I used Meteor when I taught 4th grade. I also used it with the 4th and 5th graders that were part of our after school writing club. We used Meteor to talk about descriptive writing. We would read the story without seeing the pictures. I would stop on certain pages and have the students draw what they were visualizing based on Patricia's detailed descriptions.
This is how the story starts out:
Of course another reason I am drawn to this book and so many of Polacco's titles are because they are about her childhood in Michigan and based on actual events.
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