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AndreaC

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This P book is excellent for in a lower elementary class and is a wonderful tool for RA while incorporating CR at the end. The beautiful illustrations by Eric Carle make it vibrant and lively. It is a wonderful book to teach students about colors, as well as beginning sounds of words (ex: brown bear share a beginning sound while blue horse does not).
As the teacher reads, they can ask students if they believe the words share a beginning sound

AndreaC While providing ample wait time for this new concept (ESOL 22). Students could draw pictures of their own of animals they counter in the story and identify their color (UDL 2.5). The following link goes to a lesson plan that gives detailed instruction on how to incorporate beginning sounds into this book lesson: http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/brown-bear-brown-bear/ #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
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This F story is adorable and would be a lovely selection for SR. It teaches about cause and effect and the class could create a timeline to show the sequence of events that occur when you take a mouse to school (ESOL 42). Additionally,props could be brought in and displayed for better understanding of items in the book such as a lunchbox, backpack etc (UDL 1.1)

AndreaC The following link leads to a lesson using the book and relates to cause and effect: https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/cause-and-effect-if-you-take-a-mouse-to-sc... #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
MakennaK Props and storytelling is just so perfect for this book! It would be so fun 5y
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This F story is a comical read and would be great for PR. It tells the story of a pup named Ike who is upset at his owner for sending him to obedience school. During the reading, partners could examine Ike‘s feelings and discuss how they would feel in his position, which goes hand-in-hand with UDL 9.3. Additionally, partners could use ESOL 9 to take notes on the sequences of events in the book as they read.

AndreaC The following link leads to a Scholastic discussion guide that features four fun activities, including a worksheet about differing views and Ike‘s report card: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/dear-mrs-larue... #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
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This P book is a fun story that I believe can be highly relatable for students who find it particularly difficult to get up in the morning for school! It would be fun and hilarious for a RA. The book features rhyming pairs that would be excellent for teaching students about onsets and rimes. As you RA, you could check for understanding with these word pairs and utilize ESOL 6. As well as UDL 3.2 highlighting the word patterns on every page.

AndreaC The following link leads to a lesson plan for creating onset and rime sliders that could be applied directly for use with this book: http://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/P_026a.pdf #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
DrSpalding This is an excellent site to use. Excellent job aligning EL/UDL strategies. 5y
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom | Bill Jr. Martin
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This P book is written by the excellent Bill Martin Jr. and would be excellent for RT in a lower elementary class. The book helps students to learn their alphabet in a fun way and the illustrations are vibrant. It could be first read aloud slowly to students using ESOL 14 to make sure students are understanding each letter. Then a RT could be performed. UDL 8.3 works with this book as the theater helps students collaborate directly with each other

AndreaC The following link leads to a read aloud video, I chose it because the reader has a good, enthusiastic tone that I believe helps capture the fun of the book. https://youtu.be/OXfPaXA0wFI #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
DrSpalding Remember that not all things that rhyme are poetic. The better genre here is fantasy. 5y
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The Rainbow Fish | Marcus Pfister
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This F book was one of my childhood favorites and is great for S. It helps teach an important lesson about appearances and giving/sharing to be happy. It fits well with UDL 7.2 and an outline for the IR could be made prior to student reading for ESOL 19.

AndreaC The following link leads to an animated version of the book that also has background music and really brings the story to life: https://youtu.be/RbKr-k1PTvA #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
DrSpalding This is a lovely story that teaches the importance of sharing. The guided reading level is actually an M. Which means it could not be independently read until the end of second grade by most students. Read aloud or storytelling may be a better strategy to use. 5y
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The Night Before Christmas | Clement C. Moore
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This P book is a classic and would be wonderful for a seasonal storytelling. Many audio books are available free of cost online for this book and ties in well with UDL 1.2 and some vocabulary words could be taught prior to the S of the more difficult words, which incorporates ESOL 5. The following link goes directly to scholastic to a lesson plan which encourages generosity and giving among students

AndreaC https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/night-christma... If some students do not celebrate Christmas, the assignment could be altered to what gift they would like to give to a friend rather than as St. Nick. I think this book would be a lovely choice for the day before students go on Winter break, perhaps during a holiday party. #UCFLAE3414f17 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding Where did you find free audiobooks of this classic? Can you add the link? 5y
Teresaj A great book to read around the holidays! 5y
juliek1 I had a pop-up version of this book as a kid and I read it so much that it basically disintegrated. Love love love this story around the holidays! ❤️ 5y
AndreaC The following link leads to an audio version of the book: https://youtu.be/LjfxUWP5yfk 5y
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This F book is a sweet story that is perfect for young elementary students and would be wonderful for a RA in a preschool through 1st grade classroom. It won the ALA Notable Children‘s Book Award. It is also available in Spanish and therefore works well with UDL 2.4 and ESOL 25. The following link directs you to many crafts and activities regarding the book: http://www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com/childrens-activities #UCFLAE3414f17

DrSpalding Be sure to expand on your EL/UDL strategies. I read this book many times to my boys when they were young. Excellent choice. 5y
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Howling Hurricanes | Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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This NF informational book gives many interesting facts about hurricanes and would be a good choice for SR in a classroom. It can be a little graphic at times and therefore I‘d recommend a teacher be there to help clarify information for students. UDL 2.3 works with this book as it does contain informational charts with mathematical symbols. For this reason, it also works with ESOL 30.

AndreaC The following link leads you to an informational page of hurricane facts that supplement the book well. Reading these facts will help the students to better understand the content of the book. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/weather/hurricane.html #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
DrSpalding Students can make many text to world connections considering these natural disasters occur often in Florida. Good choice. 5y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This RF novel is a must-read and would be wonderful for LC in an upper elementary classroom and beyond. It is a NY Times Best seller that teaches a wonderful lesson about acceptance and finding oneself. It ties in with UDL 9.3 and would be great for students to journal their own feelings as they pertain to the things main character Auggie is going through. It would be excellent for use with ESOL strategy 3.

AndreaC The following link leads to a website that has a whole host of lesson plans relating to Wonder, including a personal favorite of mine: a self portrait just like the ones the characters did in the book. http://wonderlessonplans.com #UCFLAE3414f17 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding This is one of my favorite quotes from the book. Looking forward to the movie Friday evening. 5y
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“Balloons Over Broadway” is a NF B Orbis Pictus Award Winning Book by Melissa Sweet that would be wonderful for RA in an elementary classroom for students of all grades. It tells of Tony Sarg, who was a puppeteer in Macy‘s Parade. It teaches a great lesson of following dreams and being inventive and creative. It is also relatable to students and would be excellent to read around Thanksgiving as they may watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV.

AndreaC It would work wonderfully with UDL 3.1 as a video of a former Parade could be supplied to students to add background. Additionally, ESOL 4 could be used if students have seen this parade before as some may have gone in person or have seen it on tv. The following link goes directly to Melissa Sweet‘s one website and has a discussion guide of topics to talk about regarding the book. http://melissasweet.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/121.pdf 5y
MadisonCarter Your post really made me want to read this book, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Nothing like a little history to get you in the spirit 🦃 Lovely cover and beautiful seal! 5y
DrSpalding What's the genre? I think you know but please state it. This is an easy book to make text to self connection's especially around this time of year. It's on my bucket list to go to a Macy's Thanksgiving day parade! 5y
DrSpalding As noted by your image, it won the Sibert award as well. 5y
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“The Tortoise and the Hare” is a TL children‘s book that was originally part of Aesop‘s Fables. The version I read was retold by Margo Lundell. It is a classic about a tortoise in a hare who race and ends up proving that slow and steady wins the race. It sends a wonderful message to all children about long term goals and taking their time. It would work well with EL strategy 11 as the language can be put into many other meaningful contexts.

AndreaC It would also fit in well with UDL principle 6.2 as a discussion can be started regarding how the students will use the theme of the book to help them in the future. This book is great for S because it is such a classic. The link takes you directly to C-Palms where there is a close reading lesson related to the book: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60046 #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
DrSpalding This is classic traditional literature. This would be an excellent choice for storytelling. Nice job using C palms as your source. 5y
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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“Goodnight Moon” is a P picture book by Margaret Wise Brown that would be great for S in a classroom. The book is suitable for younger children and follows a simple rhyming pattern throughout. The book helps children to identify colors and objects that are throughout the room. It would fit with ESOL strategy 14 as the teacher could use this simple book to teach beginning vocabulary. I think UDL guideline 5.2 would be fun as students could

AndreaC construct their own rooms and write about the objects inside using shoeboxes and different materials. The following link takes you to an animated version of the book in video form, it really helps bring the story to life: https://youtu.be/9yu_g5x3ZoQ #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
JanaLL A childhood favorite that my daughter enjoys as well. You could absolutely teach simple vocabulary using this story. Animated books are always fun to share! 5y
Jaquessial My son loves his book. It's quiet repetitive but such a wonderful bedtime story 5y
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MakennaK I love the activity idea for this book! 5y
amyqualk I loved this book growing up! The video you chose for the book works perfectly! After reading the book you could also tell your students to go home that night and have them say tell you the things they say goodnight to at their house. 5y
DrSpalding This is a classic. Animated versions of the stories are specifically helpful for second language learners and below level readers. 5y
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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“She Persisted” is a NY Times Best Seller B picture book written by Chelsea Clinton. This book highlights women who have changed the world and sends a great message to young girls that they should never give up. This book is an excellent choice for RA and GR in the classroom as the words “She Persisted” appears on every page and the students can join in. It would work well with ESOL strategy 16 and students can speak along as the teacher reads

AndreaC And go on to write in their individual activities. UDL guideline 5.1 could be followed as students could use online resources to do further research of these women. The following link takes you to an awesome activity called “We Persisted” that helps translate the impacts of these women into the context of our own students: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/She-Persisted-Writing-Activity-and-B... #UCFLAE3414f17 (edited) 5y
Teresaj This seems like such an awesome book! Definitely want to read this and have it in my classroom! 5y
ElizabethR0309 Defiantly I great book I learned so much from it that I did not know and I know the kids with like being able to learn about this also. 5y
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WendyP This is a book that I plan to read soon, I have heard great things about it and I love the link you provided! 5y
emilykwilkins I just bought this book and can‘t wait to read it! I think this book puts out a great example for young women everywhere from every background. 5y
DrSpalding I saw this read several times today. The students respond very well to the topic. Be ready to provide extra information about the historical figures! 5y
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“Fahrenheit 451” is a National Book Award Winning SF novel by Ray Bradbury that would be an excellent and compelling choice for an upper middle school classroom. The book takes place in a dystopian society where it is the job of firemen to burn any and all books. It would be a nice choice for LC seeing as it provokes many questions about an alternate society that students would enjoy discussing. It would work great with ESOL strategy 45 where

AndreaC students could compare and contrast this dystopian society to the one we live in today. Additionally it would work with UDL guideline 3.2 because it could bring up a conversation regarding the big idea of how a society like this would work in all of its facets. It could be taken out of the concept of just this one story. #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
AndreaC The following link takes you to a lesson plan that discusses the deep and highly interesting themes of the novel: http://www.storyboardthat.com/teacher-guide/fahrenheit-451-by-ray-bradburyhickle... 5y
AndreaC I read this book for the first time in 8th grade and found it memorable and thought provoking. However, it should be noted that it is fairly mature and has been banned in some places so teachers should proceed with caution. 5y
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Jaquessial This is one of my TBR books that I will be getting to probably in November so next month. Hopefully. 5y
CaseyL I agree with how you said teachers should proceed with caution. I read this book in 8th grade as well, and the content may be too deep for an elementary school classroom. It is definitely a great SF book! 5y
MorganH I loved reading this book in school! Dystopian societies are some of my favorite books, and the theme of this one would be perfect in a classroom. 5y
DrSpalding 451 is the degrees in which books burn. This is a cautionary tale. You are correct that it is for middle school children or higher. Those of you that have not read this, you should! 5y
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Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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“Looking for Alaska” is a Printz Award Winning RF YA novel by John Green. This novel is excellent for an older audience of upper middle schoolers and above. This novel can be relatable to children is the years of their lives where they are experiencing peer pressure and teen angst. This would be a great pick for GR where the teacher can discuss the themes within the chapters. It would fit well with ESOL strategy 36, as there are some serious

AndreaC topics explored throughout the novel that could open up great conversation and higher level thinking. UDL strategy 9.3 fits this book well as it can bring up a fair amount of self reflection and connection, especially if the student reading it is at the same age as the characters. This is one of my favorite books I‘ve ever read and I recommend to any older students! #UCFLAE3414f17 5y
AndreaC The following link takes you to a variety of lessons involving this book that involve higher level critical thinking questions and information to expose students to coming of age novels: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Looking-for-Alaska-Novel-Unit-Plan-6... 5y
JanaLL Giving your students opportunities to read about peer pressure, especially in the upper level grades, is a wonderful topic to bring up! Critical thinking is a great lesson to incorporate. 5y
MorganH I like the idea of using certain books to inspire higher level thinking in students! 5y
DrSpalding Oooooo! This is a really good book for yes....teens! Powerful content that is easily relatable! This Printz winner is worth the read! 5y
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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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“Number the Stars” is a HF Book by Lois Lowry that has won the Newbery Award. It would be great for PR with older elementary students. It discusses the hardships of life for Jews in World War 2 while putting it in a child‘s perspective. It is an excellent pick to teach children about a topic as serious and tragic as WW2. An ESOL strategy I would use is number 45, where students can directly compare the treatment of Germans to Jews during the war.

AndreaC This book fits the UDL guideline 3.1 and lots of background knowledge about WWII can be supplied prior to reading for the students. The following link takes you to a discussion guide in order to talk about the book with your students: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/number-stars-d... #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding Scholastic provides excellent resources for your books. There are so many ways you could utilize this text in your language arts and social studies classrooms. I just finished an adult book, called Lilac Girls about concentration camps in World War "II". 5y
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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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“Matilda” is a 1999 Children‘s Book Award winner written by Ronald Dahl and is a great IR selection for upper elementary students. It is RF and follows the life of Matilda, a young girl with a passion for reading and school. She is born into a family that does not share the same values and interests. This book fits the UDL guideline 7.2 and would be great to use with ESOL strategy 38 for independent reading.

AndreaC The following link takes you to a series of lesson plans that fit the Common Core State Standards for multiple grade levels: https://www.teachervision.com/lesson/matilda-common-core-lesson-plans #ucflae3414f17 5y
DrSpalding Check out your peers post regarding using YouTube clips of the Broadway version of Matilda! A great way to bring in current events to your classroom and expose your students to the magic of theater. 5y
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“Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus!” is a Caldecott Award winning F book by Mo Willems that would be excellent for RA in an elementary class. The book consists of the Pigeon trying to convince the audience to let him drive the bus while creating a series of quirky excuses and loopholes. EL strategy 10 would be great with this book to allow students to turn and talk to a buddy during the RA. UDL guideline 7.1 fits this book well.

AndreaC I would highly recommend this book to all elementary students. The following link takes you to a lesson plan that showcases how to use this book in all different subjects and is a wonderful resource: http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 5y
amyqualk This is such a cute book! I ordered it from scholastic for my classroom library! 5y
Teresaj I have read other Mo Willams books and I definitely want to add this to my classroom library! 5y
DrSpalding Your resource shows how interdisciplinary these books can be and also shares that it is appropriate for ages two through 11; that's preschool through fifth grade! Great purchase for any elementary classroom library. 5y
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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“Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper is a Coretta Scott King Award Winning RF book that would be an excellent LC pic for upper elementary students. The book chronicles the life of Melody Brooks, a fifth grader who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. Melody goes through her life retaining all the information she has ever known, unable to ever speak it out. The book highlights her struggles of fitting in and feeling accepted at school.

AndreaC This book is RF and would work well with UDL guideline 9.2 I would use ESOL strategy 2 in literature circles. The following link takes you to a lesson plan that can be used for a writing activity based around Melody and her life: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi... #Ucflae3414f17 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding Again, Scholastic is an excellent resource. In addition, I like the idea of writing along with these texts. My own son and friend were encouraged by a teacher to write a song about this book. That song can be seen on the LC page of the wiki. 5y
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