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TristanPool
The Lion and the Mouse | Aesop, Jerry Pinkney
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Caldecott winner TL picture book, The Lion and The Mouse adapted by Jerry Pinkney, would be a great piece of text to incorporate in any elementary classroom as it has a different twist when it comes to interpreting the overall message! Having a tough time interacting in the beginning, Lion and Mouse become an unlikely pair that learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. This book could be used as an IR as it is a wordless adaptation.

TristanPool UDL 3.3 and EL 17 can support this IR as students learn how to guide their process when gathering information and use body language and facial expressions to interpret unspoken messages. 4h
TristanPool https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60830 provides a detailed lesson plan including guiding questions and practice, teaching concepts to hit with students, and an overall closure to the book‘s message. CPalms also includes accommodations and extensions for students who need extra help or more of a push academically! #UCFLAE3414F19 (edited) 4h
Camrynm This book is adorable and gives a great message for all students. This lesson plan looks like it would be a great resource as well. 2h
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ccipriati
Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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#UCFLAE3414F19 Thank You, Omu, is the debut book written and illustrated by Oge Mora. It is a realistic fiction book about a grandmother who opens her heart to everyone in her community by sharing her delicious stew that she made for dinner. The appealing smell of the woman‘s stew is wafted into the streets of her community. Then, one by one, community members start knocking on her door to try some of her delectable stew.

ccipriati This is a great read aloud book to incorporate into your classroom, especially during Thanksgiving time. It is also a great book to use to culturally enrich your lessons by exploring the types of food and cooking that takes place in some of the ELL‘s countries of origins. 7h
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 9.1 which is a strategy intended to promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. Everyone inside the class can go around and say how they like to share and/or what they share with others in their community. And another way to perhaps explore the old saying, “It is better to give than to receive.” 7h
ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #2 which is a strategy where you promote cooperation (small groups). This cannot only be done inside the classroom, but you can also encourage your students to give back to their community in charitable ways. 7h
ccipriati This is a great link to use in your classroom. It has lessons, read alouds, etc. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=60275 7h
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sbombasi
Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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This RF picture book by Oge Mora has won the 2019 Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King, and John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator. This story tells about a sweet, caring woman who makes a delicious stew that wafts through the community. Community members stop by to have some and book shows great qualities of sharing, gratitude and giving back. I would love to read this book as a RA, in the month of November close to Thanksgiving! #ucflae3414f19

sbombasi https://www.jstart.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/PR5579C_Thank_You_Omu_Jumpstar...
This activity guide is great for this book, I would use the gratitude jar activity. Students will write something they are grateful for to put in a jar to read and celebrate them.

The UDL principle 9.3 develop self-assessment and reflection along with EL #3 encourage self-talk (positive thinking) go along with this.
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sbombasi
Enemy Pie | Derek Munson, Tara Calahan King
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This RF picture book written by Derek Munson and illustrated by Tara Calahan King would be good for RA. A boy named Jeremy Ross moved into a new town and his house is next to his number one enemy. His dad has the perfect recipe to get rid of enemies called Enemy Pie, but he would only agree to make it if he spends an entire day playing with the enemy!

sbombasi After hanging out with his enemy he seems to not be all that bad after all and actually wants to be friends with him. But, with the promise of making the Enemy pie…is it still an enemy pie? Was there anything nasty about the pie after all? Find out! This is a nice book for kids to learn how to make friends or deal with conflict with someone. #ucflae3414f19 21h
sbombasi This teacher guide has multiple activities to go along with the book that reaches across the curriculum. I particularly like the activity of creating a friendship pie.
https://www.storylineonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/EnemyPie_TeacherActiv...

The UDL principle 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of information along with EL #3 encourage self-talk (positive thinking) align with this.
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sbombasi
Wonder. R.J. Palacio | R J Palacio
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This RF, New York Times Best Seller novel by R. J. Palacio tells about a boy who goes by the name Auggie and all he ever wanted to be is look and be treated normally. Since he was born, he had major surgeries done to his face making him look extraordinary which too many people find uncomfortable talking or looking at him. This book goes through different perspectives of people mentioned in the story.

sbombasi After being home-schooled by his mom for four years, this will be his first time going to a mainstream school as a fifth-grader. But can he convince his new classmates that he‘s just like them, despite his appearance? This would be good for an IR with the use of HOT questions or LC with group discussions from resource linked. 22h
sbombasi The UDL principle 6.2 support planning and strategy development along with EL #6 continually monitor students‘ comprehension will be incorporated with this. #ucflae3414f19
https://wonderthebook.com/assets/downloadables/Wonder_EG_2014_WEB_2.pdf
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JennaMichelleCohn
Each Kindness | Jacqueline Woodson
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This RF by Jacqueline Woodson really pulls at the heart strings. A young girl named Chloe is unwelcoming to the new girl Maya. After Maya faces months of bullying, their teacher decides to teach a lesson on kindness, which gives Chloe a change of heart, only it‘s too late. This book won the 2013 Coretta Scott King Award, and would be great for RA and PR. #ucflae3414f19

JennaMichelleCohn This book is great for helping students learn empathy and kindness, and I highly recommend it. It is one of my new favorite books. This book has such a great moral, so ESOL strategy 3, “Encourage self-talk (positive thinking),” would be great for this, along with UDL 9.3 regarding self-assessment and reflection. 1d
JennaMichelleCohn https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/each-kindness this page offers many useful resources for educators and parents. I really like the anti-bullying book and the kindness guide for educators. 1d
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alexblanco
A Sick Day for Amos McGee | Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee is written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. This book is a Caldecott Medal award winning book. The genre is nonfiction. #ucflae3414f19 The book is about a zookeeper who goes to visit the animals at the zoo every morning at 6 a.m. One day, Amos gets sick and doesn‘t go to work. The animals all wait at the bus stop, get on the bus, and go visit Amos at his house to help him until he went to bed.

alexblanco A teaching strategy I would use for this book would be readers theater. I would assign a student to be Amos and other students to be different animals and act it out. An ESOL strategy I would use would be to use direct instruction such as modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and show how to use it. 2d
alexblanco By acting it out during readers theater, other students can model it for the ESOL students. I would also explain to them throughout the performance. A UDL strategy I would use would be to foster collaboration and community. I think by doing a readers theater, it would help my students work together and collaborate. 2d
alexblanco A lesson plan I would use for this book would be this complete literature study. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Sick-Day-for-Amos-McGee-by-Philip-... I think it is good because it includes cause and effect, sequence of events, and comprehension questions. 2d
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“Somehow lookin' at her made all of the combat make some sort of sense. I felt like I was doin' all this warrin' for her... for kids just like her.“

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I would most definitely use this book in my classroom because the ending was so beautiful and moving that I feel like it needs to be shared with everyone to spread awareness about being kind. Although the book was longer, it was worth the read.

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Tucky Jo and Little Heart written by Patricia Polacco. Tells the true story of a World War 2 veteran, Johnnie Wallen, and how he saved a little girl from war over in a different country. Years later their lives cross paths again and in a very moving, sincere way. This story is very accurate considering it came directly from Johnnie and it's very authentic as well.