Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Thank you, Mr. Falker
Author & Illustrator: Patricia Polacco
Publication Year: 1998
Location: Personal Collection
Awards: Parent's Choice Award
Summary: This is the autobiographical story of Patricia Polacco's fifth grade teacher. Tricia was unable to read because of dyslexia and was teased by the other kids. Her teacher, Mr. Falker, recognizes her challenges and her strengths and helps her learn to read.
Classroom Ideas:This could be a mentor text for a personal narrative about a student's own challenges or about someone who's made a difference in their life. Both Patricia and Mr. Falker are strong characters.