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Ameyer32

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I was today years old when I found out that there is more books to go along with The Kissing Hand! After Scoring this beauty for 25 cents at a thrift store today, I researched and found more books with the adorable Chester Raccoon!

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Gathering Blue | Lois Lowry
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20 years after reading the first book, I have just finished the second and I am starting the third tonight. I really enjoyed this book but I was a little disappointed with the end of this book much like I was when I read The Giver in the 7th grade.

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Call Me Cockroach | Leigh Byrne
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A great follow up from the first book. A little disappointed in the ending. I was hoping for more of a happy ending. It wasn't a bad ending, but it wasn't great. It is based on a true story so maybe that's just how it is. I did like how Tuesday began writing her first book at the end of this book after she read "A Child Called It".

DrSpalding I love that you are continuing to use this platform to share books with others.❤️📚 1y
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Where the Sidewalk Ends is a P picture book that is a collection of poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein. These short poems would be great as a SR for pointing out strategies and rhymes in specific poems. This book has won an award as an ALA Notable Book and an Outstanding Book Award. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 I would use UDL 2.3 support decoding of text by helping the students to break down the poems into their elements. I would also use ESOL strategy 8, use direct instruction by explaining the poems and their elements while reading. 1y
Ameyer32 additional resources for children's poetry can be found at https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learn/children to help with idea for getting kid into poetry.

A guide to Where the Sidewalk Ends can be found at https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/where-sidewalk-ends-shel-silverste... to help with guiding discussions and the elements of the poems.
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LauraLeighn What a cute choice for your poetry book! Your website recourse is also great for this book! 1y
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CameoD I‘ve read most of these poems myself, and it‘s some of my favorite poetry by far !This would be great to use with a poetry lesson, as the poems are a little easier to break down:) 1y
nquintus This is my favorite book of children's poetry! You could definitely us these poems to teach your students that poems don't have to be serious or romantic. They can also be very SILLY! Great choice. :-) 1y
Ameyer32 I am a little attracted to the whimsical and silliness in an author or illustrator. 1y
DrSpalding You found fabulous resources. If you look up some of his poetry on YouTube you will see the whimsical illustrations come to life. Use anthologies like this in your future classroom by simply having poetry readings during downtime or right after transitions. It is easy to incorporate these short, fun poems. 1y
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The Tiny Seed | Eric Carle
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The Tiny Seed is a RF picture book written and illustrated by Eric Carle and would be great book used as a S before a science lesson on plants. It is the story of the long and torturous journey of a small seed. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 This book could be paired with UDL 1.3, offer alternatives for visual information, by making props for story telling. I would also use ESOL strategy 4 by linking lesson to prior knowledge the student has about plants.
There are great resources at http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/tinyseed.html for fun activities and extensions for the book.
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Emma_Barcena I‘ve never heard of this book before, but I think you are right in saying this would be great for incorporating literature in a science lesson! Looks like a great picture book! 1y
nquintus The resources and extension activities that you found for this book are excellent! Every teacher K-2 could use these to integrate lessons. Excellent choice! 1y
DrSpalding These books are easily integrated into other subject areas. This one works nicely with science. Storytelling is an excellent teaching strategy along with read aloud. 1y
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Waiting | Kevin Henkes
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Waiting is a MF picture book written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. It is the story of patiently waiting for things to happen, there is a great emphasis on imaginative play. Such a cute story that would be great for S with cute puppets or even felt cutouts. This book is winner of the Caldecott Honor and is a Geisel Honor Book. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 This book would be great to incorporate ESOL strategy 17, provide contextual support through visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language or facial expressions while story telling. I would also use UDL 1.1 offer ways of customizing and displaying information which goes along with the props from storytelling.
Resources can be found for different level of story mapping at https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=45185&lf_id=9
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DrSpalding In the video I provided of past students storytelling examples, this was the third in the clip. The student used a program called procreate to have actual images moving in the background in the window. It was phenomenal. Your UDL/English learner strategy aligns well with storytelling. Creating story maps and comprehension. 1y
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Have you Filled a Bucket Today? is a great RF picture book by Carol McCloud. It is winner of a Mom's Choice Award and would be great for a beginning of the year RA to help students to learn about kindness and what it looks like in the classroom and at home. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 This story would be great to pair with UDL 8.3, foster collaboration and community by making the class a “family“. It is also good for ESOL strategy 3, encourage self-talk and positive thinking.
Great resources to go along with this book an be found at https://www.weareteachers.com/bucket-filler-activities/
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bsiqueira Apryl, this books seems so adorable! I will have to add it to my collection. I like that you used collaborating by making the class a family. You strategies line up beautifully. Great post! 1y
Ameyer32 It is a really cute book! I have read this one or one similar to it called Fill a Bucket every single first week of school for the last 10 years that I have taught VPK. My kids (students) always say things like, “Miss Apryl, Johnny is being a bucket dipper“. 1y
Ameyer32 They really grasp the concept of the story and how saying kind things fills your bucket and negative things empties your bucket. Its super cute to see them at 4 years old and how their comprehension progresses so fast. 1y
DrSpalding There are several bucket filler books out there. Your connection to VPK is adorable… Bucket dipper or bucket filler! Excellent resource and strategy/principle alignment. 1y
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Planting Stories is a B picture book that would be great as an AS or SR. It is written by Anika Aldamuy Denise and illustrated by Paola Escobar. It about the very first Puerto Rican Librarian. Awards include the 2020 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book, 2020 Orbis Pictus Honor Book for Outstanding Nonfiction, Smithsonian Ten Best Children‘s Books of 2019 and it is a 2020 ALA Notable Book. A great book for promoting diversity! #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 This book would be great paired with UDL strategy 2.4, promote understanding across languages as this book has been printed in both English and Spanish and it would be great to have in your student's native language. Going along with that, ESOL strategy 24, incorporate the culture and language of second language learners in your curriculum, would be a great. Resources for this text can be found at https://www.anikadenise.com/portfolio/planting-sto 1y
Ameyer32 For the resource you will find information for an AS and questions for the reader. 1y
nquintus This is a great choice for a book that acts as a window, both to a historical event and to different cultures. It definitely aligns with your ESOL strategy! 1y
Ameyer32 Mirrors, windows and sliding glass doors! 1y
DrSpalding Mirrors, windows and sliding glass doors… You said it well! This is a multiaward winning book that could be used in social studies when teaching about historical figures as well. 1y
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By the Shores of Silver Lake is a HF novel that would be great for LC. The book is part of a series of books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and illustrated by Garth William. This particular book recounts the life that she lived and the challenges that she and her family faced as they moved to unsettled Dakota Territory where her father, Pa, worked on the railroads. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 This book has won the Newbery award. Use UDL 3.1, activate or supply background knowledge by giving background information of the history of the book. I would lead with information about the people of that time and how they went where the was and the reasons why people moved. I would use ESOL strategy 11, place language in meaningful text.
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LauraLeighn I completely forgot this book exited until just now! I think your UDL principle is spot on , I hope I can read this series to my students 1y
Ameyer32 A great resource for this book where you can find links to teaching guides and lessons can be found at https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=1117 Use the questions to give your class a deeper understanding into the text. 1y
DrSpalding I think I told you this in class but I have actually been to the Homestead in South Dakota. I loved the show and the books as a young girl and it was a true thrill to be on the property where she spent part of her childhood. Being that this is historical fiction, you could use this as a literature circle option while you are teaching about pioneers in fourth grade. 1y
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver by Lois Lowry is a SF novel for young adults that will really get the reader engaged. As someone who is not really a SF fan, I loved reading this novel and it makes its way into my all time top 5 favorite books. It is a riveting tale of a boys journey to make things right in a utopian world later revealed to be dystopian. I would use this story in the classroom in LC or as a class RA. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 This book has won the Newbery Medal, the 1994 Regina Medal, the 1996 William Allen White Award, and was a School Library Journal best book of the year.

I would use UDL 7.1, optimize individual choice and autonomy as this would be a LC choice reading. I would also use ESOL strategy number 14 and simplify my speech and make it slower and redundant to insure that the students are hearing me if using it as a RA.
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Mazzole18 A classic dystopian MS novel. This is a great book for LC. https://www.sausd.us/cms/lib/CA01000471/Centricity/Domain/106/The%20Giver%20Unit...
is a great website with vocabulary, comprehension questions, essays, and more .
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nquintus This book was an excellent choice for grades 5-8. I especially appreciate the resource being an entire unit that you can pick and choose different components from. 1y
Ameyer32 Here is a great resource with a PDF study guide and teachers guide into The Giver.
https://www.walden.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Giver_EdGuide_V4b.pdf
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DrSpalding 7.1 works beautifully with literature circles and providing choice. Your PDF is from Walden and they are the group that tend to turn many quality pieces of children‘s literature into movies. 1y
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Shaoey and Dot | Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman
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Found this book at Goodwill for 59 cents! It goes for $20 online! This is a really amazingly sweet MF picture book by Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman and illustrated by Jim Chapman. This is a great addition to any classroom. It tells a sweet tale of a ladybug who befriends a little bundle of joy in China and follows her little friend to America to be with her forever family. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 This story would be great for RA or SR. I would use UDL 8.3, foster collaboration and community. A great way to let kids know that no matter what, they fit in and there are people who share their story. I would also use ESOL strategy 24, incorporate language and culture in the classroom. I found resources for information on the authors page at https://resources.cafo.org/resource/shaoey-and-dot-bug-meets-bundle-by-mary-beth... 1y
bsiqueira Oh my gosh!! That‘s awesome that you found it for this price. I read this book not too long ago and loved it. It would work great for a read aloud :) Also, great UDL and ESOL strategy! 1y
DrSpalding When you know good books you will now be able to find them in a variety of places for a great price! What a sweet story of adoption. It certainly does meet English learner strategy 24. Read aloud or shared reading could work. 1y
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Call Me Cockroach | Leigh Byrne
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I am only on chap 5 and I am compelled to write about how this poor girl, Tuesday, can be stuck in this cycle of abuse. She was abused as a child and then I can see this “relationship“ turning into an abusive relationship as she does not recognize the red flags. Its sad that this is real life and this is how it happens. She is seeking love and the kind of love she finds is the obsessive and possessive kind, but she does not know the difference.

ashleyshugars April, I am super interested to read this story! You are so right that this is really happening in our world and it‘s so sad! I think UDL strategy 9.2 or 9.3 would go perfect with this book as older students might really be able to reflect on this! 1y
Ameyer32 I am actually not reading this for LAE 1y
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Ameyer32 It's a leisure read. I had a litsy already. :) 1y
Ameyer32 If you are interested though, "Call Me Tuesday" is the name of the first book that goes with this one. 1y
DrSpalding I am proud of you! Ashley was trying to help out! Thank you for clarifying. I hope you will continue to use this. It is a wonderful platform for sharing great books. 1y
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Call Me Tuesday | Leigh Byrne
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Such a sad true story. The writer gave me goose bumps with her trials and tribulations and the horror of her middle childhood. I read this in one day as I could not put it down. Starting the second book now.

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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Wow! A tear-Jerking RF novel, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, revolves around an 11 year old girl by the name of Melody. Melody is not your average girl in grade 5. She has a disability. Her disability is called Cerebral Palsy, and this causes Melody to have muscle spasms, lack of control of her body and the inability to walk. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 Worst of all for Melody-she can not talk! She is trapped in her mind and has so much to say but no way to say it. Melody has two desires; she wants to tell her parents how much she loves them, and she wants to fit in with her classmates at school. Many awards have been won but the most notable awards: New York Times bestseller for over three years and won Sunshine State Young Reader's Award in both the middle school and elementary categories. 1y
Ameyer32 This book would be great for LC where the class can delve deeper into the story or a great RA for after lunch or just before lunch.

I would support decoding of text, UDL 2.3 with an audio book for support while reading the text. I would also use ESOL strategy number 10, teach think-pair-share strategies.

I found a great resource on the authors website with some discussion activities. https://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35
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DrSpalding I think the author‘s website is a wise choice. I agree that this would be an excellent read aloud or literature circle. Nice job applying information you learned in class to your posts. 1y
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Another tear induced read. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart is a RF novel about a girl who is trying to find her herself after loss. Coyote and her father live in a world of “once-upon-a-times“ and adventure, but it is not all that it seems. They are escaping a tragedy and loss like no other. They make friends along their journey that bring out the best traits in each character. #UCFLAE3414SU20

Ameyer32 A 2020 ILA Teachers‘ Choice
A 2019 Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal Winner
Winner of the 2019 CYBILS Award for Middle Grade Fiction
An Amazon Top 20 Children's Book of 2019
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
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Ameyer32 This book would be great for LC or RA. I think that ESOL strategy 2, promote cooperation, would best align with LC and RA for this reading as well as UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and community. There are great resources and teacher guides for discussion at https://www.mackidsschoolandlibrary.com/teachers-guide-the-remarkable-journey-of... . 1y
DrSpalding Your resource from the publisher provides excellent discussion questions and after reading activities. This is one of my absolute new favorites! You taught me about some of the awards it has won. I agree it could work for read aloud or literature circles. 1y
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Hurricanes! | Gail Gibbons
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Hurricanes! is a great informational book by Gail Gibbons. It is a NF picture book that would be great for PR. The book talks about hurricanes from a scientific approach and a historical approach as it discusses the past hurricanes and the things that we have learned from them. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 I would use ESOL strategy number 1, teach questioning for clarification. I would ask many questions during the reading and also encourage the student to ask questions which goes along with ESOL strategy number 6 which is to continually monitor student's comprehension during the PR. I would use UDL 2.1 clarify vocabulary and symbols as there are a lot of tier 2 and tier 3 words in this text. (edited) 1y
Ameyer32 Some resources to go along with this book can be located at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ where kids can interact with current systems and view information on past and present hurricanes. (edited) 1y
DrSpalding Partner reading would work well with these texts. They do have higher level vocabulary included as do many nonfiction texts! These books would be a fabulous complement to your science curriculum. Students will be able to make text to self connections. 1y
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The Cat in the Hat | Dr. Seuss
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The Cat in the Hat is a classic children's MF picture book that was written by published in 1957 and continues to be a favorite among the young and old to this day. It is about a mischievous cat who brings along a couple other mischief makers and causes havoc in the home of Sally and her brother a wet day. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 I would use this story as a fun RA to the class. It can get quite silly and the kids can truly appreciate the rhyme as it is read aloud. in 1980 The Cat in the Hat won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.
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Ameyer32 A great UDL for this book would be 3.3, guide information processing and visualization. I would stop along the way to ask comprehension questions and guiding questions to ensure understanding. A great ESOL strategy would be to 21, record the story reading for ELLs. I would allow the student to listen to it while looking at the text and following along. 1y
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Nkaufmann Apryl, I love the UDL and ESOL strategies you used for this book. I think they are both perfect. It‘s important when doing a read-aloud to ask comprehension questions and also have that guiding question so that the students know what to pay attention to when reading. I also think it‘s a great idea to record the story and let the ELLs listen to it prior to you reading aloud to the class, to help them get some background knowledge on the book. 1y
ashleyshugars Apryl, such a classic! LOVE IT! I checked out your resource and some of those activities are so fun with this book! My favorite was “rewrite the story from the fish‘s point of view!” It gets a lot of ideas flowing, thanks for this! 1y
Emmaturtle3 I too read this book, definitely a timeless classic that students will always enjoy! I like how you said it can get the students silly, it is so important to ensure that our students are having fun while reading. I also love your idea of recording a story for ELL‘s! 1y
DrSpalding Interesting that this classic won the Laurie Ingalls Wilder Award! It is a fun read aloud to students and it assists with them understanding rhyme which is the earliest developing phonological awareness skill. 1y
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Draw Me a Star | Eric Carle
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Draw Me a Star is a RF picture book written and illustrated by the very talented Eric Carle. Eric Carle won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for this piece in 2003. It is a timeless tale of a young artist artist who creates something great that all started with a simple sketch of a star. It brings together the possibilities and wonder of the world if we just put it all together. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 I would use AS for this book as Eric Carle is quite the author with many children's books that all have the universal theme of wonder and possibility and allowing children of all ages to learn something new while advancing their intellect and creativity at the same time. A great UDL for this book would be 5.2, use multiple tools for construction and composition. I would allow the students draw their own illustrations for the story from memory. 1y
Ameyer32 A good ESOL strategy would be to use number 13 which is preview and review activities.
Resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/draw-me-a-star-reading-activities-7167258 Here you will find activities to go along with this text.
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DrSpalding I have read this book many times and while I was reading your post I made a text to text connection with The Dot by Peter H Reynolds. I agree that an author study is warranted for this beloved children‘s author! Excellent alignment. 1y
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I Am George Washington | Brad Meltzer
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I Am George Washington was written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Chris Eliopoulos. It is a B picture book that I think would be great in the classroom as a RT activity. The story is written in first person and “George Washington“ shares information about his life and accomplishments. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 A great ESOL strategy would be number 50, using a variety of comprehension activities. I would have the students complete a KWL chart. A UDL strategy I would use would be 1.2, offer alternatives for auditory information. I would use an audio book.
Resource: https://youtu.be/xrqBROu4i7k
Here you will find a short video for kids about George Washington
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DrSpalding You need a bit more detail regarding your resource. Would you use it before reading or after reading during a social studies lesson? Use of a graphic organizer is an excellent activity. 1y
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There Was A Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow is a TL picture book written by Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared Lee. This is a funny story that follows the old lady series with her silly antics of swallowing things she should not. As the title suggests, she swallows some snow in this edition. This is a great story for CR as it sounds quite silly and song like in unison. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 A great ESOL strategy for this text would be number 43. The student could highlight all the words that rhyme in the text. A great UDL would be 2.2 clarify syntax and structure so that the student can see the rhymes.
Resources- http://www.teachingheart.net/oldlady.html
with this resource your will find instructions for making fun interactives for the text.
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Emmaturtle3 I cannot look at this book without seeing Nick‘s old lady puppet now LOL! This is such a fun book to read with your students, especially chorally because of its repetition. Your UDL strategy aligns perfectly with the text through the rhyming of the book, great post :) (edited) 1y
DrSpalding Again, you just need a bit more information regarding your resource. Nick did do an excellent job with his storytelling. Traditional literature like this is meant to be told! 1y
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The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing with art by Julie Durrell is a RF picture book that would be a great RA in the classroom on the first day on school or maybe at the end of the first week of school. The story is about all of the real life expectations and fears and excitements of the first day of Kindergarten. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 A great ESOL strategy would be number 45, using Venn diagrams and have the students compare and contrast the things that the students in the story did and they things that they did before they started kindergarten. A great UDL would be 3.2 highlighting the relationships between the text and the students own experiences. 1y
Ameyer32 Resources: Go to http://natashawing.com/blog/123725 for a list of questions to promote thinking about the text and real life comparisons. 1y
DrSpalding Looks like these would be great read aloud‘s during the first week of school while children have worries and jitters about starting a new school year. Your English learner and universal design principles are well aligned. 1y
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a MF picture book by Eric Carle. In 1970 it won the American Institute of Graphic Arts award and was among The New York Times ten best picture books of the year in 1969. This would be a great RA or S text. It can be told with props or cutouts to make it interactive. This story is all about the life cycle of a butterfly and all the challenges it must face before becoming a butterfly. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 A great UDL would be 2.5 to illustrate through multiple media and a ESOL strategy that would be a great asset would be number 7 using organizers, mapping and imaging as this story can be told on paper quite easily and to the benefit of not only ELLs but for diverse learners. 1y
Ameyer32 A great resource for this book would https://www.pre-kpages.com/activities-hungry-caterpillar/ as it has many fun interactive crafts that could go along with the reading. 1y
DrSpalding This book would obviously be a great book to include in your science curriculum when teaching about metamorphosis. Knowing that you have already posted about his books, you would include this in your author study as well. 1y
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The Little Red Hen | Carol Ottolenghi
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The Little Red Hen is a TL picture book that is retold by Carol Ottolenghi and illustrated by Reggie Holladay. The tale of a responsible hen who works hard to get the job done but her lazy friends think they are going to reap the benefits of her hard work. This would be a great story for DR where students could take on the persona of each of the characters and maybe throw in some extra characters so everyone gets a role. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 DR directly connects to ESOL strategy 17, providing contextual support through visuals. A great UDL would be 7.1 providing individual choice by allowing small groups to reenact the story and picking their own character or making up their own to add to the story. 1y
DrSpalding So, would you use the puppets in your resource to perform the dramatic reenactment? This is classic traditional literature and dramatic reenactment would be an excellent teaching strategy. 1y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are is a MF picture book written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. The story shares with children that it really is okay to have imagination and do a little daydreaming every now and then. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 The main character “Max“ is sent to bed without dinner after causing a little mischief. Max goes on to tame the wild things in a far away land but misses the one that loves him most and heads back home after sending the wild things to bed without supper. It is a 1964 Caldecott Medal winner and the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration as well as the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner. 1y
Ameyer32 This would be a great story for RT. For ELLs I would use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging and help students to use them to ensure comprehension (7). UDL 2.5 could be used to illustrate through multiple media by using charts to map out the events of the story. (edited) 1y
Ameyer32 Here is a resource for finding things to do in different content areas that relate to the story and also a video reading can be found on the same link!
https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/where-the-wild-things-are
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DrSpalding Some believe that this is realistic fiction but only if you believe that Max was dreaming. This is a multiaward winner that is truly a classic. I have not seen the movie but the book should be read to all primary children. Helpful resource. Readers theater works well with this title. 1y
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The Dot | Peter Reynolds
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The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is a RF picture book that can open the minds of all educators. This story shows the true impact that educators have on children in their classroom. The Dot focus on the daily life of a little girl who “can‘t” but by the end she truly finds her passion and discovers that she can all because of the actions of one teacher. One teacher truly can make a difference. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 This book would be great for S. I would use the story to open the floor to other students to tell about a time that they had persistence or tried something that they thought that they could not do. The Dot is a winner of the Christopher Award, an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winner. 1y
Ameyer32 A great UDL would be 8.3 foster collaboration and community. Having the students share in their previous experiences with trying something new or practicing a skill would be great for building community. This could also be a great opportunity for ELLs to promote collaboration, ESOL strategy 2, in small groups by sharing in these experiences (edited) 1y
nquintus Hi Apryl! This book is a great choice for storytelling. It would also make a fantastic connection when teaching your class about SEL! Nice work! 1y
DrSpalding I have seen this as a storytelling and it works beautifully. The student put a frame on the board and drew a dot in the center… It was visually appealing! Helpful resources! 1y
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Big Words for Little People | Jamie Lee Curtis
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Written by Jamie Lee Curtis and Illustrated by Laura Cornell. This RF selection teaches young children in a story-telling and rhyming fashion. The story illuminates big words that children may hear but not quite understand in everyday conversations. Each page consists of its own story with one or two “big“ words. #ucflae3414su20

Ameyer32 The words range from inappropriate to stupendous and near the end the story speaks of “big“ words that are not quite that big but rather have a big meaning. Those words being respect, family and love. This book could be RA to children to boost their vocabulary while being silly.
Resources: https://youtu.be/eG2u5rry55c (actual read aloud by the Jamie Lee Curtis
https://www.harpercollins.com/9780061127595/big-words-for-little-people/

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Ameyer32 A great UDL stratagy would be 2.1 which is to clarify the vocabulary. Make vocabulary pictures to go along with the text to help the students to identify the “big words“.
A great EL stratagy would be number 6, continually monitor students‘ comprehension by asking questions before during and after the reading and making sure to give proper wait time to allow for response.
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nquintus This was a fantastic synopsis with great UDL and ESOL tie-ins. Nice job!! 1y
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JoslynB I really like your comment about being “silly“ while engaging students with this. The book sounds like it would be a great way to be expressive when pronouncing those big words. It is a good review and has given me new ideas and thoughts to work with. 👍 1y
Nkaufmann Making vocabulary pictures to go along with the text is a great idea! Especially for those who are visual learners and ELLs as this will advance their vocabulary and in turn, allow for them to get a better understanding of the text. I also think that continually asking questions before, during, and after reading is another great way to ensure that the students are listening and comprehending. Great job! 1y
RamzieM I totally agree with you on your UDL choice! Clarifying the vocabulary and teaching the students these new “big” words is the best way to learn through this book. 1y
DrSpalding I love the videos of the authors reading their own books. That is an excellent choice. You expanded on the universal design and English learner strategy but need to identify the numbers that coincide with them. 1y
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