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“The Day the Crayons Quit” written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is a New York Times Best Seller that will keep not only children, but also adults wanting to keep reading! The picture book is a series of resignation letters from crayons to their owner and would be perfect for a readers theater in the classroom. It‘s definitely one of my favorites! This website contains fun and creative teaching ideas to go with the book:

Jbombardiere http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-day-the-crayons-quit . UDL 2.2- clarify syntax and structure given that this book isn‘t written the way most traditional children‘s books are. EL 50- use a variety of comprehension activities. 5y
CourtneyR Love this book, I took a look at your url. Great resource for a math or science lesson, will be saving these resources. 5y
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Wolf in the Snow | Matthew Cordell
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“Wolf in the Snow” by Matthew Cordell is a Boston Globe Horn award winning book about a little girl and a wolf who are both lost in a snow storm and must find their way home. Like “Mr. Wuffles!”, this book wordless and sparks children‘s imagination during a story telling or independent reading. The following website includes teacher resources for this piece: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?aid=8598

Jbombardiere UDL 2.5- illustrate through multiple media. EL 46- use discovery learning activities. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
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Freedom in Congo Square | Carole Boston Weatherford
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“Freedom in Congo Square” written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie is an incredible nonfiction book that touches on African American history and poetry. The book is about how the people of New Orleans overcame difficult circumstances when they cane together each Sunday at Congo Square and forgot all their troubles. This historical fiction picture book is great for read aloud and has won several awards such as the

Jbombardiere Coretta Scott King award, Caldecott award, and is also a New York Times best seller. The following website includes an interview with the talented author about this book: http://www.slj.com/2016/02/interviews/freedom-in-congo-square-an-interview-with-... . UDL 3.1- activate or supply background knowledge. EL 16- integrate speaking, listening, reading & writing activities. #UCFLAE3414F17 5y
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Mr Wuffles! | David Wiesner
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“Mr. Wuffles!” By David Weisner is not your average picture book to say the least! This world less book earned itself a Caldecott Award with its creative illustrations and leaves plenty of room for children to let their imagination soar. Mr. Wiffles is a cat who isn‘t interested in his own toys but instead would rather play with spaceships and aliens. This science fiction book makes for a perfect story telling or even an opportunity to have

Jbombardiere Students come up with their own script for each page as seen in this website: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/mr-wuffles-turned-into-a-play-script-y5-11... . UDL principle 7.1- optimize individual choice and autonomy. EL strategy 30- entourage the use of drawings as aids to identify concepts. 5y
emily_minnear That‘s so awesome that this book lets kids use their imagination and create their own script. I‘ll have to look into that book for my future classroom! 5y
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Dragons Love Tacos | Adam Rubin
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“Dragons Love Tacos” written by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri is a unique and adorable book about just that..dragons that love tacos; all types of tacos! This New York Times best seller is relatable for all ages and a perfect way to keep children interested in this witty, fun spirited read aloud. This website includes some print outs to go along with the cute illustrations within the book:

Jbombardiere https://www.teachervision.com/food/dragons-love-tacos-secret-pizza-party-activit... . UDL principle 8.3- foster collaboration and community. EL strategy 16- integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. 5y
DeannaT96 This seems like such a cute book! And I️ love the resource you found to go with it!! 5y
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Good Night Owl | Greg Pizzoli
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“Good Night Owl” written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli is an adorable book about a flustered owl who struggles to get a good nights rest because of a strange sound. The sweet picture book is a Geisel Award recipient and would be great to read aloud in an elementary classroom. Pinterest is a very useful and easy accessible place to find teacher resources for books like this one as you can see by visiting this link:

Jbombardiere https://www.google.com/amp/s/it.pinterest.com/amp/pin/120119515034367525/ . The UDL principle that can be seen here is 2.5- illustrating through multiple media and the EL strategy that can be used is 44- focusing on thinking skills such as predicting and observing. 5y
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Juana and Lucas | Juana Medina
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“Juana and Lucas” written and illustrated by Juana Medina is a Pura Belpre award winning children‘s literature book. This sweet story goes through the life of a little girl named Juana who is living in Colombia and finds the importance in learning the complicated language of English. The following website provides free teacher resources and lesson plans for the book after it has been read aloud:

Jbombardiere https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=51267&a=1 . The UDL principle addressed is 2.4- promoting understanding across languages and the EL strategy for esol students is 24 of incorporation of culture and language. 5y
mayahearn This sounds like such a sweet story that would be great for all students in the class, especially EL learners! 5y
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The Butterfly | Patricia Polacco
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“The Butterfly” written by Patricia Polacco is a historical fiction book perfect for introducing children to major historical events such as the holocaust. This book appropriately touches on the sensitive topic by following a young girl who‘s village has been terrorized by terrorists. This would be used best as a read aloud followed by the reading and writing activities that can be found in the following website:

Jbombardiere https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-1-2/... . The UDL principles addressed are 7.2- optimize relevance, value and authenticity. The EL strategy that can be used for this book would be #26 if maintaining a library of supplementary books and workbooks. 5y
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An awesome science fiction book for children that I️ stumbled upon was The Most Magnificent Thing, written and illustrated by Ashley Spires. This picture book is great if IR or RA and takes readers through the journey of a young girl who hopes to make the most magnificent thing! She faces challenges but gets it just right with hard work and dedication. The following website includes activities, lesson plans, and useful vocab.

Jbombardiere http://www.thenedshow.com/assets/growth-mindset-intermediate-lesson-plan-the-mos... . UDL 2.1- clarify vocabulary and structure. EL 5- teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. 5y
DrSpalding This book was boosted and the fact that it teaches a growth mindset was highlighted. Excellent choice. 5y
DeannaT96 Such a cute book! And it has a great lesson to be taught. I️ love that the resource you found has both discussion starters and activities that can be worked with. 5y
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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Actual Size, written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins is a nonfiction picture book like no other! This book the actual size of unique animals and will keep children in awe throughout each page. Though it is a simple book, there are some great lessons and teacher resources which can be found in the following website: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-1-2/...

Jbombardiere UDL 1.1- offering ways of customizing the display of information is clearly used throughout this book as students can extend fold out pages to see the actual size of certain animals. EL 17- this book also provides contextual support through visual aids for ESOL students. 5y
MakenzieT This is a great book for kids and will help with math skills as well! 5y
DrSpalding I think the simplicity of this text along with the beautiful images is what I like the most. I also enjoy quality books that can teach necessary concepts to students. This one teaches measurement and science all at the same time. 5y
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Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes and illustrated by Yuyi Morales is a Pura Belpre award winning picture book that is great for incorporating culture into a classroom. The festive poetry book introduces children to Spanish words while telling the story of spooky characters who join together. This link will take you to a read aloud of the book which is a great option of non Spanish speaking teachers who want to share with their class.

Jbombardiere https://youtu.be/pFiv-qn0PIc . UDL 2.4- promote understanding across languages. EL 4- link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. 5y
MakenzieT I love how you said this book can help incorporate cultural into the classroom! 5y
DrSpalding Yes! This would be an excellent addition to your classroom library to share on this particular holiday. 5y
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DeannaT96 I️ love that it introduces language and a culture‘s holiday! Loved the read aloud! 5y
juliek1 I am feeling genuinely emotional over finding this book through your post. It combines cats and Dia De Los Muertos which are two of my favorite things. Did you know you can play an animated version of the book on YouTube?! I found it just now when I Googled the book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFiv-qn0PIc 5y
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The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson, and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney is the perfect picture book for introducing students to traditional literature. It has won the Caldecott award and works great for story telling. The book tells a survival story of an awkward duck who faces many challenges but later grows into a beautiful swan. It‘s a great way to teach patience to young readers! The website attached includes a read aloud of the story.

Jbombardiere http://www.first-school.ws/activities/fairytales/ugly-duckling.htm . UDL 9.1- promise expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. EL 14- simplifying speech to make it slower and redundant. 5y
DrSpalding As the old saying goes, Patience is a virtue. This traditional tail can teach a valuable lesson two young students. 5y
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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Shel Silverstein‘s “The Giving Tree” is a narrative poetry piece that has gained mixed reviews based on its story. Some argue that the story of the boy who drains the tree for all that it has is inappropriate for young readers and has no educational value, while others believe that the story does indeed teach a lesson and should be used to introduce students to poetry that tells a story. Despite the negative reviews, this book was has been transla

Jbombardiere ted in love 30 languages and has been ranked one of the best children‘s books of all time. The following website provided useful lesson activities based on the book http://mrswillskindergarten.com/the-giving-tree-and-more/ . I️ would use UDL principle 2.2 of clarifying structure to help guide students with the poetry aspect and for ESOL students, EL principle 8 of naming strategies will be helpful to the as well. 5y
DrSpalding You are correct that this book has received mixed reviews however I am of the opinion that it is a valuable story to share with young children. 5y
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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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Another classic great for any classroom, “Matilda” written by the talented Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. This was one of the first chapter books that stuck with me as a child and I️ later grew to fall in love with the live motion picture as well. Matilda is a little girl who faces a number of struggles at home and at school but uses her intelligence and love for reading to get through it. There are very distinct characters within th

Jbombardiere is book which is why the character activity within the following website would be helpful for students: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/matilda-unit-from-roald-dahl-character-act... UDL principle 8.2 would go well with this fantasy fiction novel and EL strategy 20 of underlining important words/names will help guide ESOL students. 5y
DrSpalding Josie, because you have such fond memories of this book and movie, you should try to see the musical. I have wanted to see it for years! 5y
DeannaT96 I️ grew up with this book too! I️ remember seeing the movie and then immediately asking my mom if we could go borrow it from the library! You found a great activity to go with it too! Love it!! 5y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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“Where the Wild Things Are” is a classic in children‘s literature! The book was written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak and is a recipient of the Caldecott award. This story is full of imagination and fantasy- perfect for young readers as a read aloud! Another great thing about this timeless picture book is the amount of amazing teacher resources available to use in your own classroom. Many of which can be found at the following website:

Jbombardiere https://www.icanteachmychild.com/where-the-wild-things-are-crafts-and-activities... . Because of the amount of imagination promoted within this book, UDL principle 7.1 would work great for students because it optimizes individual choice and autonomy. This feature could however serve as a struggle for EL students when it comes to grasping the idea of the story which is why offering a variety of resources as stated in EL strategy 29 would benefit them 5y
DeannaT96 I love this book! And you found a great resource to go along with it!! I love the color tree activity that‘s listed in there 5y
EveAstrouck I just got this book in my scholastic order can‘t wait to reread it! I love that you connected it with individual choice! 5y
DrSpalding This is an excellent choice. All students should hear this classic story. Your UDL and EL alignment is spot on. 5y
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Love You Forever | Robert N Munsch
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Robert Munch stole the hearts of many for generations with his book “Love You Forever.” This picture book is a perfect read aloud and tells the heart warming story of the bond between a mother and son as thy both progress throughout life together. I️ would share this story with smaller age groups such as preschool to kindergarten. The website attached includes great teacher resources like lesson plans, worksheets, and vocabulary.

Jbombardiere https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Love-You-Forever-Activities-Lesson-P... . UDL principle 2.2 is fitting for this book due to its use of repetition and structure. For ESOL students, EL principle 15 would give them a better understanding of the meaning of the story because it reinforces key ideas again and again which is helpful for English learners. 5y
EveAstrouck Love you forever is a book I‘ve always had in my heart cannot wait to get my own copy for the classroom! 5y
DrSpalding We have two Robert Munsch glogs that you could utilize in your classroom to perform an author study and of course this book would make for an excellent read aloud during it. 5y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder, written by R.J. Palacio is a must read, incredibly heartwarming story. This book tells the story of Auggie who was born with a rare face deformity. As a 5th grade student, he faces many struggles with fitting in and making friends but refuses to give up on showing his peers that he isn‘t much different from them at all. This novel would work great as either an IR or LC book. It has also won several awards and was made into a live motion pi

Jbombardiere cture. http://www.rundesroom.com/2016/02/reading-response-activities-for-wonder.html?m=... the following website contains reading response questions for the book. UDL principle 9.3 works for this book because it requires self-assessment and reflection which goes well with the reading response activity. EL principle 13 of hauling review activities also goes hand in hand with the activity and will help guide EL students. 5y
DrSpalding You and your peers have found so many wonderful resources to help you best use this wonderful book in your classroom. Reading response activities help students to better comprehend these complex stories. 5y
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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One Crazy Summer, written by Rita Williams-Garcia is an awesome IR or LC novel for young readers. Throughout the book, readers follow three sisters across the country in search of their mother whom they‘ve never had the opportunity to get to know. There are a number of ups and downs throughout this story, making it entertaining yet relatable in some ways for everyone. One Crazy Summer is also the recipient of numerous awards that all young readers

Jbombardiere should become familiar with. http://www.ala.org/rt/sites/ala.org.rt/files/content/cskbookawards/corettascottk... through the following website, teachers could find lesson plans and resources to guide them in using this book in their own classroom. UDL principle 3.2 works best for this book specifically because it highlights patterns; critical features, big ideas, and relationships. Also, EL principle 10 would be extremely effective for ESO 5y
Jbombardiere L students in literature circles where each student can share strategies and main ideas in their cooperative groups. 5y
DrSpalding The American Library Association is a resource that you should continue to use throughout your teaching career. 5y
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I️ Am Malala is a truly inspirational books for teen readers and even us teachers! I‘ve never had much interest for biographies/autobiographies until I️ read this book. Malala Yousafazi and Christina Lamb write about the moving story of Malala who was shot by the Taliban after standing up for education in her Muslim country. https://malala.gwu.edu/sites/malala.gwu.edu/files/OVPR-Malala.pdf The website that I️ included is a teachers resource guide

Jbombardiere for the book which could be extremely helpful in a high school classroom to get students more familiar with biography novels. UDL principe 3.1 works well for this book because readers should have some background knowledge of the culture and terms used by the author. I️ also found that EL strategy 28 goes hand in hand with this book being that it is all about and important figure from a different country. 5y
Jbombardiere This book is a classroom must have for independent reading or literature circles! 5y
DrSpalding Fantastic! Number 28 providing biographies is the perfect EL strategy. 5y
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Xo, Ox: A Love Story is a fun and witty book illustrated by Adam Rex and designed by Scott Campbell. The book tells the hilarious story of a hopelessly romantic ox writing love letters to his uninterested love, the gazelle. This picture book would be great for an elementary class as an RA or even an RT. Because the theme of this story is letter writing, there are a number of great activities that can be used in the classroom such as a

Jbombardiere "Mad libs" styled activity shown in the following website: https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/activity.guides/9781626722880AG.pdf 5y
Jbombardiere UDL principle 3.2 highlights patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships which works well with this specific book due to the relationships that develops between the characters through back and forth letter writing. EL strategy 7 is a good tool to use with esol students to be sure that they are catching on to the diff. In personality between the characters. 5y
KarinaGuillen Sounds adorable! And I love the punny title. You‘re activity seems like fun! 5y
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