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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver by Lois Lowry is a part of a series of dystopian novels. It follows the story of Jonas, a resident of the Community. In the Community, each member has a role which is assigned to them in the Ceremony of Twelve. Jonas however, is skipped during this ceremony and it is later revealed that he has the very special qualities to besome one of the ruling Eders called “The Giver.” We later learn that The Giver‘s job is to be a memory keeper.

ChelseaPerez The current Giver shows Jonas memories long forgotten of humanity. He sees colors, happy memories, sad memories, pain, love, joy. passion, and many more. Jonas does not understand why he must keep these wonderful memories from everyone else. He tries to share them,and is flagged by the Elders and they try and capture him. Jonas‘s father takes care of infants and Jonas recognizes the pale blue eyes of the child and realizes he has the same gifts. 5y
ChelseaPerez He learns that this infant will be sent to the beyond, which Jonas now knows is an execution. He decides to save the child and leave the Community, which would release the memories and emotions back to the people. The story concludes with Jonas and the child escaping and stumbling across a house Jonas remembered seeing in the memories. 5y
ChelseaPerez This Science Fiction novel and Newbery award winner would serve well as both an Independent Reading novel as well as a Literature Circle book

Here is a lesson from Scholastic to help examine the elements of the story.
lhttps://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-plan/
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ChelseaPerez UDL 3.1 Activate or Supply Background Knowledge -Make explicit cross-curricular connections (e.g., teaching literacy strategies in the social studies classroom)

EL Language Arts - 9. Choose reading and writing activities that activate the prior knowledge of the students. Provide individual and group activities to develop listening and speaking skills through learning centers.
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AmandaHuskey This book always gave me the creeps but still love it. Have you seen the movie? There are so many lessons and activities in multiple classes to use utilize this book! 5y
AshleyAA I read this in 6th grade and it has left a lasting impression. I love this book!! Having students examine the elements of the story could really aid them in comprehending what they are reading. Will definitely be using this great resource if I incorporate this book in my class. 5y
DrSpalding Such thoughtful posts. Your peers at your table truly supported you. Excellent work. 5y
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All the World | Liz Garton Scanlon
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All the World, written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee, follows a group of family and friends throughout the day. As they go along they witness the importance of all things great and small, from a teeny shell on a beach, to the warmth of family, to a brilliant sunset in the sky.

ChelseaPerez I think this Fiction book, and Caldecott winner, would make a simply fantastic Read Aloud or Choral Reading choice.
Here is a fantastic Teacher‘s guide to the book with many accommodations embedded within it !
https://teacherthinktank.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/all-the-world.pdf
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ChelseaPerez UDL 2.4 Promote Understanding Across Languages - Embed visual, non-linguistic supports for vocabulary clarification (pictures, videos, etc)
EL Language Arts- 10. Use pop songs and favorite read-aloud poems. 11. Present new reading vocabulary extensively, utilize props and facilitate multi-sensory formats
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The Wish Tree | Kyo Maclear
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The Wish Tree written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Chris Turnham is a Modern Fantasy book that tells the tale of a little boy named Charles who wants to find a wishing tree. His brother and sister do not believe there is any such thing. But Charles and his Boggin do believe there must be. They journey into the woods singing along. They climb up hills and down frosty meadows.

ChelseaPerez They did not see a wishtree but they did see Squirrel who was puzzling how to get hazelnuts into his home, Beaver who was busy gathering birchwood to bring to his lodge, and Fox who was late getting berries to her burrough. As the day passed they grew very tired and still had not found a wishing tree. They fell asleep, and woke up to heavy snow and the much sought after wish tree. 5y
ChelseaPerez He wrote a wish and tied it around a branch on the wishing tree. They celebrated with their friends at huge feast and then finally made their way home. I believe this would be a great Read Aloud or Storytelling book!

Here is a link to an activity kit that goes along with the book and ties into helping the classroom and community which is a Social Studies standard.
http://www.chroniclebooks.com/landing-pages/pdfs/the_wish_tree_activity_kit.pdf
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ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 12. Integrate your English curriculum with other subject areas to expand English vocabulary.
UDL 3.1 Activate or Supply Background Knowledge -Make explicit cross-curricular connections (e.g., teaching literacy strategies in the social studies classroom) #UCFLAE3414F17
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kkidwell Such a cute book! I like that you tied it to a Social Studies standard. As educators it's crucial that we utilize lessons as much as possible. We need to incorporate as many standards into our lessons as we can. I'm glad to see that you are already doing this! 5y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle tells the story of a high-school-aged girl named Meg Murry who gets wrapped up into an adventure through time and space with her hyper intelligent younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O'Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that have been holding him hostage on another planet.

ChelseaPerez It dabbles in themes of good vs evil and nonconformity. This young adult Science Fiction/Fantasy novel and Newbery Award Winner would be a great candidate for a Independent Reading novel or a Literature Circle. 5y
ChelseaPerez Here are two resources to use with this book in the classroom. The first link is detailed reading guide, while the second link is a series of lessons ranging from defining unknown words to identifying conflicts and solutions.
https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/activities/migrated-files-in-bod...
https://www.readworks.org/lessons/grade6/wrinkle-time
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ChelseaPerez UDL 2.1 Clarify Vocabulary and Symbols- Highlight how complex terms, expressions, or equations are composed of simpler words or symbols
EL Language Arts - 15. Provide individual and group activities to develop listening and speaking skills through learning centers.
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Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry by Brian Cleary is a fun way for kids to learn about different types of poetry. The author includes short annotations with explanations of each type of poem with his humorous verses that include limericks, puns, palindromes, and more!

ChelseaPerez Cleary invites readers to "Come romp with me amongst the words./Come play amongst the phrases./Swing and climb from pun to rhyme/And hop through versey mazes." He addresses difficult concepts and defines terms and forms such as meter, iambic, personification, concrete poems, and parody. His explanations are simple and are sure to engage young readers 5y
ChelseaPerez This would be such a fun book to use with Choral Reading !

Here is a link about how you can introduce poetry in your classroom !
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/kids-poems/
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ChelseaPerez UDL 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure- Clarify unfamiliar syntax (in language or in math formulas) or underlying structure (in diagrams, graphs, illustrations, extended expositions or narratives) through alternatives that:
Highlight structural relations or make them more explicit
Make connections to previously learned structures
EL Language Arts 10. Use pop songs and favorite read-aloud poems.
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kkidwell I love the idea of choral reading for this text! I feel like poetry is often overlooked in classrooms now a days. Providing a link that helps us, as future educators, see how simple it is to incorporate it is awesome and extremely beneficial. 5y
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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe is a Biographical book about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Steptoe tells of Basquiat's childhood in Brooklyn and his dream of being an artist. He describes Basquiat as being so dedicated that he often refused to sleep until he created a masterpiece.

ChelseaPerez He details Basquiat being inspired by his dreams, and waking up to add the details. He describes his art as “sloppy, ugly, and sometimes weird, but still beautiful.” It tells of his relationship with his mother Matilde, a Puerto Rican woman who draws with Jean-Michel, reads poetry to him, and takes him to museums. He teaches her how there is beauty in all these things. 5y
ChelseaPerez They read the stories behind each art and each work which teaches Jean-Michel how to be a true artist. The book follows Jean Michel through adolescence and adulthood as he endured hardships like the decline of his mother‘s health, and found his style with the tag “Somo.” This book incorporates elements of culture, language, and impressions of it‘s time. 5y
ChelseaPerez I think this Caldecott and Coretta Scott King award winner would make a great book for Reading Aloud, or Independent Reading.

Here is a link to a reading guide to be used along with the book !
http://littlebrownlibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PR4712_RadiantChild_Edu...
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ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 14. Choose literature representative of the ethnic background in your classroom.
UDL 2.4 Promote understanding across languages- Make all key information in the dominant language (e.g., English) also available in first languages (e.g., Spanish) for learners with limited-English proficiency and in ASL for learners who are deaf OR Link key vocabulary words to definitions and pronunciations in both dominant and heritage languages
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kenyanellie This sounds like a great book and I love books that portray inspiring adults as children because it shows them they can start making great choices for their future NOW! The reading guide you chose looks great! 5y
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What Was the March on Washington written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Tim Tomkinson is a nonfiction novel that details the March on Washington. It covers the events leading up to the march such as Rosa Park‘s refusal to stand up, and the way African Americans were treated in these times. It leads into how the idea of having the march came to be and how much work it was to put it all together.

ChelseaPerez It goes into great detail about the day of the march and the musicians and speakers who made demonstrations to the crowds, including Martin Luther King Jr‘s “I Have A Dream” speech. The novel manages also to recount the aftermath of the march and the deaths of then President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. It tells of the legislative changes made for African Americans as well. 5y
ChelseaPerez This book includes mentions of very notable names, as well as the names of those who may be lesser known, but a major influence to the success of the march and the fight for African American Rights. I have used this book in a Literature Circle myself and it was such a wonderful catalyst for discussion about concepts, vocabulary, and connections. 5y
ChelseaPerez Here is a fantastic website to help prepare teachers to use Literature Circles in a way that is meaningful!
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/literature-circle...
EL Language Arts - 9. Choose reading and writing activities that activate the prior knowledge of the students. Provide individual and group activities to develop listening and speaking skills through learning centers.
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ChelseaPerez UDL 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols- Pre-teach vocabulary and symbols, especially in ways that promote connection to the learners‘ experience and prior knowledge.
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DrSpalding Excellent alignment of your strategies and principles. Make sure your legs are hyperlinked so that we can easily access them in the future. 5y
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Rumplestiltskin is a tale in Traditional Literature. There are many published versions. I have selected Paul O. Zelinsky‘s retelling for it‘s beautiful illustrations that have earned a Caldecott. This book is a retelling of the original folk tale. It tells the story of a miller who sends his daughter to the king, telling him she can spin straw into gold. The daughter is told she would be killed if she couldn‘t produce the gold overnight.

ChelseaPerez She cries until a little man comes in and tells her he can spin the straw into gold for her in exchange for her necklace. The greedy king brings in more straw the next night and wants even more gold. Again, the little man does this task for a fee. When the king finally asks for an entire room of straw to be turned into gold, he promises the girl she will become the queen if she completes the task. She cries and again the little man appears. 5y
ChelseaPerez He says he will again spin the gold, but this time he asks for her firstborn child in exchange for his services. Over a year later, she is queen and the little man comes to collect on their agreement. He tells her he will give her three days to figure out the little man‘s name or else she will still have to give up her child. 5y
ChelseaPerez The queen has her servants help her and one servant lady finds the little man in the mountains where she overhears him speaking his own name to himself. She tells the queen the man‘s name so she is prepared when he returns to collect. At the end of the story, the queen gets to keep her child as she called the little man by name his name, Rumpelstiltskin. 5y
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ChelseaPerez This book would make a great Read Aloud, Storytelling, Reader‘s Theatre, or Independent reading book.

Here is a link to the book's illustrator/creator‘s web page that includes a lesson plan for teaching with this book.
http://www.paulozelinsky.com/rumpelstiltskin_lessons.html
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ChelseaPerez UDL 3.4 Maximize transfer and generalization-Provide checklists, organizers, sticky notes, electronic reminders. Provide templates, graphic organizers, concept maps to support note-taking. OR 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships-Use outlines, graphic organizers, unit organizer routines, concept organizer routines, and concept mastery routines to emphasize key ideas and relationships. 5y
ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 13. Role play stories from your literary-based reader; if the LEP student has adequate language, make him/her an active participant. 15. Provide individual and group activities to develop listening and speaking skills through learning centers. 2. Utilize the Total Physical Response (TPR) teaching strategy which introduces a new language through a series of commands to enact an event. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by by Mordecai Gerstein recounts the story of the real life Philippe Petit, a frenchman who walked, danced, and laid on a tightrope fitted between the two towers of the World Trade Center in August of 1974. Most notable are the exquisite illustrations, which won this book a Caldecott. This is a fantastic Read Aloud or Storytelling picture book.

ChelseaPerez Here is a link to a lesson from Scholastic about identifying character traits.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/man-who-walked...
UDL 3.4 Maximize transfer and generalization-Provide templates, graphic organizers, concept maps to support note-taking
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ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 5. Utilize the Language Experience Approach which incorporates the experiences, the oral language, and interests of the student to develop writing and reading skills. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
Jbombardiere Such a great book I️ was happy to be introduced to recently. Can‘t wait to add this to my classroom library. 5y
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Quackers | Liz Wong
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Quackers by Liz Wong tells the story of a cat named Quackers who thinks he‘s a duck. Quackers walks us through the day to day life of being a duck, from what they eat to what they do for fun. One day Quackers meets another “duck” like him. The “duck” is really another cat and thinks Quackers is silly for thinking he is a duck. The cat shows Quackers how the other cats live.

ChelseaPerez Quackers has lots of fun on the farm with the other cats, but he starts to miss home. He decides that whether he is a cat or a duck is not important. He is just himself, Quackers, and that is all that matters. This book could be used as a Read Aloud or with Storytelling!
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ChelseaPerez Here is a link to a series of centers activities used in the 2017 Read for the Record (which went really well with the children!)
https://www.jstart.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Quackers_RFTR_ClassroomGuide_E...
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ChelseaPerez UDL 3.4 Maximize transfer and generalization- Offer opportunities over time to revisit key ideas and linkages between ideas
EL Language Arts 2. Utilize the Total Physical Response (TPR) teaching strategy which introduces a new language through a series of commands to enact an event. 10. Use pop songs and favorite read-aloud poems.
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ChelseaPerez 11. Present new reading vocabulary extensively, utilize props and facilitate multi-sensory formats. 15. Provide individual and group activities to develop listening and speaking skills through learning centers.
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Swimmy | Leo Lionni
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Swimmy, by Leo Lionni tells the story of Swimmy, the only black fish in his family of red fish. One day, a tuna fish came by and ate all the red fish with only Swimmy to escape. Swimmy was sad, scared, and and lonely as he searched the sea. The sights of the ocean like the medusa made of rainbow jelly, the lobster that walked about like a water moving machine, and a forest of seaweeds growing from sugar candy rocks, made Swimmy happy again.

ChelseaPerez He finally came across a school of little red fish just like his own. He wanted to share the amazing ocean with them, but they were too afraid of the big fish who could eat them. However, Swimmy had to find away. He taught the fish to swim together to make an even bigger fish to scare the big fish away. Swimmy was the black eye and with his new friends they chased the big fish far away. 5y
ChelseaPerez This Caldecott winner can be used with many teaching strategies such as Storytelling, Read Alouds, and Guided Reading.

Here is a link for a discussion guide from Scholastic to use as an extension of your choice of teaching strategy!
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/swimmy-discuss...
UDL 3.3 Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation-“Chunk” information into smaller elements
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ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts - 3. Utilize the dialogue journal technique in which the student regularly communicates with the teacher. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
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Interrupting Chicken | David Ezra Stein
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Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein tells the story of a little Chicken who is getting ready for bed. He asks his papa to read him a bedtime story. His papa agrees if Chicken promises not to interrupt.They begin story after story from Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood to Chicken Little.

ChelseaPerez But, little Chicken could not stop interrupting. They had run out of stories to read, but Chicken insisted he just could not sleep without one. Papa suggested that Chicken tell him a story instead, but this time the wrong person falls asleep: Papa ! This Caldecott winner would be such a great Read Aloud or Storytelling book ! 5y
ChelseaPerez Here is a link from the National Literacy Association that gives some ideas for how to utilize this text at different grade levels!
https://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2011/10/04/putting-books-t...
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UDLCheckpoint 3.3 Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation- Provide multiple entry points to a lesson and optional pathways through content (e.g., exploring big ideas through dramatic works, arts and literature, film and media)
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ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 5. Utilize the Language Experience Approach which incorporates the experiences, the oral language, and interests of the student to develop writing and reading skills. OR 7. Share big books in the classroom, especially those published by the students. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
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The Last stop on Market Street written by Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson tells the story of Cj and his grandmother as they take a bus ride and admire the beautiful and vibrant life of the city around them.
They find the beauty in the rain and in the people they meet like the man with a guitar, the woman in curlers with butterflies in a jar, and the man who cannot see.

ChelseaPerez This book emphasizes the importance of watching and paying attention to the beauty of the world around you and it‘s people. It reminds us that you can always find beautiful in where you never think to look.
This Coretta Scott King Award winner would be a wonderful Read Aloud book.
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ChelseaPerez Here is a link from Scholastic about meaningful Read Aloud strategies for teachers !
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/teaching-technique...
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ChelseaPerez UDL 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols- Pre-teach vocabulary and symbols, especially in ways that promote connection to the learners‘ experience and prior knowledge.
EL Language Arts 1. Utilize oral techniques, such as cueing, modeling elicitation and chunking.
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Because of Winn by Kate DiCamillo tells the story of the summer Opal and her father, the preacher move to Florida. It opens with Opal going into the local Winn-Dixie supermarket and meeting a rambunctious dog. She decides to take him home and names him Winn-Dixie.

ChelseaPerez Because of Winn Dixie, Opal learns to make new friends like the local librarian, Miss Franny Block, Gloria Dump, who is nearly blind but looks with her heart, and Otis, an ex-con who lets the animals in his shop out after hours and plays the guitar for them. Throughout the story, Opal learns about friendship and forgiveness. This Newbery award winner would be a fantastic pick for a Literature Circle or Independent reading book. (edited) 5y
ChelseaPerez Here are two links to use as tools with this book. The first is a set of discussion questions. The second is a fantastic tool for integrating other subjects. It addresses each subject and how you can tie the book into all areas of the curriculum.
http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763607762.bdg.1.pdf
http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763607762.btg.1.pdf
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ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 12. Integrate your English curriculum with other subject areas to expand English vocabulary.
UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships- Use cues and prompts to draw attention to critical features
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, tells the tale of Auggie Pullman, a 10 year old with a rare facial deformity caused by Treacher Collins syndrome. After being homeschooled all his life, Auggie takes a leap into the world of public middle school. Auggie must overcome obstacles from friends, family and strangers to truly discover whether he really wants to be ordinary or whether being extraordinary is not so bad.

ChelseaPerez This is a beautiful work about acceptance of yourself and others. This Realistic Fiction and New York Times Best Seller book, would make a fantastic Independent Reading novel for a class to read.
Here is a link with resources for teachers using Wonder as a tool in their classroom. It also mentions his annotated version of the book which could be a wonderful tool for some students who need a simpler text.
https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers
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ChelseaPerez UDL 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media- Make explicit links between information provided in texts and any accompanying representation of that information in illustrations, equations, charts, or diagrams
EL Language Arts 9. Choose reading and writing activities that activate the prior knowledge of the students.
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The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan is modern fantasy novel based on Greek mythology, It is the first novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. This novel tell of the adventures of Percy Jackson as he figures out he is a demigod, the son of his mortal mother and the god Poseidon.

ChelseaPerez Percy and his Camp Half Blood friends demigod Annabeth Chase (daughter of Athena) and satyr Grover Underwood embark on a quest to stop a war between the three major gods Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. 5y
ChelseaPerez This New York best seller and Sunshine State Young Readers award winner would be a fantastic Literature Circle novel to utilize.

Here is a link to the book‘s page that is chalk full of Parent/Teacher resources such as Reader‘s Guides, Meeting the Greek Gods, and Literature Circle Questions.
http://rickriordan.com/book/the-lightning-thief/
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ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 15. Provide individual and group activities to develop listening and speaking skills through learning centers.
UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge-
Make explicit cross-curricular connections (e.g., teaching literacy strategies in the social studies classroom) OR Anchor instruction by linking to and activating relevant prior knowledge (e.g., using visual imagery, concept anchoring, or concept mastery routines)
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DrSpalding This is an excellent series. Students enjoy these books and now he has one or two other series. Excellent author. These could be utilized for literature circles. 5y
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Two Bobbies, written by Kirby Larson and Mary Netherly (illustrated by Jean Cassels), tells a story of survival and friendship. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bob Cat and Bobbi the dog (affectionately named the two Bobbies) lost everything. Only by staying together could Bobbi and Bob Cat survive. Bob Cat follows alongside Bobbi the dog, as they attempt to survive together.

ChelseaPerez They receive help along the way from a kind construction worker and by the efforts of a local shelter who find them a new home. No matter what, Bobbi the dog and Bob Cat remained happy, together. This is a great book for Read Alouds with an emphasis on characteristics of true friendship and also a great opportunity for discussing preparing for disasters. 5y
ChelseaPerez Here are two links to their website that helps the class to learn a bit more about, and make connections to, the real life Bobbi and Bob Cat, as well as a resource for an in depth read aloud instruction for teachers.
http://www.twobobbies.com/bobbies.htm
https://achievethecore.org/file/1579
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ChelseaPerez UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge-
Make explicit cross-curricular connections (e.g., teaching literacy strategies in the social studies classroom) OR Anchor instruction by linking to and activating relevant prior knowledge (e.g., using visual imagery, concept anchoring, or concept mastery routines)
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MakenzieT This is an incredible book! I love all your details and resource! 5y
ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 9. Choose reading and writing activities that activate the prior knowledge of the students. 5y
DrSpalding Again, an excellent post with all the vital elements included. Wonderful resource that shows how the book can be used to teach many concepts. 5y
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The Knight at Dawn | Mary Pope Osborne
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Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie use the magic treehouse a second time in the second novel in the Magic Treehouse series. In this adventure, they travel back to the Middle Ages, where they explore a castle and are helped by a mysterious knight when they run into trouble. This book is a Historical Fantasy book that can be tied into a social studies unit very easily.

ChelseaPerez It would be a fantastic pick for a Reader‘s Theatre lesson in the class.
Here are links to a theatrical adaptation of the short novel that includes the entire class in a fun, hands-on theatrical experience!
https://www.mthclassroomadventures.org/mth-stage

https://www.mtishows.com/magic-tree-house-the-knight-at-dawn-kids
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ChelseaPerez UDL 3.3 - Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation- Provide multiple entry points to a lesson and optional pathways through content (e.g., exploring big ideas through dramatic works, arts and literature, film and media)
EL Language Arts 2. Utilize the Total Physical Response (TPR) teaching strategy which introduces a new language through a series of commands to enact an event.
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DrSpalding What a fabulous theatrical experience! This aligns nicely to the use of total physical response. These books however are primarily fantasy because Jack and Annie are traveling in a magic treehouse and that cannot happen in the real world. 5y
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Echo | Pam Munoz Ryan
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Echo artfully tells a story of fate and a quest. Otto is lost in the forest one day while reading an old book about a King‘s deceit and 3 princesses forced to be raised by a witch. While lost, he stumbles upon the 3 sisters who reveal that the story is true and theirs. However, the story is unfinished. The witch had cursed them for trying to leave, and they will be stuck in time if they do not save a life.

ChelseaPerez They ask for Otto‘s help and enchant his harmonica before sending him on his way. The story follows a school age harmonica factory worker in Germany named Friedrich, an orphan Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California who share a connection when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children are tasked with troublesome challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. 5y
ChelseaPerez They are each pulled by the invisible thread of destiny until the prophecy of the witch has been fulfilled. This novel weaves back and forth between four different historical settings. It tells of the onset of Nazi Germany in the 1940‘s and of the tensions between the Japanese and Americans in the 40‘s as well. It‘s historical elements add zest and novelty to this book. 5y
ChelseaPerez This historical fiction book, and Newbery Award winner, would be absolutely perfect as a Literary Circle option.
Here is a link to discussion questions for Echo that may be used within the Literary Circle to integrate background knowledge, research, and perception and foster a better understanding of the novel.
http://www.pammunozryan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Echo-DG.pdf
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ChelseaPerez UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge-
Make explicit cross-curricular connections (e.g., teaching literacy strategies in the social studies classroom) OR Anchor instruction by linking to and activating relevant prior knowledge (e.g., using visual imagery, concept anchoring, or concept mastery routines) #UCFLAE3414F17
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MakenzieT This sounds like an amazing book. I like your UDL as well 5y
ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 15. Provide individual and group activities to develop listening and speaking skills through learning centers.
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DrSpalding Using the authors guide is Wise. This book definitely is a great one for literature circlesas there is so much to discuss. Nice EL/UDL strategies as well. (edited) 5y
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Leave Me Alone | Vera Brosgol
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“Leave Me Alone !” By Vera Brosgal tells the story of a Russian grandmother in a tiny cottage who is having trouble finishing her winter knitting. Her dozens of curious grandchildren flocked around her asking questions about her yarn. Fed up, the old woman takes off on a quest to finish her knitting, calling out, “Leave me alone!”

ChelseaPerez The barking phrase is repeated in a forest, in the mountains, and even on the moon! She finds peace and quiet at last in a black void on the other side of a wormhole and she finally finishes her knitting. This book blends old-fashioned fairy tale elements with space-age characteristics. It is a fiction book and a 2017 Caldecott Award winner. It would make a fantastic Read Aloud (RA) in the classroom ! 5y
ChelseaPerez EL Language Arts 1. Utilize oral techniques, such as cueing, modeling elicitation and chunking. 5y
ChelseaPerez UDL 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols- Pre-teach vocabulary and symbols, especially in ways that promote connection to the learners‘ experience and prior knowledge. 5y
DrSpalding Excellent post. The repetitive parts lend themselves to an interactive read aloud. I am thinking that storytelling would be an excellent choice too. (edited) 5y
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