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Corduroy
Corduroy | Don Freeman
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A picture book classic! One of School Library Journals "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time (2012) One of the National Education Associations "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene in 1968. This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a childs friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.
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GirlNamedJesse
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I only buy books about once a year so when I do I have fun! Mara‘s going to have to listen to Corduroy in Spanish, though because I missed that it isn‘t the English version. 😂

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thejessashmore
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Look! There‘s the very best i‘ve always wanted!

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thejessashmore
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This book is about a lonely teddy bear who searches for his button so he can be sold and a little girl who wants to buy him. The illustrations have popping colors and sketch like outlines that go well with the book.

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thejessashmore
Corduroy | Don Freeman

I remember this story from when I was younger, I would use this in my classroom as a cute and adventurous story and as a fun read

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shannontevis
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“I didn't know I lost a button!“ This is what Corduroy says to himself when the little girls mom said she couldn't buy him because he was missing a button on his pants.

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shannontevis
Corduroy | Don Freeman

I loved this book growing up! I thought Corduroy was so cute and I loved following his adventure to the mall. I had a stuffed bear that I loved as a kid, which is why I think I liked this book so much.

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shannontevis
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“Corduroy“ by Don Freeman, 1968. Picture book. This is a very cute classic story. It's about a little bear named Corduroy who looses his overall button and goes on a search looking for it. At the end of the story, a little girl buys him and sews him a new button. This story is appealing to children because a lot of kids have a bear or other stuffed animal they hold very near and dear to them.

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keetoncarter
Corduroy | Don Freeman

I would use this book in the early grades. Corduroy is a story about being yourself and you can instill this idea into the kids early on the kids.

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keetoncarter
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Corduroy is a sweet book about finding oneself. The bear in the story is not bought because he does not look new. Every day he sees others get bought but he is not. He makes it his mission to retrieve his button.

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keetoncarter
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“Besides, he doesn't look new.“

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DebbieGrillo
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Children's books, rewritten for teenagers! #teachersoflitsy

rachaich We have the teenager who came for tea! 2mo
DrexEdit Ha! I have a friend who's oldest son just turned 13 today. I think she would both laugh and cry at these books! lol! 😊 2mo
Sace 😂😂😂 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Hilarious! 2mo
inthegreensandblues 🤣 Charlotte's Web of Deceit 2mo
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This F book is written and illustrated by Don Freeman. It is a cute story about a bear for sale and is missing a button Becuase of this he is no bought and sits on the shelf while others come and go. This book is his adventure of trying to find the button once the store is closed. Does he find a button or does he find an owner who takes him to fix him? #ucflae3414f19

Lrobertson This book would be great for PR or AR. This link has a great lesson for this book http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/journal-corduroy-.... UDL 8.4: provide mastery-oriented feedback and ESOL strategy 13: use preview and review strategies. 3mo
DrSpalding Nice summary and excellent 2mo
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LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 4mo
IamIamIam An all time favorite!! 4mo
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Cd053917
Corduroy | Don Freeman

“I think I‘ve always wanted to climb a mountain”

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Cd053917
Corduroy | Don Freeman

This book will definitely be in my classroom for the awesome illustrations and the short tale that students will love!

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Cd053917
Corduroy | Don Freeman
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“Corduroy” was written by Don Freeman in 1968. This book tells an amazing story about a Bear looking for his button. The illustrations in this book are very exciting and I know the children will enjoy this one!

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kelli7990
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This is a review of a book from my childhood that I‘ve forgotten about. I‘m going to start reading books that I never read as a child or books that look familiar to me but I‘ve forgotten about them. This fulfills a #bookishbingo prompt which is “Animal on the cover.” This book has a bear on it. This is a story of a stuffed bear that comes to life. Children‘s books are so easy to read and sometimes, I need something short to read.

Ruthiella It‘s great to visit old childhood favorites!😀 5mo
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ashsbookmarks
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Today our theme at the library was RED ❤️ I found Corduroy first so I ran with that 🤗
#red #library #kidsbooks #iread #iheartreading #books #stacks #corduroy #bookstack #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookishlove #bookworm #booklover

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Started my morning right by listening to this classic and one of my all-time favorites. Corduroy is passed by bc he is missing a button, but Lisa notices him and takes him home and sews a button on his overalls. Explaining he is fine the way he was but that he‘ll prob me comfortable with a button. All the feels. One of the first books I had as a child that featured a black character while not being about race. #bbrc #picturebooksatoz

Blaire My absolute favorite is a pocket for corduroy. Made me really want to go to a laundromat. 7mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 7mo
Drocchio03 @Blaire Came to say the same! 7mo
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Blaire @Drocchio03 💕🙌 7mo
Clwojick One of my childhood favourites. I was thrilled when I came across a copy in mint condition at the thrift store for $1 7mo
Blaire @Clwojick 💕 7mo
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Sweetkokoro
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Day 20: #picturebook
This is one of my favorite picture books growing up. Over the years I lost my original copy so naturally when my daughter was born it was time to purchase a brand new one. I don‘t know how she feels about it, but I‘m glad it‘s back in my home.
#30junebooks

Cheshirecat913 This was one of my favorites as well and made sure to get a copy for my daughter to.😁 7mo
CouronneDhiver That‘s a family favourite of ours too 7mo
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kateschaeffer
Corduroy | Don Freeman
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when a lonely stuffed bear is almost bought from a department store until it is discovers he is missing a button, the bear embarks in an after hours quest to make himself presentable . his dream comes true when little girl lisa spenders her savings to finally give him a forever hone.

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caldwellalex95
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"Corduroy" is a sweet, enjoyable, toy-comes-alive picture book written and illustrated by Don Freeman. It is a fictional (F) story that could be read aloud (RA) to younger students in a classroom environment. "Corduroy" is a story about a teddy bear in a department store that is almost adopted by a young girl named Lisa; however, Lisa's mom refuses to pay for the teddy bear because he is missing a button on his clothing. Determined to find the

caldwellalex95 missing button, Corduroy goes on a mission once the store closes to find a replacement button. Unfortunately, Corduroy is discovered by one of the security officers in the midst of his button-finding mission, and is placed back on his shelf. Read "Corduroy" to find out how the story ends! "Reading is Fundamental's" website provides a word search activity for students to complete once "Corduroy" is read aloud. This word search is a wonderful way 10mo
caldwellalex95 for teachers to boost their students' vocabulary. ESOL strategy #40 and UDL's language and symbols strategy (2.1) applies to this lesson plan. "Corduroy" is a story that is timeless and enjoyable for individuals of all ages. My mom would read this story to my sister and I when we were younger, so I will always have a special place in my heart! Even at the age of 24, I still enjoy reading this book if I happen to pass it on a shelf at the 10mo
caldwellalex95 bookstore! #LAE3414SP19 www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/corduroy-word-search 10mo
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claireherman I love Corduroy! I read this book as a child and still have my copy now! I even put a pair of green overalls from one of my dolls onto a Teddybear. I would love to use this word search with young students in my own classroom. 10mo
Channing_Austin @caldwellalex95 I absolutely love this book! I used to have my mom read it to me all the time! When I saw the Corduroy stuffed animal in a store I added it to the top of my Christmas list that year! 10mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource! You were so supportive of your friends with positive peer feedback. 9mo
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giont
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“When Corduroy lost his button, he found our hearts”❤️ Meet Corduroy, a personal favorite of mine! This (MF) story is perfect for a RA. Corduroy is a bear, stuck in the toy department of a store, he wants to find a friend and a forever home. A girl came by the store begging to take him home, but her mom said no. The lost of Corduroy‘s button sends him on adventure. Does Corduroy find his forever home? Read the book to find out. The authors website

giont has printable activities for students to do! Such as counting, coloring, matching, etc! (http://www.corduroybook.com/parentseducators.html) UDL principles: 3.1, 3.2, & 3.3. ESOL strategies: 13, & 30. #LAE3414sp19 11mo
DrSpalding This is a classic that should be read aloud to primary children. It makes for a wonderful storytelling too. Make sure that you explain your principles and strategies like you have previously. 9mo
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KatieDid927
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1. Corduroy by John Freeman was my fave picture book, Little House in the Big Woods was my other fave
2. Disney World
3. Emptying the dishwasher, dusting
4. My Cabbage Patch doll Andy and my American Girl doll Molly
5. 🧸

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I loved Corduroy! (Still do). Thanks for playing! 💜 12mo
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Lmstraubie
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The tagged book was my favorite when I was little because the little girl in the story shared my name. #sundayfunday @sebrittain

GingerAntics I don‘t think I‘ve ever read a book with a character with my name in it. Maybe I should write one. lol 13mo
Lmstraubie @GingerAntics Toni Morrison has a quote to that point - If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. 13mo
GingerAntics Exactly!!! 13mo
wanderinglynn @GingerAntics I don‘t think I‘ve ever read a book with a character named Lynn either. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 13mo
GingerAntics @wanderinglynn we must rectify these situations. 13mo
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lele1432
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Bedtime stories and cuddle time! 😊😊

This was such a cute children's book!🧡 I'm surprised I'd never read it before. It reminded me of one of my childhood faves, the Velveteen Rabbit, only I think this was even better! A heart-warming story about a sweet bear who just wants to be loved goes on a mini adventure in a toy store, & a sweet little girl who becomes his companion. 5 ⭐️ #childrensbook #kidlit #babiesoflitsy #raisingreaders #holidayread

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aroc
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I am not one to post personal things but I wanted to share. I joined Litsy last year after emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. The whole experience crushed me. Now after our long journey through IVF, My hubby and I are assembling our nursery for our little boy. 💙 Litsy has always been my safe and happy place that lifted me from the depths of despair and brought me back to joy. 💛 Thank you all!

aroc Thank you @whatsthEStorey for the Alana figure to remind me to be a kick-ass mom! 1y
Soubhiville ❤️ 1y
LauraBeth 💕💕 1y
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Shvonne Congratulations 🎈 1y
Lovesbooks87 Congrats! How exciting! 1y
Samplergal Congratulations! 1y
Caroline2 Congratulations!!! 💖 1y
Samplergal So many of have had these same experiences. ❤️❤️❤️ things get better. 1y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 1y
CouronneDhiver I‘m sorry for your previous pain, but thrilled to hear that you have an imminent celebration! 😃😃😃 1y
whatsthEStorey You are already a kick-ass mom! That is one lucky little Brocco! 💙 1y
TrishB Congrats 💕💕 1y
Jas16 💙💙💙 1y
vkois88 ❤❤❤❤❤ Enjoy the last few weeks! They will fly by and even though you'll love holding him, you'll miss the little rhythms of his feet kicking on the inside too... and you have selected some great books! 14mo
aroc @vkois88 Thank you! 14mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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1. Soup of all kinds, especially homemade. And, honestly, sometimes nothing. My version of sick doesn‘t go with food.
2. Corduroy
3. Bed, books, tea, nap, and maybe TV if I can‘t read—what I always wanted as a kid also. (And never got ...)
4. I‘m late, so I‘m not sure who to tag!!

#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 1y
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HotMessJess
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Our first baby shower gift arrived today- in lieu of cards we requested books from our friends and loved ones. I‘m thrilled and emotional! #raisingareader 👶🏼📚

Bookgirl Love this idea! I will never give away my kids‘ baby books...such memories. Congratulations! 1y
tammysue Such a sweet idea 💝 1y
HotMessJess @Bookgirl I believe I will be the same! I‘m already attached to all my kiddo‘s books 😭😭😭 1y
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Lovesbooks87 My friend did this a couple of months ago when she had a baby. I may have had a little too much fun picking out books for her little one! 1y
valeriegeary Love this idea 1y
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1y
Tamra Great idea! 1y
Eggs ❤️😍❤️ Corduroy 1y
Chelleo Congratulations on your little bookworm! 1y
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Cheshirecat913
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Corduroy was one of my favorites as a child and Elephant and Piggie is one of my daughter's favorites (They are fun to read.) #boardbookbonanza @WhiskeyMistress

ladyneverwhere Elephant and piggie are sooooooooo great! I wish they'd been around when I was a kid 😁 1y
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This F by Don Freeman was a book I loved as a child. It‘s such a cute story of a stuffed bear that‘s for sale in a store. He is missing a button and goes on a journey after close to find his button where he discovers things he has never seen before. The story ends with him finally being bought by a little girl and taken home. I would use this as a GR.

Erothert http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/journal-corduroy-... is a great resource by RWT that provides a model for reflection. This lesson would cover UDL strategy 8.4 provide mastery-oriented feedback and ESOL strategy 13. use preview and review strategies. #UCFLAE3414SP18 1y
DrSpalding Late submission 1y
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JayaJ
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Corduroy written and illustrated by Don Freeman, won a Young Readers Choice award. This F book would make a good IR. This book is about a teddy bear who lives on a shelf in a department store. One day, it is brought to Corduroys attention that he is missing a button on his overalls. He then roams the department store in hopes of finding the missing button. EL 31, write instructions and problems using shorter and less complex sentences.

JayaJ UDL 3.3, guide information processing and visualization. Here is a link to a cute activity to use in the classroom http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/journal-corduroy-... #UCFLAE3414SuB18 2y
GGallegos I read this book while babysitting one time and I loved it! The little girl made me read it over and over and over📚 2y
Erothert This book is so cute, I actually remember it from when I was little! That activity would be perfect to use in the classroom along with it! 2y
DrSpalding This is a classic. I love Gabby‘s comment. Young children enjoy this character. There are more books with Corduroy as the main character.❤️🐻 1y
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JoScho Corduroy ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
JuliaTheBookNerd 🍓 🍓 🍓🍓🤤 2y
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Kaylamburson
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Forgot to post the cool T-shirt I bought at the Litographs booth at #BookExpo this week. I love Corduroy, so I couldn‘t resist this cute top!!

kstadt929 So cool!! 2y
Liatrek Omg😍😍😍😍 I love this shirt! 2y
Readaholics Want! Lol awesome..., 2y
Kaylamburson Thanks!! I‘m so excited to wear it! @kstadt929 @Liatrek @Readaholics There are so many cool ones on their website, but I‘ll always have a thing for Corduroy! 2y
tracey38 What a cute shirt! 2y
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ashleyamak
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"This must be home," he said. "I know I've always wanted a home!"

"I like you the way you are," she said, "but you'll be more comfortable with your shoulder strap fastened."

Two great quotes to fall asleep to.

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JessicaC
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Corduroy is a modern fantasy book written and illustrated by Don Freeman. This book is about a toy bear who lives in a store. He wants so many things in the store, until he is bought! When he is bought, he realizes that there was something he had wanted more than all the things in the toy store. #UCFLAE3414SP18

JessicaC This website I found, offers activities for math, spelling, and learning to write your name all from this wonderful picture book. https://funlearningforkids.com/corduroy-activities/ UDL 2.3, decoding of text and mathematical notation. ESOL 6,10,40. (edited) 2y
devin.s This was my favorite book as a kid! I love this story so much! 2y
AshleyC Wow!! What a lovely #throwback! Loved this book as a child. Hopefully my students will too :) thank you for your post. 2y
DrSpalding Jessica, you have some genre confusion. You will see this on your Litsy log. Be sure to use more publisher‘s sites and author websites. Dees will provide the highest of quality resources. Remember that you‘re UDL and EL strategies must include verbiage. 2y
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NicoleCumbo
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Corduroy by Don Freeman is a classic children‘s picture book that I personally got the opportunity to grow up reading. This book received the Caldecott award for it‘s amazing images that portray its fantasy genre perfectly. This book aligns with UDL principles 6.2 (support planning and strategy development) and 8.3 (foster collaboration and community).

NicoleCumbo Some EL strategies that align with this book are strategies 1 (teach questioning for clarification) and strategy 6 (continually monitor students comprehension). Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=963f90hittY provides a great read aloud of the story for the students to watch for deeper comprehension. #ucflae3414spaldingsp18 2y
NicoleCumbo This book would be great to be used in read alouds or in shared readings so that the students could see together just how this little teddy bear goes searching for his missing button 2y
SadiqaH I love this book , great for RA and I will definitely add this book to my class room library. 2y
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Jegfile
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We just received a bunch of copies of this classic children's book at the store. Beautiful story that stands up over time.

Cinfhen Love that little bear 🐻 💚 2y
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Eggs
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#hopintospring #belovedchildrensbook @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

All my children and grands have loved this book ❤️❤️❤️

wanderinglynn ❤️ Corduroy! I often gift it as a baby shower gift. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!!! ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Corduroy and Lisa may be my favorite love story of all time 💕 2y
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vkois88 Love ❤ 2y
Eggs Thanks @vkois88 ❣️❣️ 2y
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Lmstraubie
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1. Corduroy (I think I liked the fact that the little girl and I shared the same name.)
2. My little stuffed bunny - Wunny
3. Anything that didn't include vegetables 😅
4. Cookies

#manicmonday @JoScho

britt_brooke I read Corduroy to my boys tonight! 😍 2y
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Racheal.Shi.Horton
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Corduroy is a Modern fantasy book by Don Freeman, that teaches kids that everyone matters, and that we shouldn't judge something by its appearance. This a good book for students to read, because it teaches them a lot of morals.

Classroom application: http://www.readwritethink.org/resources/resource-print.html?id=30

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BLYTHE44
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-Modern Fantasy
-Corduroy by Don Freeman
- #UCFWalterslit
This cute story is about a teddy bear with a small flaw, but was still able to be loved. Even though somethings could appear at first glance to be broken, they may be easily fixed with a little attention. The lesson children could learn from this sweet book is we may have flaws, but don‘t let it hold you back.
- www.corduroybook.com

Racheal.Shi.Horton This is a great book that teaches students that they shouldn't judge people and that everyone matters. 2y
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A simple classic! I remember reading this growing up! It‘s a F book you can use as a IR for quiet time with students. It takes you on the journey of a bear just trying to find his button. It has been inducted into the Picture Book Hall of Fame. This story meets UDL 3.3 guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation by understanding the pictures as you see them.

Susancruz It also meets EL 15 reinforce the key ideas you present again and again by making it known he is looking for his button. The link takes you to scholastic where the provide a lesson with how to teach it. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/corduroy-exten... #ucflae3414f17 2y
Samantha.K I‘ve never read this book but always wanted to. It looks like a really cute book. I love the link and how you can make a bushel of bears with the class. That is such a cute idea. (edited) 2y
Susancruz It‘s such a cute book you have to read it! 2y
amyqualk I've loved this book since I was a little kid! I used to have a bear just like corduroy. Such a wonderful book :) 2y
ashley.v I love this book. I found a lesson plan that is similar to flat Stanley for younger grades and it uses this book and a bear that looks like Corduroy. 2y
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