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Thank You, Mr. Falker Lesson Plans

Thank You, Mr. Falker Lesson Plans and Activities

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    Reading Comprehension Lessons for Thank You, Mr. Falker
    Title: Thank You, Mr. Falker
    Author & Illustrator: Patricia Polacco
    Grade Level: Second Grade

    Summary: Thank You, Mr. Falker is the story of Trisha, a little girl who could hardly wait for school to start. Trisha could paint and draw beautiful pictures but when she looked at the words and letters on a page, all she could see was a jumbled mess. Because Trisha could not read, she quickly fell behind in school. Her classmates began to bully her and call her dumb. Before long, Trisha began to believe the mean things her classmates said. Then her family moved to California where she met Mr. Falker. Mr. Falker was Trisha’s fifth grade teacher. He was different from every teacher Trisha had before. He wore striped coats and butterfly ties and he thought that Trisha was brilliant. Mr. Falker realized that Trisha was a smart and talented girl with a very unique problem. Mr. Falker did not call Trisha dumb. Instead he resolved her problem and taught her to read.

    Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans and Reader’s Notebook Worksheets for Thank You, Mr. Falker

    Making Connections Lesson Plan
    This book and lesson plan are smart choices for readers who need additional practice making connections to activate prior knowledge while reading. This book works well because most readers will be able to make text-to-self connections to Trisha and her struggle to read and do well in school. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Visualizing Lesson Plan
    This book and lesson plan will support readers who are working to visualize to improve reading comprehension because the author uses a great deal of descriptive language to help readers infer emotion, visualize setting and action. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Making Inferences Lesson Plan
    This is an ideal book for readers who are working to make inferences while reading because the author supplies the reader with a lot of description that will help readers infer the main character’s thoughts and feelings. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Identifying the Author’s Message Lesson Plan
    Readers will enjoy identifying the author’s message when reading Thank You, Mr. Falker because the author’s message is one that readers will easily relate to. As a result, readers should be able to identify specific parts of the story that support the message. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Synthesizing Lesson Plan
    This book will support more sophisticated readers who are beginning to gain meta-cognition and synthesize while reading because the text is longer than most picture books, which will encourage readers to employ several comprehension strategies to sustain comprehension while reading. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.


    Vocabulary Connections

    Vocabulary Development Activities
    Pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words for Thank You, Mr. Falker with interactive games, practice worksheets and graphic organizers. This set of activities includes a vocabulary word list, two sets of flash cards (picture to word matching and picture to definition matching), an interactive game, a graphic organizer to support the use of context clues while reading a vocabulary word search and more!


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