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KristenScala

KristenScala

Joined September 2019

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I am a HUGE Star Wars nerd and these little golden books are perfect for introducing students to a great SF world and there's one for every movie! These books by various authors would be great as a IR or RT and students could be the Star Wars characters, I love it! #ucflae3414f19
I would use UDL strategies 2.5 and show students clips of the movies or play the score from the movies and ESOL strategies 17 and 29.

KristenScala https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/20/lesson-plan-teaching-star-wars-wit...
This resource is so cool, it includes ways to integrate Star Wars in ELA, history, science, art and math!
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karlasanabria1 Your passion for this series was exuded in this post! Your students will love reading these books simple because their teacher loves them so much as well. Your teacher resource is very appropriate for the books, great job! 1mo
DrSpalding I have two Star Wars fans at home! This set would be a fabulous addition to the primary classroom and I assume would be checked out consistently! Expand a bit on your universal design and English learner strategies. Helpful resource included. 2d
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Hoot | Carl Hiaasen
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Hoot by Carl Hiaasen is a Newbery award winning RF novel and is perfect for a fourth through sixth grade classroom to be used as a LC, IR, or class read SR. The story is based in Florida and includes the themes of bullying, friendships, and environmentalism and could be used to tie into language arts and science classes! I would use UDL strategies 8.3, 7.2, 4.1 and ESOL strategies 4, 10, 19, and 42. #ucflae3414f19

KristenScala http://www.carlhiaasen.com/educators-guides/Hoot_Common_Core.pdf
This resource is straight from Carl Hiaasen‘s website and includes a lesson about identifying the themes of Hoot.
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DrSpalding You are right, these books could be used in a variety of ways. Going straight to the authors website is an excellent choice. 2d
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Boy and Bot | Ame Dyckman
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Boy and Bot written by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino is a SF PB about a boy who ends up becoming best friends with a robot when they meet in the woods one day. Their friendship takes an even sweeter turn when bot accidently gets turned off… This story would be great in a RA or IR for younger students when talking about friendship, sickness, and what a robot is! #ucflae3414f19

KristenScala I would include ESOL strategy 9 and have students make a T list comparing/contrasting humans and robots. I would use UDL strategies 7.2 and 3.2.
https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=33138&lf_id=9
This activity is to a story map which is perfect for all of the different elements happening in this story.
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DrSpalding Expand a bit on your universal design principles and truly show how they align with the resource you have attached. Story maps can assist students in comprehending the story as can T charts for comparing and contrasting. 2d
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are is a F caldecott PB by Maurice Sendak that takes readers on an adventure through a young boy named Max's whimsical imagination when he is sent to bed without dinner for being what his mother calls him, a wild thing. This book would make a great RA or RT since it has awesome illustrations! UDL principle 5.1 could be utilized for this book since it was made into a movie and EL strategy 17. #ucflae3414f19

KristenScala https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/where-the-wild-things-are
Great resource for using this story for ages 5 to 11.
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DrSpalding Expand a bit on the resource and how you would use it in your classroom. This is a classic picture book that should be shared with children. 2d
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The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel With Louis Bleriot is a B PB and Caldecott winner written by Alice and Martin Provensen. The book tells the story of Louis Bleriot and his flight across the English channel on July 25th 1909, it shows his trials and tribulations leading up to what will become a glorious flight indeed. I would use this book in a RA or RT setting along with showing the class a few of my dad's model airplane collection.

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I would include UDL strategies 8.1, 1.1, 4.2 and ESOL strategies 8, 17, and 30
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/glorious-fligh... this lesson plan contains great information in regards to building on books that can help teach aviation and making an ABC flying booklet.

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TristanPool Something new that I have never heard of! Sounds interesting and you picked a great resource. Gonna add it to my book list now.😊 2mo
Camrynm This looks great!!! I love this book and an ABC flying booklet is a great idea 2mo
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JRone This book would be great for a read aloud. It has a lot of information in it so I think the lesson plan where they get to draw a picture would be super fun for them! 2mo
JennaMichelleCohn This is awesome! It‘d be cool to have kids make their own paper airplanes and using the wings and body and folds and what not as places to answer things about setting, characters, etc. 2mo
BRaulerson What a great way to read a biography through a picture Pb! 2mo
haleyklein This looks like a really powerful read! Thank you for sharing the link as well! 2mo
sbombasi This book sounds really cool for a RA along with the lesson plan you have! 2mo
karlasanabria1 I love your pictures, you can tell you put in effort into all of your posts. Great job in the summary! 1mo
DrSpalding I am adding this to my stack! This would be a wonderful read aloud in a social studies unit. Students must hear about fascinating historical figures and books like this can truly engage them. 2d
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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Finding Winnie is an adorable NF read and Caldecott winner that shows the connection to the classic pair of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin. This book would best be used in a RA with EL strategy 23 and UDL strategy 2.4. #ucflae3414f19 (CMC)
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/finding-winnie-word-search This activity is a great way to reinforce the vocabulary highlighted throughout reading.

AleciaM Love this book. Great for early elementary kids. 1mo
DrSpalding A bit brief however you made an excellent book selection in this biographical story about the beloved bear. Expand on your resources. 2d
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The Mitten | Jan Brett
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The Mitten by Jan Brett is a TL picture book about Nicki who drops his white mitten in the snow without realizing it. Throughout the story, animals begin to pile into the mitten each one larger then the next, this book has beautiful illustrations and would be a great RA or ST during the month of December when it‘s cold out. UDL 7.3 would be utilized during the RA and EL strategy 6 would be used to monitor students comprehension...

KristenScala ...of the story. #ucflae3414f19 (CMC) https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/mitten-lesson-...
This lesson plan contains a great idea for a storytelling activity.
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DrSpalding I love the idea of storytelling during the season that represents the setting in the story. Excellent resource in Scholastic! Continue to use these resources in the future and in your classroom. 2d
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Last Stop on Market Street is a RF PB and is a Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and Newbery award winner by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson. This book shows the relationship of a grandson and grandma as he asks her many questions regarding why they don‘t have things that other people have. #ucflae3414f19 (CMC)

KristenScala This book would be a great RA and I would use UDL strategy 3.2 and EL strategy 8.
https://mattdelapena.com/books/last-stop-on-market-street/
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abbie-cadabbie I‘ve seen this book so often recently but I still haven‘t gotten a chance to read it! I enjoyed your review and the strategies you chose to include :-) 2mo
DrSpalding This book is a fabulous read aloud and if you have not seen the video of the author reading it to children on a bus, look for it! Excellent resource attached with appropriate universal design principles however they need to be explained. 2d
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Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora is a Caldecott and Coretta Scott King RF PB that exemplifies what it means to be a good human through sharing and gratitude. This book would be a great RA for students who are struggling with sharing, possibly for a primary classroom. #ucflae3414 (CMC) https://growingbookbybook.com/thank-you-omu-activities/ a great resource for activities that coincide with Thank You, Omu!

KristenScala I would use UDL strategy 3.2 and EL strategy 46 for promoting hands on activities to connect with the story. 2mo
DrSpalding I love that you read this book in the CMC and hope that you enjoyed my sharing of the book in class. These books have such powerful messages and students should hear them! 2d
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Benno and the Night of Broken Glass is a HF PB by Meg Wiviott and illustrated by Josee Bisaillon. Benno is a cat who observes the changes of German and Jewish families during the time leading up to Kristallnacht (the beginning of the Holoaust). This book gives a gentle introduction to students about this time in our world's history and would be great for a RA. #ucflae3414f19 (CMC)

KristenScala https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/teaching-holocaust-and-human-beha... interesting lessons for teaching about the holocaust and how to use this book for that. I would use EL strategy 1,20, and 14 to make sure students are comprehending what is being read as well as UDL strategy 2.1 and 9.2. 2mo
DrSpalding I just added this book to my stack! Fabulous resource and an amazing book to include in a social studies unit in fifth grade. 2d
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Blended | Sharon M. Draper
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Blended by Sharon M. Draper is a RF novel about an eleven year old girl named Isabella or Izzy (depending on who she is talking to) whose parents are going through a divorce, is struggling with self and racial identity, and so much more. This book would make a great IR or LC for students in fifth or sixth grade. #ucflae3414f19 I would use UDL 2.1 and 3.1 to clarify symbols and vocabulary as well as supply background knowledge that students have...

KristenScala ...on the topics addressed in this novel. EL strategy 2 of promoting cooperation in small groups when attending literature circles. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article... this article is Sharon M Draper being interviewed about Blended.
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AleciaM This was a great book. I can really relate to this as I have biracial children. 1mo
DrSpalding I love the spine picture. This is a powerful story with a shocking ending as you noted in some of your peers posts. Literature circles or independent reads certainly do promote cooperation. Nice alignment to your English learner strategy here. 2d
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Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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#ucflae3414f19 Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House: #1 Dinosaurs Before Dark is apart of a New York Times Bestselling Series and an awesome F read! This book will take students on a prehistoric ride back to the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and would be best used for IR. EL strategy 30 could help students make images of the dinosaurs that Jack and Annie encounter throughout the book...

KristenScala ... and UDL strategy 3.1 of supplying background knowledge on dinosaurs. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/dinosaurs-dark... 2mo
DrSpalding Scholastic is a quality resource and the series is fantastic for middle grade elementary students. You could also read this aloud to primary children and entice them to read the series on their own once they become independent readers. 2d
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Fred Rodgers illustrated by Luke Flowers is a P book containing the poetry of the one and only Mr. Rogers. The poems and pictures included in this book will make you and fall in love with reading poetry and would best be used in a RA, IR, or S setting. I would use UDL principle 2.5 and use media to introduce students to who Mr. Rodgers was and what he did throughout his life. #ucflae3414f19

KristenScala I would use EL strategy 17 and promote contextual support through visuals, demonstration and body language to teach the poems included in this book. https://www.fredrogerscenter.org/2018/12/beechwood-kindergarteners-learn-with-mi... this is a cute article about how a kindergarten teacher implemented Mr Rodgers poems into her classroom. 2mo
DrSpalding I still need to see this movie! I have added this book to my stack. Great idea going straight to Mr. Rogers website to see how the kindergarten teacher used the poems in her classroom. Better explanation of your English learner strategy here 2d
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Maniac Magee written by Jerry Spinelli is a Newbery award winner and one of my favorite novels I read in elementary school. This RF book is about Jeffery Lionel Magee or “Maniac Magee” who finds himself homeless when his parents die and he ends up living with his aunt and uncle who are on the brink of divorce. Magee runs away from his aunt and uncle‘s home and quickly leans about racial segregation, friendship, death, courage, and so much more.

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This novel could best be used in RA, LC, or IR setting. UDL strategy 2.1 clarification on vocabulary and EL strategy 45 so that students can compare and contrast vocabulary words like prejudice and discrimination.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/maniac-magee-d...
Great discussion guide for before reading the book.
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DrSpalding You are correct! With this award winner you could use it in a variety of ways and it complements social studies instruction. I‘m not sure about comparing and contrasting vocabulary words but certainly teaching them the discipline specific vocabulary is something they would need to know in order to comprehend attacks like this. 2d
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Creepy Carrots is a MF PB Caldecott winner written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown. Jasper Rabbit is a carrot connoisseur, he eats them all the time...until they start to follow him and Jasper begins seeing carrots everywhere! This book is perfect for a RA especially during the month of October! #ucflae3414f19

KristenScala I would use UDL strategy 7.3 to keep students engaged in the RA and EL strategy 5 to teach vocabulary for this book before beginning reading.
https://www.scribd.com/doc/189407453/lesson-1-creepy-carrots
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abbie-cadabbie Creepy Carrots is such a funny book to read aloud to students! It gives such funny reactions. Great choice of UDL strategy, it will definitely keep students engaged :-) 2mo
DrSpalding So many of you loved creepy carrots! It is an excellent read aloud and teaching vocabulary prior to is considered best practice, as you all practiced with our avatars. 2d
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Strega Nona: Book & CD | Tomie DePaola
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Strega Nona is a TL PB and Caldecott winner written and illustrated by Tomie DePaola. It is about a boy named big Anthony who is hired by Strega Nona to care for her house and garden. Strega Nona makes endless pasta with a special song to make it start and stop and one day Big Anthony discovers this trick which lands him in a pasta problem. By the end of the story Big Anthony learns about what honesty is. #ucflae3414f19

KristenScala This story would be great in a RA, IR or DR setting. I would use UDL strategy 1.3 and offer alternatives for visuals by making pasta for students to see and touch. I would use EL strategy 45 to use a vent diagram to compare and contrast Big Anthony and Strega Nona.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/strega-nona-le...
This is a great lesson plan to use in a pre k-2nd grade classroom.
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DrSpalding That is your best photo yet! This is such a cool book and it is part of a series based on the authors ancestry. Use these great books in your classroom as a part of an author study on this amazing author. I love the idea of using Realia with the students to make the story come alive. 2d
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Eye of the Storm by Rick Thomas, illustrated by Denise Shea is a NF PB that explains how hurricanes form, the consequences that come from them, and how people prepare for them. This book has bright colors throughout as well as great visuals and would be great for a RA, especially in a Florida school before a hurricane possibly hits. #ucflae3414f19

KristenScala I would use UDL strategy 3.1 to active and supply students background knowledge about hurricanes. I would use EL strategy 50 to have students conduct a KWL chart to see what they already know, what they wonder, and what they learned about hurricanes.
https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/44907
This lesson plan can be used after reading this book, prompting students to create a preparedness plan, as well as a survival kit.
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DrSpalding The Florida Department of education obviously knows that this is a book that they should have resources for! Sadly, students need to know all about hurricane preparedness and this is a helpful book and resource to do just that. Believe it or not this is not just science but also social studies knowledge according to the Florida standards. 2d
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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The polar express is one of my favorite book‘s to read during the holiday season! It was written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, who won a Caldecott for this MF PB. The story is about a boy who does not believe in the spirit of Christmas, that is until he ends up on a train traveling to the North Pole. This book would be a great RA to do in the month of December. #ucflae3414f19

KristenScala UDL strategy 5.1 would be perfect to use for this book, after reading you could show students the movie. EL strategy 21 could be used for this book, record yourself with an audiotape during the RA so students can listen to it at their own pace for clarification.

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/polar-express-...
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Lrobertson I have always wanted to read this book to my students before Christmas break, and then watch the movie, showing students' books and movies are not always precisely the same. Plus, both are great!!! UDL 5.1 is excellent for this book/ movie combo. And your website provided a great lesson for this text. 2mo
DrSpalding Many children should be hearing this book and as Lauren said, you aligned your universal design principles nicely. Helpful resource from a quality website meant to assist teachers! 2d
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Who Was Isaac Newton? | Janet B. Pascal
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The Who is/ Who was series of B books are a New York Times Best Seller and a great addition to any classroom! Each book talks about someone of importance in our worlds history, in particular I read about Isaac Newton and learned information about his early life along with his amazing discoveries! This book would be a good IR opportunity for students. #ucflae3414f19

KristenScala I would choose UDL principle 3.1 for students to use background knowledge on who they are reading about and ESOL strategy 50 so that students can create a KWL chart on the person. 2mo
KristenScala http://www.whowasbookseries.com/educators-resource/#activity-...
The who was bookseries website has many great resources perfect for lesson planning, activities, worksheets, and more!
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DrSpalding As you know, I love this series of books and many should be present in your classroom library. Helpful resource from the publisher. 2d
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Hello Lighthouse | Sophie Blackall
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This RF 2019 Caldecott Medal picture book is written and illustrated by Sophie Blackwell. Hello Lighthouse is about a man who is a keeper of the lighthouse and how he cares for the lighthouse, as well as how his life changes and evolves. The illustrations of this book will make you want to hop on a boat and find a lighthouse of your own.
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https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=teaching-with-2019-caldecott-winner-hello-light...
This resource is great because it gives many mini lesson ideas based on the book, including experimental learning, debate, research and other elements.
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KristenScala This book would best RA, using UDL strategy 3.2 to highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships along with EL strategies 5 and 20 teaching vocabulary and listing the most important words or phrases. 2mo
karlasanabria1 This is such an amazing post, I love your picture! I haven‘t ready it but absolutely need to now that I‘ve read your post. The cover did just what you said it would, it made me want to “hop on a boat and find a lighthouse of my own”. Great job on the UDL Guideline and ESOL Strategy as well. 2mo
DrSpalding Did you take that beautiful book to the beach? How beautiful and daring! Wonderful post about an amazing book. 2d
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