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"The Princess and the Warrior: A tale of two Volcanoes" by Duncan Tonatiuh. Princess Izta isn't to keen on getting married. Every suitor who has come to ask for her hand, no matter their wealth has been turned down. Until Princess Izta meets Popoca. Popoca promises the Princess the he will never leave her side until death do they part. The Princess instantly falls in love with Popoca. The Emperor tells Popoca, in order to marry the Princess

Dbenford he must first defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw but lies reached the Princess from their enemy and the Princess is stricken with grief. What will happen to the Princess? What were the lies? You must read to find out. This book would be great for these strategies AS, S and RA in the classroom. The link that I found was https://www.teachingbooks.net/to.cgi?a=1&tid=51215. The UDL and ELL strategy I chose was 3.2 (Highlight patterns, critical features 5y
Dbenford big ideas and relationships) and 7 (Show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging). #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
jvinas2 I remember reading this tale when I was younger; it's so cool to see that it has been transformed into a picture book! Great post about the tale as well! 5y
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School's First Day of School | Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
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"School's First Day of School" by Adam Rex, Illustrated by Christian Robinson. When I read the title of this book, I fell in love. I like that this book is a nice twist on what it's like on the first day of school by bringing the school buildings to life. In this book actual school buildings are having first day jitters. As the day goes on these school buildings find out that they aren't a lone and that everyone has first day jitters.

Dbenford This book is so cute and great for ice breakers on the first week of school. The strategies that you could use for this book are RA, S and PR. The link that I found was https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Schools-First-Day-of-School-Back-to-.... The UDL and ELL strategy I chose was 3.1 (Activate or supply background knowledge) 5y
Dbenford and 30 (Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships) #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
JocelynNolton I read the title like 10 times before I got it lol. This does sound like an interesting way to tackle the 1st day of school! I agree with you about using it as an icebreaker and I like the worksheets that you linked. 5y
DrSpalding I own this one. There was a lot of talk on Twitter. It's a great book for reading aloud at the beginning of school. 5y
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Ms. Bixby's Last Day | John David Anderson
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"Ms. Bixby's Last Day" by John DaVid Anderson. When I read this book. I thought of every teacher that has every made me feel important. In this book Ms. Bixby is one of those teachers, with the help of 3 amazing boys, they give Ms. Bixby the best last day ever! The strategies that you could use for this book are RA and S. The link that I found was www.allthewonders.com/videos/beyond-the-book-ms-bixbys-last-day/. The UDL and ELL strategy I chose

Dbenford was 3.1 (Activate or supply background knowledge) and 10 (Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups). #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
kenyanellie This sounds like a cute book! The resource you found is awesome and has so many great ways to extend learning after reading! 5y
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Madeline's Rescue | Ludwig Bemelmans
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"Madeline's Rescue" Written/Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans. Madeline books are classics that I would read all the time when I was younger. This particular book is one of my favorites. Just a normal day in Paris. Miss Clavel and her 12 girls went out for their daily stroll. However, on this particular day mischief would ensue with the smallest girl Madeline. The strategies that you could use for this book are LC, IR, PR to name a few.

Dbenford This book has also won the Caldecott award for its amazing drawing. The link that I found was https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/madelines-resc.... The UDL and ELL strategy I chose was 4.1 (Vary the methods for response and navigation) and 7 (Show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging). #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
AmandaHuskey This is such a great book and I️ like the activity you posted. My mom and I️ love this book and it‘s home with our background! 5y
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" The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving" by Jan and Mike Berenstain. I would watch this show all the time when I was younger. I never knew that the books were based on the authors family. I didn't even know that they were married. This book is about sister and brother. They can't wait for Christmas and all the gifts that they are going to open. Sister and Brother are in the Christmas Eve pageant, when something truly amazing happens and

Dbenford they. Path learn a valuable lesson on the joy it brings them to give to those they care most about. These strategies would be great to use for this book S, RA, GR, and PR. The link that I found was https://www.scholatic.com/teachers/books/berenstain-bears-and-the-joy-of-giving-.... The UDL and ELL strategy I chose was 8.3 (Foster collaboration and community) and 15 (Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again). 5y
Beths I also use to watch the show when I was younger. I never knew it was based of the authors family either. This seems like a great story to share with students and can not provide them with a very valuable lesson. 5y
cheyennewilliams I loved these books as a kid! I think this is a great picture book for RA. It has a very important message for students during the holiday season (and all other times of the year). I loved the resources from the link. I think they really help to give this book a more educational purpose rather than just for entertainment 5y
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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"The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg. I love this book! I remember reading this book in elementary school. We got to come to school in our Pjs and we had hot chocolate and read this book and then watched the movie, it was amazing. This book is about a boy who is welcomed aboard a magical train that takes him to the North Pole to make a Christmas wish. When the train makes it to the North Pole, craziness ensues and that little boy

Dbenford ends up in Santas sleigh!!! He meets Santa himself😊 this book won the Caldecott award for its amazing drawing in the book. The links that I found were https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/polar-express-... and www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/Take-the-Polar-Express-to-Learning.shtml. The UDL that I chose was 2.5 (Illustrate through multiple media). The ELL strategy I chose was 5y
Dbenford 10 (Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups). The strategies that you could use for this book are S, RA, GR, and PR. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
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Make Way for Ducklings | Robert McCloskey
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"Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert Mcloskey. This book is so cute! As I was reading it. I had flash backs of hearing this book being read to me when I was young. Basically this women named Mrs. Mallory and her 8 ducklings are on a journey to the Boston Public Gardens, but they may need some help getting there. That help is coming from the Boston police themselves. This book won the Caldecott award, for its amazing pictures. The links that I found

Dbenford Were https://www.teachervision.com/make-way-ducklings-literature-guide and https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/make-way-duckl.... The UDL that I chose was 7.2 (Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity). The ELL strategy I chose was 18 (Use commands and directions that involve overt student actions as in Total Physical Response[TPR]). The strategies you could use this book for are AS,RA, and S. 5y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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"The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate. Ivan is the great and brave Silverback gorilla, who lives at the 'Big Top Mall and Video Arcade' on Exit 8, with his friends Stella, Bob, and new comer Ruby. Everyday is the same, Ivan draws pictures of different things in his 'Domain', while Stella does tricks for the mall shoppers. Old Bob is looking for the next scrape of food he can put in his tummy. Lately business at the mall has been down.

Dbenford Until one day new comer Ruby arrives. Having Ruby at the mall really picked up business. Pretty soon Ruby is feeling at home with her new friends. Things seem to be looking up for Ivan and his friends, when things begin to look grim. Because of this Ivan makes a promise to make sure he looks after his friends. From that day on Ivan comes up with a plan. I really enjoyed reading this book. I think this is a great read for students 10+. 5y
Dbenford I found two links, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-One-and-Only-Ivan-Novel-Study-Un... and www.flreads.org/Book_Award/extensions/Ivan.htm. The UDL that I chose was 4.1 (Vary the methods for response and navigation). The ELL strategy I chose was 5 (Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts). The strategies that you could use this book for in your classrooms are LC, IR, S, and GR. Won the Newbery #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
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"Thank You, Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish, Illustrated by Barbara Slebel Thomas. Great-Aunt Myra is coming for a visit and Mrs. Rogers is in a tisy. This is the first time that Great-Aunt Myra is coming for a visit and Mrs. Rogers wants everything to be perfect. With Amelia Bedelia's help Great-Aunt Myra is in for a ride. The link I found is a fun activity you can use in your classrooms.

Dbenford https://www.abcteach.com/documents/thank-you-amelia-bedelia-primaryelem-book-i-a.... The UDL I chose was 9.1 (Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation). The ELL strategy I chose was 36 (Ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses. You could use this book for IR, S, RA, SR, and PR. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
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Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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"Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson, Illustrated by Donna Diamond. Jess Aaron's has a plan this summer to become the fastest runner in his 5th grade class. Jess has been practicing all summer and finally has declared himself the fastest runner in the 5th grade, until the new girl Leslie Burke shows him up. Soon Leslie and Jess become fast friends, spending most days hanging out in Leslie's backyard.

Dbenford One day the two of them came up with an imaginary land called "Terabitha" Through their wild imaginations the two friends become very close. Until one day everything changes. The links that I found are great lesson plans that can be used in your classrooms, www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/exploring-friendship-with-981.html and https://www.livetext.com/doc/5930974. 5y
Dbenford The UDL that I chose was 3.3 (Guide information processing, visualization and manipulation). The ELL strategy I chose was 16 (Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. I think this book would be good for IR,LC, and PR. This book is mainly for 12+ readers. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
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The Egyptian Cinderella | Shirley Climo
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"The Egyptian Cinderella" by Shirley Climo, Illustrated by Ruth Heller (TL). This story is a spin on the classic tale of Cinderella. In this version, our Cinderella is a slave from Greece. One day Rhodopis (Cinderella) is given a pair of beautiful rose red slippers by her master. Rhodopis thought the slippers were the most beautiful things in the world, until one day a falcon swooped in from the sky and toke one of Rhodopis slippers with it.

Dbenford Rhodopis was so upset, she didn't know what to do. However, little did Rhodopis know that the falcon who toke one of her slippers was the companion of the Pharoh himself. The falcon had brought that slipper to the Pharoh. The Pharoh took one look at the slipper and declared that the owner of this slipper would become his wife and queen of all Egypt. Does the Pharoh find his queen? Will Rhodopis finally be free? You just have to read and see. 5y
Dbenford I found two links for this book www.twinkl.com/resources/story-resources/traditional-tales/cinderella and https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Egyptian-Cinderella-Literacy-Uni.... The UDL I chose was 2.4 (Promote understanding across languages). The ELL strategy I chose was 45 (Use Venn diagrams to contrast and compare activities). I think that you could use this book as GR, DR, S, and RA in your classrooms. #UCLLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
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"The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate" by Jacqueline Kelly. I have to say this was an interesting book. I'm not really into science and nature stuff but this book was good. This book is about eleven year old Calpurnia Tate in 1899 Texas. Calpurnia is a very curious young girl who has 6 brothers. So you can certainly imagine what crazy things she has to deal with. Calpurnia and her curious mind go on a journey of all that science and nature has to offer

Dbenford Through her many questions about green and yellow grasshoppers that lives in her backyard. Calpurnia begins to form an unbreakable bond with her grandfather. I found 2 different links that I thought would be fun to do in the classroom https://creeksidelearnjng.com/evolution-of-calpurnia-tate/ and dbp.theatredance.utexas.edu/content/evolution-Calpurnia-tate. The UDL I chose was 3.3 (Guide information processing, visualization and manipulation) 5y
Dbenford The ELL strategy that I chose was 17 (Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions) This book also won a Newbery award. The strategies that you could use for this book are IR, LC, AS, and GR. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding I have added this book to my stack. This would be an excellent book to use to encourage STEM professions being that she wanted to become a scientist. Excellent summary. 5y
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I loved reading all of these books when I was younger and this one is a classic. "Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator" by Ronald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake. The last everyone saw of Charlie he had won an endless supply of chocolate and Willy Wonkas factory. To celebrate Wonka toke Charlie and his Grandfather on a ride in his glass elevator, no one could have guessed what happened next. As the glass elevator shot through the sky..

Dbenford Willy Wonka, Charlie and his Grandfather went straight into the clouds and into outer space. Read as Wonka, Charlie and his Grandfather battle monsters, and discover in worlds in the future. This book takes the reader on a crazy adventure. The link that I found for this book is a fun lesson plan that can be utilized in the classroom www.roalddahl.com/docs/Lesson1-Charlieandthe_1436786237.pdf. 5y
Dbenford The UDL that I chose was 5.2 (Use multiple tools for construction and composition). The ELL strategy I chose was 8 (Use direct instruction: modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and show how to use it). This book would also be great to use for IR, S, LC, RA, PR, and AS. (edited) 5y
DrSpalding Every child should read this book! Going straight to the author's website is wise. There are so many wonderful resources there. Use them. 5y
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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"She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World" by Chelsea Clinton, Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, is about 13 inspirational women who helped to shape this country. Chelsea Clinton talks about 13 of the most influential women and their stories on how they shaped this country. This book shows that you can do and be whoever you want to be. I loved reading this book because it really shows how powerful women and young ladies can be. LC,AS.

Dbenford This book shows young girls growing up and women in general that we are awesome and we are fearless. The link that I found was a biography activity that can be used in your classrooms www.booknerdmommy.com/persisted-mini-biography-activity-idea/. The UDL that I chose was 8.1 (Heighten salience of goals and objectives). The ELL that I chose was 28 (Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries) #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding Nice summary and EL 28 is absolutely perfect for all biographies. Well done. 5y
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I first want to apologize for the picture, my phone was being stupid and this is the best picture that I got. This book is so good and has a lot of juicy bits that are more suited for high school, ages 17+. As you can see this book has received 4 awards. The awards that this book has are; Printz, Stonewall, Pura Belpre and Lambda Literary award.

Dbenford "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Saenz. This book is about two teenage boys names Aristotle (Ari) for short and Dante. Ari is a troubled teen, trying to cope with his brother being in prison. However, Dante is the complete opposite of Ari. Dante is what everyone calls a Know-It-All, he sees the world in a different way. Both Ari and Dante keep to themselves but find a special bond in one another. 5y
Dbenford Through their bond, they both begin to learn about themselves and who they want to be. I really thought that this book was wonderfully written and a good book about finding out who you are. As I stated earlier this book is definitely meant to be read by students 17+. Considering some of the content this book would be best used as a IR. The link that I found is a fun activity that you can use in your classrooms. 5y
Dbenford www.bookrags.com/lessonplan/aristotle-and-dante-discover-the-secrets-of-the-universe/funactivities.html. The UDL that I chose was 7.3 (Minimize threats and distractions). The ELL strategy that I chose was 6 (Continually monitor students comprehension) You could use IR, LC, and GR are great strategies to use for this book in the classroom #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
jvinas2 Very thorough post about an interesting topic! It's great that you provided a book for ages 17+ since a lot of the books boosted are children's books. Awesome job! 5y
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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"Brown Girl Dreaming" by Jacqueline Woodson. This book was amazing, so beautifully written. "Brown Girl Dreaming" is about the authors Woodsons childhood. Raised in South Carolina and New York . Woodson has always felt like only half of herself was home. Woodson talks about what it was like growing up in the 1960s-70s and the Jim Crow laws and the Civil Rights movement.

Dbenford This book is a composite of poems that show how Woodson was feeling, growing up during that time. Allowing young Woodson the chance to find her voice. This book has 3 awards; Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King, and National book award. The link that I found was www.ccsoh.us/Downloads/Brown%20GIR1%DREAMING%20BY%20JACQUELINE%20WOODSON%20TEACHER%20RESOURCE2.pdf. The UDLs that I used were 2.4 (Promote understanding across languages)... (edited) 5y
Dbenford and 6.3 (Facilitate managing information and resources). The ELLs that I used were 5 (Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts) and 29 (Offer a variety of reference materials at the students instructional level for independent use) The strategies that can go with this book are IR, RT, AS, LC, and CR. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
amandagrant This is such an inspirational novel that I've bought for myself. High quality poetry novel that I'd definitely recommend! 5y
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jvinas2 This is a great book of poems that is also non-fiction. Poems are awesome for children to expand their reading abilities. Great choice to post about, especially with all those awards! 5y
kenyanellie i love books like this and think its a great way to introduce students to a different style of book that is both poetry and non-fiction! 5y
DrSpalding This is a phenomenal story. As I shared with Diamond in class, I was present in the room with the author when she won the national book award for this memoir. Very cool. 5y
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"The Story of Ruby Bridges" by Robert Coles, Illustrated by George Ford, is about a little girl named Ruby Bridges who is the first black girl in New Orleans to go to first grade at an all white elementary school named William Frantz elementary. On her first day she is greeted with angry parents who refused to allow their children in the same classroom as Ruby. Ruby Bridges was a brave girl and remained so into adulthood. IR, S, and LC strategies

Dbenford This book was awarded the ABCChildren award. I found two links for this book that I thought was cool. The both links are lesson plans that you can use in your classrooms www.scholastic.com/teachers/collections/teaching-content/ruby-bridges-simple-act-courage-lesson-plans-and-teaching-resources/, https://teachpeacenowdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/teach-peace-now-Ruby-bri.... 5y
Dbenford The UDLs that I found for this book and the links are; 3.2 (Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) and 9.3 (Develop self-assessment and reflection). The ESOL strategies that I picked were 1 (Teach questioning for clarification) and 10 (Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups) #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
alyssahp I have been seeing Ruby Bridges name around a lot lately! She was in the "She Persisted" book and I just learned a bit about her in one of my edc courses. This seems like an awesome book! 5y
DrSpalding Excellent EL/UDL strategies aligned. Nice to see your peers making text to text connections about this very important civil rights historical figure. You need to read Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges. 5y
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"The Girl Who Drank the Moon" by Kelly Barnhill, is about a town called 'The Protectorate'. Every year in this town, the people and the Elders council offer up a baby as sacrifice for the witch who lives in the forest. The people and Elders of Protectorate don't know that the witch who lives in the forest is good. Every year Xan(witch) goes into the forest and saves yet another baby from the forest and takes the baby to a loving home outside of...

Dbenford town. This year Xan(witch) goes into the forest to save yet another baby. As Xan starts her journey to a new town, she stops and feeds the child starlight and on accident the moon. Because she feed the child moonlight by accident, Xan decides to keep the child as her own and names her Luna. I don't want to talk to much about the story but this book is really good for young adults.Here is a link that I found (edited) 5y
Dbenford This link has different lesson plans you can use in your classrooms and other cool stuff https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=51541. The USL that I chose was 3.2(Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships). The El that I chose was 5(Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts). This book could be used for RT, LC and AS in the classroom. This book is a Newbery award and Sunshine Sate Young Reader (edited) 5y
DrSpalding What a summary! This is such a great book! While it is an excellent literature circle selection, I love that you found a Nother teaching strategy to use with this powerful story. Well done. 5y
DrSpalding Can you check your link @Dbenford. It says error. 5y
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"Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Bryan Collier. This book has won 3 awards, CSK award, Caldecott and NYCBC. This book is about Martin Luther King Jr. and how he became the great man that we have learned about in school. A man who fought for the equal rights of all minority citizens. How he fought for and strived for peaceful protests and a world were color was important in paintings.

Dbenford This book won a couple of awards such as; Coretta Scott King award, Caldecott award, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's book Review. The link that I found for this book is a lesson plan on social studies, language arts and philanthropy, www.learningtogive.org/units/grow-involved-k-2/big-words-introduction-grade-k-2. The UDL's that I choose are 2.1(clarify vocabulary and symbols), 3.1(activate or supply background knowledge). 5y
Dbenford And 9.3(develop self-assessment and reflection) which goes hand in hand with the lesson plan. Lastly the EL's that I choose were 4(link lesson topic to students prior knowledge) and 20(list the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard) I also thought this could be used as GR, and RA in the classroom #UCFLAE3417F17 (edited) 5y
Connor91 You did such an awesome job reading this the other day that it inspired me to read it to my students! Great job! 5y
HNager Love the review of the book, great lesson plan you found. I like the UDL you used as it goes so well with the book. 5y
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"Junie B Jones is a party animal" by Barbara Park, Illustrated by Denise Brunkus. This book is about Junie B Jones first sleepover with her best friends Grace and Lucille. Hosted at Lucille's rich grandmothers house. Junie B Jones is so excited but before she can enjoy the sleepover. Junie B first has to listen to her parents and Do's and Don'ts of sleepovers. Will Junie B Jones be able to handle all the Do's and Don'ts? Or will mischief ensue?

Dbenford I found two websites that could be used for this book. The first website is a word search www.abcteach.com/documents/book-junie-b-jones-is-a-party-animal-primary-16268 and the second is comprehension questions www.teachersnotebook.com/product/eliza-d/junie-b-Jones-is-a-party-animal-comprehension-questions. The UDLs that I choose are 2.1(clarify vocabulary and symbols) and 9.1(promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation). (edited) 5y
Dbenford The ELs that I choose are 4(link lesson topic to students prior knowledge) and 17(provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions) This book would be a fun IR, S, or DR that you could do within your classrooms. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding I believe mischief will ensue. 🤣While you are only required to identify one teaching strategy, I agree that this character and this series could be utilized in many ways. 5y
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