Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for Balloons Over Broadway

Use Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet to strengthen your students' comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.

Award-winning author Melissa Sweet brings the history of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to life in this informational book about Tony Sarg and his marionettes.

Reading about Tony Sarg, an incredibly talented man who introduced helium balloons to the Macy's Parade, will compel children to ask questions, find answers, and summarize the information. Beautiful illustrations and captions throughout the story support readers as they retell the events. Additionally, this collection of teaching resources includes a lesson plan focused on exploring the past tense of verbs along with vocabulary development resources and two assessments.

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About the Book

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Title: Balloons Over Broadway
Author: Melissa Sweet
Genre: Biography, Nonfiction
Themes: History, Perseverance, STEAM / STEM, Thanksgiving, Self Management, Growth Mindset, Fall
ISBN: 9780547199450
Publisher's Summary:
Meet the master puppeteer who invented the first balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Melissa Sweet brings to life the inspirational story of the puppeteer who invented the giant balloons floating in the sky during the annual parade celebrating Thanksgiving. The Caldecott Honor artist brilliantly captures the essence of Tony Sarg, a self-taught immigrant with a fascinating imagination.
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