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Engaging With Literature: A Video Library, Grades 3-5
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2. Voices in the Conversation

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Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
Drawing on her childhood, Polacco tells the story of how she and her two best friends buy a special Easter hat that Stewart and Winston's grandma Eula Mae Walker has admired in a shop window. They plan to approach the haberdasher, Mr. Kodinski, and offer to work to help pay for the hat. They arrive at his shop just as a group of neighborhood boys is running away. Seeing the three outside, Mr. Kodinski unjustly accuses them of splattering his shop with eggs. They return with a basket of Pysanky eggs to protest their innocence, and Mr. Kodinski invites them in for tea. When he learns of their wish to earn money, he suggests they sell their Pysanky eggs in his shop. At the end of the day, Mr. Kodinski refuses their money and gives them the hat for Miss Eula.

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