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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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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.) 5d
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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 6d
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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. 7d
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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 1w
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! 5d
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Blaire
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Two of my kids‘ favorites that I always enjoy rereading. The pigeon books are a guaranteed laugh out loud for the 2-5 year old crowd and my sports loving son has had Dino-basketball memorized for years. I think we‘ve probably read it at least 100 times. He got it at age 2 and still loves it at 7. Both are clever and include jokes for the grown-ups too. #picturebooksatoz #bbrc #rereads @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2w
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dayuso1
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The children's book "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" (RF) is written and illustrated by Mo Willems. This is a hilarious book for elementary students as they get to interact with the narrator, who is an irresponsible pigeon who begs to drive a bus against the bus driver's orders. Students have the opportunity to tell the pigeon no, which doesn't stop him from asking a million times. Fun for kids and teachers, especially for an RA. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 This book would benefit from UDL strategy "Offer Ways of Customizing the Display of Info" (1.1). Teachers would display the pages of the book on PPT or projector screen. Teachers can also offer reference materials for ELLs such as actual pictures of pigeons, buses, bus drivers, etc., Before the story is read (ESOL 29). 3mo
dayuso1 This fun resource is an extension activity for young students to do a guided drawing of their own pigeon, and decide what he isn't allowed to do. https://www.kindergartenworks.com/kindergarten-teaching-ideas/writing/dont-let-t... 3mo
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Mmw2478 The way you retold this story was completely outside the box and engaging! Cute book. 3mo
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mluter
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#lae3414sp19 Another great book written and illustrated by Mo Willems! This books makes for a very interactive RA! This is a great book to use to teach children the importance of following the rules!

mluter This lesson plan focuses on students making personal connections to the text and learning the importance of taking responsibility! https://westonwoods.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/study_guides/Dont-Let-Pi... UDL 3.1 applies because students are talking about their own lives and comparing it to the book! ESOL strategy 22 will be used to make sure that all children have enough time to answer the questions! 3mo
Kcallihan I love books by Mo Willems!! I think you seem very passionate about the book and like you not only read it, but also enjoyed it. I think you also picked a good UDL to connect with the lesson plan! I see that students talking about their own lives and comparing it to the book will not only help students better understand the book, but also themselves! 3mo
jessicabaksh I‘ve read aloud this book in my service learning classroom and the kids really enjoyed it and were actually quite engaged! 3mo
DrSpalding We now know that this could be an amazing storytelling as well! Add his books to your classroom library and make sure you check out his website. It is amazing for students and educators alike. 3mo
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kkimmelman
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This F Caldecott winner puts kids in the driver's seat, letting them decide the difference between right and wrong. Mo Willems creates a fun story that could be used as RT if a student were to act as the pigeon and another acted as the bus driver. UDL 1.1 and 1.3 could be used to tie in RT. ESOL 17 in regards to body language and visuals would also tie in well.

kkimmelman This lesson on sentences https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Piegeon-Packet-Types-of-Sentences-17... would support a grammar lesson after reading this text. #LAE3414sp19 3mo
DrSpalding The pigeon books are beloved by children and adults alike. Add these to your classroom library. Again be sure to consult other resources beyond teachers pay teachers. 3mo
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marypeyton
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“My cousin Herb drives a bus almost every day!”

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I like how the readers are supposed to respond to every line in the book.

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marypeyton
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Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is a caldecott story written and illustrated by Mo Williems. The character is a pigeon who is trying to convince the reader to let him drive the bus. This is a fun story because it lets the children respond and interact with it. I enjoyed this book and think it would be fun to have in a classroom.

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KristenDuck
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Mo Willems is a gift to this generation of children. Short sentences or just a few words on each page with a very funny pigeon make this book worth reading over and over!

The bus driver has to step away for a moment but asks the reader to please make sure that pigeon doesn‘t drive the bus... but he reeeeally wants to!

Such a cute and engaging story, and my Kindergarten class loves it every year. As you see, we also make our own buses after!

Chelleo The pigeon 🐦 is a favorite in our house 5mo
Bookwormjillk We love Mo Willems. 5mo
Djspens My daughter is a first grade teacher and mother to a toddler, they looooove these books! 5mo
jlabombard10315 My one year old loves this one, as well as The Pigeon Needs a Bath. And anything Elephant and Piggie as well. 😁 5mo
CafeMom Fond memories of Mo. My son loved those books growing up. 5mo
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jlabombard10315
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Today my baby snuggled up with me and let me read him all of his favorites from the living room collection, and then I got to watch him eat the heads off Teddies and put the bodies back in the box. 💙😂

Traci1 Hahaha 😆 5mo
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cathysaid
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I also have #24in48 #readathon attire 🤪💃

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Mdargusch 🤣. You‘re really prepared! 6mo
merelybookish Awesome! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love that shirt on the left! 6mo
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Krisjericho
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So funny. My son and I were both laughing throughout. I mean, his cousin Herb drives a bus, so Pigeon should totally be allowed to!

Tamra We love Mo! 6mo
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Erothert
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This F by Mo Willems is a silly story about a very persuasive pigeon determined to convince the other characters (and the readers) to let him drive the bus. This book is also a winner of the Caldecott Honor! It has a good lesson to be learned and also keeps children engaged with illustrations and interaction, I would use as CR. #ucflae3414sp18

Erothert https://theeducatorsspinonit.com/pigeon-and-bus-activities-inspired-by/ provides awesome activities that allow students to learn the letters of the alphabet and letter sounds with this silly pigeon! UDL principle 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of information and ESOL principle 46 use discovery learning activities (hands on activities) 12mo
DrSpalding Concise yet complete. Seek out resources on author, publisher or professional organization sites! 12mo
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lilredheadangel
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Elephant, Piggie, and Pigeon!

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KerriNTurner
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Pigeon socks for warming the feet, and Pigeon book for warming the heart (with laughter).

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CarlyQuinn
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My students always love the pigeon books, and I really enjoy reading them. We talk about voice and how to show a character‘s emotions with these books.

Kshakal My students love these books as well!! 1y
Cheshirecat913 Love these books and the Piggie and Gerald series. My daughter quotes them all the time. 1y
Blaire Yes, these are a hit in our house! 1y
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Kendallc
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This modern fantasy is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott honor and would be great for independent read. The story is about the pigeon wanting to drive the bus and saying why he thinks he should and you constantly saying no. Then the pigeon gets extremely frustrated, although he is still unable to drive the bus. Great for younger kids, easy read. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc The link takes you to a YouTube video of the cartoon version of the book and being read to you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esa5WVybEsA 1y
Kendallc ESOL: 34 de-emphasize speed and emphasize accuracy of work (encourage to replay the video) UDL: 2.5 illustrate through multiple media (video and book) 1y
devin.s I love the pigeon books so much! I love the video attached, it‘s a great way to hear this story! 1y
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KhyaraN
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Mo Willems first children‘s book in the Pigeon series! Funny Modern fantasy(F) picture book that lets the reader interact in the story with the pigeon. It won a Caldecott Honor medal for the illustrations, which display the infamous and mischievous pigeon. Great for RA, and IR in the classroom and very amusing to read.

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KhyaraN This Link provides to many activities and is a whole unit on the Pigeon series by Mo Willems https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/1481.pdf 1y
KhyaraN ESOL Strategies 12. Teach to two objectives, language and content- A simple book that can help with Better understanding of everyday language. UDL guidelines 2.2- clarify syntax and structure. 1y
AndreaG This is such a cute series and could get young readers to seek out other books in the same series. 1y
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kylamarie5
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These pigeon books are awesome for students to read independently (IR). Kids love these modern fantasy (F) books! They are funny, cute, and they have great illustrations (caldecott honor book).
http://www.readingrockets.org/authors/mo-willems
This website has Mo Willems books with their reading level. This is a great resource for teachers or parents to find books for kids that like Mo Willems!
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kylamarie5 UDL: 3.3- Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation
EL: 38- Assign short readings for homework. This could be a fun reading for a student to take home to help them with their English!
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JessicaC I‘ve read this book to my class in extended day! This is such a great book and it‘s a good way to get the children engaged! 1y
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This is a great F book. This is a funny book that students will love. This book won the Caldecott honor award. This is a book I would read to my students in between lunch. This is a great fun read for the students. It's s great RA. http://www.justbooksreadaloud.com/ReadToMe.php?vid=PigeonDriveBus this is a great read aloud that I found. Students some time like to hear a different voice (udl 2.5) (esol 14) #UCFLAE3414SP18

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Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is a hilarious F book that will make any student or adult laugh. It is a feel good book that as a teacher I would probably read on a fun Friday or at the end of the day when we have five minutes left. We all need those fun books in our classroom! TS- RA, S, IR, GR, CR. UDL 1.3 (have the students try and draw the pigeon). EL # 30. Here is a fun lesson plan!

NicoleCumbo I absolutely love this book! It was definitely one of my favorites growing up, and even as an adult, it makes me laugh while reading it. I love the lesson plans that you posted to go along with this and think this would be beneficial in any classroom! 1y
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ambera
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F. RA. This book has been awarded the Caldecott Honor. This is Mo Willemstad first book for children, making it a must have in your classroom library. It is a short read and the title says it all! UDL 1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information. ESOL 1. Teach questioning for clarification. http://www.merrybee.info/ba/dont.html. #UCFLAE3414SP18

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NicoleCumbo
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Don‘t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems is personally one of my favorite children‘s books about a pigeon that wants to drive a bus while the bus driver is away. The pigeon interacts with the readers in this modern fantasy picture book that has won a Caldecott award for it‘s amazing pictures throughout the book. This book would be perfect for a read aloud with your students in the classroom to allow them to interact with the pigeon.

NicoleCumbo A UDL strategy that works well with this book is 3.2 (highlight patterns,critical features,big ideas, and relationships) and an EL strategy to use with this book is strategy 14 (simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant). Www.youtube.com/watch?v=esa5WVybEsA provides an amazing and interactive read along that could be used with students. #ucflae3414sp18 1y
SadiqaH One of my all time favorite book, I read this book so many times to my daughter and every time we enjoyed it. 1y
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BruceWalken
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Having a child means I‘m been reintroduced to a lot of fantastic children‘s fiction. Here are a few that are an absolute delight to read to my son (and myself 😉).

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Santa came! Merry Christmas Littens.

tpixie Merry Christmas 🎄 📘🎁🎄 2y
Tamra That tote! 😍 2y
Bookwormjillk @tpixie Merry Christmas! 2y
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JordanHull
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#UCFLae3414F17 Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is a F book and a recipient of the Caldecott seal, written by Mo Willems. The story is about a Pigeon who desperately wants to drive the bus when the driver steps out. He begs and pleads with the audience and trees to convince them to let him drive the bus. Ultimately the driver comes back, and the Pigeon turns his attention to another vehicle. This book is a terrific RA or S, and Mo Willems would

JordanHull would make a great AS.

http://pigeonpresents.com/pals/the-pigeon/

The link above goes to the authors page where you can meet The Pigeon and find out more information like his birthday and best friends. The site has a section that teaches you how to draw the Pigeon and also allows teachers to print out honorary certificates to commemorate the students on not letting the Pigeon drive the bus. The text would be great for ESOL 3
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JordanHull and would make teaching self-talk relevant, because the Pigeon does it in the book. Allowing the students to learn more about the Pigeon and draw him themselves will accomplish UDL 1.3 and incorporate more visual information. 2y
MorganH That website is a perfect resource for pigeon books, and children would love to visit it! 2y
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Taylorhenderson3
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This F written by Mo Willems is a laugh! In class this could be a great CR or S! I was so engaged when a student came around and had us always “tell the pigeon NO!” So that would be a great form of CR as well. Whatever you do don‘t let the pigeon drive the bus is the premise of this stubborn pigeon. UDL: 7.3 and EL: would be 16

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DominiqueL
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This F Caldecott Honor and New York Times Best Seller picture book is written and illustrated by Mo Willems. This book is fantastic for RA, GR, CR, S, and DR. Mo Willem's website http://pigeonpresents.com/content/uploads/2017/08/pigeon_teachguide.pdf offers a teacher's guide for this book.

DominiqueL One of the activities describes having the students write a personal narrative piece about when they asked their parents if they could do something that they wanted to do. They will also write about what they said to try and persuade their parent and if they were successful. 2y
DominiqueL UDL: 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information, 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media, 4.1 Vary the methods for response and navigation
ESOL: Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge, Give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions, Use student pairs for team learning, especially for reports, experiments and projects, De-emphasize speed and emphasize accuracy of work #UCFLAE3414F17
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AndreaC I enjoy the activity idea you listen down! It‘s great to relate the book to the students‘ real lives! 2y
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WendyP I love this book, I also like the activity you included and how it incorporates writing skills! 2y
Teresaj Mo Willem‘s books are the best! I love the activity that you mentioned 2y
juliek1 I loved this book! It was really silly, definitely a fun read for kids! 2y
JordanHull This book is great! I have a copy for my classroom too. I liked your activity, writing a personal narrative about when they wanted something would help them understand the Pigeons perspective, even though it‘s very silly 🙃 nice post 2y
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SarahWynne
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By now, we all know the F Caldecott PB Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! By Mo Willems. Read as a RA with engaging voices and gestures, students will love this story. A bus driver specifically let‘s us know that we shouldn‘t let the pigeon drive the bus, but he won‘t stop asking! Disappointed after all of the begging, he finally gives up once the bus driver returns. Adorably silly, but could make for a great start to a writing/retelling lesson!

SarahWynne http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus This link includes a number of ways to build upon this story, including having students retell the story from the pigeons pov. These strategies support it...
UDL: 6.1 Guide appropriate goal-setting
ESOL: 1. Teach questioning for clarification 16. Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities
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AlexaDP Out of all of the books I read this semester, this one happens to be one my favorites! I want to have all of the pigeon books in my classroom library one day. I think these books are great for classrooms and are wonderful to use with students! 2y
SarahWynne @AlexaDP I loved your S that you did based on this book, it was adorable! I agree, they are great for classrooms! 2y
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LaurenR
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Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is a cute MF that provides students an active part in their reading. This would be a great S or SR. http://pigeonpresents.com/content/uploads/2017/08/pigeon_teachguide.pdf This website provides an explanation of the book, author, and The Caldecott award it has won. Many great lesson in this as well to provide for your students.

LaurenR ESOL Strategies: #16-Integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. #17-provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions. 2y
LaurenR UDL Principles: 4.1- vary the methods for response and navigation. 5.1-use multiple media for communication. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
AlexaDP This book and this pigeon have quickly become a favorite of mine! No Willems has created an character that everyone can relate to and the books are always entertaining! 2y
DrSpalding We read the story to children down in Paramore last week. When when the book stated, I'll give you five bucks… In order to let the pigeon drive the bus a little boy said ...OK! 2y
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This is one of my favorite realistic fiction books by Mo Willems. It‘s about the pigeon wanting to drive the bus when the bus driver stepped away and asked for him to watch the bus. This is a good story for storytelling because it can be very interactive. The lesson plan I chose has a lot of activities to show comprehension. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dont-Let-the-Pigeon-Drive-the-Bus-Le...

brittanyg This would meet EL 2 promote cooperation and UDL 8.3 foster collaboration and community. I chose these because they will have to work together to do storytelling. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
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This F picture book by Mo Willems is a Caldecott Honor Book. This is one of many books about a pigeon who does everything he can and yet nothing goes his way. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Is just as comical as the rest of the books by this author. Once kids start reading this book they'll want to read the other and can be perfect for AS and RA. You truly fall in love with the pigeon and can even relate sometimes.

Floribelg http://pigeonpresents.com/content/uploads/2017/08/pigeon_teachguide.pdf the link is a great resource for the book and gives you tips while reading this which can help with UDL 7.3 to minimize distractions. ESOL strategy 14 would be great to use during RA. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
brittanyg I fell in love with this book and all of Mo Willems books! They are so cute and make reading a little more fun for the students and adults too lol. 2y
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Don‘t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus written and illustrated by Mo Willems is a Caldecott award winning picture book and is one of my favorites. It‘s apart of the pigeon series and this one tells a funny story on why a pigeon should not drive a bus. I️ would use this book as a RA. UDL strategy 1.2 offer alternatives for auditory information and EL strategy 14 simplify your speech by making I️t slower and redundant.

emily_minnear I‘ve read this one. It‘s a really cute, funny book that is a great addition to a class library! 2y
Jbombardiere I️ remember having this book as a kid and loving I️t, I‘m glad it‘s still a hit! I‘ll definitely have to get I️t again for my own collection. 2y
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The Caldecott winner, Don‘t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus, written and illustrated by Mo Williems, is a hilarious F picture book that would be great for SR. A very convincing pigeon begs to drive the bus while the bus driver goes away. But will you let him drive the bus? This book teaches the kids and allows them to decide whats right and wrong.

supan.katherine http://pigeonpresents.com/content/uploads/2017/08/pigeon_activity_10-year_v10.pd... From pigeon parties, to coloring pages and even to creating finger puppets. This website has it all! 2y
supan.katherine UDL 5.2: Use multiple tools for construction and composition. ESOL 46: Use discovery learning activities (hands-on-activities) #ucflae3414f17 2y
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AlexaDP
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Caldecott winner, Don‘t Let Pigeon Drive the Bus quickly became a favorite book of mine after reading it for the first time. This book is great for Storytelling. A bus driver is going on break and he needs the reader to watch his bus and he only has one rule: Don‘t let the pigeon drive the bus. Once he leaves, the pigeon comes along and asks repeatedly if he can drive the bus.

AlexaDP ESOL strategy 26 maintaining a library of supplementary books and workbooks written in simple English. Also, this aligns with UDL 7.3 and minimizes threats and distractions. 2y
AlexaDP This book is a very simple book for beginning readers and English Learners to read, so I think it is a great book to have in your classroom library. http://pigeonpresents.com/content/uploads/2017/08/pigeon_teachguide.pdf is a guidebook on different ways and methods to present this book to your students. #ucflae3414f17 2y
DrSpalding This resource is fantastic. There are so many ways to use his books in your future classroom. You don't mention specifically how you would present the book? Storytelling? 2y
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The story Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Is a F Caldecott award winning book written and illustrated by Mo Willems. This story is about a pigeon who wants to drive the bus. The bus driver had to leave the bus for a little while and wanted to make sure we don't let the pigeon drive the bus. It's a great book for storytelling in the class. I would use UDL strategy 5.3 support for practice and performance and ESOL strategy 22 give enough time

amyqualk For second language learners to respond to questions. I will have the students create an idea for storytelling and then ask them each questions about the book. The link provided take you to a website about the series of the pigeon books. http://pigeonpresents.com/books/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus/ These would all be great books to have in your classroom library. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
DrSpalding Were you tempted to practice drawing the pigeon? I have done this using the resources on the website for this book. You are correct that these books are excellent additions to your classroom library. Students will enjoy them and you will be providing a pleasurable book experience. 2y
Teresaj I have read Mo‘s Piggie and Elephant books I need to read this series! 2y
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This humorous F PB is a Caldecott Award winner written and illustrated by Mo Willems. This book would be great to use for S, it has humor that kids will love. The book is about a Pigeon who really wants to drive a bus, so when the bus driver gets off the bus the pigeon thinks that it‘s the perfect time to start driving, but before the driver gets off he tells us all to not let the pigeon drive the bus! I would use the UDL guideline 7.3.

WendyP For the ESOL strategy, I believe number 1 would work best if used prior to reading the book. A website that I found useful provides activities and posters. I actually found this website from another classmate who used it on their Glog, http://pigeonpresents.com/get-busy/#pp-series-the-pigeon. 2y
DrSpalding Wendy, I am so impressed that you used resources after having witnessed your peers author study presentation. This resource is excellent as are Willem's books! 2y
juliek1 This book was so funny! Loved it! 2y
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MorganH
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This F Caldecott Honor book would make a great S! The Pigeon is a well-known character from Mo Willems, and he really, really wants to drive the bus. www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus is a resource that uses this book for activities in English, Math, Science, and more.

MorganH EL 17 ‘Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions‘ would fit perfectly when used as an S. UDL 5.1 ‘Use multiple media for communication‘ could be used, as children can meet and learn more about the pigeon and his books online at pigeonpresents.com #ucflae3414f17 2y
emily_minnear Sounds like a really cute fun book! I️ look forward to reading it in the future! 2y
Karlee.Diamond I‘ve seen so many great reviews of this book! I‘ll have to give it a read sometimes! Great post (: 2y
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DrSpalding Excellent post with a lovely image. The resources on line are fantastic for implementing his books in your classroom. Excellent EL/UDL alignment. 2y
ChristinB I love that your source hits all of the core curriculum! I will need to add this to my future classroom library 2y
SarahWynne Books that could be used in multiple ways like this are fabulous! Having the students find out more about the pigeon digitally is a great way to keep them engaged in more pigeon books! 2y
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EveAstrouck
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Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems is a Caldecott Honor F PB that can be great to help students understand that although you ask something a million times in many different ways is the answer is NO it‘s going to stay NO. It would be a wonderful RA or AS in the classroom. ESOL: 14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant.

EveAstrouck UDL: Activate or supply background knowledge by asking for the students to recall a time in their lives that they were told No. #UCFLAE3414F17 http://pigeonpresents.com/pals/the-pigeon/
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DrSpalding Ha! Your summary is spot on! Utilizing pigeon presents as your resource is wise. There is so much on this site that you can use with students. 2y
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MeganMc
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This classic F is a hilarious book for every single class! It is a Caldecott winner and would be an amazing RA or CR to get all the students yelling “no” at the pigeon. This book would have every student interested. It‘s about a pigeon that just simply would like to drive the bus! #UCFLAE3414f17

MeganMc http://pigeonpresents.com This website is completely dedicated to the pigeon. There are amazing videos and fun activities that you could get lost on for hours of fun. The UDL is 5.1 use multiple media for communication because incorporating this website would provide so much deeper learning. The EL strategy is 46 use discovery learning activities. 2y
DrSpalding This website is fantastic. Try drawing the piggy and-or pigeon. It's easy to do and you feel very successful! 2y
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“Dont let the pigeon drive the bus” is a F RA Cadlecott award-winner. This is about a bus driver that asks you to watch his bus and not to let the pigeon drive. The rest of the book is the pigeon trying to convince the reader to let it drive. I would use UDL principle 7.1 to highlight their choices. I would also use esol strategy 2 to encourage small group discussions of why they would or wouldn‘t let the pigeon drive.

Brittanyradzak https://www.kindergartenworks.com/kindergarten-teaching-ideas/writing/dont-let-t... this is a great resource for kids to get creative. They will draw the pigeon and make their own scenario of “dont let the pigeon.....”. I also wanted to include another resource that was an awesome party activity http://www.scholastic.ca/clubs/images/activities/ACT_PigeonActivityBooklet_2014.... #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Two resources! Fantastic!Scholastic is an awesome resource! This could also be used as a mentor text for persuasive writing! 2y
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AndreaC
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“Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus!” is a Caldecott Award winning F book by Mo Willems that would be excellent for RA in an elementary class. The book consists of the Pigeon trying to convince the audience to let him drive the bus while creating a series of quirky excuses and loopholes. EL strategy 10 would be great with this book to allow students to turn and talk to a buddy during the RA. UDL guideline 7.1 fits this book well.

AndreaC I would highly recommend this book to all elementary students. The following link takes you to a lesson plan that showcases how to use this book in all different subjects and is a wonderful resource: http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 2y
amyqualk This is such a cute book! I ordered it from scholastic for my classroom library! 2y
Teresaj I have read other Mo Willams books and I definitely want to add this to my classroom library! 2y
DrSpalding Your resource shows how interdisciplinary these books can be and also shares that it is appropriate for ages two through 11; that's preschool through fifth grade! Great purchase for any elementary classroom library. 2y
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Ellie got to bring the class stuffie home from school and we‘re staging pictures of Pigeon getting up to mischief. Here, he‘s pretending to read Ellie‘s current favorite book, while giving the side eye to her pumpkin muffin.

LauraBrook So cute! ❤️ 2y
TrishB My daughter loved these books 💝 2y
ValerieAndBooks Cute!! 2y
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rubyslippersreads I ❤️ that book cover! 🦇 2y
merelybookish Don't Let the Pigeon Eat the Cupcake!!! 2y
LeahBergen Haha!! I love this. 💕 2y
kyraleseberg So cute! Vampirina is a new favorite series in our house! (edited) 2y
saresmoore @LauraBrook @TrishB @ValerieAndBooks @merelybookish @LeahBergen She gets to write her own story about the pigeon‘s antics at our house. It‘s such a cute idea—her teacher is very creative! 2y
saresmoore @rubyslippersreads It‘s a really cute story, too. The illustrations are so fun. 2y
saresmoore @kyraleseberg Yes! I‘m working on a Vampirina costume for Halloween. 😊 2y
Suet624 Just wait until she's a teenager and they have her bring home the baby that won't stop crying. 2y
saresmoore @Suet624 Oh, no. I had forgotten about those. I think I was in one of the first years that had to bring home the crying babies in middle school. Having done both, I now know that the fake baby is much worse than the real thing. I can still hear that horrible sound... 😣 2y
Suet624 @saresmoore I know! I had to help my kids out with those blasted babies. Awful. 2y
saresmoore @Suet624 And—spoiler alert—it didn‘t deter me from getting knocked up! 😆 2y
Suet624 😂😂😂 2y
batsy Haha, I love her expression! Also her current read looks like fun 😁 Writing about Pigeon's adventures seems like such an engaging way to get kids involved. 2y
saresmoore @batsy I‘m really impressed by her teacher. She manages to instill a lot of confidence in the students for storytelling and writing, even though most of them are still working on basic handwriting skills. 2y
vivastory 😂😂 2y
Reggie A little off the subject. You can send this woman in Japan your stuffed animal for a certain price and she will take pictures all around Tokyo that your stuffed animal has been. And then she sends your stuffed animal back. Sounds funny until you read about the woman‘s kid who died of cancer so she sent his stuffed animal all around Europe and she felt his spirit got to see a bit of the world he never was able to. 2y
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JanaLL
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Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems is a perfect F Caldecott Honor DR picture book for your classroom! The famous pigeon in the story can not wait to drive the bus!!!! He starts off asking nicely, giving reasons why he should drive the bus, and then has a complete meltdown when he is denied. Readers of all ages can't help but have sympathy for this eager and pushy pigeon's simple request.

JanaLL http://www.pigeonpresents.com/teachersguides/pigeon_teachguide.pdf The "Act It Out" activity on this site helps students relate to the pigeon in this story by using expression. Your group will stand up and act out the pigeon‘s role, emulating his dialogue and especially his body language as he shifts through a masterful range of emotions. He is eager, hopeful, annoyed, joyful, doubtful, exasperated, and finally erupts into a full-blown tantrum. 2y
JanaLL Examine and analyze that wonderfully evocative tantrum page, with the explosive yellow and black lettering, feathers flying, and six images of Pigeon having a meltdown, and then ask your actors to re-create the scene. Ask them if they can recall ever having a tantrum and what it felt like. 2y
JanaLL EL strategy 4 - Link lesson topic to students' prior knowledge. UDL 5.3 - Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. #ucflae3414f17 2y
Radams I love this book! The online resource you included looks awesome and has lots of great activities for the classroom. I particularly like the writing and illustrating sequels option. 2y
DrSpalding This would be an excellent dramatic reenactment. His work is so fun! Wonderful resources! 2y
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Aimeejett
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems is a MF read aloud that would be great in your classroom library. The pigeon that is trying to drive the bus is doing everything in his power to convince readers to let him drive the bus even though he knows he's not allowed to. The issue with this book is persuasion. The students will think upon a time that he/she was trying to convince someone to do something. The student will most likely believe

Aimeejett people who have previously established themselves trustworthy. It will make the students think about rationality: they may recognize that in order to be convinced of something, evidence and good reasons should be required. For example, your mom can give you a good reason to make sure to eat lunch everyday, which is why it's good to be convinced that eating lunch everyday is a good thing. 2y
Aimeejett The UDL principle 8.3 Forster collaboration and communication. I think it's important for students to communicate on why they should tell the pigeon no and why he isn't allowed to drive the bus. EL 2 promise corporation is also important. It will be essential for students to talk to each other to make sure they understand the real reason why the pigeon isn't allowed to drive the bus. This website 2y
Aimeejett http://www.crystalandcomp.com/books-children-must-read-dont-let-the-pigeon-drive... is a great activity for the students because they can make up what the pigeon says to try to convince the readers to let him drive the bus. This will give the students the opportunity to use their imagination and be open minded while having fun coming up with their sayings. #ucflae3414f17 2y
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DrSpalding An excellent award winning choice and an excellent read aloud option. Persuasive writing in the intermediate grades is a focus. This would be an excellent mentor text. 2y
MorganH This book is great and funny for an entire class while also as you said, teaching students about rationality! I love your idea with the UDL and communication! Great choice! 2y
HNager The review of the book is great, your resources to go along with the book would be great in the classroom. Great UDL principles to use. 2y
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My first book order for the year came in today... so many good ones to choose from that I had to limit myself to these six!!

Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 2y
Tamra My daughter & I ❤️ Mo Willems. 2y
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