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BRaulerson

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Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth by Eric Carle is a perfect read aloud for young children. It also provides repetitive words that the children can read along with you when it comes to that part. The sloth meets other creatures throughout the story and shows the importance of rest. A lesson plan for this story can be found at https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/slowly-slowly-...

BRaulerson A UDL Guideline I would use for this story is promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. This story will discuss importance of rest which could optimize motivation for the kids. The ESOL Strategy I would use is using direct instruction. Modeling some of the words and actions from the story while reading and explaining the sloth‘s reactions could definitely help the learners comprehension. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding Wonderful book selection and author! Excellent job aligning universal design and English learner strategies. Direct instruction works perfectly with your teaching strategy of read aloud. 1w
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Mister Seahorse | Eric Carle
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Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle is a great read aloud for the younger grades. The illustrations alone are so engaging the children will love it! This book talks about the only male to carry eggs in a pouch which is a seahorse! Mister Seahorse meets more dad fish along the way and discusses what they do with the eggs. http://www.makinglearningfun.com/OceanMrSeahorsePrintables.htm has great activities to go along with the story.

BRaulerson The UDL guideline I would use is Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. Being able to discuss how the different fish carry or help with the eggs would be a great way to ensure comprehension. The ESOL strategy I would use is reinforcing the key ideas you present again and again by using the different fish and what they do with their eggs. #UCFLAE3414F19 (edited) 1mo
DrSpalding You shared your passion for Eric Carle in your author study. Again nice alignment and fun arts integration activity. His artwork is inspiring and students should create collages mimicking his work. 1w
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Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson would be a great choice for and independent read or literature circle book. This science fiction digs into the depth of Walt Disney World where five find themselves against Disney Villains and witches. Especially with living in Central Florida, I especially would use this book as many kids could be able to relate to the attraction they‘ve been to.

BRaulerson This book could be used to tie in main idea concepts using standard https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5767.The UDL Guideline clarifying vocabulary and symbols. With this book being a science fiction, it may have more technical terms that would need to be discussed prior to, or even during the story. The ESOL Strategy would be teach technical vocabulary using key concepts. #UCFLAE3414F19 (edited) 1mo
kgarzon Students would definitely be amazed to be reading a novel that takes place somewhere they know or even visited before, letting them actively visualize the story progressing. And if they haven't, then you could easily provide references like videos or a park map to provide context! 1mo
DrSpalding Using the Florida Department of education website is a wise choice. This is fun science fiction to introduce central Florida students to. 1w
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Anne of Green Gables a graphic novel by Mariah Marsden is a great way to encourage historical fiction in a more entertaining way. The story is about a family who lives on a farm looks to adopt a son to help keep the farm going but rather gets sent a young girl. We get to learn what an imaginative person Anne is through awesome pictures illustrated by Brenna Thummler.

BRaulerson A standard that could relate to this story is https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5701.
The UDL Guideline I would use is offers alternatives for visual information. The graphic novel is a great way to put a visual with a story to keep the reader engaged. The ESOL strategy I would use is integrating speaking, listening, reading, and writing. #UCFLAE3414F19
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DrSpalding When I saw this on your log, I got very excited! I would love to see this graphic novel. This book is a classic and one that I have thoroughly enjoyed. It is a series you know? I have read the sequel. 1w
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Rot The Cutest in the World by Ben Clanton is a great read aloud for younger grades. It is about a potato who wants to enter the cutest in the world contest but slowly because insecure about the way he looks. This book is great to promote confidence and be happy with who you are. A great activity for this story can be found at https://www.wla.org/assets/Book_Award/WCCPBA/Rot%20the%20Cutest%20in%20the%20Wor....

BRaulerson The UDL guideline I would use is Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. This is a great book to make charts with and talk about main ideas of the story and actions in it. The ESOL Strategy I would use is provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, body language and facial expressions. The actions Rot made could be acted out to help support the ESOL learners. #UCFLAE3414F19 (edited) 1mo
DrSpalding What a great book to read aloud prior to a performance or even a presentation! Again excellent alignment. I like the idea of a dramatic reenactment to assist English learners. 1w
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The Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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The Ugly Duckling and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen is a great book to introduce traditional literature. It has 8 traditional stories including The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor‘s New Clothes, and The Princess and the Pea. This book would be great to use as a read aloud. A great sequencing lesson plan for The Ugly Duckling can be found here https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/picture-this-the-ugly-duckling/.

BRaulerson The UDL Guideline I would use is clarify syntax and structure. A lot of these stories can even be used as story telling and focused on sequencing. The ESOL strategy I would use is using preview/review activities. I found some great resourcing where we can review the sequence of the story to help with comprehension. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding Having a collection of traditional literature is a wise choice for your classroom library. 1w
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Tsunamis | Ann O. Squire
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Tsunamis is a great non fiction book to use when you‘re conducting a lesson on weather. This book not only gives great facts about Tsunamis in general, but also explains and shows pictures of actual tsunamis that have happened around the world. The standard you could use this for is https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/1609.

BRaulerson The UDL guideline I would used for this book is offer alternatives for visual information. I feel like the students will be more engaged with the topic when they see actual visuals of what a tsunami looks like and the damage it can do. The ESOL strategy I would use is using direct instruction. Modeling and explaining the tsunami using visuals will help the student to comprehend better. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding Sadly, we have seen this extreme weather condition in the news! Excellent choice and again a helpful resource from the state. 1w
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Brothers at Bat by Audrey Vernick is a great picture book that tells the true story of an amazing all-brother baseball team. This story would be great for an IR who loves to read about sports! The authors website, http://www.audreyvernick.com/brothers-at-bat/, is a great resource to download a discussion guide for this story. The ESOL Strategy that would be appropriate for this story is Teach think, pair, and share in cooperative groups.

BRaulerson For an ESOL student I would pair them up with someone to help read and understand the story together. We could use the UDL guideline of activation or supplying background knowledge for what they already know about the sport. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding I own this book and have visited the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown New York! The story is phenomenal. Excellent choice and it will truly assist most students with text to world or text to self connections. 1w
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Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman is a book of poems that is great for a partner read. Each poem is about a different type of bug and has two sides to the poem. The left side is meant to be by reader 1 and the right side is meant to be read by reader 2. A UDL strategy I would use is Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships.

BRaulerson A great poetry lesson resource can be found at http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/professional-library/joyf.... The ESOL Strategy that would be appropriate for this story is Teach think, pair, and share in cooperative groups. This strategy will allow the partner reader to assist the student in the poem and any unfamiliar words they may not know. 1mo
DrSpalding This is the perfect book for choral reading. Excellent resource. Make sure you identify the fact that it is a Newbery award winner. 1w
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Snowflake Bentley | Jacqueline Briggs Martin
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Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin is a biography on Wilson Bentley. Snowflake Bentley was a farmer with a passion for nature and wanted nothing more but to share it with the world. He became famous for his micro photography of snowflakes and was very passionate about it. This picture book would be great as a partner read or even an independent read.

BRaulerson A great resource is http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/using-snowflake-b....

A UDL strategy I would use is Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. The ESOL Strategy that would be appropriate for this story is Teach think, pair, and share in cooperative groups. This is a great story to talk about who is was and why is he famous. #UCFLAE3414F19
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DrSpalding Your resource did not hyperlink however I am familiar with this book and the amazing resources online! This is a must for this time of year. His work is phenomenal! Have you seen the photographs of the snowflakes? It is truly unbelievable. 1w
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White Snow, Bright Snow | Alvin Tresselt, Roger Duvoisin
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White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt is a great RF that could be used as a RA to introduce winter. This story gives great detail to the weather and how it affects the people in the town. The seasons and weather changes are introduced in kindergarten and a great standard to go by is https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/2894

BRaulerson The ESOL Strategy I would use is using Venn diagrams to contrast and compare the weather during seasons. It would be beneficial for any student to see how winter (like the one in the story) would differ from summer. #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
DrSpalding You are right! You could use this as an introduction to a winter unit and then use your Bentley book as well. Great idea to use a Venn diagram which of course is a tool that is beneficial to all students including English learners. 1w
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Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt De La Pena and pictures by Christian Robinson is a John Newbery Award winner and a Caldecott Award Winner. This story takes us on a journey with CJ and his nana as they travel through the city. CJ is very aware of his surrounds and questions why he doesn‘t have some things other people have. Nana is there to remind him to close your eyes and hear the music and see the beauty around you.

BRaulerson Great ideas for this text is found at http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html

The ESOL Strategy I would use is think, pair and share in groups and also direct instruction. Having the students close their eyes and listen to certain songs can really change the way they see and feel. #UCFLAE3414F19
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DrSpalding Several of your peers have used this resource. It is an excellent resource for children‘s literature extension activities. Continue to use this. 1w
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The Egg Tree | Katherine Milhous
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The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous is a RF picture book that has won a Caldecott Award. It has colorful illustrations that is sure to draw the attention of many students. This story would be a great RA to read around Easter time for the holidays. It is a sweet story about a young girl and her family participating in an egg hunt, when she locates a special something in the attic.

BRaulerson This is a great lesson plan that incorporates math into the egg hunt https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/alycia-zimmerman/equivalent-fract...

The ESOL Strategy I would use is incorporating the culture because they may have similar traditions they use that could help them to understand the story. #UCFLAE3414F19
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DrSpalding You are utilizing high-quality resources. Scholastic is an excellent resource and I like that you noted that math and language arts can be used hand-in-hand with this book. 1w
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Once a Mouse... | Marcia Brown
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Once a Mouse by Marcia Brown is a great RA option for our younger students. This book is a RF picture book that has won a Caldecott award. Once a Mouse is a story about a man who turns a mouse into bigger and bigger animals to help them. Once the mouse becomes a tiger, he begins to become ungrateful for everything the man has done for him.

BRaulerson This is a great story to remind our students to be grateful to what we are given, which is also expressed in this standard https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5857
The ESOL strategy I would use for this story is using direct instruction. Modeling this behavior from the story with different scenarios that could be more relatable, could help to ensure the comprehension. #UCFLAE3414F19
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DrSpalding You made good use of the wonderful resources in the curriculum materials center. Another award winner that would work nicely with the theme of being grateful. 1w
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Mirette on the High Wire | Emily Arnold McCully
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Mirette on the High Wire written by Emily Arnold McCully is a Caldecott award winning book. This is a great realistic fiction picture book that could be used as a RA in a classroom. It‘s about a young girl who is intrigued by a man who was once a master wire- walker but little does she know he holds a deep fear that she will help him to overcome.

BRaulerson An activity for this story would be https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/mirette-highwi...
The ESOL Strategy that would work great with this story is encouraging self-talk and positive thinking. I would also use Teach think, pair, and share strategies in groups. #UCFLAE3414F19
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DrSpalding Notice what she is wearing… Now what genre do you think this book belongs under? 1w
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We Don‘t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins would be a great fictional picture book to use at the beginning of the school year. It‘s about a young T.Rex starting school for the first time and cannot stop eating her fellow classmates! This story would be a great resource for a RA as the children would laugh and giggle throughout the entire story! A great activity for this book can be found at

BRaulerson https://www.wla.org/assets/Book_Award/WCCPBA/We%20Dont%20Eat%20Our%20Classmates....

The ESOL strategy that would work great with this story is using a variety of comprehension activities such as role playing activities and KWL activities. Using a T Chart is also a great way to discuss what are expected behaviors and what are inappropriate behaviors. We can also use the UDL strategy of guiding appropriate goal-setting to express to the children th
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maciforster This book seems like a great introduction to brighten the mood, especially for the younger kids! 2mo
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katiehamlin I like your idea to use a T-Chart for expected and inappropriate behaviors! Seems like a really cute book! 2mo
DrSpalding What a simple lesson plan with extension ideas embedded. You have done a beautiful job of aligning your resources and activities with your English learner and universal design principles. Well done. 1w
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The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions written by Anna Llenas is such a great fictional picture book that would be great for a RA. It expresses a great story about emotions with colorful illustrations the children will be engaged in. https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5857 This standard links great with the main idea of the story as it is to express thoughts and feelings clearly.

BRaulerson The ESOL strategy I would use is providing contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions. The could be a great interactive story for Els to express their emotions to ensure comprehension. It also goes along with the UDL strategy of offering alternatives for visual information. #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
kradebaugh This book looks like it was so much fun to read. Emotions can be hard for kids to understand sometimes so I think this would be a great book to read to kids. 2mo
Camrynm I will definitely be reading this book, it looks so good!!! Your ESOL strategy looks great! 2mo
DrSpalding You are going to need this book in your primary classroom. There are many emotions that we have to help children navigate. 1w
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Wonder. R.J. Palacio | R J Palacio
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Wonder is a realistic fiction story written by R.J. Palacio.
This is a great story about a young boy named August who was born with a genetic defect that has caused his facial features to be severely deformed. This story allows us to see his transition from being homeschool to private school and his journey throughout. This book would work great for IR.
The standard https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5710

BRaulerson will really allow the student to get in depth about the character and how he‘s feeling and reacting to different parts of his journey in life.

The ESOL strategy would be integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. This goes along with the UDL strategy of highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships. There is so much of August‘s story that we can relate to and listen to and the students will enjoy reading
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DrSpalding Your summaries are concise yet show an understanding of the book. 1w
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The Day the Crayons Quit is one of my favorite fiction picture books. It is written by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. This wonderful colorful story allows the crayons to speak up and will have the children laughing and enjoying their crayons in a new way! This is a great story to use as a RA. This standard https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5686 students are able to identify who is telling the story at different points.

BRaulerson The ESOL strategy I would use is 14. Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. This is an engaging story that could be understood easier if slowed down and using expressive reading. The UDL strategy would be to guide information processing and visualizing. There so much great imagination to visualize and play with in this story, the students will enjoy it!
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kradebaugh I loved this book when it was read to us in class. I have recently added it to my collection. 2mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent post! This book is be loved by many children and adults! I like to hear that Katie added it to her classroom library collection. Have you? 1w
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Out of my mind is a great novel if you enjoy realistic fiction. It is written by Sharon M Draper and has won the Coretta Scott King award. This story gives you great insight into the mind of a child who cannot speak, write, or walk. It would be a great story to use as a LC or even IR. This link http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/analyzing-first-p... is a lesson plan that focus‘ on analyzing

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The ESOL strategy I would use would be 6. Continually monitor students‘ comprehension. This story is so much of a relatable and real life story, students should be able to connect to the story, while using the UDL strategy: highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. Focusing on those main ideas and relationships while monitoring their comprehension with the story will be very beneficial.
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DrSpalding I believe all teachers should read this book! You can use it as a literature circle option but obviously as a read aloud or independent read as well. Your # is incorrect here. 1w
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