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maciforster
Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This RF book by R.J, Palacio is about Augie Pullman transition into middle school. He was born with a craniofacial abnormality and his parents try to transfer him from home school to a private middle school. It follows him making friends, being bullied, and finding his way in middle school, being accepted for who he is. It won the Young Reader in 2015. #ucflae3414

maciforster This book would be great for IR since it is a chapter book. The students would be able to discuss and read it at their own pace to be able to fully comprehend the book. You could use UDL strategy 3.2 to help develop the relationships throughout the book. Also with EL strategy #2 when doing a discussion to help those struggling along the way 1mo
maciforster This website is great for activities you can do with your students related to the book: https://www.google.com/amp/s/thediscoveryapple.com/2017/10/16/10-activities-and-... 1mo
DrSpalding I am so happy you chose this independent literature circle option. I believe this book should be read by all teachers. 6d
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Jgolub13
The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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One of the most underrated holiday stories comes to life in this F book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. A young boy takes a magical train to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. He finds out that one of the children will be selected to receive the first gift of Christmas from Santa. Who will be picked? What will they get? Most importantly, do you still believe? This book won a Caldecott Medal for its fantastic illustrations.

Jgolub13 This book provides a great opportunity to use the culture of many students who celebrate Christmas. This is why I believe that ESOL strategy #24 Incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum is perfect. I also believe that UDL principle Activate or supply background knowledge (3.1) fits as well. This should activate background knowledge in many of the students. 1mo
Jgolub13 I love this lesson from scholastic. It assesses comprehension by having students “record a podcast“ to tell the story of The Polar Express to the generations after the students. That way they will believe forever, and the teacher can assess the student's comprehension. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/polar-express-... #ucflae3414 (edited) 1mo
DrSpalding Several of your peers have highlighted this book! It is perfect for this time of year and your resource is stellar. Podcasts assist in oral language development and are engaging tools to use in your classroom. 2w
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YesseniaN
Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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This NF this a fun picture book to share with the class in a RA. The fun facts about animals and how big or small they are will build the interest of young readers. This would be great following up learning about animals after a science lesson on animals. For an ESOL strategy, I would sit in a small group with the students and go over the facts again for comprehension, not memorization. #ucflae3414

YesseniaN UDL principle: Promote understanding across languages (2.4)
As a classroom activity, I would suggest having the students do some research either on the computer or at a school library on an animal and have them write at least three facts and draw a picture. http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/readers_guides/pdfs/JenkinsGuide.pdf
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DrSpalding This is narrative nonfiction at its best. What a great book to incorporate math and language arts. Going to the publisher is a wise choice. Their resources truly show you how to integrate these quality titles into your classroom instruction. 14h
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KristenScala
Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora is a Caldecott and Coretta Scott King RF PB that exemplifies what it means to be a good human through sharing and gratitude. This book would be a great RA for students who are struggling with sharing, possibly for a primary classroom. #ucflae3414 (CMC) https://growingbookbybook.com/thank-you-omu-activities/ a great resource for activities that coincide with Thank You, Omu!

KristenScala I would use UDL strategy 3.2 and EL strategy 46 for promoting hands on activities to connect with the story. 2mo
DrSpalding I love that you read this book in the CMC and hope that you enjoyed my sharing of the book in class. These books have such powerful messages and students should hear them! 2d
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cassandram
A Chair for My Mother | Vera B. Williams
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A chair for my Mother is a beautiful story on how a daughter and mother work hard to buy their dream chair. It is an RF book that has won a Caldecott award. This would be a great PR book that students could reflect on the positives of hard work. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/chair-my-mothe... shares a great source that the partners could work on together. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram With this I would use UDL 8.3 by fostering collaboration and community within the students. I also would use ESOL strategy 2 by promoting cooperation as they crafted their own dream chairs. #ucflae3414 2mo
Jgolub13 I really enjoy stories about parents and their children. This book sounds like a good one that I should pick up soon. The picture you took of the book in the chair did a great job of catching the eye! 2mo
DrSpalding This is a beautiful book that is a wonderful read aloud. This book works well around Mother‘s Day! Nice image. 1d
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SarynaN
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Recipient of the Coretta Scott Kind award, Martins Big Words, is a B. Written by Doreen Rappaport and Illustrated by Bryan Collier, the book discusses some of the important things that took place during his life up to his death. A wonderfully illustrated picture book with plenty of facts about MLK‘s early life and to his passing with quotations taken from different parts of his life. Great for RT! #ucflae3414

SarynaN http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... This article from Read, Write, Think includes a discussion activity for Martin‘s Big Words. The book and discussion will cover ESOL strategy 28 and UDL 7.2 5mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource and English learner strategy 28 providing biographies is spot on. 4mo
Jgolub13 This is a great example of a biography. I was volunteering in a classroom that read it as a read aloud. It was a fantastic read aloud, and a great book. 2mo
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Cruzdia1
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This book is F, and a Laura Ingalls Wilder award winner. It can be used in the classroom as a RA, S, AS, IR or PR. #UCFLAE3414
This book is about a mouse who sets out to make a friend. It is a unique book because it only features text on the 1st page which makes it a great book for young children who are still learning how to read. However, the illustrations make it captivating for a variety of ages!

Cruzdia1 A UDL strategy that pairs well with this book is 2.4: Promote understanding across languages. This book is great for that because of the reduced amounts of text which makes it easier for ELLs to understand, follow along and participate. 2y
Cruzdia1 An ESOL strategy that pairs well with this book is 36: Ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses. While reading this book you can ask students higher order questions like “Why do you think it is important to make friends?” “How can we show someone that we would like to be friends with them?” “What are characteristics of a good friend?” 2y
Cruzdia1 The resource that I attached for this book is a 5-Day gradual release lesson plan so that you and students can explore the different themes in this story in depth. This activity would work best with younger students. http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/do-you-want-to-be-my-friend/ (edited) 2y
DrSpalding I agree, this book could be used in many ways. I have seen a great storytelling. Knowing that this author produces beautiful images, they would make for excellent props. Well done. 2y
JennaMichelleCohn I love the 5 day plan you attached. I think it‘s great that this can really be expanded and dug into to get everything possible out of it. 2mo
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Cruzdia1
Steamboat School | Deborah Hopkinson
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This book is both a HF and a BF, as well as a Jane Addams award winner. This book can be used in the classroom as a RA, S, IR, SR or CR. #UCFLAE3414
Steamboat School is inspired by the life of Reverend John Berry Meachum who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans. This book tells the story of how he managed to teach a group of children despite the odds against them! This book is a must have for any classroom library!

Cruzdia1 A UDL strategy that pairs well with this book is 9.1: promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. This is a great strategy to use with this book because it can be related to how the children in the book drew were motivated to learn because of their lack of resources and truly desired to learn despite obstacles that they faced. 2y
Cruzdia1 An ESOL strategy that pairs well with this book is 28: Provide biographies of significant men and women. This is a great strategy to use since this book is influenced by the life of Reverend John Meachum and it would allow you to bring in texts about him and other influential people during this time in addition to this book. 2y
Cruzdia1 The teaching resource that I attached for this book is a biographical online page detailing different aspects of Reverend John Meachum. http://www.blackpast.org/aah/meachum-john-berry-1789-1854 This will be useful to incorporate into your lesson when exploring this book. 2y
JennaMichelleCohn To expand on the ESOL strategy, this could be made into an entire unit with important figures being the main focus of each day. 2mo
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sboynt
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Opal is having a tough time after moving to Florida with her father until he meets a stray dog in the grocery story, who she calls Winn-Dixie and who changes her life. Throughout the story, Opal meets many new faces and learns about their lives and also her own. It is a summer of lessons in friendship and letting go for Opal and Winn-Dixie, and a great story for everyone to read. #UCFLAE3414

sboynt This book is great for many different teaching strategies including GR, LC, AS, IR, or RA. I found a great online resource for a guided reading lesson to align with the book. http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us/guided-reading/level-r-1/3173-because-of-winn-dixie-... will help you and the students dive deeply into the text. UDL 6.4 enhance capacity for monitoring progress and ESOL 13 use preview/review activities align nicely with this text and lesson. 2y
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sboynt
The Rabbit Listened | Cori Doerrfeld
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Taylor builds something great but after it's destroyed the animals try to help make Taylor feel better by offering to yell or laugh together, but Taylor doesn‘t want to do any of those things. No one makes Taylor feel better until the rabbit comes along. This is a cute story for any student going through something and also helps other us learn that sometimes the best thing to do to make someone feel better is to just be there for them. #UCFLAE3414

sboynt This would be a great book to present as a PR. Along with the possibility as a SR, RA, GR, or IR. Because this book is so new, there aren‘t many online resources for lesson plans yet but I found a link for more information about the book and how to purchase it. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/552119/the-rabbit-listened-by-cori-doer... 2y
sboynt This book is so important for teaching compassion and patience; it is a great addition to any classroom library. Remember UDL 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge and ESOL 4 link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge with this text. 2y
JennaMichelleCohn This book would be great for teaching coping skills it seems! 2mo
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