Inch by Inch

by Leo Lionni

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Activities
Curious George – How Tall
http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/games/how_tall/how_tall.html

Funbrain.com – Measurement
http://www.funbrain.com/measure/
Measuring activity online

Video
Inch by Inch read by Miss Yumi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzXpZ8ND-Pc

Websites
CPalms – Measuring with Inchworms
http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/30039

Math at Home – Inch by Inch
http://mathathome.org/lessons/inch-by-inch/
Measuring Activity, Songs and other resources

RainyDayMom
https://rainydaymum.co.uk/inch-by-inch-printable-measuring-activity/
Lesson and Printables

ReadWriteThink – Today is Leo Lioni’s Birthday (May 5)
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/today-lionni-birthday-20498.html

ReadWriteThink – Building a Matrix for Leo Lioni’s Books
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/building-matrix-lionni-books-263.html?tab=3#tabs

Scholastic -Inch by Inch
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=%20%20943

Scholastic – Leo Lioni
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/leo-lionni/

Henry’s Freedom Box

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by Ellen Levin, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Awards – ALA Notable, Caldecott Award 2008
Subject Headings/Themes – Henry Brown, Underground Railroad

Video
Henry’s Freedom Box – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGW0PwvFZ04

Websites
Henry “Box” Brown | National Underground Railroad Museum
http://freedomcenter.org/content/henry-box-brown

HENRY’S FREEDOM BOX – State Library of Louisiana
PDF which includes Classroom connections – English, History, Music, Science, Art, Drama: Discussion Questions, Websites

Reading Club Activities – Henry’s Freedom Box
http://www.afb.org/BrailleBug/RCActivities.asp?bookid=42

Reading to Kids Books: Henry’s Freedom Box
http://www.readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?pag=3&bookID=00000590
Discussion questions and ideas for crafts

Lamb’s Library – Henry’s Freedom Box
http://www.eduscapes.com/library/h/henrys_freedom_box.htm

African American Registry – Henry “Box” Brown

https://aaregistry.org/story/henry-box-brown-a-determined-and-innovative-abolitionist/

Virginia Memory: Henry Box Brown Escapes Slavery
http://www.virginiamemory.com/online_classroom/lesson_plans/henry_box_brown_escapes_slavery

Du Iz Tak?

By Carson Ellis

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Award – Caldecott Honor, 2017.

Websites
Du Iz Take Finger Puppert Activity Kit – Candlewick Press
http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763665304.kit.1.pdf

Du Iz Tak and Decording/Inferring Activity
http://www.booknerdmommy.com/du-iz-tak-and-decodinginferring-activity/

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis Teacher Tip Card
https://www.scribd.com/document/329233445/Du-Iz-Tak-by-Carson-Ellis-Teacher-Tip-Card#
Suggestions on how to use this book. Requires setting up free account with Scribd in order to print

Making Inferences with Du Iz Tak Freebie – TpT
Free Comic book reading response to go with the book Du Iz Talk

Reederama: ReedALOUD: DuIz Tak?
http://reederama.blogspot.com/2016/11/reedaloud-du-iz-tak.html
See how one teacher/librarian reads this book and her students interpeting of the story

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

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Activities
Sylvester and the magic Pebble activity sheet (pdf)

Video

Websites
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Book-A-Day Almanac
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/2011/11/sylvester-and-the-magic-pebble/

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Book it Program
http://www.bookitprogram.com/redzone/readanddo/top25/Sylvester&theMagicPebble.ai.pdf

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – edHelper
https://www.edhelper.com/books/Sylvester_and_the_Magic_Pebble.htm

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Learning Links
https://www.learninglinks.com/files/samples/L0653-sample.pdf

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Reading to kids
http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?bookID=00000928

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Teaching Children Philosophy
https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/SylvesterAndTheMagicPebble

Sylvester and the Magic pebble – Weston Woods
https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/sylvester-pebble-guide.pdf

This is Not My Hat

by Jon Klassen

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Awards – Caldecott Medal Award 2013, Buckeye Children’s Book Nominee 2013

Activities
This is not my hat – Word Search
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/not-my-hat-word-search

Video
This is not my hat – Booktrailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSZFT58ne-8

Websites
Books Kids Will Sit Still For Handout (2012-13)
https://www.esboces.org/cms/lib07/NY01914091/Centricity/Domain/69/Judy%20Freeman%20Handout.pdf
This is not my hat p.18-19

Candlewick – Storyhour Kit
http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763649902.kit.1.pdf
Checkout the ideas p.2, plus the printables on p. 6-7

Candlewick – Hat Trilogy
http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763656003.btg.1.pdf

Candlewick – Jon Klassen Activity Kit
http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763655988.kit.2.pdf

Literary Fusions – This is not my hat!
http://www.literaryfusions.com/2014/06/24/book-review-this-is-not-my-hat-by-jon-klassen/

Luckeyfrog’s Lilypad: The Perfect Book to Teach Asking Questions!
http://luckeyfrogslilypad.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-perfect-book-to-teach-asking.html

This is Not My Hat – Classroom Bookshelf
http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2013/02/2013-caldecott-medal-winner-this-is-not-my-hat/

This is Not My Hat | Teaching Children Philosopy
https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/ThisIsNotMyHat

This is Not My Hat | Teaching Ideas
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/this-is-not-my-hat

Mr. Wuffles!

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by David Wiesner

Activity
FREE Printables from MakeBeliefsComix.com!
https://www.makebeliefscomix.com/printables/what-do-martians-think/
Print the Alien Comic and add words to this wordless comic

Videos
Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner – Book Demo with music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBCA3iX3bKc&feature=youtu.be

Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner – Book Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Z5JIl7u68

Mr. Wuffles (video trailer)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmLMQWcemGA

Three -time Caldecott winner David Wiesner introduces Mr. Wuffles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjNSxn3MVaM

Websites
David Wiesner – Creative Process
http://www.hmhbooks.com/wiesner/wuffles-process.html

A Discussion Guide – David Wiesner
http://www.hmhbooks.com/wiesner/wiesner_dg.pdf

Teach-A-Roo: Close Reading with Wordless Books
http://teach-a-roo.blogspot.com/2014/06/close-reading-with-wordless-books.html
Uses this book for techniques for looking closely at wordless books.

Waiting

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by Kevin Henkes

Awards – Caldecott Honor (2015) and Geisel Honor (2015), Buckeye Nominee (2017)

Activities
Waiting MemoryCards
https://kevinhenkes.com/wp-content/uploads/Waiting_MemoryCards_Kevin_Henkes.pdf

Video
Waiting – Miss Yum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvW86ELPCtQ

Waiting – Miss Lansberry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaKVluM-XSs

Books about waiting
E FOG And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
E WOO coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson, ill. by E.B. Lewis
E YOL Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
ER WIL Waiting is not easy by Mo Willems

Websites
Author – Kevin Henkes
http://www.kevinhenkes.com/book/waiting/

Waiting – Teaching Children Philosophy
https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/Waiting

Waiting – Horn Book
http://www.hbook.com/2015/12/blogs/calling-caldecott/waiting/

Creepy Carrots

By Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
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Books by Aaron Reynold
Joey Fly, private eye (GN)
Carnivores (E)
Pirates vs. Cowboys (E)
Snowbots (E)

Books by Peter Brown
Children Make Terrible Pets (E)
Curious Garden (E)
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (E)
You Will be My Friend! (E)

Video
The Creepy Carrots Zone on Vimeo

Illustrator Peter Brown gives an inside look at the art he created for this book

Websites
Beyond the Book Storytimes: May 2013
http://btbstorytimes.blogspot.com/2013_05_01_archive.html
Steven uses props while reading this story

Creepy Carrots Cause and Effect and Summarizing – Teach Two Reach 2nd Grade Happenings

http://www.teachtworeach.com/2014/11/creepy-carrots-cause-and-effect-and.html

Creepy Carrots | Teaching with Haley O’Connor

https://teachingwithhaley.com/2015/11/01/creeeepppppy-carrots/

Teacher Librarian – Creepy Carrots
http://thetcherlibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/10/creepy-carrots.html

A Chair for My Mother

by Vera Williams

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Video
Chair for My Mother – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV1ege3jEFE

Websites
A Chair for My Mother – Book-A-Day almanac
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/2011/05/a-chair-for-my-mother/

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams Children’s Book Review
http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Chair-for-My-Mother-by-Vera-B-Williams
Discusses other books in the “Chair series” and other links about this story

Character Infused After School Lessons – A Chair for my Mother
http://www.ocde.us/CharacterEd/Documents/A-Chair-for-My-Mother.pdf

Econedlink – A Chair for My Mother Lesson
https://www.stlouisfed.org/education/a-chair-for-my-mother

Kid’s Econ Posters: Elementary Lessons and 6 Economic and Financial Posters for Teaching Economic Concepts
https://www.kidseconposters.com/a-chair-for-my-mother
Uses this books as an example for the economic concept of Saving.

Upromise
http://teacher.scholastic.com/upromise/k_2lessonplan/
Economic lesson plan for Understanding the Concept of Earning and Saving

They All Saw a Cat

This month we are learning about the different children’s book awards  This past week we talked about the Caldecott Award (award given to the illustrator of the best picture book) and read one of this year’s honor award winners They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel. After reading the book, we talked about how the cat looked different from each animals point of view .  We used prior knowledge about the animals to explain why they perceived the cat as shown by the illustrator.
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Extension Activities

Featured Books – Caldecott Award

Printable – Draw a cat /Color a Cat

Computer – They All Saw a Cat Song – Emily Arrow

Additional Resources – They All Saw a Cat