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BeverlyMel

BeverlyMel

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Zen Shorts | Jon J Muth
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I loved the images in this TL Caldecott award winner because they are so beautifully depicted. It‘s about the story of 3 children who find a panda bear in their background that tells the most amazing stories which could be a great RA. #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/lesson-plans/migrated-featured-f.... UDL 2.1 talks about clarifying vocabulary. This vocab card activity can help students with that. You can also alternate the activity to cater to the language of the language learners in your class. (EL 24) 7mo
DawnS I think this sounds like such a cute story!! Plus if the interior photos are anything like the cover then I am already in love 😍 7mo
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This story is such a cute Fantasy F about the results of overworked crayons. I loved how the illustrator used such beautiful drawings that draw your attention. Great RA & RT. #UCFLAE3414SU19

galacticbees i love love love this story! i can‘t wait to use it in my future classroom. it was so fun to listen to when Dr. Spalding read it to us 7mo
BeverlyMel https://pin.it/4chagezjr6zz6v. I loved this activity because it‘s kind of a brain teaser for students based on the book which helps activate the knowledge that they gained reading the story (UDL 3.1, EL 2) 7mo
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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Whoever you are is a Caldecott award winner that talks about how even though we may be different on the outside we are all the same on the inside. This story could be used as an RA to help students to understand one another. #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel https://www.amazon.com/Whoever-You-Are-Quienquiera-seas/dp/0152058915/ref=nodl_. This is the link for the book but in spanish in order to cater to spanish speaking students. (EL 24) This will help promote understanding across all languages. (UDL 2.4) 7mo
Mary_Dehner Love this book! 7mo
Stephanie5 Love this book I thought it was great to use in the classroom for teaching different cultures. 7mo
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fquadri I love this book and I like how you provided the link to the book in Spanish. Great way to be inclusive! 7mo
Summerm Loved this book! It would be a great addition to any classroom library & helps to create a culturally diverse library in your classroom! 7mo
DeannaP This is such a cute book! I love how you have a link that will read the book in Spanish! It‘s perfect for EL‘s! 7mo
Estradan I love the Spanish resource you provided! It shows a great lesson of being different is okay. 7mo
DMoux Love how you provided a link for Spanish ELL‘s! That would be a great addition to a classroom library! 7mo
galacticbees i did this book too! this is what i chose for my teachlive read aloud and it‘s just such a fun and easy read 7mo
DrSpalding Late 7mo
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Falling up is a collection of P written by Shel Silverstein. I think my favorite thing about this is the simplicity of the drawings. Could be considered a great RA to share with students, a different poem each day. #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel https://mrshallfabulousinfourth.blogspot.com/2013/02/paint-chip-poetry.html?m=1. This link is for an activity in which students can create their own poems using paint swatches. Students are able to able to customize the way they present their poems in an hands on activity (UDL 1.1, EL 46) 7mo
Mary_Dehner Beverly- I love the paint chip poetry activity! I could see myself using this in a classroom for sure. I also love Shel Silverstein. Great post. #happyreading 7mo
DezireeLara I LOVE SHEL SILVERSTEIN! I think I say this every time I see someone post one of this poems or books. I think the activity with the paint sample papers is adorable. Great connection to your UDL and ESOL strategy with the link! 7mo
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SarynaN I also included this book in my Litsy posts! I love the resource that you included and that it allows students to get really creative. Also great opportunity to give students choice!! 7mo
Stephanie5 Read this as a child and love the activity that you added thought it was helpful for the book. 7mo
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Jumanji | Chris Van Allsburg
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Everyone knows the story of what happens when a brother and sister find the magical board game Jumanji. This MF read is about how the game brings to life all of the animals and jungle elements in the game. It is a 1982 Caldecott award winner that would be best suited as an RA, RR or even a RT #UCFLAE3414SU19. Even though this movie scared the heck out of me as a kid, it‘s become one of my favorites.

BeverlyMel You could also conduct an AS on the author so students can know more about his work. https://texasdeafed.org/uploads/files/online-resources/About_the_Author_.pdf. This is a link to an AS activity on Chris Van Allsburg, students can incorporate UDL 4.2 & EL 2 by using the internet to find out about the life & works of Allsburg. 7mo
DrSpalding You need the verbiage for your universal design principles and English learner strategies. Beyond that excellent idea to employ an author study on this amazing author illustrator! 7mo
DezireeLara Super awesome link! And I like the idea of an author study with this book since literally everyone knows the story but not everyone knows the awesome person behind it! 7mo
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Turtle in Paradise | Jennifer L. Holm
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Turtle in paradise is the HF Newbery Award Winner, story set in the time of the Great Depression that talks about a young girl named Turtle who is forced to move with her mother to Key West florida. Personally I‘ve been to Key West & I get why turtle isn‘t so excited at first. This story would be best for a LC or an IR so students can really comprehend the meaning of the story but it can also be used as an AS. #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel http://www.helpreaderslovereading.com/2013/01/turtle-in-paradise-by-jennifer-l-h.... This link provides resources for each chapter of book. I thought this was great in order to promote comprehension of the story if one were to make this an SR. It activates & supplies background knowledge (UDL 3.1) as well as helps students identify concepts (EL 30) 7mo
DrSpalding I like the idea of shared reading with this particular title. You would need a copy for each student for this to occur or be able to project your book for all to see. This book has such rich content regarding the Great Depression and Key West. Could you visualize some of the locations as you read, having been there? 7mo
Mary_Dehner I would LOVE to read this book, I‘m glad you posted about it. Your link was awesome too! I can‘t wait to explore that website some more. #happyreading 7mo
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Copper Sun | Sharon M. Draper
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Copper Sun is a HF novel that talks about the horrors of slavery in glimpses through the story of a young girl named Amari whose village was invaded by slave traders. I had to read this book in high school as an assignment and it‘s become one of my top books ever since. It is also a CSK award winner. This story is definitely a great story for an LC or an IR. #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel Going off of the idea of a LC for this story. I found a link for a study guide for a book discussion for students in which they can highlight patterns & critical features (UDL 3.2 ) the students can also work as a group (ESOL Strategy 2) with teacher monitoring. Teachers could also reword the assignment in order to cater to the language learning students (ESOL Strategy 31) https://sharondraper.com/copper-sun-2.pdf 7mo
DrSpalding Sharon Draper is actually known for her YA LIT more than the elementary books that we have grown to love. You should read Blended next as it is her most recent. 7mo
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Josephine: The dazzling life of Josephine Baker is a beautiful B about entertainer & Harlem Renaissance activist Josephine baker. It is a CSK award winner as well as a Robert Sibert award winner. I think this book would be a great IR for students to study the life of Josephine Baker. #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel UDL 1.1: offer ways of customizing the display of information. Although i‘ve seen read aloud videos before, i‘ve never quite seen one like this. It‘s more of a synopsis rather than an actual read of the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4kFwHNja8A&feature=youtu.be ESOL strategy 17 can be incorporated by the use of a visual aid as well as strategy 28 (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding I love, love, love the video! Robinson‘s illustrations are amazing and to see them in this format truly brings the book to life. You are right that 1.1 works well as does EL 17. 7mo
Mary_Dehner I like your resource! This book is a good one! I read it several times now. I can‘t wait to incorporate into my classroom library. 7mo
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All the World | Liz Garton Scanlon
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All the world is a P book that was bestowed the Caldecott Honor. It follows a family over the course of their day. The beautiful pictures help display the wonder and importance of all the big and little things in our world. Of course this story would be a great RA but it could also be a great CR as well. #UCFLAE3414SU19

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http://video.scholastic.com/services/player/bcpid1842760475?bctid=3765895536001
This is a link to a read aloud that you can do with the students in order to conduct a CR. UDL 1.1 & ESOL strategy 20 can be used by listing the more difficult words as read along continues.
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jmartucci That's a great link to use in the classroom! Nice post and sounds like a good book! 7mo
galacticbees Oh wow I love that link! This book looks so cute I need to go pick up a copy and read it!! (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding Your link would it work for me. ?? While this book may rhyme, it would be considered a different genre. Which one? 7mo
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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She persisted is a NF book that talks about 13 american women who changed the world. It‘s set to inspire young girls to believe that they can do whatever they put their minds to. I think this book would best be a RA in order to learn about each and every woman. #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel http://www.booknerdmommy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/she-persisted-printable....

This is link to a printable in where the students can encompass UDL 7.1 of optimizing choice and autonomy and choose their favorite woman from the book and explain what her impact was on the world. ESOL strategy 8 can also be used by teacher modeling the way the students should explain their reasoning.
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galacticbees I posted about this one too! I just love this book and how many amazing women it honors. 7mo
Kendylleonard I definitely plan to have this book in my classroom. It‘s a great book for empowering women! You could also integrate it into a unit of Women‘s History or Women‘s Rights. 7mo
DrSpalding N is not one of our abbreviations. What genre is correct? Choosing one of the 13 women to research further for SS or SC is a great idea! 7mo
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LOVED this series as a kid! Franny K. Stein is my favorite mad scientist. This series is about a young girl named franny who is somewhat iced out by her classmates because of her strange behavior and has to battle the tons of creatures and awkward situations some of which she creates herself. This SF story in particular talks about the time that franny decides to chance her middle name but it‘s not as simple as she would think. #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel Not only would this story just be a great IR but you could also do an AS on Jim Benton who is also the author of the Dear Dumb Diary series. This link is the link to reading comprehension questions as according to UDL 3.3; teachers can model ESOL strategy 6
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Comprehension-Questions-Fran...
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galacticbees Wow I totally forgot about these books, this post was like a blast from the past. My future students will definitely have this in our classroom library. 7mo
DrSpalding What other genre could this be besides science-fiction? This could be an addition to a classroom library and I agree with IR or AS as options. 7mo
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This SF read is a story that takes the readers along on a ride to the moon. It‘s set in 2nd person to let the reader participate in the journey. This book is such a good boom for students to learn all the interesting facts of space travel. #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/blast-vocabulary-...

UDL 2.1 can be encompassed in this link to a lesson plan on vocab instruction using a virtual moon trip. By working in small groups you can also incorporate ESOL strategy 2.
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DrSpalding Proof your work and elaborate on the resource as to how you would use it in your classroom. (edited) 7mo
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I want to start off by saying I really wanted to get the plush to go with the book but I couldn‘t find it anywhere 😭. But nevertheless this MF read is a book that would now be my favorite bedtime story. It is also a Caldecott Award winner. It‘s about this unimaginary friend (Beekle) and his quest to become a child‘s imaginary friend. I loved all the colors and images this book had. I think it could definelty be a great RA or maybe even a DR.

BeverlyMel
https://youtu.be/hS5b_ucKgQo
UDL 5.1 is to use multiple media for communication. I found this link for a story time read aloud of the book. ESOL strategy 17: provide contextual support through audio visuals, models & demonstrations #UCFLAE3414SU19
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DawnS Well I really wanted this book when you won it... but I guess great minds think alike lol anyways the Narcoossee Kohl‘s says they have the plush available for pick up for 5 bucks. (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding So many of you selected this book. That is what happens when you honor a book in class. Do this for your students. Much better job with universal design and English learner strategies here. 7mo
DrSpalding Fun story time with Bill from the publisher! 7mo
DMoux Love this book so much! I also used it for my Litsy post, the illustrations are amazing! 7mo
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Leave Me Alone | Vera Brosgol
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This Caldecott Honor book is a great TL book that could be used for any S or RA. It‘s about the story of an old woman who traveled far and wide to leave her family and find peace and quiet. When she finds that peace and quiet she realizes it isn‘t what it‘s cracked up to be. #UCFLAE3414SU19

DrSpalding Make sure you are following the rubric explicitly. You are missing web resources, universal design principles and English learner strategies. 7mo
BeverlyMel https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level2_sample.pdf. This link is a link to a sample for a story map in which the students can fill out in order to guide information and processing (UDL 3.3, ESOL Strategy 7) 7mo
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Crown is a RF story about the experiences for African American boys and their trips to the barbershop. I LOVED this story if not simply for the cultural representation but a story that many young african american boys can relate to. It is a multi-award winner (as it should be) with one of those awards being the Corretta Scott King Award. Great S, RA and even LC book. #UCFLAE3414SU19

DawnS This looks very interesting and I think students feelings represented (mirrors) is a very important. I think that representation could also relate to UDL 7.2 of optimizing relevance and authenticity. 7mo
DrSpalding Being able to relate is so important! Obviously this award winner is an opportunity for students to see themselves in a book! What resource could you add? 7mo
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BeverlyMel https://www.comprehensionconnection.net/2018/10/teaching-context-clues-with-crow.... There were so many resources on this page i decided to drop the entire page link as opposed to one. There is a read aloud as well as the link to download an “expanding vocabulary” set to the story. Students will be able to decode the vocab used in the story (UDL 2.3) and work in group settings in order to provide opportunities for think, pair, share (EL 10) 7mo
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Not only did Last Stop on Market street receive a Caldecott Honor but it also received a Newberry Medal as well as the Corretta Scott King award. Written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson this is the story of a little boy named CJ who takes a trip with his Nana every sunday. but this particular sunday he‘s not too excited. I liked that this RF made you stop and think about all the little things in life. Great RA or CR

BeverlyMel https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/word-match/last-stop-market-street-memory-m... This is the link to a memory matching game that helps build vocabulary. UDL 2.1 is to clarify vocab and symbols and the ESOL strategy that could be used is 13: preview/reviewing activities. #UCFLAE3414SU19 8mo
DrSpalding This Newbery (one R) award winner is a must read and a must have for your classroom library. Reading is Fundamental is an excellent resource. 7mo
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The Spider and the Fly book was based on the cautionary tale by Mary Howitt. It‘s the story of cunning spider and less cunning fly. The beautiful black and white illustrations were made by Tony DiTerlizzi. I think this would be the perfect P story for a RA or maybe even a DR. It was also a Caldecott Honor book.

BeverlyMel https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Spider-and-the-Fly-Activities-41... this is the link to a vocab activity on the story. UDL 2.1 : clarify vocabulary and symbols. ESOL strategy 2 can be used in helping students to fill out worksheet by working in small groups. 8mo
DrSpalding I could see a dramatic reenactment of this particular title. Good choice. 7mo
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Me . . . Jane | Patrick McDonnell
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Me...Jane was given the Caldecott Honor Award in 2012. This B was written by Patrick Mcdonnell and tells the story of a young girl who grows up to be humanitarian and environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall. Honestly the cutest B depiction i‘ve ever read and could be a great use as a AS #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level1_sample.pdf. using a story map you can incorporate USL 3.3 guide information processing and visualization. ESOL Strategy 7 could be used as well to help students use graphic organizers. 8mo
DrSpalding UDL stands for universal design for learning… Make sure you proof your work. 3.3 works perfectly with the use of a graphic organizer like a story map. 7mo
DrSpalding EL 28 works best with Biographies!😀 7mo
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Christmas in Camelot | Mary Pope Osborne
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Christmas in Camelot. In this MF read we follow our favorite pair of sibilings adventurers Jack and Annie when they‘re invited to spend Christmas Even in Camelot. Once they arrive they realize this isn‘t just an ordinary vacation but a quest to save Camelot. #UCFLAE3414SU19

BeverlyMel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sESjuIIrCCw This link is a short book trailer for Christmas in Camelot. UDL 1.1 offers ways of customizing the display of information in order to meet the needs of different types of learners. 8mo
DrSpalding Book trailers are so helpful when pitching a book or reviewing a title for possible use in your classroom. 1.1 works well! What EL strategy would you pick for this book/activity? 7mo
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