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Mlegg

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Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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Bridge to Terabithia is a realistic fiction novel about two friends who go on adventures to Terabithia. Jess and Leslie are best friends, but then something tragic happens and takes the life Jess' friend Leslie. This book teaches the importance of friendship and is a great book for young readers. Here are some resources: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/bridge-terabit...
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DrSpalding Excellent award winning, coming of age, choice! Super resource from Scholastic! 6y
EthanH I never read the book, but the themes seem really strong and I'd like to get a better sense to how students would relate/react. Great resource. 6y
katelynn_lawson I loved this book growing up! I think it appeals to all children, taking them to a certain level in their imagination. 5y
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Maya.A This is a great book to show students how important friends is. Great post I would love to share with my future class. 5y
Langlied I haven't read this but I've seen the movie and I know how emotional this story is. Great selection for teaching friendship! 5y
SimaraGauntlett I also read this book and saw the movie. It does pull on your heart strings! The themes of friendship and loss are relatable and great for kids to read and connect to. 5y
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Tyrone the Horrible | Hans Wilhelm
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Tyrone the horrible is an animal fantasy about a young dinosaur named Borland and his bully Tyrone. Boland and his friends try to befriend Tyrone but it does not turn out the way they thought it would. This is a great way to teach students about the importance of making good decisions. Here is a great resource: https://sites.google.com/site/makingachangesap2012/unit-resources
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DrSpalding Bullying is such an important topic that can be discussed with this book! 6y
NicoleMaltby The topic of bullying is always hard to discuss with young children because they feel like there is nothing they can do about it. If we are able to implement books like this and teach that bullying is most definitely not a fun or good thing to do. Hopefully it will help ease the topic and get young students to see it is wrong to do. =) 6y
JarecS I think this is a great book for elementary classes because a lot of bullying goes on there and could really open some kids eyes 5y
Langlied Awesome book choice for teaching about bullying. Many kids will benefit from this lesson! 5y
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Lyddie | Katherine Paterson
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Lyddie is a great historical fiction book for young readers to experience. It dives deep into the lives of Lyddie and her little brother as they work to try and support their family and bring them all back together, but soon their friend gets sick and Lyddie has to help her. Here is a lesson plan to go along with the reading: http://www.econedlink.org/teacher-lesson/702/Work-Earnings-Economics-Using-Lyddi...
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DrSpalding Economics and quality children's literature; I love it! The ECONED link is excellent. This would be an excellent choice as a literature circle during an economics unit, 6y
AnastasiaH I loved this book when I was younger! What a great connection you can make to history and children working in factories. 6y
Langlied I have never heard of this book but based on your review for it I would definitely consider reading this and using it as a lit circle book in my future classroom. 5y
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Wake Up Sleepy Bear | Christine Morton-Shaw, Shaw Chritine Morton, Greg Shaw
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This realistic fiction story about sleepy animals in the forest is a great way to expose children to some of the sweet creatures that live in nature all around us. The animals in this story all come together to great their new friend, a newborn fawn. Here is a great resource to go along with the story: http://www.bestbeginningsalaska.org/wp-content/uploads/ilak_wakeupsleepybear2009...
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DrSpalding What genre @Mlegg Remember that just because something rhymes does not mean it's poetry. 6y
Maya.A This sounds like a great read aloud that you can do with you kindergarten students. A great way to introduce animals to young students. 5y
katelynn_lawson Aw!! So sweet 😍 I will definitely read this soon. 5y
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The thing about Jellyfish is a realistic fiction story about a girl her loses her best friend at a young age. After the tragedy Suzy decides that she does not want to speak anymore and she is certain a jelly fish is the cause of her friends passing. This story is a clear way to see into the lives of students who are trying to cope with loss. Here are so teacher resources: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=45179
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DrSpalding I read this National Book Award winner last summer! I enjoyed the additional science facts included. I learned a lot about jellyfish! 6y
NicoleMaltby Aww that sounds like it would be a touching story! I definitely need to implement this book into the classroom as everyone goes through losses and it is hard to cope with. 6y
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Chrysanthemum | Kevin Henkes
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Chrysanthemum is an animal fiction story about a sweet mouse who has an extraordinary name, but when she gets to school her peers are not so sure about her name. This story shows readers the importance of being unique and accepting everyone's differences. For some classroom resources to follow along with the book go to https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/chrysanthemum-lesson-plans
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AlanaA I think this would be a great beginning of the year book and I bet there are some awesome getting-to-know-you activities that go along with it! 6y
Rachelgoff This book is definitely great to read at the beginning of the year! It gives kids the courage to love themselves! Nice resource as well! 6y
DrSpalding I agree with each of the comments. This Kevin Henkes book is a wonderful read aloud in grades K through three. 6y
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Extraordinary Egg | Leo Lionni
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Cornelius is a great traditional literature book. The story follows a crocodile who is different from the other crocodiles. Cornelius sets off on a mission to find someone who appreciates his uniqueness, but Cornelius ends up back home to a sweet surprise. Here are so fun classroom activities https://thoughtfulliteracy.com/Cornelius%20Packet%2012-1-2010.doc
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DrSpalding Great quality site. It says, "The lesson plans and accompanying activities that we provide for each of the stories on the site can be regarded as a kind of tool for classroom management as well as a means of promoting thoughtful response to text." 6y
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This fun realistic fiction story full of silly songs for all ages to enjoy! Each page hold a different story that must be sung to a certain tune. Children will be laughing through the whole book. For some useful resources to go along with the book go to http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Im-Still-Here-in-the-Bathtub/Alan-Katz/978...
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DrSpalding Alan Katz is a dear man with poetic talent. He has visited by at UCF at least three times and has taught local school children about being a writer and poet. 6y
katelynn_lawson UM YES. I THINK THIS WOULD BE SO GREAT TO READ. I love the illustrations! 5y
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The Kissing Hand | Audrey Penn
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This is a fiction story about a sweet raccoon nervous about going to school. The mother kisses the palm of his hand so that he has her love everywhere he goes. She tells him to think "mommy loves you" when it is against his cheek. In the end the baby raccoon kisses his moms hand and goes to school.
http://www.kindergartenworks.com/kindergarten-teaching-ideas/back-to-school/kiss...
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HeyMsBowen I used to read this story all the time when I was little! I love it! ❤ Great read. 6y
DrSpalding A sweet story for kindergarten through second grade. 6y
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This contemporary realistic fiction follows a group of animals and dives into what they may see on a daily basis. At the end the "dreaming child" sees all of the animals wild and free. For a few fun activities to do after the reading click on the link! http://owensfamily-gwyn.blogspot.com/2013/04/panda-bear-printable-panda-bear-pan... #UCFLAE3414sp17

DrSpalding Nice work! As long as the text is realistic, it's RF! 6y
CaitlinPVeal The website that goes along with this book had some cool tools I would use in the classroom. I liked the popsicle sticks with the different animals on them. This would be an easy way to make the story more engaging! 6y
katelynn_lawson I love the games and activities you attached in the link! So much fun!! 6y
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HeyMsBowen I adore Bill Martin Jr! ❤ 💕 Awesome resources! 6y
katelynn_lawson Who doesn't love this book? 💁🏼 love the link!! 5y
DrSpalding This book is a great one for storytelling. 5y
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Chester's Way | Kevin Henkes
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Chester's way is an animal fantasy about a sweet friendship that is changed for the better when Lilly moves to town. This book is a great way for children to learn about differences and similarities among the people we encounter and that they should never judge a book by its cover. For a fun activity to go along with the reading go to: http://cfmedia.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/1729.pdf
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DrSpalding What a great message this story sends to the reader! Way to go! 6y
krystag This would be a great book to teach students about diversity in the classroom! It can be even more engaging if the students are familiar with the author as well! I would definitely use in the classroom since it is very important to create this type of lesson about acceptance in the classroom! 6y
katelynn_lawson I believe that accepting others for who they are and not judging is something that kids should never lose sight of! I would love to read this book. 😊 6y
HeyMsBowen For some reason I thought this was Chrysanthemum! But this book is SO good for teaching acceptance. :) I love it!! (edited) 6y
katelynn_lawson I'm the mouse on the left, the boots and all. So sweet. 5y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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This fiction fantasy, Caldecott award winner goes into the fun story of a mischievous little boy who travels to where the wild things are. The visuals and pure imagination that comes along with reading this story is one that will leave the reader dreaming. Here are some creative ways to use this book in the classroom: http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/where-the-wild-things-are #UCFLAE3414sp17

DrSpalding Very nice resource attached that includes a video of the author and excerpt of the book. Excellent choice. Be sure to identify the genre of this book in your first sentence. Excellent choice. 6y
katelynn_lawson I really enjoy the way you incorporated the in classroom aspect of the book! 6y
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