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JenniferMc

JenniferMc

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Thunder Boy Jr. | Sherman Alexie
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This modern fantasy (F) about a little boy who is named after his father “Thunder”. He goes on to explain how much he hates his name and wishes he had another name. By the end of the story, the father gives him his own unique name and together they will “light up the sky”. #UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc UDL 2.1 EL 11 teaching strategy IR. This is a read along recommended for grades K-2. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhkh-dZ3Bks (edited) 2y
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This NYT best seller and modern fantasy (F) by Giles Andrea is about a giraffe that thinks he cannot dance because he doesn‘t dance like the other animals. Gerald was a tall giraffe who‘s neck and legs were very long. The animals made fun of him but he didn‘t care. He leapt in the air! A sweet rhyming story about accepting our differences. #UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc This link is a song to go along with the story. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzb5Acl-n70 2y
JenniferMc UDL 3.2 EL 2,3 Teaching strategy RA 2y
AndreaG This looks like a sweet book. In the age of teaching kids to “choose kind,” this book could be an early influence on kids to be kind tone another. 2y
JenniferMc @AndreaG I agree. So many great discussions could come from this book. Inclusion, “choose kind” and “ don‘t judge a book by it‘s cover”, to name a few. 2y
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This modern fantasy (F) about a little boy with an imaginary friend. Philip and his imaginary friend, Brock go on many adventures together until one day he accidentally left Brock behind at a fair. He missed Brock very much until he put out a missing persons ad and found Brock had found some new friends. They all spent an afternoon together and found that everything was even better than before.” #UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc UDL 2.1. EL 3 Teaching strategy RA. I have included a recommended lesson plan for this story https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/we_forgot_brock_.pdf (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Excellent resource. Be sure to add the necessary components. I made text to text connections with Berkeley by Santat and JESSICA by Henkes. Both have the similar theme of imaginary friends. 2y
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Doesn‘t this title just grab you? I saw it in the bookstore and had to have it. This sweet (F) story about a boy who is afraid to take a chance but faces his fears and comes out the better for it. “So what do you do with a chance? You take it because it just might be the start of something incredible.” #UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc UDL 1.2,1.3 EL 26 teaching strategy RA. Recommended activity http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2017/12/what-do-you-do-with-a-chance/ (edited) 2y
DrSpalding See previous comments. I like that you were inspired to read this book when we were at Barnes and Noble.💜📚 2y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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A Newbery award winning (TL) traditional literature novel by Katherine Applegate. The story is told from the point of view of a gorilla, Ivan, whom lives in a roadside mall as a attraction. Ivan finds his full potential in the caring of a baby elephant named Stella. A heartwarming story that is in preproduction for a movie. #UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc UDL 3.1,3.2 EL 4,48 Teaching strategy LC. Included is a worksheet activity to go with this book. https://goo.gl/images/NV7Ybs (edited) 2y
kylamarie5 I never thought i‘d be interested in this book but after hearing everyone talk about it in class it sounds good! I need to put it on my to read list! 2y
DrSpalding Same 2y
JenniferMc @kylamarie5 I loved this book and at first, I had no interest in reading it. I would listen to it on audible, on my way to class and walk in with tears in my eyes. I just wanted to go home and hug my dog after reading this book! HA! Great ending too! 2y
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Esperanza Rising | Pam Munoz Ryan
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A Pura Belpre award winning HF novel about Esperanza and her family that moved from Mexico to California during the Great Depression. It is the struggle about a family of migrant farm worker‘s and their proud heritage. #UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc UDL 3.1, 9.3 EL 28, teaching strategy LC. A beautifully read read along is included in this link. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ed7ZT_45A4A. (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Proof your post and use the rubric. Now‘s the time to be sure you have incorporated all of the necessary elements. 2y
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PoPo's Lucky Chinese New Year | Virginia Loh-Hagan
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“PoPo‘s Lucky Chinese New Year” written by Virginia Lo-Hagan and illustrated by Renne Benoit is a non fiction (NF) book demonstrating what PoPo and her family do to get ready for the celebration. This is a wonderful book that illustrates the culture surrounding Chinese new year. Above is a picture of my daughter in her Chinese new year dress.#UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc A wonderful article that explains the importance of teaching all children different cultures. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/children-s-book-popo-s-lucky-chinese-.... UDL 2.1, 2.4, EL 28 teaching strategy DR, RT, RA (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Be sure to use the rubric. I like the personal connection you shared and lovely picture of your daughter. Excellent resource. Exposing students to many different cultures is vital for fostering a tolerant and global society. 2y
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Truck Full of Ducks | Ross Burach
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A funny (F) book that has a surprise ending! Oh no! Mr. Fox has called for a truck full of ducks just in time for dinner! Find out why he has called for a truck full of ducks and what does he need them for! #UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc A fun read along to go along with “ Truck Full of Ducks”. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H3acegK7PgM 2y
DrSpalding See previous comments. 2y
JenniferMc UDL 2.1, 2.2 EL 8 teaching strategy RA 2y
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Not Quite Narwhal | Jessie Sima
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A (F) modern fantasy that tells the story about a unicorn named “Kelp” and the fact that he looked different from the narwhals he was born around. The story teaches us acceptance and compassion for those who may not quite fit a label that society places on us. This book touches my family on a deeper level because my children are mixed race. The story teaches us that it is OK not to fit a stereotype. #UCFLAE3414SP18

LisaMart Yay! I‘m so glad you checked this book out! It sends such a good message and the illustrations are adorable! It‘s one of my favorites that I‘ve added to my classroom library so far! 2y
JenniferMc A fun read along that works great with grades K-2. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=88hn62gD2c8. UDL 3.2 EL 3 Teaching strategy SR (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Again, check your rubric. I am so happy you were inspired to read this after Lisa shared the book and adorable bookmark made by @AshleyAA 💜📚 2y
JenniferMc @LisaMart Thank you for presenting this in class! I went home and ordered it on Amazon. I can‘t wait to add it to my classroom library. 2y
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A creative (F) book written by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. Duncan‘s crayons are colorful bunch of characters! Having mended the hurt feelings of one group who threaten to quit, Duncan now faces a new group of crayons asking to be rescued! #UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc I have included a link for a read aloud. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y4s83oIM7M 2y
DrSpalding You are missing some components of the rubric. Good choice and correct genre. 2y
JenniferMc UDL 3.2, 3.3 EL 23 teaching strategy RT 2y
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A Letter to My Teacher | Deborah Hopkinson
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A heartwarming (RF) story by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. A story about an “exasperating” little girl who grew up to write a letter to her teacher about how she remembered all the ways that she tested the patience of her 2nd grade teacher. On her first day of her new job, she will think about her favorite second grade teacher because she became a teacher too! #UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc A fun activity for kids to write a letter to their teachers. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/All-About-Me-Letter-to-My-Teacher-Wr... 2y
kylamarie5 Omg i‘ve never heard of this book but it sounds so cute. I love that the little girl became a teacher! I need to find this! 2y
DrSpalding What a cool book! I like the letter writing activity as a follow up. 2y
JenniferMc UDL 3.3 EL 31 teaching strategy: RA 2y
JenniferMc @kylamarie5 It‘s a really cute book that has a twist at the end. I think students would really enjoy this book and I love that you can incorporate a lesson plan with it. 2y
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Wolf in the Snow | Matthew Cordell
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This recently awarded 2018 Caldecott book award, modern fantasy (F), is the story of friendship and trust. This book is modern take on Little red riding hood and the big bad Wolf. Both of them help each other find their way back to their families. Told with very little words through illustration. #UCFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc I have included a link from grades K-3 to use as book extension activities. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wolf-in-the-Snow-by-Matthew-Cordell-.... UDL 1.3,2.4. EL 44 Teaching strategy PR (edited) 2y
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This Poetry novel P) and “National Book Award” winner, chronicles the hardships of a 10-year-old girl, Thahnna Lai, during the Vietnam war. This book is close to my heart because my husband was born in Vietnam, during the Vietnam War and can relate to some of the stories told in this book. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KEkjwu2WEIA

DrSpalding I love this book. It‘s beautifully written and I enjoyed reading your personal connection. Please use the rubric. 2y
JenniferMc A wonderful lesson plan for grades 3-5 that teaches the importance of tolerance and acceptance and the plight of immigration. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Inside-Out-And-Back-Again-Grade-5-No... UDL 2.4 EL 2,3,11, (edited) 2y
JenniferMc Teaching strategy AS. This would be a fascinating book to do an author study on because the author wrote it from her childhood experiences immigrating from Vietnam to America. 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy | Madeleine L'Engle
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A SF novel that teaches us the importance to believe in ourselves and that the power of love can bring us home. Meg has gone to find her father with the help of her brother Charles Wallace and friend Calvin. They encounter some unlikely friends that help them overcome their self doubt and the evil “IT”. This Newberry award winner has been on the New York Times bestseller list and is being made into a movie. #UFLAE3414SP18

JenniferMc A great article with fun activities for grades 3-6. https://www.weareteachers.com/a-wrinkle-in-time-activities/. UDL 2.1, 2.2, 9.1,9.2,9.3 EL 2,3, Teaching strategy: LC (edited) 2y
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My son would have loved this book as a child! Written with rhymes that are catchy for the times! “Where do steam trains sleep at night after puffing down the tracks? Do their moms steam up hot cocoa for their just-before-bed-snacks?” Find out when you read this fun and easy book. #UCFLAE3414SP18 This book is great for a science lesson on the differences between steam, coal and electric fueled engines. See comments for more..

JenniferMc A wonderful fiction (F) book for K-3, that uses UDL 3.2 to highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships between steam, coal and electric engines. I have included a link of an interactive read along. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=veC5RUapLwY. Teaching strategy RA (edited) 2y
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Skippy John Jones is on another adventure! This time, to find a “Skippossurus”, the rarest dinosaur of them all! The NYT best selling book is well illustrated and written with humor. The dialogue is funny and the song is sure to have kids ( and adults) singing along. #UCFLAE3414SP18 See comments for more..

DrSpalding Be sure to use the rubric as your guide. 2y
JenniferMc A fictional (F) book for students K-3, that uses UDL 2.5 to illustrate lessons through multiple media. It also, “Presents key concepts in a form of symbolic representation with an alternative form such as illustration, dance,music and movement..”The link I provided details activities that would help in reading comprehension. http://www.skippyjonjones.com/downloads/Skippyjon-CC.pdf teaching strategy S (edited) 2y
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Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes | Eric Litwin, James Dean
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Pete the Cat is on another adventure, this time with his new white shoes! No matter what messes Pete steps in, he just keeps moving along. A New York Times best seller. I love the idea that there is a free song that goes along with the book.#UCFLAE3414SP18 See comments for more..

DrSpalding Be sure to use the rubric as your guide. 2y
JenniferMc A wonderful fiction (F) book that uses UDL 3.2 to guide information processing visualization and manipulation through visualization and sing-along. A classroom idea for this lesson is attached and includes lessons for ESL students. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pinterest.com/amp/pin/411657222170314848/. Teaching strategies CR (edited) 2y
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The Rainbow Fish | Marcus Pfister
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A beautifully written and illustrated fantasy (F), Christopher award winning book about the beauty of sharing with others. The message of being humble, when given so much, is a story for all ages. When the rainbow fish shares his scales with the other fish in the sea, he becomes filled with joy and a feeling of belonging among the other fish.#UCFLAE3414SP18 See comments for more..

DrSpalding Be sure to use the rubric as your guide. 2y
JenniferMc Works with RL 3.7 using visual elements that contribute to the meaning of the story. This book is the winner of the Christopher award. I have attached a wonderful read along link. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RbKr-k1PTvA teaching strategy RT (edited) 2y
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Dragons Love Tacos | Adam Rubin
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A wonderful NYT best seller fictional (F)book that connects children to the story with humor. Learn how to make friends with dragons by luring them with the two things they love most.... a party with a lot of tacos! Just be careful to hide the salsa otherwise, you have a red-hot disaster on your hands! Don‘t worry, if a disaster occurs, dragons are nice enough to help you rebuild your house. #UCFLAE3414SP18 See comments for more..

DrSpalding Be sure to use the rubric as your guide. 2y
JenniferMc This website includes cute activities to do with your class. 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. Hey fun at classroom activity would to be to incorporate this book and a ”Cinco De Mayo” lesson. Teaching strategy DR (edited) 2y
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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A year ago yesterday, marks the one year anniversary of Elizabeth Warren‘s refusal to be silenced in the Senate. Her brave speech inspired women to celebrate those who have “persevered in the face of adversity”. This NYT best selling biography (B)about 13 American women whom didn‘t give up when the odds were stacked against them. The stories promote a wonderful message to girls/boys that no matter the obstacles, you can overcome. #UCFLAE3414SP18

DrSpalding Be sure to use the rubric as your guide. 2y
JenniferMc This book is great for a social studies lesson in grades 2-5. Included in this link is a great activity to go along with a language arts or social studies lesson. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/She-Persisted-Writing-Activity-and-B... . A UDL 3.1 is assessed in this book by encouraging new lessons to supply appropriate background knowledge of each woman to the students. Teaching strategy: RA (edited) 2y
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