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

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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.

Journey By Aaron Becker

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Videos
Aaron Becker answers a fifth graders class questions about “Journey” on Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/74464059
Questions about the book, but includes message which will inspire students as well

Journey – Candlewick

Book Trailer

Making of “Journey”
https://vimeo.com/48536711

Websites
Gurney journey
http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2013/09/aaron-beckers-journey.html
Discusses the creative process of this book

Librarian’s Quest – Journey
http://librariansquest.blogspot.com/2013/08/with-single-step.html

Lines and Color – Journey
http://linesandcolors.com/2013/12/18/journey-aaron-becker/

Read, Write, Reflect: Wordless Picture Books for Mini-lessons
http://readwriteandreflect.blogspot.com/2013/11/wordless-picture-books-for-mini-lessons.html

School Library Journal Blog – Journey by Becker
http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2014/01/01/review-of-the-day-journey-by-aaron-becker/#_

Unleash the Reader – Journey by Aaron Becker
http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1765

Walker Books Classroom Ideas
http://classroom.walkerbooks.com.au/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Journey-and-Quest-Reading-Guide.pdf
Reading Guide by the Author

See Wordless Books

Flora and the Flamingo

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Activities
Flora and the Flamingo Activity Sheets
http://www.chroniclebooks.com/landing-pages/pdfs/flora_and_the_flamingo_activity_sheets.pdf
Coloring sheet, Draw your own Flamingo, Maze and ___’s Room Sign

Videos
Book Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOSA8w7F730&feature=player_embedded

Book Demo

Music – Blue Danube Waltz by Strauss

Websites
Author’s Website – Molly Idle
http://idleillustration.com

Classroom Bookshelf – Flora and Flamingo
http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2013/12/flora-and-the-flamingo/

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

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.

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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.

Additional Activities

Featured Book – Wordless Books

Printable – Oops Pounce Quick Run! An Alphabet Caper

Computer – My StoryMaker

Flora and the Flamingo

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. 

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Additional Activities:

Featured BooksWordless Books

Video –   Animals Dancing

Printables – Coloring Page, Draw a Flamingo, Maze