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Last Stop on Market Street
Last Stop on Market Street | Matt de la Pea
149 posts | 124 read | 18 to read
Winner of the 2016 Newbery MedalA 2016 Caldecott Honor BookA 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor BookA "New York Times Book Review" Notable Children's Book of 2015A "Wall Street Journal" Best Children's Book of 2015 Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty and fun in their routine and the world around them. This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena s vibrant text and Christian Robinson s radiant illustrations."
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taylorscalfaro
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This book won the Caldecott Honor award for its unique illustrations that expand on the text that brings light in a tough situation. It shows children that you don't have to have anything that everyone else has to be happy and appreciate what's around you.

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taylorscalfaro

I would use this book in my future classroom because it teaches children how to see the beauty in even the toughest situations.

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taylorscalfaro

“She smiled and pointed to the sky. 'Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt, CJ, you're a better witness for what's beautiful.“

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agreco1925

“She smiled and pointed to the sky. 'Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt, CJ, you're a better witness for what's beautiful.“

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agreco1925

I would use this in my classroom to show kids they should appreciate the little things in life.

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agreco1925
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This award winner uses an original stye to bring the readers' attention in. The book has a great deal of detail and helps to extend the text.

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keetoncarter

CJ pushed through the church doors and skipped down the steps

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keetoncarter

A story that I would share early on in the year!

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keetoncarter
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Last stop on market streetis a caldecott winner. This winner is a super simplistic art but is refreshing. The art only adds to the story and makes for a great classroom book.

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mollywimmers1

“sometimes when your surrounded by dirt your a better witness for whats beautiful“

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mollywimmers1
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my favorite part was when he told his Nanna he wanted an ipod and she said why you have the real thing right here and the whole bus began to sing along

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mollywimmers1
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this book is great. it has so many messages mushed into one book, I think it'd be a great book to do a lesson on. I love that the Nanna is so positive and makes every situtation into something good.

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thejessashmore
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This book, a Newberry and Silver Caldecott award winner, is about a young boy who wants more things like others have. Ultimately he learns to appreciate what he has on the bus ride to help at a soup kitchen with his grandma.

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thejessashmore

I would love to use this book in my future classroom, because it teaches children to appreciate the small things and to have kindness.

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thejessashmore

She smiled and pointed to the sky. 'Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt, CJ, you're a better witness for what's beautiful.

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haleyklein
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Last Stop on Market Street is such a great book for children. Not only is it a great diverse RF to have in your classroom library but it also teaches a great lesson of kindness and giving. I would use this in a RA or RT and I would align the UDL 6.3 for their understanding and ESOL strategy 3 for self discussion after. #UCFLAE3414F19

haleyklein This link offers great topic pints depending on which grade for the book! http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html 2mo
DrSpalding Your website is excellent and can be used for many different quality children‘s literature books. 2mo
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Erinehart
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#ucflae3414f19 Last Stop on Market Street is a multi-award winning book written by Matt De La Pena and illustrated bt Christian Robinson. This book follows a young boy named C.J who learns to appreciate the beauty of everyday as he travels by bus. I would use this book with a classroom k-5 for an RA.

Erinehart A UDL stratgey that I would use with this text is 7.2 “Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity“.
A ESOL strategy that could be use with this text is #22 “Give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions“. By doing this, it will allow the second language learners to participate as well.
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Erinehart https://doors2world.umass.edu/sites/default/files/Last%20Stop%20on%20Market%20St... this website provides a great mini lesson plan for this book. 2mo
DrSpalding If you have not seen the video of the author reading the book to children on the bus, look for it. Excellent selection. 2mo
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TristanPool
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Newbery and Silver Caldecott award winning RF picture book, Last Stop on Market Street, is a wonderful addition to any elementary classroom library as it follows the story of a young boy named CJ who is learning to appreciate the small beauties presented in everyday life. This book would be best RA. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool UDL 9.3 and EL 3 would be beneficial to use with this RA book as students reflect and encourage positive self-talk in their own lives. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/last-stop-market-street is a great resource to use as a teacher as it provides many activities for varying student levels, such as word searches and memory games to enhance student comprehension. 3mo
cassandram Such a beautiful story! I think your resource is a wonderful way to keep students engaged. 2mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource that does provide so many wonderful extension activities for quality children‘s literature. This is a beautiful book to read aloud that has a wonderful message. If you have not seen the YouTube video of the author reading to children on a bus, look for it. It is wonderful! 1mo
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KristenScala
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Last Stop on Market Street is a RF PB and is a Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and Newbery award winner by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson. This book shows the relationship of a grandson and grandma as he asks her many questions regarding why they don‘t have things that other people have. #ucflae3414f19 (CMC)

KristenScala This book would be a great RA and I would use UDL strategy 3.2 and EL strategy 8.
https://mattdelapena.com/books/last-stop-on-market-street/
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abbie-cadabbie I‘ve seen this book so often recently but I still haven‘t gotten a chance to read it! I enjoyed your review and the strategies you chose to include :-) 3mo
DrSpalding This book is a fabulous read aloud and if you have not seen the video of the author reading it to children on a bus, look for it! Excellent resource attached with appropriate universal design principles however they need to be explained. 1mo
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BRaulerson
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Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt De La Pena and pictures by Christian Robinson is a John Newbery Award winner and a Caldecott Award Winner. This story takes us on a journey with CJ and his nana as they travel through the city. CJ is very aware of his surrounds and questions why he doesn‘t have some things other people have. Nana is there to remind him to close your eyes and hear the music and see the beauty around you.

BRaulerson Great ideas for this text is found at http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html

The ESOL Strategy I would use is think, pair and share in groups and also direct instruction. Having the students close their eyes and listen to certain songs can really change the way they see and feel. #UCFLAE3414F19
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DrSpalding Several of your peers have used this resource. It is an excellent resource for children‘s literature extension activities. Continue to use this. 2mo
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leximcmillin
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This is a beautiful RF that is about a boy named CJ who gets jealous/upset of things that other people have/get to do. His nana points out little things that her and CJ do get to experience which changes CJ‘s outlook toward the end of the book. This would be a perfect RA because it would help children also recognize the beautiful simplicities in life.

leximcmillin This New York Times Best Seller is also the winner of the Caldecott honor, Newbery Award, and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. A UDL strategy that aligns with this book is 3.2, Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. An EL strategy that goes with this book is 11. Place language in meaningful context. 3mo
leximcmillin http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html This website contains many different activities that relate to this book. These activities involve all different types of skills including values, theme, social skills, emotion, and social studies. 3mo
Shannyblake Hey Lexi, great post! Your lesson plan that you listed is aligned well with your book. I definitely want to check this book out and consider it for a future classroom 3mo
DrSpalding Many of your peers used this same resource. Continue to look at this website for future resources regarding high-quality children‘s literature. This is a multi award winner as noted and should be in your classroom library. If you have not seen the YouTube video of the author reading to children on a bus, check it out. 2mo
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maciforster
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This is a RF picture book by Matt De La Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson. It is about a boy, CJ, and his nana‘s trip to the bus station and on the bus itself. CJ usually doesn‘t mind it except for today. He kept asking questions, for example, why they have to wait out in the rain, and why they don‘t have a car. Nana is able to show him the reasons why through what the world has to offer. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book has won Newberry and Coretta Scott King. It was Caldecott‘s Honor book. It would be a great RA because the message behind the book is very positive having students look deeper into why their family may do things a certain way. This can fit the UDL principle 1.3 with being able to tell what the book is about through pictures and EL strategy #3 (edited) 3mo
maciforster This website gives a variety of discussion questions and activities that the teacher and students can tackle: http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html 3mo
DrSpalding Many of your peers used this resource! I agree that this is a wonderful read aloud and you could facilitate text to world connections with this award winner. 1mo
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sbombasi
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This RF picture book by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson tells about a boy named CJ and his Nana experiencing riding the bus. CJ never questions why he takes the bus every day until one day he asks his Nana why they don‘t take a car like his friends. His Nana points out all the things in his community that makes riding the bus uniquely different and beautiful that changes CJ‘s perspective to be quite wonderful. #ucflae3414f19

sbombasi This book has won the Newbery Award, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and was #1 New York Times Best Seller. Great for an RA for students to look at the positives in life with the things they have and circumstances that encourage curiosity and positive thinking.

The UDL principle 1.1 offering ways of customizing the display of information along with EL #11 place language in a meaningful context.
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sbombasi This site gives different activities to go along with this book. Specifically, the PBS video interview on the illustrator explains his personal life of not having a lot but was able to pursue his childhood hobby in drawing that he became successful from his circumstances and showing students the diverse world they live in through his illustrations.
https://doors2world.umass.edu/sites/default/files/Last%20Stop%20on%20Market%20St...
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DrSpalding Another top notch post for a top notch book. Well done. If you have not seen the video of him reading to children on a bus, look for it on YouTube. 2mo
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KevinKantola
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Last Stop on Market Street is a Realistic Fiction book written by Matt De La Pena and is a Newbery award winner. This is a great book for K-4 all about a boy and his nana teaching young readers about sharing and building community. I would use this book as a PR. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html

This is a teacher's guide for this book
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy that I would use is Clarify syntax and structure (2.2) for a better understanding of the story. The ESOL strategy that I would use is Linking students to prior knowledge by making them being able to relate to the text. 3mo
MarkZalewski Seems interesting, I‘ll check it out for sure! 2mo
DrSpalding I like the idea of partner reading. Having multiple copies of this book would be a wise choice. This is excellent realistic fiction that shares a beautiful message. 1mo
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meganslats

“Watch rain piddle against the windshield from a nearby car.“

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meganslats

This is a great book to read to first graders and up. It shows that it is okay to take the bus and not have your own car. I would read this to my class to show the different ways of transportation and especially if kids in my class take the bus every day to school.

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meganslats
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This is a Newburry Award-winning book. It discusses what it is like to take a bus in a big city, and why the little's boys' family doesn't drive a car of their own or have the technology, such as an iPod, like the other little boys do. The illustrations are great and unique.

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Niaaelizz

“Sometimes when you‘re surrounded by dirt CJ, you‘re a better witness for what‘s beautiful”

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Niaaelizz

This book was very enjoyable to read! I would use it in my future classrooms!

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Niaaelizz
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Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, 2015. Caldecott Award winning book. This children fiction book takes us on the journey Cj and his Nana experience while riding the bus. Children can follow along with all of the new sights, smells and sounds Cj encounters. This book helps spark curiosity in children about the world around them as Cj is curious about his!

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Dandan0131
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This book is a Newbury award winning book. I suggest this book to a teacher who doesn‘t teach in the city. It explains how bus transportation works and why it is important to people who live in the city.

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Dandan0131

I loved this book because it explained what it‘s like to ride a public bus in the city. I would use this in my classroom to explain all the ways of transportation.

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Dandan0131

“Nana, how come we don‘t gotta car?”

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cassandram
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Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt De La Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson is a Caldecott and Newbery medal winning picture book. This beautiful story shares the adventure of CJ and his grandma riding the bus to a soup kitchen and the beauty of their community. This is a RF story that would be perfect for a RA. It is a story that keeps students engaged and shares a touching story on looking at the positives in life. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram An awesome resource for this story is https://doors2world.umass.edu/sites/default/files/Last%20Stop%20on%20Market%20St.... It provides an extensive packet that reviews everything from themes to about the author. A UDL I would use for this book is 3.2. 3mo
cassandram There is definitely a lot of opportunities for important questions to be asked throughout the story about the theme in this book. I also would incorporate ESOL #6 continually monitoring students comprehension by asking questions throughout the book. Overall such a beautiful story! 3mo
ccipriati I agree that you can provide a lot of questions that will go along with the theme of this book. I love this book 3mo
Tinks Enjoyed your post. Very informative. I have not heard of this book, but after reading the little synopsis on it, I will look into it and do not doubt that I will enjoy it too. Thank you for sharing 3mo
DrSpalding This is a story that should elicit many questions about our world. Nice resource and if you have not seen the video of the author reading this book on the bus, look for it! 1mo
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(author: Matt de la Peña; illustrator: Christian Robinson) This RF is excellent for young grades since it explores important themes as a boy named CJ and his grandmother travel on their weekly bus ride to the soup kitchen where they volunteer. Although they initially have differing attitudes and values, CJ gradually begins to see how beautiful the world is around him.

'16 Newbery, Coretta Scott King Illus. Honor, Caldecott Honor

kgarzon This would work best as a RA, so that students can use the pictures to build a stronger connection with the text and help visualize CJ‘s thoughts and emotions more clearly. The activities section of the following link describes how students can utilize a two-column chart to record observations of CJ‘s feelings over the course of the story: http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html 3mo
kgarzon UDL principle 3.2 (highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) will be demonstrated through the analysis of the themes and the progression of CJ‘s relationship with those around him, and EL 7 (show how to use graphic organizers) will be through the aforementioned chart. 3mo
DrSpalding If you haven‘t seen the video of the author reading this book to children on the bus, look for it! Excellent job on all of your posts. I hope you will continue to use Litsy when you add books to your classroom library. 2mo
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Mwinship
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This great RF book, Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson is about a young boy named CJ and his grandma and their bus travels. It conveys a theme of being grateful for what you have. The awards it has won including the 2016 Caldecott, Coretta Scott, and Newbery awards should give an indication about how great of a book this is to add to your classroom library.

Mwinship This book would be best as a RA and I would use the RA that models reading for deeper understanding strategy and focus a lot on vocabulary: http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/teacher-r.... The ESOL strategy 10 and UDL principle 2.1 go align well with this book in reading aloud and teaching vocabulary. #UCFLAE3414F19 3mo
DrSpalding If you have not seen the video of the author reading this book to children on a bus, find it on YouTube. This is a high-quality read aloud and of course you have included a high-quality resource. 2mo
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ccipriati
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Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson, is a great addition to your classroom library and an amazing book with which to do a read-aloud. This Newberry, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King award-winning book tells the story of CJ, who, while riding the bus across town with his Grandmother around New York City learns valuable lessons and is enlightened by his Grandmother‘s wise perspectives on life.

ccipriati CJ wonders why he lacks the material things that some other children his age possess such as an iPod and an automobile. The book‘s genre is realistic fiction. It teaches students how CJ, with the guidance of his Grandmother, learns to see the value of what they have and the beauty that surrounds them by helping others who have even less than he does. 3mo
ccipriati This is a perfect book to teach children respect, caring for others and not thinking only about themselves and the things they possess. This lesson plan addresses concepts of diversity, well-being, and justice; all while introducing instructive metaphors and life lessons.
https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/LastStop
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ccipriati There are several UDL guidelines that are applicable. For example, 7.2, Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity together with 3. Activate or supply background knowledge would stimulate class discussions about students‘ backgrounds that could be shared and made relevant to the class. 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols is another helpful guideline that can be used to pre-teach any difficult vocabulary words or symbols. 3mo
ccipriati Two ESOL strategies applicable and aligned with this book would be #4-Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge and #6-Continually monitor students‘ comprehension. This book is great for read-aloud or independent reading!
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DrSpalding This is a wonderful book for teaching children respect and shares such an important message about community and the role we play in community. If you have not seen the YouTube video of the author reading the book to children on a bus, look for it! Amazing! 1mo
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Clairedannemiller
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“Boy what do you know about seeing nana told him. Some people watch the world with their ears.”

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“Boy what do you know about seeing nana told him. Some people watch the world with their ears.”

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Clairedannemiller
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This book would be great for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. All students should read this book because it has a great storyline. Its a good book to show kids to help them be grateful for all that their parents do for them.

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Clairedannemiller
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This book is a Caldecott winning book. I loved the pictures in this book. It made the book come to life and was so colorful. The book shows that you don‘t always need the nicest things in life.

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karlasanabria1
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Last Stop On Market Street by Matt De la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson is a great addition to your classroom libraries and an amazing book to do a RA with. This Newberry, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King Award winning book tells the story of CJ and his Nana around NYC. It‘s a piece of RF that teaches students the value of helping and respecting others, while finding beauty in the places you‘d least expect to find it. #UCFLAE3414F19

karlasanabria1 This is a perfect book to teach children basic social concepts. This lesson plan addresses these concepts of diversity, well being, and justice; all while introducing briefly metaphors. https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/LastStop 4mo
karlasanabria1 The UDL guideline that would fall the best within this book is to provide options of language and symbols by clarifying vocabulary and symbols (2.1), given that some tricky vocabulary does appear in the story. While the ESOL strategy that fits in best is to integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities (16). 4mo
DrSpalding I will make more comments however your images are amazing! Thank you for the extra effort.❤️📚 3mo
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sarabellini
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“Sometimes when you‘re surrounded by dirt, CJ, you‘re a better witness for what‘s beautiful.”

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sarabellini
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I love the wisdom the grandma has and shares with CJ.

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sarabellini
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This book was excellent. It sends a very strong and positive message to children. I love the use of colors in the illustrations as well as the diversity. The illustrations are appealing to the eye and are friendly.

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ds111717

“She smiled and pointed to the sky. 'Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt, CJ, you're a better witness for what's beautiful.' “