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My Side of the Mountain
My Side of the Mountain | Jean Craighead George
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Young Sam Gribley spends a winter alone in the Catskills by living off the land.
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YvetteE
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My side of the Mountain, awarded the Newberry Medal, is an adventurous fiction book that narrated and described through journal entries of young Sam who runs away from home to live in the woods. Sam lives in his grandfather‘s old treehouse for over a year. #ucflae3414f19

YvetteE During Sam‘s time of escape, he learns to survive in nature and even makes some furry friends along the way, like the ferret and falcon! Sam is faced with times of temperance as he learns important life lessons and gains maturity while he is isolated in his new home. 2mo
YvetteE Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships (3.2)
Big ideas can be highlighted using the bubble map included in the lesson plan. The ESOL strategy of using a simple visual organizer will be a way to engage students and highlight key concepts.
Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts
and seeing relationships
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YvetteE https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/my-side-mounta... Students will independently read(IR) and assess contextual information. (edited) 2mo
Lrobertson I love the tool for using graphic organizers! I think for students to write their own thoughts, or even have a conversation as a class and do one as a whole, is a great way to students to get their information out and processed. 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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This was a favorite of mine as a kid - I loved stories about people who lived off the land. It's still a dream of mine!! George does a great job adding sketches and useful information that made me feel like I could survive just like Sam. It was really fun to reread this one, and there are apparently two sequels I've never read, so I will be hitting those soon!

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i absolutely loveddd this book when i was a kid! 💙💚 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime - me too!!! I'm interested to see if the sequels are any good. I reread this one dozens of times growing up, along with every Jim Kjelgaard book I could get my hands on - he wrote all about people living in the woods with no one but a dog for companionship also haha 3mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @TheAromaofBooks i didn't realize there were sequels either, i may have to check those out ... & ill look into those Jim Kjelgaard books too, i do love dogs lol thanks!! 3mo
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JCPaulk One of my favorite books as a kid! I think I need to go read again. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @JCPaulk - I still enjoyed revisiting as an adult, so I hope it does the same for you!! :-) 3mo
Gaylagal2 I LOVED this book when I was a teenager! I'd forgotten about it until I saw your post....thanks! Good memory🤙 3mo
TheAromaofBooks @Gaylagal2 - it was always one of my favorites, too, but I hadn't read it in years. It was really fun to go back - I think it's actually held up pretty well, since it still made me want to go live in a giant tree in the mountains! :-D 3mo
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tjwill
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First day of school today! Here are some of the new books that we just got class sets of. What should I definitely read with my classes this year? Top 5: 7th grade. Bottom 5: 8th grade. #teachersofLitsy

RainyDayReading Not a big fan of the author, but Enders Game had my classmates and I hooked when we read it in High School. Even the kids that usually didn‘t read were invested in it and reading ahead of the teacher. Only other one I‘ve read in that stack is The Westing Game and I honestly don‘t remember much about it 😅 4mo
tjwill @RainyDayReading I didn‘t know anything about the author when I first read it when I taught 9th grade, and I am definitely not a fan of him either. I did love the book though, and my students then did too! It‘s good to hear that other students have enjoyed it too. 4mo
RainyDayReading @tjwill I didn‘t know anything about him either until years after I read the book. So I try desperately to separate the two since I truly did enjoy the book haha. We also loved And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie but that was also 9th grade, not sure if that would be too much for 7th/8th grade. But it was a hit with us haha. 4mo
tjwill @RainyDayReading That‘s a good one! I usually read some Sherlock Holmes with 7th, and they love mysteries! 4mo
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CrowCAH
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#WanderingJune #Mountains
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NfzwM4pdyxU

Ships don‘t often sail@near mountains, so I used GoodReads to find some for me. I came across this book title which sounded familiar to me, though, I have not read it. It appears to be quite the wilderness trilogy.

LeahBergen I thought of this one, too. 😄 6mo
Tamra I have this on the shelf after my son brought it home. It reminds me of Hatchet by Paulson. I want to read it, but I‘d like to convince the kids to do it for a read aloud during camping. 6mo
LyndseyReads I loved this book as a child. 6mo
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Cinfhen I remember this one!! 6mo
j9brown This was one of my favorites as a kid! I read it over and over until the cover fell off 😂 6mo
CrowCAH @LeahBergen great minds! 🥰 6mo
CrowCAH @Tamra I think that‘s a great idea! Hopefully, you can convince them! 6mo
CrowCAH @LyndseyReads @Cinfhen @j9brown wow, sounds like a memorable children‘s classic! 6mo
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ravenlee
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First book down for #24B4Monday and so far I‘m happy with my time.

Sam runs away to live off the land. A year of hunting and gathering, accompanied by his faithful falcon and surrounded by interesting animal neighbors, lets him connect with nature and see the world differently.

I read one of the sequels as a kid, but this is my first time foe this one. Not bad.

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ravenlee
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“You can‘t live in America today and be quietly different.”

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ravenlee
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My stack for #24B4Monday - tagged book has about 40 pages to finish (or less), the Lori Foster and Lauren Dane are probably either/or; Finishing School #4 is highest priority; and the graphic novels are palate cleansers or when I feel like I need some momentum. Let‘s do this!

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo!!! We're ready! 🤜🤛💪👏🙌 8mo
Andrew65 Great stack. Good luck with the Readathon. 8mo
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ravenlee
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Author‘s Preface conclusion: Be you writer or reader, it is very pleasant to run away in a book.

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bluejanetennessee
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I loved this book as a child. It really captured my young imagination and I fantasized for years about running away and living on my own in the mountains.

Bklover I loved this one too!!! 9mo
Drocchio03 Cheers to one of my childhood favs as well! How did it read as an adult? 9mo
xxjenadanxx This is one of my childhood favorites. I‘m tempted to pick it (and others!) up again and seeing how they feel. 9mo
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Chelsibno
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I loved Julie of the Wolves as a kid. Can‘t believe I didn‘t read this one back then too. I had my own fantasies of running away & living in the wilderness as a kid. When Sam Gribley tires of living with his parents & 8 siblings in their cramped NYC apartment, he decides to run away to the Catskill Mountains & live off the land. The details of his survival & fellowship with nature are fantastic!

Eggs I ❤️❤️❤️Jean craighead george 13mo
Prairiegirl_reading I read this as a kid and I still want to run away and live in the woods! 13mo
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Sace
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Wow. This book almost makes me want to write a full review...such a shame I'm so lazy. I couldn't help but read this with A Stranger in the Woods in the back of my mind. It really gave this a sadder feel and I don't think that was the original intent.

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Sace
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Gettin' my read on before the nuptials. I'm not gonna lie, I'm struggling with this one. I think this kid is a little...arrogant? That's not the right word. I was pissed when he took the baby falcon from its mama.

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Bookfan1414
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Historical fiction night!!!❤️❤️👩🏻‍🌾🧝🏻‍♀️🧙🏻‍♀️

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Prairiegirl_reading
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I‘m trying to get out of a slump and @TheBookHippie recommended I try a well loved middle grade. Well I can‘t remember if I read this in 4th or 6th grade but now I remember where I got the dream of running away and living in the woods. Haven‘t lost that! Between this and a Greg Iles on audio I‘m feeling better about reading life!

TheBookHippie YAAAAAAS🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻💗📖 I loved this book 5th grade maybe I read it 📚 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @TheBookHippie thanks for the suggestion! It really triggered the memory of this. I remember loving it and it definitely made a lasting impression. 😄 2y
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RaimeyGallant I'm a Prairie girl, too, from Winnipeg. Where are you? 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @RaimeyGallant I grew up in Winnipeg and now live in a small town just outside. So still consider myself a Winnipeger.😊 (edited) 2y
RaimeyGallant Yep, that's where I knew that from. 2y
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Wandering_Jess
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Today‘s prompt #wilderness immediately made me think of My Side of the Mountain that I read in grade school. I always wanted a falcon after reading this book! #readingresolutions

MelissaSue81 Whoa. 5th grade coming back at me! Isn‘t it funny the things we remember? I can barely remember another book I read in grade school, but I remember this whole story! 2y
Wandering_Jess @MelissaSue81 Yes!! 5th grade for me too! The other grade school book I really remember was Where the Red Fern Grows because it is the first time I remember a book making me cry 😭 2y
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Prairiegirl_reading I loved this as a kid. I need to reread it. 2y
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AtomCornett
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Selfish little buggar...

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shadowspeak17
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A childhood favorite of my mother‘s. :)

#NoteworthyNovember #mountains

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Brie
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I wish I still had my copy of this book, about a boy who runs away from home to live in the Catskills in New York. He survives in the wilderness of the #mountains and even tames a peregrine falcon he calls Frightful. #noteworthynovember ⛰⛰⛰

JaclynW My son read and loved this book! We are trying to keep these classics alive. 😊 2y
Brie @JaclynW I also loved her trilogy starting with 2y
LeahBergen I loved this one as a kid, too. ❤️ 2y
JaclynW @Brie I haven't read that trilogy yet. My oldest daughter read the first book as a class in school and liked it. I'm currently reading a book by this author to my youngest daughter that was read to my oldest daughter by her 1st grade teacher years ago. It's based on her life and all of the crazy stories from their interesting and unusual pets. My daughter loves animals and is enjoying these almost unbelievable stories. 😲😆 2y
Brie @JaclynW Oh neat I haven‘t heard of that one. Sounds good 2y
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RiaWritten
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I just tried to weed down my tbr and this was all I managed. Please note this does not include all the dozens of unread books I already own! 🙀🙀🙀

WarpedSweetness You did better than me! I weeded down mine recently to 698...only to open my notebook and see a list of books I want to read that I didn't put into my Goodreads TBR list. 2y
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jess_mccoy
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I'm a substitute teacher and I LOVE pulling a worn, school copy of a book off of a shelf and reading between tasks. Today it was My Side of the Mountain and JCG knows what she's taking about here in the forward. I read about 11 pages and I'm going to DL it to my kindle to keep going.

jess_mccoy And! This isn't available from my library on kindle! And I couldn't find it for kindle on Amazon! Womp womp. 3y
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UnabridgedTomes
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A few years ago, my then-30-year-old sister wrote Jean Craighead George a letter telling her how much reading this book meant to her as a child. The handwritten (!!!) letter she got back in return is one of her most prized possessions.

SusanInTiburon It is a life-changing book. So happy for your sister that she made that connection with the author. 3y
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