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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings | Shel Silverstein
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peytonfleming
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Review: Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein, 2002, is a poetry book filled with many different poems about anything you can imagine! It's a great example of the genre because it contains all kinds of poetry.
Blurb: I would use this book during a poetry unit in my class, I would like children to choose one of the poems from inside and focus more on it.
Quote: “I will not play at tug o' war. I'd rather play at hug o' war“

peytonfleming (Read whole book) 5d
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Gina
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And with that the players take a bow and the curtain closes. Good night my fellow biblophilies...

Nute 💜Shel Silverstein💜 6d
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Cd053917

“Came and looked... and called it junk.”

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Cd053917

I will read this book during poetry week. This book is very creative in the form of poetry and does a great job with poetry flow! I really think the students will enjoy this!

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JRone
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Where the Sidewalk ends is a book that contains a variety of poems. It is written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. I remember picking this book up when I was younger and just reading poem after poem. This book would be great for a RA or a CR where everyone reads at once since each poem is a short passage instead of a big text. #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone UDL strategy 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure would be essential for a student to learn how the structure of the different poems works. ESOL strategy #14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant aligns with this poetry book because it would help an EL follow along with the structure of the text and hear the rhymes. 1mo
JRone http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/where-side... is a lesson plan for all grades 1-12. It lets the elementary children have fun with drawing pictures when they hear certain lines of a poem. 1mo
DrSpalding Your posts are concise yet thorough and include high-quality resources and appropriate universal design and English learner strategies. Very well done. 1w
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CPettersen
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This was the book that really got me into poetry as a child. Where the Sidewalk Ends is a p collection of Shel Silverstein‘s quirky poetry that includes “Sister for Sale”, “Us”, “Warning” and many more. This book would be good for a CR where each student takes turns reading different poems. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/poetry-feast-form... #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen These poems might be a bit confusing so using UDL 2.2 and making sure to clarify the structure would help students a lot. Also while the students are reading the poetry out loud one should use ESOL strategy 34 and emphasize accuracy when reading poems to increase literacy (edited) 1mo
DrSpalding Your principles and strategies are so beautifully aligned and you are thoughtful and how they truly work with your text and strategy. Choral reading works well with poetry and helps to build confidence. 1w
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Jgolub13
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I want to focus on one of poem in particular. Sick is a classic that I have heard countless times, and did not know it was by Shel Silverstein. It is even parodied in the American version of The Office. I love the way that each one of Peggy's symptoms rhyme as she tries to stay home from school. It is a poem that children, and even some teachers can relate to. We all have days where we just want to stay home, and in the end Peggy might.

Jgolub13 I think this may be a tough one for ESOL students to understand so I think it is important that strategy #14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant is followed. The UDL principle Heighten salience of goals and objectives (8.1) is important to find out Peggy's goal. 1mo
Jgolub13 This poem can be used as an IR, RA, but I think that it is a fantastic DR. The hyperboles in this poem make for a great DR and lesson on hyperboles. This lesson plan incorporates Sick for a full discussion on hyperboles. https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/6th-grade-english... 1mo
Jgolub13 This poem can be used as an IR, RA, but I think that it is a fantastic DR. The hyperboles in this poem make for a great DR and lesson on hyperboles. This lesson plan incorporates Sick for a full discussion on hyperboles. https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/6th-grade-english... 1mo
DrSpalding Thoroughly enjoyed this particular poem! Use poetry anthology‘s and of course bring these to life using dramatic reenactment! 1w
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JennaMichelleCohn
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This well-known poetry book written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein is a great way to get kids interested in poetry. Typically when we think of poetry, we think of it being too boring, advanced, and confusing. When I was a kid, I was introduced to Shel Silverstein books and found them to be the complete opposite. These poetry collections would be a great way to introduce kids to poetry and lead into a poetry unit. #ucflae3414f19

JennaMichelleCohn http://www.shelsilverstein.com/learning/#lessons-and-activiti... these resources are from Shel Silverstein‘s website directly. Here, he includes 18 resources divided into three categories: lessons and activities, event kits, and drawing booklets. I personally like the 2013 Poetry Workshop Kit. I think it‘d be a great way for students to learn about poetry while also having fun. 1mo
JennaMichelleCohn ESOL strategy 11, “Place language in meaningful context,” would work well here, because poetry is all about the language, even if it doesn‘t rhyme. UDL 1.1, “Offer ways of customizing the display of information,” would also work well here because Silverstein‘s poems are all over the place and poetry is very flexible in terms of how the words are displayed. This collection would be great for IR. (edited) 1mo
YvetteE I love this book! I so enjoyed his books when I was younger. It was nice to take a break from all the seriousness of life and live in Shel's fun mind. 1mo
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Come-read-with-me
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The words of Shel Silverstein always bring a smile to my face. He is truly a genius and we are so lucky to have his gift of words forever. Who would think that a poem about accidentally cutting off your own head would be so powerful. I didn‘t know that ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends‘ was his first book of poetry and contained over 100 poems and drawings. #NFNov. #TIL

wanderinglynn I love Shel Silverstein‘s poetry. ❤️ 1mo
Clwojick 9 pts. 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Cinfhen Best poetry collection EVER!!!!!!!! 1mo
CrowCAH A terrifying thought, the sidewalk ending! 1mo
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Kaylasarka

“And here we see the invisible boy
In his lovely invisible house
Feeding a piece of invisible cheese
To a little invisible mouse.”

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Kaylasarka

The drawings and illustrations in this book were amazing! And i love how it is all in black and white.

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Kaylasarka
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Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein was a book with numerous of different poems. There are poems where a boy turns into a TV set, and a girl eats a whale. They are very humorous for young children. There is not one topic for these poems they are just all very different from each other. I think kids would really enjoy listening to different stories of different people doing different things.

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destaneefolden

“A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed”

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destaneefolden

This was one of the first books I can ever remember reading. A bunch of old childhood memories came back to me while I was reading these poems. I would definitely use these in the classroom because they‘re charming and funny but also have good morals most of the time.

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destaneefolden
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This 1974 collection of poems is a childhood classic for me. It uses rhythm and rhyme to create almost a musical pattern in the poems. I like that the poems can be read individually and they‘re all succinct and short and sweet.

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abbychlosta

“A tree house, a free house, a secret you and me house.”

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abbychlosta

This is such a great piece of work. I love that the illustrations are in black and white it keeps things simple but his words make up for it. I want to have all of his collections someday.

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abbychlosta
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Where the Sidewall Ends by Shel Silverstein is a collection of poems. It was written in 1974. Anything Shel Silverstein writes I love. I really enjoy that he is such an abstract thinker, but portrays his thoughts in such a clear way. His illustrations are also fantastic and boost the whole story up. His sense on rhythm is amazing and flows so beautifully. I could be holed up reading his work all day.

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MaggieCarr
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Doesn't everyone grab their servers arms for a double-take? ♡♡♡

Soubhiville That‘s so cool!!! 2mo
vivastory One of my favorite childhood books 2mo
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AleciaM
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Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein is an amazing book full of great poems. The poem that I like the best is "Sick". This poem is about a little girl named Peggy who comes up with every excuse for being sick just so she doesn't have to go to school, until she finds out it is Saturday and she needs to go play. This poem would be a great starter for choral reading. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM This book would be great for beginner ESOL and simple enough for your lower level ESE children. The ESOL I chose is #21 record your lectures, presentations, and stories on audiotape, especially for new students who have very limited exposure to English. The UDL I chose is 1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/choosing-word-sum... 2mo
Lrobertson Great idea for your EL strategy! Audio tapes are a great tool for the students to listen while reading along with the book. I listen to audiobooks now all the time as an adult! 2mo
KristenScala Great post for a great book! I like the resource you picked as well, lots of great information included, especially under the “instructional plan” tab 2mo
DrSpalding You picked a high-quality resource for a wonderful poetry anthology. Use Silverstein‘s poems in your classroom in a variety of ways. 4h
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DogEaredBooks
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JackOBotts
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime great pick, i love Shel Silverstein 3mo
Rissa1 I love this book, and love reading it to my kids. Timeless. 3mo
JackOBotts Thanks, @somanybooks - my parents introduced me to him at a young age (~6). I agree, @Rissa1, it‘s been fun introducing him to my children. Such fun. 3mo
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britt_brooke
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My son read a few poems to his little friend before their soccer games today. He‘s had a tiny crush on her for a couple of years. 🥰 They‘re 7 so obvs, they‘re just buddies, but this is so adorable.

#raisingreaders

LeahBergen He‘s smooth! 😆😆 3mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen Total stud. 😂 3mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! 3mo
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sprainedbrain Oh how sweet! 😃 3mo
batsy Omg! My heart 💖 3mo
Tamra Adorable! 3mo
BookishClaire well this is stinking adorable 3mo
mrp27 Swoon! Still waiting to find a guy to read to me! 😆 3mo
UwannaPublishme Awwwww! 3mo
Cinfhen Nice moves xx my heart ♥️ 3mo
Megabooks That is so adorable!! 3mo
saresmoore 🥰 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Oooh, he‘s gonna be a heartbreaker! 3mo
britt_brooke @mrp27 🤣 Right?! 3mo
CallMeIshmael Dang hate the player hate the game 3mo
Suet624 Oh jeez, swoon material right there. 💕💕 3mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 🥰🥰🥰 3mo
Reviewsbylola 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
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Stacypatrice
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#7covers7days #covercrush

It‘s taken my a few days but here is my first cover @TorieStorieS 🙃 I loved escaping into this book as a child and the cover always made me think of the endless possibilities that the future could hold.

Handing off some cover fun to @jillannjohn if you have the time to show some cover love 💕

sudi Love this cover ❤ 3mo
Melismatic One of my faves as a kid too! 3mo
TorieStorieS I love this book!!! 3mo
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britt_brooke
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Reading a few poems before bed. 💚💚

#raisingreaders

Soubhiville I love this book! 3mo
britt_brooke @Soubhiville It‘s so fun to read aloud. My boys love it! I do, too. 3mo
Cathythoughts So lovely 3mo
Reviewsbylola 🥰🥰🥰 3mo
Suet624 Aww. 💕💕 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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TheSpineView Love it!💜 4mo
EH2018 This is a great one! 4mo
Bookishthoughts 😲👏 4mo
Bookishthoughts Interesting 4mo
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Apeacock12
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Where the Sidewalk Ends is one of my favorite P anthologies of all time. As a child I would spend hours reading over each of his fun poems. This could be a useful book to use for RT or AS. The poems in this book will bring a smile to children of all ages.
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/where-sidewalk-ends
This is a great website with different resources to bring into your classroom when covering this text.

Apeacock12 ESOL strategy 14 can be satisfied by reading poetry through the text slower before RT. UDL 5 can be satisfied through AS and RT. By giving students opportunities to express poems in different ways, it can be beneficial to ESOL students. #UCFLAE3414SU19 5mo
Bshelton27 I really liked your website you included with this book. I feel like piety is something that can be hard to teach to students because it‘s not as common. I love the picture as well! So creative! 5mo
carlenerubin This picture is so cute! I hope you read some of these amazing poems to the cow! I love Shel Silverstein! I think this book is a must for all classroom libraries! The link you shares was great and I will definitely be using it in my future classroom! 5mo
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DezireeLara I love Shel Silverstein and this particular book! I like the website you added and LOVE the cute pic! 5mo
alexialovesmith I LOVE THIS PICTURE! 5mo
DrSpalding You got some nice peer support on this one! Your image is engaging! ❤️🐮 Remember that choral reading and simple poetry read alouds work well with anthologies. 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“Eighteen Flavors” - Shel Silverstein

#poetrymatters #icecream

TheSpineView 💜🍦 5mo
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BeaG
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I needed a light read. These poems make me laugh and reminisce about teaching elementary. I teach high school now.

BookLitTiff Loved this book. My son just read this a few weeks ago. 5mo
BeaG @BookLitTiff That's awesome! 5mo
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eraderneely
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Starting my next book club pick!

RachelO That‘ll be really fun! 5mo
Readerann Ahh, I love these books. 5mo
eraderneely @RachelO @Readerann I haven‘t read it for 20 years. It‘s really interesting which poems I remember. It‘s not that many! 5mo
Nute What an awesome book club selection! 4mo
eraderneely @Nute I really like that book club. We pick a pretty wide variety of books. My favorite was The Secret Lives of Color. So unexpected and so much to talk about! 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 5mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i love Shel Silverstein, i ordered Where the Sidewalk ends last month off Thriftbooks 💙 5mo
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booklover3258
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I was never really into poems. I found this book at Goodwill and something in my head said... you should get this and read this. I was happy I listened to the little voice in my head. The poems were funny, dark and some disturbing... my cup of tea. No love and happy thoughts just weird little poems and illustrations I might add. I don't know if it's a book for everyone but it's for the weirdo in all of us.
I give this book 3 and a half stars.

wanderinglynn I love Shel Silverstein‘s books. ❤️ Where the Sidewalk Ends was one of my first introductions to poetry when I was a child. So happy you enjoyed it! 5mo
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DezireeLara
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The prestige Shel Silverstein is know for his poems and artwork that‘s associated with each poem. Silverstein is a great author to use for an AS. The amount of books and poems he has written for children can be researched by the students.
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http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/where-side... This link gives resources for the teacher on the author and on the book.

DezireeLara UDL Principle 6.2 on planning and development can be used for the steps that each student must complete during the AS. ESOL strategy 15 will be important for these students, repetition will be key for these students on learning the material and presenting facts in their AS. 5mo
DrSpalding Excellent! You started off so well. Wonderful post for a wonderful anthology!❤️📚 4mo
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Macker11
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This Book full of poetry is a great way to introduce fun and exciting poems to a class! I think doing choral reading with this book is a good idea because the students will have first hand comprehension of the humor. Students will love and laugh at all the poems in this book and be eager to write their own! This shows a wide variety of poems and can show the array of poems and topics the students can think about in their own poems. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Macker11 Using ESOL #8 and modeling how to read poetry and learning about rhythm can be beneficial for when you send the students to make their own. Once you read a couple, the class can read them chorally and get a feel for poetry. UDL 7.2 we can talk about relevance, value and authenticity of the poems and the poems we write. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/where-side... has multiple grade ideas 5mo
DrSpalding Choral reading is an excellent teaching method for use with poetry. Use this! 5mo
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jchawkins
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@Sunraven #treeproject

Shel Silverstein saved my sanity as a child. I don't know how many times I read his books. I had a lot of his poems memorized for years.

Sunraven My sister loved this book, too! I was more into fairy tales and epic fantasy and pioneer stories (which probably “saved” my sanity by making me seem only questionably sane 😆), and all I really remember from this book is the illustrations ... though I feel I should re-read it, because surely I remember at least a poem or two, hmm. 5mo
jchawkins @Sunraven Hahaha that's awesome. Yeah, I got into fantasy as I got into middle and high school, but these dark little poems were great. Phillip Pullman talked about this once...something about how it's important to acknowledge darkness to children. I should find that quote. (edited) 5mo
Sunraven IME that could be a statement about how adults often avoid what they think of as darkness more than a statement about kids, but I do have copious Thoughts on this subject, thanks to the perils of my brand of weird. 😆 I‘ve just noticed that adult fiction sometimes handles “darkness” shallowly, while YA classics sometimes bludgeon you like causing trauma is the goal. I always preferred the route where dark and light are both real, and balanced... 5mo
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Carolyn11215
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Adore this book of children‘s poetry. Can‘t fathom how many times I‘ve read it. #poetrymatters #flag @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Good one!🤩 5mo
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Lindseyraepalmx
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This fun, goofy book of poems is perfect for choral reading in class. The variety of types, rhymes, and funky drawings is a perfect assess to your classroom library.
Poem read aloud- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wnfKHfQtTQs
UDL- 1.1
EL- Provide auditory and visual manipulatives
#UCFSU19

Alexisjordan5 It can be hard to find good quality poems so it‘s great to have a book that has ton of them! 6mo
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raqueldonna
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P/ Grammy, ALA notable/AS RT
My favorite book of children's poems, I read this countless times as a child & would love to share it with my own future students as an intro into poetry
As someone who loves poetry I want to foster that in my students
Great teacher resources on the author's website: www.shelsilverstein.com/learning/#lessons-and-activities
UDL 7.2
ELL example poem in their native language to connect the idea of the genre
#UCFSU19

wanderinglynn I love Shel Silverstein. ❤️ 6mo
wanderinglynn What does UDL 7.2 mean? 6mo
Bookjunkie57 Some of my fondest memories are listening to these poems if we behaved well and cleaned up on time after art class in elementary school. I‘m glad to see teachers are still sharing this book with students. 6mo
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Alexisjordan5 I use to love reading the poems in this books when I was younger! Such great poems within this book! 6mo
raqueldonna @wanderinglynn we are doing this as a school project, this is a universal design for learning tool reference 6mo
raqueldonna @Bookjunkie57 I love that 😊 thanks for sharing! 6mo
wanderinglynn Ah, thanks! 👍🏻 6mo
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LittlePixels Oh my gosh, I love this book! So much that I bought it for my oldest kiddo. He loved it so much (he's grown now) that he bought a copy for his little sister. Her copy is now well-worn and loved. 😍 (edited) 6mo
JoScho @LittlePixels yes! I love that. My mom raised us on Shel 🖤 (edited) 6mo
Eggs Love Shel!!! 6mo
Gissy ☺️ 6mo
JoScho @Eggs @Gissy such great books! 6mo
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megansimon

“I will not play tug o‘war. I‘d rather play hug o‘war.”

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I loved this as a kid, and now it seems kind of like a strange nook to me, but I think kids would still enjoy reading it.

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megansimon
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The premise of the book is where the sidewalk ends, the story of this made up world begins. Funny stories of crazy characters are in the poems. It‘s sure to entertain children.

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Kcallihan
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#lae3414 “Where the Sidewalk Ends” is a beautiful poetry book by Shel Silverstein. This book travels from a dirty city to a magical world where very bizarre and hilarious things occur. This book was one of my favorites growing up and I know it has made a huge impact on children everywhere. This lesson plan provides ways to

Kcallihan Have students make connections and inferences to the poem: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Where-the-Sidewalk-Ends-Lesson-Plans.... The teaching strategy I would use for this book would be dramatic re-enactment (DR) because since the story is so entertaining, the kids would really enjoy this. The UDL I would use would be 8.3, “foster collaboration and community” because by doing the DR, students 8mo
Kcallihan will get closer to one another and have to form a welcoming community. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #2, “promote cooperation” because the students together can cooperate to infer what will happen next in the book. 8mo
DrSpalding While I am sure that TPT has a good resource, going straight to the poet‘s website is always best. Silverstein‘s especially is of the highest quality. 8mo
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