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Karissacurrier

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This RF, RA book it‘s a unique story that your students will love. This book shares the relationship of a young girl and her grandfather who like to tell stories through the use of tangrams. This story within a story touches on themes of wonder, imagination and family relationships, as well as elements of math. #UCFLAE3414SP21 https://tasks.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1311

Karissacurrier This resource includes a lesson plan with great discussion questions that work with an RA, and also includes information on how to integrate this story with math content. The UDL principle 2.3 about decoding text, mathematical notation and symbols will ensure students understand the math content included in this story. 2y
Karissacurrier The ESOL strategy 17 about providing support through visuals and models will ensure students understand how the element of tangrams is important to the story. 2y
Adodd1 This book seems like it would be a great addition to any class library. The UDL strategy you chose would go great with this book, and I really enjoy how it touches on other subjects as well! 2y
Chaseb I‘m not familiar with tangrams so I‘m intrigued by this book! I love that it could be used to introduce math as well. I definitely want to look into this book and even google tangrams! Thanks for this recommendation:) 2y
DrSpalding This is such a great book to integrate with math content as you noted. Tangrams can be very fun when teaching geometry and shapes. 2y
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This B, RA book does a wonderful job sharing the story of Ruby Bridges. This book tells the story of Ruby as a young child when she became the first Black student to attend William Frantz Elementary, an all white school. This story shares the bravery and courage of Ruby, and the terrible backlash she received as a young black child in the 1960s. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier This website includes great educational material that goes along with a RA of this book. The UDL principle 2.1 about clarifying vocabulary ensures that students understand potentially new vocabulary this book will expose them to. The ESOL strategy 20 about listing important words will ensure students become familiar with the new vocabulary presented in the text. 2y
Adodd1 I remember reading this story as a kid! The ESOL strategy you have chosen would work best by starting with pre-teaching the words and using visuals! Great selection 2y
DrSpalding This biography is a wonderful read aloud. Clarifying vocabulary and listening important words both work well to be sure students comprehend the content. Helpful resource noted. 2y
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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This RF, LC New York Times Best Seller is a wonderful book for students to read. This story includes themes about ableism, hope and adventure. Melody wants to show the world how smart and amazing she is, but she is barred by her inability to walk or talk due to cerebral palsy. This wonderful story follows her journey to show the world her authentic self despite the limitations she has due to her disability. Get your tissues ready!. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Out-of-My-Mind/Sharon-M-Draper/9781416971...

The resource provided by Simon and Schuster includes great discussion topics to use when completing a LC. The UDL principle 6.1 about guiding appropriate goal setting will allow you to effectively plan out a LC timeline and discussion. The ESOL strategy 6 about monitoring students comprehension will ensure students are effectively comprehending the book content.
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Tattooedteacher I‘m jot sure what grades you‘re working with but as a read aloud for third, it‘s a beautiful example of acceptance, friendship, determination. I adore this book. 2y
Karissacurrier @Tattooedteacher I absolutely love this book as well! I am a student teacher atm, but I cannot wait to share this story with my future students 🥰 2y
Tattooedteacher @Karissacurrier Feel free to stay in touch, I‘m happy to help anytime and to cheer you on. (edited) 2y
DrSpalding You and I are going to have to get back in touch when we read the sequel! Your resource provided by the publisher is excellent. Always remember to consult the author and publisher before seeking out other resources. 2y
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This HF, LC book would be a wonderful story to read with small groups. This book touches on the story of the Mayflower and New World through the eyes of a fictional protagonist. Students can learn about the life and struggles of the new settlers in North America through diary entries of a young girl. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/journey-new-wo...
This great resource from scholastic includes a discussion guide that can be used in your LC. the UDL Principle 8.1 about setting goals and objectives will help to facilitate a successful LC. The ESOL strategy 22 about providing ELs with extra time to answer questions will allow them to effectively engage in a LC discussion.
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DrSpalding Historical fiction, social studies, literature circles… Excellent! These kinds of discussion guides can help you to implement quality literature circle/book club conversations. 2y
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Hello, Mama Wallaroo | Darrin P. Lunde
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This NF, RA book would be a great addition to your NF book collection. This book includes different facts about Wallaroos! It includes great information and illustrations that will draw in your students. #UCFLAE3414SP21

https://www.readingrockets.org/article/nurturing-inquiring-mind-through-nonficti...

Karissacurrier This great resource from Reading Rockets gives great instruction on how to complete a quality read aloud with NF texts. The UDL principle 2.1 about clarifying important vocabulary will be essential when working with NF text that includes new vocabulary. ESOL strategy 15 about reinforcing key terms and ideas will help students learn the new vocabulary presented in the text. 2y
ReaganT Super cute! I like the principles you chose as we as the resource for teachers rather than for students, we need good resources too lol! 2y
DrSpalding Students love animals. Using nonfiction text to teach about animals in different geographic locations works well. Reading rockets is a high-quality resource. 2y
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This RF, RA Newberry honor, Corretta Scott King Honor, and Caldecott Award Winning book is a phenomenal book to include in your classroom library. The theme of this book is to appreciate what you have. CJ is upset because he has to accompany his grandmother to work at a soup kitchen after church on sundays. At first CJ is upset that he cannot do what he sees his other friends do, but soon realizes the beauty that surrounds him. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier
https://doors2world.umass.edu/sites/default/files/Last%20Stop%20on%20Market%20St...

The provided resource includes great discussion questions and other resources to use when conducting a RA. The UDL Principle 3.2 and EL Strategy 4 both will help students activate their background knowledge and make connections with the text.
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Chaseb I‘ve used this book for a Think Aloud in my RED class, so I think it‘s a great book for a read aloud and the way I used it was to discuss making connections to the text, so the ESOL and UDL principles you picked out are perfect!! 2y
DrSpalding Several of your peers chose to post on this book after the read aloud! This is a high-quality book that of course was used to model GAP procedures and effective read aloud skills! 2y
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A Ball for Daisy | Chris Raschka
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This RF, LC Caldecott award winning book would be a wonderful book to use in small groups in your classroom. The book does not include any text, so the story is told only through illustrations. This story follows a dog named Daisy and her favorite ball. The ball pops, and Daisy is sad. In the end, Daisy gets a new ball. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier
https://images.randomhouse.com/promo_image/9780375858611_6834.pdf

This resource by random house includes great activities to use in small groups with this story. The UDL Principle 3.3 about guiding visual information and the EL strategy 11 about placing language in meaningful context will help guide discussion about this book.
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DrSpalding Your summaries are comprehensive yet concise and your resources are high-quality. Using the publisher website is a wise choice and the universal design and English learner strategies work beautifully with your resource and teaching strategy. 2y
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Madeline | Ludwig Bemelmans
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This P, CR Caldecott award winning book is a wonderful story to read to your students. This story touches on themes of health, courage, and friendship. Madeline lived in a house with 11 other girls and was the smallest of them all. After a health scare, Madeline and the other girls learn about the importance of health awareness. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/33575

The attached lesson plan includes how to conduct CR with students using this book. The UDL principle 8.3 about fostering a community and EL strategy 2 are essential when conducting CR with the class.
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DrSpalding Choral reading is an excellent teaching strategy to use with primary students. 2y
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BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom | Carole Boston Weatherford
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This P, RA Newberry Award winning book discusses important historical topics in a unique poetic form. This book shares the story of Henry Brown, who is trying to escape slavery. The story shares his journey throughout his life, and highlights the struggles he faces while trying to find freedom. This story told through poetry is very powerful and impactful. This story discusses topics of perseverance, struggle, loss, and bravery. #UCFLAE3414SP21

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https://www.nps.gov/teachers/classrooms/upload/Henry-s-Freedom-Box-Complete-Less...

This resources provided from nps.gov includes a lesson plan for this book that teaches important vocabulary, and also has accommodations for EL students. EL strategy 20 and UDL principle 2.1 both highlight how to present and clarify vocabulary with text, which matches with the provided lesson plan.
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PatriciaS Your review of this book was great, I put it on my to read list 2y
Spearsall I love this review you posted! The illustrations caught my attention first, then after reading your description I have to add it to my list. It is hard to find good books that are easy to read while being a poem so I love this. Also while teaching students about what used to happen! Love love love. Thank you for including a lesson plan as well with the EL strategies 💫💫 2y
Vanvlieta Adding this to my stack! Thanks for sharing this book with us.(: I would love to incorporate poetry into my classroom, so this seems like a great book to use when doing so! Plus, this book will allow us to integrate Social Studies AND Reading / ELA all into the same lesson!! WE LOVE THAT👏🏻 2y
DrSpalding You shared your passion for this book in class. Your resource is phenomenal! 2y
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Corduroy | Don Freeman
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This F, RA White Read Aloud award winning picture book is beloved by many! The theme of this book is hope and perseverance. Corduroy is a teddy bear that lives in a department store who has struggled to be purchased. Because of a lost button on his overalls, a young girl is unable to convince her mom to buy him. In the end, both corduroy and the young girl hold out hope and work towards finding a solution to their problems. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier http://bpsearlychildhood.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/1/3/10131776/318corduroy_ra.pdf

This RA lesson plan from Weebly provides great discussion questions for Corduroy. UDL Principle 5.3 and EL Strategy 12 about building fluencies through language and content correlates with read aloud discussions of the text.
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Chaseb wow this book brings back memories! I love your creative picture! I really like that you included a lesson plan as your resource, that makes this book easier to incorporate in our future classrooms! Great job! 2y
AlexRobinson You are RIGHT beloved by so many!! I had no interest in reading books growing up but this was probably the first book I remember picking up and reading and I‘d just read it over and over again! What a great book to go along with such a great theme of individuality and compassion- a topic that I believe always should be discussed in classrooms! Awesome post! 2y
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PatriciaS Thank you for your wonderful review and I love how you displayed this book with the 🐻. Problem solving is one of the most important skills educators will teach students and this book is a great resource. Including a link for a lesson plan helps educators as well, awesome 👍 job. 2y
Spearsall Aww I‘ve always wanted to know what this story was about, thank you! I can definitely see how it is iconic and a must read in the classroom. It teaches so many little things to students that need to be taught I love it! Thank you for including a lesson plan as well as great UDL and ESOL connections. Adding to my list!! 2y
DrSpalding This is a classic story that should be read in all primary classrooms. Believe it or not this was one of the first books to include an African-American child as the main character. I love that your peers made personal connections to this book. There are several Corduroy books in the series. Nice alignment with your English learner and universal design principles. 2y
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This B, RA Caldecott Award Winning book shares the life of Martin Luther King jr. In this biography, we learn all about Mr. Kings life, and his impact on the Civil Rights Movement.
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https://thecorecoaches.com/martins-big-words-read-aloud/

Karissacurrier This resource includes great lessons plans for completing a RA with Martins Big Words. The UDL Principle 2.1 about clarifying vocabulary would be a useful method to employ when completing a RA. The EL strategy 14 about slowing speech to aid in comprehension will increase student engagement in a RA. 2y
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This B, RT Coretta Scott King Award Winning book is a wonderful book about Harriet Tubman. This book tells the life story of Harriet Tubman, and how she navigated through her life as a slave. #UCFLAE3414SP21

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w7sUnqTUxZgy9RD-MaT8R9GGKBJ0G2xkvvzh0mq5sTI/...

Karissacurrier The attached links include helpful tips engaging students in a RT from reading rockets, and also a RT script. The UDL Principle 5.3 discusses the practice of building fluencies which students can do while participating in a RT. The EL Strategy 16 about integrating speaking, reading and writing with a RT will engage students and improve fluency and comprehension. 2y
DrSpalding You have 10 books noted and you have continued to do a beautiful job! Keep reading wonderful books and posting. Nice variety of strategies and high-quality resources included. 2y
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What Is Given from the Heart | Patricia C. McKissack
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This RF, RA Coretta Scott King Award Winning book teaches a wonderful lesson to young readers. This story emphasizes the importance of generosity, kindness, and appreciation. A poor family who continuously experiences loss helps out another family in need even though they do not have much to give. This story highlights the power of kindness. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/tips-howtos/make-most...

This book would work well as a RA, using the recommended methods from Readwritethink.org. The UDL Principle 3.1 and EL Strategy 4 will help students activate their background knowledge and make connections with the text.
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The Bad Beginning | Lemony Snicket
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This RF, AS Colorado Children‘s Book award winning novel is an unconventional story that will draw in your students. The theme of this story is that perseverance is possible even in the face of adversity. The Baudelaire siblings become orphaned at a young age and are sent to live with a man who tries to steal their inheritance. The story follows the unfortunate events that happen to them while they fight against Count Olaf. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier https://www.readingrockets.org/handler

This source from Reading Rockets includes great information about Lemony Snicket that can be used in an AS. The UDL principle 1.1 discusses how to customize the display of information, which will increase students engagement in the AS. The EL strategy 13 about previewing information for activities will ensure students are knowledgeable about the author.
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This MF, LC John Newberry Medal award winning novel would be a great small group choice for your classroom. The book touches on subjects like magic, corruption, oppression, and perseverance. A baby is sacrificed by her town in order to please a Witch. The witch accidentally gives the girl magical powers that are hard to control. The story follows the girls journey as she grows, and the sacrifices that must be made. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier https://www.novelstudies.org/downloads/The_Girl_Who_Drank_the_Moon_Novel_Study_P...

This source provides great activities that can be used along with this book when conducting a LC. The UDL principles 1.2 and 6.3 work well with a LC because they highlight the use of auditory materials, and processing of information. The EL strategy 10 involves facilitating effective group cooperation.
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Princess and the Pea | Hans Christian Anderson
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This TL, S book is a classic that students will love. The theme of this story is to “not judge a book by it‘s cover”. A young prince travels far to find a true princess, but is unsuccessful. When a princess shows up at the castle steps, the royal family is skeptical of her, but she later proves them wrong.
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Karissacurrier https://www.classcraft.com/blog/teaching-through-storytelling/

The Classcraft article discusses effective methods for completing an S with TL books. The UDL principle 1.3 offering alternatives for visual information works with S lessons because the use of props and visuals. The EL strategy 17 explains the use of audio visuals, models and demonstrations when teaching, which would increase students comprehension and engagement.
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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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This SF, LC multi award winning and NY Times Best seller is a great series to use with small groups in your classroom, and is a favorite among students. This dystopian novel highlights the struggles of poverty and perseverance. Katniss Everdeen volunteers to fight other children to the death in order to save her sister from her potential demise. In the end, Katniss discovers the major hardships of her world, and what needs to be done to fix it.

Karissacurrier This book/series would work best in a LC, as it is a series that would work best with small group discussions and activities. Information from Edutopia provides great methods for conducting LCs with your students. EL strategies 36 and 44 will help students engage in book discussions through HOT questions. UDL principle 8.3 will help to foster student collaboration within the LC, and encourage all students to participate within the group. 2y
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This MF, RA multi award winning book and New York Times Best seller will become one of your students favorite reads. The lesson of this story involves cause and effect, problem/solution etc. A young boy works hard to meet the requests of a mouse who constantly asks for solutions to his problems. By the end, the boy has learned what really will happen to you if you give a mouse a cookie.

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Karissacurrier This book would work best RA, using the recommended strategies from ReadWriteThink.org. This source provides great instruction on how to effectively increase students comprehension of this text through a RA. 2y
Karissacurrier The UDL Principles 3.2 and 6.3 will help students process the information given to them, and identifying patterns in the text. EL 15 involving repeating important ideas to aid in understanding will help students quickly identify the recurring themes. 2y
Chaseb This book has always been one of my favorites! I love the creativity in your picture, that was so clever! I like the source you included for doing read alouds, I‘ll have to save that site in my notes for later. 2y
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Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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This RF, RA Caldecott and Corretta Scott King award winning book would be a wonderful book to read to your students. The theme of this book focuses on the importance of generosity, kindness, and gratitude. Omu made herself some wonderful smelling stew, which she shared with many neighbors until the stew was gone. In the end, gratitude and generosity brought Omu a very special gift. #UCFLAE3414SP21

Karissacurrier This book would work best RA, using the recommended full group discussion topics from the Corretta Scott King Award discussion guide. The UDL principle 3.2 regarding the process of identifying critical features, big ideas, and relationships, and the EL 4 and 36 to aid in incorporating background knowledge and HOT would help to effectively engage students in an RA. 2y
JasmineLangley This seems like a really interesting book. I love theme and I think students will really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing! 2y
faithcella19 I love it! Sounds cute! 2y
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This MF, RA Caldecott award winning book would be a wonderful addition to your classroom library that your children will love! The theme of this book is to not be too greedy, and to work towards finding a solution if you‘re facing a problem. Jasper rabbit frequently snacks on carrots, but soon becomes scared of them as he is convinced they‘re following him. In the end, he uses his problem solving skills to find a solution.

Karissacurrier https://www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-aloud-build-comprehension

This would be best as a RA, using the recommending comprehension strategies from Reading Rockets. The UDL principles 3.1 and 3.3 regarding the activation of background knowledge and information processing, and the EL 15 and 17 reiterating important text information and using props or GAP will aid in students comprehension.
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faithcella19 Really cute! I love it 2y
MFlowers Nice post! This is a great example of what future teachers are looking for. I‘m excited to see what else you have in store for us :) 2y
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DrSpalding Thank you for allowing me to use this as an example. This is exactly what you need to do for your additional posts. The reading rockets article is a high-quality article and you easily aligned universal design principles and English learner strategies that go with the article and strategy. Great start! 2y
jinfanzon1988 I think that your post is very appropriate. Especially when you mentioned that props or GAP will aid in student comprehension. I think it‘s important to have as many resources as possible to help students and their comprehension. 2y
Chaseb I think the UDL principles you chose work very well with the book! 2y
Betrinag Thank you for creating such a model post! Both readers and teachers would find this useful; as teachers, these will make choosing books to add to our classroom libraries seamless. 2y
Vanvlieta I would love to read this book at some point. At first glance it seems like an awesome book to use as a RA in the classroom! Thanks for sharing (: 2y
tclivio This is a great post! I've read the first few pages and I definitely agree that GAP would aid in student comprehension. 2y
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Creepy Carrots is a wonderful book! The illustrations are amazing and make the book very enjoyable to read. Highly recommend!!