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Another great book by Vashti Harrison, this B explores the history of influential women around the world. The information is useful and intriguing, while the illustrations tie in and highlight the different kinds of work these women accomplished. This book would be an amazing add to elementary classrooms, and would do well in an IR setting.

Betrinag Edutopia shares ways to help build independent reading skills through distance learning https://www.edutopia.org/article/supporting-choice-reading-students-distance-lea... UDL principle 6.3 will help support students process the information they are reading and learning. EL strategy 29 connects with this book as it provides biographies of significant women from different countries. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
PatriciaS I love her books 📚 great author great review 👍 thanks, definitely adding to my list. 2y
PatriciaS Wonderful book 📖 for read aloud lessons and encouragement for young women to follow their dreams and for teaching vocabulary, literacy, and fluency in reading. 2y
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Betrinag Thank you, @PatriciaS and I agree! I loved the idea of this book representing so many women and younger children being able to access and even enjoy the reading of it. 2y
DrSpalding Your article regarding choice reading is excellent and you should continue to use this resource. I love the series of books and highly recommend them for your classroom library. The English learner strategy is actually 28 but you are correct that it supports the idea of using biographies with English learners. 2y
AndreaEfres I have never seen this title before. Definitely adding it to my TBR. 🌸💕 2y
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Harrison portrays influential women in black history in her B, Amelia Boomer Book list award winning work. Beautiful illustrations accompany facts about these women, which will help to engage young readers. I originally read this book digitally, but loved it so much that I had to order this and one other to add to my classroom library stash- highly recommended for elementary classrooms! This book would do tell in a IR setting.

Betrinag LD @ school provides information on independent reading, and explains structures to support independent reading in students with learning disabilities https://www.ldatschool.ca/independent-reading/ UDL principle 6.2 will aid teachers in helping to support their students‘ planning and strategy development, while EL strategy 42 will help students organize the information gained from reading. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
PatriciaS Great book for teaching children to follow their dreams, I love this author too. I love her books 📚 another to add to my list 🙂 2y
PatriciaS Wonderful book 📖 resource for teaching values, self-confidence and independent thinking 🤔 through discussion sessions questions and answers, small groupings and independent reading. 2y
Betrinag Thank you @PatriciaS, all for children following their dreams! 🤗 2y
DrSpalding I had a note from the very beginning that you made stellar posts and wonderful book selections and you continue to do this throughout the project. You should be very proud. Excellent English learner and universal design alignment. These picture book biographies will work well in a variety of ways, to complement your social studies curriculum. 2y
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The Maze Runner | James Dashner
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Dashner‘s work on his SF, ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults award winning novel will catch the interests of older elementary students. Thomas wakes up and finds himself in a maze with a group of teens who all, including himself, have no memory of their past. He joins them in the task of trying to find a way out of the every changing maze. This book would do well as IR.

Betrinag Reading rockets provides information on IR, and ways to foster it with students https://www.readingrockets.org/article/independent-reading UDL principle 6.1 will help students set goals for their reading, while EL strategy 29 can help students access tools that will assist their reading. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
DrSpalding Reading rockets is another high-quality resource. This could be used as a book club option but yes, independent reading of these kinds of adventurous stories could motivate and engage readers! Did you know that the author makes cameo appearances in the movies? 2y
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Shaskan‘s twist on this TL story makes it a must add to elementary classrooms! The wicked stepmothers side of the story will have readers second guessing the classic tale. This story would do well in a DR setting. An article from ERIC explains the benefits of DR, and the techniques that can be implemented in the classroom. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED372435.pdf

Betrinag UDL principle 1.1, customizing the display of information, and EL strategy 16, integrating speaking activities, will tie the book and DR together. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
PatriciaS This wonderful picture on the cover ☺️ makes me want to read and then your review 👍 thanks for this addition to my list. Looks like it is fun and hilarious 😆 2y
PatriciaS A wonderful way to incorporate fun reading habits with children and discussion sessions, guided questions about the reading to assess students comprehension. 2y
Betrinag @PatriciaS It was really fun, highly recommend! 2y
DrSpalding What a fun read! Yes it is a variant of traditional literature that could also be considered modern fantasy! This would make a very fun dramatic reenactment and could be used in your language arts curriculum as a mentor text for point of view. 2y
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The Cheerios Counting Book: 1, 2, 3 | Barbara Barbieri McGrath, Rob Bolster, Will McGrath, Frank Mazzola, Jr.
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This NF book will be a fun and creative add to preschool and kindergarten classrooms. A counting book that uses Cheerios as a manipulative, readers can follow along and maybe even use their own Cheerios to count! This book would do well in a SR setting- the Victorian Department of Education and Training explain the importance of shared reading, and how it can be implemented in the classroom

Betrinag https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/en... UDL principle 2.3 and EL strategy 4 will both help students make text to world connections by tapping into prior knowledge and connecting it to the story. #ucflae3414sp21 (edited) 2y
PatriciaS The cover makes me hungry for Cheerios LoL 😆 and I am sure will attract young readers, looks fun and your presentation is cute too. Great resources too adding to my list. 2y
Betrinag @PatriciaS thank you! The cover definitely catches the eye, and the stomach 😂 2y
DrSpalding Your cover image shows that this is a well loved book. Your posts include all the required elements! There are many books like this that focuses on food and mathematics skills! This series of books is just right for hands on manipulative lessons using food! While this is not recommended all the time, they are very fun activities that certainly do motivate and engage students. 2y
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Book & CD | Bill Martin, Lois Ehlert, John Archambault, Ray Charles
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This MF, ALA Notable Children‘s Book award winning classic is a must add to primary classrooms! Readers enjoy learning or reviewing the alphabet as they watch the letters climb a coconut tree in order. The rhyming and lyrical nature of the moon make it ideal to be used in a S setting. Edutopia explains tips and benefits to storytelling in a classroom. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/storytelling-in-the-classroom-matters-matthew-frid...

Betrinag UDL principle 7.3- minimizing threats and distractions- and EL strategy 14- simplifying speech and making it redundant- will aid the storytelling process. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
DrSpalding This is a wonderful fantasy title that belongs in all elementary classrooms. Excellent resource! Looking forward to the storytelling. 2y
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This RF, Caldecott award winning book will be a fun add to classroom libraries up to grade 3. A young girl plays through the different instruments her family plays, while trying out new ones of her own! The common theme is music, and will be fun to read in a RA setting. Edutopia explains the benefits of using read aloud in classrooms. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/alternatives-to-round-robin-reading-todd-finley

Betrinag EL strategy 36 will check the comprehension of students during reading, while UDL principle 1.3 will help add dimension to the reading if instruments are accessible. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
PatriciaS I love books with music 🎶 and family ❤️ my family sings as a group so I can really relate. Great book choice and review 👍. 2y
ztorres This sounds like a very interesting book. Putting it in my list of books to read. I can think of plenty of activities to do in class with this story. Thank you for sharing. 2y
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Emiranda I love how you were able to integrate the arts with literature! Great ideas and awesome UDL Principals to add dimension to reading! 2y
JasmineLangley I know that A lot of students enjoy music and would probably love to hear a book about music and family. based of your post this sounds like a really good book to incorporate in the classroom. Thanks for sharing! 2y
Betrinag @PatriciaS love that you were able to relate to this book, I hope other students will be able to make similar connections! @ztorres I‘m so glad that activities came to mind while looking at this book- it was a fun read! @Emiranda thank you! 😊 @JasmineLangley it was a fun book to read! 2y
DrSpalding Beautiful Coretta Scott King winner! I like the idea of integrating the arts with literature much like Emily, Jasmin, Zuri and Patricia. You have made excellent book selections and easily aligned universal design and English learner strategies. 2y
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Freedom in Congo Square | Carole Boston Weatherford
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This NF, P and Caldecott award winning book will be a fresh add to any classroom library! The theme of hope envelops the reader as they journey through the life of slaves as they anticipate the day they can meet again in Congo Square in New Orleans. Teachers can use SR to engage students further, and education world shares tips and benefits of shared reading from Dr. Jane Allen https://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/strategy/strategy008.shtml

Betrinag UDL principle 3.2 and EL strategy 6 will support students‘ comprehension of the story as they read along. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
PatriciaS The book cover is very inviting, love ❤️ the colors, your review of this book makes me want to read it and add it to my collection too, great review 👍 and resources, thanks 😊. 2y
Karissacurrier No surprise this book won the Caldecott looking at the beautiful cover! This book touches on very important topics we need to cover in our classrooms. The UDL principle and EL strategy you chose work really well with the RA teaching strategy. 2y
Betrinag @PatriciaS @Karissa the cover is beautiful and the artwork inside is amazing too!! 2y
DrSpalding You have done a nice job of varying the teaching strategies you have suggested with these high-quality books. Your genres are correct and you have made a point of reading high-quality award-winning text. Keep this up as you enter your internships and your future classroom. 2y
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Peña‘s work on his RF, Caldecott Award winning book is a touching and rewarding add to classroom libraries. As CJ takes his normal Sunday ride on the bus with grandma after church, he begins to question things like why he doesn‘t have the same things as others, and why they have to live in their part of town. CJ‘s grandmother helps him to see the beauty in the things they do have, which serves as one of the themes for this book.

Betrinag This book would do well in a PR setting; reading rockets provides a why and how-to guide to help implement this strategy in the classroom https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/paired_reading UDL principle 8.3 will promote collaboration and EL strategy 2 will promote cooperation, both helpful strategies for the pairs. #ucflae3414sp21 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Partner reading is a wonderful teaching strategy and it would work nicely with this high-quality picture book. Of course you could read it aloud as we did in class. The resources you have selected work well with the suggested strategies and are excellent resources to complement what you have learned in this course. 2y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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This HF, RA Caldecott Award winning classic will be a great add to primary classrooms! Readers will follow Max on his adventure through his imagination (the theme) after he is sent to bed without supper. This book would do well as a read aloud. Reading rockets provides helpful strategies to help engage students with the text https://www.readingrockets.org/article/revisiting-read-alouds-instructional-stra...

Betrinag UDL Principle 2.1 concerning clarifying vocabulary and symbols, along with EL strategy 5- teaching technical vocabulary supporting key concepts- will further support the read aloud. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
JasmineLangley I loved this book and movie when I was younger! It would be a great one to add to the class library and also use as a read aloud. 2y
PatriciaS This is a wonderfully inspiring imagination builder for young children, great for read aloud lessons and activities. 2y
Betrinag @JasmineLangley I also loved both! @PatriciaS i agree that it helps build, or even encourage the growth of imagination of younger minds! 2y
DrSpalding As you have learned, teaching vocabulary is vital to student comprehension. Your universal design principle 2.1 and English learner strategy number five support this during effective read alouds. Continue to do this as you practice your read aloud skills during internship. 2y
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This HF, LC will be an interesting and educational add to 3-5th grade classrooms! The major theme of this book is espionage. Bertie wasn‘t thinking of becoming a spy, but he falls head first into a mystery that he tries to solve with the help of his friends and trusty dog. The reader follows along as Bertie and friends try to decode ciphers, and are given the opportunity to decode a few themselves! This book would do well in a LC setting.

Betrinag Scholastic provides strategy tools to help create a LC; while this plan was designed for 9-12th graders, the strategies are still applicable to 3-5th grade classrooms. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/training-stude... UDL principle 3.1 concerning the activation or supplication of background knowledge works well with the WWII components of the book; EL 5 concerning teaching vocabulary and key... (edited) 2y
Betrinag ... concepts also work well with this book. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
DrSpalding Excellent post Betrina! I am not done reading this book however ...you are following the rubric well!🙌 2y
Betrinag @DrSpalding thank you! 😊 2y
DrSpalding I needed to add another comment! I thought this was an excellent book and certainly one that would complement social studies instruction in fifth grade. Thank you for selecting this quality piece of historical fiction that is currently on the sunshine state young reader award list. 2y
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This AF, RA book will have students excited when it is added to their classroom library! The themes of this book are sports and being positive. Pete is back at it again to play baseball. This story continues to demonstrate Pete‘s good sportsmanship when things don‘t go the way he planned. This book would do very well in a RA setting. Scholastic provides ten tips for “artful” read alouds.

Betrinag https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/teaching-technique... UDL principle 2.1 concerning the clarification of vocabulary, as well as EL 12 regarding the teaching of language and content, work well with this story. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
DrSpalding Nice job being very specific with animal fantasy. You can‘t go wrong with Pete the cat. Scholastic is a high-quality resource that you should continue to consult as you progress through the program. 2y
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This MF (mythical fiction), LC book will be a fun add to fifth grade classrooms! The major theme of this book is identity. After being expelled from several schools, Percy ends up at a private school in upstate New York for troubled kids. From there, his life takes a turn as he realizes who his father really is, and he embarks on a quest to find what he is accused of stealing.

Betrinag Best used in a LC, this book will capture the attention of students from the start. Read, Write, Think provides resources and plans to help organize a LC in the classroom. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/literature-circle... UDL principle 3.3 concerning guiding information processing, along with EL 16 regarding integrating listening and speaking activities, pair well with this book. 2y
Betrinag A bonus to add is this book is available in a teacher‘s edition, and is the one I own! After the story, there are discussion questions and classroom activities that can be used with your class, or inspire other creative ideas of your own. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
DrSpalding You truly paid attention in class and have used high-quality resources like read write think to enhance your knowledge of teaching strategies and how to implement good books into your curriculum. 2y
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The View from Saturday | E.L. Konigsburg
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This RF, LC, John Newbery Medal award winning book would be an ideal addition to third-fifth grade classrooms! The theme of kindness from different points of views will draw readers in. The reader journeys through the Academic Bowl that “The Souls” are competing in, while learning how the group came into each other‘s lives. This book works best in a LC setting; Edutopia provides the benefits of LC‘s, and how to get one started.

Betrinag https://www.edutopia.org/blog/literature-circles-how-to-and-reasons-why-elena-ag... UDL principle 8.3 concerning collaboration and community, as well as EL 2 concerning the promotion of cooperation in small groups, can be easily met with this book. 2y
DrSpalding Your summaries are concise yet comprehensive. What a wonderful book selection to offer as a choice for book club/literature circle. 2y
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Harry Potter: The Complete Collection | J.K. Rowling , Olly Moss
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These HF, IR books would be an amazing add to 5th grade libraries! The series includes many themes, including but not limited to friendship, love and death. Specifically, National Book Award (UK) winning Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone would be a great, abd pivotal, start for students. Orphaned as a baby, young Harry learns his life is more magical than the life he lived in his aunt and uncle‘s cupboard. This book works best in an IR setting

Betrinag Read, Write, Think provides helpful strategies to support students during and throughout their independent reading. http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/supportin... UDL principle 6.1 regarding guiding goal-setting, along with EL 13 concerning using preview and review activities will support the reading of this book. 2y
DrSpalding Oops.... Harry Potter would not be considered historical fiction. Because it takes place in a fictitious school, what would you think the genre should be? 2y
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Somewhere in the Ocean | Jennifer Ward, T. J. Marsh, Kenneth J. Spengler
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This NF, SR rhyming and counting book will be a fun addition to any classroom! Students will become easily caught up with the catchy beginnings of each page (“Somewhere in the ocean...”) as well as counting as they delve into the lives of sea parents and their little ones. With the sing-song nature of the book, as well as counting from 1-10 throughout, this book works best as SR. Reading rockets provides helpful strategies to accomplish the SR.

Betrinag https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/shared_reading The UDL principle 3.2, namely regarding highlighting patterns, and EL 16 concerning integrating speaking activities, can be accomplished with this book. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
DrSpalding I own this book and love the singsong nature of the text. This is another example of a quality book that can be incorporated into your kindergarten or first grade math curriculum. 2y
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This P, CR book will be a handy tool for third and fourth grade classrooms. Garnered more towards teachers to use for their class, this book is filled with tips and strategies for teaching our young students to enjoy reading, and even writing, poetry of their own! Following the tips and strategies are poem excerpts written by students in their hand, followed by the “translated” version sans grammatical errors.

Betrinag This unique spin will help students acclimate themselves more easily into the poetry world. Using CR for the poems in this book will allow students to feel comfortable in this new, uncharted territory they‘ll be stepping into. Reading rockets provides helpful strategies for CR, along with video examples. https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/choral_reading UDL principle 8.3 regarding collaboration and community, along with EL 15 concerning... (edited) 2y
Betrinag ... continuously reinforcing key ideas, will assist the information the book presents. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
DrSpalding Choral reading and poetry is just right! What a wonderful resource you have included. You have truly done a beautiful job! Thank you for using the books that I carefully selected and placed in book bags due to Covid! This worked well and is something I may continue in the future. 2y
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This AF, RA book will be a hit in Pre-K through first grade classroom libraries! If familiar with Willems‘ previous Pigeon stories, the references made in this story will be sure to garner even more laughs. The theme of this book is asking nicely for things you‘d like to have. The pigeon is “the most asking-est in town,” but learns that asking politely can hep get what he wants.

Betrinag This book would be best used as a RA, with the help of strategies from scholastic https://www.scholastic.com/parents/books-and-reading/reading-resources/developin... UDL principle 3.1 regarding activating prior background knowledge, as well as EL 6 concerning continually monitoring students‘ comprehension, will help ensure all students are on the same page. 2y
DrSpalding Your summaries are engaging reads! I believe this book was on the New York Times bestseller‘s list for quite some time. Chase did a nice job sharing the wonderful titles related to this particular author. If you are teaching in a primary classroom these books should be in your classroom library. 2y
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The Paperboy | Dav Pilkey, Pilkey
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This RF, S Caldecott award winning book will be an easy read to addition to classroom libraries! The most prominent theme of jobs can act as a jumpstart for young minds to ponder on possible future jobs or professions they may enjoy. In this story, Pilkey gives a glimpse into the usual morning of a paperboy- from the struggle of getting out of a warm bed on a cold morning, to the moment he makes it back.

Betrinag This book would be best used in a S setting, using the tips from Scholastic. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/teacher-tips-story... UDL Principle 9.3 concerning the development of self-assessment and reflection, along with EL 5 concerning teaching technical vocabulary, can be accomplished with this book. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
DrSpalding This book could be considered historical fiction. Sadly in most locations we no longer have paper boys delivering the newspaper by bicycle. Excellent resource and excellent alignment with your principles and strategies. Storytelling could work quite well! 2y
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Hair Love | Vashti Harrison, Matthew A. Cherry
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Hair Love is an RF, RA book would be an amazing addition to any classroom library. The thematic elements of self esteem, family, and love are sure to resonate with both students and teachers. Young Zuri loves the many things her hair can do, but on a very special day she wants an equally special hairstyle. With the help of her dad, Zuri embarks on a hair journey that she hopes will rise to the occasion.

Betrinag http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/teacher-r... This story works best as a RA, with the help of the strategies found on Read, Write, Think. The UDL principle 3.3 and EL 20 will support student comprehension of the book. 2y
DrSpalding You have 10 posts as required. You are using excellent resources like Scholastic and reading rockets! Keep up the excellent posts. 2y
Betrinag @DrSpalding thank you!! 😊 2y
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Hair Love | Vashti Harrison, Matthew A. Cherry
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LOVE this book and it‘s beautiful message. I recently watched the short film and that also got me in my feels!

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