways that others helped or hindered
their ...

Author: Faye Brownlie

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381206

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Explores concrete ways for creating classroom cultures that promote belongingness, and thus safety. It provides lesson plans and identifies numerous resources that further teaching about belonging. Based on extensive classroom experience, the resource presents many strategies that have been used successfully in schools.
Categories: Education

Writing Lesson Level 3 Famous People I Admire

Writing Lesson Level 3  Famous People I Admire

1995. Love You Forever. Ontario: Firey Books Ltd. Polacco, Patricia. 1998.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Pun. ———. 1999. My Ol'Man. New York: Pun. ——
—. 2001. Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Rosenthal, Amy K.
2006.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776463

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Page: 5

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Writing Lesson Level 3 People We Love Ideas

Writing Lesson Level 3  People We Love Ideas

1995. Love You Forever. Ontario: Firey Books Ltd. Polacco, Patricia. 1998.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Pun. ———. 1999. My Ol'Man. New York: Pun. ——
—. 2001. Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Rosenthal, Amy K.
2006.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776432

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Page: 5

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Writing Lesson Level 3 Author Mentors

Writing Lesson Level 3  Author Mentors

1995. Love You Forever. Ontario: Firey Books Ltd. Polacco, Patricia. 1998.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Pun. ———. 1999. My Ol'Man. New York: Pun. ——
—. 2001. Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Rosenthal, Amy K.
2006.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776418

Category:

Page: 5

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Writing Lesson Level 3 My Expert List of Ideas

Writing Lesson Level 3  My Expert List of Ideas

1995. Love You Forever. Ontario: Firey Books Ltd. Polacco, Patricia. 1998.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Pun. ———. 1999. My Ol'Man. New York: Pun. ——
—. 2001. Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Rosenthal, Amy K.
2006.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776401

Category:

Page: 5

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Writing Lesson Level 3 A Simple Sentence

Writing Lesson Level 3  A Simple Sentence

1995. Love You Forever. Ontario: Firey Books Ltd. Polacco, Patricia. 1998.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Pun. ———. 1999. My Ol'Man. New York: Pun. ——
—. 2001. Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Rosenthal, Amy K.
2006.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776494

Category:

Page: 5

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Writing Lesson Level 3 Narrowing Ideas to Topics

Writing Lesson Level 3  Narrowing Ideas to Topics

1995. Love You Forever. Ontario: Firey Books Ltd. Polacco, Patricia. 1998.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Pun. ———. 1999. My Ol'Man. New York: Pun. ——
—. 2001. Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Rosenthal, Amy K.
2006.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776456

Category:

Page: 7

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Writing Lesson Level 3 The Compound Verb

Writing Lesson Level 3  The Compound Verb

1995. Love You Forever. Ontario: Firey Books Ltd. Polacco, Patricia. 1998.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Pun. ———. 1999. My Ol'Man. New York: Pun. ——
—. 2001. Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Rosenthal, Amy K.
2006.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776524

Category:

Page: 5

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Writing Lesson Level 3 A Complex Sentence

Writing Lesson Level 3  A Complex Sentence

1995. Love You Forever. Ontario: Firey Books Ltd. Polacco, Patricia. 1998.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Pun. ———. 1999. My Ol'Man. New York: Pun. ——
—. 2001. Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Rosenthal, Amy K.
2006.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776555

Category:

Page: 5

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Writing Lesson Level 3 Types of Sentences

Writing Lesson Level 3  Types of Sentences

1995. Love You Forever. Ontario: Firey Books Ltd. Polacco, Patricia. 1998.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Pun. ———. 1999. My Ol'Man. New York: Pun. ——
—. 2001. Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Rosenthal, Amy K.
2006.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776517

Category:

Page: 5

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Writing Lesson Level 3 The Compound Sentence

Writing Lesson Level 3  The Compound Sentence

1995. Love You Forever. Ontario: Firey Books Ltd. Polacco, Patricia. 1998.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Pun. ———. 1999. My Ol'Man. New York: Pun. ——
—. 2001. Thank You, Mr. Falker. New York: Philomel Books. Rosenthal, Amy K.
2006.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480776531

Category:

Page: 5

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