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Kirsten.Pacheco

Kirsten.Pacheco

Joined October 2017

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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is a Fantasy novel about a boy whose parents were eaten by rhinos so he was sent to live with his aunts. He was miserable but one day he met an old man who changed his outlook when he gave him magical seeds. This lesson goes great with teaching figurative language (similes and metaphors)! http://www.roalddahl.com/docs/Lesson1JamesandtheGi_1435151433.pdf #UCFWalterslit

Nichdorsey02 I remember watching this movie as a kid. I think this would be a great book to read to children and compare it to the movie 2y
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The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole is a Fiction book that throws a fun spin on learning about the solar system. The link below is an activity that can be used over a few days to learn all about the planets along with the book. https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/Education_and_Careers/STEM_K-12_Outreach/Kids... #UCFWalterslit

Nichdorsey02 Great book series to read to kids and introduce topic related to science classes. Gives a more creative way of learning. 2y
Racheal.Shi.Horton I always loved watching these movies in school. Reading the books or watching the movies, is a fun way to teach the students the lesson. 2y
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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El Deafo by Cece Bell is an Autobiography (Graphic Novel) that describes what it feels like to grow up deaf all while trying to maintain a normal childhood. Although the book describes real scenarios and situations, the characters are all rabbits. Here are some neat questions that are based upon different subjects but all relate to the book. https://www.abramsbooks.com/pdfs/academic/El_Deafo_TeachingGuide.pdf #UCFWalterslit

Nichdorsey02 Haven‘t read this but like the comic book style. It would easily attract young male readers. 2y
Racheal.Shi.Horton I used this book too, it is a good way to teach students to not judge people and that everyone matters. 2y
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All the Water in the World | George Ella Lyon
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All the Water in the World is a Poetry picture book written by George Ella Lyon. It explains all about water, the different forms we can find it in and how water is not “made” but instead it is found in many ways. I think this would be a good science book to read when discussing liquids. This is a cool activity to go with it. http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/lessons/lessons/by-broad-concept/earth-science/w... #UCFWalterslit

Caitlin4 I would have never considered the idea of using a poetry book to teach about water during science. That's a really neat idea. 2y
Nichdorsey02 Great way to introduce water to students in a different way than using a textbook. Poems are a great way to learn. 2y
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Snowflake Bentley | Jacqueline Briggs Martin
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Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin is a Biographical picture book about a young boy who developed a fascination of snow crystals through pictures. He received a microscope for his fifteenth birthday and had over 5000 pictures of his snowflakes up until his death. Here are some good resources to assess students understanding of the book. https://teachers.net/lessons/posts/4357.html #UCFWalterslit

Nichdorsey02 Sounds like a good book to introduce for a science lesson on precipitation. Would definitely give it a read. 2y
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Bud, Not Buddy | Christopher Paul Curtis
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Bud, Not Buddy is a Historical Fiction novel written by Christopher Paul Curtis. This is a good book to teach students about the Great Depression and the history surrounding it. It will also show them what kids their age went through back then and how lucky most, not all, of them are for what they have. I like this resource because it has questions that go by chapter. http://www.gretchensimon.com/web_docs_gs/bud-unit-final-copy.pdf #UCFWalterslit

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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka is a TL picture book that teaches children to take their time on things in order to ensure that it is done right. The first two pigs did not take their time & their houses got blown away. This activity will let students build their own houses and see if they took their time building and planning. http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/materials-1-materials-and-manufacturing/ #UCFWalterslit

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The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others | Maria Dismondy, Bob Sornson, Robert Sornson
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The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson is a Realistic Fiction book that follows a kid named Pete who bullies his peers before they get a chance to bully him. He eventually realizes that his peers want to be his friend and apologizes for his actions. He agrees to be friends as do they. This is a good book to discuss bullying! Here is a bunch of lesson plans for different ages/subjects. http://mariadismondy.com/uploads/docs/Juice-Box-Readers-Guide.pdf

lburgos9 @Kirsten.Pacheco Good post! I especially like the link to the lesson plans you posted. It has all kinds of lessons, even a cooking lesson. Kids need more books like these to remind them that bullying is not okay. #UCFWalterslit 2y
Caitlin4 I like how it takes the perspective of the bully. Most books about bullying are from the victims perspective, so it's different and could be the story one student needs to change their ways. 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder by RJ Palacio is a Realistic Fiction Novel. This book has definitely made my top 5 of books! Definitely one of my favorite reads in a long time. It is also an extremely good book to read in class to teach about bullying & being a friend when someone needs it. I really liked the activity because it lets the kids personalize their experience with the book and lets them show their creative side as well. #UCFWalterslit

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is a Nonfiction book by Mordicai Gerstein. This book is realistic but simple for kids to learn about this tragic yet extremely important event. This book is a “fun” lesson to implement into learning about 9/11. Philippe Petit was a part of the history of the twin towers & attached are a few lessons regarding the book. https://corkboardconnections.blogspot.com/2012/09/honoring-911-delicate-balance....

Brittney3 @Kirsten.Pacheco I️ think this book is great for kids to read. Although it happened years ago it is still very important to the worlds history. 2y
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill is a Fantasy Fiction Novel. Kelly Barnhill quotes “Knowledge is power, but it is a terrible power when hidden.” I love this quote because it is something I try to implement in my students heads everyday. They are smarter than they give themselves the chance to be & I wish they would unleash their hidden knowledge more often. #UCFWalterslit

Kirsten.Pacheco The link provided is of a few higher order thinking questions that would have the students reading the book more in depth in order to understand the novel better rather than just going through the motions of reading it. http://algonquinyoungreaders.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/GWDTM_Readers-Guide_... 2y
Erica.rivera That quote you've provided means a lot. Kids now get discouraged way to easily either from other students or parents. As teachers, our jobs are to bring out that hidden knowledge and be able to embrace it in a safe environment. That quote is really great! Glad you picked that one ! 2y
TanishaRosa I like the quote about knowledge. I agree with Erica; it's so true, and we we can encourage our students to develop and share their knowledge with pride. I think those H.O.T. questions in your link would be great for 6-8-graders to discuss. 2y
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This is a poem from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. I chose this poem because I felt as though it was funny but relatable to my personal life as well. I could so see my brother being the author of this piece. #UCFWalterslit

MissMorganSlavik Love this poem! My brother probably would have put me up for sale once or twice! Lol thanks for sharing! 2y
Brittney3 I can probably relate to this being the oldest sibling! funny poem 2y
ojavier1974 Great poem!!! Thanks for sharing. 2y
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