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KeanaE

Joined February 2021

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Zen Shorts | Jon J Muth
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Zen Shorts is a MF picture book about Stillwater the giant panda that moves into the neighborhood and he tells them the most awesome stories. This book is best enjoyed as a SR. Here is a resource that can be used with the book that includes math, science, art, and ELA. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=8289

KeanaE EL Strategy #44 Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written-pictorial) , sequence, summarize
UDL 6.3 facilitate managing information and resources
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GuidoParente I love how this encompasses multiple subjects. That seems very difficult to find in children‘s books. Thanks so much for this! 1y
ReaganT I love the integration of different subjects! Books that do that and that are good reads are great to find 1y
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ReaganT @GuidoParente LOL we commented at the same exact time, it looks like we had a similar thought when reading this review! 1y
Spearsall Keana I love that it includes different subjects! That is always so beneficial for students 1y
faithcella19 I love this!!! 1y
MFlowers Oooo multi subjects! Yes! Also, I love panda cartoons, so this is a great illustration 1y
PatriciaS The bear kinda reminds me of kunfu Panda 🐼. Multiple subject books are always great ☺️ thanks for your review 👍 adding to my list. 1y
Sdemps I love being introduced to great stories for SR. Shared readings in the classroom help reading fluencies for struggling students and this is a great example for this. 1y
DrSpalding Shared reading or read aloud, this is a high-quality book! Excellent book selection and English learner/universal design alignment. 1y
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Hondo and Fabian | Peter McCarty
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Hondo & Fabián is a MF picture book about a dog hondo that goes to the beach and a cat Fabian that stays home. What happens at home? What happens at the beach? This book is best enjoyed as a IR. Here is a resource that includes book guides and activities. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=8289

KeanaE EL Strategy #40 have students prepare individual card files of subject area specific vocabulary
UDL 7.1 optimize individual choice in autonomy
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Chaseb I think using this book as an IR is a great idea, especially to utilize that UDL strategy of choice! I‘m sure many kids that like dogs or cats would be drawn to read this book, just as I am now drawn to read this book! Some students may be able to relate to the story too, if they have dogs or cats! 1y
Sdemps The illustrations on this book just draws you in. I can see why this is a Caldecott Honors Winner. The website resource is in to me, but it provided great lesson plans and activities. 1y
DrSpalding I added this to my stack! Independent reading as a part of your classroom library is a wise choice. As noted, you can also teach specific vocabulary with any quality picture book. Beautiful images! 1y
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Tar Beach | Faith Ringgold
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Tar Beach is a HF picture book about Cassie and her flying adventure, where will she go with no boundaries? This book is best enjoyed as a RA. Here is an amazing resource for an activity to do before, during, and after reading the book that includes art and writing! https://www.grinnell.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/museum/educational-resources/t...

KeanaE EL Strategy #32 use student pairs for team learning, especially for reports, experiments and projects
UDL 8.4 increase mastery-oriented feedback
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Spearsall I love books like this! And also great UDL and EL strategies, very relatable 1y
PatriciaS Interesting display now I have to add this to my list 🙂 great review 👍 1y
DrSpalding You made such good use of your CMC experience. Please continue to use the wonderful resources in our educational library. 1y
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Interrupting Chicken | David Ezra Stein
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Interrupting Chicken is a MF picture book about a papa chicken trying to read his son books when he‘s going to bed but he keeps interrupting, will he ever finish? This book is best enjoyed as a RA. Here is a read aloud video, to help when students are away from the classroom. https://youtu.be/ZL7w5ZvGfYU

KeanaE EL Strategy # 22 do you have enough weight time for a second language learners to respond to questions
UDL 7.3 minimize threats and distractions
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Spearsall This seems like a funny book to incorporate with the class as a RA while also using great EL and UDL strategies. Very entertaining! 1y
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Karissacurrier This book seems like ones students will love! The UDL principle seems very important for this text, as I am assuming that it may be silly or interactive! Seems like a fun read. 1y
neanderc this books sounds adorable! it reminds me of the interrupting cow knock knock joke! can‘t wait to add this to my book list!! 1y
DrSpalding I own this book and it is a wonderful read aloud as you are setting expectations for how students should communicate in your elementary classroom! 1y
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Show Way | Jacqueline Woodson
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Show Way is a HF picture book about Soonie‘s family that creates Show Ways, quilts with secret meanings. This books go into details about her family showing great bravery and courage. This book is best enjoyed as RA. This is a resource that helps students organize information while reading text https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/17-18/show-way-quilts-black-his...

KeanaE EL Strategy #10 teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups.
UDL 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge
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Emiranda This book is going to be added to my TBR list! I love the scholastic resource you included in this post! 1y
PatriciaS Wonderful review 👍 thank you I will be adding this to my list ☺️ I love your presentation too. 1y
DrSpalding I think I have read this before however… I added it to my stack again. You can‘t do much better than Scholastic as a resource and what a wonderful book to promote curiosity in the content area of social studies/history. 1y
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Doctor De Soto | William Steig
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Doctor De Soto is a MF picture book about a mouse dentist that is the best in town but refuses to treat “dangerous” animals. But when a Fox shows up and needs his help, what will Dr. Soto do? This book is best enjoyed as an ID. Here is an activity sheet to help students make predictions about the story http://www.judynewmanatscholastic.com/blog/2020/03/doctor-de-soto-classroom-acti...

KeanaE EL Strategy #3 encourage self talk (positive thinking)
UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and community
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Spearsall This seems interesting like it will keep the students attention to the front. The EL strategy you used is my favorite I‘m so glad it works with this! 1y
DrSpalding Judy Newman is a favorite of mine! She is a wonderful educator that represents Scholastic. Follow her blog and book recommendations. Excellent resource nice English learner/universal design principle alignment. 1y
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The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat bad wolf is a TL picture book about three pigs and a wolf that is oh so very hungry, but this is not your average story. This book is best enjoyed as a RT. Here is a resource with several activities to choose from https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/three-little-pigs-...

KeanaE EL Strategy #50 for content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities such as; strip stories, KWL activities, SQ3R, learning logs, role-playing activities, cloze strategies, etc.
UDL 2.5 illustrate through multiple media
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GuidoParente I love fractured fairy tales, love the illustration work here and the fact that you defined the EL strategy! So great! 1y
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Chaseb I love this story, and different versions of it. I agree, that this book would make a fun readers theater! I love that you found scholastic resources for the book, as we know, scholastic has trust-worthy teacher and parent resources we know we can count on! 1y
PatriciaS A classic 🙂 love traditional literature picture book 📖 great review 👍 thanks 1y
Betrinag I love twists on the classics! And I agree that a book like this would do great as a readers theater- students will be aware enough of the story to feel comfortable doing it, and the twist to the story adds an extra layer of fun! 1y
DrSpalding Traditional literature not only works well with storytelling but also as you noted, readers theater! Comparing fractured fairytales with the original version also works well using quality graphic organizers. 1y
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Laundry Day | Jessixa Bagley
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Laundry Day is a MF picture book about two badgers, Tic and Tac, that are trying to help their mom but they seem to get into a little bit into trouble along the way. This book is best enjoyed as RT. Here is a great activity from the Author that includes activity pages and so much more information http://www.jessixa.com/activity-pages

KeanaE EL Strategy #38 assign short readings for homework
UDL 6.1 Guide appropriate goal setting
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Spearsall This book seems like it can be very relatable to children especially ones who have siblings. They will be able to use a lot of text to self connections which is great! 1y
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PatriciaS I love animals and animal books 📚 great review 👍 thanks I will be adding this to my list. 1y
Betrinag This seems like such a fun, and easily relatable book to have in the classroom! I love that the author provided coloring activities to go along with the book- this allows for students to do something they know they enjoy, and adds a creative spin to an assignment. 1y
DrSpalding With all of the beautiful metals on the front, you can see that you made excellent book selections. This might be a great read aloud in a kindergarten classroom! 1y
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Found | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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The Missing: Book 1- Found is a SF novel about a bunch of babies that just showed up in a plane, eventually we see why these babies are important. This book is best enjoyed as IR. A great source for this book is which includes information on the author as well as guided reading questions https://create.piktochart.com/output/53137925-margaret-peterson-haddix-ke21

KeanaE EL Strategy #9 teach notetaking strategies: T list, timelines etc.
UDL 7.1 optimize individual choice in autonomy
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Betrinag I love a good mystery book! This type could frío students‘ attention, which makes it a great add for classroom libraries and independent reading. The guided question will help develop deeper level thinking, as well as help teachers keep track of comprehension. Added to my stack! 1y
DrSpalding Yes, we discussed this one in class! This is quality science fiction and is a part of a series that could hook students in to reading multiple novels! 1y
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Full of Beans | Jennifer L. Holm
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Full of Beans is a HF novel about a group of children in the Florida Keys during the Great Depression. This book is best enjoyed as a LC. A great source that could be used is this presentation with H.O.T. Questions https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FhCkLUygldyFETqwKSeeUWnljOIx8FvMQMEUwHso....

KeanaE EL strategy #4 link lesson topic to students prior knowledge
UDL 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge
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Emiranda I‘ve heard so much about this book and would love to read it! Love that it‘s about Florida too! 1y
DrSpalding Thank you for being a part of our virtual book club! Great idea to include the link! Universal design principle 3.1 and English learner strategy number for work nicely with this quality book club selection. 1y
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We Dream of a World | Scholastic, Inc. Staff, Pershing Accelerated School Students Staff, Kelvin et al Carrawell
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We dream of a world is a NF picture book about what one classroom dreams of for the world. Inside is included facts and ways we can help the world around us. This book is best enjoyed as a RA. An activity that could be paired with this book is http://prairie5c.blogspot.com/2012/01/we-dream-of-world.html?m=1 Students can create their own page of the book.

KeanaE EL strategy #23 structure advance organizers consisting for new terminology that learners will encounter in the new lesson vocabulary to be reviewed

UDL 1.3 offer alternatives for visual information
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Betrinag This would be such a great add to classroom libraries, and I love the activity that goes along with it! Allowing students to create their own “dream” gives room for their creative side, and allows them to make text to world connections. 1y
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The Life of a Honey Bee | Tyra Washington
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The life of a honey bee is a NF picture book about bees. We learn about the importance of a honey bee, what it is, and what they do. This book is best enjoyed as RA. A great activity that could be paired with this book is http://www.share2learn.com/insectbook.html Students create questions and answer books about the book.

KeanaE EL Strategy #50 for content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities

UDL 6.4 enhance capacity for monitoring progress
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PatriciaS I love books that teach children about the world around them and bees are so important to our world and plant life. Great review 👍 thank you for another book I'm adding to my list. 1y
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Netta and Her Plant | Ellie B. Gellman
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Netta and her plant is a RF picture book that follows a Jewish girl and her family and their journey of taking care of a plant. Throughout the book we learn new words and overcome challenges like moving somewhere new. This book is best enjoyed as SR. A great activity that this could be paired with is https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5868 Students write stories or poems to add to the story.

KeanaE EL strategy #30- encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships.

UDL 2.2 clarify syntax and structure
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PatriciaS I love plants, got that gift from my grandparents and their gardens of freshly grown vegetables and 🍑🍓 fruits. It's so important to teach our children about the plant life that surrounds and sustains our world 🌍. Thank you for a great review of this book I will be adding to my list 😃💞. 1y
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Happy endings is a MF picture book about you guessed it suffixes! We get a look into Mr.Wright‘s classroom and the chaos that ensues as the suffixes and the students run about! This book is best enjoyed as an RA. A great activity that could be paired with this book is https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceUrl/Preview/30518. Students can practice using their affixes!

KeanaE EL strategy # 17 provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions.

UDL 3.2- highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships.
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The Undefeated | Kwame Alexander
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The Undefeated is an award winning Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King P picture book that helps illustrate the history, journey, and the injustice that African Americans endure and are currently enduring. We can see the tragedy as well as the power of perseverance within this book. This book is best enjoyed as a RA.

KeanaE A great activity to pair with this book is http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/black-poet.... This activity allows students to celebrate African American poetry and allows students to create their own.

EL strategy # 11 place language in meaningful context

UDL 6.2-support planning and strategy development
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where the wild things are is a MF picture book that is awarded the Caldecott gold medal. We follow the main character Max and his group of wild things! This book is best enjoyed as a RA. A great activity to pair with this book would be https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5686#At.... This would help students identify who is telling the story.

KeanaE EL strategy #47 use information gap activities

UDL 4.2 optimize access to tools and assistive technologies
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Who Was Maya Angelou? | Ellen Labrecque
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Who was Maya Angelou? is a B novel that follows along her life and why she is important in movements such as the Civil Rights. This book is best enjoyed in IR. A great activity to pair with this book would be http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/mobile-apps/trading-cards-3092...

KeanaE EL strategy #43 Have students underline or highlight keywords or important facts in written assignments

UDL 3.2- highlight patterns, crucial features, big ideas, and relationships
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PatriciaS I love her poetry 💓 awesome 👍 book 📖 great review ☺️ 1y
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Davy Crockett | George E Sullivan
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Davy Crockett is a B novel that takes us through his life. We go through important U.S. moments such as the creek war and the battle of the Alamo. This book is best enjoyed IR. A great activity for this book would be http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/davy-crock...

KeanaE EL Strategy #16 integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities

UDL 5.2-use multiple tools for construction and composition
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PatriciaS I like these kind of adventure 📚 books for young children to expand their vocabulary words and imaginations. Great review 👍 1y
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Bravo, Amelia Bedelia! | Herman Parish
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Bravo Amelia Bedelia is a RF picture book that takes us on a journey with Amelia! She is trying to help the orchestra as best as she can but along the way we can see her get herself into funny situations. This book is best enjoyed in a LC. A great activity for this book would be http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/amelia-bedelia-cl...

KeanaE EL strategy #2- Promote cooperation

UDL 8.3- Foster collaboration and community
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PatriciaS I love books that encourage community and the cover illustration is great too. Thank you for your wonderful review 👍 1y
Betrinag Love Amelia Bedelia!!!!!! And it‘s so great that there‘s a lesson plan out there for these books in general. They can easily be changed or customized to fit the classroom needs, or even those of specific students. Nice pick! 1y
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El Libro de las Estaciones or A Book of Seasons is a NF picture book, well about seasons! This book takes the reader through all of the seasons and gives us what to expect when experiencing these seasons! This book is best shared through a SR or with a helper RA!
A great activity for this book would be http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/tips-howtos/engaging-...

KeanaE EL strategy #24 incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum

UDL 2.4 promote understanding across languages
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DrSpalding You have all 10! You are following the rubric well! One thing… Expand on how the English learner strategy and universal design principle align with your teaching strategy and resource. 1y
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