Emma Kate is a heartwarming children’s book written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco. The story follows Emma Kate, a young girl who struggles with reading and feels embarrassed by her difficulties. However, her grandmother, Nana, comes up with a creative solution to help her overcome her challenges.
This reading lessons and activity unit based on “Emma Kate” aims to engage young readers and enhance their comprehension skills. It includes a variety of activities that can be completed individually or in a classroom setting.
These activities aim to foster a love for reading, promote critical thinking, and encourage creativity among young readers. By immersing themselves in Emma Kate’s journey, children can develop a deeper appreciation for the joys of reading and the value of perseverance in overcoming challenges.
This 30 page ready-to-use ELA resources and activity packet was designed for use with Emma Kate by Patricia Polacco.
. character comparisons
. graphic organizers
. vocabulary work
.story mapping and retelling
. writing prompts (can be used for assessment)
. art activity