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Song and Dance Man
Song and Dance Man | Karen Ackerman
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Illus. in full color. "In this affectionate story, three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and his tap shoes. Grandpa once danced on the vaudeville stage, and as he glides across the floor, the children can see what it was like to be a song and dance man. Gammell captures all the story's inherent joie de vivre with color pencil renderings that leap off the pages. Bespectacled, enthusiastic Grandpa clearly exudes the message that you're only as old as you feel, but the children respond--as will readers--to the nostalgia of the moment. Utterly original."--(starred) Booklist.
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Ericaj
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This RF. This is great for RA. This book won a Caldecott Medal. This book is about a grandpa telling how he was a dancing man and his adventure to his grandchildren. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/teaching-technique...

Ericaj Scholastic lists the steps on how to have an effective read alouds to students. UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. ESOL strategy #1 1. Teach questioning for clarification. Teachers ask questions before, during, and after reading the book. #UCFLAE3414SP21 2y
Adodd1 ESOL strategy number 1 is perfect for an RA. Encouraging our students to ask questions can lead to a better learning experience for them, and allow them to have full comprehension of text. 2y
DrSpalding Alyson is correct that your English learner strategy aligns nicely with effective read aloud skills. Your resource is excellent and reaffirms what you learned in our course. Read aloud to children daily! 2y
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AlyssaB
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Song and Dance Man written by Karen Ackerman and illustrated by Stephen Gammell is another Caldecott Award winning RF book. This book is about a grandpa who tells stories about the time of his life when he would dance on stage. He even showed the kids all his old shoes which makes him feel alive again. An UDL strategy would be 8.3 to foster collaboration and community.

AlyssaB An ESOL strategy is 22 to give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions. A resource would be https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/song-and-dance.... I think a great activity would be to allow kids to get fun and creative and dance along to what music you play. #UCFLAE3414F19 3y
DrSpalding Are you sure this is realistic fiction? For some reason I thought this was a true story/biography about this individual. Excellent resource and of course you would want to have students up and moving with total physical response! 3y
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A Caldecott Winning book, and rightfully so(pub.1988). This book had great story line of some nostalgia story telling. Which seems to be something that most kids can experience whether it be with family, friends, or guardians. Illustrations are bright and colorful. This story makes me think about my family telling me stories and how much fun it is to hear them.
“All the lights are turned low except one that shines on his polished tap shoes.“

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“...When he was a song and dance man”

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Abby_Karagory
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A Caldecott winning book published in 1988 is a cute read! It shows that you may never loose your talents regardless of your age. The passion is what inspires others.

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mollywimmers1
Song and Dance Man | Karen Ackerman

“He smiles, and whispers that he wouldn‘t trade a million good old days for the days he spends with us”

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mollywimmers1
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I like this page of the book because it shows a really good message! The grandpa is not sad that his glory days are over because he gets to share the experience with his grandkids now. I think it‘s a good message for kids that just because something ends doesn‘t mean it is over

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mollywimmers1
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Illustrations were beautiful and creative, I like show they looked as a child scribbled In some places but were also very detailed

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DeannaP
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Song and Dance Man written by Karen Ackerman illustrated by Stephen Gammell is a fiction picture book that won a gold Caldecott honor. It is about a grandpa who tells stories of the time he danced on stage then goes up into the attic with his grandchildren and pulls out his old dancing shoes and starts to dance, sing, make jokes, and do tricks. #ucflae3414su19

DeannaP https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/song-and-dance... An ESOL strategy to go with this activity would be to “promote cooperation” since they will be putting on a performance together. An E.D strategy to go with this lesson would be to “optimize individual choice and autonomy” by allowing them to pick their groups and pick which sound they would like to present. 4y
DawnS This sounds like such a fun book and the resource would really get our students excited. I like the social study cross curriculum options on the website you included too! What an awesome idea to have this lead into interviewing an older family member about past memories. 4y
DrSpalding I love the idea of a cross curricular activity. Wonderful book selection of an award-winning book. 4y
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Loganohio20211111111
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A fun loving grandpa who dances in the attic, who says you can‘t be active when you get older? This grandpa is all about fun and dance and that‘s the message he tries to send to his grandchildren.

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GatheringBooks
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#OctoberXFiles Day 3: The song and dance man can definitely be considered a #BoogieMan as he loves to twist and shout. I took a screenshot of Fats‘ review on our website to highlight the vibrant nature of this grandfather who loves to boogie and dance. This book received the Caldecott Medal in 1989. Full review of Fats here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-9or

Cinfhen Cutest #BoogieMan EVER 💗💗💗 4y
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