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AlyssaB

AlyssaB

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There‘s a Monster Under My Bed written by James Howe and illustrated by David Rose. This book a F genre and would be a great S. My students love when I read this book. This book would be great for Halloween. This story is about a boy who thinks there is monsters under the bed and he wished that he had the night light that his mom offered but said no because he was a big boy and didn‘t need it. Read the story to find out if there is a monster...?

AlyssaB An UDL strategy would be 7.3 minimize threats and distractions. An ESOL strategy would be 22 to give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
AlyssaB This resource is a cute activity allowing kids to draw and create what their monster would look like: http://mrsjacksonartbd.weebly.com/art-room-blog/theres-a-monster-under-my-bed 1mo
DrSpalding This sounds like it would be a quality storytelling. Wait time is so important. Helpful resource from a practicing teacher. 14h
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao is a New York Times Bestseller and a Newbery Gold Medal. This is a RF genre and would be a great LC or IR. This book was about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who was held in captivity for most of his life. This gorilla lived alongside an elephant named Stella and eventually a baby elephant as well.

AlyssaB Stella ended up passing on but made Ivan promise her that they would somehow be free of their cages. Read to find out if the promise is kept... An UDL strategy would be 2.1 to clarify vocabulary and symbols. An ESOL strategy would be 36 to ask numerous questions which require level thinking responses. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
AlyssaB Here‘s a resource of activities that your students could do: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/one-and-only-ivan 1mo
karlasanabria1 This was my independent reading book and I found it to be a beautiful book that touches on the topic of animal captivity in a student friendly way. I definitely agree with your UDL Guideline and ESOL Strategy. 1mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource. Continue to use this. Your universal design and English learner strategies align well with your selected teaching strategy. 14h
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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The Giving Tree written by Shel Silverstein would be a great add to the class library. I love this book as a kid. This book would be a great S. This P book is about a relationship between a young boy and a tree. As the boy becomes an adult the tree rarely sees him but then one day he comes back to ask and ask for so many things such as a house. Read and find out if the tree gives...

AlyssaB An UDL strategy is 4.2 to optimize access to tools and assistive technologies. An ESOL strategy would be 14 simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. A great resource is https://mrswillskindergarten.com/the-giving-tree-and-more/. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding We also saw that this makes a good readers theater. Quality books like this can be used in many ways in your classroom. 14h
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Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins is a SF novel that would be a great LC or IR in your classroom. The book is about a young girl named Katniss Everdeen and 23 other kids who fight for their life to survive the Hunger Games, only one is allowed to come out alive. Award: Hal Clement Award

AlyssaB An UDL strategy would be 7.3 minimize threats and distraction. An ESOL strategy would be 3 encourage self-talk. A great resource would be http://teacher.scholastic.com/resources/hunger-games-for-teachers/ which gives resources on all three books. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding This is truly science-fiction at its best however it is not for elementary age students. Scholastic is a high-quality resource and I recommend this being used in the middle school grade levels. 14h
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Rumpelstiltskin is another TL written and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky which could be used as an AS teaching strategy. The story is about a strange little man helping the miller‘s daughter spin straw into gold for the kingdom the condition that she will give him her firstborn child. His book also won a silver Caldecott award for the great illustrations.

AlyssaB An UDL strategy 3.1 to activate or supply background knowledge. An ESOL strategy would be 1 teaching questioning for clarification. A great resource would be https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-week-unit-based-on-rumpelstiltskin-61774... which gives different activities about setting, vocabulary, sequencing, and more. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding This is such a beautiful example of traditional literature. Having one the Caldecott, this book has oil paintings on each page that truly tell this traditional tale. This would be a valuable addition to your classroom library. 14h
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Rapunzel | Paul O. Zelinsky
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Rapunzel is a TL written and illustrated by Paul O. Zelensky which is a classic about how a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress. This book could be a great addition for an author study because Paul O. Zelensky has written many TL books. The book also won a golden Caldecott Medal because Zelensky use oil paintings to create the illustrations.

AlyssaB An UDL strategy would be 2.5 to illustrate through multiple media. An ESOL strategy would be 4 link lesson topic to students prior knowledge. A resource would be https://www.teachervision.com/rapunzel-literature-guide which gives you a introduction, vocabulary, discussion questions and extension activities. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding Another classic tale by Zelinsky. Excellent resource and helpful universal design and English learner strategies. EL number four works beautifully with traditional literature as many students have heard the stories beginning in pre-K. (edited) 14h
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Song and Dance Man | Karen Ackerman
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Song and Dance Man written by Karen Ackerman and illustrated by Stephen Gammell is another Caldecott Award winning RF book. This book is about a grandpa who tells stories about the time of his life when he would dance on stage. He even showed the kids all his old shoes which makes him feel alive again. An UDL strategy would be 8.3 to foster collaboration and community.

AlyssaB An ESOL strategy is 22 to give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions. A resource would be https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/song-and-dance.... I think a great activity would be to allow kids to get fun and creative and dance along to what music you play. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding Are you sure this is realistic fiction? For some reason I thought this was a true story/biography about this individual. Excellent resource and of course you would want to have students up and moving with total physical response! 14h
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Mysteries & Marvels of Insect Life by Dr. Jennifer Owen is a NF book all about creepy, crawly, gross insects in my opinion. This book would be a RA in science when learning about insects with detailed facts and statements. #UCFLAE3414F19

AlyssaB An UDL strategy is 7.1 that optimizes individual choice and autonomy. An ESOL strategy 41 has students compile notebooks of their hypothesis, materials, procedures, data, conclusions of experiments, and field experiences. A great resource would be https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/cycles-insect-.... This would be a great add on to this book as a way to incorporate the facts and statements. 1mo
DrSpalding These are valuable nonfiction books to include in your science instruction. Helpful resource by Scholastic! 14h
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Mirette on the High Wire | Emily Arnold McCully
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Mirette on the High Wire written by Emily Arnold McCully is a Caldecott award winning HF book. This would be a great RA book about how Mirette meets a famous High Wire Walker makes Bellini in her mother‘s boardinghouse.

AlyssaB An UDL strategy is 3.1 to activate or supply background knowledge. An ESOL strategy would be 14 to simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. A resource https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/mirette-high-w... which gives a guided discussion to use with your students while reading the book. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding Just by looking at the front cover, you know this is historical fiction! Another quality resource from the largest publisher of children‘s books. Nice alignment. 14h
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The Sense of Hearing | Elaine Landau
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The Sense books are written by Ellen Weiss and Elaine Landau. These books are NF and would be great for teaching children their senses at a young age. I would use these books as a RA. A child needs to learn all about their senses as the continue to grow because they will use them for as long as can.

AlyssaB An UDL strategy would be 2.1 which clarifies vocabulary is and symbols. An ESOL strategy would be 2 which promotes cooperation in small groups. A great resource would be https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/making-sense-o... . This resource has many different ideas to expand on senses and how children can learn about them. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding What a fabulous series of books for teaching about the senses! They look like wonderful additions to your classroom library for the primary grades. 14h
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A Flag for our Country written by Eve Spencer is a great collection for our class library. It is a NF book which can be used as a RA or S especially on Flag Day! This book is all about the flag and Betsy Ross life when making the flag.

AlyssaB An UDL strategy is 1.1 which offers ways of customizing the display of information. An ESOL strategy would be 9 which teaches note-taking strategies about the facts of the first flag. A resource would be http://www.loc.gov/teachers/tps/quarterly/critical_thinking/pdf/elementary_activ... which allows you to compare and contrast the first flag to our current. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding The Library of Congress is such a high-quality resource. Continue to use this in your future classes as a resource for incorporating not only language arts but social studies. I like the idea of a storytelling because you would be able to use this each year prior to your students going on summer break and experiencing Flag Day! 14h
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What Makes a Shadow? | Clyde Robert Bulla
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What Makes a Shadow? is a great NF book all about what shadows can be made written by Clyde Robert Bulla and illustrated by June Otani This book would be a great RA or SR. I used this book in my classroom within my shadow unit where we taught the kids all about them. They always were so excited to go outside and see their shadow.

AlyssaB An UDL strategy would be 1.3 which offers alternatives for visual information. An ESOL strategy would be 36 which is asking numerous questions which require higher level thinking responds. A great resource would be http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/casting-shadows-a... which gives different sessions on what you could involve when teaching shadows. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding Nice use of the recommended resource. This would be an excellent read aloud prior to a science lesson. 14h
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This book was a great read for me. I enjoy every minute. It is a F book and won the Newberry Award. This book would be a great LC or IR. This book is about how a world lives in fear of the witch which takes a baby once a year to keep from coming after the rest of the town. Well the last baby she takes is enmagic and becomes a major part in the book. Read to find out more.

AlyssaB The ESOL strategy would be 23 which structures advance organizers consisting of new terminology that students will encounter. An UDL strategy would be 2.1 which clarifies symbols and vocabulary. A online resource to use would be https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=51541#Resources which provides a whole list of different lessons to use throughout the book. #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
Mwinship After hearing about the review from the LC in class I am interested to read this story. Also it seems like a great LC choice! 2mo
KevinKantola nice book seems like a good read! 👍 2mo
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KristenScala Hi Alyssa! After listening to you all talk about this book in class and reading your post I am really looking forward reading this book! 2mo
Camrynm Nice book!! This would be a great book for an elementary class. 2mo
JennaMichelleCohn Fantastic book! Your ESOL and UDL strategies go really well, as this is a very vocabulary rich piece. 2mo
GroeningsC great post! Your summary was slightly confusing but an overall great post! 2mo
leximcmillin Hearing you and your LC group talking about this book in class makes me really want to read it! I am very interested in this book and while it seems like a great LC book, I would like to use it as an IR. (edited) 2mo
YesseniaN This book looks amazing to read in class for the fall season! I think it would be very important to go over vocabulary with esol students 2mo
haleyklein I really can‘t wait to hopefully start this book soon!! Thank you for your input! 2mo
ccipriati I really want to start reading this book!! I'm going to go get it and read it! 2mo
DrSpalding Minor errors. I am thrilled you enjoyed this book. Your group selected an excellent book full of fantasy and topics of discussion. Use this as a possible literature circle option in your own classroom. 14h
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Madeline | Ludwig Bemelmans
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(CMC) Madeline is an RF book written by Ludwig Bemelmans which won the Caldecott award. This book is about a girl who lives in the beautiful Paris who shows no fear and is always matching. She gets a really cool scar... read to find out how. This book would be a great RA or S.

AlyssaB An ESOL strategy would be 22 which gives enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions. An UDL principle would be 3.1 which activate or supply background knowledge on different types of surgeries 2mo
AlyssaB A great resource to use in the classroom would be this lesson or activity on rhyming: https://create.piktochart.com/output/41885160-kelly-barhill-author-study #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
KevinKantola I might just check it out! Seems like a great read! 😁 2mo
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Mwinship I love this book! The kids I used to babysit for had me read this to them all the time and I even used it for a previous class‘ RA assignment. 2mo
KristenScala I loved Madeline as a kid and I still have multiple books from when I was little that I can't wait to put into my classroom library. My favorite part about this book is the beautiful pictures along with how awesome Madeline is! 2mo
abbie-cadabbie I used to love Madeline! I loved your review on this book and i think using piktochart as a resource was a great idea :-) 2mo
DrSpalding Our CMC has so many wonderful resources for you. This is a classic! This would not be considered realistic fiction… What genre? 14h
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Rosa | Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier
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(CMC) Rosa is a Biography on the life of Rosa Parks. This book would be a great RA during black history month at your school. An ESOL strategy would be 39 which could give students the chance to learn about Rosa through homework of assigned short readings. An UDL principle would be 2.3 which supports decoding of text, mathematical notation and symbols.

AlyssaB A great resource of facts and worksheets on Rosa Park would be https://kidskonnect.com/people/Rosa-parks/ #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
KevinKantola Rosa Parks is a historical that all kids should know about. Good book! 👏 2mo
AleciaM This is a really great book. Good for students to understand what happen i. The past and how far we have come. 2mo
DrSpalding A high-quality children‘s biography to share during social studies instruction. 14h
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The Relatives Came | Cynthia Rylant
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This F picture book is all about family coming to visit their relatives and explores all the benefits as well as struggles of family in town. This book would be a great RA around holiday time or vacation to remind students that family is for fun and support. It also won a Caldecott award.

AlyssaB An ESOL strategy would be 45 which uses Venn diagram to contrast and compare activities. You could compare and contrast relatives come in to town as good or bad thing. An UDL strategy would be 4.1 which varies the methods for response and navigation. cpalms.org/public/previewresourelesson/preview/62118 #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
DrSpalding This would be considered historical fiction. Nice job using the FLDOE website for teachers as your resource. 14h
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Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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MTH Dinosaurs Before Dark morning is a F which could be used as an IR/GR/PR/LC. Before Annie and Jack can find out the mysterious treehouse takes them to the prehistoric past. Are they able to make it home before the dinosaurs eat them?

AlyssaB The ESOL strategy would be 47 which is sharing pieces of information to solve problems in the story will help each story student understand lesson being taught. The UDL strategy is 8.3 which foster collaboration and community. Https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/book-magic treehouse-dinosaursbeforedark.html #UCFLAE3414F19 #mthmarypopeosbourne 2mo
kradebaugh This looks like a really cute book full of adventure and mystery. 2mo
AlyssaB It‘s really cute. I read it a couple weeks ago for my kids 2mo
DrSpalding You are so right that you could use these books in a variety of ways in your classroom and most would foster collaboration and community. Go directly to the publisher/author for the resources for the series. They are amazing. 14h
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Chrysanthemum | Kevin Henkes
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The genre of this book is RF. We read this book the first week of school because it shows how behavior expectations should be. Chrysanthemum has a long name and is teased for it but read to find out how the teasing stopped. This book is a great S for the first week of school.

AlyssaB An ESOL strategy is 10 which teaches think, pair, share strategies in cooperative groups. This allows students to discuss ways classmate should be towards one another. An UDL strategy would be 7.3 which minimizes threats and distractions. A lesson plan for this would be http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=32395
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DrSpalding When you look at these images you know it is not realistic fiction remember that realistic fiction mimics reality and here we have mice that are dressing up and acting as humans. What genre do you think it is now? 14h
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Creepy Carrots is written by Aaron Reynolds and genre is F. The story is about a rabbit who LOVES carrots but it turns into a spooky story when the carrots start following the rabbit... find out what happens to the rabbit by taking a dive into the book. Great book for this time of year as a RA. Creepy Carrots won the Caldecott Honor for its color scheme and illustrations.

AlyssaB An ESOL strategy would be 30 which encourages the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. An UDL strategy would be 2.1 which is clarify vocabulary and symbols. For lessons: https://mrswilliskindergarten.com/creepy-carrots-lesson-plans #UCFLAE3414F19 #spooky #aaronreynolds 2mo
DrSpalding Jasper does love carrots! Using graphic organizers is a valuable teaching idea. I like your additional hashtags you‘ve added to several posts. 14h
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Big Words for Little People | Jamie Lee Curtis
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Big Words for Little People by Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrator is Laura Cornell. The genre of this book is RF. I used this book for my TeachLive Lesson and it was great! The focus of the book is to teach big or new vocabulary words such as privacy, consequence or irate. This book would be a great RA or S for students when teaching new vocabulary. An ESOL strategy would be 5 which teaches technical vocabulary supporting key concepts.

AlyssaB An UDL strategy would be 1.2 which offers alternatives for auditory information (Picture Cards). For future lessons, visit https://www.lessonplanet.com/teachers/big-words-for-little-people #UCFLAE3414F19 #jamieleecurtis #lauracornell 2mo
DrSpalding This is realistic fiction that truly will teach students higher level vocabulary. I like the idea of utilizing the picture cards and you are right they do meet universal design principles. 14h
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