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KevinKantola

KevinKantola

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Green Eggs and Ham | Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel
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Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss is a MF children‘s book that teaches kids the importance of trying new things. Who knows what you might end up liking... This book is perfect for a RA.
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KevinKantola https://seasonal.theteacherscorner.net/read-across-america/green-eggs-and-ham.ph...

this resource is perfect for this book as it provides a great number of activities involving this book!
1mo
KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use to teach this book is (7.2) optimize relevance, value, and authenticity within the material to help students relate to what you are reading. The ESOL strategy I would use is integrate speaking, listening, and writing activities related to this book. 1mo
katiehamlin I LOVE the resource you included!!! The activities look like the students would have so much fun doing them! 1mo
Alexush I loved this book as a kid! 1mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource and wonderful final post. This book was written on a dare… Could he write a book using 50 words or less! Obviously… He did it and so have you. Well done. 3d
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The Three Pigs | David Wiesner
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The Three Pigs is a TL written by David Wiesner and is a Caldecott award winner. This is a spin on the classic tale that is a must read for all children! This is a book that is great for a RA. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola https://reading.ecb.org/downloads/syn_lp_3Pigs.pdf

This is a great resource for teachers to use when teaching this book!
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is EDL 1.3, offer alternatives for visual information, by creating a storytelling presentation for the students. The ESOL strategy that I will be using is 14: Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. 1mo
kgarzon I love your idea of providing more visual cues via storytelling! It would not only aid EL students in following the storyline, but also engage the class as a whole. 1mo
DrSpalding Your universal design principles and English learner strategies continue to work nicely with the teaching strategy and resources you have selected. You know how to align these principles and strategies with great books! 3d
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a realistic fiction book by Eric Carle that teaches kids all about the life of a Caterpillar evolving into a beautiful butterfly! This book is perfect for RA. #UCFLAE3414F19

KevinKantola https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/very-hungry-ca...

this is a great resource that provides lesson plans for this book!
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy that I will be using is 2.5 to illustrate through multiple media. The ESOL strategy that I will be using is 14: Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. 1mo
DrSpalding This is a classic that all children should hear Kevin. I like the idea of the storytelling and also reading it aloud. 3d
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder is a realistic fiction book by R.J. Palacio that is all about acceptance and living your best life no matter what cards you were dealt at birth! This book should serve as an inspiration to all! The movie is great too.. This book would be good for a LC. #UCFLae3414F19

KevinKantola http://rjpalacio.com/for-teachers.html

this is a good resource related to the book
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is 3.2 and have the students identify the main ideas and repeating aspects of the story. The ESOL strategy that I would use is 44 and have students practice predicting and summarizing the story. 1mo
DrSpalding This book is about living your best life and I love that you used the authors website as your resource. There is no better resource than the author or publisher. 3d
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Because of Winn-Dixie is a Realistic Fiction children's novel written by Kate DiCamillo and was the winner of a Newbery Honor distinction award. This is a book about a little girl who becomes best friends with a stray dog. This is a must read for every dog lover out there! This book would be good for an IR. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola http://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/Because-of-Winn-Dixie.html

This resource is great because it offers a variety of fun activities involving the book!
1mo
KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is 2.2 discuss the authors writing style. The ESOL strategy I would use is simplify my speech for greater understanding of what is expected. 1mo
Alexush Love, love, loved this book and the movie ! 1mo
DrSpalding I had five students meet this amazing author last week. This was her first WIN with many more to come. Add her books to your classroom library! Nice resource. This is a very common book to use in fourth grade in Florida. 3d
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Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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A Wrinkle in Time is a Science Fiction book written by Madeleine L'Engle. The book has won the Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. This is a a book about a girl named Meg and her adventures through time and is a must-read for any young adult! This book would be amazing for a LC. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola https://educators.brainpop.com/bp-topic/a-wrinkle-in-time/

These are some fun engaging activities involving this book!
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is EDL 1.3, offer alternatives for visual information, by creating a storytelling presentation for the students. The ESOL strategy I would use is ELL 17, provide contextual support through audio-visuals, models, demonstrations, body language and facial expressions. 1mo
DrSpalding I like the idea of literature circles for this award winner however I also believe reading it aloud could help facilitate comprehension when some of the more confusing parts come up. 3d
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Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney is a biography book and a Caldecott award winner that is all about the legend himself. This book is also great for Black History month! I would definitely use this book for a PR. #UCFLAE3414F19

KevinKantola https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=2017

This is a great resource for this book that offers plenty of lesson plans and activities!
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge to give background on Duke Ellington. The ESOL strategy I would use is teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. 1mo
kgarzon What a great biography to share with your students! If the cover art is that gorgeous, I can't wait to look through the rest of the book 😍 1mo
MrBook Nice!!! 1mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent biography to share with students during social studies instruction! 3d
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick Illustrated by Sophie Blackall is a historical fiction book and is a Caldecott Award winner. This is a book about the REAL story of Winnie the Pooh which is a must read for any kid! I would use this book as a LC. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?a=1&tid=46415

This is a great resource for this book that offers lesson plans and activities.
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge and the ESOL strategy I would use is EL 6 which is continually monitor students‘ comprehension. 1mo
DrSpalding This could be a short literature circle in the intermediate grades and it could also be a wonderful read aloud to teach students about the true story of the beloved bear. 3d
DrSpalding If it‘s true it‘s not historical fiction… What genre? 3d
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Charlotte's Web, written by E.B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams, is a classic Fiction book that received the Newbery Honor award. This incredible story is a classic that I believe that EVERY kid should read. I would use this book for a LC. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola https://www.teachervision.com/charlottes-web this is a great resource for this book that gives a variety of activities. 1mo
KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is UDL: 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media and The ESOL strategy I would use is to ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses. 1mo
Alexush I recently asked a few kids if they liked this book or movie and they told me they‘d never read or scene it i was shocked! 1mo
Alexush I loved this as a kid! 1mo
DrSpalding Books like this quality award winner do enhance critical thinking skills when facilitated by a knowledgeable teacher. Great choice. 3d
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The Polar Express written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg is a Fiction Caldecott Medal winner. This is an amazing classic book absolutely perfect for the Christmas season! I would use this book as a LC.#ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola something that I would do is show the movie right after reading the book. This is a good resource that provides a venn diagram that compares the book and the movie.
https://thisreadingmama.com/polar-express-comprehension-sort-book-movie/
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy that I would use is 2.5 which is illustrate through multiple media by playing the movie. The ESOL strategy that I would use is using Venn diagrams to contrast and compare activities by comparing and contrasting the movie and book. 1mo
DrSpalding Many, many, many children will hear this story and hopefully see the movie! Comparing and contrasting the two versions is an excellent way to enhance comprehension. Great idea and well written. 3d
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The Rainbow Fish | Marcus Pfister
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The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is a Fiction book about a pretty fish with beautiful scales that seeks happiness by sharing its scales with the other fish. This book is perfect for teaching young children the value of sharing. This book would be great as a RA.#ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola https://www.pinterest.com/explore/rainbow-fish-activities/?lp=true

Here are many fun and engaging activities that go along with this book!
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is Use multiple media for communication (5.1) to better communicate the book's ideas. The ESOL strategy that I would use is to hand out graphic organizers to let the students write or draw things related to the book. 2mo
kradebaugh Love this book and totally agree on this book teaching children to share. This is one of my daughters favorite books . 2mo
MarkZalewski Loved this book as a kid, great pick! 1mo
DrSpalding Sharing is caring! Another excellent post. 3d
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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The Giving Tree is a Poetry book written by Shel Silverstein. This is a wonderful kids book teaching the lesson of generosity and the value of gift giving. This book would be great as a RA.#ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is Increase mastery-oriented feedback (8.4) to see how the students comprehend the lesson of the book. The ESOL strategy I would use is to continuously check for comprehension among the students so I can see if they understand what is going on. 2mo
MarkZalewski I picked this one too, has a great lesson about selflessness 1mo
DrSpalding It is poetry and it is fantasy. This is an excellent book within excellent message that all children should hear. 3d
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Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type is a Fiction book written by Doreen Cronin and is a Caldecott award winner. This is a cute book about cows who get access to a typewriter and makes demands to the farmer now finally being able to communicate. I would definitely use this book as a RA. #ucflae3414f19

kradebaugh This looks like a really cute book. 2mo
KevinKantola https://teachers.net/lessons/posts/2277.html

This is a reader's theatre script that could be used in the classroom.
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy that I would use for this book is Foster collaboration and community (8.3) by using the reader's theatre script. The ESOL strategy I would use is promote cooperation by maybe allowing the students to form groups and performing the script within the groups. 2mo
DrSpalding One of my previous students turned this into a readers theater as well. Check our Google site for that resource and make sure you think to use the many resources posted there in your future classrooms/internships. 3d
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Last Stop on Market Street is a Realistic Fiction book written by Matt De La Pena and is a Newbery award winner. This is a great book for K-4 all about a boy and his nana teaching young readers about sharing and building community. I would use this book as a PR. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html

This is a teacher's guide for this book
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy that I would use is Clarify syntax and structure (2.2) for a better understanding of the story. The ESOL strategy that I would use is Linking students to prior knowledge by making them being able to relate to the text. 2mo
MarkZalewski Seems interesting, I‘ll check it out for sure! 1mo
DrSpalding I like the idea of partner reading. Having multiple copies of this book would be a wise choice. This is excellent realistic fiction that shares a beautiful message. 3d
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Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is a Fiction book written by Mo Willems and an award winner the Caldecott seal. This is a cute little book that you can share with your class about a pigeon who reaaaaally wants to drive a bus. Your class would find the pigeon's efforts to be hilarious and can probably relate to the pigeon in terms of eagerness. I would definitely do a RA with this book. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola The UDL strategy that I would use is Promote understanding across languages (2.4) so every student would get the gist of what is going on in the story. The ESOL strategy I would use is simplifying my speech and putting emphasis on certain words so the students would get the main idea of the story a bit easier. 2mo
DrSpalding Not only children find the pigeons efforts to be hilarious… Young adults and older adults like myself do too. Great resource and great book selection. 3d
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First Day Jitters | Julie Danneberg
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First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg is a Realistic Fiction picture book that relates to every kid out there with the anticipation of experiencing the first day of school. The twist ending is something even a teacher can love! This book would be perfect to read on the first day of each school year. This book is great for a RA! #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/33093 is a great resource for this book and offers a variety of options for activities. 2mo
KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use to teach this book is (7.2) optimize relevance, value, and authenticity within the material to help students relate to what you are reading. The ESOL strategy I would use is to promote cooperation and split the students up into small groups to discuss how they felt on the first day of school. 2mo
DrSpalding I am glad you enjoyed this read aloud enough to post about it. Wise choice using the Florida Department of Education website for teachers. 3d
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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Actual Size by Steve Jenkins is a nonfiction book that teaches young children the actual size of the creatures within the book! This book would be good for a RA. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/readers_guides/pdfs/JenkinsGuide.pdf is a great resource that you could use for an activity relating to this book. 2mo
KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use for the book is (8.3) foster collaboration and community. The students could join in on a group discussion relating to the topic at hand to stay engaged. The ESOL strategy I would use is integrate speaking, listening, and writing activities related to this book. The speaking activity could easily just be a class discussion related to the book. 2mo
MarkZalewski This book is great for kids that love animals good job! 2mo
sbombasi Yes!^ plus it will inform them on facts they‘ll see that are impressive! Definitely incorporating a group discussion will do great with this! 2mo
DrSpalding You listened and applied your knowledge to this project. You follow the rubric and found excellent resources that you could align best practice teaching methods to. Well done. 3d
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The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds
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The Word Collector, written by Peter H. Reynolds is a realistic fiction book perfect for younger children to help better expand their vocabulary. This is a good book for a RA. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/blogs/scholasticcom-editors/18-1... this is a great resource to help your students learn relating to the book. 2mo
KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is 2.1 which is clarifying the vocabulary. This is important because this book has plenty of advanced vocabulary that no grade schooler would probably know. The ESOL strategy I would use is teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts to help the students better understand the vocabulary in the story. 2mo
DrSpalding Clarifying vocabulary with a book like this just fits. Excellent resource from another quality publisher. 3d
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is a classic fantasy book awarded with the Caldecott Medal is about a child named Max who fantasizes about being the king of “the wild things“. This book is perfect to allow your students to let their imaginations run WILD! 😎 Great book to use for a RA. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/where-wild-things-are is a great resource that you could use to get activities related to the book. 2mo
KevinKantola The UDL Strategy I would use for this book is 7.3 which is minimizing threats and distractions because this book may inspire a few children to get a bit out of hand so having them stay as focused as possible would be ideal. The ESOL strategy I would use is reinforce the key ideas again and again so that the students would understand what is going on in the story. (edited) 2mo
MarkZalewski Loved this one when I was younger the activities you picked seem good for a classroom! 2mo
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cassandram I really want to read this book! Also enjoyed your resource. It has so many options that could keep children engaged. It has an option for every child like word searches or coloring pictures. 2mo
ccipriati I love this book. The pictures in this book are amazing and the children will love it 2mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource and you are very thoughtful in your universal design and English learner strategies. Very well done. 3d
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Creepy Carrots, written by Aaron Reynolds and Illustrated by Peter Brown awarded with the Caldecott Medal is a fun little SpOoOoOky modern fantasy picture book perfect for the spirit of Halloween! I would use this book as a RA. #ucflae3414f19

KevinKantola https://mrswillskindergarten.com/creepy-carrots-lesson-plans/ here are some amazing lesson plans to go along with this book 2mo
KevinKantola The UDL strategy that will be used is 1.2 which would allow the students to hear the audio recording of the book to get another alternative for auditory information. The ESOL strategy that will be used is to simplify my speech by making it slower and redundant to better help the children understand me. (edited) 2mo
DrSpalding Your posts have personality Kevin! Nice job finding a good resource for this spooky read aloud and aligning your universal design principles and English learner strategies. An audio recording of you reading aloud the book would be amazing!😊 3d
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