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Knuffle Bunny
Knuffle Bunny | Mo Willems
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After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing.
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cassandram
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Knuckle Bunny is a RF book by Mo Willems that has won a Caldecott in 2005. It shares the story of Trixie and her dad taking a trip to the laundromat and leaving behind her beloved stuff animal. The images in the book are so unique because it combines photographs of Brooklyn with cartoon drawings. This is such an adorable story that would be great for a simple IR. Or if you wanted to incorporate a lesson plan with this hook this site #ucflae3414f19

cassandram Is great https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/knuffle-bunny-.... For a UDL principle I would use 3.2 by highlighting patterns within the story, such as text bubbles. Then for the ESOL strategy I would use 4 which links lesson to students prior knowledge. This could be to ask students when was a time they lost something super important to them. 2mo
DrSpalding You selected high-quality books and high-quality resources such as Scholastic. This would be an excellent story for students to make text to self connections. 1mo
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JennaMichelleCohn
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This RF book won Mo Willems the 2005 Caldecott Honor. Trixie goes to the laundromat with her dad when she realizes her beloved stuff bunny is missing. This book would be great for RA and S. ESOL strategy 9, “Teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, time lines, etc.,” would work well here, especially if one were to conduct a lesson on the beginning, middle, and end of a story. #ucflae3414f19

JennaMichelleCohn When focusing on beginning, middle, and end, UDL 3.2, “Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships,” and 6.3, “Facilitate managing information and resources,” would work well. http://pigeonpresents.com/content/uploads/2017/08/knuffle_teachguide.pdf this guide comes from Mo Willem‘s site itself, and focuses on diving deep and really understanding the story from the author and illustrator himself. 2mo
Tinks This book remind me of when my daughters lost their stuffed babies and were devastated over it. I am definitely going to look into this book. 2mo
DrSpalding I have not seen this as a storytelling but I think it would work quite well! There are so many text to self connection that children will make with this realistic fiction title. Excellent alignment. You could not have picked a better resource. 1mo
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shannontevis
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“Aggle Flaggle Klabble!” This is what Trixie says to her dad when she realizes her knuffle bunny is lost. Her dad doesn‘t understand her and thinks she is just being fussy.

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shannontevis
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This is a story almost every kid can relate to. It‘s about a little girl loosing her favorite stuffed animal.

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shannontevis
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Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems 2004. Caldecott Honor. This was one of my favorite books growing up! The pictures in this book are very unique. Willems uses black and white pictures of Brooklyn New York and uses his own illustrations over top.

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hmarkins
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“the whole family ran down the block. and they ran through the park. they zoomed passed the school. and into the laundry mat. they looked, and looked, and looked, and looked.“

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hmarkins
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the illustrations and story line is so good!

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hmarkins
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This is such a relatable story for children because most kids have an item, like knuffle bunny, that they're attached to.

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sarabellini
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“Where‘s knuffle bunny?”

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sarabellini
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I like how the illustrator made Trixie‘s eyes huge and you can tell the emotions of her just by her expression.

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cparsley
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I liked this page. it has really unique illustration and mixed media

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cparsley
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This would be good i think for kindergarteners because they often have a special stuffed animal or blanket that would be awful to lose for them

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cparsley
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This is an award winning book. I liked knuffle bunny and thought it was very relatable especially to younger kids

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monalyisha
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My professor asked us all to create blogs, where we‘ll post our homework & assignments. (Happy to share mine if folks are interested; I‘m proud of my design theme but there‘s not much on it yet). Our first assignment is to write about a favorite picture book. I haven‘t written the entry yet but I decided to go with “Knuffle Bunny.” This meant that I wandered into a laundromat & weirdly did a quick photo shoot even though I had no laundry to do. 😅

monalyisha Note: It‘s not *much* easier to choose a favorite picture book than it is to choose a favorite book altogether. “Knuffle Bunny” is definitely up there in terms of read-alouds but I‘m not saying it‘s my hands-down fave. “Interrupting Chicken” is also a strong contender — maybe a little bit ahead of KB, tbh. I just think KB will make for a more interesting blog post. 😉 (edited) 4mo
NHLibrarian I‘m not a children‘s librarian in any way, but when I have to fill in, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole is one of my favorites. Also Mustache Baby and I Ain‘t Gonna Paint No More. 4mo
LibrarianRyan I love this. I like the weird titles like I really want to eat a child, all the Walter the farting dog books, and Who pooped on my head (actually titled the mile who went in search of a who done it). 4mo
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monalyisha @LibrarianRyan Along similar thematic lines, I just read “The Book That Eats People” to a bunch of 4th & 5th graders today. 🙌🏻 4mo
LibrarianRyan @monalyisha I LOVE that one. 4mo
MeganAnn I‘d love to read your homework blog! 😘 Some favorites from when my son was little are The adventures of Beekle, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, and I Need My Monster... I think I might still have them all memorized😆 4mo
Tamra Cute 4mo
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k.gauze
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“Where‘s Knuffle Bunny?”

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k.gauze
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This book is so cute and shows that communication isn‘t always with words. The young girl uses all sorts of things to communicate to her dad that Knuffle Bunny is missing. The pictures are great as well! 10/10

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k.gauze
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Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems is a fantastic story! This award winning book is about a young girl and her dad. They go to the laundry mat and she loses her stuffed bunny. The illustrations are wonderful. They are real photographs with cartoon drawings.

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jkraynak
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“And those were the first words Trixie ever said”

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jkraynak
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I remember reading this in school as a child. I always loved the realization pictures with the drawings on top of them. it‘s unique!

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jkraynak
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This is a cute story about a baby (Trixie), her father, her mother, and her beloved knit for bunny. Her family comes into a sticky situation when they realize they lose the loved bunny somewhere along the way to the laundry mat, and that their daughter is going to be very upset without it. Luckily, the dad rushes back to find it in the wash. The story ends on a happy note with Trixie sharing her first words- KNUFFLE BUNNY!!!

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Allierd22
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“KNUFFLE BUNNY! And those were the first words Trixie ever said.”

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Allierd22
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Something I love about this book is how it goes from beginning very calm and happy, goes to chaos, and then back to happy again. It is such a fun story!

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Allierd22
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“Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems is an attention grabber from start to finish! It is a perfectly cute and hilarious representation of what happens when a child loses their favorite toy. Definitely a book that children would love to enjoy in the classroom

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Hestapleton
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I love Mo Willems and this doesn‘t disappoint. I love the sharp color illustrations against black and white photographs. I also appreciate how clearly this book describes the frustration of a child not being able to communicate their distress or not being understood. #a2z #BBRC

LibrarianRyan Love this book. 7mo
Rissa1 This was one of my kid's favorites. 7mo
rretzler Mo Willems is great! 7mo
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kateschaeffer
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when tricked stuffed bunny gets left behind at the laundry mat missing plaything panic ensues. the chaos is high teens when trixie who can not yet talk attempts to tell her parents.

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kayleaallison
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“Knuffle Bunny”

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kayleaallison
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I like how this story combines real images and drawings

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kayleaallison
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Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems is a Caldecott award winning book. Trixie, her dad and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the laundromat. During their adventure, trixie leaves knuffle bunny at the laundromat. This story is cute and younger children will love it.

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ally11301
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This TL book won the Caldecott Award. It‘s such a realistic book about a child losing their favorite teddy bear. It was a cute book to read and kind of funny. Her first words happened to be “Knuffle Bunny”! This would be a good book to do as a RT.

Author: Mo Willems
Illustrator: Mo Willems

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ally11301 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/knuffle-bunny-... This website has a lesson plan that could be useful for this book (edited) 10mo
ally11301 An ESOL strategy that can be aligned to this book would be #15 which is to reinforce the key ideas presented again and again, such as when Trixie was blabbing and making a scene because she lost her teddy bear. It gave the idea that something was wrong which will help ESOL students! 10mo
ally11301 An UDL that aligns would be 3.1 because it gives background knowledge to kids who remembered having a teddy bear that they love/loved. 10mo
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Kcallihan I love this book! I think that the colorful images against the dark backdrop not only helps to emphasize the important parts in the story but also is entertaining for the children to look at. I love this book choice!! I think you picked a good UDL because most kids will he able to remember losing a stuffed animal/something important to them that they loved. 10mo
hkeiger No Willems is one of my favorites!! Definitely will read 10mo
DrSpalding This could make a wonderful, simple readers theater. You should create it! 9mo
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CassidyCantrell
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This would be a good book to read to a child that may be emotionally attached to something so they can realize it would be okay to give up their possession

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CassidyCantrell
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The trip to the laundry mat takes a turn once she realizes something was left behind, her bunny!!!
-caldecott

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cjegolden99
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“KNUFFLE BUNNY!!! And those were the first words Trixie ever said.”

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cjegolden99
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Caldecott honor book. This story is great for very young kids. It tells a story that many young children can relate to, has wonderful illustrations, and a cute happy ending that all children are sure to enjoy.

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cjegolden99
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Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, 2004. The combination of black and white photographs and original illustration really sent this book into reality. It tells a relatable story in a real and relatable setting. While simple, the story is cute and humorous and realistic.

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cathysaid
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1. Harriett the Spy
2. Usually involved books or pets.
3. Weeding the garden. In the summer. In Georgia. 🥵
4. My brother‘s toys 😈
5. Anything written by Mo Willems, like the all the Pigeon books and Elephant & Piggie.

This was fun @wanderinglynn !
#HelloThursday

Trashcanman I see your face. 12mo
cathysaid @Trashcanman 😂😂😂 12mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 12mo
LeslieO My #1 and #5 are the same as your.🙂 12mo
cathysaid @LeslieO You have amazing tastes! 🤪 12mo
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GGallegos
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This RF is a Caldecott winner, and very worthy of it. The theme of this book is understanding. In the book Trixie forgets her by my at the laundry mat and tried to tell her dad. The problem is Trixie can't talk yet so her dad has to drag her back home. When they arrive home the mom figures out knuffle bunny is missing. This would be a great RA or OR for students to ready to each other.

GGallegos http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/have-journal-will... This link helps you to promote reading at home with the family and this would be a great book for it! UDL principle 3.1 as this book is very relatable to students depending on the community. ESOL strategy 4 as this book would link to the real world. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
ERodriguez I read this book , I loved the illustrations. the children will enjoy seeing the photographs. 1y
DrSpalding You have done a nice job of summarizing the text. What is OR? Be sure to proof. 1y
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ERodriguez
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Knuffle Bunny by Mo Williams A Caldecott Honor book. This RF book really made me laugh. Is about a toddler called Trixie, they go to the laundromat. Going home she realize she lost her bunny. She yells , goes out of control. They finally find the bunny inside the washer. The book‘s illustrations where mostly photographs of the places , which it made it more descriptive. Great book for k-3 to Kindergarten.

ERodriguez I would RA to class. After while re-reading , engage with the class in a conversations of what they might say in that situation.The student will have copies of speech bubbles and will replace with their own words.Great activity . https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/knuffle-bunny-... (edited) 2y
ERodriguez EL8/Use direct instruction: modeling, explaining, scaffolding,name the strategy and how to use it. UDL 2.2/Clarify vocabulary and symbols. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 2y
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AndreaG
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This Caldecott Award award winning book by Mo Willems would be fantastic for RA or DR in grades K-2. This book is visually stunning and written in a fun and engaging manner students will love. I would use this to teach sequence of events. The book tells the story of Trixie‘s lost “lovie,” Knuffle Bunny and what her parents must do to find it. This book would work well for DR because of the hilarious drama in this story. #ucflae3414sp18

AndreaG This is a link to a lesson plan focused on empathy, which is something that could easily be taught with this book. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/knuffle-bunny-... 2y
AndreaG ELL strategies 2, 14, 16, 17. UDL: 3.2, 3.3 (edited) 2y
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Mc_cart_ny
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I hope everyone is having a Hoppy Easter! 🐰

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kylamarie5
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Knuffle Bunny is a cute Realistic Fiction (RF) that would be great for an independent read (IR). This book is about knuffle bunny going on an adventure that no one saw coming😉 This is a great IR for a child in Kindergarten because they are just learning how to read. This book is short and has amazing pictures to help show emotion (notice the caldecott seal).
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kylamarie5 http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/supportin...
There are some very useful strategies on this website that teachers can utilize to support their students as they read independently.
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kylamarie5 UDL: 7.1- Optimize individual choice and autonomy
8.3- Foster collaboration and community
EL: 26- Maintain a library of supplementary books and workbooks written in simple English, which offer additional illustrations for problems
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Jeffersleighann This sounds like it would be a great book for ELL students in elementary because it is simple English. Sounds like it would be great in a classroom library! 2y
KhyaraN Your UDL strategy 8.3 it‘s such a great point that creates more engagement between the students 2y
morganhillman This book sounds so cute! I think kids just learning how to read would love it and be engaged! I‘m definitely going to check this out. 2y
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amyqualk
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The adorable Caldecott award winning F book is about a little girl who has a bunny that gets put in the washing machine. She tries to tell her dad but she can't speak yet so he has no idea what she is trying to say to him. I don't want to ruin this story for anyone but it is a wonderful book that you should read. https://buggyandbuddy.com/knuffle-bunny-art-project-for-kids/ takes you to a cute assignment that students can make their own bunny.

amyqualk I would use UDL 3.4 support memory and transfer and ESOL 8 Use direct instruction: modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and show how to use it. I would ask my students questions through the story. This would be great for a DR or RA. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
CaseyL I also posted about this book. I used a similar teaching strategy and I said it would be fun to use a RT! A DR would also be really cool for this RF story! 2y
ashley.v I love this book. I read it to the little girl I babysit all the time and she loves the parts where the little girl is trying to tell her dad that they forgot the bunny 2y
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dakotap
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I was given this book by Dr. Spalding herself. And i am so glad i picked this one! This book is a simple read for younger children and it talks about trixie and how she loses her bunny during a trip to the laundromat. This book is a great storytelling book for younger elementary since it is a very simple read.

dakotap I would use EDL 9.3, Develop self-assessment and reflection. I would use this in class so that students can, after the reading is done, self assess and comprehend what the main idea of the story was and what it was about. I would also use ELL 6, contiually monitor students' comorehension 2y
dakotap I would use ELL 6 alongside EDL 9.3 to make sure they comprehend the topic of the book. 2y
dakotap #ucflae3414f17 This link will take you to a book trailer for knuffle bunny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVtNkRgKr2w 2y
DrSpalding Love the music behind this trailer. Great choice. 2y
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farynantenucci
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This RF by the famous author Mo Willems is a Caldecott Honor award winner. The comical story follows Trixie and her dad on a trip to the laundromat where her very special Knuffle bunny is left behind. You could easily assign an AS on Willems because of his numerous great works. UDL 2.1 clarify vocab and symbols. EL 4 link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge #ucflae3414f17

farynantenucci This is an awesome author study for Mo Willems. Great to present to class and expose students to the other great award winning works written by Willems.
http://edu.glogster.com/glog/mo-willems-author-study/2istfalvclb
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ashlinisme
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Best bookmarks I‘ve ever found in a trash box

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CaseyL
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Knuffle Bunny is a RF, 2005 Caldecott honor book that I would love to use for RT. This book is the story of toddler Trixie and her daddy as they go to the laundromat and lose Trixie's stuffed animal, Knuffle Bunny. Since Trixie cannot speak yet, it is almost impossible for her to get out her concerns about the lost toy. This book would be fun for RT because of the language (ex: "Wumby flappy!")that Trixie uses when distressed about Knuffle Bunny.

CaseyL https://youtu.be/Xocyc_j3rOg this video shows an example of RT using the sequel to Knuffle Bunny, and you can learn more about RT and it's importance in fluency here http://www.readingrockets.org/article/readers-theater-giving-students-reason-rea... 2y
CaseyL UDL 5.3, build fluencies with graduated levels of support for performance, is part of RT because of the oral language requirements. EL 11, place language in a meaningful context, is being done in RT with this RF book because learners are given the opportunity to see the story acted out in front of them. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
DrSpalding Oh my! Two fabulous resources. You are the first to use the RT strategy. It is highly beneficial and a lot of fun for your students. Use this! 2y
AJones What a great idea! Last semester my students and I did a RT on "Where the Wild Things Are." It was fabulous and they absolutely loved it! And like you said it get students involved physically. Your RT strategies incorporates all MI theories. Great job and thanks for sharing. -Ashlie 2y
MorganH I love Knuffle Bunny! It‘s even better since Trixie cannot talk and so you can have the class predict what she‘s actually trying to say! EL 11 is a good choice for this book because of the language! 2y
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Chanelamber
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Mo Willems is probably my favorite author/illustrator. I truly love Trixie's personality and how her parents always come to the rescue when she has misplaced her Knuffle. This book is an amazing RF and here are some helpful activities that can be utilized in the classroom: http://www.pigeonpresents.com/teachersguides/knuffle_teachguide.pdf #ucflae3414su17

Jerricajay I love Mo's illustrations! I also really like your resource, and how it has discussion topics for a wide variety of topics, from examining the plot to understanding emotions and illustrations. 3y
DrSpalding Woo hoo! Go Mo! Use his books and this resource in your elementary classroom! 3y
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SamanthaPuglisi
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As with most books by Mo Willems, the Knuffle Bunny (RF) is a humorous & fun book that will definitely engage students. The storyline of a child losing their favorite stuffed animal is something all children can relate to. The images in the book are very cool, mixing up animated drawings with b&w photos. Lesson plan here: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/knuffle-bunny-... #UCFLAE3414su17

DrSpalding Excellent comments paired with an excellent resource. Scholastic being the largest producer of children's books, is a quality source to utilize with quality children's literature. 3y
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Gina
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I know knuffle isn't spelled the same but you have to admit that bunny does cause quite a commotion

RealBooks4ever Silly me! I always thought it was kerFLUFFle! 🤣🤣🤣 3y
Gina @RealBooks4ever hahaha that would be a better fit I think 3y
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Panpan

??Why is this a "cautionary tale"? Should we all be forewarned not to do laundry w/ toddlers who bring along beloved toys? Don't take a screaming kid home when they're pitching a fit unless you know why or you'll have to go all the way back when you finally realize the reason? Idk. I don't have kids. I have a dog & I'm a super helicopter dog mom so if he's crying the world stops until I know why. Then again I'm a whole other kind of crazy!