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1 OpeningWho remembers Patricia Polacco Or a book she has written Remember the story Thank You, Mr Falker About Patricia as a little girl struggling to read and the embarrassment given by her classmates Mr Falker steps in and teaches Patricia how to read at her own pace What do many of Patricia Polacco s books have in common Right They teach students valuable lessons, they are personal narratives about Polacco s past, and they show the dedication and determination of teachers and Patricia not giving up when things get hard Based on what you know about Patricia Polacco and her books, can you predict what might happen in The Art of MIss Chew 2 Opening MovesPrompt children to anticipate a book by a favorite author, make connections to a previous text, think about the writer s style or theme, prompt predictions based on title3 Rationale I chose this book for three reasons 1 I love Patricia Polacco and the messages she sends to students The Art of Miss Chew not only demonstrates the love of passionate teachers to help all students succeed, but it also shows students that they should never give up something they love As it is the things we love that make us who we are 2 It is my hopes that my students can connect to this story in some way Whether its through determination and perseverance, or finding adults that love and care about you I want my students to connect to this story to see the huge impact teachers have made in life of Patricia Polacco The Art of Miss Chew, as with many, if not all, of Patricia Polacco s children s books, are personal narratives Her stories are so full of wonderful language and detailed pictures that students can FEEL the pain, sorrow, joy, and happiness Trisha experiences throughout her journey I want my students to experience how to add emotion and empathy into their writing and Patricia Polacco is a fabulous author to use as a mentor text 4 Adapted Book Review Citation 2012, April 15 Booklist. This is a wonderful tale from Patricia Polacco s childhood that follows Thank You, Mr Falker Once again, she features teachers who made a significant imprint on her life The poignancy of the story is dramatic, but not as much of a tearjerker as some of her other stories Miss Chew is the high school art teacher, but Trisha is given a special opportunity to attend class with her because her own school had no formal art education Our girls love to draw and they really liked that she discovered her talent and passion for art and was given an opportunity to present her painting at an art show We really enjoy Patricia Polacco s stories and so we look for them often at our local library Lucky for us, she is a very prolific writer, so we still have a lot of her books to discover. This is a review from my 7 year old daughter who loves art When she was done reading this book she said that it was awesome Well, that equates to a 5 star in my book She loved the illustrations and reading about the author s past Just to confirm it was based on a true story, she asked me after she read it She found it fascinating that Polacco wasn t a very good reader but went on to write and illustrate books I personally had a teacher who made me feel special and inspired me to do better I can only hope my daughter comes across teachers like this This was a perfect read for my daughter because she has stated that she wants her own art museum and that she would put some of her work in it. This is a good solid story about giving a girl a chance to realize her potential and overcome obstacles Polacco had a reading learning disability in the 60 s and ran into trouble getting support for it at one point There also was no art instruction available in her middle school at all How things have changed Even with a depletion in money for the arts, I don t know any middle school that doesn t even have a very basic art curriculum.The illustrations are happy and Polacco does a good job of relaying the feelings of the characters through their expressions I don t think she is as good with body language but it s not too bad.But there are a lot of things I found not as good about this book First of all, I don t like how black and white it is Two good teachers were amazing and always encouraged her and even when they did something wrong it was still great For example, the art teacher called her Theresa from day one and never stopped Most people would have a problem with this, especially an adolescent, but Polacco remembers this fondly.The bad teacher, is horrible, evil even, because she is elderly and from a very different educational era and doesn t understand learning disabilities and how to accomodate them There is no acknowledgement of this In fact, at one point Polacco says that in a school meeting the woman scoffed and then proceeded to read an awful lot into that one noise, saying as if she and maybe even That feels very vindictive to me This woman is so punished she is sent out of the school and never able to even be a substitute there again for any class How would Polacco, a middle schooler, know that I m also not as fond of Polacco s illustrations as others are I think they are competent but I am not overwhelmed I don t like that she sketches them out first and then watercolors them in This is just a style thing but I think she makes too many sketch strokes so it looks messy.I also think her perspective is off At one point the art teacher and the girl are in front of an easel and both, including their feet, are at such an angle they look like they are falling over In another place, a person s body parts aren t in proportion and the angles of the people in the picture don t mesh with the furniture and with gravity There were hands that were just not drawn well too.I feel she just hurried it along like she had a deadline to meet She is obviously capable The flyleaves have examples of her drawings that are much competent although nothing strikes me as particularly advanced than a really good art 101 student.So, 3.5 stars, rounded down to 3 because of the black and white thinking. This is another one of Polacco s tributes to teachers who have made a difference in her life In this case, it s her teacher from Ireland, who recognized her need for time to take tests, and her art teacher, Miss Chew, who recognized her talent for drawing I think this is a book that both parents and teachers should read The message encourage a child s talents, and be alert to any possible learning disabilities. Another absolutely wonderful by Patricia Polacco In this book, Polacco recounts the time in her life when her art teacher, Miss Chew, not only helps her to first seethen draw and truly gain an appreciation for the things around her and use them as inspirations for her drawings and paintings Miss Chew also recognizes how Patricia s amazing ability to draw also attributes to her problems in reading Miss Chew not only inspires Patricia to become the illustrator she is today, but helps her succeed in school.Polacco s illustrations in this book are classic Polacco Her sketchy, yet, detailed, illustrations and use of rich colors always give me a deeper appreciation for those who are blessed with the ability to draw and capture human emotion through their drawings.This week being teacher appreciation week, I used this book to remind students that ALL teachers have an important job and there is always that one special teacher in all of our lives that inspire us to be all that we can be in life. Polacco tells her own story of supportive, caring, inspiring teachers Miss Chew who not only sparked her passion for art but also shed some light on her struggles with reading Mr Donovan who understood her reading challenges but importantly saw her strengths.Great book for demonstrating the immense impact that teacher behaviors have on students Unfortunately, there are too few Miss Chews and Mr Donovan and too many Mrs Spaldings. Outstanding Every aspiring artist child and adult should own this book If you can read the last page without breaking out in blubbering tears, your canvas is tougher than mine. Now, I have been reading many of Patricia Polacco s books over the years and even though I continued to be mesmerized by her childhood stories, I have always wondered how Patricia Polacco became such a prolific artist, as well as being an effective storyteller So, when I got around to reading one of Patricia Polacco s newer books The Art of Miss Chew, I finally found out how Patricia Polacco became such a talented artist After Trisha spent the summer with her grandmother who was a talented artist, Trisha wanted to become an artist herself Unfortunately, her school does not have an art class that Trisha could participate in until her Irish teacher Mr Donovan, suggested that Trisha could join a special art class at the high school that is being taught by none other than Miss Chew Trisha loved having Miss Chew as her art teacher, as Miss Chew helped Trisha learn the language of art and how she could see the objects she draws in a whole new light Unfortunately, a tragic day happened when Mr Donovan s father passed away and Mr Donovan had to attend his father s funeral, leaving his students in the care of a substitute teacher named Mrs Spaulding Mrs Spaulding was often cruel towards Trisha as she would not give Trisha enough time to work on her tests, since Trisha was a much slower learner than the other students and Mrs Spaulding even threatened to have Trisha thrown out of Miss Chew s art class since she believed that the art class was distracting Trisha from her studies Can Trisha and Miss Chew convince the student board that Trisha should stay in art class Read this book to find outWhat I always loved about Patricia Polacco s works is that her books allow the readers to take a look at her childhood and be inspired by the various teachers that helped her throughout her school life I always loved the emotional touches that Patricia Polacco brings to her work as you truly feel her sorrow as she struggles through school due to her learning disability and it was great that she had teachers that really cared about her and try their hardest to help Trisha pass her classes As soon as I picked up this book, I knew that I was going to automatically fall in love with both Miss Chew and Mr Donovan Even though Mr Donovan s name was not in the title of this book, I loved the fact that Trisha had another teacher who was supportive of her and the fact that he was from Ireland and loved his father dearly really made me love his character But let us talk about the true star of this book and that is Miss Chew herself, as she was clearly the one who inspired Trisha to fulfill her lifelong dream to become an artist I loved the fact that Miss Chew showed Trisha how to look at the objects she draws in a different light and I also loved the way that she continues to encourage Trisha to follow her dreams of becoming an artist no matter how impossible the odds may be I really loved the fact that both Mr Donovan and Miss Chew were teachers that came from foreign countries Mr Donovan came from Ireland and Miss Chew came from China as it brought a whole new perspective of the teaching experience for young children Patricia Polacco s artwork is magnificent as the characters look so realistic and gorgeous and I loved the fact that we have a book in Patricia Polacco s works that detailed her inspiration in becoming an artist Overall, The Art of Miss Chew is a truly beautiful and touching book about the power of art and the importance of supporting students who are struggling in school I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since the length of the book might be a bit difficult for some smaller children.Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog `EBOOK ⇬ The Art of Miss Chew ☠ After Spending The Summer With Her Artist Grandmother, Trisha Knows She Wants To Be An Artist, Too She S Thrilled When Her Sketches Get Her Into Miss Chew S Special Art Class At The High School A Substitute Teacher Tells Her She S Wasting Time On Art When She Should Be Studying But Fortunately, This Is One Battle That Miss Chew And Trisha Are Up For This True Story Shows Just How Important A Teacher Can Be In A Child S Life And Celebrates The Power Of Art Itself