Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
Lesson plans and teaching resources

The Most Memorable Teacher Award
This lesson develops writing skills of compare/contrast.

Teaching Peace through Literature and Song

Close Reading of Thank You, Mr. Falker
This unit plan develops skills in identifying main idea, categorizing details, identifying a character's motivation. Includes vocabulary, support materials. Designed for grade 3. 11 pages;Adobe Reader required.

Digging Deeper: Developing Comprehension Using Thank You, Mr. Falker
This teacher read-aloud and follow-up whole-group instruction provide a basis for improved higher-level reading comprehension. Teachers work with the whole class to model making predictions and personal connections, envisioning character change, and understanding the themes of the book. Response journals can also be used to further student connections to the characters and themes in the book.

Thank You, Mr. Falker
Text of the story. Adobe Reader required.

Thank You, Mr. Falker
Teaching resources include a video of actor Jane Kaczmarek reading the story aloud