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Grandpa Green
Grandpa Green | Lane Smith
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A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.
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WineAuntKK
Grandpa Green | Lane Smith

But the important stuff, the garden remembers for him.

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WineAuntKK
Grandpa Green | Lane Smith

I liked that the book talks about the story of the grandfathers life and how it is told through his garden.

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WineAuntKK
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2012 Caldecott Award Winning book published in 2011. Grandpa Green by Lane Smith is a beautiful story about a little boy and his great grandfather. The garden tells the grandfathers stories and and it‘s how he remembers his like story.

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deiacovab
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Grandpa Green is a beautiful RF picture book that won a Caldecott Honor Award in 2012. A young boy tells us the story of his great grandfather's long life; we go through grandfather's garden in the story and see his memories displayed as hedges trimmed into various topiaries. This book would do well as IR for emergent readers as it is a lower complexity book. RA is also a good option for this book.

deiacovab The publisher has a great guide for this and other Lane Smith books https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/teachers-guides/9781596436077TG.pdf. This guide would also be helpful for ESOL strategy 13 where teachers can do a 'preview' activity before reading. I chose UDL 3.3 Guide information processing and visualization; this can be conversations during RA asking what type of events we see in the topiary. 3y
amandar This book seems so sweet! Love how the reflection of memories is conveyed through topiary which is different. I agree with your choice of UDL 3.3, I think it fits perfectly for a book like this 3y
DrSpalding This is another Kohl‘s cares book with a powerful message. Read aloud paying close attention to the images is a good idea. Online they have a Goodnight moon and corduroy as Kohl‘s cares books… Hard backs for five dollars! 3y
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annalor
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This book is a great one about the progression of life from childhood to old age. It will teach kids about family, history, and aging. It won a Caldecott honor. Resource- https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=25358
I would use UDL guideline 3.5 as understanding the relationships and the big idea of time passing is key.
ESOL strategy 5 would be used because there could be some unfamiliar words like “horticulture.”
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LizzettM Love the illustration of this book, I need to read it(: 3y
Keishla.O I think the concept of this book is great. Most kids don‘t think about life past lunch time so this is a great book to use to have them think about the whole process of life. Thank you for sharing! 3y
DrSpalding Make sure you use the rubric… For example what genre is this book? Nice concise summary and helpful resource. 3y
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Jennymmm Love the cover of this book. I love books that teaches family history. I will be adding this book to my want to read books. 3y
Brennap I loved that you included some new vocabulary terms in your description. It helps me to visualize more about what the book will be about. Great insight! 3y
Ashley_B The picture on the cover of this book looks quite interesting, I‘m going to have to read it now. Also, I really like your resource, I like seeing new ones that I can also use. 3y
SW-T Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon 3y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗📚 3y
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DrSpalding
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The new Kohl‘s Cares books feature award winning author Lane Smith! Get these hard back books and cute plush characters for $5! ❤️📚

Bshelton27 These are so cute! Cooper wanted the Giraffe book and we read it before bedtime! I‘m definitely going back and getting the others. 😬🥰 3y
DrSpalding The plush characters are adorable! Really good books at a really great price. ❤️📚 3y
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carlypabin
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carlypabin
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A great grandson exploring the life of his great grandfather through his work in his garden! His great life adventures and the importance of what he did

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carlypabin
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Grandpa Green by Lane Smith (picture book published 2011) was a book I really enjoyed. It was about a great grandson exploring his grandfathers garden that tells his life story in his own artistic way

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cparsley
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I like this page a lot i thought it was very romantic and cute

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cparsley
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This would be good for 1st graders I think. We could connect it to their own families, and grandparents

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cparsley
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This is an award winning book. I liked this book a lot because of the illustations, but also the message

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kh972417
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kh972417
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The illustrations are so unique and different. They definitely spark a child‘s imagination

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kh972417
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I loved this book. It seems very personal to the author and the illustrations are very unique. I will definitely be adding this to my library.

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LibrarianRyan
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5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
This book deserves every award it has won. A grandson is telling the reader about his grandfather and his dream of being a great gardener. But sometimes life gets in the way and as you age, you forget. But some things never do. Such a lovely book and a lovely story. But beware, it can be a bit of a tear jerker (in a happy way).

Jee_HookedOnBookz I love tear jerkers and I love Lane Smith! ❤️ ☺️ 3y
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erincox
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This is a really interesting book and I love how unique the plot is! I think students would find this really interesting!

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erincox
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Caldecott
Follows grandpa greens great grandson as he travels through a garden he had created. He can see all the lost memories of his grandpa.

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ally11301
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This RF book is a must have in a classroom! It tells the story about a boy in a farm who had chicken pox who turned into a soldier and a gardener. The book is told by Grandpa Green‘s great-grandson. This book won the Caldecott Honor Award. I love the illustrations as well! Super cute book.

Author: Lane Smith
Illustrator: Lane Smith

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ally11301 https://sixtraitgurus.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/grandpa-green-by-lane-smith/ This resource provides 12 ideas for activities towards this book that could potentially be used for other books as well. 4y
ally11301 An ESOL strategy that aligns with this book would be #16. Integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing activities will help the student along with knowing what the story is about. 4y
ally11301 An UDL that aligns would be 3.3 which is guide information processing and visualization. This will help the student get an idea of the book by watching the illustrations. 4y
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melindamcmullen84 What a cute looking story! A lot of great ideas on the website. I‘ll be adding this to the list of books I want! 4y
Kcallihan This looks like such a cute book and I would love to read!! Your strategies align very well with the website and what you‘re wanting to teach from the book, good job!! :) 4y
DrSpalding You have done a nice job aligning universal design and English learner principles. 4y
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marypeyton
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“The garden remembers for him.”

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marypeyton
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The illustrations in the book are very enjoyable. How the trees are green but everything else is simple black and white really emphasizes the life of the garden.

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marypeyton
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Grandpa Green is written by Lane Smith and published by Roaring Brook Press in 2011. This book‘s characters include Grandpa Green and his great-grandson. The setting takes place in the yard/garden surrounded with plants and trees. The characters and garden are full of life and memories.

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ConnorLaCroix
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"But the important stuff, the garden remembers for him."

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ConnorLaCroix
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"Horticulture" seems like a tough word for kids.

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ConnorLaCroix
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Roaring Book Press New York, 2011
Fun illustrations made from the garden, Its like a flashback of Grandpa Greens life and uses the illustrations as part of the story.

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HBecker20
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“Now he‘s pretty old and he sometimes forgets things like his favorite floppy straw hat. But the important stuff, the garden remembers for them.”

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HBecker20
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I think this book would be great for children interested in nature and the outdoors. I think it‘s a great lesson for kids to believe that nature can preserve memories of the past and present.

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HBecker20
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Grandpa Green is about the life of a little boy‘s grandfather. He depicted his life and his adventures through outdoor sculptures. He seems to have fallen in love with topiaries and the outdoors. Since grandpa has gotten older, he has forgotten his adventures, but the topiaries remember them for him by depicting them.

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GatheringBooks
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#BlackCatChallenge Day 27: Here, Smith managed to transform his grandfather into a man that can be loved by any reader, such that he now belongs to everyone: a beloved Grandpa #Green to any child, tweener, adult who is fortunate enough to read this book. The fact that it is written with very few words and such lovingly-crafted, ingeniously-woven images make it even more effective. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-9pW

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J.Cash
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Grandpa green is a Caldecott award winning book by Lane Smith. In my opinion it was very creative and the illustrations were captivating. I would love to have this book in my classroom library.

J.Cash Teaching strategies such as RA, IR, SR, GR, and PR can be used with this book. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?a=1&tid=25358 #UCFLAE3414SP18 5y
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night_shift
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Pretty pictures and a sweet story. Good pick by the kiddo!

#picturebook

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this! 5y
night_shift @rubyslippersreads yes, me too! ❤ 5y
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ashleyreads
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So, let's talk about imagery. In a children's book pictures are the ONLY way to grab their attention, and so the better the pictures, the better the book.

This book was AMAZING in regards to imagery. The illustrations were BEAUTIFUL and honestly just perfect. I was obsessed with them.

While the story was cute and sweet, the imagery was what made this book particularly special, and for that I give it two thumbs up!

#books #booklove #bookworm

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Peddler410
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A little boy narrates his grandfather's life story as we see grandpa create memories in a topiary garden. Wonderfully done!