Pink and Say

Welcome to the Patricia Polacco Read-Aloud curriculum lesson plans. Patricia Polacco’s stories and illustrations explore a variety of themes. She distinguishes her texts for children by tackling difficult topics, such as childhood illness, learning difficulties, and family and ethical challenges that relate to school-age children. Patricia Polacco’s writing also highlights historical events and cultural traditions. Her books are often either biographical or autobiographical in content. The lesson plans have been developed to support you and your colleagues using these books as a read-aloud of a thematic unit of study or as a single read-aloud text. The lessons are aligned with Common Core State Standards for grades K–5.

Resource Information

Age Range
6 - 9
Literacy Standards
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).