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BABUSHKA’S DOLL by Patricia Polacco: READING LESSONS & EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

By: Elly Elementary

Reading lessons for Babushka’s Doll by Patricia Polacco focus on the book’s themes of cultural heritage, generational bonds, and the value of patience. Students can engage in discussions about the story’s Russian setting and explore the significance of the matryoshka doll, which serves as a symbol of Babushka’s love and wisdom. Extension activities may include inviting a guest speaker with knowledge of Russian culture to share stories or artifacts, encouraging students to create their own nesting dolls or researching and presenting on different world cultures and their traditions. Additionally, a dramatic reading of the book followed by a group discussion can help students comprehend the emotions and lessons conveyed in the story, fostering empathy and a deeper understanding of intergenerational relationships.

 

THIS 57 PAGE READY TO USE UNIT INCLUDES:

  • Graphic organizers
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing prompts
  • Art and writing project
  • Learn about Poland 

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Reading lessons for Babushka’s Doll by Patricia Polacco focus on the book’s themes of cultural heritage, generational bonds, and the value of patience. Students can engage in discussions about the story’s Russian setting and explore the significance of the matryoshka doll, which serves as a symbol of Babushka’s love and wisdom. Extension activities may include inviting a guest speaker with knowledge of Russian culture to share stories or artifacts, encouraging students to create their own nesting dolls or researching and presenting on different world cultures and their traditions. Additionally, a dramatic reading of the book followed by a group discussion can help students comprehend the emotions and lessons conveyed in the story, fostering empathy and a deeper understanding of intergenerational relationships.

 

THIS 57 PAGE READY TO USE UNIT INCLUDES:

 

  • Graphic organizers
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing prompts
  • Art and writing project
  • Learn about Poland 

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BABUSHKA’S DOLL by Patricia Polacco: READING LESSONS & EXTENSION ACTIVITIES