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Leave Me Alone
Leave Me Alone | Vera Brosgol
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An epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting. One day, a grandmother shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE!" and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens! But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goalknitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter. This slyly clever and unexpectedly funny modern folktale by Vera Brosgol is certain to warm even the coldest of hearts.
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GroeningsC
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LEAVE ME ALONE! by Vera Brosgol, is a 2017 Caldecott Award Winning TL picture book. This is a tale about a grandmother, her giant sack of yarn, and her quest to finisher knitting. This book would make for a great RA or S. To continue discussion with this book use this lesson plan, depending on level! https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=51745&lf_id=9
UDL Principal: 1.1 by creating a fun storytelling activity.

GroeningsC ESOL: 30 by creating a storytelling, using drawings to highlight key parts of the story. 4w
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Juliafass
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“Winter was coming and that meant she had some very important knitting to do. But it wasn't getting done.“

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Juliafass
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I am one of six siblings and my grandma lives with me and my niece comes over often and my cousin and her two kids come over often and I have three dogs and a cat so I FEEL YOU GRANDMA. In a packed house, besides when everyone is asleep, you can really lose your mind sometimes.

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Juliafass
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Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol was one of the 2017 Caldecott honor books. This cute story about a grandma who just needs some peace and quiet to finish her knitting and meets some eccentric creatures along the way is a fun book to read in any classroom. The illustrations are great and captivating and go along perfectly with the story.

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Ash.on.the.line
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Anyone ever had this problem? 😩😂 I just wanted to pick up my book and read while it was cooling down and just the right temperature! I did work in the conversation that I think it‘s rude to start a conversation if I was reading! 😬😂💁🏻‍♀️

SamanthaMarie Haha!! I loooooooooove that you managed to point out he was being rude... did he pick up on it?? 2mo
CareBear I had this happen with a door salesman...umm hello? *waves book* 2mo
Leftcoastzen 🙄feel your pain. 2mo
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Ash.on.the.line @SamanthaMarie ha I wish he did, but sadly no! He didn‘t think I was too far in. I had just picked up my book as he approached! 2mo
Ash.on.the.line @CareBear okay that may top mine! 2mo
Ash.on.the.line @Leftcoastzen I knew my people on Litsy would! Gonna have to invest in a giant bookmark that says “Leave me alone, I‘m reading!” 😂 2mo
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Kaylasarka
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“And she didnt say a word.”

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Kaylasarka
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The illustrations were definitely my favorite.

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Kaylasarka
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I loved this book. The illustrations with the grandmothers facial expressions are hilarious! I think young kids would really enjoy this book being read aloud to them. Its humorous and cute.

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elijahsmith
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“And she didn‘t say a word.”

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I enjoyed the ending of the book when the grandma leaves the wormhole and returns home to her large family.

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elijahsmith
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This book I found to be a little too simplistic for me. The storyline really didn‘t interest me too much. I did enjoy the common theme that being around those you care about is the thing we all want. I thought the book had a great message, I just was not that big of a fan of the storyline.

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BeverlyMel
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This Caldecott Honor book is a great TL book that could be used for any S or RA. It‘s about the story of an old woman who traveled far and wide to leave her family and find peace and quiet. When she finds that peace and quiet she realizes it isn‘t what it‘s cracked up to be. #UCFLAE3414SU19

DrSpalding Make sure you are following the rubric explicitly. You are missing web resources, universal design principles and English learner strategies. 4mo
BeverlyMel https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level2_sample.pdf. This link is a link to a sample for a story map in which the students can fill out in order to guide information and processing (UDL 3.3, ESOL Strategy 7) 4mo
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Krisjericho
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Hilarious. This has the feel of an old-fashioned folktale, with a twist. There is repetition and a circular nature to the story. Even the art, worthy of its Caldecott honor, has a vintage Eastern European feel to it. But it is definitely updated enough for modern audiences, and the message that everyone needs a little space sometimes is a good one.

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jjbowenkunkler
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Leave me alone !

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I like the end because after she had made everything she was happy to be with her grandchildren.

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jjbowenkunkler
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Caldecott and was written in 2011. This book is about an old woman who wanted to knit, clean, and drinking her tea. Her grandchildren wouldn't leave her alone so she left and went place to place until she went through the wormhole, where it was quiet and she could finish her knitting. After she was done she went back to the house and now she happy. The theme of this book is that people need space and time alone from others to get their work done.

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This was all i got at tonights BN trip! I hate that i get followed around and bothered by the booksellers. When i get annoyed it literally pours off of me. “can i help you find something” “no just looking” “well what is the last book you read maybe i can point you in the right direction” “im reading Black Leopard, Red Wolf” “Huh im not familiar with that one, follow me to desk and ill look it up” 😑 Sir, how do you work and not know your books?

wanderinglynn Plus, if you wanted a recommendation, you would‘ve asked. 😠 That annoys me too. I‘ve gotten short with a couple of BN staff for that exact reason. 8mo
bookish_wookish Yes! Ive never asked for a recommendation because honestly they know nothing about books, and thats sad. Ive cringed listening to people ask them questions that they cant answer but i can! @wanderinglynn 8mo
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HBecker20
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“The old woman was at the end of her rope.”

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I think this book would help kids understand that sometimes people just want to be alone, but that doesn‘t mean they don‘t need a friend at times! Being alone is nice to get work done and stay motivated, but friends and family are important and you realize that you miss them when they‘re gone. I also think this is an easy read for a group setting.

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I really liked the word usage in this book, and how it matched the illustrations. I especially liked the hidden metaphor when they said “the old woman was at the end of her rope” both literally and figuratively speaking. I also enjoyed that when the grandma entered the dark void, the pages turned black. This book is a special one that I can see kids enjoying.

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Zmohammad
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This F Caldecott Honor book would be great for a RA. It‘s about a grandmother with many grandkids who just wants to be left alone so that she can knit sweaters for her grandkids. She travels far to get her peace and quite time so that she can finish knitting the sweaters. This book can be used to benefit students by having them learn story structure.
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Zmohammad https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?aid=16330 this website includes interviews and read aloud with the author and I think this is a fantastic resource that supports the RA. Students can start to learn about the author by interacting with the videos. 9mo
Zmohammad UDL strategy 2.1 (clarify vocabulary and symbols) and ESOL strategy 1 (teach questioning for clarification) would be suitable for students to learn story structure, vocabulary, and engage in an interactive RA due to the book being repetitive throughout the story. 9mo
DrSpalding The image on the front cover shows why this book one and award for its illustrations. Excellent alignment and explanation of your principles and strategies. Interactive read aloud would work well! 9mo
mluter The cover of this book has me hooked! I want to read it! 7mo
ally11301 Honestly the front cover and the title of this book makes me want to go check it out! Love it. @Zmohammad 7mo
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sydneybrooks
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“Soon she had no more yarn and thirty little sweaters. And she was alone.”

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sydneybrooks
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I really enjoyed the overall story of this book & think it‘d be great for kids since it‘s easy to follow. The illustrations are also very captivating and go right along with the story.

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Published by Roaring Brook Press in 2016. I really enjoyed the repetition of “leave me alone” and think it‘d really hold children‘s attention. It has an interesting story line & ever changing setting. I think kids could relate to the grandma, since everyone wishes to be alone sometimes; but be careful what you wish for. This could be used for social development maybe.

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“when she came out the other side, everything was right where she‘d left it. And she didn‘t say a word.”

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kateschaeffer
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I really like that the grandma keeps yelling “leave me alone” and this is in a word bubble

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kateschaeffer
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published 2016. This book was very cute. I really enjoyed the plot of this book. This book is about a grandmother who was trying to make little sweaters for her grandchildren but they were distracting her. She then went to other places and kept getting distracted. She finally found a perfect quiet place to knit. But once she was done she felt lonely and went back to her house. I also like all the different settings.

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Both of my 3 yr old twins are piled on top of me. One is pretending to read Lily and The Octopus, one is pretending to read Leave Me Alone. I‘m just trying in vain to drink my coffee and scroll through Litsy.

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Michollio
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I just came across a book that speaks to me 😆

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GatheringBooks
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#HeatOfJuly Day 31: Winter is coming and the old woman is hell-bent on completing her knitting for the young ones, but for some odd reason, she can‘t seem to make any headway with her task. Eventually she became fed up with all the running around and the endless distractions and yelled “Leave Me #Alone!” My Full review here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-eyG

vkois88 👍👍👍 1y
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readinginthedark
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Storybook Walk today after school! There was a storm coming and it was very windy, but it was nice to get outside for a bit. This was a fun book, too! A good, fun way to show kids that adults need space, as well, I think. #raisingareader

swliblady This book is hilarious. I love (and am slightly jealous, lol) that you have access to a Story Walk! 2y
readinginthedark @swliblady Oh, our library system‘s amazing! They have four or five of these set up in different parks and switch them out about every other month. I know I‘m lucky! 2y
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LEAVE ME ALONE! A very nice book with a little comedy. Very easy to read and very fun to see all the illustrations. All This old woman wanted to do was be alone and once she had it she missed her family. Quite the story with a happy ending.

J.Cash This Caldecott winner can be interesting in a class. There are many things that can be done with it. My personal choice would be RA but it can be used in S, IR, CR, and PR. 2y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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Oh my gosh I AM A 25 YEAR OLD VERSION OF THIS GRANDMA😂😂😂 Except for the knitting- I wish I knit but I don‘t. I just want quiet to read and have me time 💙

saresmoore I think it‘s clear what the next logical life step is: learn to knit! 2y
Emily92Bibliophile @saresmoore honestly that might be my summer project! Though I REALLY want to learn how to needlepoint 💙 2y
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kathedron I hear you! 2y
TrishB I pretend I'm having a bath! 2y
BestDogDad Love it. If it‘s an audiobook I grab the leash and take my dog for a walk in the woods. 2y
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ChelseaPerez
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“Leave Me Alone !” By Vera Brosgal tells the story of a Russian grandmother in a tiny cottage who is having trouble finishing her winter knitting. Her dozens of curious grandchildren flocked around her asking questions about her yarn. Fed up, the old woman takes off on a quest to finish her knitting, calling out, “Leave me alone!”

ChelseaPerez The barking phrase is repeated in a forest, in the mountains, and even on the moon! She finds peace and quiet at last in a black void on the other side of a wormhole and she finally finishes her knitting. This book blends old-fashioned fairy tale elements with space-age characteristics. It is a fiction book and a 2017 Caldecott Award winner. It would make a fantastic Read Aloud (RA) in the classroom ! 2y
ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 1. Utilize oral techniques, such as cueing, modeling elicitation and chunking. 2y
ChelseaPerez UDL 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols- Pre-teach vocabulary and symbols, especially in ways that promote connection to the learners‘ experience and prior knowledge. 2y
DrSpalding Excellent post. The repetitive parts lend themselves to an interactive read aloud. I am thinking that storytelling would be an excellent choice too. (edited) 2y
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Aleida
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I‘m feelin‘ this book lately.

Sraexx We read this often. Kinda my motto. 2y
Aleida Haha I've been doing so much for everyone lately, that I seemed to have lost myself. I feel a bit guilty for posting this, but if I don't get some alone time soon, I'm afraid I'll crumple into limp, sad rag. 2y
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