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Thank You, Mr. Falker

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Patricia Polacco
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Sep. 2001

Synopsis: Tricia, who has a yearning to learn to read because of her family's love of learning, discovers that letters in books seem to be all wiggling shapes. As she progresses through school, her classmates scorn her as dumb. She believes them... until Fifth Grade when she is blessed with a wonderful teacher, Mr. Falker.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Write a thank you card or letter to someone who has helped you with something.
•  Make a button. What are your strengths? What do you do well?

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!