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KhyaraN

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Green Eggs and Ham is another of Dr.Seuss classic picture books. It is a creative fantasy(F) rhyme book that promotes learning how to read. Teachers can read aloud(RA) to their students and have fun activities such as actually making green eggs and ham!

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KhyaraN A whole unit on Green Eggs and Ham! Shows activities and lessons for different course subjects: http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/green-eggs-and-ham 2y
KhyaraN UDL guidelines: 7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy. ESOL Strategies: 40. Have students prepare individual card files of subject area specific vocabulary 2y
Kendallc Loved this book as a kid and especially I remember we actually made green eggs and ham in the class, would be fun to incorporate. 2y
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juliette_kathleen This book is amazing. My mom used to get blue and yellow food due to make green and she would actually put it in my eggs and ham!!! This sounds completely disgusting to me now but I used to be in awe of the activity. It‘s a really fun one for young kids as long as no food allergies are present and all items are approved for the classroom, try it out!! 2y
devin.s I love Dr. Seuss! There are so many ways these books can be interpreted for classroom use. I love how versatile and fun these books are! 2y
Cruzdia1 Green Eggs and Ham is such a lovable and memorable book! It‘s one of those books that always sticks with you and reminds you of your own childhood! 2y
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The Lorax | Dr. Seuss
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The Lorax is a classic Fantasy (F) Dr.Seuss picture book that promotes taking care of the environment. It is great story that educates children about their responsibility to take care of Mother Nature and is great for RA,IR, and more other Strategies.

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KhyaraN Awesome site that provides great activities for every Dr.Seuss book. There‘s specific plans for the Lorax: http://www.seussville.com/Educators/lorax_classroom/educatorlorax_discuss.php 2y
KhyaraN ESOL Strategies: 46. Use discovery learning activities (hands-on-activities)- promote working on helping the environment . UDL guidelines- 8.3 Foster collaboration and community 2y
Kendallc The Lorax yes I love how it can be used to teach kids to take care of the environment! 2y
devin.s I love this book! I think it could be used wonderfully in the classroom. Great strategies used! 2y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This MF novel tells the story about Ivan the Silverback gorilla living in an indoor mall for years. Based on a true story, Applegate helps the reader explore the life of Ivan by his point of view in a unique way. Winner of the John Newbery Medal, this novel is great for GR, IR, and LC. Book is phenomenal and even being turned into a movie!

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KhyaraN This site includes videos, information, and activities regarding the story: http://www.stemread.com/the-one-and-only-ivan-by-katherine-applegate/ 2y
KhyaraN ESOL Strategies 6. Continually monitor students‘ comprehension. UDL guidelines 6.4 enhance capacity for monitoring progress 2y
GraceNeg I definitely have to read this book ! 2y
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A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon
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My Favorite story as a child! It was read to me in a read aloud in the classroom and was later bought for independent reading (IR) in the house, strategies that are useful for students. This fantasy(f) picture book is about a young girl who just wants to fit in, but finds in horror how different she is when she wakes up with a bad case of stripes. Great story that won multiple awards and teachers children about peer-pressure.
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KhyaraN A teacher guide provides a lesson plan for the story with multiple activities that can be used for in the classroom: http://www.storylineonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ABadCaseofStripes_Teac... 2y
KhyaraN ESOL: 40. Have students prepare individual card files of subject area specific vocabulary. UDL guidelines-3.0 provide options for comprehension 2y
Kendallc I also loved this story as a kid!! Definitely a must have and great lesson to be learned! 2y
paulettevp Not only is this book wonderful because of its message but it could be integrated in classes like Art. I love the writing prompts in the lesson plan because it has them recalling key details from the text. 2y
DrSpalding Excellent resource 2y
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Mo Willems first children‘s book in the Pigeon series! Funny Modern fantasy(F) picture book that lets the reader interact in the story with the pigeon. It won a Caldecott Honor medal for the illustrations, which display the infamous and mischievous pigeon. Great for RA, and IR in the classroom and very amusing to read.

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KhyaraN This Link provides to many activities and is a whole unit on the Pigeon series by Mo Willems https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/1481.pdf 2y
KhyaraN ESOL Strategies 12. Teach to two objectives, language and content- A simple book that can help with Better understanding of everyday language. UDL guidelines 2.2- clarify syntax and structure. 2y
AndreaG This is such a cute series and could get young readers to seek out other books in the same series. 2y
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This picture book by Arnold Lobel is an Animal Fantasy (F) recollection of stories about Toad and Frog. Amusing stories about friendship with beautiful illustrations that was awarded the silver Caldecott Medal. Great for Storytelling(S) and Read Alouds(RA) for the classroom. All of the stories are cute and funny and enjoyable to read along with the class.

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KhyaraN UDL Guidelines: 5.3 Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. ESOL Strategies include 20. List the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard 2y
KhyaraN Scholastic provides the biography and books that Lobel wrote https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/arnold-lobel/ 2y
ambera Aww I completely forgot about this book until now! This project has given me the opportunity to find all of the books I used to love as a child but forgot about. 2y
KhyaraN @ambera i know right! It‘s all nostalgic 2y
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A historical fiction picture book about the real Greensboro sit-ins. A great book about perseverance, and perfect for all ages to learn more about. The book could be read as an RA OR GR for teachers to go more in depth about the Civil Rights era in America. The lessons in the story are great to educate the young minds throughout any point in time.

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KhyaraN This Link provides to an entire guide for the story provided by the museum of American History : http://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/freedom/lunchcounter_reading.pdf 2y
KhyaraN UDL guidelines: 1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information and ESOL Strategies: 14. Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant 2y
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The City of Ember | Jeanne DuPrau
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City of Ember is a Science Fiction (SF) novel about an underground city run by a generator, that is now falling apart after generations of use. The novel has won numerous awards, one being an ALA Notable Book award. It is an entertaining read and great for IR, LC, and for the teacher to follow with GR.

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KhyaraN ESOL STRATEGIES for this novel would be 27. Highlight written materials for readability by enlarging the size print, by organizing chapters meaningfully, and by writing headings that show introductions or transition from one idea to another. UDL guidelines- 6.4: Enhance capacity for monitoring progress. 2y
KhyaraN This is a whole PDF about a Unit of City of ember that displays vocabulary, subjects that it covers and more: https://www.polk-fl.net/staff/grants/pefgrants/documents/Collinsfinal.pdf 2y
Kendallc I only ever saw the movie, but I definitely think the book is worth the read!! It‘s on my list! 2y
paulettevp I LOVE this book. The lesson plan(s) is so detailed! All those story maps will be super useful. 2y
DrSpalding I used to use this for literature circles. Wonderful book series… There are four! 2y
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Miss Nelson Is Missing! | James Marshall, Harry Allard
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This a comical fiction picture book that portrays how unruly students appreciate their teacher when a stern substitute arrives. It is a funny, cute, and surprising book to read to one‘s students. Perfect for RA, DR, RT in class. This link provides to an in class activity to do with the class: http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/literature_guides/missnelsonmissing.html

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KhyaraN UDL STRATEGY: 5.3 Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. ESOL Strategies 14. Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. 2y
JenniferMc This book was a favorite when I was a child and still relevant today. I can‘t wait to add it to my classroom library. 2y
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Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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A tragic children‘s fiction (F) novel about the significance of children‘s imagination. It‘s a wonderful story to share with young readers who are just starting to read chapter novels. The novel was awarded a John Newbery Medal for its literary excellence. It is a great way for children to practice IR, as well as for teachers to introduce GR and LC.

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KhyaraN The ESOL Strategies include 38. Assign short readings for homework and 16. Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. UDL guidelines 7.3 Minimize threats and distractions and 3. Provide options for comprehension. 2y
KhyaraN Great activities and lesson plans are included in this link https://www.walden.com/bridge-to-terabithia-7-creative-classroom-activities/ 2y
V.DeQuattro This book made me cry :( but it is so good!! Plus there‘s a movie which is always a plus! Your strategies that you included go well with this book. I also like the website you shared. I haven‘t heard of that website before so now I am out it on my list of resources. Great post!! 2y
JenniferMc I cried when I read this book! Such a great story. I can‘t wait to add thus to my classroom library. 2y
DrSpalding What kind of fiction? 2y
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Child of the Civil Rights Movement | Ral Coln, Paula Young Shelton
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This picture book is Children‘s non-fiction literature book (NF) a true story told by a child‘s point of view. It is a great book that can portray a significant part of history with notable names mentioned throughout the story. It can be read as RA, IR, GR. The story is narrated by Paula Young Shelton of her experience in the Civil Rights Movement and her family‘s involvement.

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KhyaraN UDL GUIDELINES 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge- since we are mentioning about a significant part of American history. ESOL Strategies 20. List the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a
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KhyaraN This link shares a really cool read aloud that I found. I fell in love with the video because of the music that really sets the tone for the story, it is great to listen through. https://youtu.be/XbfRAoO142g 2y
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Langston Hughes | Langston Hughes, David Ernest Roessel, Arnold Rampersad
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This book contains several famous poems from Langston Hughes, a notable poet that rose during the Harlem Renaissance. It is a Poetry (P) picture book that makes younger readers more interested in poetry. A Coretta Scott King award winning picture book, Langston Hughes poetry depicts the struggles and perseverance of African-Americans in America. Great for GR,IR, RA, PR, as well as a great addition to the classroom library.

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KhyaraN ESOL Strategies include: 50. For content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities - to learn more about Hughes and the time period. UDL guidelines 9.3 develop self assessment and reflection 2y
KhyaraN This link is to go more in depth about poetry using Langston Hughes most notable poems that also appear in the picture book to develop an interest about poetry itself. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/discovering-passi... 2y
KhyaraN This other Link provides multiple lesson plans for the book https://socialjusticebooks.org/child-of-the-civil-rights-movement/ 2y
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A funny, animal fantasy (F), story about animals that start protesting in exchange for electric blankets that keeps them warm at night. The book won a Caldecott Honor and was named Top 100 books for children by the National Association of Education. It‘s great for RA, RT and IR. The picture book is great for the classroom library and the illustrations are amazing to focus on.
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KhyaraN UDL Principles that can be used is 2.3: support decoding of text, mathematical notation, and symbols. This can use several core subjects found in the book and be taught to the students. ESOL Strategies 16. Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. 2y
KhyaraN This is a ReadWriteThink Link that‘s shows a lesson for word families for the book : http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/learning-about-wo... 2y
AmeliaS21 I love this book! The resource you chose is great! 2y
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Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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A Wrinkle in Time is a SF book written by Madeleine L‘engle. Story revolves 3 kids on a journey to fight against darkness the represents all the wrong in the world. The book should be used for GR and LC as it is a much more complex book that evokes higher thinking. It is a prominent novel that won the Gold Newbery award, portraying how significant the text really is.

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KhyaraN UDL guidelines include 2.1: clarify vocabulary and symbols and 3.2: highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. ESOL Strategies used is #30: Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts
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KhyaraN The Scholastic website includes a file that refers to guided reading questions for students in each chapter of the story and background information on the entire book and author for the teachers use: https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/activities/migrated-files-in-bod... 2y
WendyV I see you found the book “so-so”, how come it wasn‘t a top pick for you? I haven‘t read it yet, but I‘ve only heard good things. I‘d love to hear your opinion on the book. 🤔 2y
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Laura.S @KhyaraN I would have to agree that SOME of the book was so-so. It was a little slow to get into and I felt the ending was rushed. I like that you stated an EL strategy that sees relationships because there are so many to look at in this book! Meg and her dad, Charles Wallace and the Mrs. 2y
erin.yarbrough I‘m working on this book now. I adore it so far! 2y
Kendallc I like how that you were totally honest and this book could definitely entice some students but for sure not every kid will necessarily love this book. 2y
V.DeQuattro I‘m excited to see the movie! I read this book and I found myself being confused throughout the book. I think it would be a great classroom read but students would need a lot of help comprehending the book. Great post! 2y
AmeliaS21 Love love love this book! It was so interesting to read! 2y
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This picture book by the prominent children‘s author Jon Scieszka, is a traditional literature (TL) book that puts a fun and humorous twist to the 3 Little Pigs. The story can be great for the following strategies: RA; S; RT; IR. This story puts in perspective of different Point of Views and exhibits that there‘s a different side to every story...

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KhyaraN ESOL Strategies used is #4: Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge- this is regarding to folk tales read before. UDL guidelines is 5.1: using multiple media for communication like narrators in audio form for the literature picture book 2y
KhyaraN This website provides multiple resources to use as lesson ideas when reading the story. http://www.teachingheart.net/truepigs.html 2y
Fiona_i I remember reading this book when I was younger. I really enjoyed this book. It's a funny twist on the three little pigs 2y
erin.yarbrough We read this book in the 3rd grade, and I‘ve never seen this story the same way again! 2y
DrSpalding This is an excellent variant of traditional literature. Point of you is vital and this book when compared to the original tale, teaches students about perspective. Excellent choice. 2y
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Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Finished the book! I felt like the ending was so abrupt that i have to continue reading the entire series. It was not a bad book, but I am still confused. Maybe I will continue the series and hopefully know what Mrs.whatsit, Which, and Whosit were talking about before they disappeared.

tracy.m.ng I feel the same! It was literally like—we quickly defeated the bad guy and happily ever after! 2y
KhyaraN @tracy.m.ng exactly!! 2y
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This is a great diverse book to read in the classroom. It can be used as a RA or IR and be a part of the classroom library to promote diversity. Author, Gary Soto, wrote this story to add the list of books that deal with Latin culture, which at the time was scarce. It‘s a comical RF picture book that also teaches about honesty and responsibilities.

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KhyaraN This website displays activities that can be used for the class when reading the story: https://classroom.synonym.com/activities-many-tamales-8359028.html 2y
KhyaraN ESOL Strategies #4 regarding any connections that the student makes when reading along the story. UDL guidelines 2.4 that promotes different languages such as portrayed in the story. 2y
Laura.S @KhyaraN This book looks like so much fun to read! It‘s super important to include such diverse books in our libraries so that all children feel represented and can connect to readings. 2y
DrSpalding We want students to see themselves in the books we select for our classroom library. Chances are, you will have Latino children in your classrooms therefore this is a great choice. Great book by a great author. 2y
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Shiloh | Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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Shiloh is a cute RF novel about an abused dog and his new best friend. It won a Newbery medal in 1992. This book is great for LC and GR where teachers can present the book along with the class, while allowing them to read with their peers. The book is great regarding teaching students about responsibility and is an overall great read.
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KhyaraN This link provides higher-level discussion questions that can be used for GR: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/shiloh-discuss... 2y
KhyaraN UDL guidelines include 5.3: building the fluencies with graduated levels when introducing the novel to elementary students and ESOL Strategies 36 asking numerous questions that require higher level thinking such as the discussion questions 2y
Cruzdia1 Your link is a great enhancement to the book because it will effectively encourage students to participate in higher order thinking and be able to discuss topics about the story! 2y
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KhyaraN @Cruzdia1 Definitely taps into critical thinking and broadens how they think 2y
DrSpalding Your EL strategy would work nicely with literature circles. Consistently questioning to aid comprehension is vital. 2y
V.DeQuattro I love this book! I haven‘t read it since middle school so I will have to refresh my memory. If I‘m not mistaken I think there is a movie about this book! 2y
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Beautiful Biography(B) picture book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that inspires young readers and teaches them about equality. A great addition to have in a diverse library, and could be used as IR or GR for lesson on history or Black History Month, in where the teacher can have students learn about MLK while guiding and teaching them his significance in the black community and overall world.
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KhyaraN Author Doreen R. displays lessons and activities that can be used with Martin‘s Big Words in the Learn More section: http://doreenrappaport.com/martins-big-words/ 2y
KhyaraN For a particular lesson with Black History Month the ESOL strategy #28 “Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries” can be used to provide biographies of Important Black figures in the world and include MLK. The UDL 8.3 principle should be used to communicate how this book encourages collaboration and community. 2y
Laura.S @KhyaraN This book would be an amazing choice for a classroom library! It is so important to have children see books of people that are of the same race. It emphasizes diversity and would be so useful during black history month or any history lesson. I loved that you linked lessons and activities for this book so that it is interactive 2y
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KhyaraN @Laura.S yes! The link provides so much resources that can be utilized in the classroom 2y
DrSpalding Excellent book and excellent job finding EL # 28. Well done! 2y
KhyaraN @DrSpalding Thank you! 2y
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Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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I was really analyzing the chapters and I realized there are so many religious connections to this story. I researched it more and the author seems to be interested in the theme itself. They presented the characters as either holy or sinister people. That was intriguing itself.

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I absolutely loved Josephine, a non-fiction biography picture book about Josephine Baker. Josephine was a black dancer in the early 20th century. This colorful book is great for students in 3rd-5th grade. It really helps portrays different eras in the US as well as Europe. It is a great lesson for Black History Month and overall history. It‘s great for Story telling(S) where the teacher can take several days and focus on Josephine..#UCFLAE3414SP18

KhyaraN For ESOL it uses visuals which is crucial for beginning English Learners in the classroom. Using 5.3 to build communication EL students learn and enhance vocabulary used with lively descriptions of a lively dancer.The book has earned multiple awards for the text and illustration such as the: Coretta Scott King award, the Boston Globe Horn Book award and the Robert F. Sibert Honor book award. It‘s phenomenal! (edited) 2y
KhyaraN This website shows activities and ideas educators can use in the classroom to celebrate Josephine Baker - http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2014/01/josephine-the-dazzling-life-of-jose... (edited) 2y
Ryanne.H I have never heard of this book, nor Josephine herself. Now I am very interested to learn more about her. Great post! 2y
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Laura.S This book looks so good! When exploring the website you provided, I loved all the possible lessons that could come from it and I saw one that focuses on African American dances which I think would be a great lesson. Would help with bringing more culture into the classroom. 2y
KhyaraN @Ryanne.H I hadn‘t realized she was a real person till I read about her! The book cover definitely made me interested, it‘s such a good picture book. 2y
KhyaraN @Laura.S That‘s one of the reasons I was interested, there wasn‘t a lot of diversity in books when I was younger so it‘s definitely great for a classroom library. 2y
DrSpalding Excellent post. Very thorough. Be sure to use the number code and verbiage for your ESOL strategy. The resource you attached has so many lesson plan ideas, some of which you included in your post. Well done. 2y
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Snow Daze in the Pete the Cat series is a great animal fantasy fiction picture book for kids who are first learning how to read. It could be used for RA and IR and are great for elementary teachers libraries. These beginner books also use #17 to assist EL students who are first learning how to read in English, like my cousin who just came from Puerto Rico- he loves Pete the Cat books because of the images that‘s presented.

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KhyaraN This scholastic website shows all the Pete the Cat series with different grade reading levels! Helps for all learners and 1.1 offers different ways of exhibiting the information https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/series-and-characters/pete-the-cat.... (edited) 2y
V.DeQuattro I love the Pete the Cat books! They‘re a great addition for any classroom library. As you pointed out they are also great books for students learning to speak and read English. 2y
KhyaraN @V.DeQuattro They really are! My little cousin is just learning how to read in English so he has a bunch. 2y
DrSpalding I like that you included a personal reference to a family member that enjoys these books. Please be sure to proof your posts and also to include the appropriate genre. 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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I‘ve been reading this book for my literature circle and I‘m amazed how complex it is for being an elementary book. This one scene in the book talked about the possibility of traveling through different dimensions and creating a “wrinkle” to travel faster- Needless to say I had to really read it a couple times to grasp the concept.

JenniferMc I agree. It was hard to follow but I couldn‘t help to think it would be great to incorporate a science lesson with this book. I look forward to seeing the movie! 2y
KhyaraN @JenniferMc definitely excited to see the movie and how it contrasts with the book. Hopefully it will all make sense on screen. 2y
Laura.S @KhyaraN I definitely agree with you in that this book may be too complex for elementary education. I think it requires the students to have a creative mind. Hoping the movie will help me put faces on all these characters! 2y
KhyaraN @Laura.S That‘s what I‘m hoping too! The movie is definitely gonna help out. 2y
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