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The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit | Drew Daywalt
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Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me--now a #1 New York Times bestseller!Poor Duncan just wantsto color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing:His crayons have had enough! They quit!Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speakingeach believes he is the true color of the sun.What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfectas a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such asDon't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers'Stuck, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.
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lwatrob

“It's me, RED crayon. WE NEED to talk. You make me work harder than any of your other crayons. All year long I wear myself out coloring FIRE ENGINES, apples, strawberries, and EVERYTHING ELSE that's RED. I even work on holidays! I have to color all the Santas at Christmas and ALL the hearts on Valentine's day! I NEED A REST!“

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lwatrob

The illustrations are vibrant and fun, and will hold the children's attention. I really enjoyed them displaying emotion throughout the book.

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Pickpick

This is a great book that is a fun read, and will have children laughing. It is about a boys crayon box quitting because they are tired of being compared to other colors, being used too much and more.

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Lf196117

One day in class, Duncan went to take out his crayons and found a stack of letters with his name on them”. This quote begins the book by telling the reader that the crayons are absent and clearly need to communicate with Duncan.

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Lf196117

This class would be perfect to read to a group of kindergartners. At this point, they may be coloring with only one or two colors. If you read this book they will begin to use all the colors to empathize with the crayons.

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Award: E.B. White Read-Aloud Book
Review: Duncan wants to color, but all of the crayons wrote letters to Duncan demanding a break. Red is tired, beige is bored and black is misunderstood. Peach is naked! Jeffers‘ ability to communicate emotion in simple gestures, even on a skinny cylinder of wax, elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights. Children who attribute feelings towards playthings will never look at crayons again.

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This modern fantasy picture book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is a very funny original children‘s book that uses the literary technique of anthropomorphism to stimulate the creativity and imagination of the reader and is a perfect book for a read aloud. This amazing and original book, which won many awards including the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, is about a boy named Duncan who just wants to color using his crayons.

ccipriati But, much to his surprise, when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds a big stack of letters. The crayons apparently have had enough and each crayon color wrote Duncan a letter explaining why they all “quit!” What can Duncan do to get the crayons back to their intended job? This book stimulates children to use their imagination and start creating their own conversations with crayons or other objects. #UCFLAE3414F19. 3d
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is (7.1) to optimize individual choice and autonomy. I can emphasize the choice each crayon made and explain to the students that it was each crayon‘s individual choice for different reasons to “quit.”
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ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #14. By simplifying your speech to making it slower and redundant then the students will be able to follow along with the read aloud and understand and think about what is happening. 3d
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ccipriati An objective of a great lesson plan to be used with this book would be to teach the children how to identify cause and effect. I would provide the student with either a cause or effect and they will come up with the other one. https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/the-day-the-crayons-quit 3d
karlasanabria1 I loved this book, instantly bought it after the professor‘s read aloud! Your UDL Guideline seems very relevant and I liked your relation to the story. 13h
abbie-cadabbie I fell in love with this story the second I heard it! Great choice of lesson plan to go along with the story. I also like your review on the book :-) 13h
Lrobertson Great lesson for this book! It is a great resource for problem solving, so having student do a cause and effect would be great! 4h
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peytonfleming

Review: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, 2013, is a picture book about a box of crayons that decide to write letters to their owner because they quit!
Blurb: This book is an adorably funny story written almost entirely through letters. Every crayon has its own personality and reason for quitting and children find it very funny.
Quote: “If you don't start coloring inside the lines soon...I'm going to COMPLETELY LOSE IT!!!“

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This F picture book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffer is perfect for a read aloud. My professor read this to my class and I ran out to read it to my own class. It won the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and rightfully so. A poor boy named Duncan opens his box of crayons to find a big stack of letters. Each crayon wrote him a letter explaining why they all quit. Maybe in the end Duncan will be able to make it up to them. #ucflae3414f19

Jgolub13 My UDL strategy for this book would be (7.1) optimize individual choice and autonomy. I can emphasize the choice each crayon made, and show how it was each individual crayon's choice. My ESOL strategy would be #14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. 1w
Jgolub13 My lesson plan involves taking this text, and teaching students how to identify cause and effect. The effect would be the crayon leaving, but the students should be able to identify the cause of each individual crayon leaving the box.
https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/the-day-the-crayons-quit
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JRone I really like your description of the book. I also like and agree with how you aligned your UDL strategy. It‘s a great choice to go along with your book. 14h
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This F, E.B. White Read Aloud Award Winner by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffer is a perfect fit for an RA to elementary students. A boy named Duncan went to take out his crayons until he instead, receives a stack of letters with his name on them all saying that the crayons quit. The crayons expressed their feelings to Duncan as to what he had done for them to turn against him.

sbombasi He realizes that crayons have feelings too, so he decides to make it up to them and make them happy! #ucflae3414f19
http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/day-crayons-quit-activities/

The UDL principle 7.1 regarding to optimize individual choice and autonomy along with EL #4 that states linking lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge fit well with this activity and book.
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sbombasi This site has different lesson plans that specifically align with the Common Core State Standards that have suggested assignments, writing prompts, and activities that correlate with this book for every elementary grade level. My favorite one would be the crayon sentence completion which includes a template with opinion, reason, example, and conclusion fill in the blanks that students would express their best crayon in the box. 1w
Mwinship I love this book and need to get my hands on a copy! This book would be great for teaching the structure of letters and greetings/closings. 1w
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GroeningsC I love this book, and agree it makes an amazing read aloud! 1w
Shannyblake Great post! Your posts are so detailed and informative in many different ways. I love this book 1w
leximcmillin This book is so cute, I love it! I think children would really enjoy this book, and it is a great way of teaching book structure 1w
Jgolub13 I really enjoyed Dr. Spalding‘s read aloud. It definitely makes for a fantastic read aloud. 1w
CPettersen This was such a cute book! I really loved it. 1w
ebrown this book is so sweet and great for younger grades! the students can personify things they use everyday, which contributes to spreading kindness. 1w
alexblanco I never heard of this book until Dr. Spaulding read it and absolutely love it! I definitely want to purchase this book in the future. It‘s so fun to read and kids would love it, good choice! 1w
Jewelwinkler I think this book would be perfect for some fun artistic activities like the ones that are in your resource. It would be a perfect way to integrate art into literature which is important. 1w
BRaulerson I chose to discuss this book as well! Once Dr. Spalding read this to us in class I fell in love with it and read it to my own children! They were so engaged even my mom was laughing with it!! Love this story! 1w
Alexush I like that the common core standards that go with this book are attached in the website you submitted. 1w
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BRaulerson
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The Day the Crayons Quit is one of my favorite fiction picture books. It is written by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. This wonderful colorful story allows the crayons to speak up and will have the children laughing and enjoying their crayons in a new way! This is a great story to use as a RA. This standard https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5686 students are able to identify who is telling the story at different points.

BRaulerson The ESOL strategy I would use is 14. Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. This is an engaging story that could be understood easier if slowed down and using expressive reading. The UDL strategy would be to guide information processing and visualizing. There so much great imagination to visualize and play with in this story, the students will enjoy it!
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kradebaugh I loved this book when it was read to us in class. I have recently added it to my collection. 1w
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Lrobertson
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This (F/PB)E.B White Read-Aloud Award-winning book is an adorable story about a boy, named Duncan, coming to class to find all of his crayons missing from his crayon box. In their place was a stack of letters from said crayons on their reasoning for quitting. Some are feeling overworked, while others are arguing one another. At the end of the story, you see how Ducan makes all of the crayons happy. #ucflae3414f19

Lrobertson This book would be great for RA. Also, allowing students to act out crayons for an RT would be awesome! https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/day-crayons-quit has so great activities to go along with this text. EL Strategy 8: Use direct instruction: Modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and how to show how to use is. (RA) UDL 1.1: Offer ways of customizing the display of information (RT) (edited) 1w
AleciaM This is a great series book. I like how you displayed the book making it very inviting for a child to pick up and read. 1w
DrSpalding Your image is awesome! Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource. Excellent job aligning teaching strategies with universal design and English learner strategies. 1w
Tinks Love this book and definitely want to purchase it, just because. Dr. Spalding did a fabulous job in reading this book with her very expressive voice on how the crayons might have sounded. Love, love, love ...💗 13h
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kh972417

“I have to color all the Santa‘s at Christmas and the hearts on Valentine‘s Day. I need a rest.”

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Mehso-so

This book is silly and gives children a sense of laughter. The illustrations look like they were drawn with crayons, making them relate to the moral of the story.

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#7days7covers #covercrush #day5

@Tiltedwhirled would you like to join in? Seven days, seven covers, no explanation. Just tag someone each day.

LauraAndTaraAndBooks My son used to love this book! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I know why you love this one 💖 and the cover definitely brings a smile 😊! 1mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks I wondered whether anyone would remember my crayon connection 😄 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks @Lynnsoprano I do 🙋🏻‍♀️! 1mo
Tiltedwhirled Sure! 1mo
EricJames1 Love this cover 4w
Lynnsoprano @EricJames1 It‘s definitely one of my favorites. And welcome to our Litsy family. 4w
EricJames1 Woohoo! Finally part of the fam. 4w
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BeverlyMel
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This story is such a cute Fantasy F about the results of overworked crayons. I loved how the illustrator used such beautiful drawings that draw your attention. Great RA & RT. #UCFLAE3414SU19

galacticbees i love love love this story! i can‘t wait to use it in my future classroom. it was so fun to listen to when Dr. Spalding read it to us 3mo
BeverlyMel https://pin.it/4chagezjr6zz6v. I loved this activity because it‘s kind of a brain teaser for students based on the book which helps activate the knowledge that they gained reading the story (UDL 3.1, EL 2) 3mo
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The Day the Crayons Quit is a MF picture book written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. This is the winner of the Young Readers Choice Award. This books features Duncan's crayon box sending letters about why they are deciding to quit being his crayons. This is an incredible story and has so many uses in the classroom. I would plan to use this as a S or RT.

carlenerubin https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/day-crayons-quit

UDL: 4.2
ESOL: 14

This book is so useful in the classroom. Not only can you use it to teach letter writing but also things like colors, and art. These activities can be modified to fit the needs of any student.

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Myiab I love everything about his book, especially the illustrations! RIF is an amazing resource for books with free activities for students. Great choice! 3mo
DezireeLara Love this book! It‘s so cute and I totally agree every student should have this book read to them! 3mo
DrSpalding Be sure to expand on your principles and strategies. This is a high-quality book that everyone should have access to. 2mo
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is a magical little low fantasy fiction PB that talks about just what the title says: Crayons Quitting! It‘s simply adorable and entertaining and would be great for a DR in a primary classroom. I would have students write from Duncan‘s perspective and then act it out. Here is a resource for this text https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-day-the-crayons-quit

Mary_Dehner The UDL strategy I would use for this book is 4.1 and ESL #46 #UCFLAE3414SU19 3mo
DrSpalding Make sure you are explaining your universal design and English learner strategies. It is an amazing book that should be in your classroom library. It works very well as a mentor text for writing persuasive, friendly letters. 3mo
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, is a MF #1 New York Time‘s Bestseller. In the lighthearted picture book, Duncan‘s crayons have some things to say. Yellow and Orange are no longer speaking, and blue and grey need a break. This book would be great for a RA. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByQ7Ms8WXdqqb1NDUUxMWkFWM2M/preview After students have read the book, they can write their own letters to a crayon of their choice. The book and activity will cover ESOL strategy 16 and UDL 7.1 3mo
Macker11 I love these books they are so cute! So relatable for the students and gets them thinking about what other colors they could use beyond our regular ones! I love the resource with students writing letters to a crayon, it‘s a great idea for a creative writing prompt! 3mo
gabbymartin I have to pickup this book! I love the idea! I like your strategy of having students create their own letters and crayons, that's a great way to branch off the text! Definitely something I would do in my classroom too :) 3mo
DrSpalding Love this book. Love this post. Positive peer feedback. 2mo
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DMoux
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The E.B. White Read Aloud Award winning MF is the cutest story about angry crayons leaving letters to Duncan, their owner. Some crayons need a break from all their coloring, others want to be used more, and still others fight over whether they are the true color of the sun. At the end, Duncan figures out how to resolve the the issue! This book is perfect for RA and RT. Such a fun way to learn about colors while welcoming laughter in the classroom!

DMoux https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/day-crayons-quit This link will bring you to different printables, activities, and teacher resources for this book! UDL 5.3 can be used by building fluency through practice and performance in a RT. ESOL 8 will be used by modeling fluency as direct instruction through RA. #ucflae3414su19 3mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource. You are easily aligning principles and strategies to meet the needs of all students. 2mo
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DeannaP
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The Day the Crayons Quit written by Drew Daywalt illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is a fiction picture book that won the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Book. This is a hilarious book is about a boy named Duncan that went to color but when he opened his box of crayons there was letter from each color crayon saying they quit! Some crayons say they are over worked, some say they are never used, and two are at war. #ucflae3414su19

DeannaP A lesson I would do for this book to improve comprehension would be to play a memory matching game. The students would match the color crayon as to why they quit. I would create my own matching game not use the one that‘s in the link, but I got the idea from the link. An ESOL strategy to go with this would be to “focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe, and report”. 3mo
DeannaP An E.D strategy would be to “minimize threats and distractions” I would do this by making sure each student has their own set of cards to match. Activity: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/word-match/day-crayons-quit-memory-match 3mo
DrSpalding Such a fun book and an excellent resource! Memory games are extremely helpful. Same comments as previously noted. UDL, use abbreviations... 2mo
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Hestapleton
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I‘ve wanted to read this for awhile now and I‘m so glad I finally got to it. This would be super fun for kids who love to color! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #a2z #bbrc @LibrarianRyan

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sounds like cute book. 3mo
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 3mo
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Come-read-with-me
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After reading dozens of books to my 5-year-old niece I asked her which one was her favourite. Her response “All of them!!” A reader is born!

rather_be_reading awww 😍😍 i love it! 3mo
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C.Austin
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt is a wonderful, silly, and funny F PB. This book is about a boy named Duncan who receives letters from his crayons. I absolutely adored this book perfect for all grade levels! During a RA your students will laugh their tails off! The pictures by Oliver Jeffers are wonderful and go perfectly with the story! Happy Coloring! #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin This resource comes straight from the publisher‘s website! This resource includes multiple lessons with aligning CCSS. https://www.penguin.com/static/images/yr/pdf/CrayonsGuide.pdf You can also find this resource on my Book Boost slide. (It is the purple QR code) 6mo
C.Austin ESOL Strategy 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. UDL Principle 7.1: Optimize individual choice and autonomy. 6mo
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kelseymccormick
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The New York Time‘s Best Seller, The Day the Crayons Quit (F) is a silly story, perfect for a RA. Duncan, a young boy, wants to color some pictures. However, when he opens his crayon box, he is left to see letters...written by the crayons themselves! They are quitting. Must read! #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/day-crayons-quit This resource provides high-quality printables and lesson plans. 6mo
kelseymccormick This aligns with ESOL strategy #14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant (RA) and UDL 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information 6mo
Kcallihan This looks like the cutest book ever, I don‘t know why I‘ve never heard of it before! I will definitely be putting this in my need to read pile. I think you did a good job aligning the strategies and making sure that ESOL students have the opportunity to fully comprehend the lesson. 6mo
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JessicaRosell I can't wait to buy this book! I already have red. I also like that your link gives us a variety of activities to do with this book. And I'm always about read-alouds when they hit that esol 14! 6mo
MGrace15 This is a super cute story as it‘s quite different from anything else! Great choices on the UDL & EL strategies! @kelseymccormick 6mo
karamank This book is adorable! I will definitely be using it in my future classroom! Thanks for sharing! 6mo
C.Austin @kelseymccormick I absolutely loved this book! I would love to have my students complete a debate on which color is truly the color of the sun! 6mo
Zmohammad This is such a cute book that we can use to do many activities with. Dr.Spalding suggested we could have our students write back to the crayons, 🖍 which I thought was wonderful. 6mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource. 6mo
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Ms.Bursey
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When I tell you I absolutely love fiction, picture The Day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt The book is good for a fun and interactive read-aloud setting out to discuss the day these crayons were fed up with being used. The book has won a Goodreads choice award and also promoted the learning and understanding of colors. The UDL principle is 3.1 and the ESOL STRATEGY is 12. Teach two objectives, learning and content.

DrSpalding More detail needed specifically in the area of thorough knowledge of the book. 6mo
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This hilarious F children‘s book by Drew Daywalt is something that everyone in the schools should read! We were read this book in class and everyone agrees that the book was amazing. I would have this book as a DR with students. This book is about all of the different colored crayons wanting to quit and their reasoning behind it. This would be a great lesson into for teaching students about the different colors.

taywise393 In this lesson, https://www.eslkidstuff.com/lesson-plans/pdf/colors-lesson-plan.pdf , I would replace the song for the book (or use both)!! Which is a great way to introduce the color wheel. ELL accommodations are 29 and 31 based on the students comprehension of the instruction. UDL principles are 7.3 and 5.3. This book won the Goodreads choice awards best picture book!!! #LAE3414SP19 (edited) 6mo
wmaxflowers I enjoyed your lesson plan. I think that including the 8 different activities teaching the colors will help to really enforce the color wheel concept! (edited) 6mo
SofiaRoselli This looks like such a cute book! The lesson plan has so many activities and the book will definitely keep children engaged. 6mo
DrSpalding Good resource Taylor! I like the idea of using both the song and the book… How cool to include arts integration as well. 6mo
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Perhaps I wasn‘t the reason my doctor put The Day the Crayons Quit (F, Goodreads Choice Award Winner, NYT #1 Bestseller) in the lobby of my doctor‘s office, but I feel like maybe I was so I‘m Litsying about it. This hilarious book by Drew Drywalt/illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is recommended for PK-2, but I feel it should be required reading for all human beings. #LAE3414sp19

cwright https://assets.readbrightly.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/CrayonsGuide.pdf This is an awesome resource for teachers with a ton of ideas to use. When we read this in class, a lot of people had the idea to use this to introduce letter writing, which I love! Especially the idea for persuasive writing for older grades. My favorite one on here though is the Every Crayon Counts Campaign, but it should be carried out correctly of course! 6mo
KristenDuck Loved this book!! 6mo
cwright If we‘re talking about the Every Crayon Counts Campaign, that lesson plan following a RA would touch on UDL 7.1, 7.2, 8.3, 1.1, and 3.4 as well as ESOL 4, 11, 12, and 50. On the dress-up day, I would then incorporate a RT! 6mo
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Mmw2478 Really good resources. 6mo
ha_kaye I love the idea of doing a RT with this book! I can see students loving that and they would look so cute (: 6mo
giont This book is AMAZING! I agree, every human should read it. I feel like it can make everyone laugh :) awesome resources! 6mo
taywise393 I totally agree every human being should read this book😂 One of my all time favorite. I love the resources you added with this book. Great job! 6mo
kennedimartin This book was AWESOME - I loved when Dr. Spalding read to us. I will definitely have this is my classroom library - thanks for sharing! 6mo
MGrace15 I‘ve seen this book read in all of the classrooms I have volunteered in, that‘s how good it is. An absolute must in the lower grades! 6mo
DrSpalding So many of you read this after I read it in class. The resource has an abundance of activities to go along with this book that truly could be used in a variety of grade levels and as you noted in a variety of ways! I have had a student turn this into a readers theater script and create crayon hats for each of the characters. Awesome. 6mo
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
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Recommended by a student in my children's lit class, this is a cute book where Duncan's crayons send him letters of all their complaints: red hates working all the holidays (Santa's and Valentine's hearts!), Grey laments Duncan's interests in elephants (so much to color all by myself!), and pink is annoyed it never gets used. As someone who grew up near the Crayola factory, I found this book very nostalgic!

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Dive into the colorful world of Duncan‘s crayons in this Wanda Gag Book Award winning F book by Drew Daywalt. This E. B. White Read Aloud Award book will ‘draw‘ your students right in during RA time! Every page is unique & full of quirky hidden gems that‘ll make you smile! “The Day the Crayons Quit” is great for K-5 lessons ranging from learning the colors of the rainbow, power of persuasion, & structure of writing letters! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL principal that provides options for Sustaining Effort & Persistence 8.3 (foster collaboration and community)
ESOL Strategies 36. Ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses & 45. Use Venn diagram to contrast and compare activities (which crayons are unhappy/happy)
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DrSpalding Lovely writing style Claire. Scholastic is an excellent resource however the link takes you to a different book than you have noted here. Fix! 8mo
DrSpalding If you haven‘t read Mufaro‘s beautiful daughters, you should. 8mo
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claireherman @DrSpalding Thank you! I must‘ve mixed up my lesson plans between posts. I love Mufaro‘s Beautiful Daughters, I grew up reading that story! 8mo
DrSpalding Oddly, I read that for my read aloud assignment for this course when I was an undergraduate. 8mo
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The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is a (F) book that has won over 60 awards and is a number 1 New York Times Bestseller. The book is about how the crayons have some issues with their use (or misuse) from their owner Duncan and they quit! This book is creative with the format of stories and illustrations for each color.

WoodsKatie This book can be displayed in a number of ways including RA, S, RT, and DR. This book satisfies EDL guidelines 9.1-3, 2.1, and 3.1 as well as ESOL Strategies 4 and 17. There is an educators guide available for this series, The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Daywalt and Jeffers that include standards as well as activities to do with students. http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/assets/pdf/CrayonsGuide.pdf #LAE3414sp19 8mo
Edenmonet I love how creative and cute this book is! I really liked how your lesson plan had a section that talked about the students debating which crayon had the best argument. It‘s awesome that students are able to learn how to build and argument and then express it. 6mo
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The Day the Crayons Quit is a funny (MF) story to add to your classroom library. It‘ll brighten up anyone‘s day! It is written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. When Duncan goes to open his box of crayons, he finds a stack of notes from each crayon, saying they quit! They‘re tired, overworked, and each crayon has a unique complaint. However, only one crayon is happy. Yellow crayon and orange crayon both think they‘re the color of

giont the sun, which one is the true color of the sun?! Use this book for a classroom debate! You can also use it for persuasive writing. The authors website includes all of this plus standards that are being met! (http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/assets/pdf/CrayonsGuide.pdf) UDL principles this covers are 3.1 and 3.2. ESOL strategies 4, and 16 are being met through the book and activities in the teaching guide. This book is great for an interactive 8mo
giont RA. It‘ll have students laughing a lot! #LAE3414sp19 8mo
DrSpalding I love the idea of persuasive writing with this particular book. Some of the crayons are very persuasive and you could use them as an excellent mentor text. The guide has so many wonderful ideas included. It is a must read aloud and another student recommended a readers theater which could work quite well too. 6mo
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karamank
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt is such an enjoyable F read that would be perfect for any grade! It will keep your students engaged and make them laugh while learning at the same time! This book highlights ESOL strategies 1, 4, 5, and 16. This book also portrays UDL principles 9.3, 3.2, and 4.1. #lae3414SP19

karamank This book is hysterical as crayons are writing to there owner Ducan complaining about how they are being used to color. This book introduces many topics to students such as persuasive writing, opinions, reasoning, sarcasm, colors, humor, feelings, summarizing, new vocabulary, and letter writing to students! This book would be perfect for a RA in a K-5 grade class room. 😊 (edited) 8mo
karamank A great variety of lesson plans to use with this story would be located here https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/CrayonsGuide.pdf which will introduce students to persuive writing as if they were one of the crayons themselves. I would use this book as a RA in my classroom. (edited) 8mo
DrSpalding Nice alignment with your English learner strategies and universal design principles. How would you read this book to students? Be sure to use the abbreviations on the log sheet. (edited) 8mo
dayuso1 What a great concept! I haven't heard of this book before, but now id love to check it out. Making kids laugh is an important part of teaching them to enjoy reading. 7mo
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Poor, poor #white crayon 😕

#ReadingResolutions @Jess7

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Gabylaurel10
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Dewalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is a E. b. White Read Aloud Award wining modern fantasy picture book. All of Duncan‘s crayons go on strike leaving him hilarious notes for their reasoning. This book is well suited for many different grade levels from kindergarten with learning colors to high school learning about unions and what strikes are.

Gabylaurel10 Some activities that can be used is teaching sentence completion with fill in the blanks which would be good with the ESOL strategy 3 of positive thinking. There‘s also persuasive writing activities that allows older kids to learn how to write. This works with UDL principle 4.1 http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/day-crayons-quit-activities/ #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
JayaJ This books is definitely on my reading list! This is fun read that people of all ages would get a kick out of. 1y
AmyPerezCubas Love all the colors 1y
DrSpalding Your images are thoughtful. Nice resource with activities that easily align to state standards and meeting the needs of all students. 1y
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This fictional book by Drew Daywalt gives us perspective and to why all the crayons quit and how they end up coming back to work. It‘s a great book for children to read and analyze while having fun. This book would be best used as an independent read, or even a readers theater. UDL 3.2 highlights patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships throughout the book. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney EL 22 allows for enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions. 1y
prissy.mooney www.crayonspicturebooks.com/day-crayons-quit-activities has an educators guide in PDF file form, for grades K-5 teachers. Inside it are suggested assignments, extension activities and writing prompts 1y
ATejada I really can‘t wait to get my hands on this book! I heard it is so funny! Great post and thanks for sharing! 1y
DrSpalding Excellent book. Excellent resource. So much fun!❤️🖍 1y
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DianaHerrera
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This modern fantasy book, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, won the Children‘s Book K-2 Award and it would be a great book to DR. A boy named Duncan opens his box of crayons and finds 12 notes inside. One from every colored crayon saying, “We Quit.” 📃🖍

DianaHerrera After reenacting the book, the students will pretend they are Duncan replying back to a crayon with a persuasive letter. The teacher will have the students look for different examples as the class is DR and list the words/phrases on the board (which the students will use to refer when they write their own letters.) 1y
DianaHerrera The students will all be named Duncan who will write counter-arguments to the crayons; yellow and orange letters from the book are great examples to reread to the class. When they begin writing, their letter should be followed by this format: first sentence should state an opinion, the second should provide reasons to support their opinion followed by examples. 1y
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DianaHerrera To wrap up their letters, the students will need to close their statement that counters the crayons letter. (Red, grey, blue, and pink are four great examples of persuasive writing.) This lesson is on page 9. 1y
DianaHerrera UDL 5.3 works great for this lesson because as students are dramatically reenacting is great practice to support and build their fluency. This activity also integrates speaking, listening, reading/rereading, and writing activities to help build your students fluency as well; ESOL strategy number 16. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #ClassroomLibrary 1y
Thayes1787 This book looks so fun to read with students! I will have to have this in my classroom library! 😊 1y
Erothert This book is hilarious! I like the idea of including a persuasive writing activity 1y
Kaelya This book is so cute! It would be so fun to read to students and have in the library! 1y
Ordonezk I like the concept of using it with a dramatic reenactment or a readers theater, it looks like it would be so much fun. I love the picture too 1y
ERodriguez Love this book , great book that can be adapted to different activities for the class. 1y
RossoS This book was amazing, it was so vivid👍🏼 I really like the debate idea, it would be so fun being able to hear the different points of view that students have. 1y
Gabylaurel10 This picture is so creative!! 1y
DrSpalding What? I love your crayon wreath. Did you make it? Another excellent post. 1y
DrSpalding By the way, I still want your cute colored pencil skirt!😀🖍 1y
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I‘m so happy my 6 year old chose this book tonight. It‘s one of my favorites to read aloud! So clever and funny + super cute illustrations.

#bedtimebook #raisingreaders

MelissaS The Crayon books are some of the best! Do you have Stuck by Jeffers? Another funny one 1y
kstadt929 I love that one!!!!! 1y
quillable We love this one too! 1y
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Reviewsbylola Well that‘s all I need to see. Off to reserve this one stat! 1y
britt_brooke @MelissaS No, we need to check that one out - thanks! 1y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola It‘s such a fun one! 1y
Erinreadsthebooks Great book! 1y
Lmstraubie Have you read his newest? It's cute 1y
britt_brooke @Lmstraubie No, but definitely need to get it - thanks!! 1y
Pamwurtzler I love those books! I‘ve bought them for my nephews. 1y
britt_brooke @Pamwurtzler Aw, you‘re a good aunt! 💚 1y
Amanda.T I adore this book and it‘s my go-to as a baby shower gift! It‘s a great read aloud. 1y
britt_brooke @Amanda.T It‘s so fun! 💚 1y
Anna40 Love it too! 1y
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ericarobynreads
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The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is a cute tale about crayons writing letters to their owner, Duncan. Some are tired and overworked, some feel underutilized and ignored, while others can't agree if they are the "real" color of the sun!

My full review here: https://www.ericarobynreads.com/2018/05/childrens-book-review-day-crayons-quit.h...

#childrensbook #kidlit #picturebook

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JessicaC
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The Day the Crayons Quit is a #1 New York Times best seller. By Drew Daywalt and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. This is a book about the crayons that a boy named Duncan owns. When he opens his box of crayons, all he sees is letters written by each of the crayons telling him how they feel.

JessicaC To teach this fiction book, I would use it as RA, S, and RT! There are so many incredible things to do with this fiction book, it‘s incredible! I would use this website https://www.teachprimary.com/learning_resources/view/ks1-book-topic-the-day-the-... to have my students engage in an activity where they will be creating a card and using specific colors to describe how they are feeling. UDL is 4.1, to vary the methods for response⬇️ 2y
JessicaC because all students feel differently and will have different colors on their cards. ESOL, 3,6,17. 2y
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AndreaG
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This F is a New York Times Best Seller and the winner of the W.B. White Read Aloud Award that would be great for all elementary grades as a read aloud book. I would use this book in grades 2-5 as a way to teach letter writing skills. This book tells about letters Duncan‘s crayons wrote to Duncan asking for a change in the way he uses them. They are tired of how they have been used and want changes and variety. #ucflae3414sp18

AndreaG I love reading this book, and my son loves listening to it. It‘s funny, entertaining, and engaging. This link is to an educators guide for this lesson. http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/day-crayons-quit-activities/ ELL: 6, 29. UDL: 7.1, 9.1 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding While at the verbiage for your UDL/EL strategies is missing, you have aligned them well. 1y
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By: Drew Daywalt Fiction
Award: Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books
MUST READ!! Such a funny and awesome book. Perfect for the younger kids. It‘s about how misused these crayons feel and how they are just ready to QUIT! Many coloring and interactive activities can come from this book. We can use this book for RA, S!, RT, CR, DR! From skits to posters there are many creative things to do.

AshleyC http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-day-the-crayons-quit amazing resource for different content areas just using this one book! Math, science, digital art! Some strategies to use during this exercise are UDL 3.3- Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation. EL 34- De-emphasize speed and emphasize accuracy of work. 2y
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