Reading lessons and extension activities for The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco can provide a rich and immersive learning experience for students. Start by introducing the book, discussing its themes of family heritage and tradition, and engaging students in a group reading. Encourage them to explore the vivid illustrations and emotions conveyed in the story. Following the reading, facilitate discussions on the importance of family heirlooms and cultural heritage, allowing students to share their own experiences. Extension activities can include creating a classroom “Keeping Quilt” using students’ drawings, personal stories, and symbols to represent their own heritage. This hands-on project fosters creativity and a deeper understanding of the book’s themes, making learning both enjoyable and meaningful. Additionally, students can explore their family history, traditions, or interview a family member to further connect with the story’s themes, fostering a sense of cultural appreciation and identity.
THIS 55 PAGE READY TO USE UNIT INCLUDES:
- GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
- READING COMPREHENSION
- WRITING PROMPTS
- EXTENSION ACTIVITIES – learn about Russia, make your own keeping quilt.