Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco is a captivating children’s book that combines engaging storytelling with valuable lessons about friendship, forgiveness, and cultural understanding. Set in a diverse neighborhood, the story follows three young friends—Willie, Stewart, and Winston—as they embark on a heartwarming adventure that involves making amends with Mrs. Eula, a kind elderly woman who sells eggs on Sundays. Through Polacco’s vivid illustrations and expressive language, readers are transported into a world brimming with vibrant characters and rich cultural traditions. The book offers an ideal platform for reading and writing lessons, with activities that encourage critical thinking, creative expression, and exploration of themes such as empathy, diversity, and the power of forgiveness.
This 30-page ready to use resource includes;
. before reading activities
. vocabulary work
, reading comprehension questions
. writing prompts which can be used as assessments
. extension activities including cooking, research/writing