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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page
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A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Read Aloud Informational Text).
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destaneefolden
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

“If you're a skunk, you lift your tail to warn that a stinky spray is on the way.“

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destaneefolden
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

I thought this was a really cute and informative story! I think that younger and older kids would love this story just the same. I think that the story was structured well and the language was concise and easy for children.

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destaneefolden
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This nonfiction and Caldecott winner, was a great interactive story! This book talks about how different animals use their body parts. This story has a different layout for almost every page, and helps keeps the reader intrigued. The information is interesting and it helps that it was paired with awesome artwork.

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I liked the one of the skunk becuase the words were placed in a different way then the others

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cparsley
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

I would use this book with kindergartners because they‘re very interested in animals and would benefit from it

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cparsley
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page
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This is a nonfiction book. This book was useful for children learning true facts about animals and what they do with their bodies

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Dandan0131
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This nonfiction book uses pictures of different animal parts to teach you what animal they belong to and how they use them. The information is clearly structured and the language is vivid and easy to understand.

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Dandan0131
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

I would use this book in my classroom because it would be a great book to introduce non fiction to young children.

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Dandan0131
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

“What do you do with a nose like this.“

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Juliafass
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

“ If youre a blue-footed booby, you do a dance. If you're a water strider, you walk on water.“

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Juliafass
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

This is a great way to incorporate nonfiction and educational reading in the classroom. I love how it doesn't feel like informational text. A lot of fun elements still in this book.

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Juliafass
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Published in 2003 this nonfiction book won the Caldecott honor. I love this interactive book to read with kids that is sooo informative but also really fun and interesting. The pictures are lively and the information is perfect for teaching kids about animals.

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abbychlosta
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

“If you‘re a scorpion, your tail can give a nasty sting.”

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abbychlosta
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

This book was super interesting and informative. It has neat illustrations and could be used to teach children about body parts and animals.

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abbychlosta
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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins is a piece on nonfiction. It was published in 2003. This book is super informative on a bunch of different animals and what they‘re body parts do. There is a glossary in the back for more reference. This book can also be started on any page so it is easy for the kids to jump in and learn what they want.

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AleciaM
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A great NF Caldecott honor book, What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins illustrated by Robin Page. This book talks about what different animals do with their ears, nose, mouth, eyes, and tails. UDL for this book is 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of information. ESOL I would use is 20 list the important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM This is a great book to tie into a science lesson, or just have in your library for those inquisitive readers.
https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60536
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DrSpalding This post is a bit brief however you have attached a helpful resource from our Florida department of education. You are correct, this would be a wonderful book to include in a science lesson about animals and their parts! 1mo
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hmarkins
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

“If you're a mole, you use your nose to find your way underground.“

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hmarkins
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

I could read this book for many different purposed throughout the classroom. Maybe during a transitional period?

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hmarkins
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page
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I like this book because it helps children understand more about animals, like their body parts and what they do with them.

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Camrynm
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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This is a wonderful NF PB written by Steve Jenkins and illustrated by Robin Page. This is a Caldecott Honor book that would be great for a S in your PK-5th class. This PB is a great educational book for children to learn about all of the different animals and what the animals can do with each of their body parts. It is also a great interactive book for the students and teacher to engage in. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The UDL principle I would use would be 4.1: Vary the methods for response and navigation. The teacher can allow the children to make the animal noises, and to get up and act like the animal. The students can have a lot of fun learning about the different animals. The EL strategy I would use would be 22: Give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions. 3mo
alexblanco This book seems like a great book to use when you‘re teaching your students about different animals! I like the lesson plan you included! 3mo
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sbombasi This seems like a great book for students to reflect in the real world of these animals and learn more info about them! 3mo
AlyssaB Very cool for students to see and reflect on animals. Would be great for a science lesson 3mo
kradebaugh I do love books about an animals. I do know from experience that kids love animals and it always helps kids to learn when they can relate to something that they like. 3mo
ebrown I love how this book can be integrated into other subjects in the classroom :) 3mo
ArianaG This book looks so cute 😍 really would love to read it! 3mo
DrSpalding This is high-quality nonfiction that integrates language arts and science. 1mo
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#MiaCat with first grade #WitAndWisdom module 2 books #CatsofLitsy

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alexialovesmith
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What Do You Do with A Tail Like This? (NF) written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins & Robin Paige. This Caldecott honor book explores many different animals. Through the story students are exposed to the many traits animals have including their ears, eyes, mouth, noses, tails, etc. and explains what they do with each. This would make a great RA.

alexialovesmith However, after reading this book aloud I would hand out the following activities and have students PR and complete them together (UDL8.3) https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/17-18/biggest-strongest-fastest... This amazing scholastic activity utilizes ELS50 by using a KWL chart and providing comprehension checks. This book is awesome! #ucflae3414su19 6mo
Macker11 This is such a good way to make students observant and realize the differences that we may have! I love the Scholastic resource and having students make predictions! Going to have to check out this book! 6mo
DrSpalding This was one of my teach live read aloud choices. Excellent book that is a great example of quality nonfiction. ❤️📚 5mo
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cjegolden99
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

Caldecott Honor Book. This is a great book for children to read in a classroom. It‘s informative but also super fun with lots of things for the children to point out. I‘m sure there‘s a lot of different activities you can do with this book.

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cjegolden99
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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, 2003. This is a wonderfully illustrated book. It uses paper cut outs to illustrate each of the animals and is informative and fun. And it has a section in the back for learning about the animals more if you want to know more which is really great and can jump start a child‘s interest.

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sboynt
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This Caldecott Honor Book is a nonfiction book that teaches students‘ important facts about different animals and their unique characteristics. This is an excellent book to include in lessons about animals, nature, and the environment. Beautifully illustrated and written in a way to keep all readers engaged. A must have for your classroom library. #UCFLAE3414SP18

sboynt If focusing on a GR strategy for this book, http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60536 is a great lesson to analyze the book and learn more about nonfiction text. RA, S, PR, and IR are all strategies that could be utilized for this book. Both UDL 8.3 to foster collaboration and community and EL 2 to promote cooperation (small groups) are implemented in this activity by creating partner groups for certain objectives. 2y
DrSpalding I‘ve had the pleasure of meeting this author. Another excellent post that includes the essential elements. You are very thoughtful when aligning your principles and strategies. Keep it up. 2y
sboynt @DrSpalding the principles and strategies are such important parts of this project! 2y
DrSpalding They are! 2y
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Beths
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Readers get to explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, feet, and tails in this NF story. This story is a great interactive book that encourages predicting. It has won a Caldecott award. This would even be a great RA before a science lesson.

Beths I found this resource that aligns the book with common core standards http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60536 UDL 3.2 highlight big ideas and EL 32 use students in pairs or groups for projects align with this lesson and story. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
hannahl I have never read this book before, but it seems very interesting! I really like the activity that you had attached. I think it is so important to have activities that align with the core standards so you know you're following what you're supposed to. Good job! 2y
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JuliaMurra
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This NF Caldecott honor book by Steve Jenkins would be great for a RA. On one page, you are shown just one part of various animals, and on the next page, you are told what these animals do with that body part. It's a great informational text that even taught me many things! At the end of the book it goes into more detail about each animal.

JuliaMurra Using this lesson plan http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60536 I would choose EL 2 promoting cooperation in both small groups and partnered pairs. I'd also use UDL 3.2 Highlighting patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. This would be a great lesson plan for teaching the main idea and supporting details. #ucflae3414f17 2y
Floribelg It's creative how the author chose to talk about tails but I like that it's an informational text. I think kids will enjoy working together while reading this book! 2y
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Angiepuc
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This NF book builds suspense by only showing you a nose, tail, ears and so on and then tells you what animal it is and their special characteristic. The end of the book even tells you more about the animals. This audio has a bearded dragon with you reading! https://youtu.be/kRVA9NlHyss #ucflae3414su17

Elizabethhunt96 This book sounds really fun to read! It's hard to find non fiction books that are engaging and this sounds like a good one! I like your video resource too! 3y
Ashleywwolfe Oh my gosh, the link was awesome that you shared! And a NF option that actually sounds engaging and fun is always appreciated! 3y
DrSpalding Who wouldn't want to read with Bernard, the bearded dragon? Excellent link to compliment this Caldecott award winning book! 3y
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This book was another interesting nonfiction read by Steve Jenkins that explores animals. It is fun having students guess the animals based on the features given and it is harder than it looks on some pages! Visit Steve Jenkins website for more about him and his other books. http://www.stevejenkinsbooks.com/
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KennadyM I used to read that book to my little cousins and they loved it. Great resource too! 3y
DrSpalding This is another excellent nonfiction read aloud. Selecting books that are award winners, will be beneficial to your students' education. 3y
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NicoleMaltby
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This nonfiction picture book teaches young readers about various different aspects of animals with facts. For example, it goes through "what do you do with eyes like this.. nose like this.. mouth like this.." and shows kids different animals and what they actually use all of those aspects for.
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?CategoryID=9482&VideoID=34368
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Alisoncavicchi I love that you posted about this book, as I personally find interesting informational texts to be more difficult to find for read-alouds! Your resource would be excellent for all students, as it seems to effectively engage all learning styles and is appropriate for all reading levels! Thanks for sharing this one:) 3y
DrSpalding I agree with Allison and your website is such a great tool to use in the classroom! 3y
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Penelope
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Loved reading this to my son. Also has encyclopedic descriptions of animals depicted in the book. We must have read it 50 times.🙃

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Peddler410
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My daughter's favorite? The horned lizard who shoots blood out of it's eye. Found this several years ago as a Kolh's Cares for Kids selection. That led to many more Steve Jenkins books. I love his art!

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