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DianaHerrera

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Duck for President | Doreen Cronin
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This modern fantasy book, Duck for President by Doreen Cronin, won the 2004 Parents Choice Award and would be a great book to RA. Duck wanted to do something different than chores, so he decided to organize and election to make him president! 🎤🦆

DianaHerrera **Edit above: Duck wanted to do something different than doing chores, so he decided to organize an election to make himself president of the farm!** https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/duck-president... (edited) 1y
DianaHerrera Before reading the book the students are to look at the cover of the book and talk about the pictures and the title (i.e.: what are the color schemes? Why might Duck be standing on the microphone, etc.) After the students have listened to the story, the students will do a True or False activity. Since it is a short lesson, there is an extension that I absolutely love! It is called, “Vote for Me (students name goes here).” 1y
DianaHerrera Students can create their very own poster that has a motivational message that would want citizens to vote for them. You can even have the students to really vote for who think should be president and whoever has the most votes, wins. What they win, of course, all depends on the teacher. 1y
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DianaHerrera UDL 9.1: Duck for President is a great book that promotes what they should expect when it comes to election day which should also motivate themselves to think about who they should vote and why. ESOL 1: Providing questions during/after the reading allows students to build clarification of the story to complete the activity. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #VoteForDuck #ClassroomLibrary 1y
emilybanne Super cute book. I love the activity and it would be a great read on presidents day! 1y
DianaHerrera @emilybanne i think it would be great for Presidents‘ Day too. 1y
RossoS Such a funny book. The activity provided would be a great way to check for students comprehension👌🏼 1y
ATejada This book is great to also teach students that the grass is not always greener on the other side! Great post and thanks for sharing! 1y
DrSpalding High quality book for social studies integration. Such thoughtful UDL and EL alignment. 1y
DrSpalding I love the idea of them creating a poster with a motivational message! Voting is at the heart of our civic duty. 1y
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This poetry book, Falling Up by Shel Silverstein, won the Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin) and it would be a good book to CR. Millie is the main character in this book filled with poems where she wonders through the Nose Garden, rides the Little Hoarse, and eats at the Strange Restaurant.

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DianaHerrera The lesson above is split into 5 days. The first day the teacher will chorally read with the students while they are pointing to the words in the story. The second day, the teacher will choose a letter in the alphabet and have the class pronounce the letter aloud. A student will come up to the class and circle a word in the poem “Why is It?” from the book. 1y
DianaHerrera On the third day, the teacher will write sight words from the poem and writes them on index cards. Then those words will go into a brown paper bag and invites one student at a time to pull out a card. The student will then place the word in order like it is in the poem. The fourth day, students will be asked to identify the rhyming words in the poem. 1y
DianaHerrera On the final day, the teacher will have the students make sentences with the words from the previous day with punctuation marks. UDL 2.1: The teacher will be clarifying the vocabulary words/phrases from the poem to have them understand the pattern and the meaning. ESOL 20: The teacher will be listing the most important words/phrases that are on the lesson in a presentation, white board, or on a powerpoint. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
ATejada I absolutely love anything that has to do with Shel Silverstein! After reading the Giving Tree, I explored his other works and fell in love! What a great author! Thanks for sharing! 1y
DrSpalding Poetry and Shel Silverstein go hand in hand! Such a thoughtful post with multiple days of instruction using this anthology. Super resource! 1y
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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This biography, She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton, is the #1 NY Times Bestseller and would be a great book to GR. Chelsea Clinton wrote this book to introduce students to thirteen inspirational women learned to take on the world no matter how small these feminists are👩🏽👩🏼👩🏻

DianaHerrera Just below the summary of this book in the link above is an activity where students can create their very own biography inspired by She Persisted. There are different activity sheets on how the students can create their biography for both boys and girls! 1y
DianaHerrera UDL 9.1 aligns with this lesson because students are to promote expectations and their beliefs to boost their motivation/make a change. ESOL 28: Providing biographies of significant women/men of the world shows how one person can make a difference in the world no matter how small. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #ClassroomLibrary (edited) 1y
emilybanne Love this book and it has a great meaning. I love the activities and want it for my library! 1y
DrSpalding I love the #ClassroomLibrary and I like the idea of mini biographies based on the amazing females presented in this text. EL 28 is perfect, obviously for this book. (edited) 1y
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This modern fantasy book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone written by J.K. Rowling, won England‘s National Book Award and would be a great book to RA. Harry was only a few months old when he was taken away from his parents from the most powerful wizard in the world. When he turned 11 years old, he finds out his parents went to a wizarding school to learn about magic which led him to attend Hogwarts and follow in his parents foot steps💚❤️💛💙

DianaHerrera Before the reading, the students will make predictions from the book. You will split the class in half and have the first half of the class predict why the book can be about magic. The second half will have to think of reasons as to why it can be taken place at a school. Then the class will come back together as a whole and share their ideas and predictions. 1y
DianaHerrera Ask the students if they have ever read or heard of the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone. You can have them read the reviews or any other sources online to evaluate them. From pages 3 through 6, you will have different questions that you can ask your students as you do the read aloud. On the next few pages, you will see different activities the students can do in other subject areas such as Art, P.E., Math, Science, and so much more! 1y
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DianaHerrera By the way, this activity will say that it is for The Philosopher‘s Stone book, but it is basically the same book. 1y
DianaHerrera Students will be highlighting patterns, features, ideas and relationships as they learn about Harry, Hermione, Ron, Voldemort, and all of the characters in the story (UDL 3.2). Students are to also focus on their thinking skills when they are making predictions, categorizing, classifying, and reporting the sequence of events from the story (ESOL 44). What house are you in?#UCFLAE3414SuB18 #TeamSlytherin🐍 (edited) 1y
RossoS One of my all time favorite book series!! I loved how your resource provided a variety of activities. I‘m for sure going to try out the Hogwarts Report with my future students #TeamGryffindor🦁 1y
DianaHerrera @RossoS I am happy to hear that you liked the resource. If you‘re a fan of the series/movies you will love the different types of Harry Potter styles that some teachers have done to their classrooms. Yes, Harry Potter themed! I have some saved because I will decorate my classroom that way. 1y
ATejada What a cute set up! I thought I was crazy for buying the $50 wand at universal but you beat me! 1y
DrSpalding What an awesome image! #TeamGryffindor You put an amazing amount of thought into how you could use these books effectively in your classroom. So well done. 1y
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The Dot | Peter H. Reynolds
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This realistic fictional book, The Dot by Peter Reynolds, won The Christopher Award and would be a great book to GR. Vashti‘s teacher was looking over Vashti‘s paper of what was supposed to be a picture, but was completely blank. Vashti insisted that she could not draw until her teacher told her she should try to see where it takes her. Vashti grasped onto a marker and placed a dot onto the paper and quietly signed it. 👧🏻📝

DianaHerrera In the link above, the students will create their own artwork by using only one shape, circles. You can have students use only markers, colored pencils, crayons, or paint. Pencils are not allowed because there are no mistakes for this activity, just as long as there are only circles on their (9”x9”) paper. The students can use Q-tips to create small dots for small details in their artwork. 1y
DianaHerrera UDL 3.3 goes hand in hand with this lesson because it helps guide information and visualization while they discover the use of this learning activity (ESOL #46). #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
ERodriguez I have not read this book , will do, it seems like a great book to read. I like the title it makes you think what the book can be off. 1y
DrSpalding I hope you will participate in national DOT day. Check this out: http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/get-started 1y
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This modern fantasy book, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, won the Children‘s Book K-2 Award and it would be a great book to DR. A boy named Duncan opens his box of crayons and finds 12 notes inside. One from every colored crayon saying, “We Quit.” 📃🖍

DianaHerrera After reenacting the book, the students will pretend they are Duncan replying back to a crayon with a persuasive letter. The teacher will have the students look for different examples as the class is DR and list the words/phrases on the board (which the students will use to refer when they write their own letters.) 1y
DianaHerrera The students will all be named Duncan who will write counter-arguments to the crayons; yellow and orange letters from the book are great examples to reread to the class. When they begin writing, their letter should be followed by this format: first sentence should state an opinion, the second should provide reasons to support their opinion followed by examples. 1y
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DianaHerrera To wrap up their letters, the students will need to close their statement that counters the crayons letter. (Red, grey, blue, and pink are four great examples of persuasive writing.) This lesson is on page 9. 1y
DianaHerrera UDL 5.3 works great for this lesson because as students are dramatically reenacting is great practice to support and build their fluency. This activity also integrates speaking, listening, reading/rereading, and writing activities to help build your students fluency as well; ESOL strategy number 16. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #ClassroomLibrary 1y
Thayes1787 This book looks so fun to read with students! I will have to have this in my classroom library! 😊 1y
Erothert This book is hilarious! I like the idea of including a persuasive writing activity 1y
Kaelya This book is so cute! It would be so fun to read to students and have in the library! 1y
Ordonezk I like the concept of using it with a dramatic reenactment or a readers theater, it looks like it would be so much fun. I love the picture too 1y
ERodriguez Love this book , great book that can be adapted to different activities for the class. 1y
RossoS This book was amazing, it was so vivid👍🏼 I really like the debate idea, it would be so fun being able to hear the different points of view that students have. 1y
Gabylaurel10 This picture is so creative!! 1y
DrSpalding What? I love your crayon wreath. Did you make it? Another excellent post. 1y
DrSpalding By the way, I still want your cute colored pencil skirt!😀🖍 1y
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Just a Dream | Chris Van Allsburg
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This science fictional book, Just A Dream by Chris Van Allsburg, has yet to have won an award; however, it would be a great book to LC. A young boy named Walter refuses to pay attention to where he should place the litter into the proper place. He goes to sleep one night and wakes up into an adventure into his future where there is litter everywhere. Walter wakes up with a different mindset towards keeping the environment clean.

DianaHerrera Before the students begin to read, they make predictions in the story to guess what the story will be about (begin with step 2). After the students have read the story, they will be using the eight discussion cards and answer the questions from step 1: think-pair-share. Next, the students will be placed into small groups and set the sorting cards in order from the story. 1y
DianaHerrera Then the students will use a graphic organizer that defines the following terms: air pollution, water pollution, habitat destruction, and waste disposal. The students will go back to sorting events, but this time they will need to sort out environmental issues from the story. One student will flip over one card and read the statement out loud. 1y
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DianaHerrera The teacher will need to ask them under which category it belongs to. As a class, they will give a thumbs up if they agree or a thumbs down if they disagree. If a card does not fit into a category (because some actually do not) then they can create their own category for those. Each student is, of course, going to take turns picking up a card and participating in the game. 1y
DianaHerrera UDL 2.1 is important for this lesson because students are to understand the different terms to help clarify the definition and symbols. ESOL 44: Students are to focus on their thinking skills which is to make predictions, categorize, classify and report the sequence of events from the story. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 ♻️🛌 1y
DrSpalding I am so glad that you selected this book. I think it is a wonderful book for performing the activities you included here. What a great idea to use a graphic organizer to learn more about the high level vocabulary in this book! 1y
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This modern fantasy book, A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni, has yet to have won an award; however, it is a great book to S to your students. There are many different kinds of animals who have a color of their own, except for chameleons. Throughout this book you will get to know the story of a chameleon who just wanted to have one color to call his own🦎

DianaHerrera First and for most, the teacher will introduce the book to the students and they will predict what the story will be about. Next, the teacher will read the book to the students as they observe the blending of the colors with the pictures. 1y
DianaHerrera The teacher will ask questions that pertain to the story and then the students will divide the class into small groups. In their groups they will be given whipped cream that already has food coloring (red, blue, yellow). Students will be mixing two primary colors to make one secondary color. For example, red + yellow = orange; red + blue = purple; blue + yellow = green. 1y
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DianaHerrera The teacher will bring the class together to discuss as to how the colors mix and the differences between them. Next the students will illustrate and write about the story in order in their journals. This can be drawn in a flow chart, like a comic strip, etc. They get to choose as long as they draw illustrations with their writing. 1y
DianaHerrera UDL 3.3 goes great with this book because students will use the information process with visualizations. It is also important to read the story slow and redundant for early learning students (ESOL strategy number 14). #UCFLAE3414SuB18 (edited) 1y
Erothert Such a cute book! Glad you shared it for your storytelling. I also like the lesson you linked! 1y
Kaelya So cute!! And your storytelling of this was great and engaging! 1y
DrSpalding Of course this makes a wonderful storytelling! You did a lovely job. How fun to use whipped cream and food coloring… Try this with kindergarten or first grade students as a fun Friday project. 1y
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This nonfiction book, Tuesday Tucks Me In by Luis Montalván and Bret Witter, won the Best Nonfiction Children‘s Book in 2014 and would be a good LC book. Luis came home after serving for his country and everything that was once a routine scared him, until he met a furry friend named Tuesday. Tuesday gives Luis company during the busy days they have together, but with all of the work comes leisure?? #DogLover #CuteBook

DianaHerrera In their LC groups the students will read the book and list the things that a service dog does in the story (example: picks up items). The students will next list the things a therapy dog does from the story (example: provides comfort). Students will discuss amongst themselves and describe the differences between the two and how it can be paired with people. 1y
DianaHerrera When they are done, they can create a Venn-diagram, which I would recommend instead of listing, to compare and contrast between service and therapy dogs. If the students have extra time, they can draw pictures and decorate their flip chart to be displayed. 1y
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DianaHerrera UDL 3.1: Students will use what they know to help compare that to the new information they learn in this activity about service/therapy dogs. EL 30: The instructor will encourage the students to use Venn-diagrams and drawings as aids to identify the differences between service dogs and therapy dogs. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
AmyPerezCubas Such a cute picture!!! And the book looks great. Great post listing the activities you can do with your classroom! 1y
emilybanne Seems like an awesome book to have in the classroom! I love the UDL 3.1. Cute picture! 1y
prissy.mooney This sounds like such a cute book! I think it‘d be great to have in any classroom! 1y
Gabylaurel10 This seems like a really good book! You could even have therapy dogs come into class so they can explain why they help so much! 1y
RossoS Sounds like a wonderful book to share with students! This book would be great to show students a non fiction text presented in a different way. I really liked the resource you provided which has students using the text to compare and contrast device dogs vs. therapy dogs. Great choice! 1y
DianaHerrera Thank you everyone! 😊 1y
DrSpalding Your picture is adorable! 3.1 works perfectly as does EL 30. Nice alignment. 1y
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The Sandwich Swap | Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah,, Kelly S. DiPucchio
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This realistic fiction book, The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania, won the California Young Readers Medal Nominee for Primary (2013) and would be a great book for students to PR. Lily and Salma are best friends who always eat lunch together at school. Lily eats PB&J sandwiches and Salma eats hummus and pita. Lily couldn‘t help, but say Salma‘s sandwich looked kind of yuck. Salma did not like Lily‘s either… until one day they finally agreed to try it.

DianaHerrera In the link above is a lesson plan that helps students be introduced in diversity and have diverse conversations. Before the students begin to read, they should be reviewed by the vocabulary words they encounter as they read. Next, the students are to go over the predictions they might have just by looking at the cover of the book. 1y
DianaHerrera The students will begin reading and after they read with their shoulder partner they will answer some H.O.T questions. 1y
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DianaHerrera UDL 2.1 would be important for this lesson because students are to understand the vocabulary words/symbols for clarification. Using preview activities prior to the reading helps students understand what can happen to the story and help them look forward to the reading; the review activity helps the instructor see if the students have understood the story (EL 13). #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #CuteBook #MustRead (edited) 1y
DrSpalding Your posts are detailed and well written Diana. Keep up the great work! Love the additional hashtags. 1y
Gabylaurel10 This book looks so interesting to teach about cultures! 1y
emilybanne That seems like such a cute book! I love the partner read for this selection. I love the diverse conversations they will have as well. 1y
DrSpalding #MustRead ... I love it! Anything that can assist you in effectively having conversations about the importance of appreciating diversity is a wonderful resource. (edited) 1y
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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This historical fiction book, One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, won the Coretta Scott King award and would be a great book to PR. Delphine, Fern, and Vonetta are three strong and independent girls who travel across the U.S to meet their birth mother who had abandoned them. However, their time was nothing like they expected it to be.

DianaHerrera The link above provides many different lessons to choose from which is great since your students are going to work with a partner before, during, and after the reading. Each pair can do a different activity so that when it comes to bringing the class together to discuss the book, everyone has different information they can share. 1y
DianaHerrera The one that stood out to me the most was the second lesson. The students are to explain as to why chapter 3 is titled “Secret Agent Mother” and if the title goes well with the chapter. They will have to explain in detail the way the girls perceived Cecile and compare and contrast two or more characters in the story. 1y
DianaHerrera UDL 3.2 goes well with this lesson because students are to highlight and notice the different patterns, critical features, and relationships that goes on through the story. EL 9 is very important because since this is a novel, it would be a great idea for students to take notes as they read the story👭 #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
DrSpalding I‘m glad you enjoyed this book. You found some very different resources with effective lesson ideas. Well done. 1y
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Holes | Louis Sachar
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This realistic fictional book, Holes written by Louis Sachar, won the National Book award and would be a RA that everyone would enjoy. This book is about a young man named Stanley Yelnats IV who takes a trip to Camp Green Lake. This campsite; however, is not like any other campsite you could be familiar with. He arrives without the knowledge of what exactly he would be doing, digging holes.

DianaHerrera This Character Map on this website is an activity you can do with your 4th/5th grade students. This website provides everything! A teacher guide, templates of the layouts students can choose from, tips on how to complete the activity, H.O.T questions, vocabulary, CCSS, rubric, and so much more. The activity I loved the most is the Character Map. 1y
DianaHerrera I stated earlier, the website already provides the template so all you need to do is make many copies of the different characters from the story. The students can choose the character they loved the most or simply want to learn more about. They place the character in the center of the layout (map) and in the blanks they will write in complete sentences about the things that character did in the book. 1y
DianaHerrera UDL 1.1 goes hand in hand with this story would be to provide multiple means of representation because the students are to customize their own way of displaying the information on the maps. Showing students how to use graphic organizers (layouts from the lesson) can help retain information they need from the story into their long term memory (EL #7). #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
DrSpalding Character maps truly help students understand characterization. Good choice. 1y
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Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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This realistic fictional book, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, won the Notable Children‘s Book award and would be an excellent book for IR. It‘s a new school year and Jess is known for the fastest runner in the fifth grade. Until a new student, Leslie, who surpasses him. Shortly after they become close friends and create their own magical world they call, Terabithia. Jess wakes up to some dreadful news about his good friend Leslie🏡

DianaHerrera There are various lessons/sessions that are split into six days. The first session would be to introduce the book to the class and tell them they will read this book independently and complete the readings and assignments by the end of the week. The students are to make predictions for what the book can be about and answer the questions in letters A, B, C, and D. 1y
DianaHerrera Session two and three would be about the discussions they will have in class as a whole or even in small groups to make sure they are on track for their reading. Session four will be that the students are to share any questions they have during the reading so far and answering the questions in small groups. 1y
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DianaHerrera I would skip session five and go straight to six because I like the worksheet that is provided than the index card activity. The worksheet is basically students filling in the lines for how they define the words friendship, what makes a good friend is ___, a good friend never does___, etc. There is also an extension to this lesson along with an assessment. 1y
DianaHerrera UDL 3.2 and 6.1: the instructor should guide the appropriate goals to have students understand features, highlights, and relationships/friendships in the story. Reinforcing the key ideas you present again and again would be a great idea for students to understand the main points in the story (EL 15). #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
DrSpalding Such a sad story in the end. It‘s true that you could have multiple lessons during the reading of this award winner! 1y
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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This modern fantasy book, Charlotte‘s Web by E. B. White, won the Newbery Honor award and would be a great S book. It tells a story about a friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte. Wilbur is a pig in distress due to the fact that he is growing larger and not growing thinner. If he continues, it can lead him to death. That is when Charlotte helps him save his life and becomes the world‘s best pig.

DianaHerrera This link explains many different activities to do with your students such as a class field trip to the local farm/zoo! How fun would that be? The students are to take pictures and write down the sights and sounds of the farm. (edited) 1y
DianaHerrera It says that after the trip they come back and put together a scrap book, but what I think would be best is to do this the following day to print out all of the photos and have the students share one with a friend and do a mini partner project. They can share the things they have learned from the animal they chose with their partner and give them a copy. Together as a class then will come together and make a scrapbook full of memories. 1y
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DianaHerrera EL strategies that would include in this activity would be number 16: integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities to guide information and visualization (UDL 3.3). #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
DianaHerrera **Edit: I would change the teaching strategy “Storytelling” to “Read Aloud.” I didn‘t know that storytelling meant that it was to memorize the book and tell the story until we did our own during class🙂** (edited) 1y
DrSpalding Definitely read aloud or literature circles. Thank you for the edit! 1y
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This modern fantasy book, Creepy Carrots written by Aaron Reynolds, won the Caldecott Honor award and would be a great RA book. Jasper Rabbit goes around eating carrots, especially at the Crackenhopper Field. He eats them on the way to school, on the way to little league, and back home until he notices the carrots creep up behind him. He feels like they are haunting him down🐰🥕

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DianaHerrera In the link above you will find a list of H.O.T questions that you can ask your students before, during, and after reading. Asking questions during the reading has students make connections, conversations, and predictions to the story. If students have questions about a word means, you can review it after the reading along with the other vocabulary words that are listed. 1y
DianaHerrera UDL 2.1 and 6.1 connects to one another because vocabulary words are going to be clarified to be able to meet the appropriate goal for this lesson. Promoting cooperation (EL 2) encourages self-talk (EL 3) which is what this lesson is all about. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #ClassroomLibrary #FavoriteBook 1y
GGallegos I love the H.O.T questions link! I think it is a wonderful resource to have and works really well with the book. 1y
DrSpalding Fantastic Post! This is exactly what it should look like. What a wonderful resource! 1y
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Frederick | Leo Lionni
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This traditional literature, Frederick by Leo Lionni, won the Caldecott Honor award and it would be a simple book to GR. This book is about Frederick and his family getting ready to prepare themselves for the winter. But Frederick collects something different such as, the sun, colors of the rainbow and words. When the family didn‘t have anything to share or to say, Frederick shares the words and things he collected to lift their spirits.

DianaHerrera https://study.com/academy/lesson/frederick-by-leo-lionni-lesson-plan.html The lesson in the link above is short and simple. The instructor is to read the book to the class and pause to ask higher order thinking questions during the reading. For the activity the students will fold a piece of white printer paper horizontally and vertically. This will then create four squares. (edited) 1y
DianaHerrera In the first box the student will illustrate a cover of the book of anything they wish to draw and write the title, author, and their name as the illustrator. In the second box, the students will write “In the beginning ___” and fill in the blank and then they should draw a picture that goes with the sentence. In the third box, the students will write “Next, ___” and fill in the blank and draw a picture again. 1y
DianaHerrera In the last box, the student will write “Finally, ___” filling in the blank and drawing a picture. The students can share to their shoulder partner or with the class. 1y
DianaHerrera The UDL that best corresponds to this book would be 2.2 which is to clarify syntax and structure of the story. The EL strategies that would include in this lesson would be number 16 – integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. EL numbers 6, 11, and 22. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
DrSpalding What a wonderful way to have them understand the plot of the story. Another excellent post. 1y
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Green Eggs and Ham | Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel
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This modern fantasy book, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, won the Pulitzer Prize award (1984) and it would be a great SR book. This infamous book has a character named Sam-I-Am who constantly asks his unnamed friend if he likes to eat green eggs and ham here or there, basically anywhere! But his friend refuses to try until Sam suggests he should try them and he shall go away.

DianaHerrera The lesson from the link above has to be one of my favorites thus far. First you should read Green Eggs and Ham to the class. As you are reading, focus on the words that rhyme with the class and list them on the board. After placing the students in small groups, it is their job to work as a team to think of different places where they can read a book. After several minutes bring the class back together and record the ideas as a class. (edited) 1y
DianaHerrera Next, the students will create their own book (in their groups) of places they can read with words that rhyme. For example, “I can read in the hall, I can read at the mall.” The destinations they choose is up to their imagination. After their book is complete, each person in every group will draw a picture and title of the cover of their book. 1y
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DianaHerrera The UDL that goes with this lesson would be 6.1 – guide appropriate goal-setting which is to help students understand the similarities of words that have a rhythm to it. An EL strategy that would go with this lesson would be number 20: list the most important words, in this case rhyming words, and phrases from Green Eggs and Ham you would use during your presentation on the transparency/chalkboard. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #DrSeuss #ChildhoodMemories (edited) 1y
prissy.mooney I absolutely loved this book (and still do). I love to make green eggs and ham for my kids every year on Dr. Seuss day, and teach them all about rhyming and to stay true to who they really are. I love the idea of them making their own books! 1y
GGallegos This was one of my favorites growing up!!! I remember in 1st grade actually making green eggs and ham in class. It is a great book!🍳 1y
DrSpalding You are receiving nice feedback from your peers! I too have made green eggs and ham! Once they get over the color, they love it. 1y
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This traditional literature book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle, won the American Institute of Graphic Arts award and it would be a fantastic book to CR. This book follows the life of a caterpillar as he eats his way out until he is big enough to form into a cocoon and into a beautiful butterfly. It teaches students how to count the days of the week and how many fruits he ate on that particular day.

DianaHerrera One activity that stood out the most to me was the phonics lesson. Teaching phonics becomes tricky when students need to know how to pronounce words correctly and knowing the differences between the words that almost sound the same. Make or write the following letters on each (index) card: a, p, p, s, o, c, i, p, s, s, l, s, c, w. 1y
DianaHerrera These letters are from the different kinds of foods the caterpillar eats after each day. To make it a little more challenging you can place the letters in a blue pocket chart while everyone is saying the sound out loud. After they have read the sounds out loud, each student can take a turn and place the correct food item that best matches the letter of the given sound. 1y
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DianaHerrera The UDL that best corresponds to this lesson would be 5.3: this UDL helps students build their fluency with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. The EL strategies that go along with this lesson would be number 14 which is to simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. Providing enough time for those ESOL/ELL students to answer is another important idea we should have in mind (EL 22). #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #ChildhoodBook (edited) 1y
prissy.mooney I absolutely love this book! This was one of my favorites, as well as my younger brothers‘ favorites! There is so much that can be taught through the book that it‘s incredible! Definitely a must have! 1y
ERodriguez I love this book ,It has great colorful illustrations. My children read it ,long time ago 😊.I‘m happy to see that teachers still have the book in their classrooms library Great activity for the class to match sounds with the food using index cards. (edited) 1y
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I Need My Monster | Amanda Noll
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This modern fantasy book, I Need My Monster written by Amanda Noll, won the Georgia Picture Story Book award and it would be a good way to GR to your students. The theme of this book would be humorous, imagination and night frights. Ethan is a little boy who goes to sleep every night knowing he has a monster, named Gabe, underneath his bed. Before going to sleep he finds a note that says he has gone fishing. Ethan did not know what to do next.

DianaHerrera He meets different kinds monsters along the way that can make all the kids laugh and shiver in a positive way. Will Gabe come back? I guess you‘ll have to read to find out. https://www.empoweringwriters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Seasonal-Lesson-I-N... (edited) 1y
DianaHerrera One activity I would do with my students is to ask them questions about the story first. I would ask what the story would be about and why is it that they think that way. I would look over the pictures with them then read the story to them. Students work best in small groups so this is why I chose guided reading for this book. Students will pay attention to the details of the characters, problem in the story and to find the solution. 1y
DianaHerrera Next thing to do would be to have an example of your own to show students how they can create their own monsters with detail! Imagination is key. The UDL principle 3.3 that best fits this book is to guide information processing and visualization to help build comprehension. EL 2 would be a great strategy to go with this book because students work great together in small groups. In addition to EL 6, 8, and 22. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #INeedMyMonster (edited) 1y
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prissy.mooney I think your activities would be great! Imagination and choice is key! I‘d love to see all the monsters my students came up with 1y
DianaHerrera @prissy.mooney thank you! I hope you add this book to your classroom library because I enjoyed reading this one🙂 1y
Gabylaurel10 This book looks like a fun read! I think a good time to read it would be during Halloween! I also love the activity you thought of! You can hang the students monsters around the room to show off their crafts! 1y
Thayes1787 This seems like such an interesting book! This would be a great book for visualization for students and to do a guided reading as well! It‘s also a great way to get a students to talk about what they would do if they were in the same situation. 1y
DianaHerrera @Gabylaurel10 I love anything artsy! I try to incorporate art as much as I can in all of my lessons because kids love arts and crafts. As much as I love doing them, I learned to love teaching them more. 1y
DianaHerrera @Thayes1787 yes! It is such a cute book I bought several months ago for a different lesson plan but I love that I got to do something different with it and use other resources to come up with a whole new lesson. 🙂 1y
DrSpalding We used this as a sample. Great job starting this project as soon as it was presented in class. Not being a procrastinator is an important part of teaching. 1y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This realistic fictional book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, won the number one NY Bestseller award and would be a great book to RA. The theme of this book teaches students about friendship, family, and strength. Auggie has been homeschooled due to his health issues, but when he turned 10 his parents placed him in a public school for the first time. He struggles to make friends, but Jack saw who he was on the inside. A sweet and humorous little boy.

DianaHerrera (The link above provides great activities to do before, during, and after the reading). During the reading I would suggest to make diagrams of each chapter and compare the relationship they have with Auggie. After the reading, the students can write a letter to a character that effected them the most. The letter will consist of the feelings they have felt and any advice they have for them. Next they will share what they wrote to their peers. 1y
DianaHerrera UDL principle 3.2 would tie in with this activity to highlight patterns, critical features, and relationship to encourage self-talk and understand the use of diagrams of those relationships during the reading. EL 9 and 30 make a great match because taking notes in writing or even by drawing pictures aids to identifying concepts and seeing the differences in relationships in their own way to understand the book. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 #Wonder #RJPalacio (edited) 1y
GGallegos I've read this book and I love it! It is so good to teach acceptance and relationships. 1y
DianaHerrera @GGallegos I couldn‘t agree more! I love this book and watching the movie a few months ago made me love it even more. 1y
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