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Beths

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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page
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Readers get to explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, feet, and tails in this NF story. This story is a great interactive book that encourages predicting. It has won a Caldecott award. This would even be a great RA before a science lesson.

Beths I found this resource that aligns the book with common core standards http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60536 UDL 3.2 highlight big ideas and EL 32 use students in pairs or groups for projects align with this lesson and story. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
hannahl I have never read this book before, but it seems very interesting! I really like the activity that you had attached. I think it is so important to have activities that align with the core standards so you know you're following what you're supposed to. Good job! 5y
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Each Kindness | Jacqueline Woodson
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This RF story won a Coretta Scott King and Jane Addams peace award. Chloe and her friends won‘t hang out with Maya. Eventually, Maya stops coming to school. Chloe‘s teacher gives her a lesson about small acts of kindness. Chloe is now disappointed in herself for the lost opportunity of a friendship. This book has a powerful anti-bully message. It is a very beneficial book that can be added to any classroom. Great for a RA.

Beths http://www.thenedshow.com/assets/keep-kindness-going-primary-lesson-plan-each-ki... this is a really great resource with worksheets and activities that can be used with the story. Setting up collaboration and community UDL 8.3 is a major focus for this story and lesson. So is encouraging positive thinking EL 3. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
hannahl I think it is so important to have books like this in your classroom library, because it entails the theme of kindness. Especially in elementary school it is hard for children to feel welcoming to each other and being excluded is a problem so books like this one provides a sense of comfort. 5y
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David Goes to School | David Shannon
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This RF story is a great RA for the beginning of a school year. David has high energy which gets him into some trouble. It‘s a great way to teach students the right and wrong ways to behave at school. UDL 9.1 can be used to promote exceptions for motivation. EL 19 can be used after teaching students classroom routines.

hannahl I love the activity you posted along! I think this book is so important to have in the classroom because it's such a fun read for students! 5y
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This SF New York Times best seller is a great story for RA. With a partial biography on astronaut Mark Kelly who flew on the space shuttle Endeavor. In this story Mark flies with a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. This charming story teaches courage and perseverance. Would be a great RA for any classroom.

Beths http://enchantedhomeschoolingmom.org/2014/10/mousetronaut-sensory-bin-game/ is a great resource for a sensory game. This would work well for younger students, ELs, and ESE students. UDL 4 providing options for physical action and EL 46 use discovery learning activities pair well with this story and game. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
hannahl This is such a fun book for children to read because everyone at that age wants to go to space! I really like the activity you attached and how it is a game instead of just a worksheet. Good job! 5y
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The Lion and the Mouse | Aesop, Jerry Pinkney
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This book is a amazing wordless adaptation of the TL fable. An unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. This retelling really brings to life the story. The images speak volumes winning this book a Caldecott award. https://teacherthinktank.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/lion-and-mouselp3.doc this like is a wonderful lesson on making inferences.

Beths UDL 3.3 guiding information processing through visualization. EL 6 monitor students comprehension. This book could be used for a DR or GR. #UCFLAEF3414F17 5y
hannahl I have never read this book before but it seems very interesting to me. I love fables and I could see how children can easily enjoy this read and the visualizations you provide for the UDL. Good post! 5y
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They All Saw a Cat | Brendan Wenzel
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This is a RF Caldecott awarding winning story. It shows the many perspectives others have on this one cat. It encourages observation and curiosity amongst students. The message of not everyone seeing the world the same is a great one to implement in any classroom. The rhythm in this story provides a great opportunity for a CR SR or PR.

Beths http://www.sturdyforcommonthings.com/2016/08/they-all-saw-a-cat-animal-eyesight-... this is a great article about using the settings on a ipad photo booth to change and demonstrate the visual differences that animals or humans may have. Leading to a great discussion or writing prompt asking students how they see a cat. This activity allows students to use tools and technology UDL 4.2. You may ask students to draw what they see EL 30 5y
kkidwell I love books that have a deeper meaning to them. I have never heard of this book, but it seems like one I would enjoy and have in my future classroom. I could view some of the illustrations in the link you provided and they are gorgeous! I also noticed that the link provided insight on the cats perspective as well, always a good concept to teach. 5y
hannahl I really enjoyed the link you provided because I was able to see some illustrations of the book. I've never read this book before but it seems like one I would want in my classroom library, for the illustrations being one of the reasons. The link you provided would be very helpful in a classroom and I really enjoyed how more than one perspective was being given. 5y
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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A newbery award winning fantasy novel about an unusual boy. Bod is the only living resident in the graveyard. He was raised by ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery citizens. He learns about his limitations and strengths and acquires the skills needed to survive. The story has a mysterious vibe that I can see older students enjoying. This novel also includes pictures along the way which helps bring this book to life.

Beths This book would be great for LC or IR. http://www.bookrags.com/lessonplan/the-graveyard-book/funactivities.html this resource provides a few different fun activities that can paired with this story. UDL 7.1 works well with this story and these resources to optimize students individual choice. EL 2 promoting cooperation can be applied when using this book for an LC. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
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Pete the cat goes walking down the street wearing brand new shoes. Along the way his shoes begin to change colors as he steps through strawberries, blueberries, and other messes. No matter what Pete keeps walking along and singing his song. This fictional story can be used for multiple class lesson and activities RA S CR.

Beths https://www.pre-kpages.com/retelling-pete-cat-i-love-my-white-shoes/ this is a cute little activity that can used with pre-k or kindergarten students. It is a great way to introduce and teach colors. This activity implements UDL 1.1 offering ways of customizing the display of information. EL 46 use discovery learning activities also pairs great with this hands on representation of learning colors. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
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This is a hilarious frictional story that won a Geisel award. Elephant and Piggie come to the realization they are in a book were they begin to question their existence. Eventually discovering they have the power of telling the reader what to say. It‘s a story children will really enjoy reading and playing along with. Can be use for an RA or GR.

Beths https://youtu.be/EerFduFhoI4 this link provides a read aloud of the story. UDL 2.5 illustrating the book through multiple media and EL 29 offering students a variety of materials that can be used for independent use. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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This is a NF book about 13 American Women who changed the word. This story shows students that no matter the obstacle that may be in their paths, they shouldn‘t give up their dreams. The message in this story is important. The book is a excellent addition to a class library and can be used for an RA.

Beths http://www.booknerdmommy.com/persisted-mini-biography-activity-idea/ this is a great activity to use with this story to expand on biographies and research. UDL 8.2 varies demands on resources available which can be implement when using this book and lesson. By providing multiple outlets for students to research with. EL 28 provides biographies of significant men and women, which is exactly what this story does. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder is such an inspiring story of a boy named Auggie. This 10 year old boy who was born with a facial deformity has made life difficult for him. This book takes you through his journey from homeschooling to entering a middle school classroom. A must read for children with a wonderful message to be kind. This RF book is a New York Times best seller.

Beths https://texasbluebonnetaward2014.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/wonder-readers-thea... is a a link to a readers theatre activity for this book. UDL 4 can be applied when using this script as a option for students to use physical action to comprehend the story. As well as EL 16 by integrating a speaking and reading activity. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
AshleyAA I read this book myself and I never imagined incorporating a readers theatre. Excellent resource! I will be adding this to my list of possible classroom activities. A beautiful way for students to connect with August and the rest of the characters👌🏼 (edited) 5y
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The Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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Hans Christian Andersen‘s Caldecott book The Ugly Duckling is a wonderful story for RAs. This book is about a journey of a awkward little bird, who marches bravely through rough times. It is a TL classic and a must have for the classroom. This animated version of the story: http://youtu.be/TyrmcD8Yml0 is a great resource for younger students and ELs. UDL 1.3 EL 29 can be used with this resource to provide a visual representation of the story.

DrSpalding Animated versions of books can be very helpful to aid students comprehension of the story. 5y
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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This newbery awarding wining SF novel by Lois Lowry is an upper elementary or middle school must have. The story follows a boy name Jonas set in a society which appears to be perfect. However it is shortly revealed to be a dystopian world. This book would be a great for a LC or IR. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-p... is a great resource when using this story to examine plot.

Beths UDL 6.4 EL 1 #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
DrSpalding Expand upon your EL/UDL strategies. This is a thought-provoking book. Text to text connections with Maze Runner and Hunger Games. 5y
Nataliea.escobar Ive never read this but is it a movie? Seems very interesting ! (edited) 5y
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Malala's Magic Pencil | Malala Yousafzai
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This B book shares a wonderful story of Malala Yousafzal‘s life growing up in a war torn world. The book won a Nobel Peace Prize and was a New York Times best seller. This story of hope would be great for a AS or RA. UDL 3.1 can be used with this story to supply background knowledge on Malala‘s life and war.

Beths This resource https://blog.enotes.com/2017/10/09/who-is-malala-and-what-is-she-doing-now/amp/ gives great information and insight on who Malala is. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
AJones Thanks for sharing @Beths I just added this book to my stack. (edited) 5y
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This is a great poetry book with multiple poems inside. This New York Times best seller by Shel Silverstein is a great addition to any class library. This book can be used for either RA or IR. UDL 3.2 pairs well with this book to highlight patterns. EL 38 or assigning short readings which this books offers plenty of options. The links https://youtu.be/EOwJNJL88f4 is a read aloud of the poems. #UCFLAE3414F17

DrSpalding Offering the YouTube read aloud is a UDL principle. Assigning short readings is perfect for poetry. Do you have a favorite poem in this anthology? 5y
Nataliea.escobar I did a lotsy post abot this also! Such a great author he is! Love the link 🙂 5y
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Out of my mind is a New York Times best seller. This RF novel portrays a wonderful message of acceptance. It can used in the classroom for LC, RA, or IR. UDL 8.3 fosters collaboration and community which can be used with this book. As well as EL 10 to think pair and share about the feelings the book may bring. This link is to a lesson plan on persuasive writing: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi...

DrSpalding Be sure to include a bit more of a summary or synopsis of this fantastic book. Melody is the character that elementary age students should meet. 5y
Nataliea.escobar I did this for my literature circle! This is such an empowering book melody is so inspiring! 5y
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Green | Laura Vaccaro Seeger
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This is a NF picture book about the different shades and colors of green. This book is great to use with shared reading. It satisfies UDL 2.1 and EL 5 by building vocabulary that is associate with the various colors of green that are throughout the book. This book won a Caldecott award.
The link will bring you to a website with 4 different lesson plans to use with this book.
https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?a=1&tid=29021
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AJones I recently worked in a kindergarten class and my teacher had the entire set. 🌈 Each page has cut outs and descriptive words. . . great teaching strategies for younger students and ELLs. 5y
DrSpalding How exciting to see the entire set in a classroom. When teaching about colors in kindergarten, this would be an excellent addition to your classroom library. Nice post. 5y
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Journey | Aaron Becker
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A wordless picture book that takes you through a journey of a lonely girl who draws herself a door to escape into a world of wonder and adventure. This modern fantasy Caldecott award wining book is the first in a trilogy of stories by Aaron Becker. This book would be a great for an AS. This book offers students visual information implementing UDL 1.3 and EL 17. #UCFLAE3414F17 https://www.tes.com/lessons/ic5Fl0gvEQipbA/journey-by-aaron-becker

DrSpalding This is a lovely wordless book. Be sure to include a resource. 5y
hannahl I have never read this book before but reading your summary you provided really interests me! This book seems like such a fun read for students to engage in! Great post! 5y
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Henry's Freedom Box | Ellen Levine
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This is a historical fiction story of Henry who mails himself to freedom. This book won a Jane Addams peace award and a Correta Scott king award. This dramatic story can be used with UDL 3.1 to supply background knowledge to students about the Underground Railroad and slavery. #UCFLAE3414F17 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/henrys-freedom...

Jaquessial This is a book that I would love to add too my bookshelf. Many activities for your class. (edited) 5y
MadisonCarter This is a great mentor text to begin a social studies unit on slavery in elementary school. There are so many online resources that align to this book and that cover many standards. I have planned a SS unit around this text in another class before, so I'm very familiar with it! 5y
DrSpalding If I'm not mistaken, Henry was a real person. This would mean that this is a biography! This is a powerful story the truly enlightened the reader to what was taking place during this time. You are the first to note the Jane Addams award! This is an excellent award to research and be sure that you are sharing titles that have won this particular honor. 5y
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This cute fiction picture book by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker Rees is a great addition to any elementary class room library. It is a great book to use for a growth mindset lesson. It teaches children the power of the word "yet". It can be used with the standards UDL 8.3 and ESOL 3. #UCFLAE3414F17 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giraffes-cant-...

DrSpalding Be sure to incorporate a resource along with how you would use this book in your classroom. Refer to the rubric. Keep going! 5y
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