Journal Think of a tradition you would like to start with your family. Explain.
What Turkeys Eat for Thanksgiving I am going to read a story about turkeys in the wild.
Comprehension How do you think the author feels about turkeys? How can you tell? How can you tell that the author is impressed by wild turkeys? Why does the author call the turkeys unfortunate? She likes turkeys, wants to talk about them as animals instead of food. describes how fast turkeys can run and fly and the unusual foods they eat. They had glass balls and lead cubes pushed down their throats.
As I read, I can evaluate how well Patricia Polacco helps you understand her feelings about her familys quilt and their traditions. Thinking about how a story makes you feel helps you understand what the author is trying to tell you.
Authors Viewpoint This is what an author thinks, feels, and believes (attitude), and the reason the author writes about the subject (purpose for writing). Details an author uses can help you understand their viewpoint.
Authors Family Chart Annas Mother (authors great-great- grandmother) tablecloth for Sabbath meals Anna (authors great- grandmother) 1. wedding huppa 2. baby blanket for Carle Carle (authors grandmother) 1. wedding huppa 2. baby blanket for Mary Ellen 3. blanket to warm old Annas legs 4. tablecloth for Annas birthday Mary Ellen (authors mother) 1.for special celebrations 2. blanket for Patricias bed 3. cape for Patricias games 4. for telling the story of the quilt Patricia Polacco (author) 2. superhero capes 1.for special celebrations 3. blanket to comfort her sick mother 4. for telling the story of the quilt.
Authors Viewpoint You are walking down the street and you see a cat walking toward you. What do you do? Write for a few minutes (you will get a chance to share)
Viewpoint is how one feels and what one thinks about a subject. Viewpoints are affected by experiences and beliefs and individuals often see things differently. Authors thoughts and feelings about a subject from the events, facts and opinions, and illustrations in a story. Is tradition important to Patricia Polacco? What evidence can you find in the story that supports this viewpoint? (TE pg. R8)
Compound Words A compound word is a word formed from two smaller words. The quilt was the tablecloth. Steven used the quilt to make a superhero cape.
Underline the compound words and circle the smaller words within them. farmhouse in Michigan my aunts nightdress birthday quilt like a storybook
Common Noun Sort Pick out the common noun in each group of words bigroom quiltsewedneedle housetalk seemeightenjoypeople blanketwarmsisterfriend happysillystoryangry curiouscitycheerfulsad Common Nouns PersonsPlacesThings
Authors Viewpoint The Keeping Quilt is a true story about a family quilt. Patricia and her family come to cherish this quilt because of all the different family members who have used it in different ways over the years. (Have groups identify the authors viewpoint about one of the four categories)
Word Family Circle Map back pack ground ward yard bone fire board up Partner read The Keeping Quilt