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Shannyblake

Joined September 2019

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Purple Pickle Juice | Mercer Mayer, Erica Farber
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#ucflae32414f19 Purple Pickle Juice is a story about a monster named Thistle who wants to grow. Thistle creates a potion that she uses every day to grow, in hopes that she actually will. Will Thistles potion actually work? Or will Thistle learn to love herself just the way she is? This story is great for second grade readers and has a great message to it that kids can relate to.

KevinKantola Book looks like a great read 👍 3w
CPettersen This book looks so cute and colorful! Definitely a fun read for around Halloween! 3w
DrSpalding Make sure you use the rubric to include all the necessary elements 2d
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#ucflae32414f19 The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco is an award winning book (the 1988 Sydney Taylor Book Award) about diversity and culture. This book is relatable to students who may have a family culture that they practice within their home.

The lesson plan I found would fit best with this book is https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/keeping-quilt

Shannyblake The UDL Guideline I would use is Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies (9.2) and the ESOL strategy I would use is 24. Incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum.
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DrSpalding This would make an excellent book to include in her author study. Her books are written partially autobiographically and certainly do incorporate her family culture. 2d
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#ucflae3414f19 The Devils Arithmetic is a book that you cannot put down once you get into it. This book is about a young Jewish girl who experiences the holocaust and what her family endured through this devastating time period. I think this book best fits students in the 5th or 6th grade as it is more on the mature side.

Shannyblake I think this book best fits students in the 5th or 6th grade as it is more on the mature side. I would use this book as a way to open my classroom up to what the holocaust was and how it affected millions. This would be ideal for shared reading, as the class would share their thoughts and opinions of what we read.
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Shannyblake The lesson plan I would use for this book is https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/29360

The UDL Guidelines that match this book are Offer ways of customizing the display of information (1.1) and the ESOL Strategy I would use is 1. Teach questioning for clarification
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DrSpalding Nice job aligning universal design and English learner strategies. Good idea to use the Florida Department of education lesson plan resource site as your resource. 2d
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Arnie, the Doughnut | Laurie Keller
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The book Arnie the Donut by Laurie Keller has won a Geisel award and is a fun and entertaining story about an unlikely friendship between a donut and a lonely man. Children love this book and the images that are provided with it! This book would be great for a read aloud in a whole group setting. #ucflae3414f19

Shannyblake After reading this book, I would ask students questions about friendship and if sometimes they have to make changes to keep their friendships. A fun read aloud I found for this book is https://www.schooltube.com/media/Arnie+the+Doughnut+read+by+Chris+O%27Dowd/1_04a...
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Shannyblake The ESOL Strategy I would use is 17. Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions and the UDL guideline I would use is Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships (3.2)
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Erinehart This book seems really cute. I think your ESOL strategy aligns perfectly for this text. 3w
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leximcmillin This book looks really cute! I love when books involve personification! Great ESOL strategy too! 3w
KevinKantola This book is making me hungry 😵 3w
DrSpalding I have not seen this one! While I like online read aloud‘s, I also want to emphasize that you need to be modeling the effective read aloud‘s for your students. 2d
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Dreamers | Yuyi Morales
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Dreamers by Yuyi Morales is an Audie Award for Young Listeners book. This biography is about the travels of a young Mexican mother and child to escape the Mexican government and has won a Pura Belpré Illustrator Award. The colorful story goes into detail about the struggles the two faced on their quest for freedom and happiness. This book would be great for a whole group lesson to educate about immigration! #ucflae3414f19

Shannyblake I think this book would be beneficial as a read aloud and discussion/response assignment. A lesson plan I found to match well with it was https://sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/dreamers-yuyi-morales-book-discussio.... This download guides teachers to mind opening questions they can ask their students after reading the book.
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Shannyblake The ESOL strategy that matches this book is 11. Place language in meaningful context and the UDL Guideline I found to be beneficial is Vary demands and resources to optimize challenge (8.2)
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leximcmillin This book looks so cute and heartwarming! Your ESOL strategy matches very well 3w
DrSpalding I love that you read a Belpre award winner! 2d
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The Ugly Duckling | Stephen Mitchell
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The classic story of the Ugly Duckling is a story with a strong message with gorgeous pictures. Although it can be a bit depressing and might hit your students soft spot, this book is a great source to open your students minds to being open and accepting of each other, and staying strong through struggles that many kids face. #ucflae3414f19

Shannyblake https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-ugly-duckling-lesson-plan.html This lesson is a great lesson for students in K or 1st grade because it‘s components for students to identify the moral of the story, analyze the main characters of the story and summarize the story. This lesson plan is helpful because it shares the standards that it matches with.
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DrSpalding The story should be shared with all students! Traditional literature has a place in your classroom because there are so many great lessons as you noted that can be learned. 2d
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Black Cat | Christopher A. Myers
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Black Cat is a gorgeous poetry book that has won a Correta Scott King award. This book is a story about a black street cat living in the city, and is told through poetry and beautiful artwork. This book would be great in the classroom for students who love music and learning about animals. #ucflae3414f19

Shannyblake A lesson plan that I thought would be great is to present this book to students while teaching them poetry, and having students write poems about being their favorite animal in a particular environment.

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Shannyblake This book would also be terrific for choral reading, as the story is told in form of a song. The ESOL Strategy I would use for this book is (4) link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge and the UDL Guideline I would choose is Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity (7.2)
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abbie-cadabbie I‘ve never heard of this book before but I‘m intrigued! I love poetry books so much. Great post! 3w
DrSpalding I like the idea of choral reading! Well done. 2d
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Whale in a Fishbowl | Troy Howell
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The story Whale in a Fishbowl is a children‘s literature story with a deep message about animal captivity. This story is about a whale named Wednesday living in a small fishbowl in the middle of the city. The whale knows there is something missing in her life, but isn‘t sure what. Wednesday meets a young girl who gives her a message that she is supposed to be in the sea, and Wednesday must figure out her way to the sea. #ucflae3414f19

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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Whale-in-a-Fishbowl-by-Troy-Howell-a... this lesson plan is a great way to divide the story up into a 3-4 day duscussion about the book and discussing animal captivity. It can be done in whole or small group lessons.
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Shannyblake The UDL guidelines I choose is promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation (9.1) since I would be opening students up to new ideas about animal captivity. The ESOL strategy I would use is give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions.
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DrSpalding This sounds like a very sweet story. Nice alignment. I am adding this to my stack. (edited) 2d
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Edward Gets Messy | Rita Meade
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#ucflae3414f2019 Edward Gets Messy is a colorful and fun book about a pig that is very tidy. He is terrified of getting messy, so much that he misses out on doing fun activities with his friends without realizing it. This book would be a great book for beginner readers, the illustrations within it will lure them in.

karlasanabria1 I love your simple yet captivating summary of the book, it was enough to make me want to read it. Good job in taking beginning readers into consideration when choosing this book as well! 3w
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Julian Is a Mermaid | Jessica Love
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#UCFLAE3414f2019 Julian is a Mermaid is a gorgeous multi award winning book. One of the awards it has received out of the many is the Stonewall Award. This book is the story of a young boy named Julian who goes to the swimming pool every weekend with his Abuela. While they are leaving the pool one day, Julian witnesses four mermaids leaving.

Shannyblake UDL Guidelines Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation (9.1) and for the ESOL strategy I would use Maintain a library of supplementary books and workbooks written in
simple English, which offer additional illustrations for problems (26)
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Shannyblake A fun activity for this book would have the students do readers theatre to the story.

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karlasanabria1 This book sounds so amazing, I will definitely be reading it soon. Your teaching strategy aligned with this book sounds perfect, I also like your UDL Guideline of optimizing motivation. Great job! 1mo
DrSpalding Good book! We have discussed our mutual love for this particular title. I like the idea of a readers theater. 2d
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City of Ember (Deluxe) | Jeanne DuPrau
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#ucflae3414f19 City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau has won a Notable Children‘s Book Award. This is a deep and riveting science fiction about how Lina Mayfleet and her friend Doon Harrow saves her post apocalyptic town “Ember”, which is slowly decaying. At the two‘s graduation, they are given assigned jobs to save their infrastructure.

Shannyblake Lina is given “pipeworks and Doon is given “messenger”. They both are unhappy with their jobs, so they exchange them in secret. This book is a story of their adventures through saving their home, a struggle of loss, and mystery with diverse and harrowing setting.
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Shannyblake This book would be perfect for 6th or 7th graders, not because of how intense it is but because it can teach them a lesson on fighting for what you believe in and protecting your environment.
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Shannyblake UDL Strategies that best fit this story is Foster collaboration and community (8.3)
For an ESOL strategy I would use a literature circle where students share information and create a graphic organizer of what they are learning. (48)
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LibrarianRyan Really 6th and 7th grade. What about 3-5th? 1mo
Shannyblake Here is a great lesson plan with questions provided for students to answer. https://multcolib.org/city-ember 1mo
DrSpalding It could be used in intermediate grades as noted by Ryan. I used to use this as a literature circle option. 2d
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#UCFLAE3414f19 Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park is a funny, silly and exciting book series about a neurotic and sassy young girl named Junie B. This particular book “Boo! And I Mean It!” is great for Holiday Book reading and literature circles.

Shannyblake UDL Guidelines: Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies (9.2) I chose this UDL because students who get scared on Halloween may be able to relate to this story. An ESOL strategy I would use is 48. Use group assignments, portfolios, learning journals and non-print options as
alternative assessment.
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Shannyblake Since the book is a chapter book, I would read it aloud to the class chapter by chapter. After reading a chapter, I would have students collaborate and go into their literature circles to discuss what we read and how they felt about it.
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Shannyblake Here is a lesson plan by scholastic for books in the Junie B. series: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/junie-b-jones-...
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karlasanabria1 I love your picture! Very festive and appropriate for students in elementary grades. Your UDL Guideline and ESOL Strategy were very thoughtfully chosen. 1mo
DrSpalding Your best picture yet! I like the idea of meeting with students after reading a chapter to discuss and enhance comprehension. Scholastic is an excellent resource. 2d
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Esperanza Rising | Pam Munoz Ryan
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#ucfLAE3414F19 Esperanza Rising is a Historical Non Fiction by Pam Munoz book about a young girl who lives on a ranch in with her family during the Great Depression. This book is a colorful and dramatic book about the twists and turns of Esperanza‘s life, and her struggles along the way.

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UDL Guidelines: Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships (3.2) I chose this guideline because since this book is geared more towards Middle School students, they should be able to use prediction and their ideas towards the book.
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For this book, I found a read aloud version. I would read the book to the class, and when they were away on weekends or at home and needed to read the book they could access it and have it read to them if they struggle with reading independently.
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DrSpalding Wonderful resource again! You should read the book aloud and connect this to social studies. 2d
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Dragons Love Tacos | Adam Rubin
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#ucfLAE3414f19 Dragons love tacos is a fun and silly book the kids of younger elementary grades will enjoy. This book is about how all different creatures love tacos, and if you want them to come to your party, invite them with tacos! Adam Rubin is notorious for his fun and silly books like “Secret Pizza Party” and “Those Darn Squirrells”

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#ucflae3414F2019 a personal favorite and a classic, this 25 year old silly poetry book is about a boy and his crazy adventures to find himself. This non fictional book provides an important message at the end that can even make adults feel warm and fuzzy. The UDL standards that this book follows is 2.4, which is promote understanding across language. The EL standard is encourage self talk (positive thinking)

KevinKantola That book is a classic! 👍 2mo
leximcmillin I love this book so much and it was also my fathers favorite book to read to me. Very inspirational!! 2mo
karlasanabria1 Great job on this post, this amazing book aligns perfectly with the UDL Guideline and ESOL Strategy you included! 2mo
DrSpalding Oops... be sure to use the rubric. (edited) 2d
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Creepy Pair of Underwear! | Aaron Reynolds
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#ucflae3414f2019 If you have read Creepy Carrots and loved it, this book is right up your alley! This book is a Traditional Literature book about a rabbit who wants a creepy pair of underwear, but soon regrets his decision. This story is great for a spooky story to the class, with a subtle message at the end.

Shannyblake This book follows the UDL principle 1.7- promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. Some fun activities that I found for this book were https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/CREEPY-PAIR-OF-UNDERWEAR-Reading-Com... 2mo
leximcmillin I‘ve never read this book but it seems like a great book to read to younger students especially during halloween time! 2mo
abbie-cadabbie Very thorough post! I like the link you provided that ties into the story. Cute book :-) 2mo
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If you are looking for a book that snatches your attention immediately and makes you feel warm and fuzzy but also curious and excited, this is the one for you my friend! This is a science fiction that won a Newbery Award. I have a love for stories of witches and creepy things so if that is not your thing, I might not recommend this book. But, I will tell you that the storyline makes it worth reading. The story of Luna and her growth is beautiful🖤

DrSpalding Make sure you use the rubric when posting about books for your official Litsy reading response project. 2mo
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