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Alexush

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The girl who drank the moon by Kelly Barnhill was a great book that caught my interest from the very beginning and held it all the way through. I enjoyed the characters and the magic found in this book. This book though fantasy was brought to life by the author through her detailed and great writing style! Facebook is a John Newberry award winner. With this book I would have my students do an independent read or a literature circle.

Alexush The UDL I would use for this book is 3.3 because you can really visualize with this book  . The ESOL I would use for this book is 30 the students can drawing things that are happening so they can see relationship and identify concepts. 2d
Alexush This book is for 5th graders. The website I chose was https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Girl-Who-Drank-the-Moon-Comprehension-and-Critical-Thinking-and-More-3203885%22%20%5Co%20%22https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Girl-Who-Drank-the-Moon-Comprehension-and-Critical-Thinking-and-More-3203885 this has great activities where the students can answer questions and write their thoughts on the book. #ucflae3414f19 2d
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Holes | Louis Sachar
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Holes by Louis Sachar is a movie I enjoyed movie when I was a child. I didn‘t know until I was in the library that it was a book as well. The book was just as good as the movie which is probably why it won A John Newberry medal. This is another book that I would either do a literature circle for or independent reading for. This book is for 4th – 8th grade.

Alexush The website https://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=816%22%20%5Co%20%22https://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=816 has very cool activities that including rhyming and Learning about similes through this book. The UDL I‘d use for this book is 2.1 because I do think this book offers some good vocabulary . The ESOL strategy I‘d use is 9 teach note taking strategies and having them create a timeline. #ucflae3414f19 2d
KristenScala Such a good book! I loved the movie on Disney channel when I was little!! 1d
Tinks Loved the movie, but haven‘t read the book. I now just might do that. Thanks 7h
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Fever, 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Fever 1793 is a historical fiction book by Laurie Anderson. Andersonhttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/fever-1793-discussion-guide/%22%20%5Co%20%22Andersonhttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/fever-1793-discussion-guide/ has LC questions that can be asked while reading this book. I enjoyed this book because it easily garbs the attention of the reader.

Alexush I also liked that the problem that is the main focus of the book is quickly revealed. For this book the UDL Id use is 7.2 which is to relevance value and authenticity. The ESOL strategy I‘d use is #48. I‘d allow the students to journal, so they can write it in their own words and go back to look over what they‘ve written. This is for reading levels 2 and up but the interest level is 5th – 8th grade.  2d
Alexush   https://civics.sites.unc.edu/files/2012/05/Fever1793.pdf%22%20%5Co%20%22https://civics.sites.unc.edu/files/2012/05/Fever1793.pdf is a website that has a lesson plan and questions for the entire book. #ucflae3414f19  2d
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Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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A wrinkle in time is a great science fiction book by Madeleine L‘Engle. This book allows you to go on an adventure with Meg her brother and their friend Calvin. For this book I found a great website ( https://bookpagez.com/resource/a-wrinkle-intimelessonplans/utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=BookTitle&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIicDMhODi5QIVAm6GCh1bdw7PEAAYASAAEgK8XfD_BwE  ) that includes a big lesson plan and many activities.

Alexush For this book I would suggest independent reading. The UDL I‘d use for this book is 3.2 because focusing on the big idea and relationships in this book will help the kids better follow along, understand and comprehend. The ESOL I‘d use for this book is 6 because monitoring comprehension will allow me to make sure that the child is understanding what‘s happening in the book. 2d
Alexush This book is a John Newberry Award winner and is for grades 3-8. #ucflae3414f19 2d
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#ucflae3414f19 “Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories” is a Modern Fantasy picture book that has a collection of stories, that were lost but recently found, by Dr. Seuss. This book is funny, creative and extremely entertaining. For this book, I am going to do a LC and I would use the UDL 8.3. The ESOL strategy #6 which is monitoring student comprehension.

Alexush Since, this book has multiple Dr. Seuss stories I chose to use https://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorClassroomResources.php?id=printable... #12 as a web source because this site has multiple activities and lessons for this book and the stories within it. (edited) 5d
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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#ucflae3414f19 “The one and only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate was a book about a Silverback gorilla named Ivan, his two Elephant friends and a mutt. Ivan is not just a gorilla he‘s an artist, a story teller and a pillow for his friend Bob. This book causes the reader to really consider how animals who live in captivity feel. For this book I‘d have my class IR and then discuss later. This book is a John Newbery award winner.

Alexush The UDL I‘d use is 2.1 because there is some good vocabulary in this book they could learn. The ESOL strategy I chose was 36 emphasizing higher level of thinking. The website I chose ( https://stemread.com/book/the-one-and-only-ivan-by-katherine-applegate/ ) has so much good information, a lot of videos and cool lesson plans. 5d
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Amelia Bedelia | Peggy Parish
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Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish is a humorous realistic fiction book about a maid who takes directions literally. This can show kids how words can mean a completely different thing based on the context that it is in. The UDL strategy is 2.3 because it supports decoding of text and the ESOL strategy is 20 because we can list important word from the book. The teaching strategy would be a read aloud.

Alexush This website https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-1-2/119642-idiom-lesson-w... contains a lesson plan on idioms for the Amelia Bedelia book that is suggested for grades one and two. 5d
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What do you do with a chance is another great hit by Kobe yamada. This modern fiction book teaches children that if they are given a chance they should take it. For this book I would do a literature circle. The UDL I would use for this is 9.3 because they can use this book for self-assessment and reflection.

Alexush The ESOL strategy I would use is Number 3 which is to encourage self talk and positive thinking. The website I would use that has a great lesson plan for this particular book is https://www.kirstenskaboodle.com/what-do-you-do-with-a-chance-activities-and-rev.... 5d
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Don't Call Me Bear! | Aaron Blabey
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Don‘t call me bear is a cute book that also corrects the misconception that koalas are bears. This is a book that I really enjoyed. This is a fictional read aloud. I think my future students would not only enjoy it but learn a lot about koalas and marsupials.

Alexush The ESOL strategy I picked is 29 where I will provide other materials that will reference koalas. The UDL strategy I chose was 6.3 where I will facilitate and manage information and resources. There are cute lessons on https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Worksheets-for-DONT-CALL-ME-BEAR-Aar... to go along with this book. 5d
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Greek Myths | Diane Namm, Eric Freeberg, Arthur Pober
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Greek mythology retold from classic origin by Diane Namm illustrated by Eric Freeburg is a TL story about Greek mythology. In this book students can read about different gods and goddesses they can read about quest, cyclops and Titans. There are various activities that kids can do with this.

Alexush This website http://teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/units/1983/2/83.02.06.x.html has a lesson plan that can be altered to fit this book. This book can be read as a LC or partner read. The ESOL Strategy I picked was 30 which is to encourage use of diagrams and drawings as a way to identify concepts and see relationships. The UDL I picked was 3.2. (edited) 5d
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Pete The Cat and his four groovy buttons by James Dean is a fiction picture book. In my opinion was an OK read but the activities I found for it were really cool and there seemed to be a lot of activities. They have math and reading assignments for this book. This book is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor award winner.

Alexush And some of the many activities can be found at https://www.pre-kpages.com/pete-the-cat-activities/ for this book id do a RA and the UDL id use is 7.3 because this book is for a young age. The ESOL strategy I‘d use is 2 because there are so many small group activities you can do with this. (CMC) #Ucflae3414f19 3w
alexblanco Pete the Cat books are great and fun books to read in the classroom!! I would also use this as a read aloud 2w
maciforster The activities seem so fun, however they also seem to mostly work for more of a preschool age or kindergarten! 2w
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AlyssaB My kids love this book. They are able to say the whole story by memorization and sing along too it as well. Great activities to be used. (edited) 2w
YesseniaN Pete the cat is such a great series to share with your class. This is a gateway to other great novels 2w
ccipriati I love the Pete the Cat series!! They were my favorite as a child. 2w
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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“Hidden Figures The Story Of Four Black women and The Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly and Laura Freeman (ages 6-9) Is a great book and now a movie about four African American women who conquer the world of science math and engineering while overcoming sexism, racism, and segregation. This book shows how 3 women paved the way for so many women. This also gives small biographies on these women in the back of the book.

Alexush This Book Is a biography that you can read aloud or do a readers theater with. This is also cool because you can watch the movie after the class RT. This https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hidden-Figures-Movie-Guide-Questions... is a 4th grade lesson plan that you may use. The UDL id use for this book is 8.3 fostering collaboration and community. 3w
Alexush This book won the Coretta Scott King Award. The ESOL strategy I would use is 29 because there are a lot of references (CMC) #Ucflae3414f19 (edited) 3w
kgarzon A RT for a biography like this one would be really cool for students to act out, especially for those who may be interested in STEM subjects! 2w
sbombasi This sounds awesome to read to the class! I‘ve heard about the movie as well would he nice to incorporate both in class! 2w
YvetteE I just saw this advertised last night! I did not know this was a book and I look forward to reading it soon! 2w
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“We must be polite” is a poem in “Poetry for young people” by carl Sandburg illustrated by Steven Arcella this poem reminds children on how we should behave no matter the situation even if its an odd one. I feel this can be used in IR or a RA. Though I couldn‘t find a lesson that went with this exact poem I did find this https://betterlesson.com/lesson/593824/poetry-what-is-it lesson plan which coincides with learning poetry and this poem.

Alexush This is for 2-4th grade. In poetry making connections is important so id use the UDL 3.2 for this activity. The Esol strategy I would incorporate is 6 monitoring comprehension. #ucflae3414f19 (edited) 3w
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I am Marie Curie | Brad Meltzer
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“Nothing in life is to be feared it is only to be understood.” “I am Marie Curie” by brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. This is a Biography based on Marie Curie a woman scientist who won two Nobel prizes in two different fields and overcame many things to become a well-known and very accomplished scientist. #ucflae3414f19

Alexush https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Marie-Curie-Biography-Pack-Womens-Hi... This is website has a Marie Curie activity (2nd -4th grade) that will go along with the book but it is not based off the book. The UDL I would use is 2.1 because there is some good vocab in this book. I think a DR would be fun to do with this book or a RT. The ESOL strategy I would use is 29. 3w
Alexush I‘d offer the kids other materials and other ways they could learn about her. #ucflae3414f19 (edited) 3w
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So You Want to be President? | David Small, Judith St. George
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#ucflae3414f19 “So you want to be president?” by Judith St. George and David Small was an interesting and informative. NF (ages 7-10) . In this book you learn a lot about our past presidents and who they were. Not only do you learn about when they were serving but you learn fun stuff like the mini zoo Theodore Roosevelts children had in the White House. https://www.teachervision.com/us-presidents/so-you-want-be-president-literature-...

Alexush This website provides fun activities for kids to do with this book. The UDL I choose for this book is 8.1 because being president is a big accomplishment and this book could push kids to shoot for the stars and set big goals. I think this would be a cute RT the kids could dress like the presidents and really have fun with this book. The EL strategy I‘d use is 2 because this book would allow you to promote a lot of cooperation. #caldecottwinner (edited) 3w
kradebaugh I think this is a great book. So many uses for it. But I think it would make a great RA in a history lesson. 3w
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I Broke My Trunk! | Mo Willems
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4-8 “I Broke my Trunk” by Mo Willems is a great and fun read. The elephant tells his friend a long story about how he broke his trunk. This story will keep children engaged due to its funny content. The website I chose for this book is https://mowillems.weebly.com/uploads/1/7/2/4/17246952/i_broke_my_trunk.doc. The UDL I chose for this book was “Guide information processing and visualization” (3.3)

Alexush The kids can read the story and visualize all the crazy things the elephant did. The ESOL strategy I would use is #6 “Continually monitor students‘ comprehension.” This is a book I would do RA with and it is a MF (animal fantasy). This book won the Theodore Seuss Geisel Award. #ucflae3414f19 (edited) 1mo
haleyklein MO WILLEMS IS MY FAVORITE!!!!!!! Love this post!! 1mo
alexblanco It‘s always good to include funny stories in the classroom, kids absolutely love it! I would use this book for RA also, it seems like a good one to use! 1mo
YesseniaN I like the ESOL strategy that you used, keeping the conversation going but also monitoring what is being said 1mo
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“What Do You Do With An Idea?” by Kobi Yamada is an amazing MF book. We all have ideas and most of us become nervous when it comes to sharing those ideas. This book shows the kids that if an idea is important to you than that‘s all that matters. This book demonstrates how important it is to stick with your idea no matter what because it can change the world. https://www.lincolncottage.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/idea-portrait_web.pdf

Alexush Above is the website I chose to go with this book. This book has an Independent Publisher Book Award.The UDL I chose was 9.1 “Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation” because this book will motivate the students to follow and grow their ideas. The ESOL strategy that I would use for this book is #3. This book is for ages 4-8, though I think this book would benefit anyone who is striving to bring their idea to life. (edited) 1mo
Alexush For this book I would use the LC teaching strategy. #ucflae3414f19 (edited) 1mo
GroeningsC Great post! This book sounds like it sends an amazing message to students. 1mo
Jewelwinkler Children at a young age should be taught that if you have a great idea to stick with it and not to let anyone take their idea away. It‘s always important to be positive with children so that it can help to shape their mindset for the future. I will definitely be looking into this book so I can read it and add it to my classroom library! 1mo
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Madeline | Ludwig Bemelmans
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Madeline by Ludwig Bemelma, a RF book, is about a girl who lives in Paris in an old house. In this version, Madeline gets sick and has her appendix removed the other girls are at first worried , but after visiting her they want to be just like her and have their appendix removed as well. https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-1-2/98771-second-grade-ma... this website has a great activity that goes with this book.

Alexush This book is a Caldecott Honor Book. For this book I would use UDL 3.1. The kids can use background knowledge by thinking of a time when they knew someone who was sick or when they themselves were sick. The ESOL strategy I choose is 4 “Link lesson topic to students prior knowledge.” For this book I would RA. #ucflae3414f19 (edited) 1mo
cassandram Really enjoyed how you would connect this book to something all children could relate to. When the children are able to connect with a topic I think they receive it better! 1mo
KristenScala I LOVED this book as a kid, I think it‘s smart to have students use background knowledge to connect with the story 1mo
ebrown i also read this book for litsy!! it‘s a staple in every childhood, I feel like everyone remembers it. I agree completely, the connection that it gives students is very valuable! 1mo
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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“Whoever you are” By Mem Fox is RF. This book is for k-1 grade. This book is about diversity it teaches the kids that though everyone has many things that make them different we are all similar in some ways. This book is very colorful and has great illustration to represent different cultures. You can RA with this book for the classroom. https://witsprogram.ca/pdfs/schools/books/whoever-you-are/whoever-you-are.pdf

Alexush This say will provide call before and after Reading activities for this book. Standards- The UDL i would use for this book is 8.3 the kids will collaborate by discussing similarities and differences they share through this they will get a sense of community. The ESOL strategy Id use is #3 the kids can talk and think to themselves about similarities or differences they have with their classmates and other people. #ucflae3414f19 (edited) 1mo
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Blended | Sharon M. Draper
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“Blended” By Sharon M. Draper is a RF Novel for ages 8-12. This book is about Isabella a Biracial 12 year old navigating the world of blended families, racial issues and her love of music. This book is a great way to broach the subject of racial injustices and the struggles that children in a blended family might face.For this book you can use the LC teaching strategy. https://literaryfusions.com/2019/01/29/book-review-blended-by-sharon-m-draper/

Alexush This website provides kids with various activities to do along with this book. The UDL i would use is “highlight patterns, critical features,big ideas and relationships” (3.2) i can have the kids talk to each other about different relationships in the book in the main ideas of the book such as race and blended families and divorce. The ESOL strategy I‘d like to use is #44 The students can predict before they read and summarize what they read. (edited) 1mo
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