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Winter of the Ice Wizard | Mary Pope Osborne
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This MF book takes you to another world & on another adventure with Jack & Annie. The magician has disappeared and with help from their friends to a kingdom of ice and snow they come across obstacles and if they don‘t solve the riddles, Merlin & Morgan the magicians will disappear forever. This book, like all of their books in my opinion, are so engaging! Which would make it great for LC.

Summerm By using this book, you can meet the UDL principle 3.2 (highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) this would be helpful to the students by making sure they understand and are engaged. Also, the EL strategy 2 (promote cooperate in small groups). This helps by having them work well with each other. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/magic-tree-house-32-winter-ice-wizard #ucflae3414su19 4mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent series. Quality resource. 3mo
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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This MF novel from the award winning author Katherine Applegate, wrote an amazing story of a “Wishtree“ in a neighborhood where they would write their wishes on a piece of paper and tie it to the branches. When new neighbors move in, there becomes a slight problem with “Red“ (the wishtree) and his occupants. (raccoons, birds, skunks, & more). This is a sweet story of friendship and loyalty.

https://www.wishtreebook.com

Summerm This story would best be RA, LC, or as an AS. This author is an amazing example to young readers. The UDL strategy 3.2 (Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) can be useful to get the class to comprehend the information & EL strategy 2 (promote cooperation). Promoting cooperation can make sure the class is behaving and paying attention #ucflea3414su19 (edited) 4mo
DrSpalding This is a sweet story of loyalty and friendship. I agree it could be used in many ways in your classroom nice alignment to strategies and principles to meet the needs of all students. 3mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This MF, Newberry Medal honor book is about a Gorilla who was captured in the wild as a baby. He was brought to the Big Top Mall and would bring in plenty of tourists to see the great silverback gorilla! He makes many friends who are other circus animals in the Exit 8 Big Top mall.

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/one-and-only-ivan

Summerm The teaching strategies for this book would be RA & LC. The UDL principles for this novel would best be 2.5 (illustrate through multiple media) & 6.2 (support planning and strategy development). EL strategies would be 16 (integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities) & 30 (encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships). #ucflae3414su19 4mo
Summerm 2.5 (Illustrating through multimedia by using videos of how animals act in the wild vs. the circus).

16 (having activities for the children to do will get them more involved with the book and excited to read and learn more.

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DrSpalding Sad yet powerful story! Helpful resource. Use this in your future classroom. 3mo
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The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank | David Lee Miller, Steven Jay Rubin
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This HF book is told by a cat named “Mouschi” who lived with Ann Frank during the time of the Holocaust. The cat in this book describes her as being kind and loving. They were hidden so that the German soldiers could not find them. During that time, Mouschi was drawn to Ann. She would write about a better future & life for herself and friends. I loved how this book took quotes from Ann‘s diary and included real information.

Summerm This book would best be utilized using the UDL principles 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge) & 2.4 (illustrate through multiple media). EL strategies that could be used for this book would be: 11 (place language in meaningful text) & 17 (provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, Realia, body language and facial expressions). https://educators.brainpop.com/bp-topic/anne-frank/ #ucflea3414su19 4mo
Summerm 3.1 (teaching the class background knowledge about the time of WW2 would help the students understand the hardship she was going through and that it was real.

17 (giving appropriate visuals can guide the students and give them more information on the time of this story plot)
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DrSpalding You are easily aligning the appropriate principles and strategies. Brain pop is a wonderful teacher resource. (edited) 3mo
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Only a Witch Can Fly | Alison McGhee
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This MF, New York Times best seller, tells a story about a young child who wants to fly, so she tries her best but cannot fly on her broom. She keeps trying & finally flies past the moon and is so happy with herself. This book would best be read as PR or RA.

https://www.kidssoup.com/craft-and-resource/room-on-the-broom-and-witches-activi...

This link has fun games and activities for young kids.

Summerm The UDL principles used with this book would be 7.3 (minimize threats and distractions) & 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge). EL strategies used for this book are: 11 (place language in meaningful context) & 16 (integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing strategies) #ucflae3414su19 4mo
Summerm 7.3 (minimizing threats and distractions is so important for students in classrooms. Since this book is for young readers, this would be very important).

11 (place language in meaningful context can help the students feel the emotion as you read the words on the page).
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DrSpalding A fun integrating the arts resource. I could see this being a fun storytelling. 3mo
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Rain Talk | Mary Serfozo, Keiko Narahashi
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This RF book is about a little girl walks in the rain in the open country. This book gives great sensory details when explaining the sounds of rain on the barn tops, roads, on her umbrella & finally down allows her to fall asleep peacefully. This is a sweet story that would be best RA in an early elementary classroom.

https://www.pre-kpages.com/rain-activities-preschoolers/

This link provides fun “rain” activities for young learners

Summerm The UDL principles used with this book would be 2.1 (clarify vocabulary and symbols) & 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge). EL strategies used for this book are: 4 (link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge) & 16 (integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing strategies) #ucflae3414su19 4mo
Summerm 2.1 (activate or supply background knowledge, can allow you to talk with your class about how rain feels, sounds, makes them feel.)

4 (this helps the class by being vocal and showing emotion in each setting. They could write about what they know and how they react to rain.
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DrSpalding The five senses and science come to mind with your post. Remember to integrate quality books into all areas of your curriculum. 3mo
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This Caldecott Medal, Sibert Honor & New York Time Bestseller RF book is about a brand new, huge train that is filled with the crew & the new passengers who begin their 1,0000 mile long ride. It explains how much work it is to make the train ride smoothly. It is very descriptive and allows the reader to feel as though they are on the train themselves.

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/locomotive

Summerm This book would best be RA by utilizing the UDL strategy 1.2 (call for alternatives or auditory information) & 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge) with EL strategies 11 (place language in meaningful context) & 14 (simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant) #ucflae3414su19 4mo
Summerm 3.1 (the teacher has the opportunity to ask the students if they've ever seen a train, or even ridden on one. And what their knowledge is about it. They can explain them and the teacher can help guide the conversation by asking questions and elaborating.

14 (by slowing speech and making it more simple, it can help the EL's by allowing them to follow along. I heard myself reading this quickly, by noticing that, I now know to slow my reading down
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DrSpalding This is a multi award winning book and an excellent book to use in social studies! It is text heavy therefore you may need to dip in and dip out of the text. 3mo
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Sector 7 | David Wiesner
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This MF, Caldecott Honor is another story that allows the illustrations to tell the story. The illustrations show a little boy on a field trip to the Empire State Building & meets a cloud who gives him a ride to “sector 7” (where all the clouds are made) they are all different shapes, but are bored of them. So he starts to draw new shapes for them & creates happiness & friendships.

https://www.hmhbooks.com/wiesner/sector.html

Summerm This book would best be RA and S. The UDL principles 1.1 (offer a ways of customizing the display of information) & 2.1(clarify vocabulary and symbols). The EL strategies for this would best be 6 (Continually monitor students‘ comprehension) & 15 (reinforce the key ideas you present again and again). #ucflae3414su19 4mo
Summerm 2.1 (clarify vocabulary and symbols can help the readers understand what is going on. Since there are no words, focusing not the pictures is crucial.

15 reinforcing what you see in the book can keep them interested and want to learn more rather than ignoring the important parts (illustrations of the clouds).
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DrSpalding He is famous for his wordless picture books. Is this wordless? What a cool book to integrate into a science unit on clouds. 3mo
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Tuesday | David Wiesner
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This Caldecott Honor book is a MF about a group of frogs that let the pictures tell the story. The pictures show them in the water, later on in the night it shows them flying outside in a neighborhood on their Lilly pads, inside a home watching tv, & chasing a dog. By the end of the story, they are back in the water leaving everyone confused about the lily pads they see all over town.
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/tuesday

Summerm This book would best be used in a kindergarten-1st grade setting using S or RA. The UDL principles for this book would be 1.1 (offer a ways of customizing the display of information) & 3.1 (Activate or supply background knowledge). The EL strategies 15 (Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again) & 6 (continually monitor students‘ comprehension). #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 4mo
Summerm 3.1 (asking your students what they think frogs do can get them interested in the story. By the end, they would be surprised by what they heard and saw and it would be an interesting take on what they come up with.

6 (making sure that students are following along so important. This book is mainly pictures, so having the skill to put emphasis on things without reading words on a page, is helpful to the student comprehension.
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DrSpalding You have two books… This could be the making of an author study as well. Writing their own story is a wise follow-up activity. 3mo
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The Three Pigs | David Wiesner
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The Three Pigs is a Caldecott medal winner & MF, post modern take on the story “the three little pigs”. It is about a wolf who “huffs & puffs” and blows down their homes and they get away and fly to an area with other TL characters & rescue them all from the wolf.

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/three-pigs

This book would best be RA & S

Summerm The UDL principles best for this story would be 3.3 (Guide information processing and visualization) & 1.1 (offer a ways of customizing the display of information) Also, the EL strategies 11 (placelanguage in meaningful context) & 16 (integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities). #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 4mo
Summerm 3.3 (by guiding visualization, the teacher can put emotion behind the words and helping the students understand better).

11 (by placing language in meaningful context, it allows the students to really feel the book and keep them interested in what the author wrote.
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DrSpalding You are easily selecting appropriate teaching strategies and aligning universal design principles and English learner strategies. 3mo
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They All Saw a Cat | Brendan Wenzel
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This New York Times Best Seller & Caldecott Honor MF story is about a cat who wanders around and is seen by other animals and a child. They each see him differently. The child sees something sweet and cuddly, the animals see him as food. Then he comes to water and looks at himself, and the story ends before exposing how the cat sees himself.

https://www.raincoast.com/images/uploads/They%20All%20Saw%20a%20Cat%20Activity%2...

Summerm This would be best as IR and RA. Using UDL 2.2 (clarify syntax and structure) & 7.3 (minimize threats and distractions) would be best with this story. Also, the EL strategies 11 (place language and meaningful context) & 15 (reinforce the key ideas you present again and again) #ucflae3414su19 4mo
galacticbees What a cute book, I definitely need to read this. I love that resource you included, its really great for getting kids to remember events in the story. I love that each person has a different perspective in this story, its great to teach that to children early on. 4mo
Summerm 7.3 minimize threats and distractions with this book, can help a lot for young children because that is who this book is aimed for.

15 (remind the students that the story is about a cat, and no matter how people and other animals see him, he is still a cat. Try not to allow them to get confused).
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Summerm @galacticbees Totally agree! and it is such a great book. It could be used to engage the class in a great conversation on perspective and judgement. 4mo
DrSpalding I had a student story tell this as well! It works! Excellent book selections. 3mo
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Fables | Arnold Lobel
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This TL book was awarded the Caldecott Honor and would be a great addition to any 3rd-5th grade classroom. This book is comprised of 20 different short fables that are fun and interesting to read. Each one teaches a different “lesson” and for that reason it would be best RA in the classroom.

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/fables

Summerm The UDL principles that would best be utilized in this story would be 7.3 (foster collaboration and community) & 3.3 (guide information processing and visualization) also, the EL strategies that would best fit for this would be 2 (promote cooperation) & 14 (simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant) #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 4mo
Summerm 7.3 Foster collaboration and community - by doing this is allows the students to work together and share their ideas.

2 (By promoting cooperation, this helps the class by letting them know what is expected and what is not expected)
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DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource. Continue to use this. 3mo
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This TL, a Caldecott Honor book, is all about Joseph‘s overcoat that he kept for a long time. After so long, it began to fall apart. He would later make it into a scarf, then a necktie, a handkerchief, & more items. This would be great in any elementary school classroom library. This book would best be RA, PR, and S.

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/joseph-had-little-overcoat

Summerm This book would best be used with the UDL principles: 3.2 (highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) & 3.3 (Guide information processing and visualization). Also, the EL strategies: 11 (place language in meaningful context) & 6 (continually monitor students‘ comprehension). 4mo
Summerm 3.3 (by guiding information and having the class visualize what his coat looks like will help them become enveloped in the story.

6 (Since this is aimed for young readers, it is helpful to students to make sure they are all cooperating which helps with comprehension)
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DrSpalding From several of your posts, you understand that good books can be used in a variety of ways to meet the needs of all students. Being that this is traditional literature, storytelling is a natural choice however reading aloud, etc works too. 3mo
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This SF Guardians of the Galaxy: The Junior Novel is action-packed and allows you to dive into the world of SF. This book is based about a space adventure with people who work together to defeat Ronan (the villain). This book is a good read for students from 3rd-7th grade! This book would be best used at as a IR

https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_(junior_novelization)

Summerm The UDL principles 7.3 (minimize threats and distractions) & 1.1 (offer ways of customizing and display of information. Also, the EL 49 (give pre-lexicon assignments when introducing new topics) & EL 40 (have students prepare individual card files of subject area specific vocabulary. #ucflae3414su19 4mo
galacticbees This would be a great book for students. It would be cool if you did an extended few week long RA with students and at the end, you have them watch the film. I feel like that'd be so fun! 4mo
Summerm 7.3 (Since there are so many things in this book that happen at a fast pace, it would be helpful to minimize distractions for students while reading).

40 (Since this is a topic that is not read to students much, it would be helpful to have the students to write questions they may have)
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DrSpalding So popular right now because of the movies! Students need to know that many good movies are first great books. 3mo
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Davy Crockett | Elaine Alphin
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This B, tells the story about Davy Crockett and how he was handy with a rifle and used it to not only hunt and supply food for his family, but allowed it to lead to a life full of adventure, politics and fighting. He was very courageous and this story about a historical figure such as him was very entertaining to read.
This would be best in a RA, IR, or LC.
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https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/4449289-davy-crockett

Summerm The UDL principles that could work with this type of B book would be: Activate or supply background knowledge (3.1) & Illustrate through multiple media (2.5) (by watching a movie or video of the life of Davy Crockett.)
And the ESOL Strats:
11. Place language in meaningful context
9. Teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, time lines etc.
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Summerm 2.5 watching a movie or a timeline about Davy Crockett can help the class understand the time that he was was alive and what it was like.

9 Teaching note-taking strategies can help with the students understanding what is happening during this story.
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DrSpalding Yes, a book to movie comparison would be a helpful activity to accompany this classic. 3mo
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This P, Newberry Honor book has a total of 14 children poems and are written about insects. This book is very unique because it is made to be read by two people. Some lines in the poems are even read together. I loved the illustrations of each insect that the poem was about. Great addition to any classroom!
This book would best be read with PR or RT

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/joyful-noise-poems-two-voices

Summerm The UDL principles: 9.1 (Promote expectations and beliefs that
optimize motivation) & 8.3 (Foster collaboration and community) would work great with this book of poems, as well as the ESOL strategy 11. (Place language in meaningful context). #ucflae3414su19
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Summerm 8.3 (in order to read this, the class will need guidance and be able to work with others, since this is meant to be read by 2 readers.

11 (When reading a poem, it should be read with emotion. So the teacher modeling the first poem could help the students understand how to read it better.)
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DrSpalding Yes, this award winner is perfect for partner reading and choral reading. I have many printed and often times we perform these in class. Excellent choice for poetry! Please use poetry in your future classroom. 3mo
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After reading this Caldecott Honor, TL book, I think I‘ve fallen in love with TL! The story behind Rumpelstiltskin and how he was so cunning is so interesting. He saved a millers daughters life by spinning straw into gold and she ended up marrying the prince! This book would be best RA or DR (depending on the age of students). http://www.paulozelinsky.com/rumpelstiltskin.html

Summerm The UDL strategies for this book would be best used as 3.2 (highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) & 3.3 (Guide information processing and visualization). ESOL would be 22 (give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions) & 6 (continually monitor students comprehension) #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 5mo
Summerm 3.3 (by modeling how to visualize you can help the students understand how the characters mood, tone, and character may be like so they can use their imagination)

6 (Since this is a TL book, you can help the students by making sure they understand what they are reading and what it means)
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DrSpalding Read aloud or dramatic reenactment or… Storytelling because it is traditional literature works well for this classic. 3mo
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This HF book tells the true story of what happened in 1912 with the sinking of the titanic. This true story have explicit details about the ship, the crew, passengers, and even a timeline of events from the time the ship took off, to the sinking. Even how many people were saved and how many were lost. Very interesting to read!
This book would be best RA or PR. Even B, D, and A would be great with this book!

Summerm https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/366567/dk-readers-l3-titanic-by-mark-du... UDL principles 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge) and 7.3 (minimize threats and distractions) would be great for this book. Also the ESOL 6 (continually monitor students comprehension) and 11 (place language in meaningful context). #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 5mo
Summerm 7.3 (This is a book aimed for young learners, so getting rid of threats and distractions is crucial for young learners to be able to pay attention to what is being read).

6 (since they are young, it would be very helpful to them to make sure they are comprehending what is being read).
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DrSpalding Random House along with Scholastic is one of my favorite publisher resources on the web. Continue to use them! Again nice alignment to appropriate principles and strategies. 3mo
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Thank You, Mr. Falker | Patricia Polacco
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This RF picture book is an great story about a young dyslexic girl who had trouble reading and would be a victim of bullying. When her and her family moved from her farm to California, she met a teacher named Mr. Falker who refused to let her fail. He tutored her and she became a great reader and later became an author, who wrote this very book! This book would be best during a RA, TA, and could be effective using B, D, & A reading strategies.

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https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/thank-you-mr-falker The UDL principles 7.3 & 3.3 regarding minimizing threats and distractions and to guide information processing and visualization. Also EL 36 (ask numerous questions which require higher lever thinking responses) & EL 4 (link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge). All UDL and EL strategies could be used on this picture book #ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding What‘s the C in CRF? This book is considered RF even though it‘s mostly autobiographical. RIF is a high quality resource and you have aligned the UDL and EL strategies WELL. Nice work Summer! 5mo
Summerm @DrSpalding CRF was for Contemporary Realistic Fiction. The way the flip book describes it, it seemed fitting. But thank you for clearing that up Dr. Spalding! 5mo
Summerm 7.3 minimizing threats can help the students understand what it being read to them.

4 by linking this to prior knowledge, you can allow for a classroom discussion and have them cooperate with each other and talk about the book.
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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This NF picture book, would be great in a classroom with young children from many different cultures. This PB is about how everyone on the inside is the same, even though they may look different, go to different schools & live in different parts of the world; they all feel happiness, joy, and smile the same. It teaches ethnicity & multiculturalism. This book would be best read to students utilizing RA, and use the B,D, & A reading strategies.

Summerm https://memfox.com/gossip-behind-mems-books/whoever-you-are-illustrated-by-lesli...
The UDL principles 7.2 & 3.2. About value & authenticity and highlighting patterns, big ideas & relationships. EL 4 (linking students prior relationships with prior knowledge) & EL 11 (place language in meaningful context). These principles and strategies can be met with this PB. #ucflae3414su19
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MeaganM @Summerm I read this book last week and I found it a great source for teaching equality to students! I loved how the link you posted showed the way in which a teacher did a lesson with this book. I like that he told us how one student admitted that she didn‘t understand the book at all so she couldn‘t do the activity! It‘s wonderful to see how children‘s minds work in real life! (edited) 5mo
DrSpalding Detailed post with a resource from the author‘s website. Reconsider your genre and be sure to only use the abbreviations on your Litsy Log. ❤️📚 5mo
Summerm highlighting patterns can help the class understand what is going on in this book and show them that there is is happiness and sadness all around the world.

11 placing language in meaningful text helps the students feel involved and excited about the book and the what it is about.
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