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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! | Mo Willems
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When the driver leaves the bus temporarily, he gives the reader just one instruction: Don't let the pigeon drive the bus. But that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in the driving seat. He whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive?
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sarabellini
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“I have dreams, you know!” “Fine.” This page was hilarious because the pigeon was so passionate about letting him drive the bus.

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sarabellini
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I liked how at the end he ended up driving a truck and not the bus. It made me laugh.

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sarabellini
Pickpick

I loved how this book made the bus driver act as if he was talking to the reader. It made it really funny and interactive.

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Juliafass

“My cousin Herb drives a bus almost everyday!”

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Juliafass

This is a funny and interactive book to bring into any classroom!

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Juliafass
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Pickpick

Don‘t let the Pigeon drive the bus was written by Mo Willems in 2003. This Caldecott award winning book is hilarious and so fun to read with children. It even made me laugh. The illustrations of the frustrated pigeon are silly and fun and the story line being interactive is really what makes it.

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Allierd22

“C‘mon! Just once around the block! I‘ll be your best friend!”

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Allierd22
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This book makes you laugh and feel like you‘re back in school being read to by your teacher since this was such a popular book when I was young!

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abbychlosta

“VROOM-VROOM VROOMY VROOM-VROOM! PIGEON AT THE WHEEL!”

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Allierd22
Pickpick

“Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” Is an adorable and hilarious book that uses minimal words and pictures to create a very attention grabbing story. This book is definitely one that would grab children‘s attention for story time in the classroom!

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abbychlosta

I love how the illustrations were very minimalistic, but still very cute and children friendly. I also loved the attitude of the pigeon and his perseverance.

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abbychlosta
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Pickpick

Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Williams was written in 2003 and is a Caldecott Honor Book. It was so cute. Readers can anticipate from the title and illustrations that there will be a mischievous pigeon that is dying to drive the bus even though he is not allowed. I think children will learn from this book to never give up on their dreams because the pigeon never gave up on his and even made his dreams grow by seeing the semi truck.

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DeannaP
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Don‘t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus words and pictures by Mo Willems has won a Caldecott Medal. This book is about a bus driver that must leave, and he warns the reader not to let the pigeon drive the bus. The pigeon tries different techniques to persuade you to let him drive until the bus driver comes back. #ucflae3414su19

DeannaP An E.D strategy to go with this book would be to “offer alternatives for auditory information” this book comes in multiple languages, so the teacher could read it in English and the student‘s other language which also goes with the ESOL strategy “provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions”. https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus 2mo
DMoux Super interesting how the link incorporates different teaching ideas for English, Math, Science and other subjects! Love Mo Willems and his style of writing, it really makes the reader feel involved. :) 2mo
DrSpalding What teaching strategy are you suggesting we use? 1mo
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gabbymartin
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This Caldecott Honor MF picture book written and illustrated by Mo Willems is about driver who has to leave his bus and asks the audience to not let the pigeon drive the bus!
Teaching Strategies: RA, LC, S
UDL: 4.2: Play the YouTube storytime version for students to have access to a motion picture version of the book.
EL: 11. Change of voice and gesture to express the words in the story.

gabbymartin Website: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bZp67sDhuw0 Storytime of the book for teachers in the classroom as well as parents at home. (Most of the books in this series available on YouTube.) 2mo
gabbymartin #UCFLAE3414SU19 🍎 (edited) 2mo
DrSpalding You are right this book could be used in many ways. This is his first and an excellent addition to your classroom library. 2mo
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alexialovesmith
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Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (Caldecott Award)- This MF book would be a perfect RA or S. In the story, a bus drive takes a break from his route and a pigeon is dying to take the wheel while he is gone! The pigeon begs to drive it over and over again, even throwing a fit. While reading, students are able to yell at the pages, making them feel like they are in charge of the fate of story.

alexialovesmith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZp67sDhuw0 Playing this video as you flip through the pages with your students would meet UDLS2.5 and EL17. I love this video because it allows students to feel like they‘re actually interacting with the pigeon on the pages! #ucflae3414su19 2mo
DrSpalding More detail needed here regarding your English learner and universal design principles. 1mo
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DezireeLara
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Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is a MF written and illustrated by Mo Willems. This is a great storytelling book for your elementary classroom! This Caldecott Honor tells a story about a stubborn pigeon who wants to drive a bus, but is being told no. #ucflae3414su19

https://www.virtualbookclubforkids.com/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus-inspire... has 16 different activities and crafts that can be done with students.

DezireeLara Through the activities from this website, UDL 1.2 can be satisfied, offering alternatives for auditory information. ESOL strategies can also be satisfied through these visuals that can be created from this website. 2mo
DrSpalding What a great image! Many of your peers fell in love with Mo! 16 different activities to use with this one book… Good books can teach so much! 1mo
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jmartucci
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This MF story, winner of a Caldecott honor, by Mo Willems is such a fun read! This is a silly story about a pigeon being very eager to drive the bus while the driver is away. He really wants to do it and he asks the students reading if he can! This book would be best RA while using ESOL strategy 16, integrating reading and writing activities, pulled from Mo Willems website http://pigeonpresents.com/get-busy/.

jmartucci UDL 2.1, clarify vocab and symbols can help students by looking at the pictures and the teachers pointing out vocab. #ucflae3414su19 2mo
Macker11 I have yet to read a pigeon book, but it seems with the interaction to the reader that it is a good read for students! I think finding a clever and appropriate book for students to read is a great asset to the classroom library. I like how your resource already had teacher guides to use for this book! 2mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent resource for a series of books that are beloved by primary children and teachers alike. Use them. 1mo
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