Monday, June 18, 2012

The Important Book--A Giveaway!


This giveaway is now closed.


I love this book.  I ought to purchase the book, rather than deprive the library of its copy for months on end.  The illustrations are wonderful, and the writing is superb.  Margaret Wise Brown, in my opinion, is the one of the best prose-poetry writers in literature.  I use the Brown's prose-poetry structure  in many ways: cross-curriculum, expanding my daughter's language, and just to have fun!

Here is an example of how it can be used in a unit on money:

The important thing about a penny is that it is worth one cent.  It is true that it has Lincoln on the front, and his monument is on the back.  It is also true that it takes one hundred pennies to make a dollar.  But the important thing about a penny is that it is worth one cent.

My little Em loves this book.  She was diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder,  and I love using it to expand her language.  Because she understands the structure so well, she can just plug in her words into the structure and create paragraphs quickly.  (I just love scaffolding!)

The Important Book 4-Square:

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Now drum roll please.

The important thing about this post is that it is my first giveaway. It includes a rubric for making an important book.  It asks that you post the giveaway on facebook, twitter, or your blog.  You can become a follower of my blog for more entries.  It is true you can write "important comments" for additional entries. It is also true you will receive a copy of book if you win. But the important thing about this post is that it is my first giveaway.

To win The Important Book, by Margaret Wise Brown you must enter the giveaway.

To enter the giveaway:
1. Become a follower of my blog.  

Additional Entries:
1. Post the giveaway on facebook, twitter, or your own blog.

Bonus entries:  
1. Write an Important thing about summer is . . . . . .  and then add your important paragraph in comment section.
2. Have your children/students write an important thing about summer is . . . .    and add it in the comment section.

(Each comment will be an entry--so have each child/student's paragraph be a separate comment.)
The giveaway is open until midnight, Saturday, June 30.  A winner will be selected randomly, but I will post the writing entries!

(Make sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger so I can contact you if you win!)


19 comments:

  1. The important thing about summer is that we have fun. It is true that it is the hottest season of the year. On the first day of summer, we have the most light. But the important thing about summer is that we have fun. Joshua S.

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  2. The important thing about summer is the memories you make. It is true sometimes they aren't always the best of memories. And they might not always be your memories. But the important thing about summer is the memories you make.

    Sarah P.

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  3. The important thing about summer is your creativity. You can climb trees in all sorts of ways. You can also become a tight rope walker and go from tree to tree. But the important thing about summer is your creativity.

    Alayna H. age 10.

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  4. The important thing about summer is vacation. It is true that there is no school. It is also true that the leaves are greener on the trees. You can also have picnics. But the important thing about summer is vacation.

    Harrison S. age 9

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  5. The important thing about summer is having fun with your friends. You can do many different things with them like going to the pool. You can also have the over for fun. But the most important thing about summer is having fun with your friends

    Stephen P. age 8

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  6. The important thing about summer is you can swim outside. You can go down the orange slide. And it is a lot of fun. But the important thing about summer is you can swim outside.

    Emily S. age 4

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  7. The important thing about summer is hanging out with my kids. We spend a lot of time playing outside. We go on adventures, day trips, and vacations. I don't get very much housework done. But the important thing about summer is hanging out with my kids.

    Jo I.

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  8. The important thing about summer is staying safe. So many summer activities can be dangerous or exciting. It is fun to swim in the bright sun with friends. You can go hiking in the woods, far from town, enjoying nature. But the important thing about summer is staying safe.

    Butch I.

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  9. The important thing about summer is that it is hot! Also the sun is shining. The clouds are not covering the sun. It is easy to grow trees and gardens. But the most important thing about summer is that it is hot!

    Rachel I. age 4

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  10. The important thing about summer is it's fun. It's true that it's very hot. It's very exciting too. It's sunny a lot too. But the most important thing about summer is it's fun.

    Jared I. age 6

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  11. The important thing about summer is it gives you lots of free play time. It's true that it is very hot. Also, summer has no school. Biking is good in the summer. But the most important thing about summer is it gives you lots of free play time.

    Spencer I. age 10

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  12. The important thing about summer is family bonding time. It is true that there is no school. It is true that the weather is warm. It is also true that you can make many memories. But the most important thing about summer is family bonding time.

    Alyssa I. age 12

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  13. The most important thing about summer is being outdoors!
    It is true that rainstorms may occur on some days but, maybe not all daylong. It is true that you may get sick and not be allowed to play outside. It is also true that too much sunshine can cause a horrid burn on the skin you've exposed. But the most important thing about summer is getting outdoors where the oxygen is free!

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  14. I'm a follower of your blog.

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  15. The important thing about summer is being able to do so many things that are impossible when school is in session. Traveling...reading the day away...taking on big projects and the best part is that I get them done!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  16. The important thing about summer is... i get to read all those books that are piling up! Its true there is no school. It is also true that it is hot and sunny and perfect for going to the beach. It is true that I have a to-do list three miles long but who cares? Because the important thing about summer is that I finally get to read all those books!

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  17. The important thing about summer is just getting out and having FUN!!! It's true that in Utah it is serious fire season (so far we've had 9 wildfires in our state). It's also true that in Utah the temperatures spike up to triple-digits. It's also true that Scout camps last a week and are awesome if they're at Maple Dell up Payson Canyon, because they've got a lake they allow canoing on for fun (hahahaha!!!), but the important thing about summer is just getting out and having fun and enjoying NATURE!!!

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  18. The important thing is that I signed in last night. It is true that my paragraph does not show up this morning. It is also true that I had to rejoin to be able to do anything even though I was able to post on Facebook, but the important thing is that I logged on and wrote a summer stroy last night!

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  19. I like this book and I should buy this book, rather than remove the library of its copy for months on end. The pictures are great, and the writing is superb. Mostly college students face difficulty during making assignment. I like to recommend them to contact any company who providing well-writing custom assignment writing as per guidelines. It is better for them.

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