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“We are ALL in this together!” - The Cast of High School Musical, Disney.
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Great book for social studied content. Talks about women‘s rights.

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A Stone Sat Still | Brendan Wenzel
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4.8/5🪨

If you love the infamous Eric Carle and his art style, you will absolutely love A Stone Sat Still. In fact, Brendan Wenzel, the author of this piece is currently featured in the Eric Carle museum at the gift shop. This story is unique because instead of the main character going on a journey, the journey comes to the main character. Who is the main character? A single stone that can be viewed from many angles.

AndreaEfres As for elementary education, this story is great for early readers in grades 1 and 2. It can be used for growing vocabulary knowledge for concepts of color, size and function.

It would be a great idea to use this book for Reading/English class time because it teaches the reader to decipher figurative language, comparing and contrasting elements, linking cause and effect, and looking at perceptions.
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Dear Boy, | Paris Rosenthal
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5/5

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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🦋🦋
5/5
Different, but not quite ordinary. This New York Times best Seller is about the story of August Pullman. A 5th grader who was born with a facial difference that prevented him from going to traditional school. His story was heart warming and motivational!

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5/5 🏆
According to Amazon this is a Children‘s Choice Book of the Year Award Winner! This realistic fiction picture book is for these students who are pet lovers, like myself. Madeline didn‘t like to read a but her journey developed a sense of security through finding different ways to read.

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AndreaEfres LAFS.2.SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
UDL (6.3) Facilitate managing information and resources.
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Check out more information about this book on this resource.

https://peachtree-online.com/portfolio-items/lisa-papp/

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Ms. Efres
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DrSpalding This would be considered realistic fiction. Make sure you use your genre guide to help you with categorizing the genres. Stories that don‘t actually happen but could are considered realistic fiction. 2y
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5/5 🟢

Follow this K3 Realistic fiction picture book about a tale on Passover where the author unites a young boy and a stray kitten in a warm, lyrical story about Passover, family, and friendship.

ELA.3.F.1 Learning and Applying Foundational Reading Skills. With such a picture book students will be able to read at grade level.
UDL (3.4) Maximize transfer and generalization. Children will learn through language.

PatriciaS This is a wonderful picture book 📚 great for introducing new concepts and ideas for welcoming new friends to the classroom, great pick and I will be adding it to my list for sure. 2y
DrSpalding This is the correct genre but you were missing some other required elements. 2y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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4.6/5

AndreaEfres 🐵One of my favorites!
Let me introduce you to Katherine Applegate, the author of this John Newbery Medal gold medalist has definitely earned that title by being a quality read in the classroom for grades 5th-6th that inspires students to think deeply about friendship.

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AndreaEfres ELA.4.R.3 Reading Across Genres explains how figurative language contributes to meaning in the text(s). With this text, students are increasingly aware of prompts and how they changed every day. This is a strategy that would be amazing in a classroom introduction at the beginning of the day.
UDL (3) Comprehension with highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. With one prompt every day, we can connect to the big ideas.
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Check out more information about this book on this resource.

http://www.theoneandonlyivan.com/

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Ms. Efres 🐰
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DrSpalding Your resource is stellar and your passion for the book came through in your short summary. I do believe that friendship is a key theme in this book and could be taught well through read aloud or possibly book clubs. Remember that you need to identify the teaching strategy you would use with your selected books. All of the information required is in the rubric and on the log. 2y
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5/5
What a masterpiece 📖
This nonfiction picture book describes the events that happened back on August 23, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the march on Washington and the speech that shook our nation forever. Kadir Nelson is the illustrator who takes students on a journey once reading this book.

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AndreaEfres Any grade would benefit from reading this book at any given time in life, yet this is specific for Grade 1
ELA.1.C.2 Communicating Orally. We can all benefit from losing the fear of public speaking, especially during school.
UDL (8) Sustaining Effort & Persistence. When every single student is thriving and chooses to research history we can develop a sense of effort.

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AndreaEfres Check out more information about this book on this amazing resource for educators.

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/227553/i-have-a-dream-by-martin-luther-...

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Ms. Efres 🐦
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AndreaEfres LAFS.1.RI.4.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1. This prompt is great for activities in the classroom that create a sense of getting informed and knowing what happened in our history.
UDL (7.2) Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. The students can analyze the speech and create their own for a better understanding of oral communication.

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AndreaEfres Check out this video with a read-aloud of this picture book

thehttps://www.schooltube.com/media/I+have+a+dream+with+illustration+by+Kadir+Nelson/1_8ij7aspn

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Ms. Efres 🎵
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DrSpalding Again you have used a stellar website resource. Kadir Nelson is a multi award-winning illustrator. Thank you for adding the school tube video as well. (edited) 2y
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All Because You Matter | Tami Charles
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5/5 📚
Science Fiction has never been more emotionally stirring. Tami Charles, a writer that inspires even the faintest of hearts. Such an emotionally stirring piece of quality literature that will take anyone around the universe. Bryan Collier is the illustrator and a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient and nine-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and honoree.
All because YOU matter!

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AndreaEfres This book is specifically geared towards students who are in grades K5 and middle school.
ELA.2.V.1 Finding Meaning: Use grade-level academic vocabulary appropriately in speaking and writing. This book is contemporary with the idea that there is a broader vocabulary in science and we can use it as a strategy for showing interest in finding the why of things.
UDL (5.1) Use multiple media for communication.
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Check out more information about this book on this amazing resource for educators.

https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/book/all-because-you-matter-by-mss-tami-charles...

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Ms. Efres ☀
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DrSpalding Just by looking at the front cover of this book you know it is not science fiction. This is realistic fiction (based in truth) at its very best! Scholastic is a high-quality resource that you should continue to use in the future. Again the universal design principle including the verbiage and decimal is appropriate however you are missing the English learner strategies. 2y
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Big Words for Little People | Jamie Lee Curtis
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3.7/5

AndreaEfres 😳4.3/5
“I know some Big Words,
I'll teach them to you.“

This piece of literature is written in prose and can be counted as realistic fiction and it is great for high-order thinking ESL students who need big vocabulary words to retain in their everyday development. Jamie Lee Curtis has written multiple picture books for children, yet this one captured my eye because of the message behind it.

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AndreaEfres This book is best suited for K5 and even for ELL students who are over achievers (like myself).

LAFS.5.W.3.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources. This standard helps us connect to a more relevant society where students are grasping with the fast use of technology.
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AndreaEfres UDL (2.5) Illustrate through multiple media. With the use of visuals, the longer words become easier on the students since they can relate to what it is depicting.

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Check out more information about this book on this resource from the same: https://www.cbcbooks.org/cbc_book/big-words-for-little-people/

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Ms. Efres 🐝
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DrSpalding When you say K5 I assume you mean kindergarten through fifth grade. This book is certainly for the primary grades, kindergarten through second would be most appropriate. Another helpful website resource. You found excellent resources in the majority of your posts! 2y
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5/5

AndreaEfres 5/5
🕷️ multi-universe spoilers ahead 🕷️
If you have reached this point of the latest reviews I can say with confidence that you are in good heads since Ghost-Spider, even hiding in her mask, has made another return picking up exactly where she left in the previous dimension. This piece of literature is more intricate than average, yet I can confidently say that it reaches a wide range of audiences, especially 5th graders!
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AndreaEfres Science fiction/Fantasy
LAFS.1.SL.2.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings. In this case, as educators, we can have our students create a visual that represents their understanding of the content.
UDL. (2.5) Illustrate through multiple media. This specific pattern of comics can be really helpful for students who feel inadequate and prefer using visual representation.
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Check out more information about this comic on the OFFICIAL marvel website. https://www.marvel.com/comics/collection/71397/spider-gwen_ghost-spider_vol_1_-_...

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DrSpalding Yes to science fiction/fantasy and this would be a wonderful independent read to offer in your intermediate classroom. Students love superheroes! Beautiful image. 2y
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4.5/5

AndreaEfres 4.7/5 🍭

This literature piece called my attention because of the beautiful, inclusive work of art that it is. Throughout this realistic fiction piece, our students can ignite a revolution of self-discovery and confidence. It is a beautiful picture book that can range from K5.

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AndreaEfres LAFS.1.SL.2.4 Presentation of knowledge and ideas. With this standard, we can guarantee that students will find this book relevant to their lives so that they can express how they think and how they feel during a certain day.
UDL (7.1) Optomize individual choice and autonomy. When we introduce our students to genres that they can identify with we are increasing their awareness of others, this gives them the choice to be confident as well.
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Check out more information about this book on this amazing resource for educators. https://www.joannahowrites.com/

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Ms. Efres 💖

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DrSpalding I love that you cited the authors website. This is a high-quality piece of children‘s literature that can be a mirror or window for a child in the elementary classroom. The artwork is beautiful! 2y
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10/5

StephanyNunez I will definitely add that book to my stack! It looks lovely. 2y
AndreaEfres Behind a great student, there is a great teacher.

🐥This picture book is a compilation of affirmations on why teachers are great and why that should always be celebrated. This one is dedicated to the young teacher candidates out there. I wish I would've read this book back in K3 so that I could give it to all my teachers.

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AndreaEfres LAFS.1.L.1.1 Conventions of Standard English. Even on picture books strategies for understanding punctuation are necessary for English language comprehension. This standard is great for having students focus on the written and oral language in a book.

UDL (6.1) Guide appropriate goal-setting. When students are given a goal project, in this case writing and reading a book to their teacher develop skills for becoming a long time learner.

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Check out this resource for more information https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-teacher-is-the-greatest-gift-e-b-cobbler/1133...

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DrSpalding I have not seen this one! I added this to my stack. 2y
AndreaEfres @DrSpalding Definitely a must for #TeacherAppreciationWeek 🥳💛 hoping and praying that I can see you next semester again for LAE and SSE and we can do a a Diverse Family Lesson Plan on this one!! 2y
DrSpalding Sounds like a plan! 2y
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Tops & Bottoms | Janet Stevens
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5/5 🐰

Definitely, a twist in reading since this book is displayed in a completely different way from the norm. Yet it describes a folktale that deals with a subject that is a trickster teaching his rivals a lesson in hard work. Follow these animals around an adventure.

Best for K3 students.

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AndreaEfres LAFS.2.RF.3.3 Phonics and Word Recognition. Students are able to build cognitive vocabulary through decoding words, with this book we present a different approach to catching students visually and having them distinguish different sounds.
UDL (1.3) Offer alternatives for visual information between content that can be gathered visually through a picture book. An activity would be a readers theater with the characters.

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AndreaEfres Check out this resource for more information on this book:
https://janetstevens.com/ remember to scroll down to find the Silver Caldecott Honor Medal

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Ms. Efres 🍓
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DrSpalding You have selected a few high-quality award winners! The Caldecott award for images is clearly an award that you want to continue to seek out to add quality picture books that offer excellent visuals to enhance comprehension. 2y
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4.5 🐉
This captivating book cover belongs to a title that holds a Goble's Caldecott Medal that tells the story of a young Native American girl who takes horses under her wing. I'd recommend using this classical tale for a K3 that can give us a sense of belonging and purpose.

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AndreaEfres LAFS.3.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language. In this piece of literature, a strategy that would be helpful for comprehension would be having the students figure out literary pieces on their own.
UDL (2.2) Clarify syntax and structure where some words and numbers make new meaning of a piece of literature.
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AndreaEfres Check out this site for more information on this piece

https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/books/the-girl-who-loved-wild-horse...

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DrSpalding This would be an excellent book to include in a Native American social studies unit. This is actually an example of traditional literature. 2y
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Up, Tall and High! | Ethan Long
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4.8/5

AndreaEfres 🐧5/5
“I may not be tall... but I am not small!“
This modern fantasy quality piece of literature is a great picture book for students who want to initiate friendships and laugh out loud. It would be best for a K2 classroom, for a quick read-aloud, and for storytelling.

It awarded as a recipient of the 2013 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, winning a Golden medal.

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AndreaEfres LAFS.K.SL.1.1 In which the students develop comprehension and collaboration inside of a classroom environment to perceive others as the person that they choose to be and follow agreed-upon social rules. As a strategy, I think each student can choose to be a bird depending on their mood of the day.
UDL: Comprehension (3) Guide information processing and visualization. Through pictures, students are able to connect that there is a story.
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Check out more information about this book on this amazing resource for educators.
It is the author's website with a wide range of books he has written and a link to purchase this title. https://www.ethanlong.com/list-of-titles

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Ms. Efres 🐛
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DrSpalding Author lives in Central Florida! He has visited Ucf and enjoys visiting schools in the area. Excellent choice! 2y
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4.6/5
Calling all heroes!
🚁This graphic novel is for those who feel the need to survive as a hero in a world full of chaos. I survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 is a historical fiction novel that takes us on a journey with the protagonist Leo. a ten-year-old newsboy that is literally shaken by the city crumbles. Join Leo in his adventure to find peace.

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AndreaEfres This is a piece of literature that could be suited best for grades from 4th-6th. Specifically, students who feel called for making a change and learning about Social Studies. 🐯
LAFS.6.RL.3.9 Reading Standards for Informational Text. Students will analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noticing important similarities and differences in point of view. Students can identify their own distressing events and confidently articulating it
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AndreaEfres UDL (9) Self Regulation: students facilitate coping skills and strategies so that they can give better insight into what they went through so that when they recognize this, they are able to produce their best efforts. One activity would be using a mood board with colored post-it notes.
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This is a site where teachers can find different versions of books with catastrophic for the self-regulation activity https://kids.scholastic.com/kid/books/i-survived/

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DrSpalding Historical fiction is the correct genre and these could be read as early as second grade for some higher level readers. Self-regulation could work. Using the Scholastic website is an excellent resource. 2y
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😌 🐰3.5

🌟 If you are reading this right now stop what you are doing because it is in the title 🌟
Kalli Dakos did an amazing job combining 4th-grade humor with a selection of poems, it says in the title something I would've definitely been guilty of. To read or not to read?

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AndreaEfres The genre of this quality piece of literature would be poetry combined with comedy. A fourth-grade student would definitely choose this as an option.

LAFS.4.RL.2.5 Craft and Structure. In this poetry book, we interpret the elements of poems, drama, and prose as well as elements of drama.
UDL: Physical action. In a classroom, there should be an activity that contains humor.
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AndreaEfres Check out more information about this book on this amazing resource for educators.
https://kallidakos.com/books.html?3

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Ms. Efres 🐺
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ToddSalerno When we think of “choice” (as we have discussed in class that it is the key to gaining student interest) I could see this being an instant go to for students as almost a dare to choose! 2y
DrSpalding Poetry is definitely the genre and using the poets website was a wise choice. Again, some issues with your universal design and lack of English learner strategies. 2y
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Tale of Peter Rabbit | Beatrix Potter
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🐇4.8/5

🐸Petter Rabbit is indeed a classic in traditional literature rhat has been a fan favorite since 1902. Potter takes us on a journey about mischief with Peter and his friends. This is an exclusive, reimagined edition for Barnes and Noble. 🐸

Thank you Beatrix Potter for this nostalgic cautionary tale and Charles Santore for making the characters alive with watercolors.

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PatriciaS On of my favorites as a child, great review and I will be adding it to my list. Great book for teaching vocabulary words and around Easter ☺️ 2y
AndreaEfres LAFS.K.RI.2.5 Reading Standards for Informational Text in this case the students were going to identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book. This is a strategy to help students centralize sequence in their thinking.
UDL: Offer ways of customizing the display of information. This book contains about a couple of stories in between it's pages it isn't just one story.
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AndreaEfres Check out more information about this book on this amazing resource for educators.
https://www.peterrabbit.com/books/

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Ms. Efres 🌈
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DrSpalding Excellent author and beautiful book. Your universal design principle works well however you are missing the English learner strategies. The link was noted on the log. Excellent web resource attached. 2y
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Valentine's Day | Anne Rockwell
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💌4.1/ 5
Happy Valentines Day Zoomers💖
This visually stunning PreK-1st realistic fiction picture book merges topics around giving, connecting to others, and LOVE with mathematics, currency, and numbers. A very special pupil I had this semester had the most amazing reaction.
“There are over 200 hearts in this book. See if you can find them all!” -HarperCollinsPublishers

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Vanvlieta So cute! 2y
AndreaEfres In my opinion this is best for grade K3 as well as ELL students. It is a long read even for young students.
UDL: Clarify vocabulary and symbols (2.1) Through the hearts we can count.
LAFS.K.RL.2.5 Recognize common types of texts (e.g, storybooks, poems) students can recognize how a letter is written.
MAFS1.OA.3.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
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DrSpalding Three of 10 books noted on time. You are including additional information beyond the rubric however you need to be sure to include what is on the rubric first and foremost. Keep going! 2y
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AndreaEfres @Vanvlieta Have it on deck. This one is really special to me ❤️ 2y
AndreaEfres Check our more information about this book on this amazing resource for educators. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-06-051183-8 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding See my comment from two months ago.❤️📚 2y
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Every Little Letter | Deborah Underwood
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🎨5/5

📔Calling all letters in the alphabet! K3📘
Deborah Underwood, a New York Times bestselling author from Florida takes a story us through about inclusion and friendship with L-E-T-T-E-R-S. The illustrator, Joy Hwang Ruiz, catches our attention with visually stunning pages as well as a hidden message... it starts with the letter L!
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AndreaEfres This is a low-fiction of about 40 pages that would be best suited for students ages 4-8, grades K5 who want to reinforce the alphabet.
LAFS.6.RL.3.9 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas. Here we can compare and contrast characters and their sequenc
UDL: Illustrate through multiple media. (2.5) In this book the visuals captivate the eye so that the reading becomes more engaging and stunning.
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AndreaEfres Check out more information about this book on this amazing resource for educators.

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/600283/every-little-letter-by-deborah-u...

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AndreaEfres “ How do you tear down walls? With words, at first. Then brick by brick.“ Remember to smile at someone today!
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DrSpalding Penguin- Random House is a wonderful publisher that supports teachers with wonderful resources! Good choice. Your universal design principle would work well with storytelling in addition to read aloud. You went the extra mile by adding standards however some information is missing or doesn‘t actually align with the appropriate grade level. This book would be appropriate in kindergarten or first grade but probably not beyond that. 2y
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🦄⭐️3.8/5

🐲Luna, the girl with overflowing powers, takes us on an adventure throughout the world of intricate magic spells and enmagicked creatures. 🐉
Thank you for the recommendation to @DrSpalding this fiction/fantasy piece is amazing for grades 6-8, 9-12! It also has a John Newbery Medal meaning it was awarded by the American Library Association (ALA) and it is in GOLD

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DrSpalding Such a great read! It‘s amazing how books can resonate in different ways at different times of life.❤️📚 2y
AndreaEfres LAFS.6.W.1.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. This strategy could be used to provide students with following up on current events, real or imagined.
UDL: Foster collaboration and community. (8.3) Can be used to give students a sense of understanding in a classroom climate where they feel safe to explore their own world.
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Check out more information about this book on this amazing resource for educators.

https://shop.scholastic.com/teachers-ecommerce/teacher/books/the-girl-who-drank-...

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