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MakennaK

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Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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This modern fantasy short novel is apart of my favorite childhood book series! It is perfect for Elementary schoolers who are just starting to read chapter books! I would use this as independent reading to help them get introduced into chapter books! This is the first book in the series and is about Jack and Annie, two siblings, who travel back into the time of the dinosaurs!

MakennaK I will use the authors website https://www.magictreehouse.com and have the kids go through and interact with it because it has some amazing and fun activities for each book! I'll use UDL 5.1, use multimedia for communication, since I will have them interact with her website. I'll use ELL 1, teach questioning for clarification, since it will be their first time using chapter books! #ucflae3414f17 2y
ashley.v I used to love magic treehouse as well. I still do and i confess i still read them occasionally. I definitely want some for my classroom!! 2y
SavannahP0930 These books were the best! A lot of time travel books were so cheesy but this series feels so real and exciting! Great book choice 2y
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Tears of a Tiger | Sharon M. Draper
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This realistic fiction Corretta Scott King award winning book is another book the is perfect for literature circles in upper middle school. It is about a teenage boy who accidentally kills his best friend when drunk driving. I would use this book in my classroom to teach a lesson and educate my students about this topic. I would show them this drunk driving awareness video that is related to the topic of the book. https://youtu.be/NVJba-2WYEM

MakennaK I will use ELL 11, place language in meaningful context, to really help them understand the message of the book. I'll use UDL 9.3, develop reflection, and have my students reflect and think about the message and lesson in this beautiful book. #ucflae3414f17 2y
DrSpalding Thank you for noting the fact that these books are more appropriate for middle and or high school. She is an amazing author. 11 is perfect! 2y
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Firebird | Misty Copeland
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This fiction Ezra and Corretta Scott King award winner picture book is an amazing book. I will definitely use this book in my classroom and I chose it because I am a dancer and Misty Copeland is one of my idols! I would use this as an author study in my classroom. I will use an AS because I want my students to do research on Misty to see how amazing she is. After we read the book I will show my students her documentary https://youtu.be/BqZkfDEoQDI

MakennaK I would use ELL 7, show students how to use graphic organizers. This will be used to help them write information about Misty. I will use UDL 5.1, use multimedia for communication, since I will show them her video documentary! I love Misty Copeland so I hope I can get my students to love her as well. #ucflae3414f17 2y
DominiqueL I love choosing books that not only the students will like but also I could connect with. One book I would show to my class was also introduced to me in the 3rd grade and the author was a local author in my hometown. I feel like our excitement about the books we share will definitely inspire them as well! 2y
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A Pig, a Fox, and a Box | Jonathan Fenske
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This fiction picture book is the winner of a Theodore Suess Geisel Award! It is perfect for read alouds in Kindergarten Classrooms because it is very helpful for emergent readers. It is about a pig and a fox and all of the trouble they get into so it is a fun read for younger kids! https://youtu.be/Xs6ggKvZEQw this video is a read aloud that I would show my students to help their comprehension after I have completed my read aloud.

MakennaK I would use UDL 5.1, use multimedia for communication, since I will be showing them a video for the read aloud. I will use ELL 6, continually monitor students comprehension, because this is a book to help students who are just learning how to read. #ucflae3414f17 2y
DrSpalding This is a new guys all award winner for me. I added it to my stack. You are doing a very nice job of aligning the UDL/EL strategies. Well done. 2y
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This Orbis Pictus and Sibert award winning biography is great for partner reading in older classrooms! It is about the life of a man named Horace and his struggles growing up! After the students read I would have them answers these questions with their partner https://www.islma.org/Monarch-2016-files/islma/SplashOfRed.pdf

MakennaK I would use ESOL 2, promote cooperation in small groups, since we will be doing partner work which will be beneficial to them! I'll use UDL 3.4, maximize transfer and generalization, in order to really help them understand the life of Horace! I also got the idea to look into this book because of a book boost that was done in my class 2y
MeghanW I think this is a great story. I loved how you would put the students in small groups to work on questions! It can help students who didn‘t exactly understand the story. 2y
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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This RF Sibert Award winning books Is such a sweet picture Book! It is about a little boy named Peter who goes out in the snow and has a great adventure! I would use this book with story telling because it is meant for younger students and it will be fun for them to see me acting it out! I would use this activity https://growingbookbybook.com/snowy-day-book-writing-activity/ which will help kids get the idea of snow.

MakennaK I'll use UDL 1.1, offer ways of customizing the display of information. This will help kids learn about snow since we are in Florida and they probably have limited information about it. I'd use ELL 1, teach questioning for clarification, again to help with teaching them about snow. #ucflae3414f17 2y
DrSpalding This would make an excellent storytelling to teach students about snow. I agree! You could then connect this to a science lesson! 2y
Brittanyradzak I‘ve heard many great things about this book, I need to have it! I love how you included a writing activity in your resource and Dr. Spalding mentioned about including this book in science. It‘s great how this book can be used in different subjects! 2y
ProfessorOak Solid illustrations and a childhood classic. 2y
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Forged by Fire | Sharon M. Draper
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This RF Coretta Scott King award winning book would be perfect for LC. This book is about a young teen who is trying to go throughout his life while struggling with the death of his aunt. This book is definitely for older students so I would use LC for them to talk about their feelings about the book in them. I would show my students this book trailer to get them excited to read. https://youtu.be/jGqE9UaIxMM

MakennaK I would use UDL 7.1, optimize choice and autonomy, by having the students choose what they will talk about in their LC since they are older. I'll use UDL 2, promote cooperation in small groups, by having the students engaging in deep discussion in their LC. #UCFLAE3414f17 2y
DrSpalding Yes, definitely for middle to high school students however your idea of using it with literature circles and promoting cooperation works perfectly. 2y
AJones Nice post and thanks for the recommendation. I just purchased “Tears of a Tiger” and can‘t wait to start. It was part of my Goodwill haul and it was only .59 cents. 2y
AndreaC I loved “Out of my Mind” and so I‘ve been looking for other Draper books. I‘ll check this one out! 2y
ashley.v This book is a series. I definitely agree that it is for middle school. 2y
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Grace for President | Kelly S. DiPucchio
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This RF New York Times Best Seller award book is perfect for a class read aloud. It is about a little girl who who finds out that there has never been a women president before! She does not like this a decides to run for class president against one of the most popular kids in school! I would intertwine this book in with a history lesson issuing this lesson plan. https://www.teachervision.com/us-elections/how-president-gets-elected

MakennaK I would use UDL 5.1, use multi media for communication and show my student videos about how elections work along with the book. I'd use ELL 9, place language in meaningful context, since there will be a lot of new vocabulary words. #ucflae3414f17 2y
DrSpalding This resource provides definitions for very difficult government related terms. This is an excellent read aloud that can teach your students a great deal about running for the highest office in the land. 2y
WendyP I love this book as a source to teach our students about the government! 2y
Brittanyradzak I think this is a fun way to teach students about the government and how elections work. This is really important because explaining how someone becomes the president can be kind of boring. 2y
SavannahP0930 I read this for my teach live and I love it! Great way for kids to learn about elections and it would be fun to host one in my class after reading! 2y
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This Fiction sunshine State Young Readers Award is perfect for story telling in the younger classrooms. It is a funny book about two little kids who decide to enter their 66 pugs in a dog sledding race! They go through lots of crazy adventure and ups and downs in this book! I think it's perfect for storytelling because you can use toys/animals to help act it out! The class will have a ball!

MakennaK I would use UDL 5.2, use multiple tools for construction and composition. This would incorporate into the stuffed animals I will use in storytelling. I will use ELL 14, simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant, when doing the storytelling. 2y
MakennaK https://youtu.be/jx2ne8QvOLo this is a book trailer that I would show my students to get them excited about the story! #ucflae3414f17 2y
Jaquessial This looks like such a great SR book for the class. Story telling with the little dog is so cute. 2y
dakotap Thank you so much for showing the book trailer. It looks like a great book for class and storytelling. 2y
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The Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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This Traditional Literature picture book is perfect to use to teach kids a life lesson. It is about a baby duck who is very ugly. All of the other animals make fun of him and are mean to him. I would use this book with readers theater and have my students act it out in front of their peers. I would incorporate this lesson plan into my readers theater http://www.myfreshplans.com/2010/12/the-ugly-ducking-lesson-plans-2/

MakennaK I would use UDL 1.3, offer alternatives for visual information, by using lots of props from my lesson plan for the readers theater. I'll use ELL 16, integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities, with my readers theater and other activities I will do with the class. #UCFLAE3414f17 2y
HNager This is one of my favorite books when I was young, I love how you would use props from the RT as you read the book! 2y
MakennaK Hey girl @HNager 2y
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emilykwilkins This is a really good book for readers theatre! The students would definitely have a lot of fun performing this in class 2y
Jaquessial I remember this story. My favorite childhood book. The ugly duckling is such a classic. 2y
ashley.v I remember this book. This would be a great storytelling book. 2y
Brittanyradzak What a great story! I love how you said you used props for this story. 2y
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When I was little my sister and I were obsessed with the Titanic. This non-fiction book would be great to use as a read aloud in class. It is all about the history and artifacts found from the Titanic! Since it is NF it would go along with a history lesson. http://www.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=198 I would use this activity for the students along with the book. They would use the book to collect information for their assignment!

MakennaK I would use UDL 6.3, facilitate managing I formation and resources, since the students will be doing research with this book and topic. I will use ED 16, integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities, since we will be using all of these in the lesson. 2y
Teresaj This looks really cool! Definitely want to read this. 2y
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JuliaMurra I loved the titanic too growing up, will definitely check this out! 2y
LaurenR It's easy to forget that this amazing movie was once a historical event. Great way to tie into a social studies lesson that students will remember & associate with fun entertainment in their future! 2y
emilykwilkins This looks like a really good historical book to share with your classroom! 2y
KayleeC I used to be very interested in the titanic as well. I really like how you included a history lesson along with your post. 2y
DrSpalding Mentioning the movie, this is what got me intrigued in the historical event. This publisher does an excellent job providing factual information to students. These books make excellent additions to your classroom library. 2y
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I was inspired to read this Caldecott winner biography from when someone did their Book Boost on it. I think the pictures in it are amazing and I would use this book along with story telling and a history lesson. I think that this would be a unique way to read the book. I would use this lesson plan as a guideline http://citadel.sjfc.edu/students/. This book is about her life of Harriet Tubman and how she helped her people to freedom!

MakennaK I would use UDL 3.1, activate or supply background knowledge, because this book will go along with a history lesson and students will need to know information on slavery. I will use EDL 4, link lesson topic to students' prior knowledge, for the same reason as stated above. 2y
JordanD Wow- it's obvious why this is a Caldecott winner- the picture is so vivid and realistic! It sounds like a compelling story and I like your strategies of activating background knowledge- this would be a great book to get kids interested in a lesson. When I clicked the link It said there was an error- is there something else I need to do to access the lesson plan? 2y
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ashley.v This looks like an amazing book. I shall have to read it. 2y
DrSpalding I'm so impressed that you were inspired to read this due to a book boost. Fantastic! Will you fix the resource link @MakennaK ? 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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This SF Newbery Award winner book is perfect for IR in classrooms. It is about a girl named Meg who travels through space and time with her younger brother and strange neighbor. In the novel they come across many evil forces and roadblocks on a new planet to try and save their father! http://www.madeleinelengle.com/a-wrinkle-in-time-resources-for-teachers/ this is the authors website and it has great resources for teachers to use for activities!

MakennaK I would use EL 6, continually monitor students' comprehension, because I would use this novel for independent reading and want to make sure they are understanding it themselves. I would use UDL 3.2, highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships, and have the students do this as they read independently! (edited) 2y
DrSpalding The journey to saving their father is an interesting one!Excellent resource. UDL number? 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This RF New York Times best seller book is the perfect book for literature circles in upper elementary school! It's a book about a little boy named August who looks different than everyone else due to medical reasons. I would use this book to help teach my students a lesson. https://youtu.be/Ob7fPOzbmzE I will show my students the trailer to the movie to get them motivated to read. After we read the novel I would take them to go see the movie!

MakennaK I would use UDL 5.1,use multimedia for communication, since we have the book and the movie! We will be integrating technology with the lesson. I would use EL 10, think, pair and share in cooperative groups, and have students share in their LC how they feel about the book and how would they feel if they were August! #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 2y
Teresaj Reading this book and loving it! Great book for LC 2y
DrSpalding Wonderful book that many students are currently enjoying in preparation for the movie. Focusing in on your EL strategy, think pair share is under used in our classrooms. Let your students discuss the content and they will understand the author's message so much more. 2y
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This HF John Newberry award winner book was another one of my favorites as a child. It is about a girl who lives on an island all by herself. She must find ways to survive and have a close eye out for the wild dogs and the tribe that lives there! You won't want to put this book down! I would use it in an upper elementary class using shared reading! #ucflae3414f17

MakennaK I would use EL 8, use direct instruction, in order to help them with the more difficult parts of the text. I would use UDL 9.3,develop self assessment and reflection, and have the kids write about how they feel and how they think Karana (the main character) feels throughout the novel! (edited) 2y
MakennaK https://youtu.be/Q8TdcUtRiqw. I would show my students this YouTune video after the book is finished and before assessing them to help them summarize the novel and collect all of the most important events that took place in the book. 2y
Jaquessial I read this book in high school. I love it. So emotional. Felt like I was on the island with her. 2y
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ashley.v This is an awesome book. I read it in highschool and want to get it for my library 2y
EricaG I remember reading this book in elementary school and really enjoyed it. I like the writing activity you mentioned you would use, I think that's a great idea! 2y
DominiqueL I remember reading this book in 7th grade, and I loved it. In my class we actúa did literature circles along with read alouds of the book. 2y
JuliaMurra I remember reading this book in 5th grade and it quickly became my favorite. I definitely want to use this book for lessons in my own classroom! 2y
DrSpalding Excellent selection being that the Scott O'Dell award is named after this author. What a great idea to show them the video afterward to aid comprehension. Wise choice. 2y
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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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This is a Modern Fantasy novel that was one of my favorite books as a child! It's about a little girl named Matilda who is in her first year of school. All of the adults are mean to her and make fun of her intelligence. Matilda happens to have magical powers that she uses to stand up to the adults! I would use this book in my classroom for readers theater. Each kid would be a character and act out each chapter!

MakennaK https://youtu.be/A06-8IWjFSE. This is a YouTube video of Matilda the Musical on Broadway that I would show my students in order to hook their interest into the book! We could also use it for compare and contrast. ESOL 21, record your lectures, presentations, or stories on audiotape is perfect to use because I can record the students doing RT and have the ELLs watch it again later. 2y
MakennaK UDL 3.3, guide information processing, visual representations and manipulation, is perfect for this because I can use the Matilda Broadway clips and the Matilda movie clips in the lesson of the book to engage and extend students' understanding more! (edited) 2y
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amyqualk I remember reading this when I was younger! Good choice :) 2y
Juliemorell This is one of my favorite stories. I love the teaching strategies you provided with this. It's so great that we can connect stories from our childhood to education now! (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Yes! Use the clip from the Broadway musical and discuss theater along with this fabulous book. Dahl should definitely be a source of books for your LCs in your future classroom. 2y
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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This RF New York Times Best Seller novel is an amazing read. This is one of my favorite books that I have read and would use it in LC in my classroom. It is about a little girl named Melody. She has cerebral Palsy but is very intelligent. She narrates the book and talks about her struggles and thoughts of her life. UDL 5.1, use multiple media for communication, is perfect for this book since Melody uses different forms of media to communicate!

MakennaK ESOL 10, teach think, pair and share in cooperative groups is a great strategy to use to get students to talk about their feelings about their book and find out how other students feel about the book! This video, https://youtu.be/nCG6e2DifxY, is a link to the book trailer. Again, it is a price of media which I think is a great tool to use with this book since Melody uses media in the book to communicate and to say what is on her mind! 2y
DrSpalding Book trailers can encourage students to connect to a book and hopefully pick it up and read it. Good choice. 2y
JanaLL I have seen this book mentioned several times and by Dr Spalding. I really need to get my hands on it and experience it! 2y
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Colors of Me | Brynne Barnes
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This is a picture book of poetry with beautiful illustrations and a great message! I would use this in a RA to teach students a lesson about diversity! It is about a kid who is wondering if things in life know what color they are. He says if they could be any color that they would be all the colors! At the end he realizes that everyone and everything is a different color, but that is ok! #lae3414f17

MakennaK I would use EL strategy 2, promote cooperation. During this, students will be able to talk to one another about diversity and discover new ideas and thoughts from other students! I would use UDL 2.4, promote understanding across languages, because it allows for more diversity and for all types of students to learn! 2y
AJones What a beautiful book! My kindergarteners would absolutely love Brynne Barnes' playful rhymes, and I like how she asks questions throughout the book. This strategy gets students thinking. I also love Annika M. Nelson's vivid illustrations. ❤️📚I agree this book would enhance any lesson on diversity. Children need to understand it's alright to be different more now than ever. I have added this book to my reading list. Thanks for sharing! -Ashlie 2y
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amyqualk This book looks beautiful! I love the colors and illustrations. I definitely want to read this book! 2y
ashley.v This is a wonderful looking book. It would be a great book to teach colors to early elementary students 2y
EricaG The illustrations in this book look beautiful! From your description it sounds like a great book to help teach kids about diversity, while also teaching a lesson on poetry! 2y
Sabrinac I love that you said you would use this book to teach a lesson about diversity! It is so important children understand that it is okay to be different from your peers! I also love the picture you choose, it shows the beautiful colors this book has for each chapter! #ucflae3414L17 2y
DrSpalding What a beautiful book! Your activities are spot on and any book that has a diversity theme as this does, is an excellent addition to your classroom library. 2y
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This is a hilarious F PB, winner of the, "Goodreads best choice picture book", that I would use in a RA with younger children. It is all about a pigeon who is refusing to take a bath even though he is very dirty and smells very bad! https://youtu.be/mhiD4jfOj9o this is a video of a read aloud that I would show my class! I would use EL 14 by reading the book very slow and clear with fun voices. This will help beginner ELs.

MakennaK I would use UDL 1.3, offer alternatives for visual information, by doing a read aloud, showing a video, and using a larger version of the book. #lae3414f17 2y
AJones This book is hilarious! 🤣 The moral is you never know what you might like until you try it. Sometimes we need to step outside our comfort zone and try new things. Your embedded YouTube video would be great in a listening center. Thanks for sharing this great pick! 📚-Ashlie 2y
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Taylorhenderson3 I think this would be an adorable book to read to the young boys who never want to go in and take a shower, or when someone doesn‘t like their veggies! This is definitely a funny moral to get across ! I love this series 2y
AlexaDP I remember first hearing about this good from a teacher I was observing who had students who did not like washing their hands. I thought it was hilarious and I knew that it would be one of the firsts to go in my classroom library! 2y
Sabrinac This book looks like it is hilarious! I am going to have to read it for sure! I love the video of the lesson you would use and I think this would be a great addition to any classroom library! #ucflae3414L17 2y
CourtneyR Such a cute book, I have several other books in the series. Great books! 2y
kkidwell I am in love with these books! I even own the pigeon plush. Each of these books has a lesson that younger students can learn from. Especially this one, as others have pointed out, children have a difficult time understanding the importance of handwashing and bathing in general. 2y
DrSpalding Wonderful peer comments. I believe we now have many pigeon fans in our classroom.🙂 2y
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This is an amazing F PB that I would love to use to teach students in my classroom a lesson! It is about a little boy who has a problem that will not go away. His problem keeps getting bigger and bigger and he does not know how to get rid of it. One day he finally decides to face his problem once and for all and finds that it is actually beautiful! #UCFLAE3414F17

MakennaK UDL strategy, 9.1: Promote expectations and beliefs that optimizes motivation will be used to help students come up with goals to overcome their problems. EL strategy 3 , promote self-talk or positive thinking is perfect to use, because it will help the ELLs feel good about themselves and talk through their problems 2y
MakennaK http://www.teachcreatemotivate.com/growthmindset/ this website will bring you to a lesson plan that is perfect for this book! It helps kids to work through their problems and learn what to do about them. I'd definitely use this lesson plan in my classroom. 2y
Sabrinac Hi Makenna! I really enjoyed reading your book boost! I would love to read this book because, I have read Kobi Yamada's other book, What Do You Do With an Idea and I loved it. I think this book has a very important lesson to it, and I would love to have it in my classroom. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
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ashley.v Hi Makenna! This sounds like a really cool. This book is a really good story to promote positive thinking and I would love to have it in my classroom #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Wow, such positive peer comments. Your book boost… I apologize. There have been two posts on this fabulous selection. Well done and most of all, how exciting you have inspired others to read this text. 2y
DrSpalding Be sure to add a photo to your profile.🙂 2y
MeganMc Hello! I really enjoyed reading this book! It's a great way to teach students how to deal with problems. Good job! 2y
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