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Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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This amazing fantasy novel by Kelly Barnhill is the winner of the John Newberry medal and is a New York Times best seller! It is a story about a witch who raises a baby that accidentally drank moonlight! She raises Luna and has to help her control her powers quickly! It has a lot of great characters including a tiny dragon. I think this book would be a great LC book and would be interesting to any student.

ReaganT This link provides many activities for the book but one I particularly like is the daily reading journal. It can be helpful to track students progress as well as help them retain the information they‘re reading. https://worksheets.edhelper.com/books/The_Girl_Who_Drank_the_Moon.htm 13mo
ReaganT The activity uses UDL guideline 3.3- guide information processing and visualization. It also uses ESOL strategy 50- for content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities. 13mo
ToddSalerno I didn‘t pick this for literature circles, but I‘m definitely interested in the fantasy element. I haven‘t yet come across this ad helper website, and it definitely has an immense number of resources. This could be a great starting point to create resources of ones own or utilize some free resources as is. 13mo
DrSpalding I like the idea of a daily reading journal. This could be used to document topics the students would like to discuss during the literature circle/book club discussions. 12mo
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a RF book and a Caldecott Medal Winner. It is a book about a little boy waking up to snow in his neighborhood and exploring. He packs some snow in his pocket to use the next day but wakes up to find it gone! Luckily it had snowed even more that night. Sweet book and I love the illustrations! Good for young readers.

ReaganT http://homeschoolcreations.com/files/Snowy_Day_Printables.pdf This link provides over 20 worksheets and activities based on the book good for a kindergarten or 1st grade class. This activity uses UDL principle 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. An ESOL strategy that can be used is 4. Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. 13mo
KeanaE This is such an amazing book! I absolutely loved that you included this resource. Did you know that this author has an award named after him and this book. 13mo
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ReaganT @KeanaE actually I picked the Ezra Jack Keats award as my favorite on the google docs! I didn‘t actually notice that he was the author, it just didn‘t click😂 13mo
ToddSalerno Even though this is RF, I could imagine this book utilized before a science lesson of states of matter (solid ice melting into liquid water). What a fun short picture book to kick off the lesson!! 13mo
Sdemps This book cover offers beautiful imagery and I can see why this book has won a Caldecott award. The website that you provided is one that teachers could get great use out of. 13mo
DrSpalding You are correct that this is a wonderful read aloud for young students. A few years ago we invited preschoolers from the creative school on campus to the teaching Academy. We read aloud this book and then provided them with fake snow for a science lesson! Helpful resource. 12mo
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Same, Same But Different | Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
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This RF book is probably one of my favs so far! It‘s a winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award and is a cute story about two boys who are pen pals, one in India and one in the United States. They tell each other everything about their life and their world and how they are sort of the same, but different! Great story and I think it would be cool to do pen pals with our students!

ReaganT This link provides resources on how to get our students started with a pen pal! https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-pen-pals/ I think this book goes well with ESOL strategy 24- incorporate the culture and language of second language learners in your curriculum. Having pen pals also uses UDL principle 5.1- use multiple media for communication 13mo
MFlowers I really like the activity you paired with this book! 13mo
StephanyNunez I really like the incorporation of culture in this book and the Esol strategy is perfect for the book. 13mo
DrSpalding Your resource is fantastic! During a social studies unit you could actually have virtual penpals with another country! Through the use of Google translate, students can interact with children all over the world. Universal design principle 5.1 is just right. Excellent post. 12mo
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This historical fiction by Gwendolyn Hooks comes with many others in the series by different authors. It goes through what life was like for young African American children during the civil rights movement. I like this book because it has vocabulary about the topic hilighted throughout the book as well as small boxes with facts about different objects or something the book talked about throughout the story. Very good pick for history instruction!

ReaganT Scholastic provides a civil rights game activity for grades 4-8. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activities/teaching-content/civil-rights-mov... This book pairs well with UDL principle 3.2- Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. It also goes along with ESOL strategy 5- Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. 13mo
StephanyNunez I like that the book provides vocabulary support for the student's and the integration of Social Studies. 13mo
Sdemps Diverse books teach tolerance to young children. This story would also be an additional resource for a Social Studies lesson on the Civil Rights Movement. 13mo
DrSpalding Categorizing this as historical fiction is not quite right because we know this is factual information. Your scholastic civil rights game activity is awesome! Use good books in the content areas. 12mo
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This NF book by Patricia Lauber is an informational text about the formation Mount St. Helens through many years of eruptions and how it came to be active again in the 1980s. This book integrates reading and science and is a John Newberry medal winner! It provides many great photos and informational charts to go along with the lesson. This would be a great lesson for kids to create their own volcano!

ReaganT https://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/how-to-make-a-volcano/ This link provides the steps to creating a volcano in class! The activity goes well with UDL principle 5.2- Use multiple tools for construction and composition. It also goes well with ESOL strategy 46- Use discovery learning activities (hands-on-activities) 13mo
mandarchy @ReaganT check out the MSH website live cam. Great on a clear day (unfortunately rare). Browse the site for informative videos that your students will love to see, it brings the story to life. Also look for the native telling of Loo Wit. And if that's not enough, I Survived has a Mt. St. Helens edition and the author always provides educational tools. https://www.usgs.gov/media/webcams/johnston-ridge-observatory-webcam-mount-st-he... 13mo
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ReaganT @mandarchy Wow! Thank you so much for some great resources! I definitely want to check out that live cam! 13mo
mandarchy @ReaganT I can see the mountain from my house on a clear day. It's currently socked in. 13mo
DrSpalding You provided a helpful resource for a hands-on science activity but wow what a cool resource our Litsy friend provided! Live WebCams are so cool. 12mo
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“Before She Was Harriet” is a great biography about the life of Harriet Tubman and the many paths she took in her lifetime toward ending slavery. It was the winner of the 2019 Audie Award for Young Listeners. This link has a read aloud from the author herself as well as some information on the book! https://www.kidlit.tv/2018/02/read-loud-harriet/ This book can be used in a lesson about slavery.

ReaganT The lesson would work well with ESOL strategy 4- Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. The audio reading would cover UDL principle 1.1- offer ways of customizing the display of information. 13mo
DrSpalding Your resource is a very helpful one! Check out the readers theater page of our Google site and you will find a wonderful readers theater script to accompany this book. 12mo
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We Are Water Protectors | Carole Lindstrom
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We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom is a touching book based on the real life fight of Indigenous groups against the Dakota Access Pipeline and other threats to their water. It is the 2021 Caldecott award winner which inspired me to read it. It has gorgeous illustrations. https://youtu.be/jqWTouyaQ-8 I listened to this read aloud and it shows all of the gorgeous pictures.

ReaganT This book works well with ESOL principle 24- incorporate the culture and language of second language learners in your curriculum. The activity works for UDL guideline 1.2 offer alternatives for auditory information. #ucflae3414sp21 13mo
DrSpalding This recent award winner certainly meets English learner strategy 24. Excellent book selection and quality post. 12mo
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This traditional literature book by James Marshall is a classic. It is a winner of the Caldecott Honor Award! It‘s the classic story of Goldilocks and in this story she‘s known as a bad little girl who doesn‘t follow rules! It‘a a timeless story everyone will love. https://www.kidssoup.com/activity/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears-activities-craf... This link has an activity to make bear and gold hair headbands!

ReaganT It would be fun to have the students pick if they wanted to be a bear or Goldilocks! I think the activity would go well with UDL guideline 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. ESOL strategy 46- use discovery learning activities (hands-on-activities) 13mo
DrSpalding Lovely images for this quality piece of traditional literature. 12mo
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Aliens for Breakfast | Stephanie Spinner, Jonathan Etra
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This funny science fiction book, Aliens for Breakfast by Stephanie Spinner, is a winner of the young readers choice award. It is a funny book about a boy named Richard who finds an alien named Aric in his cereal! The story is about Aric and Richard saving the world. This is a link to An activity on making your own alien! http://www.shoeboxbookclub.com/2018/01/aliens-for-breakfast/

ReaganT This activity works well with UDL guideline 5.2- use multiple tools for construction and composition and ESOL strategy 30- encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. 13mo
Karissacurrier This book looks super cute! I can tell that students would love it. The ESOL strategy you chose seems like it would work really great with this book! 13mo
DrSpalding This is modern fantasy rather than science fiction. 12mo
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This book is a collection of poetry written by Shel Silverstein. (I did my author study on him) I love his writing style as well as his silly illustrations so this one was definitely fun for me to read through. It won the Booklist Editors award in 1996. This read aloud goes through the first part of the poems in the book and reads clearly. https://youtu.be/dy2MsP-aclw UDL principle- 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of information.

ReaganT The read aloud also goes well with ESOL principle 38- assign short readings for homework. All of the poems are short and they could listen to just a few on the internet at home! 13mo
DrSpalding All students at the elementary level should experience this poets work! English learner strategy 38 works perfectly. Use his website too! 12mo
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David Jumps In | Alan Woo
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This RF book “David Jumps In” by Alan Woo and Katty Maurey is about the first day of school! It can help raise confidence levels of our students and the overall message is that you should just “jump right in” in life! #UCFLAE2414SP21 https://www.getepic.com/book/80841917/david-jumps-in this site has a read aloud as well as other book information. It would also be cool to teach the students the game “elastic skip” from the book!

ReaganT This book works well with ESOL strategy 3- encourage self-talk (positive thinking) and UDL principle 9.1 promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation! 1y
DrSpalding Really like the message that this book conveys. This would be a quality realistic fiction title to read aloud during the first week of school. Your English learner strategy and universal design principle work beautifully. Nice alignment. 12mo
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Everything Naomi Loved | Ian Lendler, Katie Yamasaki
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This RF book was so sweet and sad, it talks about loss in a positive light and I loved it. Great character diversity in this book! #UCFLAE3414SP21 The link is the authors site with pictures of her real murals to show the class! https://www.katieyamasaki.com This would be ESOL strategy 17- provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions

ReaganT This would also cover UDL principle 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge 1y
DrSpalding There is a valuable opportunity for arts integration. Wouldn‘t it be fun to have the students create their own mural. Some of the content here is a bit limited. 12mo
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This is Not My Hat | Jon Klassen
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This MF (animal fantasy) book is so cute and I thought it was kind of funny! It‘s a Caldecott Award winner. I think it is great to teach kids about honesty! #UCFLAE3414SP21 I think a great activity would be to turn this book into a play! I got the idea from https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/this-is-not-my-hat

ReaganT I think the play activity goes along well with UDL principle 5.3 build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. It also uses ESOL strategy 46- use discovery learning activities! 1y
DrSpalding It‘s not just kind of funny it is very funny! I like all of his hat books. This makes for a wonderful story time/ storytelling! 12mo
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Dragons Love Tacos | Adam Rubin
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Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin. Funny LF book! Very interesting and would definitely get students interested. #UCFLAE3414SP21 Winner of the Young Readers Choice Award! This site has great games and activities related to the book. https://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/programs/gep/dragon/ge_dragonmain.html

ReaganT The activity aligns with UDL principle 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information. It also aligns with ESOL strategy 15- Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again because there is a lot of repetition in the book. 1y
ToddSalerno So now that we heard this book in Storytelling, I can say this book is adorable and a fantastic RA or S example. The resource you made available would be perfect to create your own storytelling props! I sat there imagining the possibilities with this story, particularly with realia. Thanks for the share! 13mo
DrSpalding And by LF you mean? I agree with TODD that this makes a wonderful storytelling and/or read aloud. 12mo
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The World Needs More Purple People | Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart
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This is a cute and funny RF book and I think it‘s great to encourage students to ask a lot of questions like the girl in the book. It can inspire the students (and teachers) and it‘s a great one for the classroom library! #UCFLAE3414SP21 https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5e7e39cfcef11f64f0277994/5ea0930ddf66b20f4aa421a... This link has many activities for this book but I specifically love the first one!

ReaganT The activity is to draw the purple people in your life! This book can be taught using UDL principle 8.3 foster collaboration and community by having students talk about the purple people in their life. ESOL strategy 1 teaching questioning for clarification works well with this book because it says purple people ask a lot of questions! 1y
ReaganT Again forgetting the title! The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell (so cool) and Benjamin Hart! 1y
Chaseb hey Reagan don‘t forget to put the genre :) 1y
ReaganT @Chaseb I just noticed that thank you!! 1y
DrSpalding At times you are forgetting to identify the teaching strategy that you would use. Here I assume it would be a read aloud? 12mo
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A cute RF book that is just so sweet! Great book about diversity and confidence. 10/10 for sure. #UCFLAE3414SP21 I found a Great site that has activities for this book. I specifically like lyrical language activity! https://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2021/02/encourage-self-love-with-eyes-that... I think this activity would be used well with UDL 8.3 foster collaboration and community

ReaganT I also think this book is good for ESOL strategy 24 incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum 1y
DrSpalding Your summaries need to be a bit more detailed. What is the book actually about? Your universal design and English learner strategies work well. 12mo
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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This Fantasy book is a good read that students may relate to! It is a Caldecott gold medal winder! Great for read aloud, this video read aloud is a good one that shows the images well and goes at good pace. https://youtu.be/ALmNPxNehYE This would be effective with UDL 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of information. #UCFLAE3414SP21

ReaganT Forgot to say the title oops!! Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 1y
SamAnne A classic. 1y
DrSpalding Video read alouds can be helpful however I like for the students to see you reading to them using effective read aloud skills ...where is your English learner strategy? 12mo
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This NF book is a great add to your library! It is about a Romanian gymnast named Nadia who won gold metals in the olympics at only 14! Talks about working hard and growing up! 10/10! #UCFLAE3414SP21

ReaganT Activity work book to go along with the story! https://kidminds.org/nadia-activity-pack/ This would be great for a read aloud (would be cool during olympics) focusing on UDL 9.3 develop self-assessment and reflection and ESOL strategy 28- provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries 1y
DrSpalding Medals yes... I remember watching her in the Olympics. English learner strategy 28 is absolutely perfect for picture book biographies that can inspire elementary age students. 12mo
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The book “Families, Families, Families!” Is a great fantasy book by Susan and Max Lang. It talks about diverse family makeup‘s and living situations and the overall message is that as long as you love each other, you are a family! It‘s important to make every student feel like they are included and represented. #ucflae3414sp21

https://www.bookinspiredplay.com/familiesfamilies.html
This link shows an activity that can go along with the reading

ReaganT Commenting the rest because it wouldn‘t let me put it all in the post. UDL principle 7.2- Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity would go along well with the website activity because it shows how the book is relevant to the students lives. It would also work well with ESOL strategy 3- encourage self talk (positive thinking) because the book can make a student feel more positively about their family makeup even if it is different from peers! 1y
PatriciaS Excellent review 👍 thanks 1y
TabathaA What a great book to have to enforce the necessity of inclusion in our classrooms. The illustrations are colorful and fun, assisting with keeping students' attention when reading. 1y
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OliviaBuck This is a great book to show kids that families are all different in their own ways! Not all families consist of a mom and dad and siblings, which I feel is mostly represented, so it is awesome to see a book that goes against that representation. 1y
JasmineLangley This would be a great book to show how different a family can look. And students who have families that may not look like the “normal” family structure will really be able to relate. It‘s important that we have books like this one so we are able to teach students about these important topics in a way they will understand. Thanks for sharing! 1y
PatriciaS I love 💕 this review and resources provided for teachers great book for teaching children about difference in family and understanding of others, great for read aloud lesson and activities and discussion sessions in safe and respectful classroom environment. 13mo
DrSpalding There are social studies standards in kindergarten and first grade that relate to families. This would be an excellent read aloud. How nice of Tabatha to offer another resource for this quality text. 12mo
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The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds
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My TeachLive book is the Word Collector! I was drawn in by the title and the amazing illustrations on the front. After reading it I‘m really glad I chose it because I think it‘s so cute! Not to mention vocab and grammar have always been my strong suit so it resonated with a younger me! #ucflae3414sp21

Vanvlieta 😍 1y
ReaganT https://www.google.com/amp/s/babblingabby.net/2019/01/word-collector-activities/... This teacher blog posted a bunch of cool activities that go hand in hand with this book! This book aligns well with UDL principle 2.1- Clarify Vocabulary and symbols. It also aligns well with ESOL strategy #11- place language in meaningful context. 1y
faithcella19 Sooo cute!! 1y
DrSpalding 10 books noted! Be sure to expand on the summaries a bit. I like how you are connecting your resource with the UDL and English learner strategies. Keep doing this! 1y
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