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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a RF book that has won the 2015 Newberry Medal and Coretta Scott King. This coming of age poetic novel is about two twin boys that are having some trouble as one brother starts to like a girl at school. These tiffs start to effect how the boys play basketball and their home life. I would use this book as an IR or a RA, depending on the reading level and age of your students. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard The resource I found gives vocabulary words for the book. I thought this was a great resource because this book does use some terms that students might not know; so this is a great way for students to understand what these words mean! https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/crossover I would use UDL 2.1 by clarifying vocabulary. I would use ESOL strategy #20. 3w
Mary_Dehner Great review Kendyl, couldn‘t have said it better myself. I really enjoyed reading this book. It‘s an easy read that provides so many teaching opportunities. 3w
Kendylleonard @Mary_Dehner I loved it too! I literally cried at the end! 3w
Mary_Dehner @Kendylleonard it‘s a good one! Literally read it in two sittings. Very relatable. 3w
DrSpalding It is an excellent coming of age poetic novel. Looking forward to you all being able to discuss this in class. 3w
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Giraffes Can‘t Dance by Giles Andreae is a MF that I would use as RA in the classroom, especially if I was having any bullying issues. The story is about a giraffe that can‘t dance, and all of the other animals make fun of him, until he figures out that he can dance! The resource I found is a lesson plan from the publisher, Scholastic. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giraffes-cant-.... The UDL I would use is 1.2 because the lesson allows students to come up with their own rhymes. I would use ESOL strategy #20 as it will help students find the words they need to use in order to make their sentences rhyme. 1mo
Macker11 I love this book and the resource that you chose to go along with it! It would be a good way to discuss being friendly as you stated, allowing kids to be kind to all that are around them no matter what they can or can‘t do. 1mo
SarynaN Love that you related the book to a specific behavioral problem you might experience in the classroom! Also making it a read aloud makes sure that it is inclusive for all students. 1mo
Kendylleonard @Macker11 @SarynaN I love this book because it teaches a great lesson! What‘s better than a book on kindness! 3w
DrSpalding This would be an excellent read aloud however I have seen it as a storytelling as well with music… Fabulous! 3w
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The Lesser Blessed: A Novel | Richard Van Camp
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I read this for the ATY challenge prompt #20 - a book featuring indigenous people of a country. I picked a small book for their prompt because I didn‘t see anything that interested me. For being a short book the characters were really well developed. I was interested in it as far as to figure out what happened to him but the book was a little too dark and edgy for me. #ATY2019 #aroundtheyearin52books

Ivanhoe | Sir Walter Scott
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Book #20: Upon finishing Treasure Island, I searched through my stack of grandfather's books and picked out another book from my list. Ivanhoe sounded interesting. I had literally no clue what it was about before diving in. Turns out, it's Robin Hood. Or at least Robin Hood lite. Reading through the book the main impression I had about the book was...



Ascender #1 | Jeff Lemire
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There are #ncbd Wednesdays & then there are #NCBD WEDNESDAYS!!! So many big releases today including the tagged comic which picks up 10 years or so after Descender. Then, Invisible Kingdom #2, Wonder Woman #69, Ironheart #5, Fearscape #5 & Runaways #20. Honestly, it‘s an embarrassment of comics riches. So much good reading here—including Middlewest #6 which is for @ElishaLovesBooks & her classroom. This is going to be a great afternoon of reading!

Indecency | Justin Phillip Reed
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“Indecency” is a book of poems written by Justin Phillip Read. Although this book won the National Book Award, some individuals find the poetry in it is too difficult to understand. I will admit that the poems might not come easily but if you focus on each one hard enough you will begin to understand them and fully appreciate the beauty in his poetry. This book is about inequity and the issues with the dominant social order.

Kcallihan This book is very challenging and would probably need to be used in an advanced high school senior classroom. Literature circles (LCs) would be the best teaching strategy here because it can allow for students to depend on one another and get insight that they might have missed the first time reading it. When reading this book and hearing how others reading of the book went, we all agreed that there were many times we needed linguistics references 4mo
Kcallihan In this link, I provided a guide to linguistics references that I believe would be beneficial to students when reading this book: https://libguides.wustl.edu/c.php?g=46894&p=301153. The UDL strategy I would use would be 2.3, “support decoding of text” because it is imperative that the students know how to decode this poetry to fully comprehend it. 4mo
Kcallihan The ESOL strategy I would use would be #20, “list the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use”. It will be very difficult for ESOL learners to comprehend all of this text, so I think it would be beneficial to find the main chunks of important information so they can focus on that. 4mo
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Kcallihan For this book I would use LC‘s along with teacher‘s assistance because since the poems are difficult to understand, I believe it is important that the student has support. 4mo
DrSpalding Just with the title and your summary, I‘m thinking this would not be appropriate for elementary students. 4mo
DrSpalding You have done a nice job aligning the universal design principles and English learners strategies. Good books can meet the needs of all students. 4mo
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Ninja Red Riding Hood | Corey Rosen Schwartz
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"Ninja Red Riding Hood," written by Corey Rosen Schwartz/illustrated by Dan Santat, is a variant of the traditional children's literature (TL) story "Little Red Riding Hood," but with an exciting twist - ninjas! Schwartz's book could be executed in the classroom during readers theater (RT), as students participate with acting out different parts of the story. Everyone has heard in the story "Little Red Riding Hood", but what about "Ninja Red

caldwellalex95 Riding Hood"? After the wolf fails to lure in the three little pigs, the pigs decide to fight back against the wolf! The pigs begin teaching others in the community ninja skills. The wolf has had enough of the ninja shenanigans and takes it upon himself to learn moves to fight back against his victims. He believes a young girl and her grandma make the perfect vulnerable target. Will his ninja moves be enough to defeat the two? You will have to 4mo
caldwellalex95 read to find out! Attached below are readers theater scripts for "Ninja Red Riding Hood", provided by the "Teachers Pay Teachers" website. Students will absolutely love re-enacting the different parts of this fractured children's literature story! ESOL strategy #20 and UDL's recruiting interest strategy (7.3) are perfect for this readers theater lesson plan! As each student reads their part in the play, vital vocabulary words can be written on the 4mo
caldwellalex95 board for further evaluation and discussion! Whether or not you enjoy "Little Red Riding Hood", give "Ninja Red Riding Hood" a shot! You will not regret it! #LAE3414SP19 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Readers-Theater-Script-MORE-Ninja-Red-Riding-Hood-Fluency-CCSS-4155621 4mo
DrSpalding Wow! What a detailed post. Readers theater would be fabulous! 4mo
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All about Me. | Philipp Keel
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#litsylove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I've tried to do 20 different things about me as I've done this before.

Re #20 - stationEry is for Envelopes etc whereas a train is stationAry at a station!

JennyM Clever mum! I‘m going to borrow that with my 9 year old (& fully credit your Mum, of course 😉) 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Well crap I think I‘ve been spelling it wrong for years!! 😫🤭🤫🤣 4mo
TrishB I say that to everyone about statione(a)ry !! 4mo
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TrishB Great list 💜 4mo
Sarah24 I'm stealing #20 - fab tip! 4mo
squirrelbrain I do the Envelope, but I do cAr pArk instead for stationAry. 4mo
mellissimo I also have a phobia of needles. I regularly faint at the doctors. But I try to tell myself that it's not a sign of weakness to faint, but a sign of strength to go there and let it get done anyway ;) 4mo
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Tanisha_A So interesting! And Toothless. 🥰 I'd love to see a picture when you are done crocheting it entirely, and if you wish to share! 😍 4mo
Amiable Your English is wonderful! I‘m envious that you can speak and write in multiple languages. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree with @Amiable ❤️❤️ 4mo
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Crazeedi You're not late! I haven't done one yet 4mo
NoConcernsForCarol I‘m with you on not liking fish I‘m scared of every animal that lives in water I love the beach the few times I‘ve been to it but am afraid of everything in the water I‘m glad I‘m not alone in this fear 4mo
mellissimo @Tanisha_A Of course! If I will ever finish it 😅 The most difficult thing I crocheted before was a scarf ;) 4mo
mellissimo @NoConcernsForCarol Good to know I'm not alone. I actually only developed it over time. I had an aquarium as a teenager and the longer I watched the fish and had to clean it and get rid of the dead ones the more disgusted I got by them 😅 4mo
mabell Fashion designer! What a cool job! 4mo
Reggie Don‘t worry about 20. Lol I can‘t tell you how many times I‘ve used the wrong words for something. Meh, we‘re all human. 4mo
UwannaPublishme Loud noises make me crazy too, especially those garden blowers. As for #20, no need to feel anxious. We‘re all fallible friends. 😊💕 4mo
Erofan Wow! 👍👍👍 4mo
Rissreads This was great! And yes don‘t worry about #20, littens are not judgemental at all, only amazingly supportive! 😊 4mo
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