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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼well played 3mo
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Clwojick Amazing! Way to go! ❤️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 3mo
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I loved this book on how it always keeps me with hope to believe I can do anything. This book was very inspirational with the quotes it used the the caring,thoughtful messages.

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My daughter gave me this book to read because she thought I would like it because we are descended from lots of Irish folk. When we went to the Irish Festival in Dublin, OH a couple years ago we put wishes on the Wishtree there. This is a beautiful little book, full of hope and good things. #100YEARS100BOOKS #65 #BFC21

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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TabathaA
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This multi-award-winning (ALSC/ALA Notable Children‘s Book, E.B. White Read-Aloud Award, NY Times Best Seller, Et Al.) book speaks to the impact that two little words can have – Leave and Stay. Who would have guessed that Red, the wisest of the wish trees, and his troop of animal friends, would be the ones that would bring about change? Told from the perspective of Red, this turns into a tear-jerker. Have a tissue handy!

TabathaA Best assigned as an LC, PR, or AS. Use UDL 7.2 (optimize relevance, value, and authenticity) and 8.3 (foster collaboration and community) to highlight the world-to-text examples. EL 5 (teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts) and 16 (integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities) should be implemented for those who are ELS and those who have difficulties in comprehending that the story is being told by a tree. 1y
PatriciaS I love you r picture 🤩 just awesome representation, I love this book great book club pick. Chapter books are great for book clubs, I really enjoyed our groups discussion sessions. 1y
Vanvlieta Such a great review! & I agree with Patricia, a fabulous book club read! This book would be great as a “beginner” chapter book, and the message behind the story is so important to teach our students. Like we‘ve discussed before it opens doors to deeper topics that should be introduced to our students. This book makes for a great conversation starter! 1y
DrSpalding Your image is amazing and there are so many more that teachers and communities alike have created since this book has been published. I like that you included the publisher‘s resource and the Texas bluebonnet award resource. Your posts are of the highest quality and include everything required. 1y
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PatriciaS
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MF, BC, F, Novel narrated by Red the neighborhood wishtree, best friend Bogo & a menagerie of animals seeking shelter in Red's hollows & branches. This novel tells a sweet story that addresses bigotry & diversity, Islamophobia & if trees could talk, what would they say about us?

https://katherineapplegate.com

UDL# 3.2 highlight pattern, critical features, big ideas, & relationships.
ESOL#1 teach questioning for clarification.

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PatriciaS https://www.plt.org> wishtree, project learning 🎄 1y
PatriciaS https://bookunitsteach.com> book units teacher 1y
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Geared toward the 8-12 year old crowd, this is a charming story about inclusion, acceptance and speaking up for your neighbors. Red is a 216-year-old red oak who narrates. She is the “Wishtree” and when a little girl, who happens to be Muslim, wishes for a friend (and whose family is the target of hate), Red decides she will not longer just be an observer but will speak and act. https://cannonballread.com/2021/03/wishtree-elcicco/

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Vanvlieta
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Wish Tree is a great novel for a literature circle. This short novel teaches us the importance of diversity, inclusion, kindness & love. We learn all about “Red”, an old wish-tree with decades of wisdom. This story is beautiful but warning- your eyes may water (Haha) ! This RF novel would best be taught using UDL principles 2.1 (clarify vocabulary and symbols) & 3.2 (highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas & relationships)

Vanvlieta ESOL strategies 3 (use graphic organizers) & 30 (provide highlighted texts & materials to students for them to see what you consider important concepts) http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/esol/Eng/BestPractices/PPT/litcircles.pdf #UCFLAE3414SP21 2y
MFlowers A great recommendation for a classroom book!! 2y
DrSpalding That is certainly a good warning! 😭Great idea to seek out resources from local school districts. It is helpful for you to see that our local schools support the best practice teaching methods we are teaching you here at UCF! 1y
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PatriciaS
Wishtree | Katherine Applegate

I loved the connection to the 🌎 Earth and the roots of the trees connection to each other too.

TheBookHippie I love this book. 2y
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🥰 📚 2y
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 2y
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PatriciaS
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Reading with class bookclub

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Chiperskee
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This is what families do. And try hard to add more laughter and love.

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Beautiful story about love, generations in America, and acceptance of different people in communities. Filled with stories of heritage and custom...and some funny animals! Kids liked this story very much!

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Link.amasio
Wishtree (adult edition) | Katherine Applegate

Wish tree is a book about this tree that once a year, people come to put there wish on the tree. But one day this family moves in to the house next to her and every thing changes.
This is one of my side books i read like ones each year. Its like a easy chapter book that i recommend to any reader.

Cfischbuch Why do you think you return to it each year? 2y
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This MF novel by Katherine Applegate is filled with so many connections to the real world and shows so many great lessons as you read. This book is about a community that writes wishes on pieces of fabric and ties them to branches of the tree. This book could be used as a SR as you walk through this book with your students and experience it together. #ucflae3414su20

marissamaddox UDL 7.2-Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity- I think there on topics in this book that as you read you can explain importance and connect to the real world.
ESOL Strategy 6- Continually monitor students‘ comprehension- This is important for this book, just to stop and ask questions and clarify to make sure there is comprehension.
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marissamaddox https://www.wishtreebook.com/resources
This website has a couple different activities but I love the one where you create a wishtree for your own class and you grow it all year long.
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DrSpalding Late 2y
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nquintus
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Wishtree is a beautiful MF novel by Katherine Applegate. It is about Red, an old oak tree who cares deeply for the animals and humans who live in his neighborhood. He and his animal friends join together to make one little girl feel welcome by granting her wish to find a friend. Wishtree is a story about community, friendship, thriving in a diverse community, and (of course) a bit of magic!
https://www.wishtreebook.com/resources
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nquintus Wishtree would be excellent as an LC. This would give students of every reading and fluency level the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the book‘s language and concepts. An LC would also be a great way for children to engage with each other about the harm caused by discrimination and the benefits of diversity in the community. These discussions will foster collaboration and community (UDL 8.3) as well as cooperation (ESOL 2). 2y
DrSpalding You know you have a good book when it has its own website. Excellent use of a quality resource and of course, literature circles work quite well for this title. 2y
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ashleyshugars
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Wishtree written by Katherine Applegate is a remarkable and touching MF novel from a trees perspective! This story will put you in the eyes of Red, a 200 year old tree, and you‘ll get to see things just the same way as a wise old tree does. This Newberry Award winner is sure to sweep you off your feet when you realize just how wise old red is. #ucflae3414su20

ashleyshugars This novel would best serve as a LC read. To comply with the virtual learning that we are currently enforcing, try using FlipGrid https://info.flipgrid.com for literature circles! This would comply with UDL stategy 5.1, and ESOL strategy #2 as students will be working with small groups. (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Yes....FLIPGRID! You applied valuable teaching tools to these posts! Well done. 2y
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Mazzole18
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Newberry Award winner, “Wishing Tree“, is a heart-wrenching tale of Samar and her wish to have a friend. Samar ends up carving her wish into Red, the wishing tree, only to find someone in her neighborhood has answered with the word “LEAVE”. The New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate uses Red to narrate a tale to help heal this neighborhood that is filled with racial hate. #ucflae3414su20

Mazzole18 Read this MF to find the newfound kindness and friendship that are made in this Texas Bluebonnet Award winner (2019-2020). URL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships and URL 9.1 Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation pair nicely with the text. ESOL strategy 15- Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again can be applied to the text. 2y
Mazzole18 If you haven‘t tried Vocabulary.com check out this awesome resource to reinforce vocab skills. https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/eglo323x/wishtree. This book can also be used as a RT. Here is a copy of the script https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c0npa8u_fU_z2Vz-Zq4OCzaOGKXX6Fbp/view . 2y
JessicaO I really like your resources that you have here. Focusing on a harder aspect such as vocabulary, especially when students may not know words, is super important. Wishtree would be great to used in a fifth grade setting! Thank you for sharing:) 2y
DrSpalding You added multiple resources to your post. Wow! I like the idea of having students perform a readers theater. I also think the vocabulary website would be an amazing resource for the vocabulary/word wizard student in a literature circle. Fantastic! Your descriptions of the books are thoughtful and detailed. 2y
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LaurenMags
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Excellent book about acceptance for middle grade children.

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Tabitha_H
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This is a heart warming book that explores the concept of acceptance. This F, E.B White Read Aloud award winning novel is perfect for an RA or LC. Wishtreebook.com is the authors website that includes a great resource for creating a wish tree in your own classroom. I would use UDL ( 9.1 ) promoting expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. The ESOL strategy would be #5, teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. #UCFLAE3414SP20

DrSpalding A helpful quote. Your summary needs a bit more detail on this one. 2y
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hadassajl
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This MF, NYTBS book is a lovely way to teach children the importance of acceptance and friendship through Red‘s life and love for his town. This book would be great for an LC. “All Are Welcome Here” resources can be found here . #UCFLAE3414SP20

hadassajl UDL 6.1 which guides appropriate goal setting works great because teachers can use Red‘s goal and it accomplished it to model goal setting. EL 3 encourages self-talk and works great because of how positively Red views life and can be a great example for children. 2y
McKaylaH I HAVE TO READ THIS!! This seems like a very intriguing book, and I think the EL strategy that you picked fits well with what this book is about. It‘s always good to see the positive in life. Great resource too! 🌲💛 2y
DrSpalding I agree with the theme of acceptance. I like how you tie the book summary to your universal design and English learner strategies. Beautiful version of this book in your image. 2y
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MaddyJ
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The F book, Wishtree, is a story of Red who has seen a neighborhood grow. Every year, they place wishes on his tree and this hear, though his life is in danger, he is determined to help a little girl named Samar get her wish. This would be a great book to use for LC, and could be used when teaching students about the different types of F within the genre!

MaddyJ https://www.wishtreebook.com/resources - This is a great site that has a download for a discussion sheet that could help guide a LC! The UDL principle 3.2 to highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships and EL 44 to focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written-pictorial), sequence, summarize could be accomplished when using Wishtree during a LC! #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
Ashley_B Omgoodness your posts are all so creative! Thank you for providing a great resource also. ❤️ 2y
DrSpalding Beautiful post. Your image is lovely. You certainly set the bar high! This book has its own website! This is the best possible resource to use. 2y
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ValeriaCastaneda23
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Written by the amazing Katherine Applegate, Wishtree is a Fantasy novel that tells a story about Red (the redwood tree) experiencing life for over 200 years. Life had been great for Red as a spectator, but a new face an unfamiliar situation beings to happen. What will Red do? I would use this novel to teach students about inclusion and acceptance during a LC. This novel would be great for an IR as well! #UCFLAE3414SP20

ValeriaCastaneda23 I would use UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge and this link to the books website provides wonderful resources that incorporates knowledge from the book! https://www.wishtreebook.com/resources 3y
hadassajl I actually bought Wishtree a while ago, can‘t wait to read it. Absolutely love the concept of an “All Are Welcome Here” classroom. 3y
DrSpalding As you know, this works quite well as a literature circle option. This book is so good and a true example of what realistic fiction should be! The book is so good it has its own website! 2y
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ShardaeP
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This tree reminds me of the cover.
I know it is a good book if it makes me cry and this book did. Wishtree is about an old oak tree named Red. People far and near use the tree as if it is a wishing well. They write down a wish and tie it to the tree. For many years the tree has received wishes, but a recent wish shocked everyone including Red. In addition to that, Red's existence is threatened.
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ShardaeP UDL 7.2 Optmize relevance, value, and authenticity: The topics are relevant to issues in the world today. This book covers friendship, religion, nature, bullying, and more.
ESOL Promote cooperation (small groups): Because this book covers so many topics, it would be a great pick for Literature Circles. There is much for students to discuss within small groups.
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ShardaeP Here is a website that provides more information regarding LC's
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/literature-circle...
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DrSpalding You found wonderful resources that can truly be applied to a variety of books. This book made me cry as well. Use this in your future classroom! 2y
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NicoleCeBallos
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I've been trying to get more into audio books (it's a struggle) and thought a short one would be for the best. I've been listening to this since January and the narrator drove me crazy with her different voices for each character. The book itself was great! It was the perfect mix of education and whimsical.

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This children‘s Fiction book is an amazing read that embodies the UDL guideline of highlighting patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. Enjoyed the narration of the kind, humorous, and wise Red beachside this weekend. 😌👌🏾🌳💕🌊 #UCFLAE3414SPC

DrSpalding Use the rubric and include all of the required information. This is a beautiful book. 3y
Brennap That sounds like a great time by the beach. I would love to look into reading this! 3y
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ImFeelingMoody
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Genre: fiction

Book title: Wishtree

Author: Katherine Applegate

started: november 20, 2019

finished: november 25, 2019

why i chose the book: Seems like a good book to read during quiet days.

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Tracey3
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What a wonderful read! Tissues required! Who doesn‘t love a book that is narrated by a tree?

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A sweet story about loving your neighbor and taking action in the face of injustice. Red is our narrator, a 216-year-old raggy tree; the community ties wishes to Red's branches once a year. Interesting nature facts/vocabulary are casually woven into this beautiful narrative. I would have liked this to be a tad longer so the friendship between Stephen and Samar could be fleshed out more, but I otherwise really enjoyed this gentle tale.

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haleyklein
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This was a very interesting MF novel by Katherine Appelgate. It not only teaches a lot of great and valuable lessons but I would definitely use this as a LC. The UDL I would use towards this is 7.2 by giving on-topic questions for the groups to discuss. The ESOL strategies I would reference is 1 to see that questions are being asked event to our peers for understanding. #UCFLAE3414F19

haleyklein This link has great discussion questions to ask or give to the literacy groups https://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=5932 3y
DrSpalding Same comment.... 3y
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AleciaM
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Wishtree by Katherine Applegate is a great MF to be used as a RA or IR. It is about a tree named Red who can talk. He has been alive for 216 rings and seen a lot. When the word LEAVE was carved into his truck it brought on a lot of conflict in the community. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM I would use this book as a read aloud. It is a great opportunity to have story time. Perfect bool to talk about predicting in a story. UDL for this book is 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationship. ESOL for this book is 2 promote cooperation (small group) and 22 give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions.

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abbie-cadabbie I loved listening to my peers talk about how much they loved reading this book in their literature circle! It made me want to pick up the book and read it for myself! Definitely seems like a great read. 😊 3y
DrSpalding You know I love this version of the book! Perfect that it is in an actual tree! Nice alignment and use of a quality resource. I hope you will use this as a literature circle option in your future classroom. 3y
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DrSpalding
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Just announced, the sequel to The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate! Coming out May 5, 2020! I tweeted that I can‘t wait to read this book and SHE liked it! 💜📚

HeyMsBowen This is so exciting!!! 3y
AleciaM I am getting this one, can't wait to read it. No that I graduated I have plenty of time to read. 😄 2y
DrSpalding Congratulations on your graduation! I received mine in the mail about two weeks ago. It just came out! Let me know what you think of it! ❤️📚 2y
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This MF novel by Newbery Medal-winning author, Katherine Applegate, is about a tree named Red who has been around for hundreds of years and had many habitants living in him/her. People come to this tree to wish for something. One day, someone writes something mean on the tree which causes further conflict in the novel. This book is good for a LC. https://www.plt.org/recommended-reading/wishtree/ This website contains a lesson plan that involves

leximcmillin vocabulary and observation and inferences based on the book. It even includes a an activity in which students can create their own ending to the book. A UDL strategy that aligns with this book is 3.3 Guide information processing and visualization. An EL strategy that aligns with this book would be 10. Teach think, pair, share strategies in cooperative groups. This way, students can talk about what they think is going on in the book with eachother. 3y
DrSpalding Having performed the read aloud, you know the importance of incorporating vocabulary to aide comprehension. I like that you found a resource that shows you how to do this. 3y
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kradebaugh
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I truly liked this book by Katherine Applegate. I think this book is great for literature circles. It was an easy read. I will say that it was easy to predict what would happen but it also made you want to continue reading it so that you could see if you were right in your predictions. I think this book touched on a delicate subject of not accepting someone because of something someone else did. #ucflae3414f19

kradebaugh The UDL's I chose are 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. ESOL Teach questioning for clarification and Use preview and review activities. 3y
DrSpalding I agree that this is a viable option for literature circles and you of course want to include preview and review strategies along with clarifying vocabulary. Nice alignment. 3y
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#BristolthePistol and I read 36 chapters of #wishtree by Katherine Applegate yesterday to finish this book! It had such a wonderful message and we loved it so much! We thought the story line was excellent and how it‘s important to believe in yourself and also be kind and caring towards others even if they don‘t share the same beliefs. Wishes really can come true! Excellently written and we thought the names of all the characters were cute also!

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JRone
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This F, written and illustrated by Katherine Applegate, would be perfect for a LC. When a Muslim family moves in across from a wishtree named Red, something terrible happens. Now, Red faces the problem of being cut down and all the animals could lose their homes. In this novel, the characters hope for something better to come along and save the day. Will it? #UCFLAE3414F19

JRone UDL strategy 3.3, guide information processing and visualization are helpful to children when they need to create mental images to guide their thinking and help with comprehension. EL strategy #9, teach notetaking strategies: T-charts, timelines, etc., will help children keep track of what goes on in the book as they read. These timelines and charts would help the students gather and share their thoughts during their LC. (edited) 3y
JRone The lesson plan https://www.plt.org/recommended-reading/wishtree/ helps children use their higher-level thinking to make stories about the trees in their neighborhood and imagine if their was a different ending. 3y
Tinks When I heard about this, I was going to pick it for my LC, didn‘t, but I will surely add this to my collection. Nice post. 3y
DrSpalding I agree that it is the perfect literature circle option but it is also an excellent read aloud so that you can have the conversations with the children that are so relevant in today‘s society. 3y
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ChrisC
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The book Wishtree is about a very old tree name Red who has a very old tradition of people making wishes to Red and one day Red tries to grant that wish personality. This is a modern fantasy book that can be read by kids in grades 3-5 and is a very easy and enjoyable read. The teaching strategy I would use is independent reading. #ucflae3414f19

karlasanabria1 I have yet to read this book, but look forward to it. The only thing I would add is the lesson plan so I could get an idea of how to incorporate it into my future lessons. 3y
kradebaugh This is such a fantastic book. I loved reading it. So full of fantasy it truly makes you wonder if trees could talk what would be saying to us. 3y
ChrisC The ELL strategy that would work with this book is to use graphic organizers to help students compare and contrast the characters. The UDL principle that would benefit the students would be a 6.3, facilitate managing information to help students set goals for reading. (edited) 3y
ChrisC @DrSpalding I fixed this post 3y
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Nebklvr
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A beautifully written, wonderfully moving story of hope and friendship.

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Peaceful_Reader
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An interesting tale of community told through a beautiful old oak tree and a crow named Bongo. This tale is about connection to our community and all that we hold sacred. Do we want people to feel connected or ostracized in our neighborhoods? Tree helps find a way for one little girl to find a friend.

EliNeedsMoreShelves My kiddos & I loved this one! 3y
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Bwhitley222
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This MF is a tree's narrative about his interactions with animals and people. People come every year to tie pieces of cloth or paper to his branches and make a wish. When new neighbors move in, Red's job as the Wishtree is more important than ever. Resources and guides for the wish tree can be found at https://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=5932. #ucflae3414su19

Bwhitley222 A UDL that can be applied to this text is 7.2, optimize relevance, value and authenticity.
EL. 44. Focus on thinking skills... because this EL strategy will help students to grasp the details of the book.
This book would be ideally taught as an LC.
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DrSpalding I agree wholeheartedly with 7.2. In today‘s society I believe we need to use books like this specifically in literature circles to allow students to discuss what‘s taking place and to deepen their comprehension regarding societal issues. 3y
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This MF novel from the award winning author Katherine Applegate, wrote an amazing story of a “Wishtree“ in a neighborhood where they would write their wishes on a piece of paper and tie it to the branches. When new neighbors move in, there becomes a slight problem with “Red“ (the wishtree) and his occupants. (raccoons, birds, skunks, & more). This is a sweet story of friendship and loyalty.

https://www.wishtreebook.com

Summerm This story would best be RA, LC, or as an AS. This author is an amazing example to young readers. The UDL strategy 3.2 (Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) can be useful to get the class to comprehend the information & EL strategy 2 (promote cooperation). Promoting cooperation can make sure the class is behaving and paying attention #ucflea3414su19 (edited) 3y
DrSpalding This is a sweet story of loyalty and friendship. I agree it could be used in many ways in your classroom nice alignment to strategies and principles to meet the needs of all students. 3y
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Wishtree is a F written by Katherine Applegate. This is a heartwarming story about a tree who is a town staple, where children and adults come to write wishes and hang them on the branches. When a new family moves in and isn‘t accepted by the community, the Wishtree‘s purpose becomes more important than ever. Students will learn the importance of kindness in this heart warming story. This is a great choice for IR or RA. #ucflae3414su19

Apeacock12 https://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=5932
This link will take you to a website with different teaching activity ideas for you to use in your classroom using the book Wishtree. In your own classroom you can use ESOL Strategy 38 to make reading easier. This book contains short chapters so it would fit this strategy perfectly. This also can satisfy UDL 8.3. Students can come together and discuss readings.
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DrSpalding Beautiful image for a beautiful book. English learner strategy 38 is perfect for this title. 8.3 fostering community and collaboration also works well with literature circles. I think reading aloud is a valid option as well. This book will bring about necessary conversations! 3y
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Econaghan
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Excellent story about tolerance as told from the perspective of Red, an oak tree with 216 rings. This may be a front runner for the first first-chapter Friday of the 2019-2020 school year.

“And real life, like a good garden, is messy.”

crazyspine Have you read One and Only Ivan? 3y
Econaghan @crazyspine I read about 1/3, but put it down. Can‘t remember why I stopped, though. Did you enjoy it? (edited) 3y
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InnerSavvy
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Sweet middle school book.

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everlocalwest
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I've been needing to read this because the librarians and teachers I work with are crazy for it, then it got this beautiful adult release which doesn't really happen and I figured it's destined to be a classic. It's good and I see why it's great for the classroom, but definitely not my favorite middle grade novel. Very spoonfeedy; I prefer when an author allows kids to wrestle with ideas rather than present them with what is clearly right/wrong.

DrSpalding Did you read the children‘s version? It is a must read! Is the adult version the same story different cover? 3y
everlocalwest @DrSpalding Yep, text is the same, just a different cover. I definitely liked this one a lot, just didn't love it as much as I had hoped. 💙📚 3y
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raqueldonna
Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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F/Indian Paintbrush Award/LC or IR
This book was an easy & captivating read, I read it in under 2 days!
Perfect for teaching about cultural awareness, diversity, & immigration in the U.S.
Great themes about the importance of Mother Nature
Link for activities to do w/ students after reading: https://www.plt.org/recommended-reading/wishtree/
UDL 3.1/ EL Audio book or word bank translations
#UCFSU19

CWalters I‘m SO glad you enjoyed it. 3y
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Sweetkokoro
Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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”And if all you hear is the whisper of leaves, don‘t worry. most trees are introverts at heart.”

Katherine Applegate truly has a way with words. The story is seen through the eyes of a Tree, a Wishtree to be exact. And that right there was such a nice change from human or animal pov. She knows how to take complex conversations and make them simple for kids to understand. This a beautiful book about learning acceptance.