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MadisonCarter

MadisonCarter

Joined August 2017

Collecting, reviewing, and analyzing children's literature for curious teachers and peers 🍎
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Scholastic Warehouse Sale: Haul 2 of 2. The theme of my second shop was quality over quantity. This was what my second day of volunteering at the sale afforded me. I was super pleased with the selection at the sale, and even more so with the award winning titles I was able to bring home by simply volunteering my time. #BookHaul #Scholastic #WarehouseSale

AJones Awesome! I really like those “Who is/was” books; your students will definitely enjoy them too. Happy Reading!! 5y
DrSpalding What???? You volunteered for two days! Good for you @MadisonCarter I will share this post too! 💜📚 5y
MadisonCarter @DrSpalding YES and it was so much fun! I will post more when I get around to reading them! 5y
DrSpalding Wonderful! Can‘t wait!💜📚 5y
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Read-Aloud Handbook | Jim Trelease
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Scholastic Warehouse Sale 2018: Haul 1 of 2. This is what my volunteer hours afforded me after one 8.5 hour shift. I took advantage of the BOGO Build a Box (24.95 for 2 boxes!) and used the remainder in the general sale section. Notice that some of the best books are piled 2 to 5 high! #BookHaul #LitCircles #ISOmoreshelves

AJones Wow, what a haul!! “The story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf was a big hit with my kindergarteners. Lawson‘s illustrations are absolutely beautiful! And it‘s a great message for students. 💜📚✏️ 5y
MadisonCarter @AJones and there‘s a movie to go with it now! I got a few copies of that one. Great build a box find! 5y
AJones My family and I truly enjoyed the movie version too. 🙂 5y
DrSpalding WOW @MadisonCarter I am THRILLED you worked for books! Amazing haul! I just started teaching the course again today and will be sure to share! Keep posting! 💜📚 5y
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After reading half of this book, I let it collect dust on my bedside table for 6 months. I‘m glad I picked it back up, although it wasn‘t extraordinary. McCourt isn‘t much of a role model for teachers, but he redeems himself through this honest account. Rising teachers will relate to his inner dialogue and fear of failure. I‘ll admit it‘s refreshing to read about a teacher who‘s less than perfect for once. Since when does their story get told?

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Lit: A Memoir | Mary Karr
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I can‘t get enough of Mary Karr. Her memoirs are full of familiar, raw emotion. Attempting to read anyone else after 3 back to back Karr memoirs is trying, but I‘m doing my best to reset my expectations.

AJones I haven‘t read any of Karr‘s work, but I will definitely look her up. Thank you for the recommendation! 5y
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Wolfie the Bunny | Ame Dyckman
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Thrilled with my #BookHaul from Scholastic‘s warehouse sale 🖤📚 #classroomlibrary

DrSpalding What!!! You got amazing books @MadisonCarter I plan to go this weekend!!!! ❤️📚 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding I love love love Gaston and someone took my copy...will replace it soon! Yeah! #classroomlibrary 5y
MadisonCarter @DrSpalding there were so many great books! I narrowed down my cart a lot before checkout 😩$$$. You‘ll have to share a #bookhaul post after your shopping trip! 5y
DrSpalding Absolutely @MadisonCarter. Will do! 5y
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I Am Abraham Lincoln | Brad Meltzer
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I am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, is a biographical picture book that‘s perfect for a GR lesson. Students will make text-to-self connections when learning about Abe‘s childhood and his successes as the 16th POTUS. I love this free GR lesson plan based on the book: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-am-Abraham-Lincoln-Brad-Meltzer-Gu... #UCFLAE3414F17 #ClassroomLibrary

MadisonCarter UDL 2.1 ‘clarify vocabulary and symbols‘ EL 29 ‘offer a variety of reference materials at the students‘ instructional level for independent use‘ I couldn‘t resist purchasing this book as my Lincoln Memorial souvenir in D.C. a few weeks ago ❤️ 5y
LaurenR So cute that you used your own pictures! That helps create a relationship with your book & with your students showing them the connection into real life. 5y
mayahearn I love that you added your own pictures into your post, what a great self to text connection! That is a great visual aid for students. 5y
DrSpalding Love the image! How fantastic to be able to share this along with the fact that the book came from this historic site! So well done. 5y
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Red: A Crayon's Story | Michael Hall
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Red: A Crayon‘s Story by Michael Hall is a F picture book that would make a valuable GR for your classroom. The book holds an important message about acceptance that would become clear to students with the help of thoughtful guiding questions. #UCFLAE3414F17 #ClassroomLibrary

Harper Collins‘ Activity Guide
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MadisonCarter UDL: 7.2 ‘optimize relevance, value, and authenticity‘
EL: 10 ‘teach think, pair, and share strategies in cooperative groups‘
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DeannaT96 Okay so this book was read to me back when I️ was getting my degree at SSC, and I‘ve loved it since. It‘s a wonderful book to remind students that even if they don‘t match up to how people view them, it‘s okay. I️ love your activity- especially the bookmark that reinforces the message the book sends. Great pick! 5y
mayahearn I love this book, I think it is so cute and creative! It teaches a great lesson about seeing things from a different perspective. 5y
DrSpalding Another excellent post. You align the strategies and principles easily. The bookmark is so fun! A student in Monday‘s section turned this into a readers theater. This would be an excellent addition to your classroom. Check the readers theater page of the wiki. 5y
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Gracias | Pat Mora
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Gracias Thanks by Pat Mora, illustrated by John Parra, is a Pura Belprè award winning bilingual F picture book about being thankful, perfect for a classroom RA. The theme of the book is ultra relevant this time of year, and the text is in both English and Spanish, deeming it a #ClassroomLibrary essential. Listen to a bilingual read aloud here: http://www.patmora.com/books/gracias-thanks/ #UCFLAE3414F17

MadisonCarter UDL: 1.2 ‘offer alternatives for auditory information‘
EL: 24 ‘incorporate the culture and language of second language learners in your curriculum‘
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DrSpalding Love, love, love this book selection. This would be an excellent read aloud for this upcoming week. EL 24 is perfect! 5y
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The Important Book | Margaret Wise Brown
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The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrations by Leonard Weisgard, is a P picture book that would be great for SR. The book would be a fantastic model for introducing a lesson on main idea & supporting details. Students will notice the pattern of the text and write their own “important” paragraph following the same format. #UCFLAE3414F17 #ClassroomLibrary

MadisonCarter I also like this Scholastic lesson plan for writing a class book using the pattern of the text: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/important-book... UDL 3.2 ‘highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships‘
EL 8 ‘Use direct instruction: modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and how to use it‘
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DrSpalding Good choice. Margaret Wise Brown is the author of the beloved Good Night Moon. Class books are fantastic additions to your classroom library. Often times they are the first box students will want to read again and again because they were a part of its creation. 5y
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, is the Caldecott award winning NF telling of how the world‘s most famous bear came to exist. This heart warming picture book would make a wonderful GR in the classroom to introduce an unfamiliar version of nonfiction text to students. #ClassroomLibrary #UCFLAE3414F17

MadisonCarter This Educator‘s Guide explains how to use the books across the curriculum: http://media.hdp.hbgusa.com/titles/assets/reading_group_guide/9780316324908/EG_9...

UDL: 2.1 ‘clarify vocabulary and symbols‘
EL: 13 ‘use preview/review activities‘
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MakenzieT This looks like I really sweet book and your resource is great. 5y
DrSpalding This actually would be a nice guided reading book. Helping students to navigate the text while encouraging text to world connections about a bear that they surely have known for a while, would aid comprehension. 5y
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The Day the Crayons Quit written by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is a F picture book full of beautiful illustrations and humorous text that won the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and therefore would make a wonderful RA in the classroom. The book would be great for modeling expression, as each different character has a unique personality to showcase. #UCFLAE3414F17 #ClassroomLibrary

MadisonCarter The educator‘s guide addresses many CCSS with engaging book-related activities: http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/day-crayons-quit-activities/
UDL: 5.2 ‘use multiple tools for construction and composition‘
EL: 30 ‘encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships‘
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MakenzieT I love this book! I think it's a funny book that kids will enjoy. 5y
DrSpalding There are so many wonderful activities that meet so many standards for this best-selling book. It is comical and we need for our students to believe that reading is fun… Because it is! 5y
DeannaT96 Okay so I️ love love love this book and I️ can‘t say how much I️ love the resource you found to go along with it. The “We Support the Crayons” mural activity would be great for after reading. They heard the crayons‘ complaints and now they get a chance to work on art together while addressing the crayon‘s wishes. Super cute! 5y
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No Fits, Nilson! | Zachariah OHora
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No fits, Nilson! by Zachariah OHora is a fun F picture book for RA in the classroom. Zachariah OHora‘s illustration style is simply mesmerizing and the characters will have students and teachers laughing out loud over their dramatic tantrums. Students will learn the benefits of controlling their emotions (even when they don't get the last banana ice cream).

MadisonCarter You can find H.O.T. questions here: http://www.lindsaybonilla.com/2015/11/exploring-emotion-with-no-fits-nilson/
UDL 7.2 ‘optimize relevance, value, and authenticity‘
EL 11 ‘place language in meaningful context‘ #UCFLAE3414F17
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ismari212 The book looks interesting and I would like to use it in the future 5y
EveAstrouck I have to get this book for my classroom. Teaching students how to control their emotions is important. 5y
DrSpalding This is an important topic in regards to behaviors in your classroom. Having a book to assist in helping young children understand their emotions is very helpful. Nice choice. 5y
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I Want My Hat Back | Jon Klassen
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I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen is a dark and humorous F picture book, winner of a Theodor Seuss Geisel award and E.B. White Read Aloud award, that would make a fun RT in the classroom. The humor of Jon‘s Hat Series is adored by both children and adults, and there are enough characters to include lots of students in the script. You can find a RT script that I️ created on my AS Glog: https://edu.glogster.com/glog/jon-klassen-2/2peruivfksl/

MadisonCarter The UDL principle 2.2 ‘clarify syntax and structure‘ is important for demonstrating the different tones characters use in the book, as well as identifying when different characters are speaking.
The EL strategy is 46 ‘use discovery learning activities‘ #UCFLAE3414F17
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DrSpalding Love, love, love that you cited your Glog which is lovely as your resource. Readers theater scripts make for a pleasurable reading activity in your elementary classroom. 5y
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Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein is a classic P anthology full of humorous and relevant poems that children adore, best used for GR. Shel‘s website is pretty amazing for finding useful poetry resources. I really love this printable event kit for use during a poetry unit or author study: http://www.shelsilverstein.com/media/learning/resource_files/2016_Shel_Silverste...
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UDL: 4.1 Vary the methods for response and navigation
EL: 30 ‘Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts
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DeannaT96 I loved Where The Sidewalk Ends growing up! And you found a great resources where you can tailor what the students are doing based on what they just read. I love it! 5y
LaurenR This looks good! I haven't looked or found much on poetry so I'm glad to use this as a resource. 5y
DrSpalding I have to agree that Silverstein's website is amazing. On his site and of course on YouTube you can find many of his poems in video form that are truly mesmerizing. 5y
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Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña is beautifully written RF book that has won a Corretta Scott King Award, a Caldecott AND a Newbery Medal. It would make a wonderful RA to celebrate diversity in your classroom. CJ's grandma finds beauty in everyday ordinary things that we all take for granted, and she is sure to open your eyes in the same way she opened CJ's. #UCFLAE3414F17 #ClassroomLibrary

MadisonCarter Watch Matt surprise students from Kansas City with a bus ride RA and experience every page come to life: https://youtu.be/n4irkUDbaIA

Strategies used: UDL 1.3 'offer alternatives for visual information' and EL 1 'teach questioning for clarification'
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DrSpalding Oh my! What a wonderful video. Those kids were surprised! UDL 1.3 is perfect! Well done. 5y
AJones I agree with @DrSpalding what a wonderful video. A simple field trip with a powerful message. Thanks for sharing. 5y
Brittanyradzak Great video! I need this book. I find it amazing how it has 3 awards. I love your UDL principle and ESOL strategy. 5y
DrSpalding Realistic fiction! This video is again a favorite! 5y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio is the best RF YA novel I‘ve ever read, which explains its #1 spot on the NYTBS list for 36 weeks, and would make a WONDERful LC or IR choice. Auggie‘s courageous spirit is inspiring to both children with disabilities and to those without, changing their perspective on how they treat others. The tumblr page for the book is full of great resources: choosekind.tumblr.com
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DrSpalding Yes! I love the passion. You need a bit more of a summary. I like that you cited the Tumblr page. 5y
DrSpalding Sweet 🐈! 5y
MadisonCarter The UDL principle is 8.3 ‘foster collaboration and communitys‘ (because this book truly does) & EL strategy 3 ‘encourage self talk and positive thinking‘. 5y
MadisonCarter @DrSpalding updated summary! 5y
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Let‘s Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems, winner of the Geisel Award for emergent readers, is a F picture book that makes for a fun S in the classroom. You can print the paper bag puppets here: http://www.thankorama.com/wp-content/themes/thanksorama/dlc/e&p_thank-you_paper-...
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MadisonCarter UDL 1.1 ‘offer ways of customizing the display of information‘
EL 17 ‘Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions‘
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MeganMc What a fun interactive activity. Definitely looking into this book! Nice post! 5y
LaurenR These characters are so cute! Great add on to the lesson! 5y
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JuliaMurra This looks so fun! 5y
DrSpalding Perfect EL and UDL strategies to align with the awesome puppets! Printing them now.🐘🐖 5y
MakenzieT This is so cute! I love your characters! 5y
KatherineBeckham I love the activity idea! Very fun for such cute books! 5y
amandagrant These books are always so adored by children :) Awesome resource! love this post! 5y
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A cautionary tale for used book buyers: the book jacket doesn't always match the book. (I still lucked out)

DrSpalding What??? Online purchase? 5y
MadisonCarter @DrSpalding I found it at the Casselberry library store for $1 😜 5y
DrSpalding Great book for a buck; worth the wrong jacket!😀 5y
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Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems is the perfect F RA mentor text to teach children about sharing. This YouTube RA allows for access at home without parents having to buy the book: https://youtu.be/Z9sNsCG2tds #UCFLAE3414F17 The UDL strategy is 5.1 'use multiple media for communication' and the EL strategy is 17 'provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions'.

Jaquessial I did his other book. There is a bird on your head. I think it's funny how the elephant looks like Dr. Seuss himself. 5y
AndreaC This is a great lesson to teach kids! I‘ll definitely be checking this one out! 5y
DrSpalding I like that you have an option to provide to parents to encourage reading at home! Very wise! 5y
KatherineBeckham I love the idea of teaching students to share. This would certainly be a good book to bring out if students were struggling to get along. 5y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle is a classic Newbery award-winning SF novel that would be best suited for a whole-class LC. The story provokes critical thinking and presents great opportunities for students to use questioning and visualizing comprehension strategies. This graphic organizer set will enhance group dialogue and help students monitor comprehension:
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/pdf/wrinkle_in_time.pdf

MadisonCarter Strategies include UDL 3.3 'guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation' and EL 42 'use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts and information' #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding Knowing this book will be a movie in the spring, many students will be revisiting or reading this for the first time. Lovely image. Helpful resources to help you include this book as an LC title in your classroom. 5y
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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs written by Jon Scieszka (illustrated by Lane Smith) is a hilarious MF picture book, great for S in the classroom. The book portrays the classic fairy tale from Alexander T. Wolf's perspective, and is a great mentor text to teach about point of view. #UCFLAE3414F17

MadisonCarter This RWT lesson analyzes POV by comparing & contrasting two versions of the text (includes links to printable VD): http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/wolf-analyzing-po... The UDL strategy is 2.2 'clarify syntax and structure' and the EL strategy is 45 'use Venn diagrams to compare and contrast activities' 5y
alyssahp I absolutely love this book! I think it is great for storytelling & I love the RWT lesson you provided. Comparing and contrasting is a great strategy to use for this book! 5y
MadisonFeltis I read this book in middle school and I thought it was hilarious🐷🐷🐷 5y
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Connor91 Great book choice! So much fun to read and act out! 5y
ChelseaPerez I loved reading this book in elementary school. It‘s a great way to explore other character‘s perspectives. They could even rewrite their own favorite stories from a different character‘s point of view as an activity. 5y
MichelleL This book is probably super interesting since we all know the book the Disney way. Excited to read the book! 5y
JocelynNolton This sounds like an interesting book and I love the cover of it, it increases my curiosity. I think your activity is pretty good too and it allows students to be actively involved rather than just listeners. 5y
AJones I absolutely ❤️ this book! My service-learning teacher and her students performed a reader‘s theater last semester. 🎭 It was amazing! The lesson plan you chose is another great activity that gets our students thinking critically. Great job! 5y
DrSpalding Wonderful peer comments! I am thrilled; noting that you have seen this book used in your service learning courses is fantastic. This is a wonderful book and obviously can be utilized using many strategies! 5y
KatherineBeckham Your picture is super cool! This book sounds like an interesting read for young kids. The fact that you could also introduce the traditional literature version of the three little pigs before teaching this book is awesome. 5y
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The Lion and the Mouse | Aesop, Jerry Pinkney
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The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney is a beautifully illustrated TL book (great for GR), which has won a Caldecott Medal, NYT Best Illustrated book, and a BG Horn Book Award. Jerry's version of this classic Aesop fable is a nearly wordless picture book, which can be a wonderful resource for your #ClassroomLibrary when thoughtfully introduced to students. #UCFLAE3414F17

MadisonCarter This RWT lesson plan includes everything you need to structure a creative writing lesson based on wordless picture books like the one mentioned in my post: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/creative-writing-...
Students can gain inspiration from watching Jerry Pinkney explain his thoughts behind the project here:
https://youtu.be/iptWPwWbwgM
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MadisonCarter The UDL strategy used is 6.2 'promote planning and strategy development' and the EL strategy is 16 'integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities' 5y
AJones Wow, the illustrations are amazing! I definitely need to buy this book. This RWT lesson is adaptable for any grade, and it cover multiple standards. 📝 Great post!! 5y
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KatherineBeckham I'm not surprised that this book has won a Caldecott! This cover art is amazing! I want to read it to see how the book can tell the story wordlessly! 5y
Connor91 The illustrations are amazing in this book. Great choice. Classic story! 5y
DeannaT96 I love that it's a wordless picture book of an Aesop fable! And what a great resource! Giving kids a concrete timeline would help so much with understanding a text before words are even in play ☺️ 5y
DrSpalding Madison, excellent job including multiple resources. The YouTube videos are very helpful. Utilizing read write think is obviously an excellent choice. Wordless picture books can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom. Specifically they can help enhance oral language and written. 5y
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Yoko | Rosemary Wells
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Yoko by Rosemary Wells is the perfect first-day-of-school RA F book to teach students about acceptance and diversity.
When Yoko's classmates make fun of her lunch, Mrs. Jenkins devises a plan to celebrate the various cultures in her classroom.

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Send this YouTube RA video home and have students share it with their parents to include them in the message: https://youtu.be/xk2D5k51d2c

MadisonCarter The UDL strategy is 3.1 'activate or supply background knowledge' by discussing how our cultures and traditions make us special & unique. The EL strategy is 3 'encourage self-talk and positive thinking'
(If you have a cat, then you understand. The book was there first.)
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Aimeejett I have never heard of this book!! I‘m so glad you did it because now I want to read it. It seems like such a great kids book. I like the UDL & EL strategy you have chosen also. I think they will be very helpful. 5y
AJones My boys and I have enjoyed Rosemary Wells‘ F books for many years. She is such a great writer, illustrator, and producer. Her Max and Ruby series was a big hit in our home. 🐰 Your UDL and EL strategies are perfect. Our young students need to learn about other cultures. 🌎 This is the only way we can learn. I added this book to my list and thanks for sharing. (edited) 5y
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Karlee.Diamond I LOVE your cat! Your post caught my eye, and now I'd love to read this book! 5y
Jbombardiere I really look forward to reading this book and adding it to my classroom library as it teaches a really great lesson! Job well done on the strategies you chose to incorporate as well! 5y
DeannaT96 Oh gosh this is such a good book! I love the illustrations too! Your resource seems really good! Getting the parents involved is always a good idea. And the photo you used is so so so wonderful! 5y
DrSpalding Your book boost I believe? I love the idea of sharing the video with parents at home. It is important to have a positive homeschool connection. 5y
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and named Best Book of the 20th Century, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a classic HF novel that would make a spectacular LC book for high school students. The controversial content sheds light on racial injustice in America during the 1930's and is sure to get students talking about great literature.

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MadisonCarter This link provides great insights to the book, as well as a MAP of Maycomb for students to reference throughout their reading: http://10goldmockingbird.wikispaces.com/Specific+Setting+of+Maycomb

The UDL strategy is 7.2 'optimize relevance, value, and authenticity' and the EL strategy is 6 'continually monitor student comprehension'
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SarahWynne Such a good book to go back and read, can‘t wait to pick this one back up 5y
AndreaC Been meaning to read this book for a while, will definitely check it out! 5y
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ChristinB I love this book!! I also love the idea of the map of Maycomb as an activity. There is a lot of setting movement within the book of to Kill a Mockingbird, where it can get confusing for students. This book is still even relevant today to use in schools. I believe it should be taught a late 7th grade to 12th grade. 5y
Jaquessial I plan on rereading this book because in middle school I didn't quit understand it that much or just wasn't really interested in it. But let my boyfriend tell it this book is what lead him to law. 5y
emilykwilkins This seems like a very good read! I love the activity of the map, as that will definitely help and assist students into better understanding the book. 5y
Aimeejett I never had to read this book for summer reading for high school but everyone says it‘s so good!! I need to read it. This might be my next book. Great review! 5y
Nataliea.escobar I read this in high school. Such a great book for young teens and even adults. I might just have to go back and read it, and post a litsy response on it myself! 5y
Madiwright97 I will definitely have to go back and re-read this book from high school. Don‘t remember much about it but it sounds like a great read for older students! 5y
Arestrepo11 I remember having to read this school and I never fully understood it! I definitely want to go back and reread this! 5y
DrSpalding Well definitely a high school read, this book was noted as the best book of the 20th century. For that reason, an excellent choice and for your peers, I do recommend re-reading as you get older to better understand the controversial content. 5y
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The Duckling Gets a Cookie?! by Mo Willems is the perfect RA F book to share with your students. Although Mo claims that his books are not meant to be instructive, there is a lesson to be learned from each book in this best-selling series. In this particular story, kids learn how asking for something nicely is the best way to get what they want (a skill the pigeon has yet to learn).

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MadisonCarter Plan a 'Pigeon Celebration' based on the book with the author's Event Kit by following this link: www.pigeonpresents.com/teachersguides/pigeon_duckling-cookie_event_kit.pdf

The UDL strategy used is 3.2 'highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships' and the EL strategy is 1 'simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant'.
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DrSpalding You've got it Madison! His books are excellent books to discuss dialogue as well. The speech bubbles help students identify what character is speaking. On this fabulous resource you can print finger puppets to have them act out the dialogue in the story. That is a true interaction with the text. Well done.❤️📚 5y
DrSpalding PS. I am hoping that that is your pigeon!😀 5y
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MadisonCarter @DrSpalding yes, it's mine! Kinda regret not buying Piggie & Gerald too... 5y
DrSpalding Me too! I bought Piggie and the book for my niece! She's six and loves to read! 5y
AndreaC Love the concept of teaching good manners through this book! Also love the illustration style 5y
Teresaj Such a good book! Just won “ Let‘s go for a drive!” From Dr. Spalding in so excited to read it! 5y
EricaG I love this book, the pigeon is so funny! And I love the pigeon celebration from your link! 5y
Taylorhenderson3 Just won “don‘t let the pigeon drive the bus” and now I have another book to read from his series! I do agree that the EL strategy simplifies the speech concept as well as making it redundant while still being engaging🍎 5y
Aimeejett I really love this book! I have “Don‘t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” and I absolutely love it. The kids think it is so funny. Your website ‘Pigeon Celebration‘ seems like a great activity for the students to do. 5y
DrSpalding This New York Times bestseller is worthy of your classroom library. Wonderful comments from your classmates. 5y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao, is a fantastic Newbery Award-Winning F novel to add to your #ClassroomLibrary and makes a wonderful LC choice. Students will LOVE reading about Ivan and his friends at the Big Top Mall, especially after learning some background knowledge about the true story of Ivan by watching the author herself tell it here: hmhbooks.com/ivan/

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The UDL strategy is 6.1 'guide appropriate goal setting' (an important LC rule!) and the EL strategy is 2. 'promote cooperation' by having students work together in groups to discuss their ideas and opinions about this heart warming book.
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DrSpalding Including the link to the author and information regarding the true story is wise. This is a F book due to the fact that the animals are speaking. I agree with your UDL and EL strategies! Keep going!❤️📚 5y
MadisonCarter @DrSpalding I changed it to F. I was thinking RF because of the real story, but you are right. Thanks! 5y
Aimeejett The way you describe this book to me all the time and say how great it is, I really want to read it. I can‘t believe this really happened. I like your UDL & EL strategies for this book also. Great review! 5y
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Can't wait to dive in to this #LibraryHaul and discover some great reads to add to my personal collection. Stay tuned for full reviews of my favorites!

DrSpalding Yeah! You make me proud!❤️📚 5y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon 5y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
http://litsy.com/p/aDJja2lMZFFY
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