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Reading Class 3rd Grade » The Keeping Quilt

The Keeping Quilt The Keeping Quilt

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

Summary:  Patricia Polacco has a family heirloom: a handmade quilt.  The quilt is made up of pieces of clothes that were special to the Polacco family.  Through generations, the quilt has been witness to special family moments, both happy and sad.  The Polacco family continues to pass the quilt on, and with it, the memories of relatives from the past.

 

Review the story below: 

 

Genre:  Narrative Non-fiction

Narrative non-fiction is the telling of a true story.  In The Keeping Quilt Patricia Polacco shares the traditon of a handmade quilt passed down in her family.

Story Skill:  Main Idea

The main idea is the most important idea of a paragraph or work.  It is the main point the author wishes to make.  Sometimes you'll find the main idea in the first or last sentence. Other times you need to find the main idea for yourself.  The author may not come right out and tell you so you have to make inferences to find the implied main idea. The rest of the paragraph gives details about the main idea that explain why. To tell the difference between a main idea and a detail ask yourself: Is this what the whole paragraph is about?  In longer text, a paragraph does not stand by itself. Every paragraph is related to the other paragraphs around it, to the other chapters, or the whole book. In a longer text the main idea can usually be found in the first or last paragraph.

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Spelling List

The Keeping Quilt – long vowel patterns for the a and e sound. 

paint

neighbor

paid

clean

clay

eight

lay

play

feel

seem

need

needle

leave

speak

weigh

crayon

 

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Patricia Polacco

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