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MGrace15

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (HF) by John Boyne is about a boy who meets a new friend at a camp. Unfortunately they don‘t know he is in a concentration camp. It is a heartbreaking story that takes place during World War Two. This would be good for PR so students can discuss what happens as they read. UDL 3.3 Guide information processing and visualization. EL Strategy 1 Teach questioning for clarification.
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MGrace15 https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/boyne provides a variety of resources for the book. 7mo
C.Austin @MGrace15 I‘m not going to lie, I needed a box of tissues when I read this one! Such a powerful book and I loved reading it! 7mo
MGrace15 @C.Austin Yes! I was the same way! 7mo
Zmohammad This is such a sad story. Really put a lot of things into perspective! 7mo
DrSpalding I have been wanting to read this for a while! I am scared to see the movie however it is on Netflix. 7mo
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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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Imagine what life would be like when you are ten years old in the middle of a war. Well for Annemarie in Number The Stars (HF) it‘s just that. Her and her family must escape to safety and out of harms way. This Newbury award winner is ideal for a CR so students can ask questions as they read along. UDL 4.1 Vary the methods for response and navigation.
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MGrace15 EL Strategy 23 Structure advance organizers for consisting for new terminology that learners will encounter in the new lesson vocabulary to be reviewed. Scholastic provides a discussion guide for grades 3-5 here: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/number-stars-d... 7mo
DrSpalding This book is often times used as a shared reading or literature circle in fifth grade. 7mo
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This Pulitzer prize winning (B) book about J. Robert Oppenheimer talks about him as well as his work on creating the bombs that were used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was really cool to read about and almost takes you into the past. This biography would be ideal for IR as the students can use it for book reports or science projects. UDL 6.3 Facilitate meaningful information and resources.
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MGrace15 EL Strategy 20 List the most important words or phrases you plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard. https://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/21/books/the-physics-philosophy-and-literally-di... takes you to an article posted on the book from NY Times. 7mo
DrSpalding Discipline specific vocabulary is so important. So cool that you included a New York Times article as a resource. Good for you. 7mo
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Who Was Selena? | Max Bisantz, Who Hq, Kate Bisantz
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Before Selena Gomez, there was Selena. Who Was Selena (B) tells how she came to be. Everything from her home life to school to her singing career is included. This book is great for a RA during a lesson on music or important woman. Plus the publisher of the book Who HQ has numerous other biographies from The NY Times best selling series.
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MGrace15 https://youtu.be/_OVUQ4rDrGc takes you to a short video about the singer. 7mo
MGrace15 UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. EL Strategy 11 Teach to two objectives, language and content. 7mo
MNelson98 I absolutely love Selena! That‘s awesome that you chose to do a biography on her. She was such a famous and inspirational singer, but unfortunately not many young kids know about her 7mo
MGrace15 @MNelson98 Thank you! 7mo
DrSpalding You taught me something. I did not realize these were on the New York Times bestseller‘s list. I like the idea of sharing a video about the singer. The movie was really good! 7mo
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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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The Hunger Games (SF) by Suzanne Collins follows Katniss Everdeen, a teenager who helps provide for her family, as she fights for survival in an annual game that you don‘t want to be in. The book gets somewhat violent so it would be mainly for high schoolers as an IR or LC. UDL 8.4 Increase mastery-oriented feedback. EL Strategy 38 Assign short readings for homework.
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MGrace15 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/hunger-games-t... takes you to a discussion guide on the book for reading groups. 7mo
DrSpalding Scholastic is a high-quality website. This would be a good literature circle read for middle school. Realize that this trilogy has been cause of some controversy due to its content. 7mo
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The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry | Bill Martin, Michael Sampson
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In this book, almost anything is possible! Bill Martin Jr‘s Big Book of Poetry (P) has a wide range of poems ranging from silly to serious. This book would be great for CR so the kids can see the lines of the poems as well as the pictures. UDL 5.3 Build fluencies with graduates levels of support for practice and performance. EL Strategy 14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant.
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MGrace15 The following link will take you to a website with numerous resources including interviews with the author & guides on how to use the book in the classroom. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?aid=7064 7mo
DrSpalding What a wonderful anthology. This is a good resource as well. I like the idea of sharing interviews with your students. It makes the authors/poets more real to them. 7mo
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Divergent (SF) written by Veronica Roth tells how the world would be if you had to take a test and be placed in a certain group based on those results. It‘s not all fun and games in this novel though. This would be a great LC book for 6-12. UDL 8.2 Vary demands and resources to optimize challenge. EL strategy 37 Use language experience techniques in discussing concepts and ideas.
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DrSpalding This is a great series for fifth grade, all the way through high school! 7mo
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Each Kindness | Jacqueline Woodson
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Each Kindess (RF, Jane Addams Award) by Jacqueline Woodson is an absolute must read! It teaches a valuable lesson about kindness and how judgement affects us. I will definitely be using this in my classroom. It works as a RA but can be made into a S! A bonus is the illustrations by E. B. Lewis! UDL 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. EL Strategy 11 Place language in meaningful context.
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DrSpalding This was your favorite book. I think this could be used in any grade level! 7mo
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Ever wonder what it was like during the summer of 1919 in Chicago? A Few Red Drops (NF, Coretta Scott King Award) tells you all about it. This covers everything about the race riot from how it started to all of its effects on the city of Chicago. It is interesting to read about the past however saddening as it is about a massive riot. This book should be used for an IR. UDL 3.1 Activate Or supply background knowledge.
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MGrace15 EL Strategy 32 Use student pairs for team learning, especially for reports, experiments and projects. https://www.google.com/amp/www.yabookscentral.com/blog/author-chat-with-claire-h... takes you to an interview with the author of the book. 7mo
DrSpalding I added this to my stack. Looks good 7mo
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Towers Falling | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Towers Falling (RF) by Jewel Parker Rhodes is about a fifth grade girl who goes an a journey to discover herself as well as our country. She also learns about the tragic day in 2001. This novel is the perfect IR for classes, especially during September. It is such a good read! UDL 9.3 Develop self-assessment and reflection. EL Strategy 49 Give students pre-lexicon assignments when introducing new topics.
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MGrace15 http://jewellparkerrhodes.com/children/teaching-guide-towers-falling/ is the website for the book which has a 13 page guide. 7mo
Olsonashley19 After Dr. Spalding read about this book in class I've wanted to read it! Thanks for sharing :) 7mo
MGrace15 @olsonashley19 Absolutely! That‘s how I found out about it as well! 7mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent book and you used the authors website as your resource. This is high-quality. 7mo
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The Three Little Pigs and the Big Red Dog | Norman Bridwell, Daphne Pendergrass
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A classic fable with your favorite big red dog! The Three Little Pigs and The Big Red Dog (TL) is a twist of the original story of the three little pigs. When I was little, Clifford the Big Red Dog was one of my favorites so it‘s cool to see the two combined. Really cute RA for kindergarteners. UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. EL Strategy 6 Continually monitor students‘ comprehension.
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DrSpalding This is a fun folklore variant. Make sure in your primary classroom that you share the original first and variants later. 7mo
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An Illustration from the picture book with all the carrots! Creepy Carrots! (F, Caldecott Honor) written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown makes you rethink the whole veggie thing. This would be perfect for a RA during a unit on healthy eating. UDL 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information. EL Strategy 15 Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again. 🥕
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MGrace15 https://mrswillskindergarten.com/creepy-carrots-lesson-plans/ provides awesome ideas for using the book! 7mo
DrSpalding You needed to expand a bit on the thorough knowledge of the book. 7mo
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I Am Not a Chair! | Ross Burach
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I Am Not A Chair (F, SSYRA) by Ross Burach is such a cute story. I love the hidden message behind the simple concept: I am not a chair! This is ideal for a RT as well as a RA! It‘s perfect to use in K-2! UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. EL Strategy 3 Encourage self-talk (positive thinking).
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DrSpalding This is missing some key information. 7mo
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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Wishtree (F) by Katherine Applegate is beautifully written. It is told by the main character who tells the story of how he came to be. Not only is it a great story, it has an amazing overall message. Using this book for LC or a RA is something I will definitely be doing in my future classroom! UDL 6.3 Facilitate managing information and resources.
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MGrace15 EL Strategy 44 Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written-pictorial), sequence, summarize. http://www.wishtreebook.com/resources takes you to the books‘ website which has lots of resources. (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding The perfect resource for this wonderful, powerful book. 7mo
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My grandmother who has passed gave me this book in 2004 and have loved it ever since! Where the Sidewalk Ends (P) written & illustrated by Shel Silverstein is full of poems that tell stories of all emotion from happy to sad. It is great for PR as the poems are short and students can take turns reading. UDL 7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy. EL strategy 38 Assign short readings for homework.
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C.Austin @MGrace15 I love how you made a connection with this book. I too love this book and I believe your students will too! 7mo
hkeiger I‘m crying I love this 😭👏🏼 haha, I checked out the link you posted and it looks like so much fun! I would honestly enjoy playing the games myself! 7mo
MGrace15 Thank you both! @C.Austin & @hkeiger (: 7mo
DrSpalding Personal connections with books like this, albeit sad, make for powerful reading opportunities.❤️ 7mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The Newbury medal seal says it all. The One And Only Ivan (F) is a novel written by Katherine Applegate. It follows Ivan, a silverback gorilla, who lives his life day to day in his domain. However his domain isn‘t what you think it would be. His domain is a cage in a mall off of a highway. Although he cannot do much, he makes the most of it with his friends ranging from a baby elephant to a little girl. Highly recommend!
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MGrace15 The separate chapters or sections make this a great LC or IR book. UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. ESOL strategy 50. For content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities, such as; strip stories, KWL activities, SQ3R, learning logs, role playing activities, close strategy, etc. 7mo
MGrace15 https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf by the publisher Harper provides an awesome discussion guide for the book. 7mo
kelseymccormick @MGrace15 I read this book independently for Dr.Spading‘s class, such a good book! Additionally, including the publishers website is an awesome resource for activities. Great post! (edited) 7mo
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MGrace15 @kelseymccormick Thank you! 7mo
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