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Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors | Joyce Sidman
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With original and spot-on perceptions, Joyce Sidman's poetry brings the colors of the seasons to life in a fresh light, combining the senses of sight, sound, smell and taste. In this Caldecott Honor book, illustrator Pam Zagarenski's interpretations go beyond the concrete, allowing us to not just see color, but feel it.
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“White dazzles day and turns night inside out.”

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Love this book! I enjoyed how the author used the colors to describe the seasons and life in general with such detail.

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“Yellow slips goldfinches their spring jackets”

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I really liked when they began to combine colors like this page!!

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Love love love this book! I really enjoyed the different interpretations of the colors and how relatable they were so

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"Red Sings from Treetops" by Joyce Sidman and illustrations by Pamela Zagarenski is a Caldecott-winning picture book (P). You can teach the seasons, especially as an RA. It artistically describes each month and its climate in terms of colors, showing descriptive writing, non-rhyming poetry, and seasonal changes. Teachers can use can help students think about the seasons where they live, which satisfies UDL Engagement (7.2).
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dayuso1 As an extension, the link below describes an activity where the class can brainstorm on items that they associate with the current season and then write their own short poem about it. This uses the book as a mentor text for poetry. Think Pair Share (10) is a good strategy to help ELLs work with a classmate to brainstorm seasonal items and colors. 11mo
cwright This book seems like something I‘d love! I‘m always looking for ways to introduce students to poetry. 11mo
DrSpalding Teaching about the seasons is something that occurs in science in multiple grade levels. An excellent choice to include science and poetry. 9mo
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#FallIntoReading Day 20: Each line in this book leaves an imprint, an echo of the seasons. Zagarenski does each dripping, crunchy, windswept line so much justice with her distinctive art. I love how the colors speak, taste, and touch the winds, the leaves, the gnarled branches. Each page is a gift from summer and spring, winter and #autumn, but my favorite is the contrast of Black and White in the fall. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-57A

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧡🧡🧡 14mo
vkois88 Love the illustrations ❤ 14mo
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Red Sings from Treetops: A year in colors by Joyce Sidman & illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski is a beautiful P Caldecott Honor picture book. Color comes to life through poems, taking you on a visual journey through the seasons and the changing landscape throughout the year. Having students either be assigned a color or season could make this a great RT. #UCFLAE3414F17

SarahWynne https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/images/9780982296493/StudyguideStudent/Red%20... The link provided offers an array of ways to utilize this book in the classroom. Taking a “picture walk,” activating prior knowledge, then performing RT allows for appreciation of both the text and illustrations.
UDL: 1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information
ESOL: 4. Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge
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DrSpalding Love the idea of utilizing this as a readers theater. Linking the lesson topic to students prior knowledge is perfect for a book like this. Your resource aligns nicely with your strategy. 2y
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Red Sings from Treetops by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski won the Caldecott Award I would use this in my classroom for a read aloud. This a story about colors throughout the year. It goes through all the seasons and tells you how the colors change throughout the year. Like how the green leaves change to brown and so on.

ChristinB I will utilize UDL 3.3 guide information processing, visualizations, and manipulations. And I will use ESOL strategy 14, simplify my speech by making it slower and redundant. After I read the story a couple times I can read the story like a song. 2y
ChristinB I have also found a read aloud lesson plan to go along with the book, I like the prediction questions as well as the writing activity, http://www.joycesidman.com/books/red-sings-from-treetops-a/red-sings-rg.pdf #ucflae3414f17 2y
DrSpalding Sounds like a great book for a unit regarding the seasons! 2y
SarahWynne I also reviewed this one. I absolutely love this book. Assigning students colors or seasons could make for a great RT. Love your take on it. 2y
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This F RA book is a great book for kindergarteners as it teaches about different aspects of the seasons and teaches colors. It is beautifully illustrated. Students will make many connection with many of the activities it illustrates for each season. http://www.joycesidman.com/books/red-sings-from-treetops-a/red-sings-rg.pdf This is a lesson plan for the book from the author! #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v UDL principles are 3.1- activate or supply background knowledge and 2.2- clarify syntax and structure. ESOL principles are 4-link lesson to prior knowledge and 14 make reading slow and redundant. 2y
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