By Carson Ellis
Award – Caldecott Honor, 2017.
Du Iz Take Finger Puppert Activity Kit – Candlewick Press
Du Iz Tak and Decording/Inferring Activity
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?
See how one teacher/librarian reads this book and her students interpeting of the story
by David Wiesner
FREE Printables from MakeBeliefsComix.com!
Print the Alien Comic and add words to this wordless comic
Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner – Book Demo with music
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner – Book Trailer
Mr. Wuffles (video trailer)
Three -time Caldecott winner David Wiesner introduces Mr. Wuffles
David Wiesner – Creative Process
A Discussion Guide – David Wiesner
Teach-A-Roo: Close Reading with Wordless Books
Uses this book for techniques for looking closely at wordless books.
Flora and the Flamingo Activity Sheets
Coloring sheet, Draw your own Flamingo, Maze and ___’s Room Sign
Music – Blue Danube Waltz by Strauss
Author’s Website – Molly Idle
Classroom Bookshelf – Flora and Flamingo
This week we talked about Wordless Books . I showed them several examples. To find them in the library catalog, the subject heading is Stories without Words. We talked about who and why we would “read” books without words. We then “read” Du IZ Tak? which is similar to a wordless book in that there are no words which we understand, so we need to use our imagination to figure out what is going on in the story.
First we looked at the pictures and then we translated the nonsense words. Next we read Oops Pounce Quick Run! An alphabet caper by Mike Twohy , which has only one word on each page. This also required us to use our imagination to figure out what is going on. Students then took a copy of a page and wrote a complete sentence to tell the story. We put the pages together to make a book for the classroom.
Featured Book – Wordless Books
Printable – Oops Pounce Quick Run! An Alphabet Caper
Computer – My StoryMaker
We read the last of the books which have been nominated for the Buckeye Children’s Book Award. This week we “read” Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle. This is a wordless book so we watched the video of the book with background music, Flora and the Flamingo Demo and then talked about what is going on in the story. Afterward, the students voted for their favorite Buckeye Award Nominee.
Featured Books – Wordless Books
Video – Animals Dancing
Printables – Coloring Page, Draw a Flamingo, Maze