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DawnS

DawnS

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#UCFLAE3414SU19 Falling Up by Shel Silverstein is a collection of P and art. I included a picture of one of my favorites The Voice because I think our students will be able to relate to it and it has a great message. This would make for a great RA or PR switching off each poem and checking for comprehension along the way and how they relate to the poem.

DawnS This will satisfy UDL 9.3 of self assessment and reflection and EL 32 of using student pairs for team learning. There are great resources and ideas available here: http://www.shelsilverstein.com/learning/poetry-month/ April is Poetry Month so this would make for a great book to share a new poem each day in a RA. 5d
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Last Stop on Market Street | Matt de la Peña
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This book is about CJ‘s ride on the bus with his nana after church. He has many questions that continue until his destination. He learns of how fortunate he truly is. This is a RF book that received a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award, and The Newberry Award. The author Matt De La Peña causes children to self reflect and I think he would make for a great AS. This is a link for AS https://www.readingrockets.org/books/authorstudy/reasons

DawnS #UCFLAE3414SU19 This will fit UDL 8.2 of varying demands and resources to optimize challenge and EL strategy 29 offering a variety of reference materials for their levels to complete the AS. 5d
alexialovesmith I chose this boom for my TeachLive assignment and enjoyed it a lot! It is great book to share with students because it teaches them how important it is to appreciate the things you have. 14h
BeverlyMel Great book! I love how you mentioned that it makes him realize just how fortunate he is. It wasn‘t something that came to mind for me when I read it so kudos to you! 14h
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Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes | James Dean, Kimberly Dean
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This MF book is about the famous Pete the Cat! It would make for a great RA or S for younger readers. In this adventure Pete makes cupcakes for a party but notices that the cupcakes go missing. He and Gus start noticing clues left behind as to who took them, and they go about asking their friends. In the end, after a friendly conversation there‘s enough cupcakes for everyone! #UCFLAE3414SU19

DawnS There‘s great resources on the Pete the Cat website like this word search: http://www.petethecatbooks.com/activities/petes-wild-word-search/ This could tie in nicely to a math lesson or even our classrooms own cupcake party. This book combined with the right questioning through RA would meet UDL 2.3 decoding of text, mathematical notation, and symbols. EL strategy 22: giving ELLs enough wait time to respond to questions. 6d
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What do you do with an idea? You change the world. I quickly fell in love with this MF book that was awarded the Independent Publishers Book Award. The writing by Kobi Yamada was accessible for young readers and the pictures by Mae Besom were some of the most beautiful and captivating I have seen in a child‘s book in a long time! This would make for a fantastic RA and it encourages children to foster and appreciate their own ideas. #UCFLAE3414SU19

DawnS This would make for a great class discussion and https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/WhatDoYouDoWithAnIdea has some excellent sample questions to ask the class. It will work into UDL 7.2 optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity and EL 36 asking questions which require higher level thinking responses. I literally cannot day enough good things about this book in the allotted amount of characters... read it! 6d
DawnS The story follows our main character through discovery of his materialized idea as well as fear of rejection because of his idea. In the end, he realizes it is his idea and he loves it. That self confidence and will power to believe leads to the evolution of the character and the idea. Truly one of my favorite reads! 6d
galacticbees This book is amazing. I love how it teaches kids to never let go of who they truly are, no matter what anyone around you says or thinks. I think this is the perfect book for a RA as it brings up a lot of great convos in the classroom. 6d
DawnS @galacticbees this is the first time I had heard of this book and I really love it! BTW it‘s like 50% off on Amazon for Prime Deals 🙌 1d
Apeacock12 I saw this book when I was at Barnes and Noble and put it on my wish list. After reading your review and the comment of others I‘m definitely going to be getting it! 14h
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This TL retelling of Goldilocks and The Three Bears that was awarded the Caldecott Honor would make for a great S. I particularly like that this book points out that Goldilocks is a do-whatever-she-likes type gal. I never understood the portrayal of her being innocent and still breaking in, eating food that‘s not hers, breaking chairs, and sleeping in others beds. In this book she is confronted and runs out a window without a sorry #UCFLAE3414SU19

DawnS A digital S example is available here still with James Marshall‘s awarded illustrations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4pBElqFgEY this will meet UDL 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of info and EL 21 record your lectures, presentations, or stories on audiotape, especially for new students who have very limited exposure to English. Since ELLs will have this resource before and after it will allow them to relate back for comprehension 6d
galacticbees Seriously a classic. I love this story and feel like every kid should be introduced to it nice and early. Kids would eat this up during ST 6d
DawnS @galacticbees I think you‘re right, this is like a staple in children‘s writing that every kid should be introduced to! 1d
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This NF picture book introduces children to the different time periods (Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous) as well as dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Throughout the book it compares and contrasts different dinosaurs. I didn‘t know that scientists studied fossilized footprints to determine how fast they were. The book also provides the sounded out version of each name, which is great because these were tough even for me. #ucflae3414su19

DawnS This could tie together Science and Lang. Arts. The words being sounded out helps meet ESOL 12: teach to two objectives, language and content. You could utilize IR or SR to assist with advanced terminology. https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/curriculum-collections/dinosaurs-activities-and... has a ton of different resources and tying these together would fit UDL 5.1 use multiple media for communication. Also kids love dinosaurs! 6d
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This Caldecott Honor recipient is a MF book that is a collection of short stories. They would make for a great RT! I really enjoyed Spring and The Letter but each story would make a great RT for small groups. In Spring, Frog tricks Toad into waking up to spend time with him after a long hibernation with a clever calendar trick. The Letter portrays a great friendship where Frog cheers up Toads “sad time of day” and gives a new meaning to snail mail

DawnS RT which you can find more details on here: https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/readers_theater will help meet UDL 3.3 Guide info processing and visualization by allowing students to understand the dialogue and relate to the friendships shown. Also ESOL 16 integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities by creating, performing, and watching RT in groups. #ucflae3414su19 6d
galacticbees Aw this book is so cute. I love that it has so many stories inside. I feel like RT would be amazing for this book because kids could truly become a character and begin to develop a better understanding of the story. 6d
DawnS @galacticbees exactly! This book really lends itself to RT too because it‘s very descriptive and uses a lot of dialogue. I saw this book at Barnes and Noble the other day and remembered it from when I was a kid! Wild that it is so timeless! 6d
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Back of the Bus | Aaron Reynolds
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#ucflae3414su19 Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Floyd Cooper is a HF picture book that would be a great PR assignment in an early elementary setting. In doing so it‘ll meet ESOL 2 promote cooperation and UDL 8.3 foster collaboration and community. PR allows students to take turn reading while providing feedback and checking comprehension.

DawnS Throughout the story, we follow the boy(picture above) on his bus ride through Montgomery, AL in 1955. As children often do, he focuses a lot on his toy marble; however, when the bus gets packed his attention is drawn to a commotion at the front of the bus. His perspective of the situation from a child‘s eyes examine the frightened feeling and moreover the hope that came to be from Rosa Parks decline to move to the Back of the Bus that winter day. 6d
DawnS This link explains how to use PR in the classroom https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/partner_reading and I think this would make a good introductory read during Black History Month to get students asking questions. 6d
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Minty is a HF book that portrays Araminta(Minty) aka Harriet Tubman as a young slave girl. It is a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. First, I thought this would be a B but the Author took liberties in his writing for narrative purposes. The story follows Minty from being an indoor slave for the Brodas to being put in the fields because of her tenacity. She dreams of freedom and secretly learns how to survive the wild should she ever run away

DawnS The Authors Note also includes further information on her participation in the Underground Railroad. I would use this for IR and to introduce this interactive website on the Underground Railroad https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/ and it would satisfy both UDL 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information and ESOL Use discovery learning activities.It would be a great read during black history month and tie into SS #UCFLAE3414SU19 7d
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Creepy Carrots! Is a MF book awarded the Caldecott Honor. It is a highly engaging book that I would use in a classroom RA. The book features Jasper Rabbit who loves eating the carrots from Crackenhopper field; however, one day he finds they are following him! His suspicions cause funny antics to ensue until he decides to build an enclosure. Little did he know, they were really wanting to keep him out! #UCFLAE3414SU19

DawnS The Author Aaron Reynolds offers a link to a video trailer introduction that would be a great way to peak interests for students http://www.aaron-reynolds.com/videos.html I would satisfy UDL3.2 which is to highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships by asking questions throughout the RA to students. ESOL 5 teaching technical vocabulary supporting key concepts will also be employed, I would pre-teach words like sinister. 1w
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