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Redwoods
Redwoods | Jason Chin
10 posts | 10 read | 2 to read
A ordinary subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels--all the way to California to climb into the Redwood canopy. Crammed with interesting and accurate information about these great natural wonders, Jason Chin's first book is innovative nonfiction set within a strong and beautiful picture storybook.
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Estradan
Redwoods | Jason Chin
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This was such a cool NF book about redwood trees! Jason Chin provides real life examples mixed with a boys fictional experience when learning about redwood trees. http://jasonchin.net/educators/educational-resources-for-redwoods/ offers great resources for group activities. #ucflae3414su19

Estradan This would be a good book for a PR during a science lesson. The students can investigate trees around them and compare them to redwoods. This aligns with UDL 6.3 because students can organize their information and understanding of what they learned. ESOL strategy 32 aligns because students can work in pairs when learning about these trees. 5d
Summerm I love the resource that you used. So much information about the book. I've always wanted to see a redwood tree, but maybe reading about it would quench my desire for a while. Definitely wouldn't mind reading this! 4h
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jennacavanaugh
Redwoods | Jason Chin

"Redwoods regularly grow to be more than 200 feet tall."

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jennacavanaugh
Redwoods | Jason Chin

This would be a great book to get kids into reading nonfiction because it has a fictional element of the boy saying the facts as he is in the forest.

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jennacavanaugh
Redwoods | Jason Chin
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This nonfiction book is not like any others I have read. I enjoyed that it was a fictional story about a boy walking in the redwood forest, however, the facts he reads about the redwood forest are true facts. The pictures were absolutely beautiful.

Rating 3.6/5

NONFICTION

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SarahWynne
Redwoods | Jason Chin
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Redwoods by Jason Chin is a NF picture book that would be great for PR. Have you ever wondered about the Redwoods? Exactly how tall and wide are those trees? How old are they? How can they continuously grow? All of these questions and more are answered right in this book. Visually, it takes you on a journey through the Redwoods in a student‘s eyes who just picked up the book about the Redwoods.

SarahWynne s http://jasonchin.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Jason-Chin-CCSS-Guide-FINAL.pdf The author‘s teacher guide provides comprehension check questions and extra Common Core activities such as Think-Pair-Share. UDL: 6.3 Facilitate managing information and resources
ESOL: 10. Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups 22. Give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions #UCFLAE3414F17
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DrSpalding Your image is phenomenal. Using the author site as your guide is excellent. Look how nicely the think pair share activity assists your second language learners. Nice job aligning multiple ESOL strategies. 2y
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Brittanyradzak
Redwoods | Jason Chin
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This is a great RF RA book to by Jason Chin to have in your classroom library. A boy finds an abandoned book about redwoods, he soon finds out about the strange things that happened when she reads the book. He learns all about the redwoods by jumping through the jurassic period, roman empire, and redwoods itself. I would use UDL principle 2.1 andESOL strategy 5 to help with challenging vocabulary #ucflae3414f17

Brittanyradzak http://jasonchin.net/educators/educational-resources-for-redwoods/ this is a great resource from the authors website about the different activities like compare and contrast, life cycle of a tree, tree hunt, tree mural, circular stories, and fact vs fiction. This is a great way to begin a science lesson on trees 🌲 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Adding this to my stack! As I looked at your wonderful resource I saw lots of science integration but also SS! Map skills for example! This book while it has some NF, it is a fictional story correct? I think it's RF. Consult your genre quick guide and let me know. 2y
Brittanyradzak @DrSpalding I just looked through the quick guide and yes it is RF. Oops! Thank you for correcting me! 2y
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Elizabethhunt96
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Redwoods, a NF by Jason Chin, is a bit wordy and long to be engaging. However, the illustrations are AMAZING and really tell a unique story! Here's a video from NatGeo about redwoods: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/videos/the-redwoods/ #ucflae3414su17

DrSpalding Interesting topic. Some NF is not meant to be read start to finish. You can dip in and dip out for the information you want to share. Don't forget the #. 2y
melissaallam I was thinking the same thing as @DrSpalding. Maybe you could choose a few pages to read and have the book available for students who are interested to read the remainder independently. 2y
Ashleywwolfe I agree with @melissaallam , if the illustrations are fab- use it where you think the children will connect! Plus, what one of us is not-impressed with, another adores ;) 2y
Chanelamber I haven't read this one; however, I am not a fan of wordy children's books - not saying that they aren't good to expose children to, but I typically like books with 2-4 sentence and lots of great illustration! 2y
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Peddler410
Redwoods | Jason Chin
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My daughter is enjoying all the fun facts she gets to share with us. Especially the fact that a 200 foot tall tree starts out as a seed the size of a tomato seed!

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Peddler410
Redwoods | Jason Chin
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My seven year old's Scholastic book order came in today! Book fair is tomorrow! 🙃

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hereweeread
Redwoods | Jason Chin
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An excellent resource for teaching kids about nature, redwood trees, environmentalism, fantasy and imagination. Recommended for readers ages 5-10. #redwoods #jasonchin