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MarinaForsythe

MarinaForsythe

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Don‘t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus written and illustrated by Mo Willems is a Caldecott award winning picture book and is one of my favorites. It‘s apart of the pigeon series and this one tells a funny story on why a pigeon should not drive a bus. I️ would use this book as a RA. UDL strategy 1.2 offer alternatives for auditory information and EL strategy 14 simplify your speech by making I️t slower and redundant.

emily_minnear I‘ve read this one. It‘s a really cute, funny book that is a great addition to a class library! 5y
Jbombardiere I️ remember having this book as a kid and loving I️t, I‘m glad it‘s still a hit! I‘ll definitely have to get I️t again for my own collection. 5y
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SkippyJon Jones | Judy Schachner
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Skippyjon Jones is a picture book written and illustrated by Judy Schachner and is one of my favorites! It follows a little chihuahua and his crazy life! This book also incorporates some spanish words which is also an awesome tool for the classroom & a RA.UDL strategy 2.4 Promote understanding across languages and EL strategy 11. Place language in meaningful context and 45. Use Venn diagrams to contrast and compare activities would work very well.

MarinaForsythe https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f8/61/b6/f861b66b49a31f5572b13c58440e7676.jpg is a venn diagram so your students can compare and contrast two different Skippyjon Jones books. #ucflae3414f17 5y
Jbombardiere It‘s really awesome to see how many books incorporate the spanish language! Great for learning in general but also helpful for esol students. 5y
kenyanellie I have definitely fallen in love with Skippy Jon Jones and his wonderful adventures! I love that these books incorporate spanish language that make these stories fun for ESOL learners as well. (edited) 5y
elifkelly It‘s so great to know that for EL learners there are options that infuse Spanish into the text, love this book! 5y
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The You I've Never Known | Ellen Hopkins
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The You I‘ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins is a poetry styled novel that really sucks you in. This novel would be only for a high school level because it follows the main character, Maya, and how her abusive mother left her and her dad at a young age. Maya unfortunately ends up dating an older man and ends up pregnant. With each page being set up as a poem and the plot being intriguing, this book would be an easy IR for a high schooler that may

MarinaForsythe not love to read. UDL strategy 5.3 Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance and EL strategy 6. Continually monitor students‘ comprehension. http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-the-you-ive-never-known/#g... this resource is a study guide you can use to monitor comprehension #ucflae3414f17 5y
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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The Polar Express is a christmas themed caldecott honor award winning picture book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. This story follows a boy whose friends told him santa wasn‘t real. He woke up one night to a sound of a train in front of his house that ended up taking him to the north pole where he got to meet santa. This book would be a perfect RA during Christmas time. UDL strategy 7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy

MarinaForsythe and EL strategy 4. Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge would work well with encouraging children to believe! http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/Take-the-Polar-Express-to-Learning.shtml This resource offers many different activities that correlate with the reading. #ucflae3414f17 5y
CourtneyR This is such a great book especially since the holidays are right around the corner. I took a look at your resources, will definitely be using some of these in the future. 5y
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George Washington is a biography written by Wil Mara. This biography explains how Washington was a hero during the Revolutionary war and how he became our president. I think this book is an excellent resource because it incorporates social studies as well. I would use this for a PR. UDL strategy 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge and EL strategy 4. Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge would work well.

MarinaForsythe https://educators.brainpop.com/bp-jr-topic/george-washington/ this resource is a brain pop lesson on George Washington and would be a fun lesson to do with your students. 5y
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It Never, Ever Snows in Florida is a very cute childs‘ picture book written a more local author, Amy Sweezey and illustrated by Ricardo Rodriguez. The book follows a little boy named A.J. and how his mom explains to him that in Florida, it is always hot and never snows! But at the end, the book contradicts the title because A.J.‘s mom takes him to the library where he learns that it has technically snowed in Florida a few times.

MarinaForsythe I would use this book as a RA. UDL strategy 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge and EL strategy 30. encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6osZ4ZnHBk is a link to the author reading her book aloud #ucflae3414f17 5y
elifkelly This book looks like it would be really relevant for students here in Florida, but I haven‘t seen it in any classes I‘ve been. Hopefully more students will be able to read this book and relate! 5y
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Clink | Kelly DiPucchio
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Clink is a SciFi picture book written by Kelly Dipucchio and Matthew Myers. The story follows a robot, Clink, that wants to fit into human life and is personified with human characteristics. This was be a cute RA to read to classroom. UDL strategy 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols strategy 5. Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts would work well with tough vocabulary.

MarinaForsythe http://www.filthwizardry.com/search/label/Printables?updated-max=2009-01-09T21:5... I️ absolutely love this resource! After reading about a robot, the students can “build” their own! #ucflae3414f17 5y
AshleyAA A great resource to teach about personification!! It‘ll be fun to see what qualities students give their personal robots after reading about Clink 🤖❤️ 5y
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Three Little Words: A Memoir | Ashley Rhodes-Courter
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Three little words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter is a novel and a memoir based off of the author‘s life growing up through Florida‘s foster care program and the severe situations she endured-like multiple cases of abuse. This book is more mature but would be a good read for high schoolers. . I would use this book for a LC. UDL strategy 8.3 Foster collaboration and community and EL strategy 2. Promote cooperation (small groups)

MarinaForsythe and 8. Use direct instruction: Modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and show how to use it. Would work well in a LC. http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Three-Little-Words/Ashley-Rhodes-Courter/9... this link is an excellent guide for a reading group. #ucflae3414f17 5y
Jbombardiere I️ haven‘t heard of this book but I‘m really interested in reading I️t. I‘m sure it‘s relatable for many young readers as well. Thanks for sharing! 5y
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Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail | Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
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Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail by Marjorie Sharmat is a RF short chapter book where a girl, Rosamond lost Nates‘ birthday present. Nate and Sludge quickly pretend to be snow detectives to find the missing birthday present. This mystery type of book was super appealing and would be a nice LC or IR book. UDL strategy 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and EL strategy 2. Promote cooperation (small groups)

MarinaForsythe https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nate-The-Great-and-The-Snowy-Trail-C... this resource is great to start a group discusion or to quiz yourself #ucflae3414f17 5y
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Strega Nona: Book & CD | Tomie DePaola
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Strega Nona written and illustrated by Timor dePaola is a caldecott award winning, MF picture book about a grandma who is a witch (strega nona) and how her helper made the grandmas cauldron produce a ridiculous amount of pasta that it almost flooded the town. This would be a great CR book because it is the right length. UDL strategy 8.3 foster collaboration and community and EL strategy 2 promote cooperation, would be beneficial with

MarinaForsythe with CR. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ce/fa/68/cefa688904220f9cc0527b74047731ea--literacy-ac... this resource is great because it helps with vocabulary in the book and ABC order. #ucflae3414f17 5y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder by RJ Palacio is a children's literature chapter book that follows a 10 year old boy, August, who has a rare medical facial deformity and how he survives through his first years of school. This would be a great book for a teacher to RA to a class weekly. UDL strategy 1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information and EL strategy 6. continually monitor students‘ comprehension

MarinaForsythe https://i.pinimg.com/236x/d7/d6/e1/d7d6e1cc84ce97d1e777b3e8ddd4ec4f--choose-kind... I love this activity for post reading because it allows the entire class to make a pledge to always be kind #ucflae3414f17 5y
mayahearn I chose this book too, I thought it was such a great story and there are so many lessons to be taught from it in the classroom, such as choosing to be kind and acceptance! 5y
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This is Not My Hat | Jon Klassen
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This Is Not My Hat
This caldecott award winning picture book has a great lesson behind it. It starts off with a small fish that stole a big fish‘s hat and is not ashamed of stealing it because it was too big for the other fish. The big fish ends up finding him and taking his hat back showing the small fish it is not right to steal. This would be a good RA book to a class because of how silly it is and you really can narrate it with a lot of

MarinaForsythe expression! UDL strategy 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media for the RA and EL strategy 16. Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities for the resource. http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/this-is-not-my-hat I love this resource because it gives you ideas on how to to apply this book into other subjects like science, math, and writing. #ucflae3414f17 5y
DrSpalding Interdisciplinary resources are the best! This book is part of a trilogy of hat books that should be shared with students. 5y
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Drummer Hoff | Barbara Emberley
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Drummer Hoff
This caldecott awarding winning picture book would be a great addition to a classroom for many reasons. The illustration is beautiful and it continues to add-on a new character each page. It starts off with the drummer then eventually ends with everyone and the general border firing off the canyon. Because of the character add on on each page, a RT would be a fun strategy to incorporate.

MarinaForsythe would make use of the UDL strategy 2.5 illustrate through multiple media and EL strategy 17 provide contextual support through the use of models.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/study_guides/drummer_hoff.pdf is a link to a short activity to do during and after the reading #ucflae3414f17
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DrSpalding I have not heard of this book and believe that it would make a nice readers theater or even storytelling. Obviously read aloud is always an option too. 5y
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The Burn Journals | Brent Runyon
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The Burn Journals
This NF novel is a more sensitive, mature book aimed for high schoolers. I personally think this would be a great IR book as it talks about the authors experience with suicide and how he tried killing himself in a fire. Although it is a little intense, high school students can make a world to self connection with this and hopefully help with suicide awareness. The UDL strategy 7.3 minimize threats and distractions

DrSpalding Definitely for high school students. While assessing students knowledge of what they read is important, this can be done in other ways beyond 50 question tests too. 5y
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Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The snowy day is a great, Caldecott Honor award winning book. The book follows a boy, Peter, after the first snowfall of the season in New York and the joy it brings him. This would be a great use for a RA. I would incorporate UDL strategy 7.3 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity and EL strategy 13 to ensure comprehension. http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/read-aloud/the-snowy-day/ Is a link to a RA from the authors website.

DrSpalding Excellent resource. Wonderful story. Knowing that we do not get snow in our area of the tropics, this helps students to understand what it is truly like. I have then made snow with children after reading so they can feel what it's like as well. It's a super scientist activity. 5y
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Millions of Cats | Wanda Gag
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Millions of Cats
This TL picture book is a Newberry award winning in 1928. It is about an old married couple who lived in a small house surrounded by flowers, but they felt very lonely. The wife requested that the husband to go out and bring back the prettiest cat so they wouldn't be so lonely. The husband could not decide on which cat was the cutest so he ends up bringing hundreds home!

MarinaForsythe At the end of the book, they ended up with the best prettiest cat. This would be a great S book for a class because it is a cute, old tale on cats-which most kids love! The UDL strategy 1.3, using alternatives for visual information and EL strategy 13 would be good during a storytelling. http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=36051 the link is a discussion guide you can use to start discussions with your class. 5y
DrSpalding This is a classic! When I see kittens, I want to bring them all home myself. Children enjoy this story and your resource can help you capitalize on the discussion that would take place surrounding it. 5y
MadisonCarter I‘ve always wanted to buy this book, but I never knew the summary. Just love anything about cats and knew it was a classic. Now that I know the summary... 😍😭 I don‘t want it, I NEED this book. Great choice & post! 5y
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No, David! | David Shannon
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No, David!
This caldecott award winning picture book was a cute, well illustrated book to read and will be in my future classroom. It follows our childhood friend, David, and different ways he would get in trouble with his mom. This would be a short IR for a beginning reader and would incorporate UDL strategy 1.2 and EL strategy 21 so they have audio support,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QV1X3u1o3c this link takes you to RA of the book.

DrSpalding Video read alouds make for excellent QR codes in the front of the book. Students that would not normally be able to read the book on their own could then scan and listen to the story independently. 5y
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This NF, caldecott and coretta scott king award winning, picture book was hands down one of my favorites! It chronologically walks you through Martin Luther King Jr.‘s life, and talks about the major events he endured to gain freedom for his race. This book would be useful in a GR group and I would used EL strategy 22 during to ensure comprehension. The student would be using UDL strategy 3.1 by activating the information they already know about

MarinaForsythe MLKJ. http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990 is a lesson plan from the scholastic website on how to start a discussion based off of the book. #ucflae3414f17 5y
DrSpalding This book has won so many awards. It should be used during Black history month in your classrooms. Excellent Scholastic resource. 5y
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My Great-Aunt Arizona | Gloria Houston
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My great-aunt arizona

This HF picture book was an adorable addition to my library. The main character, Arizona, was a thoughtful teacher who taught inside of a small schoolhouse for generations instead of traveling the world. I would love to use this book as a RA to a class.

MarinaForsythe https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-Great-Aunt-Arizona-Reading-Respon... is a great resource activity to go along with this book because it goes over vocabulary, the beginning middle and end, and comparing and contrasting. UDL strategy 6.3, Facilitate managing information and resources, and EL strategy 7 go well with this activity. #ucflae3414f14 5y
DrSpalding I'm thrilled you read this book. It is a sweet story about a real teacher. I make text to text connections with Little House on the Prairie books. 5y
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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El Deafo
This newbery award winning memoir by Cece Bell was almost impossible to put down and would be a great addition to any classroom. It follows Cece, a little girl, who lost her hearing at a young age and is learning how to live, go to school, and interact with her classmates with a phonic hearing aid around her neck. This book would be a great resource for IR because of the picture support, which is also beneficial to our el students.

MarinaForsythe This use of visualisation is fulfilling the UDL 1.3 strategy, for offering alternatives for visual information and EL 30.
https://www.edhelper.com/books/El_Deafo.htm is a resource that has many activities, vocab quizzes, etc to go along with this book.
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DrSpalding Independent reading could work well with this title. Excellent summary. 5y
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