Recommended Grades: 3-5
A picture book based on the true story of Tony Sarg, the man behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
Organization: Read aloud Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade and discuss how the author organized this picture book. The information about Tony Sarg is written around his involvement in and design of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Use Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, as well as other picture book biographies, as a model. Then, ask students to write a biographical piece based on a special event in our country.
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