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Thanks so much for looking at this product! You must be a huge fan of
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up. I sure am! It’s a beautiful picture book that touches on anxiety and depression (without using the words!) and shows Humpty overcoming them. (I honestly cannot believe this didn't win the Caldecott Medal! Everyone I know picked it in the mock elections! In my opinion, it's the best book to come out in 2017! Look at the reviews:
(Honestly, just get the book and share it with as many kids as you can!)
“Santat gives full weight to the power of fear, which can daunt anyone who has been injured, before showing Humpty Dumpty’s eventual triumph with an inventive ending that is nothing short of exhilarating.” ―Wall Street Journal
“I was so genuinely surprised by the book's conclusion that I won't spoil it. It's always gratifying to see how an artist can turn even the most familiar tale into something new.” ―New York Times
“Dan Santat's hilariously touching story and magnificent illustrations give Humpty new life as he confronts his debilitating fear. The final twist in this totally original next chapter of a Mother Goose's classic offers a stunningly triumphant ending that will take your breath away.” ―NPR
“A validating and breathtaking next chapter of a Mother Goose favorite.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“More than a nursery rhyme remix, Santat’s story speaks boldly to the grip of fear and trauma, and to the exhilaration of mastering it.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The author gives wings to both his protagonist and his message about the importance of getting back up after a fall and the realization that recovering from a trauma takes time.” ―Booklist, starred review
“Santat’s precise illustrations and sensitive text combine for more emotional depth than the typical nursery rhyme remix. A terrific redemptive read-aloud for storytime and classroom sharing.” ―School Library Journal, starred review
“Luminous.” ―Horn Book, starred review
“Authentically exhilarating.” ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Instead of resting on his laurels, Dan Santat soars above them. I loved this!” ―Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series and The Paperboy (Caldecott Honor)
NOTE: If you purchased my larger After the Fall product, DO NOT purchase this. It is included in that product! Thanks!
My Book It: Retell It, Write It, Make It! Products are perfect for when you want a smaller product to lend a little extra support to a book you're sharing with your class.
This product is a mini packet with mighty appeal. My Book It Products are purposeful activities yet easy enough to leave with a substitute. One packet equals at least an HOUR of meaningful work.
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What's Included In Each Packet:
✿ Retelling Punch (or Highlight!) Card and Written Retell
I have partners for the Punch Card retell. Before retelling, I have kids think about/refer to story elements chart I have hanging in classroom. Then, they practice (independently) retelling the story using cards as a reference point. When ready, student gives card to a partner. As student retells the story, partner punches or highlights each successful part of the retell. NOTE: I model this so many times before I hand this task over to them. Partners are encouraged to prompt when needed. Often I let them choose between written/oral retell. I never do both but like the option of having them. Pick which one is best for your students/book you selected. Primary/Secondary lines included. Copy for a two-sided written retell.
Again, I model what the final product should look like several times before I encourage students to complete independently. Have students select and highlight (or put an X on) the chosen prompt. Have extra paper available if needed. (Run two-sided…if you want. Primary/Secondary Lines included.) If single-sided, you could have them illustrate finished prompt on back. ART SMART! NOTE: Many of the story prompts end up being Small Moment stories which we call “One Time” stories. Kids know I expect them to make characters MOVE, TALK, and FEEL, use TRANSITION words, and include a B-M-E. Results in fun, creative stories! Often have an Opinion option as well! Always fun to gain insights into their thoughts/beliefs.
Want your kids' phonetic skills to grow by leaps and bounds? Anxious to see if they can APPLY what you've taught them? If you haven't introduced Make-A-Word to your class, give it a try. TRULY AMAZING RESULTS! In the beginning, we make words together. I use Magnetic Letters on board and we manipulate them into words AFTER noticing what digraphs, vowels, the “s” for plurals, etc. we see. Always remind them in the beginning that each word must have a vowel. I sometimes allow them to work together and often have a minute break where kids share out a word they made. I’ll write it on board and students are allowed to “grab” it and add word to own paper if desired. It’s a good learning opportunity. It’s March now as I write this and this week my lowest child got 18 words and my highest got over fifty in a twenty-minute period. Great word work!