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Who Was Walt Disney?
Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart
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Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland.
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shannontevis
Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart

“Once he caught a field mouse and made a leash for it out of string. He waltzed into class and paraded it around the classroom.“ I can see kids finding this hilarious!

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shannontevis
Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart

This book contains a lot of facts about Walt Disney that might surprise kids. After sharing this book with them, I'd have them share out a fact they did not know about Walt Disney before reading.

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shannontevis
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“Who Was Walt Disney?“ by Whitney Stewart, 2009. Biography chapter book. I loved this book! The subject definitely is an interest of children of today. Kids are always talking about Disney World and Disney characters.

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Niaaelizz
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“Walt had done something new, something big, just as he always hoped he would, and it was just the beginning.”

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Niaaelizz
Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart

I would use this book in my classroom because children love to learn about things they can connect with and Disney is one of them!

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Niaaelizz
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This biography is a fun take on Walt Disney‘s life. This book is very engaging for children as the author uses an uplifted tone throughout the book. The author also provides insight to other things happening in the world by putting little blurbs on each page. Very informational and a great read!

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Juliafass
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“He loved to play practical jokes, was an ambulance driver in France during World War 1, and was the creator of Mickey Mouse.”

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Juliafass
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A fun way to introduce biographies with fun illustrations

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I think these fun short stories are a great way to introduce biographies into your classroom. With the silly characterure like drawings that are silly and make the book more lively for young readers, this is a great book in class.

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taylorscalfaro
Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart

“Walt had done something new, something big, just as he always hoped he would. And it was just the beginning.“

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taylorscalfaro
Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart

I would use this in a future classroom because Disney will always be creating new movies, so children are always going to be interested in those movies and in turn will be interested in learning about Walt.

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taylorscalfaro
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This chapter book was an example of a biography. The choice of subject appeals to children because many children love Disney movies so they might enjoy learning about the man who created all of the movies that they love. Also, in regards to the theme, the author's interpretation represented a fair and balanced approach.

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Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart

“One teacher called him the “second dumbest” in her class.”

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Children would really enjoy this because they can learn about the backstory of how Disney world was created!

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“Who Was Walt Disney?” was written by Whitney Stewart in 2009. This is a wonderful biography about the life of Walt Disney and what he accomplished throughout his life. I really suggest this story!

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meganslats
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“Steamboat Willie!“

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meganslats
Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart

This is a great book on Walt Disney, but I'm not sure if I would read it to my classroom only because it doesn't have to do with education or history, and it might make some kids feel bad if their families can't afford to take a trip to Disneyland or Disneyworld.

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meganslats
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This is a biography children's book about Walt Disney. He loved to entertain people. He grew up on a farm in Missouri. He loved the small-town feel, and this reflects in his Disneyland attractions and streets. This book reveals the “man behind the magic.“ This is a great biography of Disney and the creator behind it with facts and sources.

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TristanPool
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Who Was Walt Disney? is a B chapter book on the life of the man who created Mickey Mouse. This book would be a wonderful addition to any classroom library as it pertains to a real-life individual who made something big for himself. This book would work best in LC when researching certain individuals. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool Additional resources, such as memory games and word searches can be found in https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/who-was-walt-disney.
UDL 7.1 with EL 16 paired with Who Was Walt Disney? promotes choice when reading and a variety of resources to enhance comprehension.
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Ivanita08
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Genre: B. Teaching Strategy: IR. Are you familiar with the happiest place on earth? You probably are. In this biography book you will be able to learn about Walt Disney‘s life, his adventures and challenges in his childhood and adulthood as well. Did you know that he was an ambulance driver in France during WWI?. Website: http://www.whowasbookseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Theme-Park_Builder.pd... #UCFSU19 UDL: 6.2 EL: encourages self-task.

KPC I recently discovered this series and they‘re fabulous! I‘m looking forward to find more of these at my local library. 6mo
Bmelendez92 I cannot wait to have this series in my life!!! So amazing! An excellent way to teach our younger children about important people in this life, and your son omg he‘s so adorable !! 6mo
KDrake I have recently discovered this book series as well. I believe all of them would be a fantastic addition to a class's library. I own the one on former President Abraham Lincoln and one from the sister series: "What Were the Salem Witch Trials?" These books are easy-to-read, interesting NF and B books for kids! 6mo
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megansimon
Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart

“He loved to play practical jokes, was an ambulance driver in France during World War 1, and was the creator of Mickey Mouse.”

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megansimon
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I think this is so cool to be able to show kids who created their favorite shows and how he got to that point.

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megansimon
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This book gives an overview of the creator of a lot of children‘s favorite classic shows and movies. It‘s very informative, short, and easy to read.

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Ms.Bursey
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In addition to the popular biography series looks at the man behind the Disney franchise, whose affection for small-town life and desire to entertain people was apparent in all he created. The book is a New York best-seller and book for a read aloud. The UDL principle for this book is 3.1 and the ESOL strategy is 1.Teach questioning for clarification.

audrey.wilson Did you know that Main Street in the Magic Kindgdom is designed to look like the turn of the century Midwest American town that Walt Disney grew up in? I‘m a Disney fanatic and former cast member. Great choice Lariece, excellent post. 8mo
DrSpalding You are using scholastic quite a bit! This is a wonderful resource. Again, make sure you reply to peers comments/questions. 7mo
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Kcallihan
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#LAE3414SP19 “Who Was Walt Disney?” written by Whitney Stewart is a biography that received the New York Times Best Seller Award. This book provides many details about Walt Disney‘s life and fun facts that many individuals have no idea about. This website provides a puzzle for students to complete that has them solving questions about Walt Disney: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/who-was-walt-disney-criss-cross.

Kcallihan This book could be used as a lesson before a field trip to Disney world or as Walt Disney being their “famous person for the week”. The UDL I would use for this would be 3.1, “activate or supply background knowledge” because almost every child has either heard of or attending Disney World. 8mo
Kcallihan Similarly, the ESOL strategy I would use would be #4, “Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge” because regardless of where people are from, many children are intrigued by the idea of Disney World. 8mo
Kcallihan For this book I would use IR so students could learn the information on their own prior to joining the group for class work and shared responses. 8mo
DrSpalding Use these biographies with your students! Remember that English learner strategy 28 is all about using biographies with young children. 8mo
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Part of the New York Times Best Seller‘s series, Who Was Walt Disney? (NF) is a wonderful (PR). This story provides factual information about Walt Disney. This would be a great book choice for Orlando students as we are so close to Disney World. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/who-was-walt-disney This resource provides fun word searches related to the book. (edited) 8mo
kelseymccormick This story aligns with UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and ESOL #1 Teach questioning for clarification. 8mo
Haleysantucci I used to love these books because of the illustrations!! Will definitely have to add this one as a must have in my future classroom library!! And thanks for the fun resource!! 8mo
MGrace15 This biography books are so helpful & informative! I like how you chose Walt Disney since we are in fact so close to Disney World! @kelseymccormick 8mo
DrSpalding When it‘s non-fiction about a real person… Of course it‘s a biography. 8mo
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wmaxflowers
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Who Was Walt Disney?” by Whitney Stewart is a biography (B) book depicting the incredible life of Walt Disney. This book does a great job at making the content interesting while also being very informative. I think this would be a good independent reading (IR) book. #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson Plan:
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/who-was-walt-disney
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 2.1 and ESOL 5.
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DrSpalding Same. 8mo
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Who Was Walt Disney is a B book all about how Walt Disney lived his life and everything behind the magic. It starts off from him as a kid and how he lived his childhood. This is something that will really spark the interest in children as a PR because it is all about the creator of Disney! A great lesson plan would be https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/introducing-bi....

taywise393 This lesson plan introduces the biography genre which is good for young students. The UDL strategies for this would be 1.3 & 3.1. The ELL strategies would be 9 and 32. These are important so the student has a partner to help them when confused. #lae3414sp19 9mo
wmaxflowers I also used this book for one of my Litsy posts! I liked how your lesson plan introduces the concept of biography so that the students can better understand what they‘re reading. (edited) 8mo
DrSpalding This is such a fabulous series. Use these for literature and social studies instruction. 7mo
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SW-T 😊 10mo
thevictoriousone Aladdin was also based heavily on Marty McFly from Back to the Future. I *think* there was even an initial plan to get Michael J. Fox to voice him. 10mo
SailorMoon @thevictoriousone thanks for sharing!!! I had no idea!!! 10mo
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NicoleCumbo
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Who Was Walt Disney? By Whitney Stewart is an amazing biography of the life and the achievements of the creator of all things Disney... Mr. Walt Disney. This picture book would best be used in a classroom as a read aloud or as an independent reading. A UDL strategy that goes with this book is 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge) and an EL strategy would be strategy 4 (link lesson topic to students prior knowledge).

NicoleCumbo This New York Times best selling series is an amazing way for students to learn more about people in history, especially when they live in Orlando, Home to Disney World itself. Https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/who-was-walt-Disney-by-whitney-stewart/ provides lessons for students grades 3-8 on this book. #ucflae3414sp18 2y
SadiqaH I like small and easy to read biographies because they provide great information in simple text. 2y
JordanL If you have a class in Florida, Disney is such a big part of Florida and this book would be awesome. This book could also be great for new students in Florida who just moved, or ESOL students who don't know much about Walt Disney and his impact on Florida's tourism. 2y
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ambera I spend a lot of my downtime at Disney or watching Disney movies so I would definitely consider using this book in my future classroom! I also agree with Jordan's comment about how we live in Orlando, the home of Disney World, so I'm sure students would love to hear about this amazing man. 2y
KaitlynN I love the idea of starting to collect biographies of “locals”. Disney is a great example. I think if kids can find a simple way to connect with a person they will want to read more, and connect with them on a deeper level. Even if their first connection is just geography, it could entice them to keep reading to find out more! (edited) 2y
SadiqaH This simple short book is easy to understand biography . 2y
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Christmas came early for me in the book department

DrSpalding How wonderful!❤️🎁📚 2y
AJones Awesome! 🙂 Your students will enjoy these Disney classics. 2y
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jhudson
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This biography was fun to read. It tells of Walt's struggles & successes. The author ties in historical events too, like the Great Depression, and takes time to explain it as well. A Time Line activity would be fun for 3rd-4th grade. They can do a time line about their own lives & reference current & historical events. teacherspayteachers.com/waltdisney-timeline.com #UCFWalterslit

Erica.rivera @jhudson I would love to read this book! I love Walt Disney and his life is very fascinating. This is a great choice for an biography and a great person to talk about ! Thanks for the time line as well! I will definitely be having this book in my classroom! (edited) 2y
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When I was thinking about writing a kid's biography of Huey Long I thought it would be interesting to read this following Gabler's exhaustive bio of Disney. It works and kids love these books but I don't imagine a ton of research goes into them. Basically if you lightly fact check the Wiki you should be good to go.