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What Do You Do with an Idea?
What Do You Do with an Idea? | Kobi Yamada
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A young boy comes up with an idea and he keeps it safe until one day he realizes the amazing power it can have.
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gabbymartin
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This RF picture book, “What Do You Do with an Idea?” written by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom earned the Independent Publishers Book Award. This short story teaches students that whoever they are at any age, they can bring an idea into the world no matter how big, odd, or difficult.
Teaching Strategy- RA
UDL- 3.2: Students come up with their own ideas.
EL- 15: Reread an important page if necessary and discuss the important pieces.

gabbymartin Website: https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/WhatDoYouDoWithAnIdea A philosophical discussion guideline for teachers to share with his/her students. 5d
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Macker11 I love the idea of this book! I had never heard of it before, what a great message for kids to hear at a young age. I like the discussion questions on your resource, this book could inspire kids to do great things!! 5d
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DawnS
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What do you do with an idea? You change the world. I quickly fell in love with this MF book that was awarded the Independent Publishers Book Award. The writing by Kobi Yamada was accessible for young readers and the pictures by Mae Besom were some of the most beautiful and captivating I have seen in a child‘s book in a long time! This would make for a fantastic RA and it encourages children to foster and appreciate their own ideas. #UCFLAE3414SU19

DawnS This would make for a great class discussion and https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/WhatDoYouDoWithAnIdea has some excellent sample questions to ask the class. It will work into UDL 7.2 optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity and EL 36 asking questions which require higher level thinking responses. I literally cannot day enough good things about this book in the allotted amount of characters... read it! 6d
DawnS The story follows our main character through discovery of his materialized idea as well as fear of rejection because of his idea. In the end, he realizes it is his idea and he loves it. That self confidence and will power to believe leads to the evolution of the character and the idea. Truly one of my favorite reads! 6d
galacticbees This book is amazing. I love how it teaches kids to never let go of who they truly are, no matter what anyone around you says or thinks. I think this is the perfect book for a RA as it brings up a lot of great convos in the classroom. 6d
DawnS @galacticbees this is the first time I had heard of this book and I really love it! BTW it‘s like 50% off on Amazon for Prime Deals 🙌 1d
Apeacock12 I saw this book when I was at Barnes and Noble and put it on my wish list. After reading your review and the comment of others I‘m definitely going to be getting it! 15h
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IndoorDame
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I discovered this quite by accident while on a non book related outing the other day, and it made me so happy! It may be my new favorite picture book!

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Daniisanerd
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This is honestly the sweetest book I have ever read. It has such a sweet and gentle tone to to it.

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AndreaG
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This MF picture book by Kobi Yamada is a New York Times Best Seller and Independent Publishing Book Award winner that I would use during RA for grades K-3. This book follows a child who has an idea which is initially ignored due to fear of ridicule. The idea grows and follows the child, and the child comes to love the idea. When he shares the idea, he‘s made fun of, but decides he doesn‘t care what others think. #ucflae3414sp18

AndreaG This is a sweet book that teaches children to embrace their ideas and they individuality. This link provides comprehension questions at varying levels of depth. http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/35C1809B-B30D-450E-AE7C-1F399C7CA5AF/175763/... 1y
AndreaG I would use this book as a RA to discuss individuality, diversity, and respect for others. ELL strategies 1, 6, 14. UDL: 7.3 (edited) 1y
juliette_kathleen This is SUCH a cool book. I want to order it this moment. I love the visualization this book creates about an idea and how it grows!! It truly is the perfect book for depth of comprehension and higher order thinking questions!! You could even throw in some problem and solution finding skills!! 1y
AndreaG @juliette_kathleen I agree. Such a sweet book. Kids are always so worried about what peers think, I feel this book sweetly addressed those fears and gives confidence to validate and embrace their ideas. 1y
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F. S. This book has won the Independent Publisher Book Award for Children's Picture Books. It is a cute story about a little boy who has an idea. It follows his journey and the reader is able to watch the little boy grow and embrace his idea, regardless of what anyone else thinks of it. I believe this would be a great story to introduce to younger students because it can help them become confident in their own ideas. #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera UDL 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. ESOL 2. Promote cooperation (small groups) 1y
ambera http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/35C1809B-B30D-450E-AE7C-1F399C7CA5AF/175763/... This link brings you to a chart that contains questions to ask you students. There are questions for grades pre-k through 5th grade. 1y
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Taylorhenderson3
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This F is best used as an RA due to teaching students the lesson behind it. I was excited to add this to my pb after a bookboost introduced this series as well as what do you with a problem. An independent publisher just to show you about there own great idea success. These stories are so relatable it will help student figure themselves and concepts out! Using Udl: 9.3 and EL:10 #ucflae3414f17

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ProfessorOak
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#UCFLA3414F17 What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada is a realistic fiction text and has won the Independent Publishers Award. It is the story about a boy who helps bring an idea into the world and the maturation between the idea and the boy growing up together.

ProfessorOak Link http://www.lincolncottage.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/idea-portrait_web.pdf I have to use UDL 1.3 offer alternatives for visual information. I would use ESOL 13 to preview and review activities. #UCFLA3414F17 2y
JanaLL I created a lesson plan for this in my RED course. Great book! 2y
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SarahWynne
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Independent Publisher award winning F PB, What Do You Do With An Idea? By Kobi Yamada& illustrated by Mae Besom, could be read to students of all ages as a RA. Charmingly illustrated, this story follows a little boy and his idea. Afraid of what people would think, he almost abandoned this idea, but soon realized he should give it all of his attention. After it became everything he ever imagined, he reminds us that ideas change the world.

SarahWynne ttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/What-Do-You-Do-With-an-Idea-by-Kobi-Yamada-1839888 The link provides an entire literature unit for students based off of the book. Discussion questions, a craft, and a handout. Strategies:
UDL: 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity 7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy
ESOL: 8. Use direct instruction: Modeling 22. Give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions
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Samantha.K This book is so good. It‘s the perfect book to read to students when they are struggling with what to do. The illustrations are beautiful and I love how at the end the illustrations just burst. (edited) 2y
SarahWynne @Samantha.K I also love the illustrations! And yes, such a good read for students caught in the “what to do” phase. 2y
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AshleyAA
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What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom is a F book about a child who happens to have an idea and doesn‘t know what to do with it out of fear of the unknown. He didn‘t know how people would react and didn‘t have the confidence to find out, but that changes when he gets attached. An Independent Publisher Book Award winner, it makes an exceptional book for IR, or RA. One of my favorite books!!

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AshleyAA The lesson plan provided, alongside the book, can meet UDL principles 3.2 and 8.3, which relate to highlighting big ideas and relationships and fostering collaboration and community and promoting. It also meets EL 2 and 3 that relate to promoting collaboration and encouraging self-talk. A fantastic book that can be used to motivate students and build confidence. (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Many students are going to need your assistance with building confidence and motivation. This book can help you help them! Excellent choice. 2y
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Sabrinac
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What Do You Do With An Idea is an inspiring read that won an Independent Publishers Gold Book Award. The author takes you through the adventure one young boy has when he discovers and idea he has. Throughout the story, the boy grows confident in his ability to keep his idea, and at the end realizes that his ideas can change the world. I would love to include this book in my future classroom because, it teaches children to believe in themselves.

Sabrinac http://meramecchoiceart.blogspot.com/2015/08/what-do-you-do-with-idea.html (This website takes you to an activity you can use in the classroom, where children are able to post the ideas they have and share them on their class bulletin board.) 2y
Sabrinac UDI: 8.1 Heighten salience of goals and objectives. UDI: 9.1 Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. ESOL: 3 Encourage self-talk (positive thinking) by encouraging students to always believe in themselves and the ideas they create. 2y
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DrSpalding For the message in this text, your principles and strategies are spot on. Very well done. These self published titles have been on the NYTBS which shows they have had a positive response in our nation. 2y
AndreaC I think this is a great pic for a classroom library! Also love the illustration style 2y
Sabrinac @AndreaC Thank you so much Andrea! 2y
Sabrinac @DrSpalding Thank you so much Dr. Spalding! 2y
amandagrant This book is so beautifully illustrated with a clear and easy to understand message to be taken from it. Very high quality. The UDL strategies you picked align perfectly. Nice job :) 2y
Sabrinac @amandagrant Thank you so much! I love this book, it's so well written and has a great meaning! 2y
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nicholemers
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I picked up a copy of this beautifully illustrated picture book and adorable idea plushie for a birthday party.
I should've picked up one for my kiddo. It's so nice and the message is really important.
Heck...it's really profound for anyone at any age...

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Mtroiano
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I love a children's book that tells a story the adult reader, as well as the child, needs to hear. ❤️

#raisingreaders #childrensbooks #booksforallages

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Doucette_Library
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And What Do You Fo With a Problem? Interesting juxtaposition of two great concepts - things you need to wonder about. An idea looks like an egg with a crown. A problem looks like a big, swirly, dark cloud. Is an idea good? Does a problem present an opportunity? Create an atmosphere of wonder and curiosity in your classroom. Grades K-4.

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Autumn
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Our breakfast book today☀️Such a sweet picture book. Inspirational for kids and adults alike.

tpixie So love the cover! 3y
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RHES_Library
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Kobe Yamada wrote a story all about ideas. This book empowers children to take their dreams and see what happens with them. Never give up, even when others doubt, keep dreaming and planning. A must read!

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Nandis
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I liked being with my idea. It made me feel more alive, like I could do anything.

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Stephkent
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This book is elegant and honest on every level.