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One Crazy Summer
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. When they arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with her, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer. This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham will find much to love in One Crazy Summer. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven. Supports the Common Core State Standards
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abbie-cadabbie
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“One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia is a great HF book that tells the story of three young sisters who venture across country in 1968 to find their mother who abandoned them years before. This Scott O‘Dell award winning book is packed with historical information for young readers to learn about, and overall, would make a great LC read. #UCFLAE3414F19

abbie-cadabbie The lesson plan I chose includes essential questions that relate to the historical events that occurred in the 1960s, comprehension questions, vocabulary, and other great things to pair with the book! https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... 1w
abbie-cadabbie The UDL strategy I chose is to foster collaboration and community (8.3) due to the fact that I would have students read this in literature circles. The ESOL strategy I chose is to promote cooperation (2) 1w
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This HF, Newberry and Coretta Scott King award winning book written by Rita Williams-Garcia is about three young girls from Brooklyn who visit their mom in Oakland, California during the Black Panther Era. The girls spend most of their time in Oakland out of the house and exploring the area and learning about the Black Panther Party.
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Mwinship This book would be great for a LC. I found this discussion guide to give to students to prompt discussion during a LC: https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/One-Crazy-Summer-Discu...
The EL strategy 2 and UDL Guideline 8.3 about collaboration and promoting small groups align with this book and LC.
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This HF book by Rita Williams-Garcia tells about these 3 sisters who moved from New York to Oakland, California for the summer to visit their mom, who abandoned them. The book, as you can see, won many awards: Scott O‘Dell, Newberry, Coretta Scott King, National Book, and New York Times Best Seller. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book should be used for either LC or IR. It is a chapter book so I think it would be better for students to take their own time to read and comprehend it. This is a portion of a lesson plan: https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/One-Crazy-Summer-Discu... I think using this will combine with UDL principle 8.3 and EL strategy #10 1mo
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is a HF novel I would use for a LC. This book has won many awards, two of which being the Scott O‘Dell Award and the Newbery Honor. This books follows three sisters who are visiting their mother in Oakland, California who abandoned them when they were younger. This book is set in the summer of 1968. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The ESOL strategy I would use for this novel is 6 (continually monitor students‘ comprehension). This would be good for this LC book because you can see how the student is interacting with their group and monitor their comprehension through that. The UDL principle I would use is 8.3 (foster collaboration and community). Since this would be a LC novel, students collaborate with each other in their groups to facilitate comprehension and activities. 1mo
katiehamlin Here is a link to a website that has essential questions for this book that I would incorporate into the lesson plan for a class grades 3-8. matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literature/one-crazy-summer/ 1mo
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This HF novel, One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, makes for an amazing LC novel allowing for great discussions. It has won numerous awards, including the Scott O'Dell Award. It is about three sisters who travel to Oakland to spend their summer with their mother who had left them. They realize their mom is nothing they imagined her to be and their summer is not going to be spent at Disney but with the Black Panthers.

GroeningsC An activity to further discussion can be found here: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/videos/teaching-content/one-crazy-summer-boo.... This should be shown before beginning lit circles to promote interest in reading.
UDL principal 7.1 Optimize relevance, value and authenticity by showing this video and gaining interest.
EL 17 by showing the audio support before assigning the book. #UCFLAE3414F19
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One Crazy Summer is both heartbreaking and a funny tale about three girls who travel to California in 1968 to spend the summer with their mother who abandoned them. One Crazy Summer has multiple awards including the Scott O‘dell Award, Newberry Award, National Book Award, and Coretta Scott King Award. #ucflae3414f19

Erinehart This is a book I would suggest for an IR for 4th or 5th grade class. A UDL strategy that could be used with this is to activate or supply background knowledge. This created higher level thinking for the student. https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.co... is a good resource for both teachers and students. It could be a great guide before and after reading. (edited) 1mo
Erinehart An ESOL strategy I would is #43: have students underline or highlight key words or important facts while reading. 1mo
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is a multi award winning HF novel. This novel is great for any LC or IR This novel is about 3 sisters who are sent to spend the summer with their mother who left them. When they get to Oakland and their mom she is nothing like they thought she would be. The girls have to fend for themselves along with being caught up with the Black Panthers. Things do change for the good in the end. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM UDL for this novel is 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. ESOL is #2 promote cooperation (small group). This is a great website that has the teachers guide to this book. https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.co... 1mo
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Picked this book off #MountTBR for the #DiverseMiddleGrade category of #Booked2019. It‘s a quick story about three sister and their month spent in Oakland with their unlikable mother and the Black Panthers (even though they really just wanted to go to Disneyland).

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Stephanie5 This book is a HF and I would read in a LC. This book won‘t let you put it down as soon as you start. It‘s about Delphine and her two sisters which travel to California to meet the mother they haven‘t seen since they were small but the black panthers are in the house and her name is now Inzilla instead of Cecile will they get to actually meet her or will Cecile keep avoid her daughters. #ucflae3414su19 4mo
Stephanie5 UDL: 7.2 ESOL : 2 In order to do a literature circle for their understanding and comprehension. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/one-crazy-summer 4mo
Myiab Stephanie, great book choice! Seems like an interesting book! 4mo
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DezireeLara It‘s hard to find a HF book that catches the eye for me and I think this one is great! I want to read it since I didn‘t get it for my LC. Love this review! 4mo
Bwhitley222 Great UDL strategy. Very fitting for this book. Its important order to get students to see the relevance in their own lives and be interested in the content of the books they read. 4mo
DawnS My teacher for the social studies class we need to take actually references this book too! I think a LC would be really interesting with the different roles for this book. 4mo
DeannaP This sounds like a really good book! It looks like others agree! It has so many awards! Books you can‘t put down are the best! 4mo
DMoux Book looks so interesting! Would love to use this as an LC one day in my class! 4mo
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DrSpalding Excellent resource for an excellent book. Literature circles work well in your classroom. Use them! 4mo
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia is a HF Novel that takes you on a 1969 summer vacation of three “colored” girls during the time of the black lives matter civil rights movement. They are placed with their estranged mother who has a secret story all her own. The Author won the Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Scott O‘Dell awards. This book is wonderful for 5th grade literature circles and cross concepts well with social studies.

Mary_Dehner Here is a link to a whole unit lesson for this book that is absolutely thorough. https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... 4mo
Mary_Dehner I would pair this lesson with ESL strategy #17 and UDL strategy 7.2 #UCFLAE3414SU19 (edited) 4mo
DrSpalding Absolutely. This book should be used during a social studies unit. There are many books that can be integrated into other content areas. Keep thinking about this as you continue to read wonderful quality children‘s literature. 4mo
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This is a HF book that won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2011 along with many others. I read this book for our LC, it‘s about three young girls who spent a summer in Oakfland, CA in 1968 where they spent most of their time with Black Panthers. It would be a good book for a PR, because this book offers great discussions. https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat...

Estradan is a great source I found that includes newspaper clippings during the 1960s of what the Black Panthers were doing during the same time this book was taking place(it talks about Freeing Huey just like in the book). This aligns with UDL 7.2 optimizing relevance and authenticity with what they are reading and relating it to the real world. ESOL strategy 10 of think, pair share can also help when students are PR. #ucflae3414su19 4mo
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DrSpalding Your resource is not hyperlinked however it is a good one. Students could partner read or obviously this is a viable option for literature circles. 4mo
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Written by Rita Williams-Garcia, this multi-award-winning (Coretta Scott King, Newbery Honor, Scott O‘Dell, and National Book Award Finalist) HF novel takes place in 1968 during the rise of the Black Panthers. Three sisters, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern, travel to Oakland, California to find their mother who abandoned them. What these sisters don‘t know is how crazy this summer will actually get. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein This novel would be perfect for a LC, and it would also be a great resource to use when teaching about the Civil Rights Movement that took place in the 1960s. ESOL strategy 36 (ask questions that require higher-order thinking) and UDL principle 3.2 will help facilitate thought-provoking discussions in a LC. 4mo
MeganKlein https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... This resource provides lesson plans, key questions, and aligning standards to this text. Teachers can use this resource to teach this novel to fifth graders. After finishing this book, I still had so many questions that I can‘t wait to discuss with my own LC in our class. I highly recommend this book! 4mo
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Bshelton27 I overheard your groups discussion while we were at Barnes and Noble and 100% added this to my list of books I want to read. You guys all seemed so invested into the book which shows it truly captures the attention of readers! I like your resource and the key questions to dig into the context of the book. 4mo
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One Crazy Summer (HF) by Rita Williams-Garcia - This is an AMAZING multi-award winning novel (Scott O‘dell, Newberry Honor, CSK, and National Book Award Finalist). Sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are sent across the country to visit their mother for the first time in years. Although they are nervous, they end up having ‘one crazy summer‘ and are surprisingly sad when they have to go back home to their Pa.

alexialovesmith This amazing story is perfect for a LC or SR. I chose to read this book for courses LC assignment and was given such great ideas that I could one day incorporate in my own classroom. https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/One-Crazy-Summer-Discu... As you read the book with your students or before they break off into their LC, you can help guide discussions from the book via the attached link. 4mo
alexialovesmith This book can idolize UDL3.3 by acting as a visual for what they are learning in their social studies class. ELS4 applies to this as well if read during the time of discussion of the civil rights movement. #ucflae3414su19 4mo
megnews I love this series 4mo
Princess-Kingofkings I read this book last year and enjoyed it. 4mo
DrSpalding You are doing a nice job of aligning the universal design and English learner strategies. It really is fairly simple when you have quality books like this one! Social studies and literature work hand in hand. 4mo
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This book is a HF. This story takes place in 1968 and is a story about three girls who travel to Oakland,Cali to see their mom who had abandoned them. They soon realize that their mother is not the person they thought she would be. This would be a great Lit Circle.
Awards: Coretta Scott, National book, Scott O'Dell, Newbery
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TheBookHippie My favorite summer read. 5mo
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CorLie
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This was interesting.
I loved the main characters, especially the narrator. It's an era & POV & characters that aren't "the usual" which made it difficult in some ways. (I was expecting a reveal that was intentionally not there).

I think a kid who reads this needs to discuss it, because there's a lot to unpack, especially for someone who doesn't already know the historical context.

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#ReadHarder2019-Diversity award winning book

CorLie At the same time, I wouldn't trust any of the the teachers I had growing up (even the better ones who meant really well) to handle the topics about race and race relations in this book. So "pick," but a challenging one. 6mo
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CorLie
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The ways we explain our world when we're younger....

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I've been fortunate enough to do some traveling, and this is one of the best parts. When I first saw the Colosseum, I turned into an actual slack-jawed yokel. This thing I'd read about was really real, and I was really there, really seeing it. It was amazing.

Above picture is the dampener in Taipei 101. Not quite the Colosseum, but still books-to-reality cool.

#ReadHarder
#ReadHarder2019

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megnews
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In One Crazy Summer, the young Gaithers sisters of Brooklyn spend their #summertime in California with a mother they don‘t know well and the Black Panthers. Readers of Christopher Paul Curtis will love Rita Williams-Garcia. I highly recommend this entire series.
#middlegrade #SongsofSummer

OriginalCyn620 Sounds good! 😎 6mo
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sudi Thanks for the tag @Erofan 😊😘. Is this only for people doing the swap ? 7mo
Erofan @sudi No, of course it's for all people! 7mo
Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 7mo
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“It was a strange, wonderful feeling.”

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erincox
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This would be a great book for elementary students. It can help them ask their family questions about their families history as well. Seems like a fun read!

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Historical Fiction

This is about 3 sisters who are sent to live with their mother for the summer in California. They were so excited to see what summer in California is like until they are sent to a summer camp. The camp really shows them their family history.

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#LAE3414SP19 “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia is a historical fiction novel. This novel was awarded the Coretta Scott King Award in 2011. This book tells the story of three sisters who go to meet the mother who abandoned them and took place in 1968. The girls learn much about their country, family, and themselves during this “one crazy summer”. This website provides a detailed lesson plan with instructions along with charts and

Kcallihan word graphs to help students better understand the text: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/One-Crazy-Summer-Novel-Unit-Free-217.... The UDL strategy I would use for this book would be 8.3, “foster collaboration and community”. I 8mo
Kcallihan would use this because I could allow for the students to work together on the classwork and also brainstorm throughout the book on what they thought would happen next. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #10, “teach think, pair and share strategies in groups”. This strategy would be used because the students could work together in those same groups to help ESOL students get a better understanding of what the lesson is on. 8mo
Kcallihan For this book I would use shared reading (SR) so students could get more practice reading while also still having guidance. 7mo
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MNelson98
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One Crazy Summer (HF) is a Coretta Scott King Award and Newberry Award winning novel. It follows three sisters who visit their mother who abandoned them. They are not welcomed by a warm and loving mother. Instead they have to deal with her coldness for the majority of the summer. The sisters soon discover that their mother is a Black Panther. The girls eventually understand the purpose of the Black Panther movement.

MNelson98 By the end of the summer, they end up learning a lot about prejudice, family and pride. This book is great for LC and IR. ESOL strategies 2 and 9 can be used in a LC. UDL 8.3 also works well with LC‘s. This website provides a detailed lesson plan for 5th graders on the book: https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... #lae3414sp19 8mo
DrSpalding I noticed your resource highlights fifth grade. This book could be used in an earlier grade however students would be able to connect many social studies standards along with literacy standards to this wonderful piece of historical fiction. 7mo
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Newbery Award winning young adult Historical Fiction (HF) novel “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia is a thought provoking novel that follows a group of sisters as they travel to 1960‘s Oakland, California to visit their mother over summer.

Killianfig The story has historical presence as cultural topics such as segregation and the Black Panther party are discussed. Due to this, teaching strategies that focus on the presentation of background information through different sources such UDL 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, and 5.2 and ESOL 5 and 17 can be used effectively when presenting the text; as a short history lesson may be very useful before the students even start reading. 8mo
Killianfig I can see this book being extremely discussion-based as there are many character developments and symbols that can be throughly discussed as a group through exercises such as Literature Circles (LC), Guided Reading (GR), Partner Reading (PR), Shared Reading (SR) and Read Aloud (RA) which can each help spark and inspire deep discussion of the text. 8mo
JessicaRosell I can't wait to pick up this book. I love the idea of having it in a LC and SR 8mo
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WoodsKatie Hey @Killianfig! Great post! I agree this book would be great for encouraging discussions and intertwining with historical lessons! 8mo
Ms.Bursey Yes the book so good, I hate the way it ended though 😩 8mo
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One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams Garcia, is a multi award winning book including Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King, and Scott O‘Dell. This book is a (HF) story about a group of sister who, in a series of events, spend their summer at a summer camp run by the Black Panthers. This leads them to learn, but mostly about their family and history.

WoodsKatie This story is great for 3rd-8th grade as an LC or IR. This book satisfies UDL guidelines 3.1 and 9.1 and ESOL strategies 3 and 10. Somewhat hard to find, I did find a teacher‘s guide from the publishers website with guided questions and extension activities for the classroom. http://files.harpercollins.com/PDF/TeachingGuides/0060760885.pdf #LAE3414sp19 8mo
mluter I love this book! I read it for my literature circle choice and literally couldn‘t put it down! I was hooked! 8mo
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This HF novel has won so many awards due to the subjects and social injustices brought up in it. I said this novel would be great for a LC and I also found this amazing resource https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... that has a great lesson for the 5th grade level.

kennedimartin Using UDL 8.3 and 9.3 a teacher can insure that the students reading One Crazy Summer are reflecting properly on what they are reading as well as making sure the students comprehend the story fully. ESOL 12 is covered by covering a topic in U.S. history - it would be great to incorporate a lesson about this time period as well before and after reading. #lae3414sp19 8mo
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Newbery and National Book award winner, One Crazy Summer (HF) is a great book for (LC‘s) and integrating social studies and literacy in the classroom. The story is set in Oakland, California during the summer of 1968. Three girls visit their mother (a Black Panther) whom abandoned them years before. They seek to understand why she left them and who she truly is. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... In this unit plan, students explore the meaning of family, community and identity. (edited) 8mo
kelseymccormick This story aligns with UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols, UDL 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure and ESOL #1 Teach questioning for clarification. 8mo
Haleysantucci I love this book! Thank you for the great unit plan on community and identity! I agree that we would need to clarify vocabulary and symbols! Great post! 8mo
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (HF, Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King, National Book, and Scott O'Dell, AS) is an absolutely excellent book, as you can see by the countless awards that it has won, for students to read! Do the three girls end up finding their mom? Read it to find out! I think this book alligns nicely with UDL Principle 3.2: Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships.
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gnewman This novel also encompasses ESOL Strategy 11: Place language in meaningful context, as the book has such a meaningful storyline. A resource that I found for this book is once again from Reading is Fundamental. They have so many different supplementary activities that are so amazing for teachers, and I always find myself falling back on them! This one specifically has some discussion questions and extension activites for students to complete. 8mo
Mmw2478 The storyline is a good one. I like the resource you chose. 8mo
Ms.Bursey The storyline was AMAZING . And very details. Good pick ! 7mo
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#schoolsout and #marchintothe70s bring you One Crazy Summer a book my daughter and I read for Battle of The Books about 7 years ago and highly recommend.

Cinfhen This book looks familiar 🤭maybe it was read at my house one summer as well! 8mo
MaureenMc I loved this series! 8mo
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HF multiple award winning novel recounts an Oakland Summer in 1968 where three girls visit their estranged mother, a member of the Black Panthers, and search for answers to who she is and why she left them. UDL principles 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, clarify vocabulary and symbols, clarify syntax and structure, & promote understanding across languages. ESOL strategies 1,3,4 questioning for clarification, self talk, link lesson to students‘ prior knowledge would

Mmw2478 apply to this read. Reading Strategy would be RA, LC, IR. #lae3414sp19 8mo
Mmw2478 Discussion Guide for Educators -http://files.harpercollins.com/PDF/TeachingGuides/0060760885.pdf (edited) 8mo
DrSpalding What a resource! This book can be used to teach about our nation‘s history and also about family dynamics. Good choice! 8mo
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#lae3414sp19 This is an award winning historical fiction (HF) book by Rita Williams-Garcia. This book tells of the adventures of three sisters visiting their absent mother for a summer. One crazy summer gives an accurate account of what life would have looked like for African American youth during the 1960s. This book would be great for a LC. I love having this as our book for my LC because there is a lot of possibility for deep discussion.

mluter I like this lesson plan in particular because it will allow for students to dissect what they had read in this book. Because this book is full of a lot of action it is important that students can distinguish the integral parts of the book. This touches on UDL 3.3 and ESOL 42. https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level4_sample.pdf 9mo
mluter This book has me hooked! I sat down with the goal of reading a few chapters and ended up reading more than half of the book! This is the first book that I have read in a while and it has made me want to start reading again!! 9mo
DrSpalding Story maps are helpful for most learners. Good choice!❤️📚 9mo
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I would use this realistic fiction novel for a literature circle in my classroom. This book has won the Newberry honor award. It spoke about true racial issues that still occur today. Racial issues seem to be a problem that won‘t fix itself on its own soon, so informing our students to be open minded and think about the way the treat others is so important to try and suppress racial issues. #lae3414sp19

SofiaRoselli https://www.novelstudies.org/downloads/One_Crazy_Summer_Novel_Study_Preview.pdf . This lesson plan helps with new vocabulary along with comprehension of the story and character development. This lesson incorporates ESOL 5 and 15 strategies along with UDL 3.3 which helps guide information processing for students. (edited) 9mo
DrSpalding What‘s the genre? Name some awards… Helpful resource and nice alignment. Explain universal design principle 3.3. 9mo
Mmw2478 I just got the book yesterday and can‘t wait to read the message in this one. 9mo
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One Crazy summer is an amazing historical fiction book by Rita Williams-Garcia. It won the Coretta Scott King award. It's a story of three young girls, all of which are sisters, who travel to Oakland to stay with their estranged mother. The book is a great look into what the 1960's were like for colored youth and the hardships they faced. This book is a great choice book for IR or LC's. #LAE3414sp19

Haleysantucci https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... is a great lesson plan for kids in 5th grade. This is a great plan for ESOL kids as well because it teaches them about community and family writhing the book which is pulling on knowledge they already have and joining it with those themes found in the book. 9mo
Haleysantucci UDL 3.1 is used in this as the lesson plan pulls previous knowledge learned in prior lessons and apples it to what they are learning in this lesson. ESOL strategies 5 and 6 are important to use here as the children will be learning new vocabulary. 9mo
DrSpalding You are right they will be learning new vocabulary and learning concepts related to social studies that are necessary for being worldly citizens. Well done! (edited) 9mo
Edenmonet One Crazy Summer sounds like a great book! I think it‘s really important to teach students about important groups and people in History, like the Black Panther Party. I really liked that your lesson plan allows students to talk about social issues in their community and from the past. 8mo
kelseymccormick @Haleysantucci What a great book to integrate social studies and literacy. I was torn between reading this story or The One and Only Ivan. I definitely will be reading this soon though. Good Job! 8mo
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Ms.Bursey
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Pickpick

In the HF book called One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is really a gem. This Newbery honor book the story takes place during 1968 in Oakland, California during the time of a lot of civil action. The main characters Delphine, Vonetta and Fern are put on a plane from Brooklyn to Oakland to stay with their estranged mom. During it all society is changing and men with guns are shouting black power. And over the course of the next four weeks

Ms.Bursey the girls learn about the revolution , really only wanting to know where their mother abandoned them. They learn more than what they bargained for. I am currently reading this book in my LC group and I love it. As a pre-service teacher I would use this book as part of an LC (Literature Circle) group. The book I feel makes students aware of the civil rights acts and gives them a sort of awareness of history. The UDL strategies in the book are 3.2 9mo
Ms.Bursey and 5.3 . The ESOL strategies used are 2: promote cooperation (small groups) and 6: Continually monitor students‘ comprehension. 9mo
DrSpalding This is a great example of historical fiction. Use literature circles and historical fiction titles in your future classroom to teach reading comprehension and social studies all in one. 7mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Picked this up for a #readharder prompt "a children's/middle grade book that's won a diversity award since 09." As an adult it wasn't the most riveting story, and I was really frustrated with how the girls‘ mother treated them but I think kids would enjoy it and it covers a topic, the Black Panthers, that I don't think gets a lot of exposure in school or other popular books.
@bookriot

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LitDrivenGirl
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Monday morning feels... Page asks do I read or struggle to keep my eyes open and go back to sleep dreaming of the weekend and books? Starting another read for #ReadingBlackout. How was everyone's weekend reading?

#PageTurner #booksanddogs #morningsnuggles

Slajaunie Nonexistent 9mo
LitDrivenGirl @Slajaunie bummer 😞 9mo
Slajaunie Yeah! 9mo
Erofan So cute! 🐶💕 9mo
LitDrivenGirl @Erofan haha when she's sleeping 😅. Thanks for the follow 😊! 9mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Everyone is snuggling on the couch this afternoon. Polly loves Stoney so much, she can't resist doting on him whenever he's near her. #littenkittens

Crazeedi Your fur babies are adorable! 9mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Crazeedi thank you! They are a couple of love nuggets. 9mo
Crazeedi I love how the black one is grooming the tan one, precious! 9mo
DebinHawaii Sweet kitties! 🐱❤️🐱#catsoflitsy 9mo
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HardcoverHearts
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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What a delightful book to read! It‘s especially resonant on the heels of Kamala Harris‘ 2020 presidential announcement rally we attended this past weekend in Oakland, where the book is set in the 1960s. I have a lot of pride in Oakland and the way it demands (rightfully) and pushes the country to social justice. This book is a wonderful exploration of how that must have felt to a trio of sisters, spending a month with their radical mother in CA.

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Eggs
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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#humorousbooks #readingresolutions @Jess7
Rita W-G writes the best characters! These 3 sisters are sent cross country to visit their mother who is ill-equipped to care for them. The girls are plucky and fearless and honest. Funny and heart-wrenching

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Schnoebs
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Congrats to @Kayla.Adriena on winning my crazy summer give away! I‘m so excited to send you this package! Email me you address at schnoebs13@yahoo.com. And make sure to share a picture of it when you get it so everyone can see what you won! I hope you love it!

#CSGiveaway #winner #yay #crazysummer #mpls #twincities

Kayla.Adriena Yay Yay Yay! Thank You So Much! 1y
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MirrorMask Congratulations @Kayla.Adriena !!!!! 1y
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ju.ca.no Congratulations @Kayla.Adriena 🤗 1y
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LittleWonder
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Love this! Thanks for the chance!

#CSGiveaway
@Schnoebs

Schnoebs Don‘t forget to include to correct tag #CSGiveaway 1y
LittleWonder @Schnoebs thanks! 💕 1y
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kstadt929
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Thank you @Schnoebs for the opportunity to enter your #CSGiveaway ! I cannot wait for it to officially be fall 🍂🍁 It is my favorite season!

Schnoebs Thanks for entering 🙌 1y
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Dr._Who_number10
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!!!! @Schnoebs #CSGiveaway My summer has been crazy as well! But not with jobs....with an elective. Colorguard and as in Texas we have CRAZY SUMMER practices...lasting super long. But not as crazy as 2 jobs and college. It‘s just hot, sweaty, and hot😂😂😂😂deadline to enter 9/3

Schnoebs Thanks for entering and happy to hear I‘m not alone! 1y
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BookNerd9906
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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@Schnoebs I have had a crazy summer too! Two full time jobs, and absolutely no time to read or relax. Looking forward to some downtime this fall. Thank you for your thoughtful giveaway despite you‘re crazy summer. Wishing you a peaceful autumn. ❤️#CSGiveaway

Schnoebs Thanks for entering 😍 1y
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crazyspine
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Thanks for the giveaway; I sure love mysteries.

#CSGiveaway @schnoebs #giveaway

Schnoebs Thanks for entering 🤗 1y
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DarcysMom
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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It has definitely been a crazy, non-stop summer! Thank you to @Schnoebs for an awesome #CSGiveaway!

Schnoebs Thanks for entering!!! 1y
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Dolly
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Seems like when I start feeling sorry for myself I get a reminder that others are in the same boat - or worse.
Loving a surprise. ❤️ Thanks for the fun!

#csgiveaway @Schnoebs

Schnoebs So happy I‘m not alone! Thanks for entering 🤗 1y
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cwarnier
One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Schnoebs Happy you entered ☺️ 1y
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