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In this serious historical fiction book, a young union soldier named Sheldon, or Say, is injured in a fierce battle and left for dead. Pinkus, another young union soldier, rescues him from a Georgia field and takes him to his mother's home in Confederate territory to heal. The emotional themes of slavery, war and compassion support key comprehension strategy lessons as well as sophisticated lessons on identifying the author's purpose, determining importance, and synthesizing.

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  • 6 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Pink and Say
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Vowels
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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In this serious historical fiction book, a young union soldier named Sheldon, or Say, is injured in a fierce battle and left for dead. Pinkus, another young union soldier, rescues him from a Georgia field and takes him to his mother's home in Confederate territory to heal. The emotional themes of slavery, war and compassion support key comprehension strategy lessons as well as sophisticated lessons on identifying the author's purpose, determining importance, and synthesizing.

  • Included in this collection
  • 6 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for Pink and Say
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Vowels
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
Pink and Say
Book Author:
Patricia Polacco
Grade Level:
4
Genre(s):
Historical Fiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
S
DRA Level:
40
Reading Recovery Level:
40
Theme(s):
Friendship, History, Black History Month
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Asking Questions:
RL.4.1, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Determining Importance:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Making Inferences:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Synthesizing:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Visualizing:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.7, RL.4.10, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.4.2, W.4.8, L.4.6, W.4.9
Vocabulary Connections:
L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6
Word Work:
RF.4.3, RF.4.4
Asking Questions:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6I, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8C, 4.13A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Determining Importance:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8C, 4.10A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.10A, 4.10C, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Making Inferences:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Synthesizing:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6E, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Visualizing:
4.1A, 4.1C, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.10C, 4.10D, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Vocabulary Connections:
4.7E, 4.7F, 4.3A, 4.3B
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