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The Keeping Quilt. By Patricia Polacco. Genre. Personal Narrative. Prior Knowledge. __________________________________. What have I learned about storytelling? Can I make any text to text connections in our Storytelling Unit? Can I make any text to self connections about storytelling?.

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The Keeping Quilt

By Patricia Polacco


Personal Narrative

prior knowledge
Prior Knowledge


What have I learned about storytelling?

Can I make any text to text connections in our Storytelling Unit?

Can I make any text to self connections about storytelling?



Patricia Polacco’sgreat-great grandparents emigrated (to leave a place, especially a home country, to live someplace else) from Russia. Storytelling is an important tradition that has been passed down in her family for generations.

Patricia Polacco also wrote:

Rechenka’s EggsBabushka Baba Yaga

Chicken SundayUncle Vova’s Tree

Mrs. Katz and TushPink and Say

learning targets
Learning Targets
  • Do you know what a prediction is?
  • Can you tell me the elements of a story?
  • What is the difference between fact and opinion?
  • What does the word genre mean?

You’ll know the answers to these questions by the end of this story.

( I bet you know some of these answers already! )

selection summary
Selection Summary

“The Keeping Quilt” tells about a treasured object that became a way for keeping a family’s oral history through the generations.


Line1 understand understanding misunderstandings

  • celebrate celebrated celebration
  • Line 2 scraps scrape strip/stripped stripe/striped
  • pin/pinned pine/pined
  • Line 3 piece belief field
  • A piece of striped cloth was pinned to the wall.
  • Players understand that they must follow the rules on the football field.
  • On the Fourth of July, we celebrate our belief in the right of people to be free.
  • ar-ti-fi-cial (artificial): not natural; made by people, not by nature; fake

The bowl of artificial fruit looked almost good enough to eat.

  • bou-quet (bouquet): a bunch of flowers, cut and gathered together

Sally picked daisies to make a bouquet of flowers for her mother.

  • haul-ing (hauling): carrying or transporting

The children were busy hauling firewood inside so we could have a warm and cozy fire.


I wonder what a babushka is?

What is a huppa?

Can you find these words in your text?

1. When you find them, write what you think they mean on a piece of paper.

2. What page did you find them on?

3. Use them in a sentence.

“Happy Cats” to everyone who finds them!Shhhhhhhhhhhh…don’t tell your neighbor! : )

learning targets12
Learning Targets

Did we meet our LEARNING TARGETS ?

Let’s go back to slide #5 and check!


Keeping QuiltQuestions

  • Answer these questions in your group:
  • Any of these words could describe the quilt in the selection. Choose one and provide (give) two details from the selection to support (explain) your choice. *valuable*useful*lovable
  • The author’s purpose was to tell you how a quilt becomes a family tradition. Use four details that tells how the quilt becomes a family tradition. TELL THE PAGE NUMBER WHERE YOU FOUND YOUR ANSWER.
  • By yourself:
  • At your table, answer question 2 on notebook paper.

If you were to make a “Keeping Quilt”, what important memories would you include in your quilt?

  • Take a piece of large white paper.
  • Fold it into eighths.
  • Think of at least 4 important memories.
  • Draw and color in at least 4 squares.
  • Cut the squares apart.
  • With a hole punch, punch holes in the corners of the squares, and tie your quilt loosely together with yarn.
  • Now you have your own KEEPING QUILT!
  • Make a time line of at least 6 important events that happened in your life. Hint: Event #1 could be when you were born.
  • Use graph paper.
  • Title and label your graph.
  • You’ll want to be very neat so that other students can read and enjoy your graph!

Patricia Polaccowrote a Personal Narrative. Now, it’s your turn!

  • (Pre-write) Brainstorm a list of important memories from your past. Circle the one you’d like to write about. Now make another list of ideas about the memory you circled.
  • (Draft) Write a 5 point (Beginning, 3 events, end) summary. Tip: Include who, what, when, where, why
  • (Revise) Expand on your summary to make it interesting for the reader. Tip: Use your Word Bank Journal, add lots of details, don’t forget to put your voice in your writing
  • (Edit) Check for conventions.
  • (Final Draft/Publish) Make your writing ready to share with us!