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Listen to the Old Ones



Listen to the Old Ones
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.06

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    dyslexia, Falkner, glorious, traveler, farmhouse, thoughts, reading, magical, homeland, interesting, schools, working, works, several, literature, lived
     content words:    Patricia Polacco, When Patricia, Later Patricia, Thank You, Ohio University, Keeping Quilt
Listen to the Old Ones

By Jody Williams
1     "My fondest memories are of sitting around a stove or open fire, eating apples and popping corn while listening to the old ones tell glorious stories about their homeland and the past." Patricia Polacco often remembers these stories as she writes. Many of her books contain these memories.
 
2     Patricia Polacco was born on July 11, 1944. She was born in Michigan. Her parents divorced when she was three years old. She and her mother lived with her grandparents. They lived on a farm. Patricia says that living on the farm was magical.
 
3     Patricia was very close with both sets of her grandparents. She says that she was the "apple of their eyes." Patricia found her grandparents interesting. She loved to hear stories about where they grew up. They lived in the Ukraine and Russia. They lived in Ireland. When Patricia was five years old, her grandmother died. She called her Babushka. Babushka is the Russian word for grandmother.
 
4     Patricia was inspired by her grandparents. They were storytellers. She was curious about what it would be like to live a long life. In almost every one of her books there is a young person who connects with an older person.

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