Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Jeffersleighann

Jeffersleighann

Joined January 2018

review
Jeffersleighann
Make Way for Ducklings | Robert McCloskey
post image
Pickpick

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. Genre: F, Award: Caldecott Gold, TS: RA, RT, IR, DR. I think this would work best as a read aloud and can be paired with either science or just learning how to be kind to the environment by watching out for fellow inhabitants like animals. This book is about two ducks trying to find a place to start a family and talks about kindness from an animals perspective. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann EL 10. Teach think, pair, share strategies in cooperative groups. They can use this to come up with ways to help animals, and share with their peers. UDL 2.5: Illustrate through multiple media. This book also talks about geography so i thought it would be cool to pair with a virtual field trip around Boston. 2y
Jeffersleighann Https://www.teachervision.com/make-way-ducklings-literature-guide 2y
2 likes2 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
Olivia | Ian Falconer
post image
Pickpick

Olivia by Ian Falconer. Genre: F, Awards: Caldecott silver, TS: RA, AS, IR, GR, PR. This book is about a pig named “Olivia,” who is creative and spunky. This could be linked to art since it talks about painting and singing. A good way to incorporate art through books in the classroom through a read aloud then an art project to follow like splatter painting. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann EL 13. Use preview/review activities. UDL 1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0taY9G-Nh-U 2y
KaitlynN The art is so so good! I also love the image you put up. I think Olivia is a good example for kids. She knows she is good a lots of things, but she still makes mistakes and runs into all kinds of situations. My cousin loved the show when she was little. I think a lot of kids would know Olivia from the cartoon too! 2y
Jeffersleighann @KaitlynN that‘s a good point! It shows kids it‘s okay to make mistakes and honestly I had no clue it was a cartoon until Spalding said something 😅 2y
2 likes3 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
post image
Pickpick

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. Genre: F, Awards: Nestlé smarties book prize gold award, Blue Peter book of the year, TS: RA, S, PR. This book would make a great storytelling because it has the basic formation of a story, starting with “Once upon a Time,” and because of its organization. This book is about a boy and a penguin and the boys quest to find the penguins home. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann EL 9. Teach note-taking strategies: T- lists, time lines, etc. This is helpful for keeping track of what is going on in the book. UDL 3.1: Activate or supply background knowledge (some topics like the South Pole students might not know). Https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/lost-and-found-unit-6142711 2y
2 likes1 comment
review
Jeffersleighann
Stellaluna | Janell Cannon
post image
Pickpick

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. Genre: F, Awards: American bestsellers book of the year 1994, ABBY award, California young reader award, Keystone to reading book award, Reading rainbow feature book, Southern California council on literature for young people award, TS: RA, SR. For shared reading, since it has a lot of bat facts, students can point out main ideas in text. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann This book is about a bat that looses its mom and gets taken care of by a bird and baby birds. Eventually Stellaluna finds her way home but she learns a major lesson about her and her bird family. This book has to do with science and diversity. 2y
Jeffersleighann EL 8. Use direct instruction: Modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and show how to use it. 2y
Jeffersleighann UDL 1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=336z_r-DVVI 2y
2 likes3 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
This Moose Belongs to Me | Oliver Jeffers
post image
Pickpick

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers. Genre: F, Award: Irish book awards children book of the year, 2012, Honour award for illustration from childrens‘ books Ireland, 2013, TS: RA, RT, IR, CR, PR. This book would be a great book to use as a readers theatre because there are a lot of different aspects of this story that could be broken down into fun parts. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann EL 14. Simplify your speech by making it slower and more redundant. This book is about a little boy who thought he owned a moose.... & the rules that he created along with that. UDL 8.3: Foster collaboration and community (which can be done through the readers theatre). 2y
Jeffersleighann Www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/this-moose/belongs-to-me 2y
2 likes2 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
post image
Pickpick

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers. Genre: F, Award: Boston Merit Award, TS: RA,S, AS, IR, GR, PR. This book is about a book eating boy that becomes smarter with the more books he eats. But he realizes he likes something way more... This would be a great read aloud and also encourages reading because, like one of our articles stated, the character in the book enjoys books. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann EL 6. Continually monitor student‘s comprehension. UDL 9.1: Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. I think this book would encourage students to want to read so I felt it aligned well with this guideline. 2y
Jeffersleighann Www. Teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-incredible-book-eating-boy 2y
3 likes2 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
The View from Saturday | E.L. Konigsburg
post image
Pickpick

The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg. Genre: RF, Award: Newbery Gold, Teaching Strategy: LC, IR. This book is amazing! It took me a few chapters to get into it but once I did I could not put it down. It‘s about 4 students who are all connected which you find out how throughout the book. This book hits some serious topics and is a GREAT read! #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann I think this would be a great literature circle book because the students would be able to bring their own background knowledge to the table to help others understand the book. This book also shines a light on divorce, bullying, remarriage, parents death, etc. This would be great book for students to come together as a community. EL 38. Assign short readings for homework. 2y
Jeffersleighann UDL 8.3: Foster collaboration and community. Sc45.weebly.com/uploads/5/1/1/0/5110912/literature_guide-_view_from_saturday.pdf 2y
KaitlynN I really like the artwork you shared! For some reason I‘m drawn to it. Like I would put a giant print of this up in my house. I think the themes you mentioned might tie strong emotions to this artwork and I think those connections are interesting. When kids can articulate where they see topics and feeling reflected in art it proves they are thinking deeply about whatever the topic is! (edited) 2y
3 likes3 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
Wonder | R. J. Palacio
post image
Pickpick

Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Genre: RF, Award: Humanitarian Award, TS: LC, IR. I think this book would make a great literature circle because the topics covered in the book are great conversational topics for students to discuss among their peers like choosing kindness, choosing to stand out, and standing up for what is right. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann EL 37. Use language experience techniques in discussing concepts and ideas. 2y
Jeffersleighann UDL 1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information. I included this because I feel they could watch the movie in class after they read. 2y
Jeffersleighann Https://www.varsitytutors.com/English teacher/palacio 2y
See All 6 Comments
Jeffersleighann This book is about August Pullman, a normal kid with a very deformed face. This book is about his journey of starting 5th grade (he was previously home schooled). This book includes point of views from Auggies family and friends and is eye opening for educators, students and people overall. I learned a lot from this book and learned a lot about choosing kindness. 2y
LisaMart @Jeffersleighann I loved this book! Have you watched the movie yet? It‘s actually pretty good, considering movies based on books hardly ever are. 2y
Jeffersleighann @LisaMart no but I really want too! 2y
4 likes6 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
post image
Pickpick

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs told by: Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith. Genre: TL, Awards: Black Eyed Susan Award for Picture Book, E.B. White Read Aloud Award for Picture Book Hall of Fame. This book is about the wolf‘s take on what really happened the day the three little pig situation happened. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann TS: RA, S, IR, SR, DR. I think for this book it would be cool to present the original three little pigs and then read them this book so they can compare and contrast the two stories. EL 45. Use Venn diagrams to contrast and compare activities. 2y
Jeffersleighann UDL 3.1: Activate or supply background knowledge. Www.ronpaulcurriculum.com/(2)The%20Three%20Little%20Pigs.pdf (You can use this pdf of the three little pigs to supply the background knowledge needed if students have never heard the story). (edited) 2y
JordanL This book looks like a fun read, especially for younger grades. It would be nice for background knowledge for some students as it's their first time hearing it. Also, it's a good idea for ELL's to understand and gain comprehension about the different materials within the book. 2y
See All 10 Comments
ambera I love this version of the three little pigs! It shows that there are two sides to every story. 2y
Kendallc This book looks supper pleasing and that would entice a lot of kids which is awesome 2y
KhyaraN I also did this story. I absolutely loved the narration and how it twisted the tale of the 3 Little Pigs into a more creative stance. 2y
Jeffersleighann @JordanL i felt the same way about needing background knowledge so I thought it would be great to read the original story for them. 2y
Jeffersleighann @ambera I never looked at it that way! 2y
Jeffersleighann @Kendallc yes! It is very funny and I think kids would enjoy it 2y
Jeffersleighann @KhyaraN I thought so as well! 2y
4 likes10 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
Rain Makes Applesauce | Julian Scheer
post image
Pickpick

Rain Makes Applesauce by Julian Scheer, Illustrated by Marvin Bileck. Genre: P, Award: Caldecott silver, TS: CR, SR, PR. This book would be great for fluency and it‘s silly so children would enjoy it. This book is about things that don‘t make sense aka “silly talk” and comes alive thanks to the illustrations. EL 4. Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann UDL 1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information. Here is a video of the book being read for that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u47_YCgd6Uc 2y
2 likes1 comment
review
Jeffersleighann
Prince Bertram The Bad | Arnold Lobel
post image
Pickpick

Prince Bertram the Bad by Arnold Lobel. Genre: F, TS: RA, IR, SR, DR. I think this would be a great book to do with shared reading because it has an implicit theme that children could try and pull out. EL: 7. Show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging. This book would work well with this because it has a solid beginning, middle and end. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann UDL 3.2: highlights patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships. 2y
Jeffersleighann This book is about a bad prince, who is the worst of the worst. He is disliked by everyone and ends up upsetting the WRONG person, but it has a good message after the prince has a humbling experience. 2y
Jeffersleighann Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D97__xsjx-c 2y
erin.yarbrough I love the artwork on this book! 2y
Jeffersleighann @erin.yarbrough I do too! It is an older book as well but the illustrations are still nice (: 2y
2 likes5 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
The Book review digest: Annual cumulation | Clara Elizabeth Fanning, Margaret Jackdon, H.W. Wilson Company, Mary Katharine Reely, Mertice May James
post image
Pickpick

So for some reason this book doesn‘t exist on here but it‘s an actual book. How the Rooster Saved the Day by Arnold Lobel, Illustrated by Anita Lobel. Genre: TL, TS: RA, S, RT, GR, CR, SR. I think this would be a good shared reading book because you could have students point out main ideas and themes the author isn‘t explicitly stating. EL: 1. Teach questioning for clarification. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann UDL 1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information. 2y
Jeffersleighann Https://wwe.youtube.com/watch?v=WV-t-cB6K-8 2y
Jeffersleighann This book is about a really smart rooster who finds himself in a sticky situation when I robber finds his coop. 2y
DrSpalding Surprising that it was not part of their list. Lobel is most known for his frog and toad series. You are correct; this is traditional literature. 2y
Jeffersleighann I recognized his name from the frog and toad series so I picked this up (: 2y
2 likes5 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
post image
Pickpick

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Genre: F, TS: RA, DR, IR, AS. I think this book would be a really cute dramatic re-enactment and the students could dress up as the color crayon and then practice the letter for fluency. EL: 16. Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. UDL 3.1: Activate or supply background knowledge. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann Www.crayonspicturebooks.com/day-crayons-quit-activities/ 2y
Jeffersleighann Duncan‘s crayons decided they had enough of Duncan‘s crayon habits. This book is absolutely adorable! 2y
ambera After Dr. Spalding read it in class I went out and bought the book to add to my future classroom. It was such a fun and cute book! 2y
See All 11 Comments
Kendallc Love this book it‘s so cute!!! 2y
kylamarie5 This is such a great book for a classroom library! I have the day the crayons ran home and I love it!😍 2y
DrSpalding Love, love, love that you added this to your classroom library. You are right that it can be used in many ways. There are many excellent resources. If you liked this one, check out the sequel. Nice EL/UDL alignment. (edited) 2y
Jeffersleighann @ambera I felt the same! I had fallen in love with it at the library and brought it home (: 2y
Jeffersleighann @Kendallc I agree! I like how it personifies the crayons. 2y
Jeffersleighann @kylamarie5 I want to purchase that one as well! 2y
Jeffersleighann @DrSpalding I really love that it could tie into writing letters (: 2y
AmeliaS21 I love this book! It‘s definitely a great addition to a classroom library! 2y
3 likes11 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
post image
Pickpick

Grandfather‘s Journey by Allen Say. Genre: NF, Award: Caldecott Gold, TS: RA, IR, PR, SR. I think this book would be a great read aloud and would be great with a social studies lesson about immigration. I also think this would be a great book that ELL‘s could understand. EL: 4. Link lessons to students prior knowledge. UDL 8.3; foster collaboration and community. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann Https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/grandfathers-journey-extension-activities/ 2y
Jeffersleighann This book is about the child describing his grandfather‘s journey from Japan to America and back. It also shows his grandfather discovering America and the family history that led to the child‘s generation. 2y
DrSpalding Say is a wonderful author. Excellent choice. This book would complement a social studies unit on immigration nicely. 2y
DrSpalding When a nonfiction book is about a person, what is the genre? 2y
Jeffersleighann @DrSpalding A biography (: I think so too, it would work well in a social studies unit. 2y
2 likes5 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
post image
Pickpick

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L‘Engle, Genre: SF, Award: Newbery Medal Gold, Teaching Strategy: LC, IR. I think this would make a great literature circle book because it is a book that continues to hold attention even when it‘s confusing. I think this book is really relatable so students will be able to understand what the characters are going through and there are some great discussion points they can discuss in their circles. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann UDL 7.2: Optimize relevance, value and authenticity. For this I feel like during discussion you can have students step into the characters shoes and point out items like how Meg‘s flaws made her unique, etc. 2y
Jeffersleighann EL 2. Promote cooperation (small group). I feel this book would be great for small groups and a great book for discussing. So for EL‘s working with other EL‘s might allow them to connect to the topics better. 2y
Jeffersleighann I think overall this book is amazing. I related a lot to Meg with being different but not seeing that her faults were what made her unique. This link is to a reading guide from scholastic for the book. Https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/activities/migrated-files-in-body/a-wrinkle-in-time-bookfile.pdf 2y
See All 11 Comments
ambera If it is a book that can be confusing then I agree that literature circles would be the best way to go. It will allow students to discuss which parts they are struggling with and they will be able to help each other understand. 2y
Kendallc I love how you noticed that this book would be good for lit circles 2y
sboynt I love this book! I totally agree with your UDL and ELL support selections. 2y
DrSpalding Nice alignment and literature circles truly are perfect for this book. There can be some confusing parts and talking it out would be helpful. 2y
Jeffersleighann @ambera I agree! I feel students will be able to put the book into relatable words that their peers can understand. 2y
Jeffersleighann @sboynt I do too! And I thought the movie was great as well. I heard the first movie that came out followed the book more. 2y
Jeffersleighann @DrSpalding I also felt students can relate to this book individually and each student can relate to the book in a different way. 2y
4 likes11 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
Granite | Susan Butcher, David Monson
post image
Pickpick

Granite by Susan Butcher and David Monson; Genre: NF; Teaching Strategy: RA, IR, PR. I think this book would make a great read aloud because it has a lot to do with information and this book could also spark a research project. When I was a child I was obsessed with the Iditarod race in Alaska and would follow the race online every year. It would be a great project for research skills and this book could go along well with that. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann This book was written about herself and her dog a Granite. Susan saw potential in Granite (I really don‘t want to spoil the end so I can‘t say much more). This book highlights both the challenges and upsides on their journey to the Iditarod. 2y
Jeffersleighann UDL 4.2: Optimize access to tools and assistive technologies. I feel this would be a great research project opener so provide students with technology to be able to do so. 2y
Jeffersleighann Here is the biography of Susan Butcher which could be a resource for the classroom to learn more about her. Https://www.britannica.com/biography/Susan-Butcher 2y
See All 6 Comments
Jeffersleighann EL: 16. Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. 2y
DrSpalding Cool book. After reading your summary I immediately thought of Gary Paulsen‘s adventure books. This book could connect to both science and social studies curriculum. 2y
Jeffersleighann @DrSpalding My grandmother is a librarian and she had this book signed for me as well before Susan Butcher passed. 2y
3 likes6 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
post image
Pickpick

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by: Jamie Lee Curtis; Genre: RF; Teaching Strategy: RA, AS, IR, PR. I think this book could be used in a lot of ways in the classroom because I think this book gives a different perspective on someone who is adopted‘s birthday and provides insight into something many students wouldn‘t know normally. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann This book is the cutest book! I bought it while on vacation in Georgia and started to tear up in the book store. This book is about a little girl (who is adopted) asking about the night she was born. This book shines light on the love that is involved in adoption and how special the process is. 2y
Jeffersleighann EL: 2. Promote cooperation (small groups). This would be helpful so students can discuss the topic and hear what other students have to say about the topic and applying it to their knowledge as well. 2y
Jeffersleighann UDL 1.2: Offer alternatives for auditory information. This resource is a video of someone reading the book, but it is also interactive. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQIUHGnih-U 2y
DrSpalding EL and UDL are nicely aligned. Remember when using a video resource, stopping and asking questions is an effective comprehension strategy. 2y
Jeffersleighann @DrSpalding Yes, and the woman that narrates that video adds her own thoughts as well which I thought was interesting. 2y
3 likes5 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
post image
Pickpick

Locomotive by: Brian Floca; Genre: NF; Award: The Robert F. Divert Honor Book (Silver), The Caldecott Medal (Gold); Teaching Strategy: IR. I feel this book would be best used in the classroom as an independent reading book because it is a long book and is very wordy so it would take too much time to be a out loud reading. I also feel that the student can become more engaged in the book when they are on their own with it. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann This book is about a train making its way across the Wild West. The illustrations alone in this book are amazing and helps with the content of the book which is on the wordier side. 2y
Jeffersleighann EL: 7. Show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging. It might help EL students to use this strategy to follow along with the content. 2y
Jeffersleighann UDL 3.1: Activate or supply background knowledge. This will help to make sure that students know the time period this book is reflecting. 2y
See All 6 Comments
Jeffersleighann This is a pdf that has discussion questions and key ideas and details which would be great teacher resource to lead discussions with students who have chosen this book. d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.net/tagged_assets/12839_locomotive%20curriculum%20guide.pdf 2y
DrSpalding What a fabulous resource. I‘ve had the pleasure of meeting this fine author. This book obviously has tie-ins to social studies and science curriculum. 2y
Jeffersleighann @DrSpalding I liked how it tied into what I felt was a Wild West feel. 2y
3 likes6 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
post image
Pickpick

Two Bobbies by: Kirby Larson & Mary Nethery; Genre: B; Teaching Strategy: RA. I feel this book would be a great read aloud book because it is engaging and is a great interactive book that could teach children empathy. This book could also be used in a social studies lesson because it correlates to a historical event (Hurricane Katrina). #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann This book is about two animals surviving hard times together with each other‘s friendship. The first time I read it, it was shocking how depressing it was (at first but SPOILER there is a happy ending) but it really captures the aspects of what was going on at the time in New Orleans. 2y
Jeffersleighann UDL: 1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information. I can do this with my resource https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B69EEnvAzBs which is somebody reading the book, which offers a visual reading of the book, or you can also use pictures from the actual Hurricane to show the devastation it had on the area. 2y
Jeffersleighann EL: 4. Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge (Like knowledge of hurricanes, or devastation from a natural disaster). 2y
DrSpalding Empathy, yes! This wonderful book shares themes about survival and friendship while also sharing some details about this tragic event. Make sure you show the children where New Orleans is in relation to where they live. Geography skills can easily be added when events occur in other locations. 2y
Jeffersleighann @DrSpalding This would be a great book to show Geography skills, I didn‘t realize that (: 2y
3 likes5 comments
review
Jeffersleighann
Turtle in Paradise | Jennifer L. Holm
post image
Pickpick

Turtle In Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm; Genre: HF; Award: Newbery Honor Silver; Teaching Strategy: LC. I feel this book would be a great literature circle book because it draws in the reader and makes you feel like you are part of the Conch‘s & Turtle‘s world. This would be a great book to get students involved in reading and create a love of reading, while having some great discussion points and being relatable. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Jeffersleighann UDL: 8.3 Foster collaboration and community. Students who have experience or knowledge about topics in the book should speak of their experiences which will help to clarify confusion on topics within the book. 2y
Jeffersleighann This book was about a girl name Turtle who is sent to her Aunt in Key West when her mother takes up a new housekeeping job with a cranky old lady and can no longer keep Turtle with her. This book is emotionally packed while still being light hearted and is one of the best reads I‘ve had in a long time! Absolutely loves this book and would love to incorporate it into my classroom! 2y
Jeffersleighann EL: #42- Have students use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts and information. 2y
See All 6 Comments
Jeffersleighann Https://wwe.edhelper.com/books/Turtle_in_Paradise.htm This link is filled with resources to use in the classroom with the book including a daily reading journal, word wall, crossword puzzles, etc. 2y
DrSpalding Ed helper has valuable resources. I‘m thrilled you selected this historical fiction novel. It is a great read for children being educated in the state of Florida. Set in Key West, children can connect to the tropical setting. 2y
Jeffersleighann @DrSpalding I really enjoyed this book! Would love to read more from this author (: 2y
3 likes6 comments