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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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#lae3414sp19 “Out of My Mind” is a beautifully written, realistic fiction novel by Sharon Draper. This book is about a young girl Cerebral Palsy who is very intelligent but no one knew because she was unable to speak. Once Melody received a device that helped her to share her thoughts, her world began to change. This heart warming book teaches readers to treat everyone with kindness because you never know what someone is going through.

Kcallihan This website provides many different ways of testing the students comprehension of the book: https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/out-of-my-mind-lesson-plans. The UDL strategy I would use for this book would be 9.3, “develop self assessment and reflection” because it would help if students reflected on how they treat others. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #3, “encourage positive thinking” because it is important to speak kindly 6mo
Kcallihan To others, especially when they are struggling. The teaching strategy I would use would be literature circles (LC) because personally when I did this book in an LC it helped me to get a greater understanding of the book. 6mo
WoodsKatie You have convinced me to read it! Your information, integration, and sources are great! Great post! 6mo
DrSpalding A beautiful post for a wonderful book. Literature circles are just right for this because the Students can have such rich conversations about it 6mo
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#lae3414 “Where the Sidewalk Ends” is a beautiful poetry book by Shel Silverstein. This book travels from a dirty city to a magical world where very bizarre and hilarious things occur. This book was one of my favorites growing up and I know it has made a huge impact on children everywhere. This lesson plan provides ways to

Kcallihan Have students make connections and inferences to the poem: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Where-the-Sidewalk-Ends-Lesson-Plans.... The teaching strategy I would use for this book would be dramatic re-enactment (DR) because since the story is so entertaining, the kids would really enjoy this. The UDL I would use would be 8.3, “foster collaboration and community” because by doing the DR, students 6mo
Kcallihan will get closer to one another and have to form a welcoming community. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #2, “promote cooperation” because the students together can cooperate to infer what will happen next in the book. 6mo
DrSpalding While I am sure that TPT has a good resource, going straight to the poet‘s website is always best. Silverstein‘s especially is of the highest quality. 6mo
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#lae3414sp19 “Green Eggs And Ham” by Dr. Seuss is a well-know fiction picture book. This book is one of the must reads when teaching young students because they simply love the rhyming and ridiculous things that occur in this book. When teaching this book, I would most likely stick to choral reading (CR). This way students can hear what it‘s like for them to make rhymes without being embarrassed or heard.

Kcallihan This website provides a detailed before, during, and after suggestions when reading this book to your students: https://betterlesson.com/lesson/582937/green-eggs-and-ham. The UDL strategy I would use for this book would be 5.2, “use multiple tools for construction and composition” because I would be using the movie clip to go along with the book. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #2, “promote cooperation” because by doing the choral reading, 6mo
Kcallihan the ESOL students will be able to practice speaking English without being embarrassed or singled out. 6mo
kkimmelman This book is a classic that everyone knows. I like your UDL strategy because it integrates technology when you use the movie clip. 6mo
DrSpalding A 50 word book dare lead to this classic. 6mo
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Wonder. R.J. Palacio | R J Palacio
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#lae3414sp19 “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio is a modern fiction novel about a child born with a facial difference. Due to his facial difference, he could not attend a mainstream school until 5th grade- and all he wanted to do was to be treated like a normal kid. This book is interesting to me because although it starts off with August‘s (the main character) point of view, it then switches to multiple points of view throughout the book.

Kcallihan “Wonder” tells all about a community‘s struggle with accepting others and having compassion. This website provides character activities, theme lists, symbolism explanations, and more: https://www.storyboardthat.com/lesson-plans/wonder-by-r-j-palacio. When teaching this book I would most likely use 8.1, “heighten salience of goals and objectives” 6mo
Kcallihan and state that one of the main goals is that we learn how to better accept one another for how they are. For the ESOL strategy I would use #29, “offer a variety of reference materials at the students‘ level” by providing the students with that web link. That way, they can not only look at it at home to brush up on the information but they can also translate it to their native language if they‘d like. 6mo
Kcallihan I would use LC‘s (literature circles) for this book because it covers some very serious topics that would be best discussed in a smaller group setting. 6mo
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JessicaRosell Wonder is such a amazing story. And I love story board idea and using Wonder in a LC. ♡ 6mo
Zmohammad Wonderful read! It is a good way to touch on the topic of being different and individuality! 6mo
DrSpalding What a wonderful resource! 6mo
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Indecency | Justin Phillip Reed
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“Indecency” is a book of poems written by Justin Phillip Read. Although this book won the National Book Award, some individuals find the poetry in it is too difficult to understand. I will admit that the poems might not come easily but if you focus on each one hard enough you will begin to understand them and fully appreciate the beauty in his poetry. This book is about inequity and the issues with the dominant social order.

Kcallihan This book is very challenging and would probably need to be used in an advanced high school senior classroom. Literature circles (LCs) would be the best teaching strategy here because it can allow for students to depend on one another and get insight that they might have missed the first time reading it. When reading this book and hearing how others reading of the book went, we all agreed that there were many times we needed linguistics references 6mo
Kcallihan In this link, I provided a guide to linguistics references that I believe would be beneficial to students when reading this book: https://libguides.wustl.edu/c.php?g=46894&p=301153. The UDL strategy I would use would be 2.3, “support decoding of text” because it is imperative that the students know how to decode this poetry to fully comprehend it. 6mo
Kcallihan The ESOL strategy I would use would be #20, “list the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use”. It will be very difficult for ESOL learners to comprehend all of this text, so I think it would be beneficial to find the main chunks of important information so they can focus on that. 6mo
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Kcallihan For this book I would use LC‘s along with teacher‘s assistance because since the poems are difficult to understand, I believe it is important that the student has support. 6mo
DrSpalding Just with the title and your summary, I‘m thinking this would not be appropriate for elementary students. 6mo
DrSpalding You have done a nice job aligning the universal design principles and English learners strategies. Good books can meet the needs of all students. 6mo
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Beyond the Bright Sea | Lauren Wolk
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#lae3414sp19 “Beyond the Bright Sea” by Lauren Wolk is a historical fiction novel that received the Scott O‘Dell award in 2018. This book is about a young girl who was abandoned at birth and only is surrounded by the man who rescued her and their neighbor. She sees afire appear across the water one night which leads to her unspoken questions of her own history to surface. This book would help students to understand the true

Kcallihan meaning of family, belonging, and their identity. This link provides a mixed review for students to look over after finishing the book to ensure that they fully comprehended it: https://worksheets.edhelper.com/books/Beyond_the_Bright_Sea_MixedHTMLReview.htm. When teaching this book, I could use dramatic reenactment (DR) because there are many exciting events that occur throughout the book. 6mo
Kcallihan The UDL strategy I could use for this book would be 9.2, “facilitate personal coping skills and strategies.” This book talks about hard subjects such as identity and not having a family so it is important that students know how to cope with their emotions when they‘re upset. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #6, “continually monitor students‘ comprehension.” Since during this book there are a lot of d 6mo
Kcallihan deep concepts the students must understand I will make sure to do frequent comprehension checks in order to prevent any students from falling behind. 6mo
Kcallihan For this book I think it should be IR so the students can make inferences for themselves and then communicate with the class and teacher when the book has been finished. 6mo
DrSpalding I really enjoyed this book. There were elements of suspense that I thought students would truly enjoy! 6mo
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The Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen is a beautifully written traditional literature book. For over one hundred years, this book has been a childhood favorite and has been passed on for generations. This story is of an awkward little bird that overcomes cruel treatment and finds that patience is necessary in life- eventually becoming a beautiful swan.

Kcallihan This website would be amazing to teach a lesson to young students after reading this book: https://thepreschooltoolboxblog.com/the-ugly-duckling-a-fairy-tale-for-kids/. The link provides a worksheet that helps students decide what is kind behavior and what is unkind behavior. This is important because at such a young age, this book will have a huge impression on how to treat one another. The UDL strategy I would use would be 9.1, “promote 6mo
Kcallihan expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation” because it is important to not only motivate yourself but to also motivate others. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #7, “teach students how to use graphic organizers”. This is because the hand out in the link provides graphs and images that make it clear for ESOL students to follow. 6mo
Kcallihan For this book I think storytelling (S) would be appropriate. Since it is such a well-known and loved book, I think that students would feel comfortable storytelling. 6mo
DrSpalding A classic story that all students should hear! Storytelling would be fabulous! 6mo
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#LAE3414sp19 “Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery” is a biography of Ernie Barnes written by Sandra Neil Wallace. This book was awarded the Orbis Pictus award in 2019. This book is about a boy who always had a talent for art but pursued a football career before he could fully give his all to his painting.

Kcallihan This story could be very empowering in a classroom because it could teach students to always follow their passion and that it‘s also okay to have more than one dream. This website is Ernie Barnes official site: http://www.erniebarnes.com. This would be a very beneficial tool in the classroom because it could help the students and/or teacher dive into his life even more and truly learn as much about him as possible. 6mo
Kcallihan The UDL strategy I would use would be 9.3, “develop self-assessment and reflection” because the teacher could ask the students to reflect on what their greatest talents and goals are. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #16, “integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities”. The book would be the reading, hearing other‘s goals/talents would be the listening, and writing their own talents down would be the writing. 6mo
Kcallihan For this book I would use choral reading (CR) so that the entire class can participate with the teacher and everyone is included. 6mo
DrSpalding Another one of your peers highlighted this particular book. I am not sure if coral reading would work but I will take your word for it. Again another example of excellent alignment with principles and strategies. 6mo
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Little Brown | Marla Frazee
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#LAE3414sp19 “Little Brown” by Marla Frazee is a fiction, open-ended story about a grumpy little dog that no one will play with. This book also won the Charoletee Zolotow award. “Little Brown” is an interesting book because although it tells the story of a grumpy dog stealing other dogs toys because no one will play with him, the book comes to a halt with no clear ending. This book would be very good to use in the classroom when the

Kcallihan teacher wants the students to learn how to make predictions and back up their opinions with reasoning. This website provides a predictions chart where it has the students‘ predictions on one side and the “why I think this” on the other: https://thisreadingmama.com/activities-for-making-predictions/. 6mo
Kcallihan The UDL strategy I would use for this would be 7.1 “optimize individual choice” because this book truly allows for the reader to come up with their own ending all by themselves. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #22, “Give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions.” I would use this one because although some students might make predictions quickly, it will take ESOL students longer to catch up with this process. 6mo
Kcallihan For this book I think that independent reading (IR) would be beneficial and then each student can come up with their own prediction about what they think will happen. 6mo
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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#LAE3414SP19 “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia is a historical fiction novel. This novel was awarded the Coretta Scott King Award in 2011. This book tells the story of three sisters who go to meet the mother who abandoned them and took place in 1968. The girls learn much about their country, family, and themselves during this “one crazy summer”. This website provides a detailed lesson plan with instructions along with charts and

Kcallihan word graphs to help students better understand the text: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/One-Crazy-Summer-Novel-Unit-Free-217.... The UDL strategy I would use for this book would be 8.3, “foster collaboration and community”. I 6mo
Kcallihan would use this because I could allow for the students to work together on the classwork and also brainstorm throughout the book on what they thought would happen next. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #10, “teach think, pair and share strategies in groups”. This strategy would be used because the students could work together in those same groups to help ESOL students get a better understanding of what the lesson is on. 6mo
Kcallihan For this book I would use shared reading (SR) so students could get more practice reading while also still having guidance. 6mo
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#lae3414sp19 “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena is a realistic fiction story. This book is about a young boy asking his grandma all of the “why‘s” in life. His nana begins to teach him that there are many different ways to look at his surroundings and helps him to find the joy in what is going on around him.

Kcallihan This is a website that provides different levels of word search puzzles for students to complete after reading the book: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/last-stop-market-street. As the teacher, this book could be used to teach students how to look at things from different perspectives and what “perspective” means. 6mo
Kcallihan With this book, I would use the UDL 9.3, “develop self-assessment and reflection” because students can reflect on how they view situations in their own life. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #3, “encourage positive thinking” because this book is all about looking at life in a positive way. 6mo
caldwellalex95 @Kcallihan YES! I absolutely love this picture book! I used this story for my Teach Live assignment and fell in love! I love how the lesson plan you provided is geared toward teaching students about what it means to have your own perspective on something, and how someone else's perspective might differ from yours. Love this post! I am so happy you rated it a "pick"! 6mo
Kcallihan For this book I would use CR, this way the students can practice reading while not feeling embarrassed or singled out. 6mo
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Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart
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#LAE3414SP19 “Who Was Walt Disney?” written by Whitney Stewart is a biography that received the New York Times Best Seller Award. This book provides many details about Walt Disney‘s life and fun facts that many individuals have no idea about. This website provides a puzzle for students to complete that has them solving questions about Walt Disney: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/who-was-walt-disney-criss-cross.

Kcallihan This book could be used as a lesson before a field trip to Disney world or as Walt Disney being their “famous person for the week”. The UDL I would use for this would be 3.1, “activate or supply background knowledge” because almost every child has either heard of or attending Disney World. 6mo
Kcallihan Similarly, the ESOL strategy I would use would be #4, “Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge” because regardless of where people are from, many children are intrigued by the idea of Disney World. 6mo
Kcallihan For this book I would use IR so students could learn the information on their own prior to joining the group for class work and shared responses. 6mo
DrSpalding Use these biographies with your students! Remember that English learner strategy 28 is all about using biographies with young children. 6mo
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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#lae3414sp19 “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson is an autobiography that won the Sibert Award. The interesting part about this book is that although it is a biography, it is also written in the form of a poem. In this book Woodson shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960‘s. This book not only sheds light on the Civil Rights Movement but also shares a touching story of a child finding her place in the world.

Kcallihan With this book, I think a very serious, yet important issue that could be covered is racism and desegregation. This website provides a great lesson plan that could help ease students in to this touchy topic: 6mo
Kcallihan http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/exploring-perspec.... The UDL I could use for this book would be 7.2, “optimize relevance, value, and authenticity” because it is important to connect the relevance to her issues to today‘s world. 6mo
Kcallihan The ESOL strategy I would use would be 29, “offer a variety of reference materials.” This way students can catch up on what happened in the 1960s and the issues that individuals were facing at the time. 6mo
Kcallihan For this book I would use an Author Study (AS). Since it is a biography, I think the author study would help students to better grasp who the author is and what the book is all about. 6mo
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Dreamers | Yuyi Morales
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Dreamers by Yuyi Morales is an autobiography picture book that won the Pura Belpre award. This book is about a woman who traveled from her home in Mexico to the US with her son, Kelly. The story tells about her difficult passage and the issues she overcame. This website provides interactive read alouds and comprehension charts: . For this book I could use the UDL 3.1, “activate or supply background knowledge”. I could activate their background

Kcallihan knowledge on not only the geography of Mexico but also their culture. The ESOL strategy I could use would be #17, “provide contextual support through models”. I could provide a map of where the main character began her journey and demonstrate how she came to America. #lae3414sp19 6mo
Kcallihan For this book I would do an Author study (AS) because since it‘s a biography, it would help the students to know a lot about her. 6mo
DrSpalding I am adding this book to my stack! Great idea to perform and author study. You are using a lot of teachers pay teachers when you should use resources from the publisher or author. 6mo
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When You Reach Me | Rebecca Stead
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“When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead is a science fiction novel that won the Newberry Award. This book has been frequently compared to “A Wrinkle in Time” and has said to have many of the same positive qualities. This book is about a sixth grader who receives mysterious messages from a stranger who knows everything about her and can predict the future. This website provides a very helpful lesson plan that could be used:

Kcallihan https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=15569&lf_id=9. This lesson plan includes a story map with different levels for students depending on their comprehension levels. I could use UDL 5.3 “build fluencies with graduated levels of support and practice and performance.” This would fit because the different levels 6mo
Kcallihan in the lesson plan would assist in fluency. For the ESOL strategies I would use #4 to link the lesson topic to student‘s prior knowledge. The prior knowledge I could connect is how to make a map and what a story map looks like. #lae3414sp19 6mo
Kcallihan For this book I would use SR so that students can read it with a partner for guidance while also having more independence than a whole class reading. 6mo
DrSpalding This is a very cool science-fiction novel. Love the old game show theme to it. 6mo
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A Ticket Around the World | Natalia Diaz, Melissa Owens
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#lae3414sp19 A Ticket Around the World by Natalia Diaz is a nonfiction children‘s book. This book is about a boy who travels across 13 countries and shares with us the cultural differences between each one. This book is a great way to teach students geography and the history of other countries while not feeling like they are bombarded with too many facts.

Kcallihan The ESOL strategy I would use for this would be #24, incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum. A way to do this is by making the student feel engaged when their country is brought up and even allowing them to share some of their personal cultural experiences if he/she feels comfortable. The UDL strategy I would use would be 2.5, illustrate through multiple media. 8mo
Kcallihan Since this book is filled with so many facts, I believe it would be beneficial if the teacher provided aids such as pointing to the classroom map or even pulling up google maps together as a class. This way they not only learn about the culture but also get to see hands on where it is occurring. The lesson plan I would use for this book is:
http://www.owlkidsbooks.com/Portals/0/4.ATicketAroundTheWorld_0326.pdf
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DrSpalding What a fabulous book and resource. I like that the resource encourages interdisciplinary teaching. This book can obviously be used to teach geography skills like mapping. 8mo
dayuso1 I enjoy how thorough you were in explaining how you would extend this reading selection to geography. Great resource and great idea! 7mo
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Whales on Stilts | M. T. Anderson, Kurt Cyrus
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#lae3414sp19 Whales on Stilts! M. T. Anderson‘s Thrilling Tales by M. T. Anderson is a science fiction children‘s book. This book is a fun-loving book about a child that discovers her dad‘s boss is building stilts for whales so they can take over the land. This book is quite comical while still involving strong underlying messages to believe in yourself and have strong friendships.

Kcallihan The UDL I would use for this book would be to offer alternatives for visual information. Since there aren‘t many pictures provided in this book, it could be a good idea to provide pictures of what is happening or ask the students if they‘d like to do occasional drawings to check their comprehension. 8mo
Kcallihan The ESOL strategy I would use would be 17, provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language, and facial expressions. As stated previously, since the book doesn‘t have any pictures, it‘s imperative to keep the kids comprehending what is happening through images, facial expressions, etc. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Whales-on-Stilts-Novel-Study-Reading... 8mo
DrSpalding Very nice detail included regarding the principles and strategies that align to this book. 8mo
dayuso1 This looks incredibly entertaining for young students. I like your idea to include more visuals, since it lacks illustrations. An alternative idea might be to allow your students to make their own illustrations based on what they imagine from the text! 7mo
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#lae3414sp19 The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss is a fiction children‘s book that is wildly popular. This fun-loving book is about two kids doing chores and getting interrupted by a cat in a hat who gets them in to many sticky situations. This book helps to teach kids basic rhyming words while still keeping them entertained. The UDL I would use for this book would be 3.2, highlight patters, critical features, big ideas, and relationships.

Kcallihan Allowing the kids to see the rhyming patterns and identify the relationships between those words is a critical lesson to within this book. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #43, have students highlight or underline key words or important facts in written assignments. 8mo
Kcallihan If an ESOL student is able to highlight the words on their paper (from the book) that they believe rhyme it will not only allow the teacher to gauge their understanding but also prevent embarrassment for the student. A lesson plan for this book could be: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ad/b6/fa/adb6faeded11d0475e26e658b34ce748.jpg 8mo
DrSpalding Rhyme is an important phonological skill and no one models rhyme better than Dr. Seuss! March 2 is his birthday and much of the nation will celebrate this with a Read Across America events! 8mo
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick is a nonfiction, children‘s book based on the story of the real-life bear that became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh. This book also received the Caldecott Medal in 2016. The book is about an individual who served in World War 1 finding a bear, naming it Winnie, and moving it to the zoo where his regiment moved in France.

Kcallihan The bear becomes friends with a boy name Christopher Robin and inspires the story of Winnie the Pooh. The UDL I would use for this book would be 3.1, activate or supply background knowledge. By connecting it to the story of Winnie the Pooh or any animal they‘re found of, we are more likely to keep the children engaged. The ESOL strategy I would use would be #6, continually monitor students‘ comprehension. 8mo
Kcallihan Considering this is a book with an actual story happening, it‘s important to make sure the kids are following. Asking comprehension questions through the book should keep everyone on task. https://www.comprehensionconnection.net/2017/01/mentor-text-lessons-to-warm-up-y... 8mo
DrSpalding Keep up the great work. Your posts are comprehensive while also being concise. 8mo
kelseymccormick @Kcallihan What a cute story. Assessing students comprehension throughout a story is important to ensure that they are understanding the text. Great job aligning ESOL strategy #6 to your resource. 6mo
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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 is a fictional text. This book is great for primary grades because it is a fun way to educate them on more complex words. This book allows for students to see just how fun it is to be able to use big words. A few large words taught included “consequence”, “stupendous”, and “privacy.” An ESOL strategy I would use for this book would be to simplify my speech by making it slower and redundant.

Kcallihan The words in this book are hard even for native speakers, so slowing down my speech could allow for ESOL students to fully comprehend what I am saying. If I also repeat the big words, it will allow them to identify what is the most important ideas in the reading. The UDL strategy I would use would be 2.1, clarify vocabulary and symbols. 8mo
Kcallihan While teaching these big words, it‘s important that I clarify what each word means and make sure the students comprehend them prior to moving on to the next page. A good lesson plan for this would be: https://www.lessonplanet.com/teachers/big-words-for-little-people 8mo
DrSpalding You are realizing how easy it is to align EL and UDL to books! Woo hoo! 8mo
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