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Lesson Plan

A Schema-Building Study With Patricia Polacco

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A Schema-Building Study With Patricia Polacco

Grades 2 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Whitney Schultz

North Clearwater, Florida


International Literacy Association


Calendar Activities

Professional Library

Podcast Episodes



Grades   1 – 4  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 16

LeVar Burton, longtime host of Reading Rainbow, was born in 1957.

After reading two complementary Reading Rainbow selections, students compare the selections using the Venn Diagram and write a comparison essay.


Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 11

Children's author Patricia Polacco was born in 1944.

Students share family stories of their own by writing original poems and reviewing parts of speech using the Diamante Poems tool.


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Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Words Are Wonderful: Interactive, Time-Efficient Strategies to Teach Meaning Vocabulary

Help students enjoy success and enjoyment in learning vocabulary.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Chicken Adventures

Need some egg-citement in your life? Then, listen in to hear about some books featuring adventurous chickens!


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