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Arrow to the Sun
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale | Gerald McDermott
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An Indian boy, who is a descendant of the Lord of the Sun, sets out in search of his father.
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kh972417
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“The people celebrated his return in the Dance of Life.”

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kh972417

This book could be a good asset to a library because it is very diverse with its characters and setting.

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kh972417
Mehso-so

I enjoyed it, but I‘m not sure if I would pick it to be in my classroom library. It was adventurous and joyous when the boy returned from meeting his father.

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RakowEli
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kayleaallison
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“The people celebrated his return in the Dance of Life”

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Ariel8Smith
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“The Boy was not afraid.”

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Ariel8Smith
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Great book to be culturally diverse and to push children‘s imaginations.

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Ariel8Smith
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Arrow to the Sun: a Pueblo Indian tale, by Gerald McDermott. Caldecott Award Book, 1974. Warm colored, detailed pictures. Symbolic and boxy characters. Tells the story of the son of the sun and his journey to find his father and prove his worth to his father. Shows persistence, and is culturally diverse.

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kayleaallison
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Arrow to the Sun tells the story of a boy who is looking for his father. I think children will enjoy this book because it is different from many other books. It also gives children insight into other cultures and their stories. It was published in 1974.

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kayleaallison
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I like how colorful the last page of the story is.

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erin.yarbrough
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This Caldecott winner is a Pueblo Indian TL retold by using beautiful shapes and colors that represent the art style used in Pueblo culture. This would be great for a “cultures of America” unit using TL. As a RA, RT, IR, SR, or GR, this book would be a great addition for a bright and diverse classroom library. #UCFLAE3414SP18

erin.yarbrough https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2009/04/scholastic-gui... Here‘s a lesson plan that links the book to Pueblo-Indian culture. For a UDL learner, these connections vary the demands of a student since it is most likely outside their cultural upbringing. It also helps to shed light on a culture that is new to them (7.2 and 8.2). 2y
erin.yarbrough For an ELL learner, this book is short, so the ELL would be able to focus on reading the text for accuracy and pronunciation (#34). 2y
JenniferMc I love the idea of promoting diversity in the classroom. Looking forward to adding this to my classroom library. 2y
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juliek1
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Pickpick

Anansi the Spider is a TL of Ashanti background. In it, Anansi sets out on a long journey, and when he falls into trouble, his children must save him. This is a beautiful picture book, which has won the Caldecott Honor, and Lewis Carroll Shelf awards. Some good teaching strategies to use for this book would be RA, S, RT, and CR.

juliek1 Lesson Plan: https://florida.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.la.rv.genre.lppourquois/iden...

A great ESOL strategy to use with this book would be 24. Incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum, in which you could have the students talk about traditional tales from their native country.
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juliek1 A good UDL for this book would be 3.2. Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships, as the story talks a lot about Anansi and his sons, and has a big picture type theme. #ucflae3413f17 2y
juliek1 The actual book isn't on Litsy, which is why it's posted under another of Gerald McDermott's amazing books. I've requested to have it added to the app. 2y
DrSpalding Proud of you for requesting that this class it be added to the Litsy app. I am very impressed by your use of the PBS resource. This is an excellent resource in all areas of the curriculum. 2y
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