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MorganH

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This F Caldecott winner is a beautiful story about Beekle the unimaginary friend, set out to find his perfect friend! This would make such a cute S! www.literaryhoots.com/2017/04/15-fun-extension-activities-for.html is full of 15 activities to be paired with this story, including drawing your own imaginary friend, scavenger hunts, and goal setting!

MorganH EL 17 ‘Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions‘ would fit easily if used as an S! UDL 7.1 ‘Optimize individual choice and autonomy‘ is reinforced by the story being about everyone‘s individual imaginary friend made just for them! This is where having students create their own imaginary friend would play well. #ucflae3414f17 2y
SarahWynne Gorgeous illustrations! Love the strategies you used. Having students create an imaginary friend is adorable! 2y
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Holes | Louis Sachar
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This RF is a Newbery Award winner about Stanley Yelnats being sent to Camp Green Lake due to his family being cursed. As he struggles to get through camp, he creates friendships and a new beginning for his family! This book is often used as an IR in middle school, and was always one of my favorites. www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit-plans/teaching-content/holes-teachers-guide/ takes you to a lesson guide and activites to pair with the book!

MorganH EL 13 ‘Use preview/review activities‘ would be great to reinforce ideas throughout the book with several activities! UDL 4.2 ‘Optimize access to tools and assistive technologies‘ could be used to research and gain background knowledge. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
jasminep I loved this movie!!! I‘ve never read the book but I‘ll definitely look into it now that I‘ve read this post. 2y
KayleeC I read this book with my little cousin over the summer as a part of his summer reading. It is such a great book! I really like how your link provided different lessons for different grade levels. I think it‘s great when you can use a book in multiple grades! 2y
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AlexaDP This is the first book turned into movie that I can remember reading in school. I actually was in 5th grade when the movie came out and went on a field trip with my class to see it! It‘s a great book and an awesome introduction to comparing and contrasting a book to a movie! 2y
SarahWynne One of my favorites! The strategies you chose are perfect for this IR. 2y
dakotap This is an awesome book and a great movie as well! 2y
ProfessorOak Great book and great movie. 2y
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Reaching the Stars: Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls | Michaela Morgan, Liz Brownlee, Jan Dean
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This book is full of poems that praises girls and make them feel powerful. This P novel would be a great IR for the classroom, or even RA to help grasp the ideas of poetry! It even includes poems about women who shaped our history, such as Malala Yousadzai, Rosa Parks, Mary Shelley, and more! EL 3 ‘Promote self-talk‘ would be perfect to share with young girls.

MorganH EL 38 ‘Assign short readings for homework‘ would be great to work on comprehension at home! UDL 2.3 ‘Support decoding of text‘ would work to help push the introduction of poetry, and what it means. 2y
MorganH https://lizbrownleepoet.com/category/reaching-the-stars-poems/ links to the author‘s website including a review of the book, and a way to buy the book for yourself! #ucflae3414f17 2y
dakotap I love poems and how they are structured. I have to check this one out! 2y
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This HF is part of the ‘I Survived‘ New York Times best selling series. This story is about Max and his sister Zena who try desparately to escape the Nazi‘s and get away like their father was unable to. Best as an IR, this story is a good kid-friendly way to introduce students to events that happened in history. #ucflae3414f17

MorganH www.laurentarshis.com/teaching-resources takes you to the author and editor‘s website that includes an educator‘s guide, and a list of the ‘I Survived‘ novels, each including comprehension checks, a novel guide, and quiz! Using this website would align with EL 6 ‘Continually monitor students‘ comprehension.‘ UDL 3.1 ‘Activate or supply background knowledge‘ would be a great use to start learning about important historical events. 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This beautifully inspirational RF is a #1 New York Times best seller, a soon-to-be major motion picture, as well as a must-have in the classroom! August Pullman has a face than many people may not suspect, and it causes difficulties in his life. But with a little persistence and support from friends, he can do anything! Best read as an IR or RC, this would be a great way to teach students about bullying!

MorganH http:wonderwebbook.weebly.com/wonder-ful-activities.html is a great resource that includes printable bookmarks, a pledge to “Choose Kind”, connecting with the author, and more! EL 3 “Encourage self-talk” UDL 8.3 “Foster collaboration and community” and UDL 9.1 “Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation all support the book to end bullying and promoting confidence and kindness! #ucflae3414f17 2y
MarinaForsythe I️ used a similar resource as yours to pledge to be kind. I️ love the idea! 2y
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Dia de Los Muertos | Bob Barner
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The Day of the Dead: A Bilingual Celebration is a NF book giving children a colorful look into what the Day of the Dead is in flowing rhymes. The back of the book gives further information into the background of the holiday! The rhythm of the book would make this a good CR. holidayhouse.com/docs/Day_of_the_Dead_activity_sheet.pdf provides activities that allow students to share their own cultures‘ traditions!

MorganH EL 24 ‘Incorporate the culture and language of second language learners in your curriculum‘. UDL 2.4 ‘Promote understanding across languages‘. I think this is a great book to help bring different cultures in the classroom and supplying knowledge for them to bring students together! #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 2y
alyssahp Wow @MorganH! This seems like a really great book to have in a classroom. It seems fun and very integrating for the students. I would love to read this book! 2y
amandagrant Your strategies are so well aligned! Books like these are great for allowing students to showcase their culture and also expose students to cultures different than their own. Excellent choice :) 2y
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Karlee.Diamond Awesome incorporation of books with multiple languages! Great for all students! 2y
emily_minnear Love that this is an educational book while also making it fun for the kids to learn! 2y
ChristinB I love that it‘s in a different language. It seems as if it‘s a sing song book? That can be fun! Great for everyone like Karlee mentioned! 2y
DrSpalding The multiple languages aspect of the book is wonderful and knowing the social studies curriculum, we need to teach students about other holidays in other cultures. This would be an excellent book to add to a social studies unit on this topic. 2y
SarahWynne Bilingual books are so wonderful. I feel like all ESOL students will appreciate this book in the classroom library and as a read aloud. 2y
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I am Albert Einstein | Brad Meltzer
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This B book is about Albert Einstein and how he grew up and was different and more curious than other children. It does a great job of expressing to the reader to always be themselves and stay curious. This is most likely best as an IR. www.survivingateacherssalary.com/i-am-albert-einstein-by-brad-meltzer-unit-study-day-1/ provides activities about Einstein, including an inventors box! #UCFLAE3414F17

MorganH EL 28 “Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries.” This book would be providing knowledge about a man who changed our world and theories of it. UDL 3.1 “Activate or supply background knowledge” (edited) 2y
MorganH The book even provides actual pictures of Einstein in the back, with a timeline of his life! 2y
EveAstrouck I love your activity especially the invention box idea! Great book I‘m going to have to get it for my classroom! 2y
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amandagrant Meltzer's biographical books are always a pleasure to pick up! They're a must have in the classroom 2y
jvinas2 This is a great book to inspire children to be more curious and creative. Awesome book to post about! 2y
DrSpalding These biographies are visually appealing to young children. This is an excellent series to consider adding several of his titles to your classroom library. Love the idea of an inventor's box. 2y
SarahWynne I have an entire collection of these to add to my classroom library. Biographies like this could be so inspiring to students! I passed out bookmarks with quick biographies on them to my JA class and they LOVED them. 2y
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The Dot | Peter Reynolds
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The Dot is a super-inspiring F book, that could help children boost their confidence in arts and creativity. The main character Vashti thinks she can‘t draw, but her art teacher tells her to just “make a mark.” This book would be good as an RA. www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763663271.btg.1.pdf is a guide to Peter H. Reynold‘s 3 artistic books (the Creatrilogy), and activities to go with each! #UCFLAE3414F17

MorganH As inspiring as this book is, EL 3 “Encourage self-talk” would be perfect. UDL 3.3 “Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation” would work, and the students could make their own dots! (edited) 2y
EveAstrouck I love that you include the idea of students creating their own dots! I am definitely going to have to read this book! 2y
DrSpalding Another student reviewed this book. Check out my note about national. Dot day activities. Crayola has Dot making crafts or dot stickers that you could use to follow up this great book. 2y
SarahWynne I‘m so excited to read this one. I added it to my collection for my classroom library. Love the idea of their own dots! 2y
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This F Caldecott Honor book would make a great S! The Pigeon is a well-known character from Mo Willems, and he really, really wants to drive the bus. www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus is a resource that uses this book for activities in English, Math, Science, and more.

MorganH EL 17 ‘Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions‘ would fit perfectly when used as an S. UDL 5.1 ‘Use multiple media for communication‘ could be used, as children can meet and learn more about the pigeon and his books online at pigeonpresents.com #ucflae3414f17 2y
emily_minnear Sounds like a really cute fun book! I️ look forward to reading it in the future! 2y
Karlee.Diamond I‘ve seen so many great reviews of this book! I‘ll have to give it a read sometimes! Great post (: 2y
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DrSpalding Excellent post with a lovely image. The resources on line are fantastic for implementing his books in your classroom. Excellent EL/UDL alignment. 2y
ChristinB I love that your source hits all of the core curriculum! I will need to add this to my future classroom library 2y
SarahWynne Books that could be used in multiple ways like this are fabulous! Having the students find out more about the pigeon digitally is a great way to keep them engaged in more pigeon books! 2y
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The Tale of Despereaux is a Newbery Award, TL novel about a mouse, a rat, a princess, and an adventure. This book would be great for an IR or LC. The last page of the book actually has LC discussion questions and activities to enhance comprehension. The book often breaks the fourth wall with the reader, and often brings up words and definitions to help vocabulary, which i think is fantastic!

MorganH UDL 3.2 ‘Highten patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships‘ would be helpful for mapping out the relationships between characters in the novel, since it bounces around several times. EL 20 could be used by having a word wall of the vocab from the book, so students are exposed to the words before they read it in the book. 2y
MorganH www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/tale-of-despereaux-lesson-plans contains several ideas of lesson plans to use with this novel, such as storyboards, charts, and medieval-based projects. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
ashley.v It is a Newberry honor book. I love this book. It could also be an RA. I like your idea for the word wall, since their are some French words and some other difficult words. 2y
DrSpalding Excellent post! 2y
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Frog and Toad Together | Arnold Lobel
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This MF picture book would be a great GR for beginner readers. This Newbery Award winner contains 5 different Frog and Toad stories, each of which convey lessons along with friendship! Students could learn how to write lists, learn sequences, and enhance vocabulary!

MorganH www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frog-and-toad-together-extension-activities Although Frog and Toad is an animal fantasy, this extension activity provides a nonfiction lesson on the difference between frogs and toads, using charts and partners! EL 14 works well with this book, since it provides simplified language, and could be read slowly and over several times. 2y
MorganH EL 9 would also work, since the first story has to do with a to-do list, and it could connect to a note-taking lesson! UDL 7.3 ‘Minimize threats and distractions‘ may be used for these beginner readers, as they may be tempted to lose focus when learning to read. A quiet reading area or reading with a partner or parent may be beneficial. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
AJones Great book! 🌟I‘ll be speaking more about Arnold Lobel tomorrow during my author study. I can‘t wait to share. See you tomorrow. 🐸 2y
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AndreaC I loved these books as a kid! I agree they would be wonderful for quiet reading! 2y
MakennaK I remember those books from Elementary School! I think they are the perfect books for little kids and can help in teaching a life lesson 2y
DrSpalding @ajones did a lovely job sharing her Arnold Lobel author study today. Use this along with this book. 2y
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A Bad Case of Stripes | David Shannon
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This Low Fantasy book is a crazy story about a girl named Camilla who loves lima beans, but will never admit it in fear of being teased. So, she develops a bad case of stripes! This eccentric tale would make for a cute RA with a class of first to third graders! Though it‘s a silly story, it also tells a good lesson to be yourself, and accept diversity in others.

MorganH Because of the subtle lesson in the story, EL 15 should be used, reinforcing the idea of acceptance over and over again, both for the benefit of EL‘s, and the entire class in general. http://thepicturebookteachersedition.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-bad-case-of-stripes-... provides an ample amount of ideas to incoorporate this book into different lessons such as point of view, cause and effect, sequencing, and more. 2y
MorganH UDL 9.3 ‘Develop self-assessmemt and reflection‘ could be used to help students think about what they have that makes themselves unique, and celebrate as a class each others‘ differences! #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
JanaLL My daughter just bought this book at her school's book fair. The cover itself leads to curiosity for sure. Points of view, cause and effect, and sequencing are all great extension ideas for critical thinking. Fun story to read! 2y
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MakennaK This was my favorite book as a child! I think it's great for kids and I will definitely have it in my classroom one day! It's such s great book to teach about diversity 2y
LaurenR The illustrations on this book make me want to read it! So intriguing! 2y
DrSpalding You boosted this book! The pictures are fantastic and the lesson in the story is even better. #limabeans 2y
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The Runaway Bunny | Margaret Wise Brown
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The Runaway Bunny is a very cute MF about a little bunny who wants to run away from home, and a mother who will do everything to keep him with her. I could see this becoming a perfect DR with a classroom! This book meant so much to me as a kid, and my mom would always read it to me, and I would point out in the pictures where the bunny went!

MorganH UDL 7.2 and 9.2 could be used to help students see the value in themselves and see that running away is never the answer, because people do love them. EL 3 could be paired with this to further encourage self-talk! www.homeschoolcreations.net/the-runaway-bunny-printables/ provides cute printables that help with vocabulary, sequence, and writing skills! #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
DrSpalding I ❤️ the text to self connection. How awesome that your mom read this book to you. Knowing the resource provided, this could also be an excellent storytelling option. 2y
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Pig the Pug | Aaron Blabey
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Pig is a pug who just doesn‘t share. You can beg, and plead, but he just doesn‘t care! This MF picture book is a cute story that I would love to see as a RT. It teaches about sharing, and I believe students would love the story. https://romisharp.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/pig-the-pug-teaching-notes/ provides information on the book, questions to ask before, during, and after reading, and a writing excercise you could provide after!

MorganH UDL 9.2 ‘Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies‘ could be used to help deal with children not wanting to share, and help them become more accepting of the thought of sharing with classmates. EL 4 links the topic to prior knowledge, such as when they didn‘t want to share, or someone wouldn‘t share with them, and what they did. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
AndreaC This book seems awesome to teach children about sharing in a more fun and creative way! 2y
MakennaK This would be so cute as readers theater! (edited) 2y
DrSpalding I think one of you should turn it into a readers theater for your choice assignment! I also think that this is a great read aloud for short i and short u words.🙂 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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“It was a dark and stormy night.” This SF Newbery Award winner is about Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin, who tesser into an adventure to go find Mr. Murry. www.madeleinelengle.com/a-wrinkle-in-time-resources-for-teachers/ supplies great resources on incorporating this book into the curriculum and study guides, and many more activities! This book makes for a fun IR or LC for young readers to share the adventure!

MorganH UDL 8.1 ‘Heighten salience of goals and objectives‘ could be taught, as we watch the children‘s motivation and mission to go after their father. UDL 8.3 would also be good for fostering collaberation with LC‘s. EL 16 ‘Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities‘ would be used with help of the website provided. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
DrSpalding Your resource highlights how good books like this one can be used to teach the language arts! Looking forward to this movie in the spring of 2018. 2y
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Officer Buckle and Gloria | Peggy Rathmann
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Officer Buckle and Gloria is one of the rare Caldecott Award winners where the author is also the illustrator! This book is about a sheriff describing safety tips to schools around the community, while his dog puts on a performance, that shows that the two really do need each other to succeed. This MF book would work well as a RA.

MorganH An activity I would love to use with this book would be students creating their own safety tips to display around the classroom! Some more activities including one like this can be found at www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/officer-buckle-and-gloria-extension-activities/ 2y
MorganH UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge, could be used for students to think about safety before and after the story, and create their own. EL 30: Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. This would be included in the safety tip, then an illustration of what Gloria is doing (related to the tip) #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding This is a classic book Morgan. I have brought canine officers and their dogs to my school before. The students enjoy seeing the animals and learn a valuable lesson about how animals assist our service professionals out in the field. This is a great book to read along with an event like that. 2y
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Martin‘s Big Words is a great B picture book that has won the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Awards, as well as the New York Times Best Illustrated Children‘s book in 2001. I think this would be perfect SR book to demonstrate the good that Martin Luther King Jr. did, while possibly talking about history during that time. This book is huge on conveying love over hate, which I respect thoroughly and wish to share with my future students

MorganH I feel like this book with be a great pairing with UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and community, as this is what the book itself promotes! This goes the same for EL 2: Promote Cooperation (celebrating differences such as race, gender, language, personality, etc.) 2y
MorganH www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thinking-about-92.html links to RWT with two activities, encouraging students to create a book with their own “big words” or using an app for phones and tablets, and moving words from Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech to create poems! #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
JanaLL I just posted a related book written by MLK Jr's sister :) Great resources and activity links. I loved creating my own poems when I was little! 2y
DrSpalding Look at you two making text to text connections. I too value the RWT resource as it provides wonderful ideas for enhancing the use of poetry and creativity with your students. Excellent choice. 2y
Teresaj I am choosing this for my Teachlive! So excited to read this, its a great book for the classroom. 2y
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Steppin‘ Out is a great P book for young readers! It has several poems put together that are very relatable to small children, and is very fun! A mixture of onomatopoeia‘s and imagery, it would be great for RA or GR with your classroom, and getting all students excited and involved! EL 12: Teach to two objectives, language and content could be used, guiding students through the poems and the language, and making sure they understand the content.

MorganH UDL 2.2: Clarify syntax and structure would be used since at this age, students would not be very familiar with poetry, and it would be an introduction to the strucure #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
MorganH www.linoliver.com/books/steppin-out/ is a link to the authors website which includes a summary of the book, and a video including more information on the book 2y
JordanD I'm glad you were as interested in this book as I was! I agree this book is definitely for young readers (prek through 1st I think). I think the strategies would work perfectly with this P book. Great review! 2y
DrSpalding Again just because something rhymes does not necessarily mean it is poetic. While the author is Oliver the illustrator is unmistakably dePaola.❤️📚 2y
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The Kissing Hand | Audrey Penn
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The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is a great TL fable and Education Press Winner for Excellence in Educational Publishing! This one has a special connection in my family, and thusly is very close to my heart. The story is of little Chester being scared to go to school, and wishes to stay home with his mother. To make him feel better, she kisses the inside of his hand, and says to press it against his cheek when he feels scared. #UCFLAE3414F17

MorganH This book would be a great read for the first day of school, as it reveals all students fears of being at school and sway from home. www.teachingheart.net/kissinghandideas.html provides several activities using this book including addressing feelings and vocab words! 2y
MorganH EL 3: Encourage self-talk and positive thinking, which pairs well with the inclusion of feelings towards first day of school! UDL 4.1 Vary the methods for response and navigation by providing students access to the book after storytelling to further explore 2y
AJones What an excellent book! Professor Duvall read-aloud this book a few semesters ago and I absolutely loved it. ❤️ Thanks for sharing this website. I too would read it on the first day. We can all relate to Chester's feeling of nervousness. The Day and Night activity listed via link would make a great addition to this RA. Thanks again, Ashlie 2y
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MakennaK I love this book! My mom and dad would read me this book when I was younger and we would do our own kissing hand! I think this book is perfect for kindergarteners if they are having trouble transitioning to the school setting 2y
AndreaC Love the concept of this book! Such a sweet read for the first day of school 2y
CaseyL I love the kissing hand! I agree that it is a great book to read during the first week of school when children are nervous about being away from their families. My older sister had a hard time leaving my mom when she was in kindergarten, so her kindergarten teacher introduced this book to my family. My mom and sister use to kiss each other's hands every morning. This book definitely has a positive impact on the little ones! 2y
DominiqueL This sounds like a great book to read on the first day. I think even higher grades could relate to first day nerves and jitters and this book would be a fun and silly read aloud. 2y
Sabrinac I love this book, and I think the message it has is so sweet. I would love to use this book in my future classroom, especially if it is a kindergarten class because they will need these motivating sweet words the most as they leave their parents for a whole day of class time! Great job on your review(: #ucflae3414f17 2y
WendyP Hello, this sounds like a great book! I will definitely have to add it to my classroom library, thanks for sharing! 2y
DrSpalding As noted, this is a wonderful book for the first days of school, discussing feelings, and vocabulary. Excellent selection. Wonderful peer comments. 2y
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Mmm, Cookies! | Robert N. Munsch
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Mmm, Cookies has been a favorite RF of mine since I was very little. This amusing tale of Christopher causing mayhem with his prank play clay cookies would be a great read aloud to a class, followed by activities to help students become more familiar with onomatopoeia‘s, as introduced throughout the story. #UCFLAE3414f17

MorganH www.myactivitymaker.com/?q=MmmCookies provides a great example of an activity letting children make their own cookies with play clay, and use their own onomatopoeia‘s! Because of the nature of the story, the EL strategy that would be good to use would be 17: provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions. (edited) 2y
MorganH UDL: 8.3 Fostering collaboration and community (through RA and activity) 2y
Radams I'm sure this would be a fun addition to any classroom library. The activity you shared looks interactive and engaging. 2y
Sabrinac Hi Morgan, This book likes like it would make for a very fun read aloud! I love how you tied the lesson of onomatopoeia's into this book! I think it's so important for children to have fun while they learn, so this is a great way to do that. (: 2y
DrSpalding Cookies, Clay, onomatopoeia… Who knew a picture book could include so much! 🙂Excellent job aligning UDL/EL strategies to this Munsch book. 2y
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