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Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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Gingerbread Christmas written and illustrated by Jan Brett is TL that would be a great RA. This is about Gingerbread Baby wanting a sing in his Gingerbread Band. The little boy Matti tells him he doesn‘t have a band. Matti decides to bake some Gingerbread Instruments for him; he bakes them, frosts them, and takes them to town to perform. The villagers are spelled bound by the beautiful music the animals even start to do the animal waltz.

HNager A little girl, figures out they are real gingerbread and she wants one to eat, then the rest of the villagers wanted to eat them to. The Gingerbread Baby thinks quickly and sings a soft song until all the instruments are off stage and hidden in snow by Matti. Gingerbread Baby then says” I‘m a Gingerbread baby just try to catch me!” He runs off stage and hides, the villagers chase after him but he ran to fast and hid to well. 5y
HNager The EL I would use is 20 list important words as they do talk about specific instruments. And the UDL is 2.1 to clarify vocabulary and symbols. Lesson Plans, Activities, and theme units: http://themes.atozteacherstuff.com/448/gingerbread-activities-lesson-plans-and-t... #ucflae3414f17 5y
JocelynNolton This would be a perfect book to read to kids around the Holidays! 5y
Dbenford I loved this book, my teacher would always read this to the class during this time of year when I was in elementary school. The lesson plan you found looks so much fun😊 great job! 5y
AshleyAA This book looks lovely!! I think this is great option for a lesson, students will be super engaged, especially with the holidays around a the corner!! 5y
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The Pout-Pout Fish | Deborah Diesen
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The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Dieson and illustrated by Dan Hanna is a TL that would be great for a RT. This was a New York Times Bestseller. The book starts off with a gloomy Pout-Pout Fish; the spreads gloom wherever he goes. He repeats himself with each sea creature that he meets, “I‘m a pout-pout fish, with a pout-pout face, So I spread the dreary-wearies all over the place.” It wasn‘t until he met a silent silver shimmer, that gives him a

HNager kiss did his mood change. He became a kiss-kiss fish. He then goes around and smooches all the creatures. The EL I would use is 8, use direct instructions, the UDL is 2.4 promote understanding across languages. Teacher Resources and Activities: http://poutpoutfish.com/teacher-resources/ #ucflae3414f17 5y
AshleyAA This book sounds absolutely adorable!! Resource is great! I think it would also make an excellent choice for choral reading! I‘ll definitely be adding this to my ‘must buy list‘. 5y
DrSpalding Love the plush! 5y
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Froggy Eats Out | Jonathan London
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Froggy Eats Out by Jonathan London and illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz , is a F, that would be a great RA. This is a fun book to read out loud to young students. The sounds Froggy makes are funny. Froggy parents decided to go out for a fancy dinner for their anniversary; they make Froggy get all dressed up and act nicely, but no matter how much Froggy tries to act good, he can‘t stop fidgeting and breaks his water glass. Then he sees Frogilina

HNager across the restaurant and is embarrassed, he pulls on the table cloth and his spaghetti and fly sauce land on his head. His parents and him decided to leap frog out of the restaurant and go to a normal restaurant were they ate burgers and flies. The UDL is 3.1 I would activate background knowledge of what is a fancy restaurant and how does one behave. 5y
HNager The EL 4 linking the lesson topic to student‘s prior knowledge. Activities for most of the Froggy series books: http://hensonsfirstgrade.blogspot.com/2017/03/froggy-storiesauthor-jonathan-lond... #ucflae3414f17 5y
Beths Funny books are the best. I never heard of this one but I am definitely interested in reading it now. 5y
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly written and illustrated by Simms Taback is TL, which would be great for S. The illustrations for this book won the Caldecott Medal. This lady swallows a fly, I don‘t know why she swallowed, and perhaps she‘ll die. She then decides to swallow the spider to catch the fly; she keeps going to larger animals until she reaches the horse. Once she swallowed the horse, of course she died.

HNager At the end it has cute little moral. This is a great sequence and rhyming book that flows. The EL 14 simplify and slow my speech so the students can also read the story, the UDL 5.3 build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. Lesson plan on reading with fluency: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/there-was-old-... #ucflae3414f17 5y
kkidwell This will always be a good story for children to read. I like that your link is a lesson plan specifically for this text. That can be difficult to come across. I also like the idea to create an alternative ending to the story. I feel as if this really allows for students to express there creative and imaginative side in the classroom. 5y
kenyanellie This book is such a classic and could be a great storytelling or readers theater! Your resource has so many great ideas! 5y
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh | HSP, Robert C. O'Brien
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien and illustrations by Zena Bernstein is SF, that is a great LC. This is about mice, most were part of experiments in the NIMH Lab. Mrs. Frisby lives on the farm but needs to move because of Dragon the Farmer‘s Cat and her son is sick. She learns about her husband who was part of the NIMH, and about how they were injected with stuff to speed up their process. She is caught by the farmer‘s son

HNager well she is poisoning Dragon‘s food. She over hears how men from the NIMH is coming to gather up the mice and bring them back to the lab. She escapes and tells the other mice of the plans. The mice decided to trick the guys from NIMH and go live on their own and be self-sufficient. They all succeed with what they wanted to do. 5y
HNager The EL 30 would be great with all the characters; this encourages use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. The UDL is 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge that is needed. Lesson Plan and Activates: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-3-5/66266-rats-of-nimh-tea... #ucflae3414f17 5y
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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The Polar Express is written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg is a F, that would be a great RA or IR. This is my favorite story to ready during Christmas time, as it shows hope and belief in something that one cannot see. The story is about Christmas train that appears out of nowhere and children hope aboard. They head to the North Pole and there Santa will choose one child to have the first present of Christmas. The boy is chosen, he only

HNager wants one silver bell from the harness of the reindeer. He is granted his Christmas wish, he places it in his pocket, but soon discovers he has hole in the pocket. Santa returns the bell as a form of a present under his tree, only those who believe can hear the bell. As time goes on less and less of the boy‘s friends can hear the bell. 5y
HNager The EL I would use is 14 by simplifying my speech and talking slower. The UDL 8.3 foster collaboration and community by having them work together on the lesson. Lesson Plans of Retelling the story: http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/thepolarexpress/tg/polar.shtmlhickl... #ucflae3414f17 5y
kenyanellie such a classic story that is perfect for the holidays! love the lesson plan as well 5y
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The Magic Straw Hat | Karen Jonice Bricker
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The Magic Straw Hat by Karen Jonice Bricker and illustrated by Valerie Bouthyette, is TL that I would use as a LC, this has won the Purple Dragonfly Book Award. This book is about a magic straw hat that came over from Ireland with Caitie‘s Great-Grandmother, it was thought to be magical. The book talks about the ups and down the Great-Grandmother had in America and go over the ups and down that Caitie have that day when her hat blows away and

HNager no one can catch it. She does not want to tell her Grandmother that she lost her prize possession, the straw hat. The hat lands in her Grandmother‘s neighbor‘s garden that hasn‘t bloomed in a long time. As she lift up the hat new crocus has bloomed in the garden. This makes the neighbor happy and Caitie happy as the straw hat is magical after all. 5y
HNager The EL is 32 use students pairs for team learning to complete the assignment, the UDL is 3.2 highlight patterns, big ideas, and relationships. Activity on a unit for Folk Lore and Fables: http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/02/lp279-02.shtml . #ucflae3414f17 5y
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The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugne Trivizas and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury is a TL, that would be great as a RT, it won Parents' Choice Gold Award. This is a great book that reversed the telling of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. The Big Bad Pig manages to break the first two houses that the wolves built together, but the third house was built of flowers each side a different kind, the Pig started to blow but was

HNager but was stop by the beautiful smell. That smell changed the Pig. The Pig and the three wolves all became friends. The EL I would use is 16 integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing into an activity. The UDL is 2.5 illustrate through multiple media. RT script: www.timelessteacherstuff.com/readerstheater/ThreeLittleWolves.pdf Lesson Plan: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/im-changed-pig... #ucflae3414f17 5y
kenyanellie I think this another great twist on the original story, the three little pigs. I love the idea for a RT because I think kids would get really into the huffing puffing. I‘m glad you were able to find a resource that supplied you with a script already made! 5y
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If I Built a Car | Chris Van Dusen
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If I Built a Car is written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen is a great F for a RA even won the E.B. Web Read Aloud Award in 2006. This is a great book about a boy‘s imagination on how he thinks his father‘s car should change, to having a pool, to being able to fly, float and dive. There are so many different areas of curriculum one could use this book with. My link is a science link. I would use EL 41 having students compile notebooks

HNager with their hypothesis, materials, procedures and conclusion. The UDL is 9.3 develop self-assessment and reflection on the activity I would have them do with the book. Activity I would allow the students to make hypothesis of how far their cars would go: https://teachbesideme.com/if-i-built-a-car-activities/ #ucflae3414f17 5y
Jbombardiere This book looks like one most boys and even some girls would love! Super different and cute, can‘t wait to check I️t out myself! 5y
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Martin‘s Big Words, The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier, has won many awards: Jane Addams Children‘s Book Award, Orbis Pictus Honor Book, Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and ALA Notable Children‘s Book. This is a B that I would use as a RA. It‘s a great book that goes over the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. that makes learning about his life easy for younger students

HNager Lesson plans and activities for grade K-5 on Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/mlk-day-gradesK-5.html#ucfla... 5y
HNager and it goes over the importance of the Civil Rights Movement. The pictures in the book do a great job with helping tell the story. I would use EL 22 given enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions, the UL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols, as this book does have some difficult vocabulary words for learners. 5y
DrSpalding Make sure your link is hyperlinked for easy access. Excellent resource. 5y
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Stopping by woods on a snowy evening | Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers
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Robert Frost Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening illustrated by Susan Jeffers is P, would be used as a CR. This is a great poem about winter and how a person stops to enjoy the snowy view, even though he has a promise to keep with miles to go. The UDL is 1.2 is offer alternative auditory information and the EL 17 provides contextual support through audio visuals, models and facial expressions.

HNager This is the poem being song with great visuals: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/64598575881809598/ #ucflae3414f17 5y
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I Survived The Attacks of September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis illustrated by Scott Dawson is a RF, I would use this as a PR. The book is about a boy name Lucas who is told that he is no longer able to play football, this is the most devastating thing for him at the moment, but his life is about to change in a few weeks. Lucas heads to the twin towers with his father on September 11, 2011 where they go up to the 110th floor to see the view then

HNager they head down. Within a few hours Lucas sees the first tower get hits by the plane, he is with his uncle who is a firefighter, Uncle Benny calls it in. Lucas is at the firehouse waiting for his dad. The last part of the book goes on about the first football game Lucas isn‘t playing in but he has a greater appreciation for what he does have. 5y
HNager I would use EL 42 have students use timelines to arrange the sequence of events and the UDL would be 6.3 facilitate managing information and resources. Lesson Plan: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/educators-guid.... #ucflae3414f17 5y
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Rabbits, Rabbits, and More Rabbits written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons, is a NF I would use it as IR, it talks about the characteristics of rabbits, it talks about the difference between a hare and rabbit. Has great information about rabbits from around the world. This is a great book if you have a rabbit as a class pet. I would use UDL 7.3 minimize threats and distractions and the

HNager EL 29 offer a variety of reference materials at the students instructional level for independent use. Anchor chart activity: http://www.acupcakefortheteacher.com/2012/03/bunnies-shakers-eggs-and-lunch-link... #ucflae3414f17 5y
DrSpalding Excellent post. Gibbons is a fabulous non-fiction author. Nice anchor chart too. 5y
HNager This book came with the class rabbit, when I took Nibbles home for the weekend! 5y
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Worth | A. LaFaye
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Worth by A. LaFaye is a HF winning the Scott O‘Dell Award. This book is for 5th grade and up. I would use this as an IR. Nate legs gets broken struck by lightning while helping on the farm, he is unable to work on the farm his father takes in an orphan boy name John Worth, who at the beginning Nate and his Ma despise each for different reasons. Though the story you learn about how both boys have learned about loss and how they want to be in each

HNager other shoes. I really thought this would be another sad story but in the end you have hope. I would use EL 1 teach questioning for clarification and UDL 9.1 promote beliefs that optimize motivation. There are some great math lessons that can go along with this book about loans and interests, these were mostly pdfs that I could not link. 5y
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Dbenford Nice job! The link that you used looks interesting 😊 where was this book when I was in school! I could have really benefited as I'm sure other students could from learning about their finances and things like that. Great post😊 5y
HNager The book isn't about finances, but they dAo talk about loans and paying interest back to the bank. Nate talks about his Pa not being able to pay because of the storm and Nate not being able to help on the farm. 5y
DrSpalding This Scott O'Dell award winner is an excellent example of historical fiction. Good choice Heather. 5y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao was awarded the John Newbery Medal, this is based on a true story of a silver-back gorilla that was in a strip mall on the side of the highway, this is a F. The teaching strategy I would use is LC. This story goes into friendship with Ivan and Stella and the other animals in the mall. It has compassion and hope, but also sadness. I loved this book but at the same time

HNager same time it would make me cry. I would use EL 22, give enough wait for responses and the UDL 2.1 clarifies vocabulary and symbols. #ucflae3414f17
Lesson Plan: https://erwin3.weebly.com/standardslesson-plans.html
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DrSpalding This book causes a range of emotions. There were times I was smiling and other times I was crying. Knowing that Ivan was a real gorilla, made it all the more powerful.❤️🦍 5y
juliek1 I loved reading this book. I plan on giving my copy to my nephew. Ivan had some really profound observations for a gorilla! 5y
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Who Is Jeff Kinney? | Patrick Kinney
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Who is Jeff Kinney? Is a B, NF written by Patrick Kenny and illustrated by John Hinderliter. This would be great for and AS and IR. This book is written by Jeff Kinney‘s younger brother, it makes the book feel more authentic and real, some of the information in the book I‘m not sure would be noted if another author wrote about Jeff Kinney. Especially about his brother writing on the door and not getting in trouble, but if Jeff drew on the door he

HNager would most definitely get in trouble. This book went from him being born all the way to his current life about opening up a bookstore and café called the Unlikely Story, in Plainville, MA and why he opened it. The bookstore and café is awesome! 5y
HNager The EDL I would use 34 I would focus on the accuracy of the work and not the speed, the UDL 5.2, I would have them use different means and modes to complete the assignment. #ucflae3414f17
Author Study Activity: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0FYwLXQPMJWdERiazJUR29na3c/view
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MadisonCarter Wow, I️ really love this picture. The fact that the book is written by his brother tells me that the story contains authentic details you won‘t find in just any biography. Great post! 5y
DrSpalding Excellent image! This is an excellent series. How cool that his brother wrote this about him. Nice work. 5y
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Let‘s Go for a Drive! Text and illustrations by Mo Willems, is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor. This is F book from the series An Elephant & Piggie Book, I would use this as an AS. This is a funny book with the friendship of Gerald the Elephant and Piggie. Gerald wanting to go for a drive, but he comes up with all different situations that Piggie is able to help with, at the end Gerald has a major realization that he doesn‘t have the key item

HNager to go for a drive and Piggie doesn‘t have the item either. Gerald gets really upset and angry he is unable to go for this drive, but Piggie comes to the rescue with another idea allowing for the two friends to spend the day together. THE UDL 1.1, the activity is making an author study of customizing different ways to display the information. 5y
HNager The EL 7 I will be teaching how to use graphic organizers during the author study with different techniques. http://susanjonesteaching.com/mo-willems-an-author-study-with-pigeon-elephant-pi... #ucflae3414f17 5y
MakennaK Mo Willems is one of my favorite children's authors! I like the graph I organizer idea I haven't thought of anything like that 5y
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Room on the Broom | Julia Donaldson
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Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this is a funny rhyming and sequence book that keeps students engage. This is MF, that I would use SR. This is about a kind witch and her cat, the witch drops different items and they have to go down to find the item, each time another animal finds the item and asks to join the kind witch. The witch says yes and they all get on the broom.

HNager The ending is my favorite as it shows that because of the witches‘ kindness the animal‘s band together to save the witch from a mean dragon. The UDL is 2.3, this is though the website as there are many ways to use the book thought your curriculum. The EL is 14, this is through the website the book is rhyme and repeating book. #ucflae3414f17 http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/room-on-the-broom 5y
HNager This is a New York Times Best Seller. 5y
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How to Train a Train | Jason Carter Eaton
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How to Train Your Train by Jason Carter Eaton, Illustrated by John Rocco is a great book that is a spin on how to choose a great pet, the only difference is you are choosing your pet train. It‘s a fun TL book to RA to young children. It goes over ways to catch your train all the way to how to keep your train happy. EL 6 & 14, UDL 3.2 & 3.3 #ucflae3414f17 https://www.thoughtco.com/trains-theme-unit-study-1834061

DrSpalding Your resource could help you incorporate this book into a social studies unit on transportation. 5y
ismari212 This book sounds so cute I would love to read it 5y
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Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type, is a TL, which is entertaining and funny; this is by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. This would be great for a RT. It‘s a Caldecott Award from 2001; the illustrations really bring the book to life for the younger readers. The cows that type seem like an unbelievable sight. The Cows write a letter to Farmer Brown demanding electric blankets for them at night but Farmer Brown writes back saying no.

HNager The cows go on strike that enrages Framer Brown. The ending is funny with a surprising twist. UDL 1.2 & 1.3 is achieved through RT. EL 2 & 16 are through RT and the activity. #ucflae3414f17. www.teachingheart.net/clickclackmoo.html (edited) 5y
DrSpalding Smart move to use RT as your teaching strategy. Nice resource. 5y
ismari212 This book is a great choice my kids from work love it so much 5y
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