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Elizabethhunt96

Elizabethhunt96

Joined June 2017

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Elizabethhunt96
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Just finished reading my free book from Dr. Spalding! It's a very cute RF kids novel book that's similar in structure to Magic Tree House, Junie B Jones, etc. Alfie is an African American kid going into second grade. The story tackles having a male teacher, and the nerves that come with a new school year. I was surprised that the book doesn't come out until Fall 2017! I'm feel lucky I got to read it early! I recommend this! #ucflae3414su17

DrSpalding Yeah! It's brand new! Adding to my stack! So proud of you @Elizabethhunt96 ❤️📚 5y
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The Dark | Jon Klassen, Lemony Snicket
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This F is a cute book for kids who are scared of the dark. The illustrations are engaging and so is the way Snicket writes. I was surprised to see a Snicket and Klassen collaboration and I knew I had to read this. Here's an article of an interview with Snicket talking about the book: http://www.npr.org/2013/06/19/193501924/dead-pan-humor-and-childhood-fears-colli... #ucflae3414su17

DrSpalding Not only is your NPR resource a good choice but the fact that you recognized both author and illustrator as quality authors you have learned about in class is FABULOUS! 5y
Steph_Castro Thanks for sharing this book! I would really like to read it 5y
gracemccleskey Wow what a cool find! This looks like a great book to look out for in stores 5y
Angiepuc This seems like a great book that could help a lot of kids! 5y
casandraopont @Elizabethhunt96 I absolutely love Lemony Snicket! It's nice to see some of his work outside of the series. Knowing his voice this is definitely going to be a Whimsical read. Thank you for the exposure. 5y
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Leave Me Alone | Vera Brosgol
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THIS BOOK IS HILARIOUS. Leave Me Alone is a F about an old women who just wants some peace. I'm sure this book is super relatable to a lot of people, and in the classroom, shy kids will probably like this. The book is a 2017 Caldecott Honor Book. Here's the author talking about the moment she found out: https://youtu.be/C1Uu2uxHtEk #ucflae3414su17

DrSpalding Neat video and fun book. Would it make a good storytelling @Elizabethhunt96? 5y
Elizabethhunt96 I think it would! 😄😄 5y
gracemccleskey What a cute video and how fun this must book must be! I'll have to look out for it 5y
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Josefina | Jeanette Winter
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Josefina is a great B! It's a cool way to incorporate diversity into the classroom because it has some Spanish in it. Also, it counts 1-10 so it's great for small kids learning their numbers! Here's a video from YouTube of Josefina and her family's art: https://youtu.be/HGMArOU8xC8 #ucflae3414su17

StephanieP I love how it creates diversity for the classroom while telling a great tale. A great read after lunch or even diversity week at the school! #UCFLAE3414su17 5y
DrSpalding The pottery is beautiful! Be careful that all of the video is appropriate for viewing when selecting a resource for students. This meets the A for Arts in STEAM! 5y
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Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice, is a fun SF book in the Skippyjon Jones series. This is a great book to use with students who are Spanish speakers as well and to teach some Spanish vocabulary. Here's an activity from RWT that includes outer space: http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/activities-projects/b... #ucflae3414su17

tfundora I love these skippyjonjones books! Defiantly a good read. Great resources 5y
Kennedys I've been wanting to read some of the Skippyjonjones books! Adding to my stack! 5y
DrSpalding I think of this as more F than SF but ok! Great character! 5y
StephanieP This is a very fun book! I can definitely see students being engaged and involved while you read aloud to them! 5y
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The Butterfly | Patricia Polacco
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The Butterfly, a HF taking place in France during Nazi Germany is surprisingly a very happy story happening in a dark time. I don't want to share too much of the plot, but it intrigued me even as an adult! Here's a lesson plain that goes with this book: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-1-2/... #ucflae3414su17

Diana_S It already sounds interesting! The concept of happiness in dark times is beautiful. 5y
Ashleywwolfe Ooohh I see this as a social studies companion! Sounds engaging for everyone too! 5y
Jerricajay Love the journaling idea from your resources! Could share their journal thoughts in small groups 5y
StefanieS Love the activity you found to go along with this book, seems interesting since you said it was happy during such a dark time. 5y
DrSpalding We need to use quality HF like this to teach SS and ELA! It's so important! 5y
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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Finding Winnie, a B about Winnie the Pooh's origins is adorable! I had my friend read it aloud to me and it was a very fun and cute book. Children who like Winnie the Pooh will definitely love this. Also, there's a lot of great vocabulary in the book. In the back are some pictures of Winnie herself! Here's an interview with the author: https://youtu.be/zdTUrxuaUfk #ucflae3414su17

Elizabethhunt96 Also, another person connection, I got to "hang out" with Winnie the Pooh when I worked at Disney last year! He was best! ❤️ 5y
DrSpalding Friends reading aloud to each other; this warmed my ❤️! 5y
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Stargirl | Jerry Spinelli
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Stargirl, a RF novel by Jerry Spinelli is definitely an interesting read! The book is about how your actions impact others. The end of the book really makes you think. Also, in the back of the book there's literature circle questions you could use in a class! Here's a teaching guide that goes along with the book: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/171194/stargirl-by-jerry-spinelli/978044... #ucflae3414su17

melissaallam This sounds interesting! What grade level does this book seem appropriate for? 5y
Elizabethhunt96 I would say later elementary (4th/5th grade) up to older kids 5y
Ashleywwolfe I've never heard of this book but sounds so great for the age group you listed! Middle schoolers and upper elementary need more books on consequences of actions- and I like the fact that it is featuring females as a main character. Adding to my stack! 5y
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DrSpalding I haven't read this one but would like to. Most of his books are more appropriate for the intermediate grades. 5y
Diana_S This is a perfect book for students and adults alike! People don't think about how their actions are going to affect others, or even them selves. 5y
StefanieS I remember reading this book in 5th grade, story with consequence and how it affects each other. Students in intermediate grades should totally read this book. 5y
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Redwoods | Jason Chin
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Redwoods, a NF by Jason Chin, is a bit wordy and long to be engaging. However, the illustrations are AMAZING and really tell a unique story! Here's a video from NatGeo about redwoods: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/videos/the-redwoods/ #ucflae3414su17

DrSpalding Interesting topic. Some NF is not meant to be read start to finish. You can dip in and dip out for the information you want to share. Don't forget the #. 5y
melissaallam I was thinking the same thing as @DrSpalding. Maybe you could choose a few pages to read and have the book available for students who are interested to read the remainder independently. 5y
Ashleywwolfe I agree with @melissaallam , if the illustrations are fab- use it where you think the children will connect! Plus, what one of us is not-impressed with, another adores ;) 5y
Chanelamber I haven't read this one; however, I am not a fan of wordy children's books - not saying that they aren't good to expose children to, but I typically like books with 2-4 sentence and lots of great illustration! 5y
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Owen | Kevin Henkes
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Owen, a F Caldecott Winner by Kevin Henkes, is an adorable story about comfort items. I could definitely relate and connect with this story, and it really reminded me of my sister. The story is about Owen, and his blanket fuzzy, and learning how to grow up, let go, and hold on. Here's a teaching guide direct from Kevin Henkes' website: http://www.kevinhenkes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/World-of-Kevin-Henkes-2011... #ucflae3414su17

DrSpalding Text to self connections abound with stories like this one. While it is a F selection, the plot is relatable. Excellent job citing the author's site for activities related to this award winner! 5y
StephanieP I really like how you connected the book to yourself. A lot of people tend to forget that even though there are children's books, we can still connect to them! 5y
tfundora Kevin Henkes books will always be one of my favorites! One of my favorites from him is "Julian baby of the world!" Is one of my favorites!! 5y
Ashleywwolfe Kevin Henkes books, particularly Owen and Chrysanthemum are classics in my eyes! And how @DrSpalding said, you kind of forget their mice after a while because they are so unbelievably relatable! 5y
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Just Plain Fancy | Patricia Polacco
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Just Plain Fancy, a RF by Patricia Polacco is set in Amish town, Lancaster. In the book, the young girls find a mysterious egg and raise a beautiful, exciting bird! Nothing plain at all! But by the end of the story the girls realize, plain has different meanings! Here's an article discussing Lancaster's Amish culture and clothing and FAQs: https://lancasterpa.com/amish/amish-people/ #ucflae3414su17

Elizabethhunt96 I also want to mention why I chose this book to read...when I opened up the cover, one of the cars said "Penn State" on it, which is the college I was planning on attending before deciding on UCF. Also, the story takes place in Lancaster,PA which is next to my hometown York. I have driven past Amish buggys before! 5y
DrSpalding Wonderful web compliment to help us better understand the Amish culture. Neat text to self connection shared! This book could meet UCF CCs C1 and C2 for a start. Check them out here: https://diversity.ucf.edu/files/2015/04/21-Cultural-Competencies-With-Levels.pdf 5y
SamanthaPuglisi This is very interesting! I think that a lot of people are unaware of the Amish culture and literature is a great tool to educate students on the Amish lifestyle. 5y
Ashleywwolfe Very cool connections, and while I haven't read the book, I think possibly tying in google earth or something else about location and lifestyle would be a great text to world connection for students! 5y
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Cornelius: A Fable | Leo Lionni
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Cornelius is a TL fable by Leo Lionni. It shares a story on individuality and differences. Others may judge you, but they still want to be you. Here's a lesson plan working with Cornelius and other Leo Lionni books from ReadWriteThink: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/wonder-lionni-inc.... #UCFLAE3414su17

Ashleywwolfe I like your link for comprehension input ideas! I think, even though you feel meh about the book, it would be a good add to a Leo Lionni collection since he is such an acclaimed children's author. (edited) 5y
Kennedys I like how you included resources for this book as well as Leo's other books! 5y
DrSpalding Wonderful peer comments and of course an excellent resource; read write think! 5y
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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She Persisted, a B about 13 American Women who changed the world is an inspirational piece for young women everywhere. Here's an article detailing the background of the book's title and inspiration: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/the-fix/wp/2017... #UCFLAE3414su17

Diana_S I love the art of the book and I love the brief, inspiration summaries of what each women did. I would love to read this to my future class and inspire them to persist. 5y
Kennedys This book is amazing! This is a great lesson for all students on persistence and great women in history. Awesome article, too. :) 5y
Chanelamber I wanted to read this book for the read aloud! This is most definitely a book that I look forward to reading. I believe that this is an amazing book to empower young girls to going against the grain. 5y
DrSpalding There's nothing left to say that your peers haven't said. This is an excellent addition to your classroom library. The background information is valuable and of historical significance! 5y
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