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Looking for a light-hearted and vibrant picture book to read aloud for Hispanic Heritage Month? Paletero Man, by Lucky Diaz, is just what you’re looking for. This is a delightful tall tale that celebrates Latino culture, summer in Los Angeles, and the effects of kindness on a community. 

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Students will: dig into characterization; write a book review; retell the story; identify story elements; compare and contrast the text to the author’s note; determine the theme, and more! The included activities were designed to encourage students to use higher-level thinking skills, require students to provide text evidence to support their thinking, and challenge them to provide their own opinions and/or perspectives.

⭐️This Resource Includes:⭐️

  • Reader Response Questions – short-answer response questions
  • Story Elements Graphic Organizer – Students will fill in the boxes with words and pictures to represent the story elements.
  • Retell the Story – BME – Students will retell the beginning, middle, and end of the story with text and illustrations.
  • Sequencing – Students will write a sentence and draw a picture to show the correct order of events in the story.
  • Plot Map – Students will fill out the plot map with important events from the story.
  • Making Connections – Students will choose an event from the story and write it on the cart. Then, they will make connections to the event and describe it in the popsicles.
  • Text to Text – Students will compare and contrast the Author’s note to the story using a graphic organizer.
  • Character Traits – Students will choose the most important character trait that describes the characters in the story. Then, for each character, they will give 1-2 examples from the text that support the trait they chose.
  • Cause & Effect – Students will fill in the missing information with either the cause or the effect.
  • Sensory Details – Students will describe their favorite paleta or ice cream flavor using all five senses with sensory and figurative language.
  • Theme – Students will answer the questions to determine the theme of the story and provide text evidence.
  • Making Inferences – Students will use clues and schema to come up with 2 inferences they made from the text.
  • Vendor Cart Advertisement – Students will come up with a product to sell at their vendor cart and create an advertisement to persuade customers to purchase their product.
  • Crossword Puzzle – Students will complete a crossword puzzle by matching words from the story to their meanings.
  • Word Search – Students will find the words hidden in the puzzle. Words can share letters and go in any direction.
  • Cool to Be Kind – Students will brainstorm and then list the ways they can be kind towards someone at school.
  • Book Review – Students will rate and write a review of the book.

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