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Brookegamble

Brookegamble

Joined October 2017

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If Pigs Could Fly by Bruce Lansky is full of funny, creative and witty poems that all kids can relate to. This book shows great use of similes and metaphors and how easy it can be for students to incorporate it into their own writing. #UCFWaltersLit
http://www.blueskypuppets.com/lessons/pigsfly_plan.htm

Erica.rivera @Brookegamble Just from the cover of this book it looks very cute and kid like! I wish all poems would be eye catching like this cover. I will defiantly think about picking this book up and looking through it. Very interesting on how it's about poems that include metaphors and similes! Great for the students to figure out the difference between the two. Awesome ! (edited) 5y
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Recycle That! | Fay Robinson
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Recycle That! by Fay Robinson is a non fiction book that gives a simple insight on what it means to recycle, what can be recycled, and the difference it makes to our world. This book is a great way to introduce recycling to younger students and show that no matter how young you are, you can make a difference! #UCFWaltersLit
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/Five-Lessons-Teach-Students-to-Reduce-Reu...

Erica.rivera @brookegamble This is another great book you have listed! I did a project on recycling and it's such a cool amazing topic that students should get more involved with. Especially how recycling is such a big topic and thing in the schools. The URL link you posted has such cool activities to get them involved. (edited) 5y
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The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter is one of my favorite children's biographies that explores the life of Jane Goodall and her extraordinary connection with chimps. This book is an awesome way to discuss endangered animals and the role us humans can play. #UCFWaltersLit
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Book-activities-for-The-Watcher-Jane...

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The Story of Rudy Bridges is an amazing biography about a young girl who becomes the first African American to attend an all white school. This story is one that I believe all students should be aware of and this book makes it very easy to share and discuss with younger students. #UCFWaltersLit
http://www.storyboardthat.com/teacher-guide/the-story-of-ruby-bridges-by-robert-...

Brittney3 @Brookegamble I️ agree this should be something that kids are aware of and this book would teach them about the subject matter. 5y
lizzie0922 @Brookegamble I read this book in elementary school for black history month and love it! It‘s a great book to use for lessons and teaching students. #UCFWaltersLit 5y
Linsayesp @Brookegamble Growing up in New York they were always very open about black history month books to be read year round and I can say this is one of my favorites! #UCFWaltersLit 5y
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A Butterfly Is Patient | Dianna Hutts Aston
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A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Aston is a creative and informative nonfiction book that is great for younger grades! This book contains the perfect mix of science and entertainment, while explaining the life of a butterfly using bright and colorful pictures. #UCFWaltersLit
http://blog.growingwithscience.com/2011/06/activities-to-accompany-a-butterfly-i...

Brittney3 @Brookegamble I️ love the use of color in this book! 5y
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I Survived the Nazi Invasion by Lauren Tarshis is a historical fiction that centers around a young boy and his sister's escape after their father is captured by Nazi's. This book, as well as the entire series, is a great way for students to have a better understanding of these historical events. #UCFWaltersLit
https://www.tales2go.com/survived-series-activities/

Erica.rivera @brookegamble I just got done reading this book and it was really good. It's interesting how you found a website that gives off information about the book and activities that has a better understanding for the students. Very eye opening book. Great choice! (edited) 5y
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver is a science fiction by Lois Lowry, that follows a young boy named Jonas, who lives in a "utopian but dystopian" society. Through all the twists and turns in this novel, children (and even adults) cannot help but think of how different their lives would be if they were set in this type of society. The creative assignments are endless! #UCFWaltersLit
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-p...

lburgos9 @Brookegamble I️ remember reading this book in middle school and doing a report on it. At first I️ didn‘t realize how important this book was but over time I‘ve realized that most students have read it at some point or another. Thanks for sharing, it definitely brought up old school memories in reading class. 5y
Linsayesp @Brookegamble I have never read this book. I only heard good things about it and what you‘ve said about only influences me to actually go read it ! Thank you #UCFWalterLit 5y
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief is a modern fantasy by Rick Riordan. This novel is about Percy discovering that he is a demigod and is accused of stealing Zeus's lightening bolt. He then has to track down the real thief and return the lightening bolt to clear his name. This book is great for a classroom library! #UCFWaltersLit
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/lightning-thie...

jhudson I really want to read this book now. I think it would be a great way to encourage some of those boys who aren't necessarily excited about reading. 5y
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Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine
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Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine is a historical fiction about a young slave named Henry Brown who dreams of freedom so much that he ships himself in a box to the North. Henry eventually becomes knows as one of the most famous runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. This book is a great way to introduce plot and story maps to students! #UCFWaltersLit
http://gottoteach.com/2015/09/teaching-plot-with-picture-books.html

jhudson What an amazing book. It's a great tool to teach young kids about the suffering experienced by slaves in this country. 5y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a realistic fiction about a young boy with a facial difference and his journey at a new school, making friends and finding his way. Whether you do a reading response activity or literature circle, there are many ways I believe Wonder is a perfect fit for any classroom! #UCFWaltersLit
http://www.rundesroom.com/2016/02/reading-response-activities-for-wonder.html?m=...

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Every Thing on It | Shel Silverstein
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Every Thing On It is an entertaining poem is about a boy who ordered a hotdog with "every thing on it," which he realized might be a mistake once he saw all the things that came along with it. This poem is a great way to introduce poetry into the classroom, by showing students how simple and fun they can be. #UCFWaltersLit
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.brighthubeducation.com/teaching-elementary-scho...

jhudson Shel Silverstein is a favorite of mine. I agree with you about a fun and exciting way to introduce poetry to your classroom. 5y
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Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport is a biography about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This book talks about the struggles and accomplishments MLK Jr. experienced throughout his life, as well as many other African Americans fighting for equality. I believe this book can be beneficial for any grade and a perfect resource for Black History Month! #UCFWaltersLit
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990