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Kendallc

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Hoot | Carl Hiaasen
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This realistic fiction book was the 2003 Newbery honor award, and would be great for IR in the class. The story is about how a newcomer makes some friends and they begin to take a stand against a new construction. A new pancake house is to be built upon the burrows of owls who live there, and they do everything in their power to protect the owls and stop the construction from happening, in both conventional and unconventional ways. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc The link takes you to a YouTube video of the trailer for the movie Hoot. There students can be encouraged to watch it and compare the book to the movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgT_xT587MY 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 30 encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships UDL: 3.3 guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation. (edited) 2y
KhyaraN I remember watching this movie before i read the book! I loved how the author is so focused on the environment in all his novels! 2y
paulettevp This is one of those books that could teach so many things from friendship, animal extinction, human disregard for nature, and what money means in society. I would most definitely have them watch the movie. To me, it‘s almost a classic. 2y
devin.s I forgot about this book! It is so resourceful to have in the classroom, there are a lot of lessons to be learned! 2y
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The Frog Princess | E. D. Baker
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Loved this book as a kid! Great modern fantasy (twist in the traditional literature) book was on the 2006 sunshine state young reader‘s list and would be a good independent read for students. The story is about a princess who is told she has marry a terrible prince, so she runs away. She meets another prince...but he‘s a frog and she kisses him to turn him back. Except she turned into a frog as well and then they go on a quest to find the witch.

Kendallc #ucflae3414sp18 this link will take you to a set of questions about the book for students to take to see how much they remember from the story https://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/1126999-tales-of-a-frog-princess-book-1 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 43 have students underline or highlight key words or important facts in written assignments. UDL: 9.3 develop self-assessment and reflection 2y
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This modern fantasy is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott honor and would be great for independent read. The story is about the pigeon wanting to drive the bus and saying why he thinks he should and you constantly saying no. Then the pigeon gets extremely frustrated, although he is still unable to drive the bus. Great for younger kids, easy read. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc The link takes you to a YouTube video of the cartoon version of the book and being read to you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esa5WVybEsA 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 34 de-emphasize speed and emphasize accuracy of work (encourage to replay the video) UDL: 2.5 illustrate through multiple media (video and book) 2y
devin.s I love the pigeon books so much! I love the video attached, it‘s a great way to hear this story! 2y
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The Rainbow Fish | Marcus Pfister
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This is a modern fantasy book that would be great as a read aloud for the class. It‘s a story about a beautiful fish who was asked to share one of his scales. He refuses, but then gets advice and reluctantly gives away his scale. Which then others came asking, until he only had one pretty scale left. While he may not have been as “beautiful” as he was in the beginning, he now has friends and is so much happier. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc This link takes you to a website that has lessons planned over a course of days dealing with the ocean. On there you will find under Wednesday there is an activity with the book and a writing lesson https://www.pinterest.com/offsite/?token=484-329&url=http%3A%2F%2Faspoonfuloflea... 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 8 use direct instruction: modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy, and show how to use it. UDL: 4.1 vary the method for response and navigation 2y
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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A poetry book that would be great for a read aloud. It‘s a story about a young boy who comes across a tree and he climbs the tree and grabs some apples. Over time the boy grows and then he doesn‘t need apples anymore, but he needs wood for a house, and the tree gives it to him. Then later in life the man need wood for a boat and the tree gives him that. As an old man he needs somewhere to sit...on the stump of what used to be the tree.

Kendallc #ucflae3414sp18 This link takes you to a website that has free downloads for a lesson plan and an activity with this book http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/Giving-Tree-Lesson-Plans.html 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 14 simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant UDL: 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships 2y
AndreaG I love Shel Silverstein and think this book is exceptional. It‘s one of my all time favorites. I definitely feel like the book could be used to talk about being selfish, or selfless, and how we change over time. 2y
juliette_kathleen I love shel Silverstein. His words are so eloquently put. This book is so great for developing a base and honestly as an adult, a reminder to never take the ones we love around us for granted. I fully intend to incorporate this into my classroom!! 2y
devin.s This is one of my favorite books! I cannot wait to design lesson plans around this. There is so much that can be learned from this book and author! 2y
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Stone Soup | Marcia Brown
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Is traditional literature and won the 1948 Caldecott honor award and would be great for readers theater. The story is about travelers who comes across villagers not willing to give ‘em any food. So they begin to put a stone in boiling water, a villager comes over. They explain they‘re making soup from a stone, and have the villager taste it. Then they mention other foods to throw in to make it taste better and the villager obeys every time.

Kendallc #ucflae3414sp18 this link takes you to a reader‘s theater already broken into roles http://users.manchester.edu/Student/MHPinkerton/EDUC301/lessons/stone%20Soup%20S... 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 2 promote cooperation UDL: 2.2 clarify syntax and structure 2y
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Flipped | Wendelin Van Draanen
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This was on the 2005 sunshine state young reader‘s list and is a realistic fiction story, that would be great for shared reading. The book is split up into two main characters that tells the story from both points of view. A young girl is obsessed with the boy across the street, although he isn‘t interested. Their family dynamics are drastically different, and once the girl believes that the boy isn‘t all that he finally starts to take an interest

Kendallc #ucflae3414sp18 the link takes to a site for a free download of a graphic organizer of the two characters and a character trait organizer https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Flipped-by-Wendelin-Van-Draanen-Nove... 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 7 show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging UDL: 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of information (draw a picture) 2y
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This book is a realistic fiction story that would be great for partner reading students together. The story is about a boy who is placed next to the class hamster and he loves the class hamster. Every week the teacher gooses a hamster helper, but it has never been Sam. When the class goes on a field trip, Sam decided to bring the hamster along and even though there were some struggles he managed to bring the hamster back to the class.

Kendallc #ucflae3414sp18 this link will take you to a lesson plan made for this book that includes vocab and activities after reading the story. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0ahUKEwiZp63... 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 22 give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions UDL: 5.3 build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance 2y
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Who Was Albert Einstein? | Jess M. Brallier, Robert Andrew Parker
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His is a great biography, where the author has a series of all types of people in history that could be used as an author study. It tells all about Einstein and his childhood and then how he was a genius, and then the incredible discoveries he has made, and his impact in the world. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc This link will take you to a lesson plan and activity dealing with Albert Einstein https://study.com/academy/popular/albert-einstein-experiments-for-kids.html 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 20 list most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard UDL: 3.4 maximize transfer and generalizations 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This is a great realistic fiction book that won the Mark Twain Award, and would be great for a literature circle of independent read. The book is about a boy who has a cranio-facial deformity and is starting public school in 5th grade. The story follows Auggie with his struggle for finding friends (good friends), and the bullies that he encounters at school. Then it goes from a testament of friendship and acceptance of people who may be unique.

Kendallc #ucflae3414sp18 this link has some great activities that are engaging and there is even a music video too http://wonderwebbook.weebly.com/wonder-ful-activities.html 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 17 provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions UDL: 2.3 support deciding of text mathematical notation, and symbols 2y
AndreaG I really loved this book, and posted about it, too. I thought it could also be used for GR for struggling readers because the point of view changes from character to character. As a result, I believe GR would give us a chance to work on comprehension. 2y
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This is a historical fiction, was on the sunshine state list, and would be great for a literature circle read. The story is about a young girl who has moved to a new place and living life with just her and her dad. Then she encounters a dog that begins to change her life. The dog found in a grocery store, helps the girl to discover new friends and through losing Winn Dixie the girl and her father work through issues that were buried deep.

Kendallc #ucflae3414sp18 this link has a great resource for teachers to use in deep and thought provoking discussions about the book https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-dix... 2y
Kendallc ESOL: encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships UDL: vary the methods for response and navigation 2y
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The Wall | Eve Bunting
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This is a really cute historical fiction book, that would be good for a guided read with a student. This story is about a father and son who visit the wall (of people lost in the Vietnam war) to find the boys grandfather‘s name. It is explaining the significance of the wall and the names on them to the boy. Has a lot of great information for students who don‘t know much about this monument. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc This book is good for guided reading so would be nice to have multiple copies and read with a group setting and teacher helping the students. The link is a step by step how you can write letters to veterans as a class after reading this story http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/03/lp313-03.shtml 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 22 give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions UDL: 3.3 guide information processing, visualizations, and manipulation 2y
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This book was the Caldecott winner in 2016, realistic fiction story that would be great for a read aloud to a class. This book is about a young boy who rides the bus with his grandma after church on Sunday, and he starts complaining comparing his life and what they do to other people (why do we have to ride the bus?). Then grandma points out all the amazing things and interesting people they get to meet and see because they ride the bus.

Kendallc #ucflae3414sp18 ESOL: 20, list the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on a chalkboard (list the difficult words and explain before the story). UDL: activate or supply background knowledge (before reading ask if anyone has ridden a bus) 2y
Kendallc http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html this link has so many activities and points that you make while giving a lesson on the story 2y
paulettevp I also wrote a Litsy post on this book. I haven‘t started buying many books for my classroom library yet but I couldn‘t help myself had to buy this one right now. Have you seen the video where the actual author reads the story to a group of kids on the bus? https://vimeo.com/195970431 2y
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Ender's Game: Command School | Christopher Yost
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This book is a science fiction winner of the Hugo award and would be a great book for literature circles. The book is set in a futuristic war where the smartest kids are taken and trained in the academy. There Ender faces challenges and excels at new rates. He has issues with others around him and for being understood, but is constantly pushed and forced to grow. The war with the aliens is coming to a near close and it seems to be all on Ender.

Kendallc This link takes you to a pdf where the author wrote activities to be done along with every chapter http://docushare.everett.k12.wa.us/docushare/dsweb/Get/Version-55156/ender_s%20g... 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 23 Structure advance organizers consisting for new terminology that learners will encounter in the new lesson vocabulary to be reviewed. UDL: 6.1 Guide appropriate goal-setting 2y
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A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon
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I loved this book, this is a low fantasy fiction book winner of the Black Eyed Susan Award, and is great for teaching kids to be unique. This book is about a girl who lets the opinions of others literally dictate how she looks, she goes through many transformations before learning that it‘s okay to be different and she should embrace it. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc This link has great activities and lessons on teaching kids to be unique and to embrace who they are https://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/character-lessons-bad-case-of-stripes.ht... 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 15 Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again. UDL: 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media (add a video) 2y
KaitlynN I‘m doing my author study on David Shannon, and to me this book stands out from his others. I think it sounds different when you read it and compare it to his most famous books (No, David, David Goes to school). Even the art has a unique style. 2y
ambera This looks like a great book! Children can be easily influenced and put down by their peers so I love coming across books like this where we celebrate diversity and qualities that make us unique ❤️ 2y
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This is a high fantasy fiction book winner of the 2017 Newbery award, would be good for an independent read for students. It is about a young girl who was sacrificed to a witch that wound up being raised by the witch. There is one young man who tries to kill he witch to protect his his people so the with is far away and now the young girl must discover her magic and protect the people who have been protecting her her whole life. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc This site has multiple associated texts, activities, and even ways to be used in your classroom https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ms-girlwhodrankthemoon.p... 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 13 use preview/review activities UDL: 4.2 optimize access to tools and assistive technologies 2y
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The Mitten | Jan Brett
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This book is a Ukrainian folklore traditional literature being retold and illustrated by Jan Brett with amazing borders this book could be used for a dramatic reenactment. This story is really cute it talks about how a grandmother, Baba, knits mittens for her grandson. When he loses a mitten, many animals decide to use the mitten to stay warm. The borders are great because they give a little bit of foreshadowing of what is to come.

Jeffersleighann I like the set up of this book a lot and like how this author includes things on the sides 2y
Kendallc Students could be assigned characters from the story and then reenact it to the class this site has the animals and mittens to use https://www.janbrett.com/put_the_animals_in_the_mitten.htm 2y
Kendallc ESOL 2 promote cooperation (small groups). UDL 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of information. 2y
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The Bear and the Piano | David Litchfield, Frances Lincoln Ltd
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Great animal Fantasy book, would be good for kids independent reading. Story is about a bear who wonders across a piano and then begins to play. He starts playing for all his friends and then eventually moves to the city to share his talent with everyone, but then he realizes he misses his home. When he goes back he‘s worried his friends would be upset because he left, but his friends were loyal and supporting him the whole time. #ucflar3414sp18

Kendallc This book is great for independent reading UDL: 1.2 alternatives for visual information https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ui8qayYnRWc 2y
Kendallc ESOL: 2 great for partner reading and cooperative learning 2y
Jeffersleighann This book seems really interesting and I like how you incorporated the UDL with the resource! That way you know how to apply the UDL (: 2y
DrSpalding Elaborate on your summary. Be sure to use the rubric. 2y
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom | Bill Martin, Jr.
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This book is a great poetry book that has a song to go with it as well, and would be fun for storytelling. Summary: this book is great for younger students who are still clarifying their letters and numbers. It will help them to hear the sounds of each letter and there is a fun beat that it can be read to. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3qTeyZxrJA song of chicka chicka boom boom, for students 2y
Kendallc UDL 5.1: with the video and the book in hand 2y
Kendallc EL 16: using the book, video, and then having a writing lesson incorporated (ex. All words starting with the letter B) 2y
AmeliaS21 I love this book!! I have so many great memories reading this book as a child! This book is a classic!! 2y
DrSpalding Rubric! 2y
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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Actual size by Steve Jenkins is a nonfiction book and would be great for partner reading in the classroom. Summary: This book is great for kids to get factual information in a fun way! It has great cartoon-like pictures and real measurements of each animal. It has pretty easy vocabulary for students to understand. There is also more information in the back of the book to give more facts on each animal. #ucflae3414sp18

Kendallc UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols: there are words such as Goliath and Pygmy that students may not know 2y
Kendallc https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=71&a=1 this is a source to be used when you want to go further into who the author is 2y
Kendallc EL 14: simplify and slow your speech pace 2y
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Jenniferj11419 I did this one for my TeachLive! I loved it. Great book and very interactive 2y
DrSpalding Rubric! 2y
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