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SarynaN

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The Boys in the Boat, is a Washington State Book Award winner. The NF book follows nine boys on their journey to rowing for gold. Set in the Great Depression the boys are working toward the 1936 Olympics. This book would be great for a LC in higher grade levels. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://www.penguin.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/The-Boys-in-the-Boat.pdf The resource includes discussion questions and allows students to practice ‘the Power of a Chant‘. The book and activity will cover UDL 8.3 and ESOL strategy 13. 5mo
DrSpalding If they are real boys then this would be a biography! Looks like a great book for high school. 4mo
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Penny and Her Marble | Kevin Henkes
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This MF is a Theodore Suess Geisel award winner. Penny and her Marble tells the story of a small mouse that finds a marble and must decide whether or not to keep it. Because it is an ‘I can Read‘ I would suggest using this book for IR. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://www.icanread.com/printables/penny-marble-teachers-guide/ This teachers guide provided by I Can Read includes discussion questions as well as a few writing props. One of which allows students to create a poem! The book and activity will cover ESOL strategy 22 and UDL 6.2 5mo
DezireeLara This is a cute little book! I‘ve never read it but will definitely check it out after looking through your link! 5mo
MeaganM The cover of this book makes me smile! My daughter loves it! 5mo
DrSpalding The Penny series of Henkes books are beloved by kindergarten and first graders. Helpful writing prompts and writing poetry… Good resource selection. 4mo
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A Parade of Elephants | Kevin Henkes
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This RF picture book by Kevin Henkes is great for early readers. The story goes over numbers, directions and other adjectives as the elephants march. It could be used for a RA. https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.co... I love the ‘Make it Count‘ activity included in this site. This allows students to illustrate their own counting pages. This will cover ESOL 4 and UDL 2.4

carlenerubin I have never heard of this book before but will definitely be adding it to my classroom library! I am doing my internship in K and this will be perfect to use with them! I love your link and it will pair very nicely with the book! Thanks for the great book suggestion! 5mo
MeaganM Love Kevin Henkes! 5mo
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Myiab Definitely want to check this book out! Super cute! 5mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent book to include in your math curriculum. Looking at the front cover this would not be considered realistic… What genre would it be? 4mo
SarynaN @DrSpalding Modern Fantasy? 4mo
DrSpalding Yes!😀 4mo
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Chrysanthemum | Kevin Henkes
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Chrysanthemum is a MF by Kevin Henkes. The book follows her on her first day of school. She thinks everything is going to be perfect until the other students start making fun of her. The book honestly looks at teasing, self-esteem and acceptance. It could be used for a PR. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-teaching-kindness-with-chrysan... This lesson plan focuses on the attitudes of the characters. Students will use a paper heart to help them visually learn. The book and activity will cover ESOL strategy 17 and UDL 1.3 5mo
DrSpalding This post needs a bit more detail. However your resource is helpful and you need to foster a community of kind students to promote a positive and safe classroom environment. Looks like this can help you do that. 4mo
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Green Eggs and Ham is a piece of classic children‘s literature. The TL teaches children that it is important to try new things. In the story, Sam is trying to convince the other character to try the green eggs and ham. Whether that be in a box or with a fox. This book would be great for a CR or RA. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://misformonster.com/dr-seuss-green-eggs-ham-free-printable/ This site provides blank matching cards. Site words from the book can be written on to the backs of the cards for a matching game, helping students with their vocab. This will cover ESOL strategy 44 and UDL 1.1 5mo
DezireeLara A CLASSIC that all kids love! I like the printable from your link! 5mo
MeaganM Best.Book.Ever! I‘ve had to replace this book in my house so many times because my kids love it and it gets destroyed. 5mo
DrSpalding This modern fantasy book was written on a dare… Did you know there are only 50 words in this entire book? 4mo
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Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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Looking for Alaska is a RF novel by John Green, and is also the winner of the Michael Printz award. This novel would be great in a high school classroom for IR or LC. The book focuses on a boy going to a boarding school. He meets Alaska and is immediately pulled into trouble. He begins to fall for her as he learns more about her questionable past. #ucflae3414su19

fquadri I‘ve heard tons about this book and upcoming movie. It seems like an awesome book for IR and then after students read this book, they can watch the movie which will give them motivation to finish the book. Thanks for sharing! 5mo
SarynaN https://www.englishcaddy.org/alaska.htm The link includes short answer, matching, and multiple choice questions. This is a good way to check for comprehension especially if you have the students use IR. The book and activity will cover UDL 6.4 and ESOL strategy 6. 5mo
DrSpalding Yes it could be an independent read but high school students should be engaging in literature circles or book clubs to have conversations about the topics presented in books like these. This is a true coming of age novel that teenagers should read. 4mo
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, is TL and a Caldecott Honor recipient. The book tells a funny story about an old lady swallowing a fly, a spider, a bird and so on. Book could be used for a CR in class. The book also comes in Spanish for ELL‘s who may need to read in their L1. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sequencing-Activity-There-was-an-Old... The link provides a cut-and-paste sequencing activity to follow the book. Students will recall what order items were eaten in and glue them onto the page. The story and activity will cover ESOL strategy 6 and UDL 2.4 5mo
MeaganM @SarynaN I love books published in languages other than English! I would love to have both in the classroom! (edited) 5mo
Kendylleonard I love this classic book! I know that younger students enjoy it because of the silliness throughout the story. This resource is great because it real sequencing strategies. I would love to have this book in my classroom! 5mo
Kcompton2912 I absolutely love this series and try to find all the books the “old lady who...” is in. I never thought of doing a sequencing activity to go along with it and it‘s honestly genius! The students can learn the concept while also tying it into literature! 5mo
DrSpalding I really like the idea of having multiple copies of this book in a variety of languages. Well done. This is a classic that should be shared with students. Sequencing is perfect. 4mo
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, is a MF #1 New York Time‘s Bestseller. In the lighthearted picture book, Duncan‘s crayons have some things to say. Yellow and Orange are no longer speaking, and blue and grey need a break. This book would be great for a RA. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByQ7Ms8WXdqqb1NDUUxMWkFWM2M/preview After students have read the book, they can write their own letters to a crayon of their choice. The book and activity will cover ESOL strategy 16 and UDL 7.1 5mo
Macker11 I love these books they are so cute! So relatable for the students and gets them thinking about what other colors they could use beyond our regular ones! I love the resource with students writing letters to a crayon, it‘s a great idea for a creative writing prompt! 5mo
gabbymartin I have to pickup this book! I love the idea! I like your strategy of having students create their own letters and crayons, that's a great way to branch off the text! Definitely something I would do in my classroom too :) 5mo
DrSpalding Love this book. Love this post. Positive peer feedback. 4mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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A recipient of the Sunshine State Young Readers award, Wonder is written by R.J. Palacio. A RF about 10 year-old Auggie, who lives in Manhattan. He was born with facial deformity and is starting to attend school. The book take on view points from different characters and could be used for a LC. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://createteachshare.com/2017/03/a-new-favorite-were-all-wonders.html This site includes a printable writing prompt to accompany the book. It asks students to consider how we are all wonders. The book and activity will cover ESOL strategy 36 and UDL 9.3 5mo
Kcompton2912 I love the writing prompt you provided in your post. I think this would be a great lesson where a teacher does a RA with the book, follows it with the movie, and then ends with the prompt! The book will definitely challenge the thinking of young readers and there viewpoint of the world/others! 5mo
DrSpalding Using great books like this to springboard a writing activity is an excellent idea. We are all wonders! #ChooseKind 4mo
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Recipient of the Coretta Scott Kind award, Martins Big Words, is a B. Written by Doreen Rappaport and Illustrated by Bryan Collier, the book discusses some of the important things that took place during his life up to his death. A wonderfully illustrated picture book with plenty of facts about MLK‘s early life and to his passing with quotations taken from different parts of his life. Great for RT! #ucflae3414

SarynaN http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... This article from Read, Write, Think includes a discussion activity for Martin‘s Big Words. The book and discussion will cover ESOL strategy 28 and UDL 7.2 5mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource and English learner strategy 28 providing biographies is spot on. 4mo
Jgolub13 This is a great example of a biography. I was volunteering in a classroom that read it as a read aloud. It was a fantastic read aloud, and a great book. 2mo
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Translated and illustrated by Ed Young, Lon Po Po is a Chinese telling of Red Riding Hood that won a Caldecott medal for its illustrations. The twist on the story being, Little Red, are actually 3 little girls, and they do not travel through the woods. The wolf takes his opportunity when he sees there mother leave, and pretends to be Po Po, the girls‘ grandmother. This TL would be great for a S. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-1-2/73547-teaching-lon-po... This link provides a compare and contrast sheet for Lon Po Po and Little Red Riding hood. This allows students to identify the cultural differences between the two. The story and activity will cover UDL 3.2 and ESOL strategy 7. 5mo
DrSpalding Great idea to compare and contrast. Always read the original version to students first. 4mo
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The Wind Called My Name | Mary Louise Sanchez
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This HF is set in the Great Depression. Margarita Sandoval must learn how to save her Abuelita's house in New Mexico while finding a community within her new home in Fort Steele, Wyoming. A winner of the Tu Books New Visions award, the book also includes an english/spanish dictionary for certain words and phrases. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://www.leeandlow.com/books/the-wind-called-my-name/teachers_guide The publisher has also come out with an online resource for teachers, including discussion questions, making this book good for an IR or PR. The book and activity will cover ESOL strategy 2 and UDL 2.1 5mo
DrSpalding What a great book to use as a literature circle in fifth grade. Obviously it could be an independent reading option or partner reading option. Same comments regarding your principles and strategies. Try to better explain how your resources and activities meet the needs of all students. 4mo
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Aliens for Breakfast | Stephanie Spinner, Jonathan Etra
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Written by Stephanie Spinner and Jonathan Etra, this is a story about Richard and Aric the alien. When Richard discovers Aric in his cereal box, they must save the Earth from rival aliens. This SF book would be great for IR in the classroom or homework. https://www.edhelper.com/books/Aliens_for_Breakfast.htm This site provides a reading journal where students can summarize the book they just read with an illustration showing their comprehension.

SarynaN This will cover ESOL strategy 13 and UDL 7.1 #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DrSpalding This is modern fantasy. Look at your flip guide for more information regarding this specific genre. 4mo
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Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal, Merci Suárez Changes Gears, is a coming of age tale. Author, Meg Medina, writes of Merci struggling in her home and school life. Not knowing what is wrong with Lolo, and unsure of what‘s to come, Merci powers through. This book would be great for an LC in grades 5 and up. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://megmedina.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/mercisuarez_tg.pdf This site provides so many great resources to go along with this book including: discussion questions, art, and an alzheimer‘s research project. This book and activity guide will cover UDL 3.1 and ESOL strategy 2. 5mo
SarynaN This book is also RF! 5mo
DrSpalding You are correct that this is realistic fiction. I believe you said you would not use it in your classroom but I think it is a valuable book to keep in your classroom library. There are so many great topics that could be further researched… As your quality resource shows. 4mo
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If Sharks Disappeared | Lily Williams
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Part of Lily William‘s If Animals Disappeared series, “If Sharks Disappeared” gives children a look at what our world would look like without sharks. These non-fiction books help make children conscious of the environment, and the cause and effect we have on the planet. This book would be great for a digital storytelling! #UCFLAE3414SU19

SarynaN https://www.hachetteschools.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/If-Sharks-Disappear... This site includes math and science activities to follow the book. These activities include a more or less counting sheet great for early learners. The book and activity will cover UDL principle 2.3 and ESOL strategy 30. 5mo
DrSpalding It‘s shark week! Helpful resource and an excellent idea to use this during both math and science. 4mo
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Said the pig to his pop,
“There‘s the candy shop.
Oh, please let‘s go inside.
And I promise I won‘t
Make a kid of myself
If you give me a people-back ride.”
In this book of children‘s poetry, children will meet plenty of fun characters. Poems and illustrations by Shel Silverstein. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN This book would be great for a read aloud. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/acrostic-... This link provides an online tool allowing students to create their own acrostic poems. The book could be further incorporated by having students use related vocabulary as the main word in their poems. The book and activity will cover UDL principle 4.2 and ESOL strategy 16. 5mo
DrSpalding His poems should be used to entice readers into this genre. Excellent resource as is his website. 4mo
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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Every little girl deserves to grow up knowing she can change the world. And Chelsea Clinton's biographical book full of stories about Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, and Oprah Winfrey (among others) prove that kids can do anything they set their minds to. #UCFLAE3414SU19

SarynaN This book can be used for PR, meeting ESOL strategy 2 and UDL 8.3. http://www.booknerdmommy.com/persisted-mini-biography-activity-idea/ The website includes a writing activity to follow “She Persisted” along with free printables. This activity allows students to create their own autobiography and draw a self portrait. 5mo
MeganKlein I just finished reading this book also and I loved it! The resource you provided is so cute and would be awesome in any classroom! 5mo
DrSpalding Your first line hooked me into this post. Helpful resource and I really like the idea of drawing a self portrait. I taught my students how to paint their self portraits and would post them year-round in the classroom. 4mo
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Laura Numeroff‘s, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, is a MF book great for choral reading. In the popular tale, a mouse is given a cookie starting a spiral of requests. https://www.mousecookiebooks.com/activities/give-mouse-cookie-word-search/ This word search uses vocabulary from the story. The book and activity will cover UDL 1.1 and ESOL strategy 5. #ucflae3414su19

jmartucci Love the use of the word search! This is such a fun read for the classroom! 5mo
DrSpalding This is the best resource for this author and series of books. Same comments regarding principles and strategies. 4mo
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This MF Caldecott Award winner, written by Aaron Reynolds, was a great easy-read. The story follows Jasper rabbit, who loves the carrots in Crackenhopper field. That is until they hatch a plan of their own. In the end, Jasper builds a fence keeping the carrots in and him out. This book would be great for a read aloud.
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SarynaN https://storiesbystorie.com/creepy-carrots-retelling-activity/
This link provides a free activity to help students retell “Creepy Carrots”. After practicing a retell orally as a class, students can then try the activity on there own or in small groups. This activity will utilize UDL 3.2 and ESOL strategy 30.
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DrSpalding Most of your resources should be free! Consult the author and publisher first before seeking other resources. This is such a fun read aloud. Make sure to expand on your universal design and English learner strategies. 4mo
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A Good Night for Ghosts | Mary Pope Osborne
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A Good Night For Ghosts, in this MF readers follow siblings, Jack and Annie, in another adventure of the Magic Treehouse series. In this story, the treehouse transports Jack and Annie back in time to New Orleans. Their mission, find Louis Armstrong and make him play music. Through persistence, hard work and quite a scare with a pirate ghost, the kids complete their mission. This book would be good for LC and IR.

SarynaN https://youtu.be/AH6WtuIPna0 This link provides a short animated clip giving students further details on Louis Armstrong. UDL 2.5 will help illustrate a main character through another source of media besides text. ESOL strategy 17 will be used to provide students with contextual support, along with the background knowledge that the book provides. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DrSpalding I agree with literature circles for this series! This would be a wonderful book to include in social studies instruction and to teach about this famous historical jazz musician. 4mo
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