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:
|The Important Book 4-Square Template|
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.
1. Post the giveaway on facebook, twitter, or your own blog.
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!)