Using Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco  

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Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco


The important people in our lives influence who we are in both positive and negative ways.

Supporting evidence from text

  • Trisha truly believes she can learn to read because her family tells her so.
  • Trisha says she feels “dumb” because other kids tease her.
  • Trisha feels safe and special when she is with her grandmother looking at the stars.
  • Trisha feels good around Mr. Falker because he promises that she will learn to read.
  • Trisha thanks Mr. Falker when she becomes an author of children’s books.

Patricia Polacco author of Mr. Falker:  Interview

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