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Blueberries for Sal
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey
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What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A Caldecott Honor Book! Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one? With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948. "The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."School Library Journal, starred review. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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JennaMichelleCohn
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Robert McCloskey‘s book won the 1949 Caldecott Medal book for these great illustrations. This fantasy book follows a young boy (Sal) and his mother as they go blueberry picking. Little do they know, Mama bear and little bear aren‘t too far away, also in the mood for some blueberries. This would be great for PR and CR. #ucflae3414f19

JennaMichelleCohn ESOL strategies 6, “Continually monitor students‘ comprehension,” would work well here as well as 27 regarding text that is easier to read due to size and arrangement, due to the format and organization of the text. For this reason, UDL 1.1, “Offer ways of customizing the display of information,” would work as well. 1mo
JennaMichelleCohn https://www.teachervision.com/reading-instruction/blueberries-sal-robert-mcclosk... this site offers great guides to questioning before, during, and after reading. 1mo
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AleciaM
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Caldecott Honor Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey, is a great read aloud or partner reader. This book is about a little girl named Sal who goes picking blueberries with her mother. She ends up eating more than collecting and loosing her mother and following behind a mama bear. When the bear realizes that it is not her cub following her she is startled. This is a great book to teach about storing food for winter. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM ESOL and UDL that I have attached to this book are; 21 Record your lectures, presentations, or stories on audiotape, especially for new students who have very limited exposure to English, and 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information.

Teacher resources for this book are,
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/blueberries-sa...
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KristenScala This book looks SO cute! I can‘t wait to read it, great resource as well! 4w
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hmarkins
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“she heard another noise in the bushes and thought 'that is surely my mother and I will go that way. But it was little bears mother instead“

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hmarkins
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

I like that this book includes momma animals and baby animals, just like Sal and her mom.

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hmarkins
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I really liked this book. It was a good, light read that teaches small lessons to children.

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mack2799
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“Little Sal struggled along behind, picking blueberries and eating every single one.“

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mack2799
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Winner of the Caldecott Medal. It had a plot that is may not be plausible but it cute and interesting for a good read. it contains a good group of characters that help elaborate the story and compare to each other. showing different sides helped portray the overall outlook of the book and make it more enjoyable.

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mack2799
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

Cute story that talks about a bear and daughter getting separated from their moms while picking blueberries. I loved when they switched moms on accident and lost their way!

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meganslats
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“Little Bear” she said, “eat lots of berries and grow big and fat.”
This quote is short but I thought it was really cute.

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meganslats
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

This is a perfect simple book for children with short attention spans and who enjoy animal interaction. It is silly and fun!

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meganslats
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I really enjoyed this book because it was cute and mixed children with animals. This book shows that animals and humans can do similar things.

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ritakingston
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“Now Sal, you run along and pick up your own berries”

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ritakingston
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The illustrations urges children to compare and contrast by being careful about what they see.

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ritakingston
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Mehso-so

Won the Caldecott honor book. It‘s still relevant today and it‘s a good story because it urges children to build independence and mischief.

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Abby_Karagory
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“Kerplink, kerplank, kerplunk” (when the blueberries drop into the tin bucket.

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Abby_Karagory
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Sal going to pick blueberries in the field with her mother.

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Abby_Karagory
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The Caldecott winning book is a simple read about an accidental swap of a bear cub with a child “sal”. But how do they find their way back to their mothers in the end?

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jb72
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#bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #booknookherd
Week 3 check in
My reading has slowed down significantly, but I hope to be back on track this coming week. Scout is standing up on his own (lots of progress). Go team! Everyone is doing so good! You guys are an inspiration!
Read 1 book 📖
Meditate and gratitude 6 times
Walking more every day with new puppy 🐶
No soda at all this past week

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 5mo
kindergartenkat I'm just so glad to hear Scout is doing better! Dog is love! 5mo
Bklover Okay, I had to backtrack a few posts to see what happened to poor Scout! I‘m so happy to hear he‘s doing better. Do you still have the other puppy? Nose kisses to all the furbabies!❤️❤️ 5mo
Bklover Well, now I see the puppy in the pic. Yay! Plus you‘re walking the puppy. Sorry- it‘s late and I think I must be tired! (edited) 5mo
Crazeedi You're doing great! So glad to hear scout is improving!! 5mo
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TheBookHippie
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Blueberry donuts
Summer is approaching !!!

AlaMich Oh YUM!! 7mo
TheBookHippie @AlaMich sooooo gooood. 7mo
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kateschaeffer
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

this story is about budding independence and mischief. this book urges children to compare and contrast by careful observations through the illustrations.

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kateschaeffer
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when sal and her mother go blueberry picking they cross a curious bear cub and his mother. this mother and bear are hunting for food.

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megansimon
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“And Little Sal and her mother went down the other side of Blueberry Hill, picking berries all the way...”

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megansimon
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

The book is kind of slow and doesn‘t have a solid theme or good lesson but it‘s a cute story. Kids would be able to read this easily.

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megansimon
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The descriptive language is very well done. The illustrations are old-fashioned looking and really cute. Also the parallel stories of the bears and humans was a good addition to the story.

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sydneydaniels
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#lae3414sp19 The picture book “Blueberries for Sal” written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey (F) is a story about a little girl named Sal who goes blueberry picking with her mother and a little bear who goes blueberry picking with his/her mother. Both little ones get mixed up with the wrong mothers and find their real mothers again in the end.
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sydneydaniels This story would fit best as a Storytelling (S) because of the nature of the story, and how it is a parallel between Sal and the little bear. The UDLs I would use would be 1.1, 1.3, and 3.2. For ESOL strategies, I would focus on 3 and 16. 8mo
sydneydaniels A great lesson plan for this book is: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/blueberries-sa... it provides a discussion between the class to talk about the feelings of all the characters in the story. 8mo
DrSpalding Another sweet/older story. Remember to elaborate on your universal design and English learner strategies. 7mo
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marypeyton
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“...she picked more berries and dropped one in the pail- kuplunk! And the rest she ate.”

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marypeyton
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

The story is sweet because the babies of each mother are all similar and act similar to young children so the book is relatable.

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marypeyton
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Blueberries for Sal is a Caldecott story written by Robert McCloskey. The characters include a little girl named Sal and her mother. Animals and their mothers also became characters. The setting was in a blueberry field. This story is cute and funny and I would definitely share it with future students.

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Miadolce
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“She hadn‘t gone very far before she heard a kuplink! kuplank! kuplunk!”

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Miadolce
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Panpan

I personally was not a fan of this book. The illustrations were very detailed and I liked the mostly white and navy theme, but I was not a fan of the plot at all.

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CassidyCantrell
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

“Now Sal, you run along and pick your own berries” - said her mother

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CassidyCantrell
Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey

This reminds me so much of my childhood. Would be a great bed time story for young children

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CassidyCantrell
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Caldecott
Sal went to blue berry hill to pick blueberries to eat for the winter.

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Lynnsoprano
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1. My grandmother gave me this and read it to me every time we slept over at her house.
2. Pie. Baking and eating. I make a pretty mean scratch crust, if I do say so myself 😎
3. Cooking and gardening
4. Somewhere in the English countryside. Certainly somewhere cooler than South Florida😂 I do love Somerset.
5. 😘😘
#friyayintro

Cathythoughts I love gardening too .... most of the time anyway 😊 14mo
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