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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
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The Five Chinese Brothers | Claire Huchet Bishop
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This TL, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner, by Claire Huchet Bishop and Kurt Weiss is a retelling of an old Chinese tale. In the story 5 brothers with amazing abilities outwit an executioner and escape death for a crime they really didn‘t commit. I remember reading this book when I was a kid and I think students now would still enjoy it. Great for DR, RT, & RA as an intro for teaching about Chinese culture. #UCFLAE3414SP18

LisaMart UDL: 5.1, 8.3, 9.2 EL: 2, 17, 50. Here is a link to a scholastic lesson for this book for K-2: http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/study_guides/the_five_chinese... 2y
Kendallc Sounds like a really interesting book, will definitely have to read! 2y
Cruzdia1 This book sounds like a fun read! 2y
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Wolf in the Snow | Matthew Cordell
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In this Caldecott winning F book, Matthew Cordell tells a courageous story about a girl and wolf pup lost in the snow, &, get this, there are little to no words in this book! The author uses only onomatopoeia‘s to tell this story & in this case “pictures speak a thousand words!” In the end, they must rely on each other to find their way back home. Great for IR or CR to influence the use of imagination & teach about onomatopoeia‘s. #UCFLAE3414SP18

LisaMart Students can then retell the story in their own words! UDL: 1.1, 1.3, 2.4 EL: 1, 22, 44 Here is a book trailer video that will definitely draw you in: https://youtu.be/1UvNSZzMxUc And here is an article listing various ways to incorporate this book in class: http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2017/04/wolf-in-the-snow/ 2y
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This sweet RF book by Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrated by Laura Cornell deals with the topic of adoption. It tells the story of a persistent young girls‘ request for her parents to tell her about the day she was born. It is a great addition to any classroom library for students who have been adopted to identify with. Great for AS, RA, & IR. #UCFLAE3414SP18 UDL: 1.1, 5.1, 5.3 & 9.2 EL: 1, 11, & 14, 16, & 32

LisaMart Jamie Lee Curtis is a New York Times best selling author. Here is the link for my author study on this author, which includes 2 educators guides with classroom activities for this book: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28725499-new-piktochart (edited) 2y
KaitlynN This book it so cute. I basically cry every time. I started a wish list of books for my classroom library, and this is like #4. Also, I think they make such an interesting author/illustrator duo! 2y
ambera This looks like a great book to add to a classroom library! I honestly had no idea Jamie Lee Curtis wrote children's books until taking this course. 2y
LisaMart @ambera I‘m glad you didn‘t know, cause I didn‘t either! 😂 2y
Fiona_i This is such a cute book. I think this is an important book to have in your classroom. You never know what kind of students you might one day have. You always want to make sure they feel welcomed. 2y
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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What a touching NF book written by Lindsay Mattick, & Illustrated by Sophie Blackall! This Caldecott winner & NY times best seller, tells a true story about the real bear that inspired the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh. When a soldier sees a bear at a train station, he knows he shouldn‘t, he knows he can‘t, but his heart makes up his mind. He buys the bear for $20 & names her Winnipeg (Winnie for short), & they start a beautiful friendship.

LisaMart But Winnie can‘t go to war, and so she is donated to a zoo where Christopher Robin soon falls in love with her; and the rest is history…. The ending pages of the book includes real photo evidence!
I think kids will love learning about the real Winnie that sparked the creation of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh character. Great for RA, and I can‘t wait to share it with my class!
UDL: 1.3, & 2.3 EL: 12, 14, 16, & 22.
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Here is a link to an educator‘s guide that links this book to connections in math, science, social studies, language arts, art, and biography:
http://media.hdp.hbgusa.com/titles/assets/reading_group_guide/9780316324908/EG_9...
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Laura.S @LisaMart this book looks soooo cute!!!! I think it would be fun to read this to the younger grades to show them how Winnie came about and to give a different take than what most people know about Winnie. I must get this for my classroom! 2y
JenniferMc This sounds like a sweet book and promotes empathy. This would be a great addition to a classroom library. 2y
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Loved the cartoon illustrations in this TL Caldecott honor book, retold and illustrated by James Marshall. Kids love this classic story! Is Goldilocks a harmless little girl or a thieving criminal… you‘ll just have to decide! Great for S, RT, DR & RA starting from pre-K! UDL: 1.3, 3.3, & 5.1 EL: 8, 14, & 17. #UCFLAE3414SP18

AmeliaS21 Your dog is so cute!! 2y
Fiona_i I remember reading this book when I was younger. This is a great RA for students 2y
LisaMart @AmeliaS21 thank you! She is a spoiled brat! I was actually standing next to her treat jar when I took this picture so she was begging. Lol! 2y
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Madeline | Ludwig Bemelmans
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My favorite RF book from childhood! This is a Caldecott Honor book by Ludwig Bemelmans about a risk-taking little girl named Madeline, who needs emergency surgery on her appendix. A nurse read me this book after I had my tonsils removed, and I‘ve carried it with me ever since! This classic sparked a series of books, shows, and movies! Great for S, which I plan on doing in class. 😉 #UCFLAE3414SP18 UDL: 1.3, 3.3 & 5.1 EL: 8, 14, & 17

LisaMart Go to Madeline‘s official site for more info on the author and games: http://www.madeline.com And visit this site for great lesson activities to incorporate with the book and a link to the Madeline movie: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/madeline 2y
JenniferMc A fun book that I remember from my childhood. I love that students can still relate to the story today. It will be a fun addition to a classroom library. 2y
KaitlynN I love that you have the little Madeline plush doll too!! Such a cute pair! 2y
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Stella by Starlight | Sharon M. Draper
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This HF book was amazing! I loved Sharon M. Draper‘s writing style. Set in 1930‘s North Carolina, during the time of segregation and the KKK, a young girl named Stella inspires to become a writer, and turns to writing to help her deal with the world around her. Stella, her family, and friends are put to the test, and must face their fears and show true strength to fight for their right to vote! Great for an LC in 4-8 grade. #UCFLAE3414SP18

LisaMart The author recently won the Charlotte Huck award for this book! UDL: 6.1, 7.1, & 8.3 EL: 2, 6, 19 Here is the author website for this book, which includes videos, reviews, and study guides: http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=74 (edited) 2y
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This wonderful P book is a collection of humorous poems by Jack Prelutsky & illustrations by James Stevenson. Includes advanced vocabulary, & multiple forms of play on words & text structure, for example, a poem written in a circle, & another you‘ll need a mirror to read. Great for IR, RA, PR, or if the technology is available, teachers can display the book through a projector for SR to teach rhyming, text structure, & vocabulary.

LisaMart UDL: 1.1, 2.1, 3.2, 4.2, 5.3, 7.2, 9.3 EL: 5, 8, 27
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Here is a link to lesson activities specifically for this book and includes an audio file of the author reading 2 of his poems:
http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?pag=3&bookID=00001186&pview=yes
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Laura.S @LisaMart this book looks so cute and fun! Anything with food on it catches my attention as It probably does with the students as well. There are so many UDL and EL strategy alignments that this book must be in my library! 2y
Jeffersleighann I want able to find many poetry books but I like that this book is about food because food 😂❤️ 2y
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Who was George Washington? | Roberta Edwards
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This B book on the life of George Washington by Roberta Edwards is part of a NY Times Bestselling Series. The illustrations makes this an easy read, great for teaching social studies concepts! It provides readers with a map of George Washington‘s farm in Mount Vernon, and even information on his false teeth! Can be used for IR and PR for research purposes. #ucflae3414sp18

LisaMart UDL: 2.5, 5.1, & 5.3 EL: 26, 28, 29, & 50.
Great book to incorporate in this Scholastic lesson plan for 3-5 grade:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/17-18/researching-life-george-w...
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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LOVE this F book based on a real situation by Katherine Applegate! A Newbery Award winner & NY Times Bestseller written from the point of view of a gorilla, Ivan, who is stuck in a lonely cage at a circus-themed mall. Ivan promises Stella, his dying elephant friend, to protect a baby elephant named Ruby. With a little bit of artwork, Ivan keeps his promise, & in return gets a chance to become the mighty silverback he was always meant to be.

LisaMart Great for an LC, RA, or GR in any 3-5 grade class. UDL: 3.2, 5.3, & 8.3 EL: 2, 6, 13, & 19 #UCFLAE3414SP18
Here is a teacher guide for the book that also offers extension activities, such as researching the real Ivan!!
https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf
Here is a short video of the real “big-top mall” and Ivan: (it will make you cry)
https://youtu.be/OYYL2LxotA8
I adored this book and can‘t wait to read it again with my own class!
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Laura.S @LisaMart this book sounds so good! Also sounds like it could be a little emotional with the elephants 😥. I love that one of your resources was having the students research the real Ivan so that they can practice researching strategies!! 2y
DrSpalding Ugh! Watching him on the video is emotional. I‘m so glad that Applegate chose him as her subject. The fact that he lived in that strip mall for so long is horrific. You are correct that this book can be used in many ways. Last year one of my interns read it aloud after lunch and the children begged her to keep reading. 2y
LisaMart @DrSpalding this is one of my favorites thus far! So glad you introduced it to me! I‘m rereading it to my 7 yr old sister and she can‘t get enough. She FaceTime‘d me last night and asked if I could read her just 1 more chapter about Ivan before she went bed! Lol 2y
WendyV I loved this book too! I started to read it yesterday morning and next thing I knew I read the entire thing! It was so hard to put down since the “chapters” are so short. So glad I was introduced to it this semester! 2y
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Hello, Universe | Erin Entrada Kelly
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This Gold Newbery award winning F novel by Erin Entrada Kelly tells the story of a diverse group of middle school misfits, who are unlikely to ever be friends. That is, till the day the universe brings them together. Some things are meant to be. This book celebrates bravery, being different, and friendships. Great for an LC in any 4-7 grade class as students transition to middle school. #ucflae3414sp18

LisaMart The book is also told from 4 points of view, and can easily be incorporated into a character development lesson. UDL: 7.1, 7.2 & 8.3 EL: 2, 6, 10, 19, & 38. Here is a great teaching guide for this book, and others by this author: https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.co... (edited) 2y
kylamarie5 This seems like a great book! After hearing about it in class and reading this, it is on my list of books to read! 2y
DrSpalding Thank you for reading this so quickly and sharing it as a book boost. I have purchased it and it is in my to be read tile. Do you @LisaMart think I should use this as a choice in my summer class for literature circles? 2y
LisaMart @DrSpalding I listened to it on audible & thought it was an easy read. Yess! I think this would be great for an LC in your class. The message behind it is not as strong as say Wonder, but the characters are diverse & easily relatable amongst children. If nothing else, I think it‘s important for student-teachers to be given the opportunity to read some Newbery books before they start teaching, especially new ones because they include modern topics. 2y
LisaMart @DrSpalding and you know they are still quality. Before this class I wasn‘t too interested in reading children‘s books, which is why I appreciate that you have encouraged me to read quality books that I‘d want to include in my class. Because before this I had no idea. Also, I think the roles in the LC we did in your class can be easily used in this book. But if u don‘t like it when you‘re done reading it then don‘t use it, you‘re still rockstar!😂 2y
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This NF-B of the life of Thomas Jefferson by Matt Doeden & illustrated by Gordon Purcell & Terry Beatty is an awesome resource for teachers! It‘s a biography that reads like a comic book! Great for students (like me) that think history text is boring! It‘s also full of fun facts for further understanding! Did you know Jefferson & John Adams were best friends & they both died on the same day?! Can be used for IR or PR. #ucflae3414sp18

LisaMart UDL: 2.5, 5.1, & 5.3 EL: 26, 28, 50. The back of this book offers other resources such as options to read more & an Internet site where more facts related to the book can be found. I took a picture of this page, & it can be seen above. Here is a link to an article about how to incorporate graphic novels into the classroom: https://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/classroom-resources/cross-curricular-comi... (edited) 2y
LisaMart And here is a scholastic lesson plan on Thomas Jefferson that this book can be used in: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/thomas-jeffers... This book is also part of a series that includes other historical figures! (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Multiple resources! This is a graphic novel. Intermediate students are thoroughly enjoying this format. Excellent choice for a biography of one of our founding fathers. Obviously this can help teach social studies concepts. 2y
Jeffersleighann This book seems like something I would want in the classroom and I like that it is set up like a comic book which would make the history come alive! 2y
Kendallc I love how that you incorporated a subject that can be difficult for students to get invested in. This book seems really engaging 2y
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We're All Wonders | R. J. Palacio
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R.J. Palacio does it again with this NY Times Bestselling F installment of the popular chapter book, Wonder! This beautifully illustrated picture book with impactful text introduces young readers to Auggie, a boy with a unique face, and his best friend and dog, Daisy. Auggie expresses his desire to belong, and beckons readers to change the way they see. It opens the discussion of kindness and empathy in students and is great for RA!

LisaMart Have I mentioned I love this author?! I will read anything she writes! 🤓
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UDL: 1.3 & 2.3 EL: 3, 10,14, & 16

https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/attachments/28859/we-re-all-wonders-penguin-sch...
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Laura.S @LisaMart this looks so cute! I‘m sure if you read wonder to a class they would be super excited to read more books by the same author! Definitely gonna have to check this out. 2y
LisaMart @laura.s It is so cute and perfect for K-2 classes that may not be ready for the actual Wonder novel. And when they do read the chapter book they‘ll be able to make a connection to the character because they have heard of him before. I love the messages Palacio‘s books bring into the classroom. Now more than ever it is important to teach our students kindness above all, and I think her books serve this purpose. Thank you!! 2y
DrSpalding Wonderful post. So many of your peers have enjoyed the novel version. If you have yet to see the movie, be sure to see it. Read aloud is perfect and discussing the theme of inclusion and being tolerant and kind of people with unique abilities, is so important. 2y
AmeliaS21 This looks so cute! I read Wonder for my independent reading. This looks like a great way to introduce kids to Auggie! 2y
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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This incredible NF book of collective biographies, tells a short story of 13 American women who never gave up; they persisted! Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger do an amazing job of combining illustration with factual evidence to show young readers that they too can overcome, because these amazing and diverse women did! Great read for any age level for RA, GR, & my favorite RT. #ucflae3414sp18 UDL: 3.2, 5.3, & 8.3 EL: 4, 5, 12, 14,15, 28, 50

LisaMart This is also a great book to read in class to get students thinking about an influential figure they‘d like to do their own research on. Here is an after reading activity where the students can pick other influential figures and describe how he/she persisted, or you can even change it up and allow the students to write about themselves instead.
http://www.booknerdmommy.com/persisted-mini-biography-activity-idea/

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Laura.S @LisaMart this book looks amazing to have in the classroom! Great for girls to see strong role models. I love the site you linked and that it provided many worksheets to help with the study of autobiographies! 2y
AndreaG I read this book for teach live and feel this book has so many options for application in the classroom! I felt like it was a good opportunity to build confidence in students by promoting a lesson revolving around text to self awareness. 2y
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paulettevp I also read this book. I love your post because the activity you mentioned would be such a wonderful way to immerse students into a discussion. The book hold so much more than just important women. It can start many conversation just from that umbrella. I think that‘s what ultimately makes it a great book. 2y
AmeliaS21 I chose this for my read aloud! It‘s a fun way to get kids to learn about women in history! Keep up the great work! 2y
Kendallc I think this book is great for the whole class setting and they can get a lot out of it especially with the activity thank you! 2y
KhyaraN I wanted to choose this for my read aloud but ended up with Martins Big Words. Definitely think on adding it to my to read list. It is diverse in the sense of being for girls who are not represented as much. 2y
DrSpalding Specifically, what kind of nonfiction?🙂 2y
LisaMart @DrSpalding Biographies 2y
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Up, Tall and High! | Ethan Long
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This Geisel award winning F book by Ethan Long, follows some funny birds as they all try to reach new “heights,” literally! It features colorful and cheerful illustrations, and interactive fold-out flaps that reveal a surprise that will have any preK or kindergarten class laughing out loud! I recommend this book for RA or SR, the text is large enough to be seen for students to read along. #ucflae3414sp18
UDL 1.3 2.3 3.2 3.3 & 5.3 EL: 16, 18, & 30

LisaMart This link has some great ideas for incorporating this book into a lesson:
http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2013/02/2013-theodore-s-geisel-award-up-tal...

And this link has an art lesson relating to the book, which, considering the illustrations in this book, I thought it was appropriate:
http://www.ethanlong.com/grade-k-art-lesson-plan/
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WendyV I almost checked this book out the other day when I saw it on @DrSpalding table. The cover was eye catching and after reading your post, now I know I have to check it out! 2y
RaimeyGallant Such a fun cover. 2y
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RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it.
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LisaMart @RaimeyGallant Thank you! 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Just finished reading this for LC! A Newbery award SF novel, that I just realized is part of a series!! Madeleine L‘Engle tells a beautifully written story of 3 children who, with the help of some extraordinary old women, travel through time and space on a dangerous mission to save their father and the universe from “It.” In the end, it is only the power of love that can save them! I‘d use this book again for an LC in my own class! #ucflae3414sp18

LisaMart Grades 5-8. UDL 7.1 (optimize individual choice), 8.3 (foster collaboration), & 9.3 (develop self-assessment & reflection). EL 2, 10, 32, 38, & 48 Found this cool jeopardy game for the book: https://jeopardylabs.com/play/a-wrinkle-in-time-jeopardy-game And here is the movie trailer: https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ (edited) 2y
LisaMart Also, this author is someone I am definitely considering for my author study! 2y
Laura.S @LisaMart I love that you found a fun resource to engage students. The jeopardy game is so engaging and would really motivate the students to read and get ahead! I also think that this author would be a great author study. She has such a creative mind and cake up with such a cool story! 2y
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DrSpalding Another super post. Two web resources! Wow. I think the movie trailer is very intriguing. The students would love to play Jeopardy. Nice UDL/EL alignment. 2y
DrSpalding *cute pup🐕 2y
V.DeQuattro I am currently reading this book and I love it! I am really excited to watch the movie later on in the semester. The jeopardy game that you included is awesome. I always loved playing jeopardy in school lol 2y
Hervela.L Awe sweet you finished it, I'm almost there. We have a lot to discuss next time in class about this book. I'm so excited to see the movie. 2y
LisaMart @Hervela.L yeah, once it got to a certain point (don‘t want to give any spoilers) I couldn‘t stop reading it till the end. Yes, we will have a lot to discuss, but it will be hard for me not to give anything away! 🤐 2y
Hervela.L Then I'll make sure to read every single bit before class 🤣 2y
LisaMart @Hervela.L you better!! 😂 jk 2y
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LisaMart This was just emailed to me by scholastic and it has some awesome resources for this book at different grade levels so I had to share! http://www.scholastic.com/awrinkleintime/?eml=SNP/e/20180223////WrinkleInTime///... 2y
morganhillman I also just finished this book and loved it! The story is like nothing I‘ve ever read before so I felt engaged the entire time and I feel that all students would feel the same! It was a great read and the ending message is great to drive through to students! Your resource is also really good! 2y
LisaMart @morganhillman Thank you! I‘m glad u enjoyed the book as much as I did! 2y
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Not Quite Narwhal | Jessie Sima
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This F book was recently recommended to me by a Showcase Presenter, & I absolutely fell in love with it. A baby unicorn that thinks it‘s a narwhal! Need I say more? It‘s not an award winner yet, but it should be! Jessie Sima tells a lovely story with adorable illustrations, about a unicorn named Kelp, who discovers he‘s not a narwhal after all, but thats ok! They accept his differences anyway, & in the end he gets to have the best of both worlds.

LisaMart Great book for RA to open the topic of differences in any kindergarten class, and it can also be tied to vocabulary and even the study of narwhals.

UDL: 1.3 & 2.3 EL: 3, 14, & 17
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Laura.S This book sounds so cute! I know that children love reading books with characters such as unicorns and narwhals so it definitely could work as a read aloud! Looks like something I would want to read. 2y
LisaMart @Laura.S It is so cute, and has a really good message to it. I hope you will check it out. If you click on my link you can watch a trailer of it, and you can also find videos of it being read aloud. 2y
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DrSpalding Sami would be so excited to know that you were inspired to read this book after her presentation. It is a story with the theme of inclusion. @AshleyAA made an amazing bookmark that represents the main character last semester! 2y
LisaMart @DrSpalding I bought this book and I was searching for a stuffed unicorn to go with it, but I can‘t find one that looks like Kelp. I saw the pic of the bookmark she made for it. Is she selling them? I would love to get one if she is! 2y
DrSpalding @AshleyAA I told you to start an Etsy shop! 🤣Would you make one for Lisa?🦄 How much? 2y
AshleyAA @LisaMart Of course we could make one for you! We‘re selling them for $5! Would you like it to be relatively identical to the one I posted or would you like to make any color changes? 2y
AshleyAA @LisaMart If so, just email us at ReadingBuddiez@gmail.com 2y
LisaMart @AshleyAA YAY! I totally want one. Relatively identical but can you make his mane and feet just aqua colored to resemble a little more like Kelp from the book? All of your bookmarks are awesome, so I‘ll definitely be hitting you up again in the future! Let me know what you would like me to do from here! Thank you!! (edited) 2y
AshleyAA @LisaMart Bookmark is done! We made it to directly represent the character Kelp. Is there any way to contact you directly to send you images? If you‘re happy with the results we can determine where to meet on campus for the exchange. (edited) 2y
LisaMart @AshleyAA That was so quick! I agree with @DrSpalding you need to start an Etsy shop! Yes, email me at martinslisamarie@gmail.com I‘m sure I‘ll love it! And I‘m on campus Monday and Tuesday‘s between 10:30-4:30 my first class let‘s out between 1-1:20pm. Let me know when and where u would like to meet up. Also, this Monday I have a TeachLive read aloud and should be done around 10-10:30am if you want to meet around then. (edited) 2y
LisaMart @DrSpalding @AshleyAA took a new picture for this post so I could show off my new Kelp book buddy!! I love him! Thank you so much Ashley for making him for me! 2y
DrSpalding I love him too! I am thrilled that I could connect the two of you. Ashley you are so talented… I have more customers for you. @AshleyAA (edited) 2y
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On My Honor | Marion Dane Bauer
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What a tearjerker! This heartbreaking RF, Newbery award winning book by Marion Dane Bauer will leave you emotional and wanting to know more. The narrator, Joel, is a teenaged boy who defies a promise made to his father, and, in doing so loses his best friend, Tony. Now, Joel must face the guilt and consequences of the decision both boys made that day, alone. This book deals with a very realistic tragedy; the loss of a friend.
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LisaMart This novel could be used for IR and could also be impactful as a PR for grades 6-8. The attached link offers some great discussion questions and also gives ideas for projects, such as, my favorite, write your own chapter 13 as whatever you wish to happen next. You have to read it to understand, and I don‘t want to give any spoilers, because I truly believe that everyone should check this book out! UDL: 2.3, 5.3, & 8.3 EL: 6, 12, 22, 32, & 44 (edited) 2y
V.DeQuattro This book is on my list to read! I‘m really excited to read it. I really liked the link that you attached. The idea to add a chapter 13 to the end of the book sounds so interesting. Super cool idea to get students thinking about what they have read and how they can add to it! 2y
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DrSpalding Lisa, as I mentioned in class, a fourth-grade teacher introduced me to this title. She reads it to her students at the end of every year. Poor choices can lead to disaster. Realistic fiction is realistic and life isn‘t always happy! Much like my own boys, the students in her classroom year after year are itching for more of this book. Excellent job using the author‘s website. Wonderful post. 2y
LisaMart @V.DeQuattro You should definitely read this! The idea of having the students write a chapter 13 will make so much more sense, and as a teacher I‘d be eager to read what they come up with! Thank you for the response! 2y
LisaMart @drspalding I was wondering which grade level you mentioned read this book in class. I was debating which grade level this book would be most appropriate for, and in the end I went with what Book Wizard recommended. I‘m actually hoping to teach 4th or 5th so I will definitely keep this book in mind for the future. Thank you! 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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An uplifting RF novel about bullying, courage, & friendship. This NY Times Best Seller by R.J. Palacio tells the story of a disfigured boy, Auggie, his transition from homeschool to a mainstream school, & the events that lead to his own standing ovation. Written from the viewpoints of multiple narrators, this book is great for middle-school RA, IR & LC to teach vocabulary, character development & to inspire readers to choose kind.
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LisaMart This winner of the Mark Twain award also sparked the beginning of the anti-bullying campaign #ChooseKind. Based on GR: UDL 3.2 & 5.3 EL 2, 3, & 10
https://www.penguin.co.uk/content/dam/prh-consumer/puffin/penguin-schools/wonder...
When finished reading, teachers can schedule a time and date after school to watch the movie with students and parents, and show off all the activities students have completed relating to the book.
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Ryanne.H I‘m currently reading this book as well and I can‘t stop crying. I saw the movie recently and I fell in love with the actor that plays Auggie. More people need to read this! 2y
LisaMart @Ryanne.H this book will definitely make you laugh and cry! It‘s a must read for any age level and the movie is also great, which is usually rare when based on a book. Glad you‘re enjoying it. I followed you, so hopefully you will follow me back. 😁 2y
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Laura.S @LisaMart I am currently reading this book and I think the different narrators aspect is so cool. I think it allows readers to see how Auggie‘s deformation affects others and makes for good lessons in the classroom about narrators and points of view. 2y
V.DeQuattro I am currently reading this book as well and it is by far one of my favorites as of recently. The story is very inspirational and really opens your eyes to the world and what goes on everyday around us. I agree that this book would be great for literature circles or even a read aloud! 2y
DrSpalding I agree, this amazing book could be used in many ways. What a wonderful resource from the publisher! You obviously struck a chord with several of your peers in the class. Well done. 2y
kylamarie5 I am currently reading this book and I LOVE it! I can‘t wait to finish it! I love how you mentioned that students and teacher can watch the movie together. I think that‘s something kids would enjoy after reading the book. I can‘t wait to watch the movie myself🙂 Great post! 2y
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A witty F, Caldecott award winning book that is great for various teaching strategies in any K-2 class. Lewin‘s colorful illustrations jump off the page, while Cronin delivers a comical storyline of relentless cows that feel that their working conditions could use some improvement. In the end, the cows get what they want and Farmer Brown finds himself with a whole new problem on his hands. This would be a great book for RT.
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LisaMart Script: http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/readerstheater/ClickClackMooCowsThatType.htm...
Readers Theatre Video: https://youtu.be/ArlIE5sQALk

UDL: 5.1 (multiple media for communication) & 8.3 (Foster collaboration & community)
EL 2 (Promote cooperation) & EL 50 (Role playing as a comprehension activity)

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DrSpalding Great post Lisa! Your summary is engaging; lovely writing style. Nice job aligning your teaching strategy to the resource and also aligning appropriate ESOL/UDL strategies. Well done. Note: I first learned of this book from a sixth grade social studies teacher that used it to teach about our labor force and strikes! 2y
LisaMart @DrSpalding Thank you! That‘s a great idea for a 6th grade social studies lesson!! Although, I‘m not sure 6th graders today would have any clue what a typewriter is! 😂 2y
DrSpalding You would have to use the UDL principle of using visuals… And or get a hold of a relic.😆 2y
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