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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers | Mordicai Gerstein
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The story of a daring tightrope walk between skyscrapers, as seen in Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat.The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal, the winner of the 2004 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books, and the winner of the 2006 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video.
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agreco1925

“But most of all he loved to walk and dance on a rope he tied between two trees.”

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agreco1925

I would use this in my classroom because the plot is unexpecting and will keep readers on their toes.

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This award winner uses illustrations to really bring out the text and keep the readers interested in what's going to happen next. The illustrator uses a unique technique that helps make this book original and engaging.

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taylorscalfaro
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This book became an award winner for winning the Caldecott Medal and it completely deserved it. The illustrations are stunning and definitely adds so much meaning behind the text and topic. It is a great resource to teach about a tough topic.

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taylorscalfaro

I would definitely use this book in a classroom because is balances between a whimsical story of a man tightrope walking and a tragedy. It presents information in a way that is not scary to young kids.

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taylorscalfaro

“But most of all he loved to walk and dance on a rope he tied between two trees.”

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keetoncarter

A cool little historical book that also just happens to be a caldecott winner.

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keetoncarter

If he saw two towers, he had to walk! That's how he was.

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I remeber reading this story years back in school. Looking back on it now, I know that I did not appriciate this caldecott winner for what it was. The pictures are not too vast and there are not that many on each page, but those are only positive points because it helps shape each page.

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shannontevis

“He looked not at the towers but at the space between them and thought, what a good place to put a rope“ I really liked this quote from the book and think it would get kids excited to continue reading.

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shannontevis

I would read this book around September 11th. Around this time, kids are hearing a lot of sad and sometimes scary stories about this day, and this book provides a different narrative. Instead, it shows children a crazy part of history that took place at the towers.

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“The Man Who Walked Between the Towers“ by Mordicai Gerstein, 2007. Caldecott Honor Award. I remember reading this book as a kid and loving it! Each illustration is very colorful and looks like they were shaded in with colored pencils.

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I read this book every year in honor of 9/11 to my Kindergarten class. It illustrates the story of Phillippe Petit, who walked between our twin towers.

When I said they're no longer there, all my class asked why? And I said they fell down; sometimes bad things just happen.

My one student said "well I'm glad Phillippe had already walked across that rope or he would have been really hurt."

I‘m choking up just thinking about that. How innocent.

Macker11 Love love love this book! 4mo
Blaire This is a wonderful book and the documentary man on a wire is also very good. 4mo
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mollywimmers1

“As long as he stayed on the wire he was free

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mollywimmers1

I liked the story line! He wanted to do something so he found a way and succeeded!

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Mehso-so

I liked this book but did not love it. I thought there was good meaning behind it of going for your dreams, being free when being your self and determination! The illustrations were amazing, I liked the pages that pulled out

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The Man Who Walked Between The Towers (B) written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein - This Caldecott award winning book is crazy! Being that I‘ve never heard this story before, I was shaking in my seat when a Briston was reading it aloud for her storytelling. It is a story about a man, Philippe Petit, that literally walked on a rope between the two towers of the world trade center.

alexialovesmith The illustrations are wonderful, and I think students would really enjoy a technological S, like the one Briston shared with the class (UDL2.5) Since this book mentions the twin towers, reading this around 9/11 would be an excellent way talk about history! Doing so would incorporate ELS4. http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/manwhowalked.html The link provides pointers to use during a S or RA. 6mo
alexialovesmith It talks about things you should mention to your students and things to make sure they notice, as well as various activities associated with the story. #ucflae3414su19 6mo
DrSpalding You have such a passion for books! You truly take it all in, during class and are applying this learning to these posts. I love it 6mo
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cjbattiste

“As long as he stayed on the wire, he was free.”

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The illustrations really show Philippe‘s movement and motion. I also love the dedication and tribute to the Twin Towers.

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Mehso-so

I think I liked this book because it shows how different people feel “freedom”...it encourages children to follow their dreams. It also shows the measures someone will go to follow their dreams.

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Makenziebrumfield

“Now the towers are gone. But in memory, as if imprinted on the sky, the towers are still there. And part of that memory is the joyful morning, August 7, 1974, when Philippe Petit walked between them in the air.”

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Makenziebrumfield

This book encourages others to pursue their passions no matter what and to do what makes them feel free. I love how this book has pages that open up to make the pictures larger and more meaningful.

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I really enjoyed reading this book. I love the courage that Philippe shows in order to pursue his passions and what makes him feel “free”.

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"The Man Who Walked Between the Towers" is a Caldecott medal award winning book by Mordicai Gerstein. It is an NF book that I think would be good for Storytelling. It follows the story of a street performer Phillipe Petit who tight rope walked between the Twin Towers in New York. I remember reading this book when I was in elementary school, specifically the illustrations! #LAE3414sp19

alexandracarpenter A UDL standard for this book is 1.1 - "offer ways of customizing the display of information". The illustrations show what happened from many perspectives! 11mo
alexandracarpenter An ESOL standard for this book is 30 - "encourage the use of.... drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships". Drawings and art could really aid in comprehension with this book, because it is such a visual book already! 11mo
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein is a wonderful HF that won a Caldecott Medal and would make a great RA. This book is about a man who is a type rope walker and plans to walk across the twin towers on a type rope. The plan is executed and they spend all night setting up the type rope. When morning comes, the city stop and stares at the man on the type rope between the twin towers.

JayaJ EL 4, link lesson topic to students prior knowledge and UDL 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge will work well with this book. Here is a great lesson on character traits https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/man-who-walked... #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
DrSpalding Again, a bit more detail regarding the excellent resource you have included would be helpful. Scholastic is a wonderful site. Nice job aligning your principles and strategies to meet the needs of all students. 1y
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This amazing NF book “The Man Who Walked Between The Towers” is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal and also the winner of the 2004 Boston Globe- Horn Book Award for Picture Books which would be great for LC. This is a true story of a man named Philippe Petit who uses a tightrope to walk between the World Trade Center Towers. This book has lovely paintings that draw the reader into the story.

Thayes1787 This book can be great to use when teaching students poetry or even historical events that really happened during SR. IR & PR would great strategies for teachers to take advantage of because it allows students to think and communicate with a partner or track their own thinking by predicting what will happen next. 2y
Thayes1787 There are some riming words and a poetic feel in this book that will help EL/ESOL students with vocabulary strategies 12- language and content & UDL 2.1 - clarify vocabulary and symbols. CR would be a great strategy to use for this as well! Having students write a poem about themselves after reading this is a great way to use the vocabulary words they heard in the story. (edited) 2y
Thayes1787 Http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/All-About-Me-Poems.html
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SierraC Hi Taylor, I read this book when I was in 5th grade and fell in love with it! I think this would be great book when covering historical fiction, and allowing students to to work with their peers. 2y
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordeci Gerstein is a H book that has won the Caldecott Medal. This book is about a French aerialist Philippe Petit who walked between the two twin towers in 1974. Filled with anticipation and wonder, this book is perfect for children that love books that will leave you wondering what will happen next. Because this picture book is a little lengthy and filled with some tier 2 and tier 3 words

Ryanne.H I would use this as a RA or PR so the book can be paused to discuss what happens periodically. This would be perfect for a social studies revolving historical lessons such as 9-11. I like this activity because sometimes it‘s good to give old fashioned activities that really require students to dig deep and think beyond the text. 2y
Ryanne.H https://www.pinterest.com/pin/222506037817128464/?amp_client_id=amp-cmvQAgKZyWpX... UDL 3.1 is perfect for students that might not know about 9/11. ESOL strategy 6 & 28 could be incorporated for understanding who Petit was and to make sure students are understanding the worksheet because it involves going back and re-reading the text. #UCFLAE3414SP18 2y
J.Cash I love this book and the story behind it. The movie was even a good pick. I think this book can be used to inspire students to create goals and set standards for themselves 2y
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"The Man Who Walked Between The Towers" by Mordicai Gerstein. A great book for students that gives a HF twist to a NF story. Gersteins book won a gold Caldecott award in 2004.

J.Cash I would suggest this book best be taught in partner reading PR or in a read aloud RA. This is a great book to talk about the authors point of veiw and a chance to teach students 4 or 5 words that may be unfamiliar to them. Another way this book can be read is in independent reading IR or is small literature circles LC.
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J.Cash All the lesson plans I found I felt did not do justice for this book. I suggest putting emphasis on all the measurements given throughout the book and have the students draw or list something similar to that size, as well as have students create and execute goals the way Philippe did (in a much safer and realistic way for students).
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GraceNeg I will definitely have to read this book 😊 2y
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Hervela.L I love your post and how much you put into it. I read this book for my teach live, and I fell in love with it. You could do so much with this book In almost every subject. 2y
AmeliaS21 I want to read this book so bad! Everyone keeps saying it‘s a great book (Plus Dr. Spalding chose it so it has to be amazing!!) I love that you came up with your own thing to focus on instead of choosing a lesson plan that doesn‘t do the book justice! 2y
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This Caldecott winner is a mix of HF and B. I ADORE this book for both its story and for how Petit is portrayed as a humble, courageous, free character. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers would make a great S, RA, RT, DR, or PR. http://www.plymouth.edu/eportfolio/artefact/file/download.php?file=86467&view=19.... This lesson plan helps students dissect the importance of the story, and it helps them take valuable notes on content.

erin.yarbrough The lesson plan would work well for ESOL students through encouraging the use of diagrams and drawings as aid to identify concepts (#30). This is also a UDL strategy of offering ways of customizing the display of information (1.1). 2y
DrSpalding I enjoyed your summary. He was humble and courageous… Or I should say is. Nice alignment and obviously this book can be used for both literary and social studies lessons. 2y
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Another Caldecott Award winning book that tells the story of Philippe Petit and his courageous walk between the Twin Towers in 1974. The story highlights Philippe‘s journey both to the wire and on the wire. Read the book to find out more about this inspiration story and it‘s ending. #UCFLAE3414SP18

sboynt RA, SR, IR, S, and DR are teaching strategies that could be used. After choosing RA to analyze the story, Scholastic's website provides a great lesson plan to go along with the story, https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/man-who-walked... UDL 2.5 to illustrate through multiple media and EL 17 to provide through audio visuals, demonstrations and body language emphasize the story for all learners 2y
DrSpalding I agree, this is an inspirational story that could be included in a social studies lesson or unit. Nice resource and alignment. 2y
sboynt @DrSpalding I loved everything about this book! Very excited to share it with others. 2y
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The Man Who Walked Between The Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein, is a HF that won the 2004 Caldecott medal that I would use in a RA, S, IR, SR, or PR. This book tells the story of a young French aerialist, Philippe Petit, who was determined to walk a cable wire between the twin towers. The ending of this story has an unpredictable ending that you must read to find out! #UCFLAE3414SP18

WendyV I think this book would be great for a social studies assignment since it is based off of a real event that happened in 1974! I found this amazing lesson plan for higher elementary grade level students to gain an understanding and appreciation of the Twin Towers which uses this book! https://betterlesson.com/lesson/499778/the-man-who-walked-between-the-towers 2y
WendyV I think using UDL strategy 3.1 is important when talking about the towers with students. It‘s helpful to activate what prior knowledge students have and to supply them with what background knowledge they need. I would also use EL strategy 9 with my students so they can take good notes on the topic and have a timeline of important events dealing with the towers. 2y
DrSpalding I can tell you are having fun with this assignment. Wonderful resource and I agree that this book would be an excellent tool to use in a history lesson. Well done Wendy! 2y
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The man who walked between the towers by Mordicai Gerstein a Historical Fiction (HF) also won a gold Caldecott medal. A true story about a man by the name of Philippe petit walked on a line between the towers of the World Trade Center. This book spoke on the determination and strength of Philippe, and the fun he had on the line before he was arrested. Teaching strategies IR, RA, and SR.

Hervela.L This book allow students to engage in math, reading, and language arts https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/man-who-walked... UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. I can couple is with ESOL 38. Assign short readings for homework. I would have the students go home and research about the 9/11 World Trade Center and on Philippe life. #UCFlae3414sp18 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding This book lends itself to a social studies lesson or unit. Excellent choice. This award winner is a tribute to the tragedy. 2y
morganhillman This book is an amazing story and such a fun one for children to read. I feel like younger students would totally love this book because of how risky and adventurous the main character is. The lesson plan you provided is very good for students to identify character traits! 2y
Hervela.L @morganhillman you hit it right on the head. It was an amazing book and I'm glad I was able to read it. 2y
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After having to read this many times over for teachlive, i have found this book to be a great educational tool on teaching children about the towers and what happened and to never give up on a dream. This book follows a man named Philippe and his dream to walk across the towers on a rope. This historical fiction book would be great to teach about peoples dreams and ambitions that led to major historical moments in history. #ucflae3414f17

dakotap I would use EDL 3.1, activate or supply background knowledge. This will help the students understand what the importance of this historical event was. I would also use ELL 4, link lesson topic to students prior knowledge. I would see what the students knows about the two towers and the significance behind them. 2y
Radams This is an awesome book, I read it for teach live as well. You included great UDL and EL strategies to enhance your lesson. One thing I‘m not quite sure about is whether it‘s considered HF or NF. I thought NF, but HF seems right too. 2y
dakotap Definitely a HF since it talks about historical events throughout the book and phillipe accomplishment he made. 2y
dakotap This link will take you to a website with a lesson plan for this book: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers-plans/teaching-content/man-who-walked-betwee... 2y
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is a Caldecott HF book. This book would be good for storytelling. The book talks about a man who walks between the twin towers in New York City. The story teaches a little bit of history about the twin towers. The man sees them when he is in the park and has to walk on a wire between the two. He knew that he wouldnt get away with it so he had to sneak up to the top of the twin towers and set up the wire

amyqualk I would use UDL 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge and ESOL 38 assign short reading for homework. The students will never know the significance of the twin towers and this could teach them an idea of what 9/11 was like and how important it is. The link takes you to a lesson plan https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/man-who-walked... definitely would recommend this for a class library. 2y
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Radams
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#ucflae3414f17 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein is an awesome Caldecott award winner great for any elementary classroom library. Filled with amazingly detailed images and two dramatic foldout spreads, this book captures the excitement of French aerialist Phillippe Petit‘s hour long high-wire performance between the Twin Towers in New York City. This is an historical event that took place in 1974.

Radams I had the pleasure of reading this book aloud for my teach live experience and would suggest using the RA teaching strategy. Scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/Man-who-walked-between-two-towers-lesson-plan/ has a great lesson plan to go along with this teaching strategy. In correlation to the ‘before reading‘ section of this lesson plan, UDL 3.1 ‘activate or supply background knowledge‘ can be applied. 2y
Radams EL 1 ‘teach questioning for clarification‘ can also be applied to the lesson when using the post it notes mentioned. 2y
dakotap This book was a great read and held alot of historical information i didnt know! 2y
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is a B picture book written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein and is a well deserved Caldecott winner. This would be a great book for a RA or S. The book is about a real man named Philippe Petit who walked between the twin towers on a thin rope in 1974. The illustrations are beautiful and make the story of Philippe really come alive. #ucflae3414f17

JuliaMurra This would be a great book to read around 9/11 or during a history lesson on the 9/11 event to get the topic of the 2001 event introduced. http://www.liveoakmedia.com/assets/guides/94258.pdf This link includes some fun activities that go along with the book and expand into various subjects. I would utilize all activities to hit many standards. 2y
JuliaMurra These activities, along with the book, would align with UDL 8.2 vary demands and resources to optimize challenge. It would also align with EL 28 provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries and EL 46 use discovery learning activities. 2y
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#ucflae3414f17 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is a B written by Mordicai Gernstein. This Caldecott award winning book is centered around real-life Phillipe Petit, who walked between the World Trade Towers in 1974. This book would be a fantastic S, and I feel that kids would be fascinated by this story and by the detailed pictures. Additionally, it's also a gateway to transition into teaching children of the significance of the towers and

Juliemorell the events of 9/11 that have become a major part of our nations history. The UDL strategy I would use is 3.1; activate or supply background knowledge. The ESOL strategy I would use is #28; provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries. 2y
Juliemorell https://corkboardconnections.blogspot.com/2012/09/honoring-911-delicate-balance.... This link will take you to a great teaching resource for this book. The resource includes discussion questions, a mathematical relation lesson, as well as an activity where the students try to balance an orange using a pencil and forks. 2y
MakennaK I think this is a great book to use to help teach students about the 9-12 events 2y
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein, tells the story of acrobat Phillipe Petit on his daring tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974! I️ feel that for this book, a read aloud with the class would be best! A UDL that can be applied is 9.1, which promotes expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation.

Klewis81 An ESOL strat that could be applied is 42, have students use timelines to arrange/sequence important facts and info! 2y
AJones Great book! I read it for my TL assignment. 2y
MichelleL Love your lesson! 2y
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This is an awesome HF that I️ would PR with in the classroom. It won the Caldecott award and is a true story about a fearless man that walked on a rope between the World Trade Center. UDL- 3.2. EL- 2, 5, and 18. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=4345&a=1 #UCFLAE3414F17

kkidwell This book has such gorgeous illustrations. I like that your link refers to references to learn more about Mordicai. This would be perfect for those students who want to learn more about him post reading. (edited) 2y
cheyennewilliams I remember getting the chance to read this book in LAE 3414 this semester. It was a great book with breathtaking illustrations that really make you feel like you were looking out over the New York skyline. This book is a great option if you‘re looking for engaging books based off of real life stories. (edited) 2y
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by by Mordecai Gerstein recounts the story of the real life Philippe Petit, a frenchman who walked, danced, and laid on a tightrope fitted between the two towers of the World Trade Center in August of 1974. Most notable are the exquisite illustrations, which won this book a Caldecott. This is a fantastic Read Aloud or Storytelling picture book.

ChelseaPerez Here is a link to a lesson from Scholastic about identifying character traits.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/man-who-walked...
UDL 3.4 Maximize transfer and generalization-Provide templates, graphic organizers, concept maps to support note-taking
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ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 5. Utilize the Language Experience Approach which incorporates the experiences, the oral language, and interests of the student to develop writing and reading skills. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
Jbombardiere Such a great book I️ was happy to be introduced to recently. Can‘t wait to add this to my classroom library. 2y
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This NF picture book about the daring actions of an aerialist named Philippe Petit won the Caldecott Medal for it's illustrations, and is perfect for RA, GR, and SR. Philippe went on a journey to walk between the twin towers on a tightrope while it was still under construction in 1974, and this book illustrates his journey of completing his mission. Gerstein's amazing illustrations aren't the only features of the book that are worth noticing,

jvinas2 as there are some mathematical references made throughout the book can also be discussed while analyzing the story (which can be used with UDL guideline 2.3). ESOL strategies 4 & 17 and UDL guidelines 3.1 & 3.3 are also great to utilize, as using background knowledge and visuals are very beneficial to understanding the text. 2y
jvinas2 This link has multiple teacher resources for the book as well as resources for the author and illustrator, Mordicai Gerstein: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=4345&a=1 #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
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The Man Who Walked Between The Towers is a Biography written by Mordicai Gerstein. This book is a Caldecott winner and is about a man named Philippe who walked between the towers in NYC. Him and his friends snuck up there in the middle of the night and got the line ready to walk across. He was walking when people noticed him and the police tried to arrest him. When he was done he walked off. This is a good RA book for any classroom. #ucflae3414f17

MeghanW EL Strategy 20: list the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation in a transparency or on the chalkboard. UDL Strategy 5.1: use multiple media for communication. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/man-who-walked... this link takes you to a lesson plan with activities to do before, during, and after reading. 2y
DrSpalding Wonderful resource for a wonderful book. 2y
supan.katherine Loved this book when I️ first read it this semester. I️ think it‘s a great book to read for remembrance of the towers. Great resource! 2y
SarahWynne Adding this to my stack! Great resource and your strategies are spot on 2y
Sabrinac Such a good book! 2y
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The Caldecott winner “The Man Who Walked Between The Towers” written and illustrated by Mordecai Gerstein is a NF picture book great for GR. A daring young man, Philippe Petit, one day decided to walk a tight rope between the towers of the World Trade Center. This book captures an amazing memory of the towers.

supan.katherine http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/manwhowalked.html This website is amazing. Not only does it include reading, geography, and math activities, but it also includes a fun physical activity for the students as well. It‘s an all around great website that could be used for different subjects. 2y
supan.katherine UDL 5.2: Use multiple told for construction and composition. ESOL 50: For content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities, such as; strip stories, KWL activities, SQ3R, learning logs, role playing activities, close strategy, etc. #ucflae3414f17 2y
DrSpalding Your image of the real Philippe Petit is wonderful as is the resource. Don't forget about ESOL 28. 2y
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A Caldecott award winner, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein, is a B that could be used as a RA in the classroom. The book tells the story of a street performer who wants to secretly walk a tightrope between the twin towers. This would be a great book to read to the class, because you can use ELA to incorporate the history of the twin towers. A UDL strategy you can use with this book is 3.2

KatherineBeckham (Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships). This is helpful because there are many places in the story where the teacher can stop reading and have students infer what might happen next. The ESOL strategy is 20 (list the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard). This strategy is helpful because there are many vocabulary words that students need to 2y
KatherineBeckham keep in mind when listening to the story as it is read aloud to them. This link contains a lesson plan for the book, where students analyze the character, as well as make inferences based on the text: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/man-who-walked... #ucflae3414f17 2y
KarinaGuillen Sounds like an interesting story! I‘m terrified of heights so the idea of walking a tight rope between two towers gives the the creeps. Lol. I agree that this story would be great to use while teaching about the twin towers. 2y
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DrSpalding Excellent resource, excellent alignment, and lovely image! Super post. 2y
AJones I recently read this book for TL and I absolutely loved it. This would make a excellent addition in a classroom library. 💖📖 2y
Brittanyradzak I used this book for my read aloud and I loved it! This is a great resource to introduce 9/11. I love the creativity with your picture!! 2y
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is a Nonfiction book by Mordicai Gerstein. This book is realistic but simple for kids to learn about this tragic yet extremely important event. This book is a “fun” lesson to implement into learning about 9/11. Philippe Petit was a part of the history of the twin towers & attached are a few lessons regarding the book. https://corkboardconnections.blogspot.com/2012/09/honoring-911-delicate-balance....

Brittney3 @Kirsten.Pacheco I️ think this book is great for kids to read. Although it happened years ago it is still very important to the worlds history. 2y
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Brittanyradzak
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This book is a Biography written by Mordicai Gerstein! This Caldecott award winner would be a great RA. Its about a man who is a daredevil but i guess wanted a bit more of a challenge, so he decided to careful plan walking in between the twin towers. I would use UDL principle 3.1 to give them an introduction of what the twin towers. I would also use esol strategy 29 an supply to students with different informational resources on the twin towers.

Brittanyradzak http://corkboardconnections.blogspot.com/2012/09/honoring-911-delicate-balance.h... this is a great resource that doesnt only focus on one topic. It focuses on ELA, math, science, and the topic of 9/11. It has discussion questions, compare and contrast, measurements, center of gravity, and the discussion of 9/11. I think this is an amazing resource to have with this book! #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 2y
MorganH This looks like a great book! It would be a great read for teaching about 9/11 like you said, and you found a good website for it!! 2y
JuliaMurra I really want to read this one! I like that your resource focuses on multiple subjects. 2y
AndreaC I think this is a great pick to make connections to 9/11 because the students in Elementary school now did not experience the event firsthand like kids from our generation. 2y
DrSpalding I could not agree more regarding your resource. When you click on the discussion questions it takes you to Laura Candler's site. I have used her resource in the past regarding literature circles. Well done. 2y
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This B PB is a Caldecott winner and was written and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein. This book would make a great RA around 9/11 to talk about the Twin Towers. The book is about a guy named Philippe Petit who was a well known street performer, one day he looked up and saw two buildings side by side and thought it would be a great idea to walk on his rope between the two towers. He secretly planed to walk across on the rope and it when he finally

WendyP Did, it caused lots of attention. The police warned him to get down but he refused but when he was finally done, he was quickly arrested but instead of being put in jail he was sentenced to perform in the park for the children! For this book I would use EL strategy #5 and bring up key vocabulary that was in the book and would use UDL 3.1. A link that I found useful was 2y
KatherineBeckham I think it is a good idea to read this around 9/11 in order to teach kids about 9/11. This could be a good conversation starter for the students to get them to learn more about this tragedy. 2y
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MeganMc
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The Man who Walked Between the Towers is a B that follows the French street performer Philippe Petit. He decided to walk on a wire between the twin towers. This book won a Caldecott Medal. This book would be a great RA to bring to your classroom. #UCFLAE3414f17

MeganMc https://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2015/oct/01/philippe-petit-walk-betw.... This website takes you to a page that tells you more about Philippe and also gives you real pictures of the event! I think this is great and gives the students a real connection from the book to real life. 2y
MeganMc The UDL is 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge. The EL is 4 link lesson topic to students' prior knowledge. This gives them more of a background and helps them relate and understand a little bit more. 2y
DrSpalding Excellent synopsis and alignment again. Please check out your peers post for this book. @Karlee.Diamond ❤️📚 2y
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Karlee.Diamond
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The Man who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein is a Caldecott award winning B that can be creatively used as a DR. This is a story is based on a true event- when Philippe Petit walked on a tight rope between the Twin Towers and follows the events leading up to this daring stunt. UDL 3.3- guide info. processing/visualization. EL 9- teach note taking strat. (Time lines) #UCFLAE3414F17

Karlee.Diamond http://wildthingsyoga.squarespace.com/yoga-and-literacy/2014/4/26/early-literacy... This resource includes the creative use of yoga to reenact events from the story. It‘s a great way to get the kids moving, and engaged in the story. 2y
DrSpalding Yoga and Philippe Petit, who knew? What a cool resource to get kids moving. 2y
MeganMc What an awesome activity! That is so creative! Great job girl! 2y
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