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review 2017-02-20 23:55
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Ish - Peter H. Reynolds

This book is good to read to students because it could boost their self esteem and creativity. I like this book because it showed that you can draw anything you want and use your imagination for the better. I would use this in my classroom by reading the story and then letting them draw whatever they wanted and writing at the top whatever it is suppose to be with "ish" following. I think this book is for K to 2nd grade. The Lexile Level is 440L.

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review 2017-02-20 23:05
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman,Caroline Binch

I think this book is great for teaching the class that they can do anything they set their mind to. In the book, Grace is eager to be anything she sets her mind to even Peter Pan in the school play. I would use this in my classroom as a lesson about growing up. I would read the book and then have them draw a picture of what they want to be when they grow up. We might could even have a Career Day in which they bring in a family member that they admire. I think this book could be for 2nd to 4th grade. The Lexile Level is 680L.

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review 2017-02-06 19:23
Ish
Ish - Peter H. Reynolds

This book could focus on how words or actions effect others. For an activity to ensure students understand that everyone would crumple a piece of paper and throw it across the room. (Much like he did with his drawings in the story) Everyone could pick up a piece of paper and be instructed to flatten it back out to where it is perfect again. Once realizing this can not be done, the teacher will explain the crumpled parts represent the mean and rude things we say to one another. Once things have been said they can not be taken back, they will forever have an emotional impact on the one who receives the rude sayings. This book could also teach children to never give up on themselves. Even if they don't get something perfect, it's perfect-ish. I would use the perfect-ish lesson for a younger level like first through second grade. The bullying lesson I would use for second through fourth grade.

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review 2017-02-06 19:00
The Dot
The Dot - Peter H. Reynolds

This book would probably work best in a first or second grade classroom. This is a story about a character named Vashti who did not believe she could draw. Her art teacher encouraged her by placing the dot she drew above her desk. This inspired Vashti to keep drawing and to learn new ways to draw her famous dot. In the end of the story Vashti herself encouraged a little boy that he too could be a great drawer. This story would be great for encouragement and to act as a reminder to students that they can do anything they set their mind to. It also could remind students that they need to encourage the people around them to try any task before they decide to quit. We could discuss as a group a time we wanted to quit or did quit something that maybe now we realize we can do.

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review 2017-01-25 05:24
Carla's Sandwich - Debbie Herman

This book was truly a demonstration of creativity and individuality everyone has. I think this is the perfect book for 2nd and 3rd grade students who are beginning to learn more about themselves and making friends. Not everyone is going to be the same and its okay to add in your own individuality! I would use this to promote students creativity in their own ideas in class!

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