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C.Austin

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Where in the Wild by David M. Schwartz and Yarl Schy is a NF PB all about camouflage. The information is given through P which I think makes this book even more unique. Students will have so much fun trying to find the animals in the pictures. I would use this as a RA, but also have the book available so students can look at it up close! #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin This resource is a detailed lesson plan to go along with this book. It provides questions and an activity to further the understanding of camouflage and why it is necessary for animals. https://research.amnh.org/burroughs/teacher_guides/where_in_the_wild.pdf ESOL Strategy 4: Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. UDL Principle 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols. 7mo
Ms.Bursey Always been a fun read for me ! 7mo
DrSpalding Late 7mo
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The Tiger Rising | Kate DiCamillo
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The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillio is a RF novel with so many themes and hidden messages. This book is perfect for LC because your students WILL want to discuss what they think about the book. The story is so moving and a fantastic read! I 10/10 recommend this book! #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin This resource is from Scholastic. I think the discussion questions will help LC students if they need a starting point to get the discussion rolling! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/tiger-rising-d... ESOL Strategy 2: Promote cooperation (small groups). UDL Principle 3.2: Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 7mo
Ms.Bursey Kate Dicamillo is an amazing author. I love all of her books❤️ 7mo
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Edenmonet I love Kate‘s books and this one sounds great! 7mo
Carinna.Chin Looooove this book!!! Great teacher resource. I read this the summer before 6th grade. 7mo
ally11301 This sounds like such a great book!! I want to get my hands on it! @C.Austin 7mo
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The Recess Queen | Alexis O'neill
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Talk about a perfect first day of school book! The Recess Queen by Alexis O‘Neill and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith is a RF PB. The theme of this book is kindness and friendship. The ending is very heartwarming. I love this story and would use it as a first day of school RA. #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin This resource includes pre-reading and post-reading discussion questions. It also includes a post-reading activity that will help students reflect and further their comprehension. http://castle.eiu.edu/reading/therecessqueen.pdf ESOL Strategy 1: Teach questioning for clarification. UDL Principle 8.3: Foster collaboration and community. 7mo
DrSpalding Late 7mo
kennedimartin This looks like a great book to help students learn about Bullying and to try and help children strengthen their morals 7mo
C.Austin @kennedimartin This book is so good for teaching about bullying! The students I have read it to adored this book, and some have asked me to read it again! It has a great message! Perfect for any classroom! 7mo
Carinna.Chin I too would use this book as a first day of school read! Looks very cute. 7mo
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When You Reach Me | Rebecca Stead
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When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is a SF novel that I believe many students will enjoy during IR. Personally, I found this book difficult to follow so I would encourage my students to draw a concept map to keep their thoughts organized. Other than that I thought this novel was entertaining and a good read! I would also only encourage students who are in 4th grade and above to read this book. #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin This novel also won the Jon Newbery Award in 2010! 7mo
C.Austin This resource is an educator‘s guide for When You Reach Me. I loved page 3 of this guide because it pulls out vocabulary that students will need to know while reading the story! This is a perfect resource!!! http://images.randomhouse.com/teachers_guides/9780385737425.pdf (edited) 7mo
C.Austin ESOL Strategy 7: Show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging. UDL Principle 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols. 7mo
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Edenmonet That‘s a really good idea to have the students do a concept map! 7mo
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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I think this book could be used to represent so many subjects including LA, science and math! Actual Size by Steve Jenkins is a NF PB, perfect for a RA or a station in either math or science. Personally I would use this book in a math station when we talk about measurement. I think this book would align nicely. #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin This resource would be great in the primary grades. It allows students be creative while also connecting to the book! http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/readers_guides/pdfs/JenkinsGuide.pdf ESOL Strategy 46: Use discovery learning activities (hands-on-activities). UDL Principle 7.1: Optimize individual choice and autonomy. 7mo
DrSpalding Late 7mo
kennedimartin I definitely want to add this to my classroom library. It is a great connection between math and reading and I think many children would enjoy reading this book. Thanks for sharing! 7mo
Edenmonet I love books that can be integrated into different subjects! Definitely adding this to my book list 7mo
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I was introduced to this PB (B) at the KETSS! Immediately after reading it I knew I had to share it! It is a powerful book about 13 amazing women around the world who has truly made a difference! I would definitely use this as a RA! This book was written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. Definitely a must have for your classroom! #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin This resource is a YouTube video of Chelsea Clinton. She talks about some of her favorite books. It is a short 2 minute video and I think it is important that students see the person behind the book! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XekANqA-joE 7mo
C.Austin ESOL Strategy 28: Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries. UDL Principle 5.2: Use multiple tools for construction and composition. 7mo
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Edenmonet This would be a great book to read to students especially during Women‘s History Month! 7mo
ally11301 Omg! I would love to incorporate this book in my classroom! I agree with the above comment on reading throughout Women‘s History Month! 7mo
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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I‘m not going to lie, I was very hesitant to read this book. However, after renting this book from the CMC I read it in one day! This book was so good! It is about a girl named Meg who goes on an adventure of a lifetime with Calvin (a classmate) to find Meg‘s father who is trapped on another planet! This SF novel by Madeleine L‘Engle is a Newbery Award Winner, and would be great for LC! #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin As I stated above, I would love to use this book for LC! This resource would be perfect to give to the students who are reading this book for LC. Definitely going to use this in my classroom! https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/activities/migrated-files-in-bod... ESOL Strategy 2: Promote cooperation (small groups). UDL Principle 7.1: Optimize individual choice and autonomy. 7mo
DrSpalding Late 7mo
Mmw2478 I have not read this book and feel like everyone on the planet has. It sounded weird to me but think I‘ll try it and add it to my classroom. Seems like it would also be a good read aloud. 7mo
C.Austin @Mmw2478 I thought it sounded weird at first too which is why it took me so long to read it! But, I absolutely loved it! Highly recommend! 7mo
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After the Fall How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat is truly an inspiring story. I would use this book as a RA or recommend it to a student who may be going through a rough time (IR). This PB is an adaptation of the classic Humpty Dumpty story (TL). #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin This resource provides discussion questions that students can answer during a RA. I think I would also come up with my own HOT questions as well. https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/after_the_fall.pdf ESOL Strategy 3: Encourage self-talk (positive thinking). UDL Principle 9.2: Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies. 7mo
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt is a wonderful, silly, and funny F PB. This book is about a boy named Duncan who receives letters from his crayons. I absolutely adored this book perfect for all grade levels! During a RA your students will laugh their tails off! The pictures by Oliver Jeffers are wonderful and go perfectly with the story! Happy Coloring! #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin This resource comes straight from the publisher‘s website! This resource includes multiple lessons with aligning CCSS. https://www.penguin.com/static/images/yr/pdf/CrayonsGuide.pdf You can also find this resource on my Book Boost slide. (It is the purple QR code) 7mo
C.Austin ESOL Strategy 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. UDL Principle 7.1: Optimize individual choice and autonomy. 7mo
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It truly does not matter what grade level you are teaching, this TL PB is a necessity in any classroom. This book by Jon Scieszka is a retelling of the traditional Three Little Pigs story. I absolutely loved this book. No matter how old you are you will laugh out loud as you read this story! So perfect for an end of the day RA! #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/true-story-3-l... This resource is specifically for the primary grades! My favorite is the letter to Mr. Wolf! 7mo
C.Austin ESOL Strategy 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. UDL Principle 3.1: Activate or supply background knowledge. 7mo
Ms.Bursey Truly an amazing read , no matter what grade level ❤️ 7mo
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How I Discovered Poetry | Marilyn Nelson
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How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson is a wonderful story to begin a poetry unit. This Coretta Scott King Honor book is about Nelson‘s life and how she discovered poetry. Her story is told through P (sonnets). It was a very quick read, and at the end of the book she explains to the reader why and how she wrote her book. #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin As an African American child growing up in the 1950s, her story touched on many topics like racism, and the Civil Rights Movement. In addition, she also talks about the atomic bomb and the early rumblings of the feminist movement. 7mo
C.Austin I would use this book as part of an AS. Due to some of the content, this book should be limited to 6th grade students and above. Although this book is not the best for elementary students, there are topics that are addressed in this book that students need to learn about. So, if you are thinking about 6th grade or becoming a LA teacher in the secondary grade levels, this book would be a great addition to your classroom library. 7mo
C.Austin As stated above, I would use this book as part of a poetry unit. This resource talks about poets and how they are inspired to write poetry. This lesson has students think about what inspires them, and then they write poems based on their passions. During this unit, I would use this book as an example for my students. You can hear Nelson‘s passion for life and writing through her poems. 7mo
C.Austin http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/found-poems-paral... ESOL Strategy 4: Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. UDL Principle 3.1: Activate or supply background knowledge. 7mo
audrey.wilson I love your picture! So creative! Why a great post, I like how in depth you describe this book and included the grade levels to use with it. I look into this book for sure. 7mo
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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For my teachers who are striving to teach K or 1 this book would be a wonderful addition to your classroom. This F picture book would be a great RA before a transition, or for PAJAMA DAY!!! Goodnight Moon was written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd. #LAE3414Sp19

C.Austin This resource is a lesson plan for K or 1st grade students. It‘s all about word identification and recognizing word patterns. lessonplanspage.com/lawordidpatternsgoodnightmoon1-htm/ 7mo
C.Austin ESOL Strategy 14: Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. UDL Principle 1.1: Offer ways of customizing the display of information. (edited) 7mo
Mmw2478 Kids love this story and you did a great job with your AS. I like the lesson plan you chose. 7mo
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alexandracarpenter This book is classic and I thought you did awesome on your storytelling in class! 7mo
MGrace15 Definitely a great idea for pajama day! Such a cute story for the younger grades. 7mo
giont I love how you dressed up in pajamas for your storytelling, you did such a great job with it. Younger grades would love reading this book and to have a pajama day! Thanks for sharing :) 7mo
KAdudu This looks like a cute book to read for bedtime. Also great job on your storytelling. 7mo
audrey.wilson What a cute picture! I love your storytelling and all your props! You did an awesome job and should do this in your future classroom. 7mo
DrSpalding My favorite picture so far! Your storytelling was well received 7mo
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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After 11 of my fellow classmates gave Wishtree by Katherine Applegate a 10/10, I knew that I had to read it. I absolutely adored reading this book (F)! It was an easy read for spring break. I would 100% use this book in my classroom. It would be great as an IR book! I also thought about using it as a RA and having our very own wishtree in our classroom. This book has a great message that all students should hear. #LAE3414sp19

C.Austin This PDF is a teachers‘ guide for Wishtree! All activities and discussion questions relate to the CCSS which are listed in the teachers‘ guide. https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/teachers-guides/9781250043221TG.pdf 8mo
C.Austin ESOL Strategy 7: Show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging. (Character mapping)
UDL Principle 3.2: Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships.
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DrSpalding I am loving your dog. Another excellent post with quality resources and excellent alignment. ❤️📚🐕 8mo
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gnewman @C.Austin your dog is so cute! It just makes your posts even more enjoyable to read!! I love seeing your reviews on all the books you read! They are always so well-written!! 8mo
kelseymccormick @C.Austin I love your dog and this book! You provided a high-quality resource with multiple activities related to Wishtree. I love how there are activities related to common core. Great post! 8mo
audrey.wilson I‘m anxious to get to this book. I bought it and it‘s sitting on my nightstand. You‘re dog is adorable, and I agree ESOL 7 works really well with your link. 7mo
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Lucy and I really enjoyed Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets. It is a wonderful picture book to celebrate P (Anthology). Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover, is one of the poets in this book. This unique picture book celebrates famous poets through the art of P. This book would be a great introduction to a poetry unit in your classroom. I would definitely use it as a RA. #LAE3414SP19

C.Austin At the end of the book there are paragraphs about each of the famous poets that the poets celebrate throughout the book. And let‘s not forget about the beautiful pictures by Ekua Holmes. The illustrations that go along with each poem really brings the poems to life! This book won the Coretta Scott King Award! 8mo
C.Austin This book is recommended for older middle school students, however, some of the poems could be shared in a higher elementary classroom. I believe this picture book would give students a great introduction into poetry and what it is all about. 8mo
C.Austin This resource provides two great pre-reading discussion questions that will really get your students thinking. There are also discussion questions that are related to specific poems in the book. Not all questions have to be answered via class discussions. Using the turn and talk method would be another great way to get your students engaged in a great discussion about the poetry. http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/076368094X.btg.1.pdf 8mo
C.Austin ESOL Strategy 11: Place language in meaningful context.
UDL 8.3: Foster collaboration and community.
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DrSpalding Using Candlewick‘s valuable resources is a wise choice Channing. This is a lovely collection of poems that would be an excellent addition to your classroom library. Love the picture! 8mo
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Everyone needs to drop everything and read Brown Girl Dreaming! Brown Girl Dreaming is Jacqueline Woodson‘s memoir. It is so interesting to see how her past experiences has shaped her writing. I loved reading her B. Since Jacqueline Woodson wrote this book about herself, this would be the perfect book for an AS. #LAE3414SP19

C.Austin Even if you do not plan on doing an AS on Jacqueline Woodson like I did, I still recommend picking up a copy of Brown Girl Dreaming and reading it for yourself. If you need some more persuading, Brown Girl Dreaming was the winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Book, and a National Book Award Winner! 9mo
C.Austin The publisher of Brown Girl Dreaming (Penguin) actually created a reading guide for students who are reading the book. Within the reading guide, Penguin also listed the CCSS that align to the concepts they talk about in the reading guide. It is a great resource for teachers. https://www.penguin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/BrownGirlDreaming17-guide.pdf 9mo
C.Austin EL Strategy 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. UDL 3.2: Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 9mo
DrSpalding You did a BEAUTIFUL job sharing your passion for Woodson and this book today! Add your Piktochart link as a resource! It‘s very informative! 9mo
caldwellalex95 @C.Austin Love love LOVE your PiktoChart you presented, Channing! As Dr. Spalding mentioned, use it as one of your resources! Your PiktoChart was beautifully composed and incredibly informative! We all noticed how much effort you dedicated toward it! I love this post about "Brown Girl Dreaming" because I sense how passionate you are about this book! Your post is extremely convincing and I will definitely check this book out when I get the chance! 7mo
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Each Kindness | Jacqueline Woodson
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This is one of my absolute favorite picture books ever! This RF book is the perfect RA book to talk about kindness! Author Jacqueline Woodson beautifully says “This is what kindness does, each little thing we do goes out, like a ripple into the world.” So true! Each Kindness was awarded the Coretta Scott King Honor Award! When you read this book, you will be truly moved by the words, the illustrations (By E.B. Lewis), and the message!

C.Austin This link takes you to a great lesson that you could pair with your RA. It‘s all about spreading kindness! www.thenedshow.com/assets/keep-kindness-going-primary-lesson-plan-each-kindness.pdf 9mo
C.Austin ESOL Strategy 2: Promote cooperation (small groups) UDL 8.3: Foster collaboration and community (edited) 9mo
DrSpalding This is so important in today‘s society. Wonderful resource! 9mo
Edenmonet Each Kindness sounds like such a great book! I feel this is a perfect book to read to kids because it‘s talks about kindness and is something students should learn more about. I liked the Ripples of Kindness activity in your lesson plan! 7mo
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Chrysanthemum | Kevin Henkes
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Chrysanthemum is a cute little story (F) about a little mouse named Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemum absolutely loves her name until she goes to school and is made fun of because her name is too long! This book would be great as a RA and can be used to show students that being unique is nothing to be ashamed of! #LAE3414SP19

C.Austin Kevin Henkes provides great resources on his website. I specifically love this PDF because it provides resources for three books including Chrysanthemum! Since I recommended this book for a RA, there are discussion questions on this pdf that can be used during your RA! It also has a cute name activity that I would definitely pair with your RA!!! dayhttps://kevinhenkes.com/wp-content/uploads/Lilly-and-Chrysanthemum-CCTG-b.pdf 9mo
C.Austin EL Strategy 10: Teach think, pair, and share strategies in cooperative groups (during RA) UDL 9.1: Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation 9mo
DrSpalding This is an absolute favorite of mine. Make sure your resource is hyperlinked. Authors are the best resource! 9mo
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Last Stop on Market Street is a beautiful picture book about a boy named CJ, and his Nana. As they ride through town, CJ continues to feel sorry for himself, but his Nana finds the beauty in all things. This RF book would be a wonderful RA. Author Matt de la Pena‘s words will be like magic to your students‘ ears, and illustrator Christian Robinson‘s pictures will make your students feel as if they are on the bus with CJ and his Nana! #LAE3414SP19

C.Austin Last Stop on Market Street was awarded the John Newbery award, named the Caldecott Honor Book, and awarded the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. When you click on this link (http:\\mattdelapena.com/extras/), you can watch the author read his book to students on an actual bus. He also had people help him act out the story as he read the book aloud to students. I think this resource would be a great visual representation for your students. 9mo
C.Austin EL Strategy 17: Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions. UDL 1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information. 9mo
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Stella by Starlight | Sharon M. Draper
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The New York Times‘ Bestseller, Stella by Starlight, takes you back in time to the 1930s where tensions are running high in the small town of Bumblebee, NC. The Ku Klux Klan has made their way to the town of Bumblebee and is stirring up trouble. Main character, Stella Mills talks about the issues happening in her town through her writing. #LAE3414SP19

C.Austin Throughout the story, Stella struggles putting her thoughts down on paper. I believe many students can relate to that, making this HF novel a great read for older students. Author Sharon Draper wrote this book based on her grandmother‘s writing. This novel would be best in LC because students will feel happiness, frustration, hatred, and love while reading. They should be able to share those emotions with others who understand. 9mo
C.Austin On Sharon Draper‘s website there is a list of discussion questions that would be great for LC. Just to get the conversation rolling, students can pick which question to answer and have a discussion about it. EL Strategy 2: Promote Cooperation (small groups). UDL 8.3: Foster collaboration and community. Discussion Questions Link: http://sharondraper.com/guides.asp?id=74 9mo
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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is RF novel about two twin brothers, told through P. Since the story is told through poems, the page structure is different. I believe with fewer words on each page, students will not feel overwhelmed and stay motivated to keep reading. #LAE3414SP19

C.Austin The Crossover is about two twin brothers who are exceptional basketball players, and is told through Josh‘s point of view. Josh learns it is hard growing up because things start to change. As the reader, you will feel the overwhelming emotions Josh feels both on and off the court because of these changes. This book would be a wonderful for IR, especially for your basketball guiros. 9mo
C.Austin Also included within the story, definitions of words with examples! This book is a great way to build students‘ vocabulary. Kwame Alexander was awarded the John Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Honor for this book. The Crossover will make you laugh, cry, and understand the true meaning of brotherhood! 9mo
C.Austin This resource is more for teachers than students. Kwame Alexander wrote writing workshop curriculum to help teachers guide their students from “Page to Stage.” In his writing workshop he shares the tools needed to draft, revise, edit, publish, and present students‘ work. With this curriculum kit, students can learn about the writing process and how to write their own stories from a real author! https://kwamealexander.com/about/teachers/c/92 9mo
C.Austin EL Strategy 3: Encourage self talk (positive thinking). UDL: 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols. UDL: 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 9mo
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