My Rotten, Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco is a heartwarming and humorous story about sibling rivalry, love, and acceptance.
The teaching unit for this book is designed for elementary school students and can focus on developing their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills. Students can engage in creative writing activities based on the story. This can involve writing their own stories about sibling relationships or creating their own illustrations to accompany the story. Overall, it is designed to engage students in the story and encourage them to reflect on their own relationships with siblings and family members.
This activity unit is broken into 5 days (or sections of days) to work with students after reading My Rotten, Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco.
. a day-by-day guide of vocabulary work
. character traits
. text evidence
. comparing and contrasting
. writing assessments.
For many of the activities, students are encouraged to work with a partner and note-taking sheets are helpful and included. Also included is the Melissa Gilbert read-aloud of the book. It is recommended that students have copies to share after story is first read to complete activities.