The Art of Miss Chew by Patricia Polacco

Recommended Grades: 4-6

This is the heartwarming story of how Patricia Polacco discovered she was an artist, a story that shows just how important a teacher can be in a child’s life. 

Lesson Idea:  

Memoir Mentor Text:  Read aloud The Art of Miss Chew and discuss the autobiographical aspects of the story in a study of memoir mentor texts.  Use several of Polacco’s books in an author study of memoir writing.  Other books by Polacco about inspirational teachers taken from her life are Junkyard Wonders and Thank You, Mr. Falker.

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