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Burger Boy | Alan Durant
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Burger Boy by Alan Durant and illustrated by Mei Matsuoka, is a cute story about a boy who refuses to eat anything but burgers and his mom warns soon he will turn into one, and to his surprise he does! This MF PB would make for a great RA or even Storytelling. An activity that can be tied to this book can be found here: https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson054.shtml

GroeningsC This can further discussion about health, tying into the lesson of the story!
UDL: 7.2, by relating this book to a lesson about nutrition allows it to become relevant to students everyday life
ESOL: 2, asking students to talk among each other about their favorite foods.
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kradebaugh This looks like such a super cute book. You have a great review of this book. I think I would like to add this book to my library. 1mo
BRaulerson What a great book and fun story that could be super engaging for all students! 1mo
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Camrynm Such a cute book!!! Great resource too. 1mo
sbombasi This sounds like a really great read! Sounds like it can be a good use of diversity of food and the health resource activity you used! 1mo
katiehamlin This book looks so precious! I like how you incorporated ways to teach students about health through your link. 1mo
TristanPool Great lesson to teach kids about healthy eating habits! I‘ll have to look into it for my group of kids as we learn about healthy choices! 1mo
DrSpalding More food and healthy eating habits! This relates to science. 3d
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Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora is a Ezra Jack Keats, Caledecott and Coretta Scott King book award winner. This RF picture book is an amazing story about a Omu and her bowl of stew. This book has an amazing message about sharing that I think would be wonderful for a RA! Discussion questions for this book can be found here: https://thestorybooklady.com/thank-you-omu/

GroeningsC UDL: 7.2, by asking questions that connect the book to the students lives.
ESOL: 22, when asking discussion questions be sure to allow enough wait time for English learners.
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CPettersen I also had this book. I like the UDL you linked to this book. I think this would be a wonderful story to have children connect to their own lives. (edited) 1mo
TristanPool I‘m really interested in reading “Thank You, Omu!” The message is enlightening and such a great way to connect a classroom community. 1mo
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alexblanco I loved this book so much! Your UDL principle aligns really well with the book. 1mo
Alexush I‘ve heard a lot of great things about this book! I definitely want to read it now! 1mo
DrSpalding As you experienced, this does make for a powerful read aloud and this message is one that you want to present to students in your classroom! 3d
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I Won't Eat That | Christopher Silas Neal
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I Wont Eat That by Christopher Silas Neal, is a MF PB about a cat who refuses to eat cat food and goes on a journey asking any animals he can find, what they eat. I would use this book as a RA. This book is a great introduction on what different animals eat and a activity can be found here: https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=60994&lf_id=9

GroeningsC UDL: 7.2, relate the cat being a picky eater to the students life, asking what they like and dislike!
ESOL: 4, before reading this book activate students background knowledge on what different animals eat.
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YesseniaN I love how this can relate to students and wanting or not wanting to try new foods or new things in general 1mo
sbombasi Nice resource in tying in story elements ! The book would be a great read for like you said relate to students life. 1mo
DrSpalding You could read this book right after you read the previous one titled Don‘t Eat That! You have a food theme going! 3d
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Caring for Your Lion | Tammi Sauer
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Caring For Your Lion by Tammi Saur and illustrated by Troy Cummings, is a MF PB about about a boy who gets a pet lion, and follows steps in order to care for him properly. I would use this book as a storytelling activity. Activities that relate to caring for pets can be found here: http://www.scholastic.com/caringforpets/

GroeningsC UDL: 7.3, when preforming the storytelling engage students so they are focused.
ESOL: 2, have students talk in small groups about any pets they have and how they care for them before reading this book.
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BRaulerson I love the picture book you choose! They are so cute and have great background stories that you can create mini lessons or charts on! 1mo
alexblanco This book seems like kids would really enjoy it! You‘re activity fits very well. 1mo
DrSpalding Caring for pets is actually a topic we discuss in social studies as well. Great book and helpful resource from a quality company. 3d
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Don't Eat That | Drew Sheneman
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Dont Eat That by Drew Sheneman, is a MF picture book about a bear who has grown up in a zoo and now is in the wild and finds himself needing the help of a little girl named Gertie. She helps him learn what to eat in order to get her Wildlife Buddy Merit Badge. I would use this book as a RA. An activity that can be used with this book can be found here: https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=62276&lf_id=9

GroeningsC UDL: 7.1 by creating and drawing their own story map.
ESOL: 6, while reading allowed be sure to stop and ask questions about the bear
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Camrynm Looks like a cute book! Story maps are always very beneficial. 1mo
YesseniaN I used the activity of story maps for a handful of my posts! I think it‘s a great way to get comprehension from picture books ! 1mo
DrSpalding Story maps are extremely helpful for students! Not only are they universal design and English learner aids but they also help all students comprehend text. This looks like a great book! Maybe a read aloud before lunch… Ha! 3d
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I Used to Be a Fish | Tom Sullivan
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I Used To Be A Fish by Tom Sullivan, is a story RF, PB about a boy and his version of his own life story, which mirrors the process of human evolution. This book is a good introduction to science for kids! I would use this book as a S. An activity with this book can be found here:

GroeningsC https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/index.html
UDL Principal: 1.3 by offering students a video to watch as an alternative
ESOL: 17, by offering audio and visual aid
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kgarzon That's a really good resource with multiple lesson plans for the book :) 1mo
kradebaugh This looks like such a cute book. I want to read this book 1mo
alexblanco I‘ve read this book before and it is super cute! Good job including different alternatives for video and audio impaired students. 1mo
DrSpalding I like that you were thinking about good books that can help you teach content in other areas. Good books and science go hand-in-hand. 3d
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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The Giving Tree by Shel Silversteain is a P PB about a boy and his love for a tree. The story takes you on a journey through the boy growing up with the tree, and his love for this tree. I would use this book as a PR. An activity for this book can be found here: https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/the-giving-tree-identifying-story-elements...

GroeningsC UDL principal: 1.2 by offering the students to listen to the story
ESOL: 16 by incorporating listening, writing and reading activities
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AlyssaB I did this book as well for one of my posts. I loved reading this book as a kid 1mo
DrSpalding You could definitely partner read the story however you also saw that it makes a good readers theater and possibly a storytelling. 3d
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Swimmy | Leo Lionni
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Swimmy by Leo Lionni, is a Caldecott Award winning F PB. This story is about a little fish who overcomes his fear of the great big ocean, and shows his friends how they can overcome their fears as well. This book would make for a great S or RA. An activity for further discussion can be found here: https://www.learningtogive.org/resources/swimmy-literature-guide

GroeningsC UDL: 3.1, by activating what they know with questions before the read aloud.
ESOL: 5, some vocabulary will need to be reviewed, such as what a “school“ of fish is.
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DrSpalding This is a fantasy picture book that has been on the band book list! It is an award winner and the illustrations are beautiful! Use this as a part of an author study. His work is stellar and children should hear these stories. 3d
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Me . . . Jane | Patrick McDonnell
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Me... Jane by Patrick McDonnell, is a Caldecott award winning B, PB. This book is about the story of a young girl and her love for plants and animals and grows up to be Dr. Jane Goodall. I would use this book as an RA. To further discussion on Jane Goodall one can use this resource: https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/women-who-made-a-difference-tell-a-st...

GroeningsC UDL principal: 7.2 by making connections to the students life based on her accomplishments
ESOL: 14, when executing the read aloud to be sure to be monitoring pace.
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DrSpalding Her story is phenomenal and one that should be shared with young children. Jane is an inspiration. Expand on your resources and universal design/English learner strategies. 3d
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Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Best Lewin, would make a great edition to Elementary Classrooms! This book is a Caldecott Award winner. This is a modern fantasy (F) picture book about cows that find a typewriter in their barn and begin to make demands from the farmer via typed messages. This book would make for a great RA, and can be used with this lesson plan:

GroeningsC https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/58153
UDL Principal: 8.3, by allowing students to work in pairs
ESOL: 2, allowing for collaboration in pairs
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DrSpalding This does make an excellent read aloud. Believe it or not the first time I was exposed to this book was by a middle school social studies teacher that used it to teach about labor forces, strikes, compromise… In a social studies class. Excellent choice. 3d
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No, David! | David Shannon
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No, David! is an RF, Caldecott award winning picture book by David Shannon. This is about a youngboy who finds himself being told "no" for just about everything up until.....
I would use this book as a CR, so students can gain an understanding on how punctuation effects expression. To further discussion: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/no-david-exten...

GroeningsC UDL: 7.1 by creating their own story
ESOL: 16 by using choral reading and writing their own stories.
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ChrisC I really like this book. I find the character to be hilarious even with all the things he does. 2mo
DrSpalding I really like the idea of using quality children‘s literature to assist students with the mechanics of language. 3d
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Prickly Hedgehogs! | Jane McGuinness
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Prickly Hedgehogs! by Jane McGuinness is an informative NF picture book, about the lives of hedgehogs! This book was awarded with the Ezra Jack Keats award. I would use this book as a RA. To further discussion use: https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/level1_sample.pdf
UDL: 9.3, by having students reflect on what they learned
ESOL: 14 when reading this book aloud

DrSpalding Needs a bit more detail. 3d
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The The Little Pigs-An Architectural Tale, is a F picture book written and illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia. In this retelling story the three little pigs, who fill their houses with designs to deter the big bad wolf. This book would make for an excellent RT. To further discussion use this activity: https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/31739

GroeningsC UDL: 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge
ESOL : 2 by having them work in groups!
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DrSpalding Nice job using our department of education resource for teachers. This book puts the E in STEAM. Architecture and engineering along with quality picture books of the traditional literature variant genre… Fantastic! 3d
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver by Louis Lowry is a SF novel, awarded with a Newbery Medal Winner. It is about a boy, Jonas, who lives in a utopian society and finds himself realizing his town isn't as perfect as he thought when he becomes The Receiver of Memory. This book makes for a great shared reading. To further discussion use this: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-p... for grades 6-8.

GroeningsC UDL principal: 3.2 connecting and building relationships about aspects of the book
ESOL: 6, monitoring students as they work on the lesson plan
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DrSpalding Same comments in regards to explaining your resource a bit more. This is such a powerful book and could be used as a literature circle opportunity. 3d
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Leave Me Alone | Vera Brosgol
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LEAVE ME ALONE! by Vera Brosgol, is a 2017 Caldecott Award Winning TL picture book. This is a tale about a grandmother, her giant sack of yarn, and her quest to finisher knitting. This book would make for a great RA or S. To continue discussion with this book use this lesson plan, depending on level! https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=51745&lf_id=9
UDL Principal: 1.1 by creating a fun storytelling activity.

GroeningsC ESOL: 30 by creating a storytelling, using drawings to highlight key parts of the story. 2mo
DrSpalding Adding the award date was not required however is very helpful! Again expand a bit on how you use the resources you have found to implement these books into the classroom. 3d
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Thank You, Mr. Falker | Patricia Polacco
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Thank You Mr.Falker is a RF, picture book written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco. This story is about a young girl who struggles with dsylexia, only to be noticed by one special teacher. I would use this book as an independent read (IR). After independently reading an activity can be found here: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/thank-you-mr-falker-word-search
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GroeningsC UDL principal: 1.1 by showing information about the book in a different way
EL strategy: 13 by using a review activity.
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CPettersen What a great choice! I really love this story! Great work! 2mo
YesseniaN I remember reading this book as a child! Such a great read and good activity. 2mo
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Alexush This seems like a really interesting book. Teachers who are able to recognize a disability and help are amazing! I definitely want to read! 2mo
katiehamlin I love a word search as the activity for this! A fun idea for a really good book! 2mo
JennaMichelleCohn I love books like this that really focus on such important issues. 2mo
Camrynm I loved this book as a child! I think your UDL principal will work great for this book! 2mo
cassandram Sounds like a great book. I also enjoyed your source and how it has leveled passages that relate to the book. What a great to promote inclusion within the classroom. 2mo
JRone Sounds like a good book to read especially with students who might have the same problem. Your UDL principle you chose for the book aligned perfectly! 2mo
DrSpalding This is realistic fiction however it is partially autobiographical as well. This is a powerful story and is an example of a book that should be read aloud to middle grade and up students! 3d
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If You Give A Mouse A Brownie is a modern fantasy (F) written by Laura Numeroff and Illustrated by Felicia Bond. This picture book is about the demands a tiny mouse will make once you give him a brownie. This book makes a great storytelling (s) activity!

GroeningsC UDL principal 5.2 by building your own way of telling the story. EL strategy 6 by monitoring the students building their storytelling, ensuring they comprehend the story.
To further continue this discussion use this lesson plan and mold to this particular book: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/integrating-langu...
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ChrisC This looks like a funny book to read 2mo
DrSpalding We know that these books make for wonderful storytelling opportunities! Excellent resource and again excellent alignment. 3d
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Creepy Carrots is a Caldecott Award winner written by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown and is a modern fantasy(F) picture book. This book is about a bunny named Jasper who LOVES carrots until one day he notices the carrots following him. This book makes for an amazing read aloud, especially around Halloween!

GroeningsC An activity to further discussion can be found here: https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=31958&lf_id=9
UDL strategy: 2.1 clarifying vocabulary before reading aloud.
EL strategy 14, keeping a slow pace while reading to ensure comprehension.
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DrSpalding Expand a bit on the helpful resources you have attached. How would you use them in your classroom? 3d
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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This HF novel, One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, makes for an amazing LC novel allowing for great discussions. It has won numerous awards, including the Scott O'Dell Award. It is about three sisters who travel to Oakland to spend their summer with their mother who had left them. They realize their mom is nothing they imagined her to be and their summer is not going to be spent at Disney but with the Black Panthers.

GroeningsC An activity to further discussion can be found here: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/videos/teaching-content/one-crazy-summer-boo.... This should be shown before beginning lit circles to promote interest in reading.
UDL principal 7.1 Optimize relevance, value and authenticity by showing this video and gaining interest.
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DrSpalding This is historical fiction at its best Caroline! Scholastic, being the largest publisher of children‘s books, is a high-quality resource to turn to. Book trailers make for wonderful hooks! 3d
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Two Bad Ants | Chris Van Allsburg
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#UCFLAE3414F19 Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allburg, would make a great edition to any Elementary Classroom. This modern fantasy (F) picture book is about two ants who decide to break away from the colony for a day and find themselves getting into trouble. In the end the ants learn their lesson about misbehaving and return back to the colony. This book would make for RA for teaching a lesson about following directions or point of view!

GroeningsC An activity to further discussion on the book can be found here: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/teaching-point-vi...
UDL principal (7.1) optimize individual choice and autonomy by allowing students to create their own ant story with EL 2 promote cooperation by having working in pairs to analyze the text.
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Camrynm Great post! This book would be a great book to have in an elementary classroom to teach the students about behaving well! 2mo
DrSpalding Quality resource, quality book and nice alignment to universal design and English learner strategies. Great start. 3d
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