Making Memories on Book Talk Thursday

Making memories with family is an important part of many holidays. Patricia Polacco does an amazing job sharing one of her memories with readers and inspiring them to share theirs too.

Do you need a good read aloud for the the holidays? Patricia Polacco has another great story about her family and the love they shared. Be prepared to love {and cry} when you read Uncle Vova's Tree. (Affiliate links inserted)

Book Summary

Patricia tells the story of how her family visited her Uncle Vova each year. When they did, he would take them all out to decorate the tree they planted when the first moved to the farm. Each year they spent time together and laughed and enjoyed each other as they worked on that beautiful tree. But what happens when Uncle Vova is no long er with the family? Does the tradition remain? In Polacco fashion, we hear a beautiful story of the past.

Classroom Application

This book is a great springboard for family traditions. All families have some sort of tradition, no matter how small. Students can share those moments through discussion or writing. It is also a great way to teach about memoirs and memories with older students. 

Students of all ages can connect to the beautiful story of Uncle Vova's Tree.
Making memories with family is an important part of many holidays. Patricia Polacco does an amazing job sharing one of her memories with readers and inspiring them to share theirs too.


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