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AshleyAA

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Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes | Eric Litwin, James Dean
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I think I finally found my storytelling book!! 🤩

brittanyg I love all your book marks! 5y
DrSpalding I love the bookmarks too...create an Etsy shop! 5y
amandagrant your little library looks AMAZING 😊 5y
AshleyAA @amandagrant Thank you 💖 5y
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Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery, illustrated by Jean Cassels is a NF picture book that shares the story of Bobbi the dog and Bob Cat, who both have no tails, and their attempt at survival after Hurricane Katrina (Category 3) hit their hometown of New Orleans. This book would make a great RA to share with your class about true friendship.

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AshleyAA The link downloads a lesson plan that you can incorporate in your class that emphasizes key vocabulary in the text and encourages students to discover the central message of the book. This can meet UDL 2.1, which relates to clarifying vocabulary, and 3.1, which relates to activating or supplying background knowledge. Also meets EL 5 and 13 that relate to teaching technical vocabulary and using preview/review activities. 5y
amandagrant A moving story that also illustrates the devastation after that powerful storm. I love when a book can evoke strong emotions from students, and this one does just that! 5y
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National Geographic Kids: Penguins! By Anne Schreiber is a NF book that provides factual information about penguins (my favorite animal!) , like where they live and what they eat. I believe it would work best as a SR, especially when introducing students to expository text as teacher can model how to identify and when to use NF text features such as the table of content, headers, and the glossary to maximize comprehension.

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AshleyAA The lesson plan corresponds to the Penguins! Book and incorporates use of NF text factors in order for students to find information to complete a writing assignment. This meets UDL 2.2 and 6.3 that relate to clarifying text structure and facilitating how to manage information. It meets EL 8 and 30 that relate to using direct instruction and encouraging the use of diagrams and images for comprehension. 5y
jvinas2 I love that you have a plush with a NF book! That's an awesome little detail that I know kids would love, I'd love it too! 5y
DrSpalding Did you make that plush character too? You are quite talented. Utilizing the Florida approved educator site was a wise choice. 5y
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Room on the Broom | Julia Donaldson
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Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler is a F picture book about a kind witch who makes a few friends every time she drops one of her things as she‘s flying on her broom. She finds room on her broom for all her new friends who come to her rescue when a situation arises at the end. This book could be a RA, but I think it would make a fun DR.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKPP4oMqVgw (Watch!)

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AshleyAA Linking some of the activities from the book website, alongside using this book as a RA can help students learn the sequence of the book, which you can incorporate if you decide to do a DR. This meets UDL 2.5 and 3.2 that relate to illustrating through multiple media and highlights patterns and relationships. It can also meet EL 42 that relates to using timelines to sequence information. 5y
MadisonCarter Just the summary of this book makes me giggle. Adding to my stack on behalf of your post & @MadisonFeltis book boost. Great EL strategy, too! 5y
juliek1 Love it! This would be great to read to a class around Halloween! 5y
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Not Quite Narwhal | Jessie Sima
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Not Quite Narwhal, by Jessie Sima, is a F picture book about a unicorn, named Kelp, that thinks he is a narwhal, until one day he finds himself on land and discovers he is not a narwhal at all. I made many connections to Jumpstart‘s Read for the Record book Quackers, as the main characters experience the same confusion. This book would make a great RA for students to learn about friendship.

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AshleyAA There are many books with similar situations, such as Quackers and Stellaluna, where students can use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast main characters. This can help meets UDL principle 3.2 that relates to highlighting patterns, big ideas, and relationships. It also meets EL 15 and 45, which relate to reinforcing key ideas repetitively and using Venn diagrams to compare and contrast. (edited) 5y
DrSpalding What a wonderful text to text connection with our read for the record book. What a cute story! Nice summary. 5y
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DrSpalding Love the bookmark! Homemade again? 5y
AshleyAA @DrSpalding Thank you! The bookmark is indeed homemade, I have many different characters. 5y
MadisonCarter These book buddies need to make it to Etsy so I can purchase all of them! They are so awesome! 👏🏽😍 great post! 5y
MorganH I absolutely love your bookmark! Also great ideas for comparing and contrasting characters with charts! 5y
HNager I love the bookmark! Love your link. 5y
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Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine
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Henry‘s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, is a HF, Caldecott winning, picture book about a young enslaved boy (great for RA or SR). Henry lived his life without much complain, although it wasn‘t the life he would‘ve chosen; until the day his family was sold at the slave market. Knowing he was never to see his family again, Henry sets up a plan to finally be as free as the birds in the trees.

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AshleyAA This book alongside the provided lesson plan can meet UDL principles 2.1, which relates to clarifying vocabulary, and 3.2,which relates to highlighting big ideas and relationships. Educators can also meet EL 5 and 16, which relate to teaching technical vocabulary and integrating speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. 5y
DrSpalding You are the first to post emphasizing the fact that you read your book digitally. This is fantastic! This wonderful book can be used to teach students history concepts they need to know. Being that it is a TRUE story, there's nothing better to help students relate to the past then with this powerful picture book. (edited) 5y
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After The Fall, a F picture book, by Dan Santat is the story of the well-known Humpty Dumpty, the struggles he faced after his great fall, and how he got back up again. After reading, this book immediately made it to my list of favorites! This heartbreaking, inspirational picture book makes a great RA to teach students that failure happens to everyone, but when they overcome them, they can and will reach new heights.

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AshleyAA The link provides possible creative writing prompts you can incorporate in your classroom about failure for students to express how they feel and find ways to rise above adversity. This meets UDL principle 9.2 that relates to facilitating personal coping skills and strategies and EL 3, which relates to encouraging self-talk. (edited) 5y
DrSpalding It is an inspirational picture book. Your egg is too cute. I like the idea of having students write about overcoming failures. 5y
MadisonCarter I am adding this to my stack. I love a good follow up story, especially for TL. I would use preview/review activities with my students before reading this book. Adorable! 5y
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The Lion and the Mouse | Aesop, Jerry Pinkney
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The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney is a TL book, great for S or RT, that tells of a prideful lion who spares a seemingly insignificant little mouse. However, when lion gets stuck in a hunters trap, the mouse comes to his rescue and frees him. This Caldecott award winner is great to show students that everyone needs help sometimes, and that everybody has a purpose, even the smallest of living creatures.

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AshleyAA http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60830

Using the book and the provided lesson plan, teachers can meets UDL principles 3.2, which relates to highlighting big ideas and relationships, and 6.3, which realtes to managing information and resources. It also meets EL 1 and 7 that relates to teaching questioning for clarification and showing students how to use graphic organizers and diagrams.
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KarinaGuillen Love the lesson plan and the plush is so cute! (edited) 5y
DrSpalding This is a classic. Cpalms is a great resource. Teachers can post their lesson plan ideas there as well. 5y
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Clementine | Sara Pennypacker
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Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee, is a RF novel that follows a quirky girl who always seems to be getting into trouble, even though she isn‘t trying. She‘s a humorous girl, with a kind heart, who always seems to have an idea in her head, ideas that don‘t always seem to go as planned. The Boston Globe Horn Book Honor winner makes a great book for IR or LC as students genuinely connect with Clementine.

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AshleyAA The provided teacher‘s guide shows a variety of way to incorporate clementine into your classroom. This can help meet UDL principles 3.2 and 7.1 which relate to highlighting patterns, big ideas, and relationships and optimizing individual choice and autonomy. It also meets EL 38 that relates to assigning short readings for homework. 5y
DrSpalding Students enjoy Pennypacker's work. EL 38 is just right. Did you say realistic fiction? Yes, you did. Correct! (edited) 5y
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The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles, illustrated by George Ford,is a NF/B that tells of Ruby Bridges, a courageous young girl who made history as the first African American child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans. A story of faith and hope, it‘s a great resource to incorporate when teaching about the civil rights movement. It would make a great LC book, as each group can read about a different civil rights hero.

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AshleyAA This book alongside the provided lesson plan can meet UDL principles 3.1 and 6.3 that relate to activating background knowledge and facilitating how to manage information and resources. It can also meet EL and 2 and 48, which relate to promoting cooperation and using group assignment and learning journals. 5y
DrSpalding English language arts, biographies, and social studies are an excellent mix! Don't forget about EL 28. 5y
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What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom is a F book about a child who happens to have an idea and doesn‘t know what to do with it out of fear of the unknown. He didn‘t know how people would react and didn‘t have the confidence to find out, but that changes when he gets attached. An Independent Publisher Book Award winner, it makes an exceptional book for IR, or RA. One of my favorite books!!

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AshleyAA The lesson plan provided, alongside the book, can meet UDL principles 3.2 and 8.3, which relate to highlighting big ideas and relationships and fostering collaboration and community and promoting. It also meets EL 2 and 3 that relate to promoting collaboration and encouraging self-talk. A fantastic book that can be used to motivate students and build confidence. (edited) 5y
DrSpalding Many students are going to need your assistance with building confidence and motivation. This book can help you help them! Excellent choice. 5y
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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean makes a great book for CR, or as a way to introduce the author/illustrator for an AS. It is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book that will inspire students to follow along to Pete‘s groovy button song and mimic animated reading, as the teacher should model when his buttons can‘t seem stop popping off.

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AshleyAA The Pete the Cat website is a great way to introduce the class to the main character, while introducing them of the plethora of Pete the Cat book they can read if they connect. This could meet UDL principle 2.5, which relates to illustrating through multiple media as it can be read, shown through animated video, or played as an audio clip while also meeting EL 17 and 46, which relate to providing contextual support and using hands-on-activities. 5y
DrSpalding Another excellent post. EL 17 and 46 are just right considering that students can interactively participate in the reading or singing of this wonderful book. 5y
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A Poem for a Pickle: Funnybone Verses | Eve Merriam, Sheila Hamanaka
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A Poem for A Pickle is a P book filled with silly poems by Eve Merriam, illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka. It would make a great resource to introduce students to poetry. Bursting with rhymes and repetition to hook young readers, and illustrations to aid students with comprehension. I believe it would work best for IR, but also for SR, especially if used to introduce poetry because teacher can model how to properly read poems.

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AshleyAA Use the provided activity, after reading some silly poems from the book, to have the class create their own quirky poems using the letters of the alphabet. This can meet UDL principles 2.3 and 6.2 that relate to supporting decoding of text and supporting planning and strategy development. Furthermore, it meets EL strategies 6 and 8, which relate to monitoring student comprehension and using direct instruction. 5y
DrSpalding Having the students create their own quirky poems is an excellent follow-up to utilizing this anthology in your classroom. Wonderful choice. 5y
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Mango, Abuela, and Me, by Meg Medina/illustrated by Angela Dominguez, is a RF picture book about a young girl and her Spanish speaking grandmother who have much to say to each other, but no clue how to say it. Maybe Mango, a parrot, can be a solution to their communication barrier, Mango and a lot of practice. This Pura Belpré Honor book would make a wonderful RA or GR.

https://www.teachingbooks.net/media/pdf/PuraBelpre/Mango.pdf

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AshleyAA The provided lesson plan can be incorporated in classrooms PreK–5 and can meet UDL principles 2.1, 7.2, and 3.1 that relate to clarifying vocabulary, optimizing relevance and value, and activating background knowledge. In addition, it can also meet EL 20 and 24 that relate to listing important words and phrases on the board where students can reference back to and incorporating culture and language of second language learners.  
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DrSpalding Is that your mom and or grandma pictured? 💕 Your image is spectacular. What a wonderful award-winning book. Excellent post. 5y
AshleyAA @DrSpalding Yes, she is my grandmother. I made many personal connections with this book as I faced the exact challenge with my grandmother when I was younger. 5y
MadisonCarter What a heartwarming post, Ashley! I love the pictures you shared and this is yet another book you‘ve shared that I‘m adding to my stack. Really loving your recommendations. 5y
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The Adventures of Beekle, by Dan Santat is a MF about an imaginary friend who goes a long time waiting to be imagined, when his time never arrives he decides to go on an adventure into the real world in search of his special friend. A Caldecott award winner, this book is great for RA or PR that touches on themes of friendship, patience, and courage.

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AshleyAA Using the provided resource educators can incorporate a variety of activities in their classrooms to encourage students to think creatively meeting UDL strategies 5.1 and 7.2, which relate to using multiple media for communication and optimizing application, value, and authenticity. Also meets, EL 10 and 16, that promotes think, pair, and share strategies and integrating speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. 5y
DrSpalding Your image is awesome! This award winner can be used to teach many themes as noted. Good choice. 5y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan written by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao is a F novel about a Gorilla, named Ivan, who lives in a mall struggling to feel comfortable with his living arrangement. Confused about who he is and who he was meant to be. Until little Ruby comes along and brings light the truth they tried so hard to ignore, awakening Ivan‘s true self.

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AshleyAA A Newbery, a New York Times Bestseller, and a Sunshine State Young Reader award winner, it‘s a great novel for LC‘s or IR for students to dwell on the meaning of friendship, family, home, and discovery of self-identity. (edited) 5y
AshleyAA When incorporated with the provided activities and discussion guide it can meet UDL principles 5.2 and 8.2, which relate to using multiple tools for construction and varying resources to optimize challenge along with EL 30 and EL 36 which supports the use of diagrams to identify concept and asking higher level thinking questions. (edited) 5y
DrSpalding Your resource actually aligns to the picture book version of this wonderful novel. Knowing the topic is the same, similar activities and questions of course could be used with either version. Powerful story.❤️🦍 5y
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There‘s a Monster in Your Book, by Tom Fletcher, is a F picture book, a fun RA for young students. Readers are encouraged to physically interact with the book itself by completing strings of actions like tilting, shaking, and wiggling the book to try and get the adorable, mischievous, little monster out before he destroys all the pages!

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson134/monster-ca...

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AshleyAA This book, alongside the provided classroom activity, that teachers can use to introduce parts of speech, such as verbs and adjectives, can meet UDL principles 2.4 and 3.3, relating to promoting understanding across languages and guiding information through visualization and manipulation along with EL 17, providing contextual support through demonstrations and facial expressions. Student will be able to connect the words with their actions. 5y
DrSpalding This book was boosted and the knitted monster is precious. How fun to create a monster trading card. 5y
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Doug Unplugged | Dan Yaccarino
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Doug Unplugged is a SF by Dan Yaccarino about a robot, named Doug, who is plugged into a machine every morning in order to learn. One day he unplugs himself, to see the city he had previously learned about through a download, and discovers there are things that can only be learned from first-hand experience. It‘s a great RA to read to students to show the relationship between digital and physical learning. 

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AshleyAA A great book to introduce digital learning or to encourage students to go “screen free” for a while with different activities as provided in the link. The activities can meets UDL principles 2.5 and 3.2 relating to illustrating material through multiple media and highlighting big ideas/relationships alongside EL 46 and EL 49 which relates to using discovery activities in the classroom and give students pre-assignments when introducing new topics. 5y
KatherineBeckham This is a really cool idea for a story! Kids now are far too invested in their devices to look around them. I'm guilty of this as well. One time at a concert someone told me to put my phone down and enjoy the moment, and I actually did. I think this would be a great opportunity to take the kids outside and have them explore with no electronics around. 5y
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EricaG This sounds like a great book. I like that you would use it to encourage students to go screen free! 5y
DrSpalding Yes! UNPLUG. Your students will need to hear this message over and over again. This author is the same author as the book I shared last week, I Am a Story! Great post. 5y
KarinaGuillen Ooo his sounds like a great book. These days it‘s nearly impossible to get students away from technology. This story helps children understand that there is more to life than what is on the screen! Can‘t wait to read! 5y
MorganH This sounds like a fantastic book with a great lesson to students about getting off technology to experience the real world! I love it! 5y
Arestrepo11 This sounds like a great book! I will definitely check it out! It is so important that we learn to disconnect. 5y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder, written by R.J. Palacio, is a RF novel that is guaranteed to take readers on an emotional rollercoaster. It follows August, a young boy with an extraordinary face, and his journey through a traditional school for the first time. A New York Times Best Seller and an E.B. White Read Aloud award winner it is a wonderful novel full of laughter and tears with a beautiful lesson for students; treat everyone with kindness. 

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AshleyAA A great choice for LC‘s with many possible activities to incorporate in the classroom relating to choosing kindness, as provided in the link. They can meets UDL principles 8.3 and 9.1 which relate to fostering collaboration/community and providing activities to encourage self-reflection and identification of personal goals alongside EL 2 and EL 46 which relate to collaboration and the use of discovery activities in the classroom. 5y
DrSpalding Your resource shows how many activities could be done with this fabulous book! Love the image! #ChooseKind 5y
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Tops & Bottoms | Janet Stevens
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Top and Bottoms by Janet Stevens is a humorous Caldecott award winner TL book following a tricky hare, who loves getting into trouble, and a lazy bear, who loves to sleep. Hare and Bear become business partners and decide to split the crops evenly, it‘s up to bear to chose which half he wants, tops or bottoms? However, things don‘t seem to go as planned for bear. Students will learn that hard work pays off!

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AshleyAA A great RA book to use with any of the lessons in the teaching guide provided: http://www.storyboardthat.com/teacher-guide/tips-and-bottoms-by-janet-stevens (edited) 5y
AshleyAA This book, alongside the provided teacher guide, can meet UDL principles 3.2 and 4.1 relating to highlighting big ideas/relationships and providing various methods for response along with EL 30, encouraging use of diagrams/drawings as aids to identify concepts, and EL 45, using Venn diagrams to compare and contrast. 5y
KarinaGuillen I love the underlying message of his book! Super cute. 5y
DrSpalding This book is one of the mentor text mentioned in your genre quick guide. Excellent choice! 5y
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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El Deafo,by Cece Bell, is a autobiographical graphic novel following Cece the bunny, who just happens to be deaf.Growing up in a “hearing” world with a phonic ear strapped to her isn‘t easy.All she wants is one true friend; someone who sees her, not her deafness. Winner of the 2015 Newbery Award.A great LC book to use with the AB Teaching Guide to guide discussions.
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AshleyAA This book helps meet UDL principles 2.5, illustrate through multiple media, and 8.3, promote collaboration, and EL 2 & 44 which relates to group collaboration and focusing on thinking skills. 5y
HNager This looks a great book for a classroom library, it helps promote diversity. The additional resources have is great as it has curriculum ideas for multiple subjects. (edited) 5y
Dbenford This book looks awesome! I agree with Heather, this book will definitely promote diversity and acceptance of others. Helping students understand that everyone is different. I really that the ELL students might really enjoy this book because they can relate to being different and not always being able to understand things in class. Great post. 5y
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DrSpalding Wonderful peer comments. Wonderful resource. This Newbery honor is worthy of your classroom library. 5y
amandagrant I almost chose this as my LC book. Graphic novels are always great for struggling readers because they capture a readers attention with graphics to guide along each page. Great suggestion, thanks for the resource! 5y
KatherineBeckham This book look like a great one to have in the classroom. I think it is awesome that it is a graphic novel, so EL students can still read it without much difficulty. I will definitely look out for this book so I can add it to my library! 5y
Arestrepo11 This book looks awesome! I can't wait to check it out! ELL's will definitely be able to relate to this! I love graphic novels! 5y
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