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AshleyC

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Hi! Fly Guy | Tedd Arnold
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By: Tedd Arnold Fiction
Award: Notable Children‘s Books
This little guy right here is just trying to find something to eat! During his journey me meets a boy who catches him. Amazed the boy was because the fly knew what his name was! We can make friends anywhere we go :) students can definitely enjoy this read and participate in some fun activities!! Some teaching strategies that can be applied are RA, RT, SR, PR, DR!

AshleyC From vocabulary lessons to art projects! Scholastic shares awesome activities that students can complete https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/hi-fly-guy-sto... there are many resources shared within this website. 5y
AshleyC UDL strategy that can be incorporated is 8.4 increase mastery-oriented feedback! EL strategy that will be valuable in this lesson is 32 use student pairs from team learning, especially for reports, Experiments and projects. 5y
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Frederick | Leo Lionni
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By: Leo Lionni Fiction
Award: Caldecott Medal
A story about a little mouse! Reminds me of myself, a little lazy! Ha :) This book has awesome illustration and would be a fun read for students. It teaches how to do things and use ingenuity to keep his other friends nice and warm! Some Teaching strategies that can be incorporated in the classroom are RA, AS, RT, CR, PR!

AshleyC https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/frederick-freebie... lovely resource! Can be used in the classroom for an art project or a poem! These are fun ways for students to enjoy what they are reading! 5y
AshleyC UDL strategy that is beneficial in the classroom is 6.4 enhance capacity for monitoring progress- poems can be a bit tricky but students will love the format. An EL strategy that can be used is 22- give enough wait time for second language to answer questions! 5y
DrSpalding T-S connections aid comprehension!😀📚 5y
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The Sign of the Beaver | Elizabeth George Speare
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By: Elizabeth George Speare Historical Fiction
Award: Newbery Medal
This book is a lovely read about a boy in the wilderness who builds a log cabin! He learns how to survive without any guidance from his father. It is a wonderful read for students to gain a sense of self-sufficiency! The teaching strategies that can be used from this book is LC, AS, IR, SR, PR!

AshleyC http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us/document-library/guided-reading-lesson-plans-1/level... this lesson plan could in fact be used for this book! It provides before, during, and post questions! 5y
AshleyC UDL Strategy- 6.1 provide appropriate goal-setting! This lesson plan can be a little tough but with direction the students will do amazing! An EL strategy that can be included is 16- intégrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities! 5y
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Hoot | Carl Hiaasen
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By: Carl Hisssen Fiction
Award: Newbery Medal
A setting in Florida! An amazing introduction to children‘s understanding about bullying and how to treat others! This is about a boy who moved to Florida and immediately experienced something very troubling! Some teaching strategies LC! Perfect for group readings and reflections. Also, IR, SR, GR, PR.

AshleyC https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit-plans/teaching-content/hoot-teachers-gu... shows a wonderful lesson plan and awesome activities children could participate in while they learn this lesson. 5y
AshleyC UDL Strategy 8.1 heighten salience if goals and objective! EL Strategy 9- teach note- taking strategies : t lists, time lines 5y
JessicaC I loved this book! Great lesson plan! 5y
DrSpalding Errors- what kind of fiction. Many posts/log sheet say fiction. While this is a global genre, you were required to select from the eight you learned about. 5y
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By: Drew Daywalt Fiction
Award: Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books
MUST READ!! Such a funny and awesome book. Perfect for the younger kids. It‘s about how misused these crayons feel and how they are just ready to QUIT! Many coloring and interactive activities can come from this book. We can use this book for RA, S!, RT, CR, DR! From skits to posters there are many creative things to do.

AshleyC http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-day-the-crayons-quit amazing resource for different content areas just using this one book! Math, science, digital art! Some strategies to use during this exercise are UDL 3.3- Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation. EL 34- De-emphasize speed and emphasize accuracy of work. 5y
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Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine
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By: Gail Carson Levine- Modern Fantasy
Award: Newbery Honor Book
This story somewhat resembles the Cinderella story but it adds more mystical creatures including fairies, elves, and gnomes! The evil stepsisters to finding “love!” This story was a good one. Definitely a good book to have as part of your classroom library! Students should be exposed to different genres especially fantasy, it opens up the mind in special ways!

AshleyC The teaching strategies that can correspond with this book are RA, LC, S, RT, IR, PR! The UDL strategy that follows this book is 6.1- guide appropriate goal-setting! EL Strategy that would help us 15- reinforce the key ideas you present agin and again. 5y
AshleyC In the classroom this book can be used for different activities including - https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/ella-enchanted... provided by Scholastic! 5y
paulettevp The movie with Anne Hathaway is so good! I had no idea it was a book. I could definitely see myself using it for a compare and contrast lesson. I agree with you about the varying genres, they should be exposed to them constantly. 5y
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Little Town on the Prairie | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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By: Laura Ingalls Wilder- Historical Fiction
Award: Newbery Honor Award
This book is the 7th out of the 9 books from this special series! I can somewhat relate to this book because I too want to become a teacher. Laura takes on a responsibility to help her sister make her way to a college for the blind (amazing deed) they are present with some trials but that moves on to the next book! This book is certainly an IR- students can take this book

AshleyC home and write a reflection on their thoughts for the story! Hopefully this can spark yo some interest in reading. A fun activity to participate in http://littlehouseontheprairie.com/category/lifestyle/crafting/ it is a few different crafting projects students can participate in small groups. 5y
AshleyC UDL Strategy- 5.1 Use multiple media for communication (using videos and pictures for the time the story was told) an appropriate EL strategy is 10- teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups. 5y
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My Father's Dragon | Ruth Stiles Gannett
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By: Ruth Stiles Gannet- Science Fiction
Award: Newbery Honor Book
Wonderful independent read for students. This book shares a story about a boys father who runs away to rescue a baby dragon. During this journey, the boys once young father comes across many other characters- the boars, monkeys, lion, gorilla, and a few more! This book can certainly be a choice for a LC group in the classroom. Students may also participate in RT, SR, PR, GR!

AshleyC A UDL Strategy to exhibit with this book is 2.3- Support decoding of text, mathematical notation, and symbols. Also, an important EL Strategy to support your students is 12- teach two objectives; language and content 5y
AshleyC http://www.storyboardthat.com/teacher-guide/my-fathers-dragon-by-ruth-stiles-gan... shares a wonderful lesson plan and activities that go along with this book! 5y
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Song about Myself | John Keats
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By: John Keats Poetry
Sweet book for his sister, a little tongue twister- oh the good brother charm ha! This book was very interesting, the words somehow flow out of your mouth as you read this book. I found myself reader faster and faster as the pages flipped! This book can be a great addition for the classroom library. It demonstrates yet another style of poetry. The teaching strategies that can be provided by this book are RA, S, RT, SR, CR.

AshleyC Poetry month can be filled with books like this. My personal creative activity is for students to write a poem about themselves. They will be set up with about 2-3 practice stanzas on how the poem can be constructed. Each poem will them be implemented in the classroom poetry section. This can be very useful for students who struggle with expressing themselves or just want to write freely. 5y
AshleyC Valuable UDL strategies could include 6.3- facilitate managing information and resources. And important EL Strategy is 13- use preview and review activities. Students may not fully comprehend the format of poetry. 5y
devin.s This looks like a great read! I like the lesson you attached, it seems like it could be extremely beneficial to students! 5y
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A Kick in the Head | Paul B. Janeczko
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By: Paul B. Janecko- Poetry
Fun and witty read! A great addition to a classroom library for poetry. This book shows 29! different styles of poetry. This would be a great treat for students, using it for RA, S, IR, PR, SR.

AshleyC There are many ways to incorporate this book into the classroom! Here is a handout sheet that explains a few types of poem styles. http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763606634.kit.1.pdf Paul, the author, created this worksheet and that would in fact inspire the students to do their best! 5y
AshleyC A UDL Strategy is 2.4- Promote understanding across languages. Very important I believe! Depicting the underlying messages in poetry can be tough! An effective EL strategy would be 1- Teach questioning for clarification. 5y
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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By: Margaret Wise Brown Traditional Literature
Lovely bedtime story for the kids! It‘s a soft and easy to read story about a bunny who is getting ready to go to sleep as it says goodnight to all the fixings and things around the room. This story in fact reminds me of my childhood, my grandmother kept this book with her and I believe she still has it to this day. I have definitely had good memories with this book, I hope my students will to!

AshleyC This book can be incorporated in the class room as a RA, S, RT, IR, PR. You can create some really cool activities using this book. I found this one https://pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com/2010/03/goodnight-peep-diorama-peeps-show-... it is an actual room that students can create using play dough and peeps :) 5y
AshleyC The UDL strategy valuable to this book is 2.5- Illustrate through multiple media (YouTube read aloud!) an EL strategy is 14- Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. 5y
juliette_kathleen I love the activity you attached in your first comment! I used to love play dough. This would be such a cute idea for younger readers! I‘ll have to keep it in mind for the future thank you! 5y
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By: Andrea David Pinkney- Biography
Award: Caldecott Medal
Vibrant picture book! A story about one of the greatest composers, Duke Ellington, and his journey toward his musical success. This book has wonderful illustration, bringing every picture to life! This book can certainly be used in the classroom for many interactive activities. This book works for RA, S, AS, RT, DR strategies.

AshleyC Musical, visual, and kinesthetic intelligences can be used while creating an activity for this book. I found http://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/jazz/jazz_reading.pdf which was an amazing lesson for the student and PARENT! Share some fun with mom or dad as well. It demonstrates prior knowledge and during reading thinking questions. A UDL strategy that pairs well with this plan is 9.3- Develop self-assessment and reflection. An EL strategy would 5y
AshleyC be 46- Use discovery learning activities. 5y
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The Paperboy | Dav Pilkey, Pilkey
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By: Dav Pilkey- Fiction
Award: Caldecott Medal
A boy, his bike, newspapers, and a dog! What a lovely story. It can teach children about services and the lives that some children their age might be living right now.
The boy is up before anyone else is, he delivers his rounds of papers and comes back to bed while everyone is awake on their Saturday morning. It is an easy read and very comprehensible to others. This book can be included in the

AshleyC classroom as S, SR, PR, RA, IR. 5y
AshleyC This lesson plan http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/brilstar/integrative/reading/The%20Paperboy.doc shows vocabulary, pre-reading and during-Reading questions, and follow-up learning activities! 5y
AshleyC For this book an appropriate UDL strategy would be 3.2- highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. An important EL strategy is 4- link lessons to students prior knowledge. 5y
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Tales of Famous Heroes | Connie Roop, Peter Roop
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By: Peter and Connie Roop- Biography
This is a great book to introduce children to when learning about important figures in our history who have made an impact! This book speaks about the accomplishments of our true leaders from then until today! 25 individuals are recognize through their dedication to others (very interpersonal!) This book can be used in the classroom in many ways- as a RA, LC(a small group can read and research more info about

AshleyC their Famous Hero), SR, GR! An individual and interpersonal activity the students can participate in is drawing their favorite hero writing a paragraph on why they find that person so interesting and what will they do to be a hero! 5y
AshleyC https://youtu.be/xnJD09cPWD8 is a video of a small glimpse of who Nelson Mandela was. Great video to start with for a little inspiration. 5y
AshleyC A UDL Strategy that can help with the understanding of the content of the book is 2.1- clarify vocabulary and symbols. An EL Strategy is number 43- have students underline or highlight key words or important facts in written assignment. 5y
Hervela.L I love your post on this particular black history book. I love your idea of introducing Nelson Mandela with a YouTube video. Also I love the activity of them drawing their favorite hero and writing a paragraph about it (edited) 5y
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By: Mo Willems- Fiction
What a fun and sneaky read! -With a little plot twist at the end, students will love this book. It shares a funny story between fowl and fox and their small journey to the fox‘s house! As you can see there are some more fun characters, the little chickens are yelling out “That is NOT a Good Idea”—- you will have to find out why! This book can be shared in the classroom with S, RT, SR, CR, DR strategies.

AshleyC This book would be a fun read for the class, along with this fun activity provided by http://btbstorytimes.blogspot.com/2013/10/mo-willems-has-yet-another-good-idea.h... it is an interactive Puppet Show. Can certainly be planned and delivered by the students with minimal guidance(allows for a more creative scene I would say!) 5y
AshleyC For the whole class to participate appropriately and actively, some UDL and EL strategies would be affective. One UDL strategy would be 8.3- foster collaboration and community. An EL strategy would be 2- promote cooperation (small groups) 5y
WendyV My kids LOVE this book, the twist at the end is so funny. I really love Mo Willems books! 5y
Hervela.L I truly love this book, I read this book every day to my babies at the daycare. 5y
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The Missing Tooth | Joanna Cole, Marylin Hafner
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The Missing Tooth by Joanna Cole- Realistic Fiction

This book is a story about 2 friends, Arlo and Robby. They have similar traits, how they dress, what they like, and now they are missing the SAME tooth! Young children build friendships all the time; this books shows that even though you may be different in some ways, it is okay!

Friendships are never perfect but staying respectful and understanding can make it last forever! #Whoisyourfriend?

DrSpalding What a cute book! You have the genre and but must use the rubric to ensure you have all the criteria needed for each post. 5y
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
(RF)
Award: Caldecott Medal

This is a lovely read for students. A boy went on a snow adventure and had a wonderful time in his own. He played and played with the snow until it was time to go home: before he had gotten home, he rolls up 2 snowballs for later, but little did he know they would eventually melt!

We all do things with our best interest, it's important to share stories about #hope and #recognition.

DrSpalding Yes to title, summary, award and genre. Add the necessary pieces noted in your rubric. 5y
DrSpalding Sidenote: I have ordered fake snow that turns cold to the touch and used this in a science lesson. It‘s so cool… Get it? 😆 5y
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By James Dean- Fiction

James Dean connects to the readers in such a fun way! His consistent art work and characters provides previous knowledge and memory for young readers. In the story, Pete and all of his friends go on a big safari, and there, Pete comes across a green caterpillar. I won't give the whole story because it is a great one.
An activity to go along with the book is a fun #science project including the cycle of the caterpillar!

DrSpalding Again, be sure to use the rubric in your post. You should have a resource hyperlinked, and have connected the appropriate UDL/EL strategies. 5y
AshleyC @DrSpalding Will do, thank you for the feedback! 5y
DrSpalding My pleasure! You are reading great books… Keep going! 5y
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Beekle by Dan Santat- Fiction
Award Won: 2015 Caldecott Medal

What a wonderful read! It is perfect for younger children as they can relate to starting new friendships no matter who it is. Beekle bring out heart felt emotions and is connecting to anyone! The visuals certainly okay a major part in the story, it adds to the tone and imagination of the students representation. #imagination #picturebooks
Www.YouTube.com/watch?v=Zc82ibP6Fy8

DrSpalding See previous comments. Love the cover of this particular book! 5y
AshleyC Teaching strategies: RA IR SR GR PAR 5y
AshleyC UDL Strategy 1.2 offer alternatives for auditory information EL strategy 11- Place language in meaningful context 5y
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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Actual Size by Steve Jenkins- Non Fiction (NF)

Fascinating book, great for student #interactions during the reading. Actual size represents various animals and their different sizes! It states exciting and interesting facts about different animals we may know of or may have seen at the zoo. The physical dimensions and names of the animals can be a fun activity for the students to participate in during and at the end of the story.

DrSpalding Be sure to use your rubric. You need one more post. Five were required by yesterday. 5y
AshleyC I apologize Dr. Spalding, I had completed 5 on Sunday. 5y
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AshleyC UDL Strategy 1.3- offer alternatives for visual information. EL Strategy 6- continually monitor students comprehension. Teaching strategies RA IR SR GR PR 5y
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