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The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
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really liked it
bookshelves: award-winning

1.Numerous Design Awards, Teacher Choice award 2005
Featured by:
Children's Book of the Month Club (Fall 2003)
Scholastic Book Clubs (2001–present)
Barnes & Noble "Picture Book Wall" (Summer 2003)
Discovery Toys
Books Are Fun
Target Book Pick o' the Month, April 2007

2.Pre Kindergarten- 3rd Grade

3. This brilliantly hued book is an engaging narrative that introduces the depths of emotions for ages 3-9. This colorful book explores the emotional perspective of a young girl expressing her feelings. Janan Cain explores various emotions in this book switching continuously from page to page rapidly. This book will allow students to identify with their own emotions and this book is ideal for students who struggle with self-regulation This book allows the audience to indulge and understand everyday achievements and tribulations. The purpose of this book is to start a conversation that as humans we all feel a range of emotions, and then teach appropriate ways to deal with these feelings.

4. This book would be an excellent addition for a self-contained or inclusive classroom. For students who struggle emotional, physically, or socially they may struggle with how to communicate effectively with peers and adults on how they are feeling. Introducing this book into the classroom will create a safe space for expression. The rhyming words included in this book add to the playful illustration and upbeat content that is age appropriate. Each image displayed does a great job of conveying each emotion, and children will enjoy the simplicity, and will hopefully duplicate what they see.

5.The Way I Feel Themed Lessons

(Kindergarten- 3rd)
Feelings Flashcards and puzzles: In small groups, students can practice identifying various emotions. After students memorize each emotion allow them to independently work on a puzzle where they can match the descriptive word to the image provided.

(2nd & 3rd)
Self Portraits: In a whole group allow children to draw and design the facial expressions on three paper plates. Given children various supplies such as yarn, pre-cut construction paper, markers, crayons, glue, and other materials. This project should be open to how they personally feel. After the completion of their faces, each child should write a brief description of the emotion created.


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September 29, 2018 – Shelved as: award-winning
September 29, 2018 – Shelved

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