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I am Amelia Earhart | Brad Meltzer
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I am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer is a Biography perfect for IR. It is all about Amelia and her life. The pictures are awesome too! ESOL strategy 9 is about using t-lists and time lines to organize information. This would be easily practiced with a factual text, like I am Amelia Earhart. UDL strategy 6.4 allows students to track their progress. Using this text and timelines they would easily be able to track their progress through the book.

KaitlynN https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-Am-Amelia-Earhart-Text-Dependent-Q... this is a link to TPT. This book seems popular on that site. This small packet has many text related questions and an area where questions are based on specific dates. I liked that because it connects thee timeline with the review. If they took good notes the questions are simple! #ucflae3414sp18 2y
AshleyC Lovely book to include in your classroom library! Great for learning about people who have made a difference in our world and who have accomplished their dreams. 2y
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Winters Gift | Jane Monroe Donovan, Richard Brownell
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Winters Gift is a RF picture book that won the Writers Notes Book Award in 2006. This book would be great to use as a SR. This book lends itself to making predictions, discussing theme, and looking at other essential parts of a story. ESOL Strategy 12 is about using preview and review activities. You could easily use the cover and blurbs about the book as a preview, and then use the actual events of the story as review for the objective you teach

KaitlynN You could incorporate UDL strategy 4.1 by offering students many ways to share the story. They could jot down notes in a notebook or on sticky notes, they could choose to share with the class, or you could even use an electronic preview/review game like Kahoot. Offering many different ways for students to participate ensures they feel comfortable and perform their best! #ucflae3414sp18 (edited) 2y
KaitlynN http://www.picturebookprofessor.com/teacher/winters-gift-christmas-picture-book-... I included this resource for the website itself. This book isn‘t very popular so there aren‘t many resources out there, and even fewer quality ones. This website has lists of picture book by theme, or books good for read aloud. It can get hard to keep track of all the great books out there, so this helped when you want to find something specific. 2y
KaitlynN The ideas from picture book professor are ok but I think there are better things out there. I did like a few of the articles and blog posts they put up! 2y
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Malala's Magic Pencil | Malala Yousafzai
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Malala‘s Magic Pencil is a New York Times Best Seller, and a picture book autobiography. Malala tells her story in a narrative designed for children, while encouraging them to find their magic. I think that it would be interesting to look at Malala Yousafzai for an author study. She has only written this one book for children so it would be quite a contrast to other authors. #ucflae3414sp18

KaitlynN ESOL strategy 28 is about providing diverse biographies for ELs and this one definitely applies. If students actually help in creating an author study by collecting information and doing research UDL strategy 5.2 would be satisfied. Students could use a wide variety of materials and technologies to collect information and do a presentation. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jWKYalbPLRY 2y
KaitlynN The resource above is more for teacher background than it is an activity. I love this video because Malala is talking about her book, why she wrote it, and the story it tells. You could definitely use this video as part of an author study or show it to kids, but the background it provides is valuable enough for a teacher wanting to use this book in class! 2y
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The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? By Mo Willems won the Bank Street College of Education Irma Black Award. This is a MF book that would be so fun as a readers theater! I can see a classroom doing an author study on Mo Willems, performing many RT scripts and talking about the lesson, in this case, Pigeon teaches. #ucflae3414sp18

KaitlynN RT compliments ESOL Strategy 16 because it incorporates listening, reading, speaking, and writing as a part of the lesson. UDL Strategy 9.1 also compliments RT because students are motivated to read and learn knowing they get to perform for their classmates. https://app.schooltube.com/video/38efc3e6853c4382818d/Walker-_Duckling_Gets_a_Co... here is an example of a RT being performed. Seriously watch! It is the cutest thing I have ever seen. 2y
Fiona_i I have not read this book yet but I will be. I love the book don't let the pigeon drive the bus. So I have to read this too 2y
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Memoirs of a Goldfish | Devin Scillian
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Memoir of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian is a MF book that won a Wonda Gág Read Aloud Book Award in 2011. This book is so cute and has a heartwarming message. I would definitely use this as a RA in my class, maybe even the first week of school. The book is all about sharing a space with lots of other people. I would Incorporate UDL Strategy 3.4 to help students understand that we are like Goldfish because we are sharing a classroom with each other.

KaitlynN ESOL Strategy 11 is relevant here because the context of the book is relatable when we look at it from the perspective of a classroom and what we need to do to respectfully share a space. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ypDGgYvBcVs this is a link to my favorite read aloud on YouTube. I like this one because it shows the actual book, and the narrator speaks clearly! This would be great fo ELs to use as review. #ucflae3414sp18 2y
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The Beloved Dearly | Doug Cooney
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The Beloved Dearly is RF novel that won a Sunshine State Young Reader Award in 2006. I think it would be a great LC book because it‘s all about a kid who is a true entrepreneur, and the work students would do as part of the LC Roles would be great! UDL strategy 9.2 could apply while reading this book. It deals with the death of pets and students would have to work on coping with subject matter, while following the book. #ucflae3414sp18

KaitlynN The ESOL Strategy 21 would be easily incorporated with this book. The book on tape has great reviews, and because it was a Sunshine State book there are probably several copies of it in surrounding libraries. http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Beloved-Dearly/Doug-Cooney/97806898635... this is a link to the Simon and Schuster website. They list several ideas for activities and most of them would be so fun for students. 2y
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Holes | Louis Sachar
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Holes by Louis Sachar won the Newbery Award. The genre of this book is MF but it feels like RF. The only reason I said MF is because there is talk about spells/curses/prophecy, which, let‘s be honest who knows, right? Anyway, this book is super fun and would be a great option for IR or LC. UDL 7.1 fits well when kids are choosing what they want to read in LC and for IR. ESOL strategy 10 would also help student with sharing their thinking.

KaitlynN https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/holes this resource is a great starting point for activities and lessons connected to Holes. I remember my brother read this in 4th grade. His class did a project where they decorated Pringles can to look like their favorite character, then they put items inside that retreat who they are. There are many great ideas for this book and I think kids like it just as much as teachers do! #ucflae3414sp18 (edited) 2y
erin.yarbrough This book sounds interesting! Hearing about books involving magic always interests me! 2y
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The Adventures of Beekle is a MF book that won a Caldecott Award and would be a great read aloud or guided reading. ESOL Strategy 36 is all about asking lots of HOT questions, which would be very interesting to do with this book. UDL Strategy 2.1 would also be easily incorporated because this book used some elevated vocabulary and symbolism in the illustrations. The image I included is my favorite of the many Beekle faces! #ucflae3414sp18

KaitlynN https://www.google.com/amp/s/edci305a.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/the-adventures-of... this resource was created for drama programs using this book, but the activities are really wonderful. One is having small groups create a “still picture “ of how Beekle feels being the only one not chosen as an imaginary friend. This could also help reinforce vocabulary words like “lonely”. I highly recommend this book! 2y
erin.yarbrough I love the illustrations! And if it can be used for a drama, it‘s certainly worth a read! 2y
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Hare and Tortoise | Alison Murray
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Hare and Tortoise is traditional literature adapted by Allison Murray. I like this particular adaptation because there are cool text features, like a map of the course! I would love to turn this into a RT script. UDL Strategy 5.3 would apply to this lesson because students could practice their parts, building fluency, and then perform! ESOL Strategy 38 would also fit nicely, because students could practice their short parts at home #ufclar3414sp18

KaitlynN https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ1UD7o3xB8 this is a link to some children performing a readers theatre. It doesn‘t seem to be the Allison Murray adaptation but, I think it is a good example of how this could go in a real classroom. Plus they look like they are having so much fun! Especially Hare. She got into it. (edited) 2y
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia has won the Newbery, Coretta Scott King Award, and the Scott O‘Dell award for Historical Fiction. This book is perfect to read about to students or offer as a Literature Circle option. The link I have included is to Teachers Pay Teachers. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:one%20crazy%20summer

KaitlynN I have many ideas of things I want to do with this book. When I started looking for resources I came across TPT, and I found the jackpot. Teachers have created whole entire units around this book. Many of them read it during February for Black History Month, so there are tons of activities, discussion topics, printables etc! I liked TPT for this book because even if you don‘t do a whole unit you can customize their ideas to fit your class! (edited) 2y
KaitlynN UDL Strategy 4.1 works great here because students have a wide variety of ways they can share their thoughts and understanding of the book Art integration, discussion, writing, HOT questions, and more! ESOL strategy 21 would be an interesting addition. If you chose to read this aloud you could record it and send it home with them. They could listen and follow along in their copy of the book! 2y
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A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein
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This poem is from Shel Silverstein‘s A Light in the Attic, an anthology of poems. It would be fun to choral read Silverstein poems because most of them are funny and have pictures to go along with them. I can imagine using A Light in the Attic for poem of the week activities. I chose this image because this is my favorite poem of Silverstein‘s. I used to recite this to my parents and siblings (I have 4) sarcastically when they would take my stuff

KaitlynN http://www.poetryoutloud.org/teaching-resources/lesson-plans this is a website with lots of strategies for teaching poetry in general. Another really cool thing about Poetry Out Loud is they host a contest where students recite poems. UDL strategy 3.2 is about highlighting patterns and meaning. I think it would be easy to use poetry when looking at finding deeper meaning and patterns in text. #ucflae3414sp18 2y
KaitlynN ESOL strategy 19 is applicable when talking about doing poem of the week activities. There is a set structure and pattern for how you look at a poem. Day one the teacher reads, day two we read together... and so on. They always know what‘s coming up and can practice so that they are successful! 2y
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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons is a MF book that won the Geisel award! This book has a catch song and it would be fun to do as a Storytelling. UDL strategy 2.3 could be easily incorporated into this lesson by having students use buttons to follow along through the story. ESOL strategy 17 could also be met through storytelling by using props, expression! #ucflae3414sp18

KaitlynN https://nzmaths.co.nz/resource/pete-cat-and-his-four-groovy-buttons this is a resource that lays out basically what we did in class when we read this book! It lists materials and summarizes the content. I liked this resource because it‘s a little bit stronger than just trying to remember that lesson. Also I did not draw that Pete, I found him on google. He sure is cute though!! (edited) 2y
Fiona_i Pete the cat is amazing. This is such a great book. I have seen it in all of the classes I do my service learning in 2y
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Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece | Patricia Polacco
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Mr Wayne‘s Masterpiece is a RF book by Patricia Polacco. I would love to adapt this into a RT! I think that Readers Theater could help with fluency while helping students connect to Patricia and her process of getting over her fears of speaking in front of people! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mr-Waynes-Masterpiece-by-Patricia-Po... this is a link to TPT. #ucflae3414sp18

KaitlynN I chose this resource as an example of how you could work through the book with students before introducing RT. It breaks down setting, characters, plot, and even includes a way to graph who is fearful of speaking in front of people (like with a bar graph and pie chart!) UDL strategy 7.2 is a match for this book because students can authentically connect to the story. ESOL strategy 48 fits too because this is a hands on group assignment! 2y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan is a (MF) book and would be a great option for (LC)! https://www.npr.org/2013/06/13/191053327/headline-here this is an interview with Katherine Applegate and an article written by NPR. I think it would be amazing to share this with students because it talks about the real Ivan, and the author‘s experiences with him. So interesting!

KaitlynN UDL Strategy 3.1 is a good fit because this book draws on the background knowledge students have about animals and zoos. Along the same lines ESOL strategy 4 is similar. This book has some pictures too so it definitely helps activate background knowledge and prior experience. This allows ELs to create connections to the text. The One and Only Ivan won the Newbery. #ucflae3414sp18 2y
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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Actual Size by Steve Jenkins is a (NF) picture book great for (PR)! UDL strategy 3.3 is a good fit for this book because students use the illustrations to help with processing the information presented, visualization, and manipulation. EL strategy 5 will be met because of the content specific vocabulary Steve Jenkins uses. #ucflae3414sp18

KaitlynN http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5426 this is a link to the math standard I chose to write a lesson on for another class. My lesson started with reading Actual Size, then asked students to do research about the size of their favorite animal. The lesson then asks students to draw their animal in actual size and list its measurements in several forms. The lesson ends with student presentations and pages turn into a class book! 2y
DrSpalding Love this image! 2y
AmeliaS21 What a cool picture you used! I love that this book lets kids see the actual size of animals! 2y
KaitlynN @AmeliaS21 @DrSpalding thank you! I found it on google. I think it‘s a great visual representation of how this book works! 2y
DrSpalding I agree! Math and Lit!💜📚 2y
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Frederick | Leo Lionni
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Frederick by Leo Lionni is a (F) (Caldecott Honor) book about group of field mice who are getting ready for winter. Everyone is working hard collecting food and preparing, but Frederick seems to be in his own little world, not at all concerned with the work to be done. This book would be perfect for a(DR) or readers theatre. UDL strategy 5.3 is a match for this plan because performance and retreading help build fluency!

KaitlynN EL strategy 38 is great for a DR because English Learners can practice a short part several times and this helps ensure their success and builds confidence. #ucflae3414sp18 2y
KaitlynN http://katieduvalhaddock.blogspot.com/2015/01/leo-lionni-readers-theater-for-pas... this resource is a teacher blog. I liked this a lot because it combines a Leo Lionni author study with readers theater. I thought it was so interesting to see examples of how the assignments we have in our course, fit together in a classroom! (edited) 2y
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Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst is a (RF) picture book about Alexander, who likes money, a lot, and his money troubles. This book would be perfect to (RA). A UDL principal strongly supported is (3.4) maximizing transfer and generalization. Alexander has trouble saving money, many students may make generalizations about goal setting and overcoming obstacles in many aspects of life.

KaitlynN The EL strategy that this book supports is (42) which deals with chronology. The class could create a timeline to mark each event in the story where Alexander losses, or spends his money. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vjUclCaChpM this is a link to a read aloud on YouTube. The teacher could use this resource to pause the story and add each event to the timeline. #ucflae3414sp18 2y
Ryanne.H I never read this one! I adored Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good very bad day. I‘ll have to check this one out! 2y
V.DeQuattro I love this post! I loved Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good very bad day. I knew they had another book that went along with it but I never read. I will definitely have to read it now! 2y
DrSpalding This is a wonderful sequel to the original, classic story. Excellent resource and I love the idea of using the video and pausing to add information to the timeline or sequence of events. Well done. 2y
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Not Just a Dot | Loryn Brantz
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Not Just a Dot is a fun (F) picture book by Loryn Brantz, and the message is beautiful.you are not just a Dot. You have a purpose and the you have value!I think this would be a great book to (PR) because both the reader and the listener have an interactive part. UDL principal (8.3) foster collaboration and community, and EL strategy (2) small group collaboration fits perfectly with the idea of PR. #ucflae3414sp18

KaitlynN I couldn‘t find much as far as classroom resources, but this website (http://www.multiplication.com/our-blog/elicia-zahm/not-just-dot-book-and-lesson-...) gave me an idea! I would love to use Dot to demonstrate the importance of punctuation. We can see Dot (our VERY important character) in so many symbols that authors use to make meaning (.?!:;). This could also be a tool to introduce to EL students. 2y
DrSpalding What a creative idea! Be sure to proof your posts as there are many errors. Looks like a cute book! I‘m adding it to my stack. 2y
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Big Words for Little People | Jamie Lee Curtis
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Big Words for Little People by Jamie Lee Curtis a (RF) book that takes you through using some big words in the proper way! Words include “Privacy”, “impossible”, consequence”, and “cooperate”! This would be a great (RA) book to introduce a vocabulary routine, or a phonics lesson on sounding out “big” words. This is a great book to use with EL students by (11) placing language in a meaningful context.

KaitlynN A UDL principal that this book helps satisfy is (2.1) clarify vocabulary and symbols. Big Words for Little People helps make meaningful connections from sophisticated vocabulary to everyday situations. (https://www.lessonplanet.com/teachers/big-words-for-little-people) is a resource that you have to pay for, but it is something that would be very easy to recreate for free. It is a worksheet that allow students to match synonyms. #ucflae3414sp18 (edited) 2y
WendyV I was interested in this book too after seeing it in class. I really like your suggestion on how you would use this book in the classroom, especially your EL strategy. 2y
DrSpalding Yes, this is an excellent example of realistic fiction. The higher level vocabulary works beautifully with the UDL principle you selected. Way to go! 2y
morganhillman I definitely need to go get this for my classroom library! Like you said, it would be a fantastic book for EL students to learn some harder vocabulary! The worksheet seems like an awesome idea so the students could check their progress and see if they can remember some of the new vocabulary they just learned by reading the book! 2y
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Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L‘engle is a (Newbery Award) winning (SF) book about Meg, her brother, and their friend, on a quest to find their father. This book requires a big imagination because it takes you through magical and wondrous scenes. This is a great book to offer as a (LC) choice.

KaitlynN Lit. Circles are a great place for EL students to (2) cooperate with small groups to promote comprehension, (9) learn note taking strategies related to their LC role, and a UDL principal met is (7.1) because Lit Circles optimize choice and autonomy in the classroom. 2y
KaitlynN A great resource for teachers is this reading guide made by Scholastic. (https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/activities/migrated-files-in-bod...) It would be a feat way to feature key parts of the story, or have your groups put together something similar using their different roles. It also includes a interview with the author. #ucflae3414sp18 2y
DrSpalding You are wise to mention literature circles. This book can be difficult to comprehend but with the help of conversation in the book talk, comprehension can be enhanced. 2y
AmeliaS21 I read this book in my LitCircle!! I loved getting to use my imagination while reading it! 2y
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