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Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls by Jane Yolen. This collection of thirteen retold folk tales about strong young women come from every corner of the globe, from a fierce medieval knight to a Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent. I haven't read this one ... yet. But it sounds very promising.
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Sounds like a good book even for boys/change from traditional fairytales: Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls by Jane Yolen, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0152020470/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_9k.krb1JJREQ3
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This collection of folk tales would make good story telling/read-aloud.. but not for really little kids.. too much Grimm-like violence.
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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont & David Caltrow (2005) -- This award winning book introduces us to a mischievous little boy who paints nearly every conceivable body part. Set to rhyme, this book is a great way to model reading strategies. It’s also great fun and filled with an explosion of color. Warning: I hate to give away the ending, but there is a picture of the boy’s backside and underwear….and a full-on reference to "butt" which may unnerve some adult readers. Kids love it.
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont & David Caltrow (2005) -- This award winning book introduces us to a mischievous little boy who paints nearly every conceivable body part. Set to rhyme, this book is a great way to model reading strategies. It’s also great fun and filled with an explosion of color. Warning: I hate to give away the ending, but there is a picture of the boy’s backside and underwear….and a full-on reference to "butt" which may unnerve some adult readers. Kids love...
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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!: "Our all time favorite picture book is I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont. It is hilarious, and super-fun to read aloud with a strong southern accent. My kids laugh out loud at this book every single time." — Learning Table
Wow - an art project that uses my very favorite art book as inspiration! RT Experiments in Art Education: Self-Portrait Masks: "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More"...
I Aint Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont. It is hilarious, and super-fun to read aloud about a boy who just can't quit painting...
Pineapple Paintbrush: My Favorite Art Books for Children (Part 1) This was my students' and my favorite book, especially for school's that like to integrate the arts. There are other things you can do with it besides read and sing.
I aint gonna paint no more, no more! I aint gonna paint no more! Great kids book!!!
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one of my kids' favorite books! picture books about art
fun K-2 art lesson that goes along with it!
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I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
Blackout by John Rocco (2011) – This Caldecott award winner explores family, community life, and what can happen when life becomes “unplugged”. Simple, yet beautiful illustrations. Simple text with a great message. Tier 2 vocabulary words include huddled, and normal.
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Blackout – Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books Making Inferences: Read aloud Blackoutand model for students how the pictures tell as much of the story as the text does (maybe more). Model how to make inferences using the pictures as clues (Why might the lights have gone out? Why does the family continue to keep the lights out even when they are back on?)
Making Inferences Blackout by John Rocco | Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books. This book is also a GA Picture Book Award nominee for 2013-2014.
Making Inferences: Read aloud Blackoutand model for students how the pictures tell as much of the story as the text does (maybe more). Model how to make inferences using the pictures as clues (Why might the lights have gone out? Why does the family continue to keep the lights out even when they are back on?) Blackout (Hardcover) by John Rocco (Author) by JOHN ROCCO, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056ID5VC/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_215Gtb1SB9SXN
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Recommended Grades: 4-6 It was a normal summer night in the city. . . hot, noisy, busy. Then the lights went out. The story of one family and what they do when the lights go out. Lesson Idea: Making Inferences: Read aloud Blackoutand model for students how the pictures tell as much of the story…
Image from BarnesandNoble.com It's a normal summer night in the city for this family. The youngest child wants to play a board game, but everyone else is busy, busy, busy. But all of a sudden, all the lights in the whole city go out. Blackout. The stifling heat of the apartment drives the family up and out onto the roof where there’s a block party going on. A block party that extends into the streets with people laughing, singing, and playing. When the lights come back on everything goes back to normal, except for one family, who decides to turn out the lights and play a board game together. The illustrations are a mix of two page spreads and comic book like panels that move the story along cinematically. When the lights are on the city buildings look brown in the warm, golden light. After the blackout the family explores their block in grays and blues. I also love that the book, like a city, is populated by citizens of all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors. The short text moves along swiftly, with short asides in speech bubbles along the way. The themes of this Caldecott Honor book, becoming part of a community and taking time to spend with your family, will speak to children as well as their parents. This is a wonderful book to read during a No TV Week celebration. Read the book by the light of flashlights (candles are usually against fire code because of the potential fire hazard). Use a projector or lamp to create a shadow puppet or shadow dancing wall. Create stars on the ceiling by placing a colander over a flashlight. Provide board games for families to play after storytime. Board games are wonderful because kids have to learn to share, take turns, read directions on cards and the board, identify colors, and a host of other social skills. Lead a flashlight sing-along. You can also pair this book with Suzy Lee’s book, Shadow or Kenn Nesbitt’s poem, I’m Not Afraid of the Dark. Ask the kids if they have ever experienced a power outage. If so, what was it like and what did they do? Encourage parents to talk with their kids about what to do if the power goes out. -Amy
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Amber on the Mountain(1994), by Tony Johnston, illustrations by acclaimed artist, Robert Duncan -- Sometimes learning to read is “like walking up a wall. Amber kept rolling off.” This warm-you-to-your-toes book is about a young pioneer-mountain girl who longs to learn how to read. She finally gets her chance when young Anna moves to the mountain. Learning to read is not easy, but one can “do anything they set their mind to”. An older book, but a favorite. Powerful message. Sweet illustratio...
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Amber on the Mountain(1994), by Tony Johnston, illustrations by acclaimed artist, Robert Duncan -- Sometimes learning to read is “like walking up a wall. Amber kept rolling off.” This warm-you-to-your-toes book is about a young pioneer-mountain girl who longs to learn how to read. She finally gets her chance when young Anna moves to the mountain. Learning to read is not easy, but one can “do anything they set their mind to”. An older book, but a favorite. Powerful message. Sweet illustrations.
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Amber on the Mountain has 126 ratings and 35 reviews. Chase said: Amber on the Mountain by Tony JohnstonAmber is a young girl who lives up in the mount...
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All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon – Winner of several awards including the 2010 Caldecott Honor and the Parents Choice Gold Award (among others), this rhyming, repetitive book helps us make sense of the world and identify what’s important. “All the world is old and new … hot and cold …” This would make a good read during a study of antonyms. It also makes a nice addition to a thematic unit on families.
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Fun and educational activities to accompany Caldecott Honor picture book All The World, written by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee....
Sprout's Bookshelf: Picture Book Review - All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
Magical. In a nutshell. From the moment I opened the amazing promotional box through the minutes spent with the exquisite All the World, to the video describing Simon & Schuster's new imprint, Beach Lane Books, each second had a magical quality that makes those of us who love children’s books swoon. Though it won’t be published until September, I just couldn’t wait to tell readers about this fantastic book. All the World follows the simple day of a family. The four begin at the beach, wander in their cool red pickup truck to a farmer’s market, stop at a park where rain ruins the fun, enjoy dinner in a cozy restaurant and end the day at their grandparent's home with a slew of extended family. Simple. Not so much. Mixed within that simplicity is a message of the beauty in the everyday. A message to take note, to look around and relish in the glow of a good dinner, the love of community, the arms of a grandparent, the fun of playing with your cousin. The softly brush-stroked artwork of illustrator Marla Frazee is stunning. It flows from page to page with the same hidden depth as the story, especially beautiful in multicultural and multigenerational interpretation. Wake up Caldecott committee! All the World needs to be on your short list. This is perhaps my favorite picture book published in the last few years (knocking Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed right off its pedestal). Great picture books subscribe to the Sendak school of thought, “...that there's something living underneath it... When you hide another story in a story, that’s the story I am telling the children” (source: Rosenbach Museum Video). All the World, with its subtle message to enjoy the beauty in the everyday and magnificently complementary illustrations, hits the beach ball squarely in Sendak’s court. Recommended for all elementary classroom & library purchases as well as for art and language arts instructors in all grade levels. No higher recommendation will come from this reading educator. -------------------- Resources -------------------- Genre: Picture Book. Age: Beginning & Elementary Readers. Pages: 40. Themes: Love, Family, Appreciation of Life Publisher: Beach Lane Books. Date: September 2009 Preorder All the World Here (available September 8, 2009) Look at the beautiful presentation Beach Lane Books sent! Description from publisher: All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now. Here's a video from their website explaining the goals for their new endeavor: Here's the link to author Liz Garton Scanlon's Live Journal Page Here's the link to illustrator Marla Frazee's Website (wanna-be illustrators should definitely check it out!) ____________________________________________________________ © 2007-2009 Cheryl Vanatti for www.ReadingRumpus.com Review also posted as National Reading Examiner.
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I saw the cover of this book and immediately fell in love. Not only is it titled, "All the World" by Liz Garton Scanlon, but the cover art, created by one of my favorite children's book illustrators Marla Frazee, was absolutely captivating. LOVE! In an article I found, Marla Frazee stated, "Illustrating a book titled 'All the World' was a daunting proposition. I mean, it’s supposed to be about all the world. I was totally overwhelmed. Then I considered the times when I’ve felt the most connected to the world at large, and remembered that none of us ever inhabit all the world but merely our own small place in it. So I focused on one of the places I love the most—the central coast of California—and set the book there. Many of the illustrations in All the World are inspired by grace notes in my life. The grandfather under the oak tree is an homage to my own immigrant grandfather, who had enough patience and faith in the future to grow oaks from acorns—trees he knew he would never live to see taller than himself...I drew my zippy orange 2007 Honda Fit, and my faithful dog, Rocket, in its front seat, pulling out of the farmer’s market. The tulips, the Mediterranean architecture, the pink house, the purple-and-yellow sunset, the beach ball—all of it means stuff to me. I hope that readers will find many things in All the World that mean stuff to them, too. I love Liz’s text because it celebrates the small things, the big things, children, and grown-ups in equal measure. And I love how it is all mixed up and jumbled together and interconnected and personal and universal." I couldn't describe this book any better then that. I gave the Alluem Kids this opportunity for a brief visualization after reading this book. Sitting tall, eyes closed, we thought about all the places we have been in this world. (Recently I've noticed how some of my students are more travelled then myself! Good for them!) These places could be local - in our own backyards, or global - foreign countries we may have vacationed to. Then we thought of which place in the whole world made us FEEL the best. We asked ourselves questions - why did it make us feel so good? What did it look like? What did it smell like? Sound like? Feel like? Who were we with? What were we doing? Capturing the image in our minds again, I asked them kids to sit in stillness with that image and those feelings. Knowing they could access this image at anytime - whether it is a time they are upset, sad, angry, or just want to relax and feel good. Before losing that image, I asked the kids to gently open their eyes and capture this image onto their sketch paper...I witnessed some of the most beautiful images appear on their papers - beaches, forests, parks, Disney World, Paris, Grandma's House, and...yes, I'm being biased - my favorite...Alluem Yoga: For more incredible ways to use this book in your classroom, visit: http://www.lizgartonscanlon.com/PDFS/All%20The%20World%20TG.pdf
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Book review of the picture book All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, Illustrated by Marla Frazee
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. This 2011 Caldecott winner is a great book to add to a unit on fairy tales and fables. Tier 2 words include: interrupt, panic, involved, and nibble.
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"Interrupting Chicken" is an absolutely priceless picture book about a little red chicken who loves a good bedtime story. | #children #education #reading #readaloud #read #kisbook #literacy
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Author: David Ezra Stein Interest Level: Ages 4-8 From the Book Jacket: It's bedtime for the little red chicken, and Papa is going to read her a story. "You're not going to interrupt the story tonight, are you?" asks Papa. "Oh no, Papa. I'll be good," says the little red chicken. But she just can't help herself! Whether it's Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, or Chicken Little, as soon as the story gets going...out jumps the little red chicken - right into the story - saving the characters from danger and ending the story early. Will that chicken ever get to sleep? Why It's On My Bookshelf: Okay, I'm going to politely interrupt my schedule of reviews because I cannot contain my excitement over this new find. I was cruising through the bookstore not even planning on going in the children's section, but of course I could not help myself. And boy am I glad I cruised over there! Interrupting Chicken is my new social skills go to for listening, waiting your turn to talk, and learning to raise your hand. It's really difficult to find GOOD books teaching kids to be socially alert of their impulsive need to interrupt. This one is going to be a BLAST to read to kids. There are always going to be students who blurt out their words or decide to have a conversation while you're talking. Most kids interrupt because they haven't had proper guidance on how to be social thinkers. Interrupting Chicken will help students be better listeners and figure out when it's the appropriate time to use their words. It is an obvious addition to my toolbox. Plus it's cute, adorable, and funny. Here's a cute highlight Videoof Interrupting Chicken. A Link to This Book and Others You Might Find Helpful:
This has to be one of my favourite new picture books and I thank Margaret for letting me know about it. Click on the cover of the book to read a review. This is an excellent picture book for critical literacy. It also has a lovely twist in the ending, so would make a terrific mentor text for writing. The narrator begins reading the story of "The Three Bears" and is constantly interrupted with questions that challenge the accuracy of the traditional tale. I created a resource to support critical reflection on the text. You can preview it by clicking on the image on the right. This title would work well as a companion text with "Interrupting Chicken" or "Again". Other texts that could work in well with a critical approach to fairy tales, include "No Bears" and "Bad Boys". Free teacher notes and activities are available from the publisher's website for "No Bears" - just click on the image below. Both "The Three Bears (Sort Of)" and "No Bears" are new releases for 2013. You can read a review of "No Bears" here. It's a terrific picture book for exploring how illustrations add meaning to a text and intertextuality with the various fairytale characters depicted in the illustrations throughout the story. It would also be a useful text for teaching inferring - who really did save the princess? "Bad Boys" is also a good text for exploring intertextuality and also for teaching idioms and alliteration. I like to use text sets as it helps model how to make "text-to-text connections". Have a terrific week everyone - and don't forget the blog hop this weekend. Click on the image below during 8-10 November to pick up some great freebies during the blog hop!
Children's Book Review by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Interrupting Chicken is a children's picture book by David Ezra Stein, published by Walker Books (2013). It's time for the little red chicken's bedtime story and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can't help herself! Whether the tale is Hansel and Gretel or Little Red Riding Hood or even Chicken Little, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it's the little red chicken's turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? Energetically illustrated with glowing colours and offering humorous story-within-a-story views this all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of) the most spirited little chicks. Most kids love jokes. I think that authors and illustrators who build on that idea are cleverly helping children love to read. Stein seems to have written a variation of the Interrupting Cow joke. But what a variation! Children will chortle over each interruption and enjoy predicting the next one. Like the little red chicken, folks, kids do mean to be good. It's just that things pop into their heads, demanding to be expressed. Parents will nod their heads ruefully when they recognise the antics of a little red chicken who is not tired at bed time. The Book Chook remembers many a bed time story that resulted in her good self dropping off to sleep before a story was done. This children's picture book makes an excellent choice for libraries everywhere. I predict Interrupting Chicken will become a favourite read-aloud in homes where great books are prized. I like the twist Stein gives the story, where little red chicken writes her own bedtime story for Papa. It would make a fun model for children to use in their own stories and pictures. Kids will also enjoy creating abrupt little-red-chicken-style endings for well-known tales. They could write them, design a booklet around them, create a comic, prepare an audio presentation or make a captioned illustration. Great jokes like those plead to be shared! Interrupting Chicken would also be an excellent springboard for a family, class or library collection of favourite children's jokes. Discover more ideas in Let's Celebrate Tell a Joke Day. Find more Children's Book Reviews on The Book Chook by clicking Reviews in the right sidebar. Interrupting Chicken
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A great bulletin board idea: display picture of classroom read alouds paired with three target vocab words from the book. Love how visible these words are for review!
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So I looked through them for quality (Tier 2- if you know what I'm talking about) words. I chose 3 words from each book and if a book just didn't have 3 suitable words I didn't use it. Then I typed the words on cards and I found an online image of the book to print. I've got them organized in a storage crate (in the order I will use them all year) and each week I just pull out the next book and its word card and picture card. I introduce the 3 words, give definition and examples, we discus...
Teaching tier 2 vocabulary words in classic read alouds throughout the year
Vocabulary Word Cards F is for First Grade: Organization
book cover cards, for reinforcing vocab in read-alouds
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Vocab from picture books.
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Once again, I'm linking this to Mrs. Patton- check out her great organization week (clearly I like organization- not saying I'm good at it though!). I thought I'd quickly share how I teach vocabulary to first graders. One summer I pulled out some of my favorite read alouds, many were seasonal. I have less and less time to read to my kids just for fun so I needed a chance to read these fun stories while tying in some skill I have to teach already. So I looked through them for quality (Tier 2- if you know what I'm talking about) words. I chose 3 words from each book and if a book just didn't have 3 suitable words I didn't use it. Then I typed the words on cards and I found an online image of the book to print. I've got them organized in a storage crate (in the order I will use them all year) and each week I just pull out the next book and its word card and picture card. I introduce the 3 words, give definition and examples, we discuss a little, then I read the story and they listen for the words. Then I post them on our vocabulary word wall. As a bonus, I tried to choose books that I also had on CD so I could then put the book in my listening station. I've used this for 3 years now and the kids love it! And even better, they often use these words (correctly) in conversation and if ever see the word in another book they always say "Hey, that's one of our old vocabulary words!" Here's our vocabulary word wall so far this year: Click any of these photos to download the vocabulary book pictures cards that I use on my word wall. I've put the entire vocabulary packet, with word cards, the books list, words and definitions, and a few printable activities in my TpT store, click here if you are interested, and thanks! I also wanted to share this game I made for our reading comprehension skill this week, drawing conclusions. I made clue cards for my kids to practice listening for details and after each detail they are asked to draw a conclusion as to what the object is, the topics are foods, jobs, and animals. I made enough clue cards to play three games without repeating any. And there are different point cards if you want high values (make your kids work a little harder to figure out their score!) There's also a sheet for the kids to write their conclusions and keep up with their own score. I designed it to be played like a jeopardy game. I've played Phonics Jeopardy with my kids and they always love it, so I made one for this skill as well. I've uploaded the game on my TpT store if you want to check it out. It's easy to make, just print and cut. Click either picture to go to TpT and you can download a preview. Thanks! Happy Saturday!
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Picture book covers with target words underneath. LOVE this idea. One could have students make tally marks next to each word as they encounter them in other texts or use them when talking. LOVE.
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Like the vocabulary charts she's created from read alouds. A neat way to display the words we pull out of books.
Love the Vocabulary charts for read alouds. This will go great with out move towards common core and will make students really understand the vocabulary.
Vocabulary from picture books - great idea for a growing bulletin board! can use some book covers
Like the vocabulary charts she's created from read alouds.-- good use of all those book covers
Vocabulary Word Wall with copies of book covers. Do one for every book app read!
Chapter Book Vocabulary Idea for guided reading groups!
I love Pinterest and spend far too much time there. It is just so addicting! I am amazed at the wonderful ideas that I find, and for Ashley's Ten Pin Linky Party, the reading ideas on Pinterest are not disappointing. There are so many wonderful ideas! Be sure to check out everyone who linked up with Just Reed. Here are my 10 favorite reading idea pins: 1. I love all of the anchor charts on Pinterest, and this Author's Purpose chart is great! Source Unknown 2. I love this character traits bulletin board! Source: Unknown 3. I love Patricia Polacco's books, and I love this great anchor chart. 4. These bookmarks are super cute and would be great to make for the class. Source: Sixpenny on Etsy.com 5. This author spotlight bulletin board is great for motivating students to read! I want to make one this year! Source 4bblogspot.com 6. This is a fun activity that I do in my classroom to help students understand nonfiction text features. Source: http://teachingfourth.blogspot.com/ 7. Summary anchor chart 8. Character Reading Journal Entry: Source Teaching Fourth 9. Great reading bulletin board: Source: Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten 10. This vocabulary wall is one of my favorites: Source: My Heart Belongs in First Enjoy Pinterest and be blessed!
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A fresh & original twist on the common issue of bullying. Kids will relate, & parents & teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (which happens w/o adult intervention)
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10 book ideas for the first days of school. Complete with ideas for wh questions, inferencing, cause/effect, etc. [ Bacati.com ] #childrensbooks
Storytime Standouts looks at The Recess Queen, an anti bullying picture book written by Alexis O'Neill and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith
The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill: Mean Jean the Recess Queen meets her match when Katie Sue comes to school. Katie Sue dares to do what no one else has ever done: she asks Jean to play with her... Can't wait to read this to my kids!
The Recess Queen Classroom book about behavior choices and bullying
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My fifth graders and I have been working on character change for a couple of weeks. When I was planning this lesson, I thought to myself, what better way to show change over time than with a timeline? As a result, my students and I used timelines to show how our characters changed throughout stories. We then used our timeline to complete short answer questions about these character changes. To begin, I read aloud the story The Recess Queen. This story has a very clear, straightforward example of character change. The main character, Mean Jean, starts out as a bully. A new girl moves to school and asks Mean Jean to play at recess. Mean Jean has never been asked to play before, and this is the turning point in the story where she stops being a bully. After reading aloud the story, I modeled how to use a timeline to show how the character in the story (Mean Jean) had changed over time. Once we had constructed the timeline, we answered two short answer questions: 1. How did the character change from the beginning of the story to the end? 2. Why did the character change? With these questions, we were focusing on the overall change of the character, from the beginning to the end, summed up in 1-2 sentences. We also focused on why the character changed, which is always a very important part of the story and key to understanding the character. After the read-aloud, we moved to guided practice. Students read a short story called Papa's Parrot. This is from Cynthia Rylant's book Every Living Thing. (Which you must read if you haven't already!) In this short story, Henry learns to appreciate his father more once he becomes sick. This is a beautiful story that explores some deep emotions. The students and I completed the timeline and written response questions together with this story. Then, we moved onto a short story from Highlights magazine called The Talebearer's Lesson. I absolutely love this folktale. The main character goes around town spreading lies about the local rabbi, but eventually feels guilty. He goes to the rabbi seeking forgiveness, and the rabbi instructs him to open up a pillow and feed the feathers to the wind. After he has completed this task, he returns to the rabbi for further instructions. The rabbi tells him to go collect the feathers. When the man explains that he cannot possibly collect all of the feathers, the rabbi explains that this is a metaphor for telling stories about people. You can never take back what you have said. It has already spread all over. This was a tricky message for my students, but once they figured it out, they loved it! They felt so smart! With this story, students completed the timeline and questions independently. We are continuing to work on the structure of our written responses, but overall the students did a very nice job. If you would like a copy of the graphic organizer click here or on the image above. Do you have any special ways of teaching character change or book recommendations?
Tragically this week there was a fifth grade student in the county where we live who committed suicide. There is much talk about the cause and much blame on bullying. I cannot imagine what must be going on in such a young child's mind for her to take such a drastic step. I also cannot imagine the pain her family is enduring right now. My heart goes out to all in this sad situation. I do not know this child, nor do I know anything about this story, but it did make me stop to think a bit. Tragedies like this are reminders to stay vigilant in our work in the classroom. They are reminders to listen closely. They are reminders to not only notice bullying and address it, but also to build children so they can stand tall. This tragedy has reminded me of some of my favorite picture books for talking with students about this tough subject: Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell One by Kathryn Otoshi The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes My Listmania for other books about building social imagery. What are you favorites?
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books starring princesses who are smart, daring, and aren't waiting around to be rescued. Haven't read. Want to.
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The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess: A Mighty Girl's special selection of books starring princesses who are smart, daring, and aren't waiting around to be rescued! to read with my future daughter
dear future daughter/s...you will have this ~The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess: A Mighty Girl's special selection of books starring princesses who are smart, daring, and aren't waiting around to be rescued!
The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess: A Mighty Girl's special selection of books starring princesses who are smart, daring, and aren't waiting around to be rescued! Visit the collection at http://www.amightygirl.com/mighty-girl-picks/independent-princess. Great place for book lists for girls. There are several books here that my granddaughters love!
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Giraffes Can't Dance... A sweet book about doing your own thing even when others tease you. It makes a good mentor text, too. Tier 2 words include: slim, munching, buckled (at the knees), single, prance, arrived, elegant, bold, teamed up, splendid, clumsy, froze up, useless, clot, crept, clearing, swaying, imagine, shuffling, swaying, swishing, entranced
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�Giraffes Can�t Dance� is filled with a fun rhyming text
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We’re getting set for a trip to the zoo this week! I have one excited little girl who has been guessing the animals she may discover there, although I think a unicorn is being rather adventurous!;-) With this in mind our 5 reads this week are all about the Zoo. At the Zoo “Giraffes Can’t Dance” is filled with a fun rhyming text & a great message. The book tells the tale of a giraffe who thinks he can’t dance, but after a little patience & support from a friend he turns out to be a fantastic mover! The bright humorous illustrations are a big hit with Minnie, & the subtle message running through the book reminds us that we’re all different, & although we may not succeed first time, if we persevere & look for new ways, anything is possible. “Dear Zoo” is a children’s classic & one which Minnie has read over & over. The repetition of the text is great for encouraging children to read along, & the lift-the-flap illustrations are bright & fun to discover. A great way too to explore the variety, shapes & sizes of animals that may be found at the zoo. “Welcome to the Zoo” is a wonderful children’s book full of imaginative & beautiful illustrations. It has no text, but the pages are packed with detailed illustrations which you could spend hours studying as there is so much going on! You could follow the zoo keeper & his attempts to catch a stray ostrich, or follow a balloon as it blows around the zoo. Great for encouraging imagination, discussion, & storytelling. “Busy Zoo” has a simple rhyming text which follows Keeper Katie around the zoo as she looks after all the animals there. With several flaps to lift on each colourful page there’s a lot to keep all ages engaged in this simple storyline. Well we had to include our favourite elephant!:-) "Elmer" is another modern children’s classic with a great subtle message that it’s ok to be different. A fun, colourful read, that is be sure to raise a smile, especially when you get to the last page. Minnie chuckles every time we read it. I’m sure these will be travelling with us in the car as we head for the zoo, & on our other journeys too! Shared with 5 A Day Books at The Imagination Tree
Whenever I fill in for one particular music teacher, she always asks me to do some art with the students, which I love to do. Her music room has so many great books that are about music and dance, but also have excellent, inspiring illustrations. Last week I came across three books that I really liked and had the students make drawings after hearing them read aloud. These were only half hour classes, so for many of these drawings the students only had about 10 or 15 minutes to work on them by the time the books were read and the materials were distributed. One book was Giraffe's Can't Dance by Giles Andreae. I read this book to the first graders and they made some great drawings of animals dancing. Another fantastic book that I came across was Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields. I read this book to the kindergarten students and demonstrated step-by-step how to draw some instrument-playing dinosaurs. A few students even made their own dinosaurs without my help at all. I found a third book of silly animal poems, but now I can't remember the title. If anyone knows what book I'm talking about feel free to comment since I'm really stumped. This book had black & white line drawings for illustrations. The first poem in the book was about giving a giraffe a bath. Other poems included one about toasting marshmallows with a dragon, being too late to take your doggy for a walk and he makes a puddle, a "wittle wabbit", a "see" horse who can see a girl and her daddy, etc. Anyway, with this third poetry book I let the second grade students come up and select a poem to read to the class. They could NOT show the illustration. The students then had to decide which poems were their favorite and make their own drawings to go with them.
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Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin. In true Doreen Cronin style, this book is a hoot! Tier 2 words and phrases include: Keeps a very close eye, borrow, slightly, rehearsed, interpret (interpretive dance), disguise, pacing, up to something, contestants, impressed, annoyed, standing ovation
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Dooby Dooby Moo is a wonderful kid's book!!
Great read aloud! The kids love this book!
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Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie (1997) Love this book! Preferred, presenting, arrived, deny, horrifying, etc. = tier 2 words.
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The Library by Sarah Stewart -- an older book (1995), but one of my favorites. With words like attending, incredible rate, doodled, manufactured, etc., it makes a great mentor text for vocab.
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Elizabeth Brown likes to read books, but her collection is so big all the shelves are collapsing! What in the world will she do?
book cover: The Library, by Sarah Stewart, pictures by David Small, 2008 children's book ... depicts girl who loves to read pulling a wagon loaded with books home, where she is running out of room and has too many books
The Library: Sarah Stewart, David Small: 9780312384548: Amazon.com: Books - It's a children's book, but I fell in love with it when I read it to my daughter. It's also fun to find the teddy on each page.
Elizabeth Brown doesn't like to play with dolls, and she doesn't like to skate. What she does like to do is read books. Lots of them, all the time.
The Library / Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small (1995) One of my favorite picture books of all time!
I just reserved this at the library! The Library by Sarah Stewart (picture book) ; Elizabeth Brown loves to read more than anything else, but when her collection of books grows and grows, she must make a change in her life.
One of my favorite books to read aloud at the beginning of the year to open the class library
The Library by Sarah Stewart...I love kids books
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee-- Caldecott winner. This has great vocab for younger learners (e.g., amble)
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An instant classic. A Sick Day for Amos McGee is another story with beautiful illustrations and a sweet story about taking care of your friends.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee [Hardcover] Philip C. Stead (Author), Erin Stead (Illustrator) List Price: $16.99 Amazon Price: $11.31
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee; LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!!
And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (2001) This twist on the traditional nursery rhyme has won many awards including the California Young Reader Medal (2004) and ALA Noteable Book (2002). This book makes a great addition to thematic studies on mapping and nursery rhymes. It is also a good mentor text for teaching vocabulary. Some complex and novel words include smirked, and rummaged. The authors also incorporate several idioms and played with words such as fiddling around and in a jam.
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This great read aloud by Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel jumbles classic stories together. You will have to read those aloud as well.
Susan Stevens Crummel - And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon: would be a great 3/4 grade mapping lesson. Alludes to many nursery rhymes and fairy tales, accompanied by charming rhymes and illustrations.
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And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens. $12.41. 56 pages. Publication: May 1, 2001. Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books; 1st edition (May 1, 2001). Reading level: Ages 5 and up. Author: Janet Stevens
Susan Stevens Crummel - And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon: would be a great 3/4 grade mapping lesson. This book has tons of rhymes, fairy tales, and pictures. Students can use these to follow the map of the two.
And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon - a witty spin. Lots of puns and cute correlations with all of your favorite nursery rhymes!
Susan Stevens Crummel shows what happens when the dish and the spoon run away at the end of the familiar nursery rhyme.
And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel - There are so many educational applications to this great book from the obvious intro to nursery rhymes to the use of idioms and beginning map skills! Here is a link to the author's website with a list of possibilities! http://www.susanstevenscrummel.com/teachertipsdish.htm
A Butterfly Is Patient (2011) -- This nonfiction picture book is BRILLIANT! Full of beautiful illustrations and easy-flowing informational text. It’s a must-read for those learning about insects, and butterflies. 2012 Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts. Beneath, protected, molt, metamorphosis, pollinate, and reproduce are just a few of the more complex words found in this text. The book is rife with vocabulary teaching possibilities.
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A Butterfly is Patient - Informational book. This book tells of the journey from egg to butterfly and gives multiple traits of butterflies. There is a lot of information in this and it is great for kids who are interested in butterflies and you could take this book and use it for different art lessons too.
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A Butterfly Is Patient: children's book. Want for Flo, my little blossoming butterfly!
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A Butterfly Is Patient [Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing)
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Book Title: A Butterfly Is Patient Author: Dianna Hutts Aston Islamically Appropriate?: Yes Genre: Non-Fiction Book Format: Picture Book Age Group: 5 years and older Book Review: This is another non-fiction book that may rapidly capture the attention and imaginations of your students/children. A Butterfly Is Patient is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces children to the life of butterflies. When the book is opened, children are treated to a full spread layout of various caterpillars that will, by the Permission of Allaah, one day become stunning, brilliantly coloured, beautiful butterflies. Page by delicately illustrated page, the author and illustrator teach children about butterflies in a fascinating manner. Interesting facts for each butterfly are provided but the author only gives enough material to acquaint and to teach but not so much that the amount of information might overwhelm a child. The illustrations alone may hold a child's attention for many long minutes as they take in the gorgeous detail captured in each picture. For your classroom library or home library, A Butterfly Is Patient is book that as a teacher or parent-teacher, you may consider adding to your shelf. *Note*: The page that teaches about the Monarch butterfly requires one alteration when reading it aloud. You will have to replace the word 'magical' with an Islaamically appropriate word such as: awe-inspiring, stunning, breathtaking, etc. To see a 13 page preview of this beautiful book click here insha'Allaah. Until the next read insha'Allaah....
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Wild About Books -- winner of the Irma S and James H Black Honor for Excellence in Children's Literature Award. This cute book is LOADED with vocab...conquer, resistance, stampeding, forsaking, outrageous, pretentious, redundant, etc. Also contains lots of references to great classics like Cat in the Hat, Nancy Drew, Goodnight Moon, etc.
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Wild About Books written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Marc Brown -- It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo. Molly introduces the animals to this wonderful new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal. In no time at all, the animals are ” going “wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.” AR BL 4.5 Points 0.5
Should College Curricula Include More Children's Books? - I am wondering if there might be a way to mesh early college students’ interest in children’s books with a rich academic focus to help transition them into a scholarly vein and cultivate an interest in more advanced literature to support this upward trend in reading? Here then is a stab at what a "Children’s Literature for College Students" curriculum might look like and what it would accomplish.
Wild About Books: Judy Sierra, Marc Brown:In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds the perfect book for every animal—tall books for giraffes, tiny ones for crickets. “She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter.” In no time at all, Molly has them “forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks,” going “wild, simply wild, about wonderful books.”
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra. $11.53. Save 32% Off!. http://yourdailydream.org/showme/dpbls/0b3l7s5f8s2a5o3e8tXm.html. Author: Judy Sierra. Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (August 10, 2004). Recommended for Ages 3 and up. 40 pages. It started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo.In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. She finds ...
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YEARS 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 EB White Home Awards Process and Criteria 2009 Winner of the 2009 E.B. White Read Aloud Award for Picture Books A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton Candlewick / 978-0763628079 $16.99 HC / Ages: 4-8 Bear is quite sure he doesn’t like visitors.…
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2001 -- by Graeme Base – This gorgeously illustrated counting book (1-10) has gained international recognition and was nominated for multiple awards. A hole in each page shrinks as the water hole gets smaller. Animals from all the continents are represented. Great vocabulary (e.g. “delectable”). A brilliant and beautiful book that readers linger over.
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A board book with cut outs. Magnificent artwork of animals that the children can identify. http://beyonddrseuss.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/unlikely-books-that-work/
A board book with cut outs. Magnificent artwork of animals that the children can identify.
The Water Hole: the most amazing picture book of all time! Fun for all ages!
This The Water Hole Board Book is perfect! #zulilyfinds
Graeme Base... one of my favorite children's books.
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Passing the Music Down (2011)– Inspired by a true story about a musician and his aging mentor...a rich story line with rich language. One of the chosen for the Noteable Children’s Literature in the English Language Arts book list for 2012, this book is a must read for all musicians regardless of age. With words like strutting, heartland, slumbering, gnarled, and more, this book would make an excellent mentor text for teaching vocabulary.
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Picture Books (Not Necessarily Singable) Which Embrace MUSIC as an Important and Enriching Component of Our Lives | Sing Books with Emily, the Blog
Passing the Music Down, by Sarah Sullivan. A young boy travels to the hills of Appalachia to meet the old-time fiddle player whose music he has admired, and so sparks a friendship that will forge a bond between generations. HC 9780763637538 Ages 5-8 #commoncore
Picture books, some singable, some not, all embracing music as an important part of life.
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Passing the Music Down [Sarah Sullivan, Barry Root] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A warmhearted ode to an American musical tradition and to generational ties, told in lyrical free verse with atmospheric illustrations A young boy travels to the hills of Appalachia to meet the old-time fiddle player whose music he has admired
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Inspired by two renowned fiddlers Melvin Wine and Jake Krack, this inspiring book tells the tale of a young boy who travels to the hills of Appalachia to meet an old-time fiddle player he admires. As the two become friends and as the fiddler teaches the young boy cherished folk songs, the two form a special bond that spans generations. This book even includes an author's note and suggested resources for learning more about musicians and the music they love. Written by Sarah SullivanIllustrated by Barry RootPublisher: CandlewickHardcover / 32 pagesRecommended for ages 5 to 8 years
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(2012) by Toni Buzzeo – This newly published book is sure to win an award! Full of jumping off places for discussions about Antarctica, global warming, internet searches and the like. This would make a good mentor text for writing, too.
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One Cool Friend, #illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo and published by Dial Books - Penguin Young Readers Group. #kids #book #reading
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, Illustrated by David Small. "Energetic line and dizzying perspective combine for a rollicking tale of Father, Elliot, and a highly improbable pet (or two). (A 2013 Caldecott Honor Book)" -Ala.org
One Cool Friend by Tony Buzzeo and illustrated by David Small. Another marvelous penguin book, this picture book was a 2013 Caldecott honor. Preschool and up.
One cool friend by Toni Buzzeo ; pictures by David Small. 2013 Caldecott Honor. Wonderful book, great twist at the end that prompts readers to go back through the book for another look.
"One Cool Friend," illustrated by David Small and written by Toni Buzzeo, was a Caldecott Honor Book in 2013.
One cool friend | story by Toni Buzzeo ; pictures by David Small | 2013 Caldecott Honor Book
One Cool friend-Caldecott Award Winner 2013
The Art Institute of Chicago is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Randolph Caldecott Medal with a special exhibition: Play, Pretend, and Dream: Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, 2010-2013. Here is the official description: This family exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott award by showcasing the magical world of children’s books with an illustration from each of the 16 books that have won the distinguished medal or honor award over the past four years. The Caldecott Medal, America’s oldest award for picture book illustrations, was first given in 1938, when members of the American Library Association (ALA), who were already honoring children’s book authors with the Newbery Medal, realized that the illustrators of these books were deserving of recognition as well. The ALA members named the new award after Randolph Caldecott, a 19th-century illustrator whose work was unique in his time—not just in its humor but also in its sense of movement, vitality, and action that so perfectly complemented the stories it accompanied. Today’s winners are selected by a team of respected librarians and children’s literature experts who review books throughout a year and award the medal and several honors to the most distinguished American picture book illustrators. Please click here to read more. This morning I spent an hour debating whether or not I should head to the Art Institute of Chicago to see the exhibit. Thankfully, I decided I would regret it if I put off seeing it one more day. (Note: it is running until December 1, 2013.) I hopped in the car, put on the Matilda the Musical cast recording, and headed to Chicago. I greatly enjoyed looking at original artwork from... This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen | 2013 Caldecott Medal Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown | 2013 Caldecott Honor Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen | 2013 Caldecott Honor Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger | 2013 Caldecott Honor One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo and David Small | 2013 Caldecott Honor Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue and Pamela Zagarenski | 2013 Caldecott Honor A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka | 2012 Caldecott Medal Blackout by John Rocco | 2012 Caldecott Honor Grandpa Green by Lane Smith | 2012 Caldecott Honor Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell | 2012 Caldecott Honor A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin. E. Stead | 2011 Caldecott Medal Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill and Bryan Collier | 2011 Caldecott Honor Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein | 2011 Caldecott Honor The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney | 2010 Caldecott Medal All the World by Liz Garton Scanlo and Marla Frazee | 2010 Caldecott Honor Red Sings from Treetops by Joyce Sidman and Pamela Zagarenski | 2010 Caldecott Honor I hope you're able to visit the exhibition, especially if you're coming to Chicago for ALA Annual.
I go to the library every week and troll for new picture books. I bring home 8-10 and study format, theme, voice, and topic. Sometimes, to mix things up I wander into the stacks and choose more books by the same author or illustrator as one of the new books I've selected. Why? Lots of reasons: 1) I'm always in learning mode, 2) it's helpful to see how the illustrations represent more or less of the story, 3) when the text rhymes, does it support or lend impact to the story? or not? 4) sometimes ideas springboard from the PB ideas, 5) what is the market highlighting today or drowning in (new idea or another vampire book?), and most importantly, 6) I love to read picture books! That said, I ran across a South Carolina list of 2013-2104 Picture Book Award Nominees. Of all the books listed, I've only read Caldecott Honor Book One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo. However, there is a broad selection of great books on the list and I plan to read as many as I can. Interested? Check them out and let's compare notes. - Q
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Max's Words (2006) As a mentor text for teaching vocabulary and story writing, a book can’t get any better. On the NCBLA 2007 list of outstanding literature, Max’s Words introduces us to Max, a little brother without a collection. Wanting a collection like his brothers, Max begins to collect words. His collection grows and grows until he has enough for stories, and for sharing.
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Max's Words (2006) As a mentor text for teaching vocabulary and story writing, a book can’t get any better. On the NCBLA 2007 list of outstanding literature, Max’s Words introduces us to Max, a little brother without a collection. Wanting a collection like his brothers, Max begins to collect words. His collection grows and grows until he has enough for stories, and for sharing.
Max's Words by Kate Banks. Max's brother like to collect stamps and coins, but little Max loves to collect words. Max's brothers are fascinated with Max's collection of words, as words can be arranged to create a story, but arranging a bunch of stamps or coins creates nothing new! This unique children's picture book that will encourage children to read.
Max's Words by Kate Banks. $11.46. Save 33% Off!. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailp/dparl/0a3r7l4f3u9k9m4o9f2m.html. Author: Kate Banks. Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (August 8, 2006). Publication Date: August 8, 2006. Recommended for Ages 4 and up. 32 pages. Max’s brothers have grand collections that everyone makes a big fuss over. Benjamin collects stamps and Karl collects coins, and neither one will share with their littl...
by Kate Banks, illustrated by Boris Kulikov (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006). This homage to the writing life gives new meaning to the educational precept known as "language acquisition." Max's brother Benjamin collects stamps; his other brother, Karl, collects coins; and Max wants a collection of his own. In a sly dig at reviewers and reviewing, he cuts up a publication that looks — suspiciously — like the New York Times Book Review and collects piles of words in a potpourri of ...
Max's Words: Kate Banks, Boris Kulikov: GREAT for Expanding Vocabulary!!!
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This could begin a great Language arts unit!
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by Kate Banks Synopsis Max's brothers both have collections that they refuse to share. What can Max collect? Why I like this for a read aloud book: *Interesting, fun illustrations *Max solves a problem creatively *Opportunity to talk about sharing Family Fun Max's brother collects stamps with ragged edges and pictures of flowers, trees, buildings,…
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A Caldecott Honor. This book is a brilliant choice for vocabulary instruction as it contains many words that would be novel to most students (e.g., devastated, steppes, scarce, bazaar, approached, etc.)
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Great summer book off the reading list for kids from KG2- Grade 2! "As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II."
How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz; Caldecott Children’s Book Award Winner of the 21st Century
How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz http://www.amazon.com/dp/0374334994/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_d9p9vb1622RC9 As he spends hours studying his father’s world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author’s childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.
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Since a.) my passion is to make Scripture and History come alive for my readers, and b.) I am advised to read similar picture books to the ones I plan to write, and c.) I've been thinking about joining Susanna Hill's Perfect Picture Book Fridays, and d.) I wanted another focus for my posts... Here is my first contribution to PERFECT PICTURE BOOK FRIDAYS! Each Friday, I will feature a fiction picture book based on true events to preview for teachers, librarians, parents and writers...and now, on to an author who's text and illustrations fascinate me: Ta-DA! Title: How I Learned Geography Author/Illustrator: Uri Shulevitz Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Year: 2008 Caldecott Award Winner Biographical Fiction: 7-10 year olds Themes: Geography, Family, Moving to a strange land, Russian language, Maps, Kazakhstan, building character. Summary: As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life: Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II. Why I like this book: It is based on a historic event, and is a look into the author's life. The illustrations are vibrant and inviting, reflecting the Russian/Middle East culture. Here are some helpful websites for activities relating to the subject of the book: Geography http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/ http://www.teachervision.fen.com/geography/teacher-resources/6642.html http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-geography-activities/ http://www.mrdonn.org/geography.html Russian Language http://www.digitaldialects.com/Russian.htm http://countries.mrdonn.org/russia.html Have you ever moved far from your home? How did you feel?
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How I Learned Geography, 2009 Caldecott Honor Book
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This make-you-laugh book is part of the Skippyjon Jones series. As with the other books, the main character is a Siamese cat that thinks he is a Chihuahua. And, as with the other Skippyjon books, this is a great mentor text for teaching vocabulary. Some complex and novel words include: taboo, donned, hunkered, etc.
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This spicy picture book has won multiple awards including the E.B. White Award for great read alouds. The main character is a mischievous Siamese cat that thinks he is a Chihuahua. Hilarious. This book contains a few Spanish words, and would be ideal as a mentor text for English vocabulary instruction. (Some novel words include self-respecting, lecture, rifled, incognito, etc.).