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Dr Seuss fan 04-03-2011 04:30 PM

if you don't know this book, you need to read it! It is awesome. I use it to review cause and effect with my 6th graders. We all create a page...

MrsM 04-13-2011 07:54 AM

Yes, I have used it with Title I (3rd grade) for many years. After reading, I pass out a graphic organizer with the starting phrase for each page, so students fill it out to write their own. Then I pass out paper with two lines at the bottom and the rest blank for a drawing. We combine them into books. Some years they are tribute books for their teachers. Great book!

msj5ny 04-16-2011 10:20 AM

Which one is it?
I went on Amazon to buy the book but both titles are available:

Fortunately, Unfortunately by Michael Foreman
Fortunately by Remy Charlip

They seem to be similar to each other. I don't know which one to buy.

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Dr Seuss fan 04-16-2011 12:17 PM

the original
Fortunately is the name of the book....
Sorry, I always call it the wrong thing because I use if for fortunately/unfortunately activity. :o

MrsM 04-18-2011 04:47 AM

The author is Remy Charlip for the one I use, dated from the 60s.

Suezie 04-18-2011 05:24 AM

And would you believe that I have my copy from the 60's when my teacher read it to me? Great book!! I haven't used it for awhile. Thanks for the reminder.

aeyoun2 04-18-2011 05:59 PM

I am a 1st year...
who would love to use this book with my kiddos. Any suggestions or templates you use would be appreciated!! :)

Dr Seuss fan 04-20-2011 07:41 PM

I don't use any templates. I read the book to my kids and totally turn them loose to create any page they want. I often offer extra credit if they want to make additional pages. :)

Kimmeroo 04-20-2011 07:50 PM

2 other books
I also like That's Good, That's Bad by Margery Cuyler and Suddenly by Colin McNaughten. Both of those books are similar to Fortunately/Unfortunately. Fun books the kids definitely enjoy!

Dr Seuss fan 04-21-2011 05:35 PM

I just bought the book Unfortunately for under $3 on Amazon!!! :)

Sunset1 06-26-2011 06:57 PM

I use it in first grade. The kids come up with some cute fortunately/unfortunately stories.

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