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  • Title: Locomotion
  • Author: Jacqueline Woodson
  • ISBN: 9780142415528
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Finalist for the National Book AwardWhen Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire Now he s eleven, and he still misses them terribly And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because not a lot of people want boys not foster boys that ain t babies But Lonnie hasn t given up His foster mother, Miss Edna, is growing onFinalist for the National Book AwardWhen Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire Now he s eleven, and he still misses them terribly And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because not a lot of people want boys not foster boys that ain t babies But Lonnie hasn t given up His foster mother, Miss Edna, is growing on him She s already raised two sons and she seems to know what makes them tick And his teacher, Ms Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper.Told entirely through Lonnie s poetry, we see his heartbreak over his lost family, his thoughtful perspective on the world around him, and most of all his love for Lili and his determination to one day put at least half of their family back together Jacqueline Woodson s poignant story of love, loss, and hope is lyrically written and enormously accessible.
    Locomotion Finalist for the National Book AwardWhen Lonnie was seven years old his parents died in a fire Now he s eleven and he still misses them terribly And he misses his little sister Lili who was put in

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    1. Locomotion by Jacquline WoodsonThis book I found hidden in the book corner of my Year 5 classroom The name and cover intrigued me as the title and cover didn t appear very child friendly or very appealing for a 10 year old This book is based on the poems of a young orphan Lonnie whose life changed dramatically when his parents died He and his younger sister were separated and fostered into very different homes on the opposite side of the city Lonnie is an angry boy who has become dis involved wi [...]

    2. I found this little treasure tucked away in the Ws at a used bookstore I haven t yet read Brown Girl Dreaming, but I ve wanted to read some of Jacqueline Woodson s work These poems are simple and searingly beautiful They made me ache in good and hard ways Sometimes the best books choose us Highly recommend.

    3. See why I had to make it your name Lonnie Collins Motion, Mama would say.Lo Co MotionYeah pg 21, How I Got My Name Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson tells the story of Lonnie Collins Motion nicknamed Lo Co Motion by his mother , who at just 11 years old has already gone through some pretty traumatic life experiences When Lonnie was 7, both of his parents died in a house fire Not only did Lonnie lose his parents, he also is separated from his younger sister Lili as they are put in separate foster [...]

    4. This book was well written and kept my attention the whole time It was an easy read that allowed me to capture the story in about one sitting The book is about a boy named Lonnie that has been dealt some hard times His parents died in a fire within their home, and he and his younger sister were sent to live different homes of people that basically adopted them In school, Lonnie s teacher is having them write poetry books Lonnie fills his poetry book about his life, both currently and in the past [...]

    5. Locomotion is the story of Lonnie Collins Motion, whose mother used to call him Locomotion When he was seven, his life changed forever because his parents died Now Lonnie is eleven and he s in a different foster home than his sister, and he struggles with his identity and what home means to him His teacher, Ms Marcus, shows him how to put his feelings on paper when he writes poetry The book is a collection of poems written by Locomotion in various poetry styles It would be an excellent book to t [...]

    6. This story is sure to both break and warm your heart This young boy named Lonnie is stuck with his thoughts with nowhere to put them except paper His love for his family is incredible I would definitely recommend this book

    7. I always forget how much I enjoy Jacqueline Woodson s book until I m 15 pages into them Locomotion was the same Written in verse, Locomotion is an 11 year old s story of the loss of his parents, his caring foster mother, and his love for his sister What makes this memorable is the authenticity of Locomotion s voice in the poems They really feel like an 11 year old s poems with the real insights that can be found in a person s poetry You can sense his hesitation that his writing will not seem coo [...]

    8. pg.13 Ms Marcus don t understand some things even though she s my favorite teacher in the world Things like my brown, brown arm And the white lady and man with all that good food to throw away How if you turn in your TV, that s what you see people with lots and lots of stuff not having to sit on scratchy couches in Miss Edna s house And the true fact is alotta those people are white Maybe it s that if you re white you can t see all the whiteness around you.

    9. Jacqueline Woodson s verse novel is incredibly poignant Lonnie Collins Motion is just a 5th grade boy who is trying to navigate life without his parents and separated from his sister by the system, and he s doing it using poetry thanks to his teacher Ms Marcus From teaching poetic forms like haiku and sonnet , to breaking down tough topics, this novel hits every note that I wanted it to.

    10. Read in one sitting Loved it and one of the poems I want to print out and frame This brought me back to when I was a kid experimenting with poetry

    11. Locomotion was a great book It gave you insight on a child who lost their parents and how they dealt with the loss It also showed how even though a child went through something hard, they can always come out on top of things I would definitely read this book to my students It would be a great book to introduce poetry or even to introduce some diversity To go a step further, instead of just making it a lesson for academics, I could make it into a life lesson on how a child lost their parents but [...]

    12. I liked the way this book was written in all poetry However, I got slightly confused by some of the content.

    13. Locomotion, by Jacqueline Woodson, is an engaging and funny poetry book written from the experience of a 10 years old boy Lonnie, the boy, has lost his parents when he was young, and he doesn t know where his sister is He lives with Miss Edna, a woman that takes care of him At school, Ms Marcus is teaching Lonnie how to become a real poet, and now he keeps on writing poems everyday.I think that this book helps a lot people that are learning poetry, by a mixture of a real plot and some poems writ [...]

    14. I found Jacqueline Woodson s book to be a combination of inspiring poetry but a rather flat storyline I think the concept of presenting a novel in free verse is fascinating A book of poetry that tells a great story would be an excellent way to introduce students to poetry However, that is the key It must tell a great story I think the story of Locomotion is a tragic, touching one However, there is a lack of connection to the characters simply because there is not a lot of movement within the plo [...]

    15. APA Citation Woodson, Jacqueline 2003 Locomotion New York G.P Putnam s Sons,Interest Reading Level Grades 6 8Summary Lonnie Collins age 11 lost his parents in a tragic fire four years ago and since then he has been under the care of Miss Edna, who apparently does not like boys Lonnie Collins Locomotion , encouraged by his teacher Ms Marcus, writes poems to assuage his knotted feelings of being in a foster home and being separated from his younger sister Lili As the reader progresses through the [...]

    16. This day is already putting all kinds of wordsin your headand breaking them up into linesand making the lines into pictures in your mindAnd in the pictures the people are laughing and frowning andeating and reading andplaying ball and skipping along andspinning themselves into poetry Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

    17. Locomotion is a poetic novel that I listened to in the form of an audiobook It is recommended for students in grades 4 6 It is narrated by an 11 year old boy named Lonnie Collins Motion, who is nicknamed Locomotion When he was seven years old, his life changed forever with his parent s death He is now eleven, and his life is about to change again His teacher, Ms Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper through poetry This allows him to tell the world about his life, his f [...]

    18. This National Book Award Finalist is another Woodson keeper Woodson seems determined to write engaging fiction involving African American kids at least what I ve read so far that enlightens the readers about poetry Locomotion is written as a series of poems by Lonnie, an 11 year old who has survived several traumatic events in his short life, and, with the help of a gifted teacher who really believes in him, writes them out in various poetry forms epistolary, occasional, haiku, free verse his fa [...]

    19. Novel in Verse Recommended for ages 10 14 Locomotion was honored by many state and national awards such as National Book Award finalist, Coretta Scott King Honor, and 2003 Horn Book Award Fiction Honor Jaqueline Woodson has also earned awards for many of her other books, including the 2006 Margaret A Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement.Locomotion is a very accessible story told in verse, with each chapter poetically sharing the thoughts and feelings of an eleven year old boy whose real name i [...]

    20. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson is the story of Lonnie, nicknamed Locomotion, an eleven year old boy who has been living with Miss Edna, his foster mom since his parents passed away in a fire when he was seven He is learning how to express his feelings through poetry, which he is working on in class with his teacher Ms Marcus His younger sister lives in another foster home and they see each other occasionally.This is the first time I ve read such a long story written through a series of poems T [...]

    21. Summary From School Library Journal Lonnie Collins Motion, the Locomotion of the title, is a New York City fifth grader with a gifted teacher who assigns her class to write different forms of poetry The house fire that killed Lonnie s parents and the four years of trauma and slow healing that follow are gradually revealed through his writings In a masterful use of voice, Woodson allows Lonnie s poems to tell a complex story of loss and grief and to create a gritty, urban environment Despite the [...]

    22. Lonnie Collins Motion LoCoMotion remembers dancing with his mother and his sister to the locomotion song He remembers the tinkle of his mother s laughter and the smell of her Hibiscus talc He remembers his mother and father who were the heart of his home, and his sister, Lili, who nows lives in a different world.Poetry is such a good vehicle for telling this story Lonnie recalls sweet rememberings, the nightmares of the fire that destroyed his previous life, the rare and all too short visits wit [...]

    23. The moving story of a young boy recovering from family tragedy, told entirely through a series of free verse poems Lonnie Collins Motion, nicknamed Locomotion, has trouble communicating his feelings and dealing with his grief, so his fifth grade teacher introduces him to poetry as a means of self expression Lonnie discovers a hidden talent and a budding love for various poetic forms as the reader discovers the nature of Lonnie s loss and gradual recovery Through Lonnie s poems, readers see his p [...]

    24. The poems tell the issues Lonny, the main character His parents died in a fire and only his sister survived apart from him His sister has a new mom but she doesn t like him very much His teacher Ms.Marcus is teaching the students poetry and she teaches Lonnie to write his feelings down He writes about memories of his family,friends and himself.This book reminds me of all the memories with my father and adventures we had together before I left to explore the world and meet new people I think Lonn [...]

    25. A novel in verse a genre I have decided I quite like least the YA and children s novels in verse that I have read , this tells the story of Lonnie Collins Motion His mom loved the song that says, Come on, baby, do the Locomotion so she had to name him LO nnie CO llins MOTIONlo co motion But Lonnie s mother and father died in a fire and now he and his sister are split up in two different foster homes His foster mom, Edna, is a good woman Lonnie is a good kid but he has a lot of jumbled, confusing [...]

    26. Reading Level Middle School11 year old Lonnie Motion s life changed four years ago when his parents were killed in a fire He and his sister Lili are eventually placed in seperate foster homes Through a teacher s encouragement to write free verse poetry, Lonnie s adjustment to living with Miss Edna and his loss of family are beutifully composed in an eleven year olds voice as he takes us through a school year and lets us in to see his continued pain and journey to find a sense of family with Miss [...]

    27. I initially chose this book because a student in my classroom was reading it and I was curious about it It was not the typical book that this student chooses.Locomotion is written in free verse about twelve year old Lonnie Collins Motion LoCoMotion and his struggle to navigate the world successfully after the passing of his parents This book is told in journal format and we begin to understand how to live in his foster home, see his sister and deal with the nightmares involved with losing his pa [...]

    28. I was surprised at how much I liked this book because it was told through poems and I didn t think that it would be so powerful The story tells the sad, poignant story of a sorrowful young boy in a foster home His world is inundated with thoughts of his family who died in a fire The reader is able to emphasize with him through his thoughts and feelings of loss His love for his sister is painfully evident and their separation hurts him deeply Some realities of foster home life are apparent in thi [...]

    29. This verse novel, by Jacqueline Woodsen, is a boy name Locomotion s first person account of trying to cope with the death of his parents and the ensuing separation from his little sister Every type of conflict is addressed in this book as Locomotion struggles with his loss, his peers, his surroundings and himself I will build a unit on poetry around this book and bring in the works of other poets referenced, such as Langston Hughes stevensametz composer work poets poetsorg poem t An exploration [...]

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