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LaurenR

Joined August 2017

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The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
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A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness by Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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Ghosted: A Novel by Rosie Walsh
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Not what I expected but has an understanding that everyone can relate to. Can‘t wait to finish this one and read the second.

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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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Finally reading this book. I‘ve had it for a few months and haven‘t been able to get to it but I‘m super excited and thus far it‘s a quick read💕

DrSpalding Yes! ❤️🦍 2y
AJones I agree, I couldn‘t put this book down either. There were so many ups and down that really drew me in; that‘s what I like about Applegate‘s writing. 🙂 Happy Reading! 2y
LaurenR Thank you! @AJones 2y
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This is a F book that could be a RA or S. Pete goes to school and sings his song about his shoes which seems to keep him confident throughout his busy and stressful day at school. #UCFLAE3414F17

LaurenR ESOL Strategies: #21-record your lectures, presentations, or stories on audiotape, especially for new students who have very limited exposure to English. #2-promote cooperation. UDL Principles: #1.2-offer alternatives for auditory information. #7.3-minimize threats and distractions. 2y
KayleeC This is such a fun book to read with students! I worked at a preschool over the summer and my students loved to sing along with me! I like how the website gives you activities to do before, during, and after reading. 2y
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Samantha.K I love these Pete the Cat books. They have such a positive attitude that students should be exposed to. (edited) 2y
Teresaj Absolutely love Pete the Cat books! I did my author study on James and Kimberly Dean. There are so many resources on the Pete the Cat website! 2y
MeghanW I love these books! They are written in such a fun way with a great message. Your link is great! Kids love to do arts and crafts. 2y
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This book is a TL that can be used as a RA, GR, or SR. We all know the story of the three little pigs but not from the wolf‘s point of view. Point of view would be a great lesson to cross reference both of the stories. This book also won the Notable Children‘s Recordings award in 2009. #UCFLAE31414F17

LaurenR ESOL Strategies: #45-use Venn diagrams to contrast and compare activities. #30-encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. UDL Principles: #4.1-vary the methods for response and navigation. #5.2-use multiple tools for construction and composition. 2y
AlexaDP I wanted to do this book for one of my posts, but I couldn‘t figure out what the book itself was called! This one and the little red riding hood book are two of my favorites because it shows different perspectives! 2y
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Planting a Rainbow | Lois Ehlert
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This book would be great for a science lesson especially with little ones. It goes over the entire process of gardening; getting the seeds, planting them, waiting for them to grown, the starting over the next season. This book is an RF and it could be a RA, S, and SR. #UCFLAE3414F17

Jaquessial This is such a cute little book. Definitely for growing a small garden in school or class. 2y
LaurenR ESOL Strategies: #12-teach to two objectives, language and content. #32-use Student pairs for team learning, especially for reports, experiments, and projects. UDL Principles: #4.2-optimize access to tools and assistive technologies. #8.4-increase mastery oriented feedback. 2y
DrSpalding Your storytelling was fantastic. Obviously this book can be used in many ways in multiple content areas. 2y
LaurenR @DrSpalding thank you!! 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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A New York Times Best Seller, Wonder hit the ground running exposing children and adults to the life a child with a birth defect who is starting school for the first time. This book really tugs on the heart strings. This book is a RF and could be used as a GR, IR, and LC. #UCFLAE3414F17

LaurenR ESOL Strategies: #16-integrate speaking,listening, reading, and writing activities. #42-have students use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts and information. UDL Principles: #8.3-foster collaboration and community. #9.2-facilitate personal coping skills and strategies. 2y
AJones Thank you for sharing this unique lesson plan. There are so many great ideas to choose from. In addition, it‘s very descriptive and adaptable for middle school students. I am still reading this amazing book. I have to say each character was nicely brought to life in the movie. I noticed a few details from the book that were omitted or stretched for a more dramatic effect in the movie. 📖 vs. 🎥 #ucflae3414f17 #WONDER 2y
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Owl Moon | Jane Yolen
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Owl Moon, a Caldecott award winner and RF, could be used as a RA, GR, or IR. In the classroom you could use this book to introduce owls or the moon, and you could talk about the Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary. This book also shows a father daughter relationship and the value of going outside and spending time in nature, creating memories and relationships. #UCFLAE3414F17

Radams This is a great book! I read it for another class last semester and I really enjoyed the images along with the overall message. Perfect for elementary classrooms. 2y
LaurenR The link above has many mini lessons. ESOL Strategies: #5-teach technical vocabulary supportive key concepts. ##14-simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. UDL Principles: #7.2-optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. #3.1-activate or supply background knowledge. 2y
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Zenon Girl of the 21st Century is a SF you could use as a RA. This book has been turned into a popular Disney channel movie. It‘s a great story taking place in 2037 describing a rambunctious girl living up in space who is sent to earth for disciplining purposes. #UCFLAE3414F17

LaurenR ESOL Standards: #20-list the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard. #14-simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. UDL Principles: #9.1-promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. #3.3-guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation. 2y
laurie_jayy Wowwww you mean to tell me that this is an actual book? I‘ve watched all the movies but I never knew that it was based off of the book. In regards to el 20, I think it‘s super important to list the most important words and phrases that will be used throughout the book. This allows you to pre teach the material so students won‘t be confused throughout the reading. 2y
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AlexaDP I had no idea that this used to be a book!! Now I act bring a piece of my childhood into my classroom! That‘s really excited! 2y
KayleeC What?! This is a book?! Now i definitely want to read this book. Ike how your resource explains what science fiction is to students! 2y
SarahWynne I had no idea the movie was based off of this book! Adding this to my must reads! 2y
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a classic TL that you could use as a RA or GR. This book specifically tells the tale in both English and Spanish. Children learning both languages can read about the adventures of Goldilocks into the three bears house. #UCFLAE3414F17

LaurenR ESOL Standards: #24-incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum. #25-incorporate second language acquisition strategies in the curriculum. UDL Principles: #2.4-promote understanding across languages. #5.3-build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. 2y
laurie_jayy First of all let me start off by saying, I am in love with the picture that you decided to use!!!!! Very creative :) I love the lesson plan you included. Kg favorite part about it is “read the story again, and again, and again.” Repetition is so important. This will help with fluency and comprehension. 2y
CaseyL This is such a cute and creative picture and I think that it‘s awesome that this TL story is in Spanish and English to support your ELL! (edited) 2y
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Blast Off! Is a P book that has various poems all on the subject of space. This would be great for teaching young elementary students the basics of poetry and it would be a fun introduction to a space unit. You could use any of the poems as a RA, S, or PR. #UCFLAE3414F17

LaurenR ESOL Standards: #5-teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. #34-de-emphasize speed and emphasize accuracy of work. UDL Principles: #2.2- clarify syntax and structure. #2.1-clarify vocabulary and symbols. 2y
laurie_jayy Hey! I totally agree that this would be a great way to lead into a science lesson. Not only are you teaching science but you‘re also teaching poetry. It‘s amazing when you can do two things at once! Lol 2y
SarahWynne Poetry and science combined, what is better than that?! Love this post and you‘re strategies are great! 2y
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The Big Snow | Berta Hader, Elmer Hader
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This Caldecott award winner explains what happens and what the animals do once winter comes. The Big Snow is an MF due to some of the animals talking. It can be used as a GR or RA. This is a great read especially since we are in Florida because we don‘t experience this as much as those up north. We usually see the animals come to us, not leave us. #UCFLAE3414F17

LaurenR This link provides an exact lesson for the reading of the book. It goes over vocabulary and the importance of reading the story aloud. Quite a few of these words could be considered Tier 3 vocabulary. http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/brilstar/integrative/reading/The%20Big%20Snow.d... 2y
LaurenR ESOL Strategies: #43-have students underline or highlight key words or important facts in written assignments. #23- structure advance organizers consisting for new terminology that learners will encounter in the new lesson vocabulary to be reviewed. 2y
LaurenR UDL Principles: #2.1- clarify vocabulary and symbols. #3.2-highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 2y
Juliemorell This looks like a cute book! The link you provided would certainly enhance students knowledge on this content as well 2y
DrSpalding Such a great book for a science lesson and I agree it could be used in guided reading or as a read aloud. Anytime you can find a book that can teach content along with the language arts, it's a good one. 2y
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This NF book is so fun! It has many facts about all different animals and how they see. This teaches students about animals but also how everyone and everything can see things differently. This would be a great RA and SR.

LaurenR ESOL Strategies: #12-teach to two objectives, language and content. #45-use Venn diagrams to contrast and compare activities. You can do this by comparing some of the animals in groups or pairs. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
LaurenR Scholastic provides some fun projects with this link. UDL Principles: 8.3-foster collaboration and community. 9.3-develop self-assessment and reflection. All of these can be done through the Venn diagram activity used along side the ESOL standards. 2y
DrSpalding I love the idea of shared reading with this and the fact that you are teaching science with quality literature. Good choice. 2y
SarahWynne Can‘t wait to read this one! I love NF PB. I feel like they keep students so engaged compared to text books. 2y
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Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is a cute MF that provides students an active part in their reading. This would be a great S or SR. http://pigeonpresents.com/content/uploads/2017/08/pigeon_teachguide.pdf This website provides an explanation of the book, author, and The Caldecott award it has won. Many great lesson in this as well to provide for your students.

LaurenR ESOL Strategies: #16-Integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. #17-provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions. 2y
LaurenR UDL Principles: 4.1- vary the methods for response and navigation. 5.1-use multiple media for communication. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
AlexaDP This book and this pigeon have quickly become a favorite of mine! No Willems has created an character that everyone can relate to and the books are always entertaining! 2y
DrSpalding We read the story to children down in Paramore last week. When when the book stated, I'll give you five bucks… In order to let the pigeon drive the bus a little boy said ...OK! 2y
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We the Kids is an NF book providing a kid friendly introduction to the constitution. This book provides Tier 3 vocabulary definitions and the pre-amble with funky illustrations that help spark interest and guide understanding of the pre-amble. This could be used as an RA and S. David Carrie also provides a forward informing his readers why he created this book and how this helped him establish his own freedom through art.

LaurenR This link provides a lesson linking the goals of the pre-amble to classroom guidelines. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
LaurenR ESOL standards I would use: #5- teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. #19-establish predictable classroom routines through the use of an outline on the board or bulletin board. #15-reinforce the key ideas you present again and again. 2y
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LaurenR UDL principles: 2.1-clarify vocabulary and symbols. 7.2-optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
farynantenucci I love the idea of this book and your teacher resource pairs perfectly with the text. 2y
Jaquessial I believe this would be an awesome book for social studies. 2y
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Out of My Mind is a RF New York Times Best seller by Sharon M. Draper. It highlights the struggles & similarities of a young girl with cerebral palsy. As future educators it is important to understand the misconceptions of those that may have exceptional abilities & to do our best to help them succeed as Melody‘s parents, family friends, & teachers did throughout the story. #UCFLAE3414F17

LaurenR This book could be used as an LC, GR, & IR. ESOL standards I would use: #3-encourage self talk & #15-reinforce key ideas you present again and again. UDL principles: 9.2-facilitate personal coping skills and strategies & 7.1-optimize individual choice and autonomy. Throughout the story we will discuss how Melody persevered & overcame obstacles to help understand the UDL principles we are using. 2y
LaurenR This scholastic resource has prepared a lesson for before, during, & after the reading. The book also has discussion questions in the back teachers could utilize in small groups. (edited) 2y
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The Dot | Peter Reynolds
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The Dot is an amazing book, inspiring children to believe in their own creativity. This RF would be a great RA or GR. This story is wonderful in helping children to build that foundation to believe in themselves and to share that confidence with other children. This book won The Christopher Award as well.

LaurenR This has earned a few awards and many great reviews, among those being: The Christopher Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner, Chapman Awards for Best Classroom Read-Alouds, and many more. 2y
LaurenR The ESOL strategy I would use is: #3-encourage self-talk (positive thinking) #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 2y
LaurenR The UDL's I would use are: 2.4-promote understanding across languages, and 9.1-promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. 2y
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LaurenR This link has many creative lessons for this book that would be fun to do with lower grades & maybe upper elementary. This book can inspire all ages to believe in oneself though. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding A couple of your peers have posted on this particular book. It's wonderful! Check out the posts for this title and you will see there is a national. Dot day that you can perform with your students. 2y
Teresaj Definitely want to read this book! 2y
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This F book is so comical!! Snappsy is going about his life when one someone starts to interrupt it by narrating everything he's doing. It also shows someone's perspective of an alligator compared to what Snappsy is actually doing. At the end you figure out who the narrator is, so fun! This book would be a great S, GR, RT, and maybe even a RA. #UCFLAE3414F17

LaurenR ESOL: #16-integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. #2- promote cooperation. 2y
LaurenR UDL: #2.2-Clarify syntax and structure. #3.1-activate or supply background knowledge. 2y
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LaurenR I put two sources for fun ideas for this book to be used in the classroom. 2y
HNager This is a book that looks really fun to read, I love the activities, the best on is the Misunderstanding Characters, I feel like this goes great with your UDL 2.2 and ESOL 16. Great job! 2y
DrSpalding Well multiple resources can be helpful. Nice positive feedback from your peers in regards to your UDL alignment and resource. 2y
ChristinB I need to read this book it looks so funny and I love the name Snappsy! I love all your resources as well! 2y
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Letters to a Prisoner | Jacques Goldstyn
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This HF book is very interesting because it only has pictures. It highlights human rights & unjust imprisonment in the world today. Students have the ability to let the pictures guide the story & write their own. #UCFLAE3414F17

LaurenR UDL: #2.4-promote understanding across languages. #3.3-guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation. (edited) 2y
LaurenR ESOL: #11-place language in meaningful context. #32-use student pairs for team learning, especially for reports, experiments, and projects. 2y
LaurenR You could use this as a GR or AS, maybe S. This could be a history lesson where you incorporate rights & standing up for rights. Students could create their own story line using the book. Students could also write a letter to a current prisoner if they are learning about how the prison system works or they could write about International Human Rights Day. Many things can be done with this book in my opinion. (edited) 2y
DrSpalding I would have to see this book and read it to confirm my thoughts however I am thinking that even though it is a picture book it may not be appropriate for elementary age students. 2y
LaurenR Online resource for Amnesty International Write for Rights, this is provided by the organization just for teachers. It teaches writing as well as a purpose for writing a letter. https://write.amnestyusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-Write-for-Rights-Ed... 2y
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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Actual size is such a fun book for everyone! It contains the measurements & physical sizes of different animals throughout the book. This NF would be great for a science or math lesson. You could study the animals in the book & their environments or you could learn about measurements. You could use this as a SR or GR. Also won the NCTE Orbis Pictus Non-Fiction Honor Book.

LaurenR UDL#2.1: clarify vocabulary & symbols. UDL#3.2: highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, & relationships. (Mostly patterns throughout the text & critical features) (edited) 2y
LaurenR ESOL: 2-promote cooperation; do this during the lesson involving the book. 5-link lesson topic to students' prior knowledge. (edited) 2y
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LaurenR Great lesson for measuring! #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Math and literature, what could be better! This is a helpful resource. One of your peers used a ruler in there read aloud presentation this week. Smart move! 2y
Brittanyradzak This was my second choice for the read aloud! I love how this book includes both math and literature. I also like how you mentioned including background knowledge! 2y
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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I love Finding Winnie! This Caldecott award winner gives background to our favorite cartoon Winnie-the-pooh, a children's all time favorite. This book is a B that goes over the journey of Winnie, who found Winnie, and the creation of our favorite Winnie-the-pooh. What makes it interesting is the setting and events occurring throughout the book. #UCFLAE3414F17

LaurenR Due to many different words throughout this book I would use this as an ESOL #5 strategy to teach new vocabulary. ESOL #14 could also be used to increase students ability to follow text in secondary language. 2y
LaurenR I would use two UDL's: 2.1: clarify vocabulary and symbols & 3.2: highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. There is a lot of uncommon vocabulary because of the setting, which would be great to define & highlight for the students better understanding. There are many relationships and critical features within this book that need to be pointed out for further understanding. This could be done during a GR. 2y
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LaurenR The link above provides a variety of lessons in varying subjects using this book. Great resource. 2y
Jaquessial This is an awesome link that I wouldn't mind using. I currently have this book haven't read it yet. But I plan on reading it. 2y
Teresaj I thought the movie trailer for this book looks so good, can‘t wait to read it! 2y
DrSpalding Your resource is amazing. My favorite activity is mapping Winnie's journey. This is not only math but social studies. Once again, these resources help to solidify the fact that these books can be used to teach many concepts across many content areas. 2y
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The Rainbow Fish | Marcus Pfister
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The Rainbow Fish is a classic F children's book that is definitely a must read. The Rainbow fish learns how sharing with others can bring new friends. This is a great book for RA and GR, the UDL I would use is 9.2: facilitate personal coping skills and strategies; this book helps children learn how to be kind to others & how far that kindness can get you.

LaurenR The ESOL standard I would use is #4 to link to previous knowledge on sharing, friendship, and ocean life. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
LaurenR This link provides various lessons among many subjects using The Rainbow Fish. So fun & easy to implement with younger children! #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Another example of an interdisciplinary resource. It's hard to believe this book was published over 25 years ago! Excellent UDL alignment. 2y
LaurenR This book also won The Christopher Award 2y
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Barnaby Never Forgets | Pierre Collet-Derby
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Barnaby Never Forgets is about a rabbit that never forgets anything but can't possibly find his glasses. Then he ends up at school on the weekend. This F story shows children that anyone can make mistakes, like forgetting what day it is. This would be a great RA book. I would use ESOL standard #3 & #4 to enhance positive self esteem & to link text to prior experiences such as forgetting their homework or lunch.

LaurenR The UDL I would use is 9.3: Develop self-assessment and reflection. This story could help students to reflect on a time where they may have missed something or misplaced something & everything still turned up fine in the end. 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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LaurenR Thank you! 2y
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