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CatStronauts: Mission Moon | Drew Brockington
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This SF book “CatStronauts Mission Moon” would be great for IR! This book is filled with a comic like structure that students would be drawn to. In this story there is a world-wide blackout and the CatStronauts are the only ones brave enough to save the planet! The fate of the planet now rest in the paws of the best car astronaut team to ever put on spacesuits.

Thayes1787 This story is filled with details and pictures that will be great for students to take notes on what is happening in the story by creating a graph, timeline, or T-list as the story goes on! ESOL # 7 & 9 + UDL Principal 3.2! This story could also be used for a science project! There are many activities students can do after reading this story! https://intentionalstorytime.wordpress.com/book-clubs/catstronauts-mission-moon/
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RossoS Great book choice👍🏼I loved how it incorporated science into the mix. I can‘t wait to try out the activity provided by your resource!!! 5y
DianaHerrera When you place a student together with a project that has the students create their own rocket immediately draws their attention. I think it is a fantastic idea! @Thayes1787 5y
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Gabylaurel10 I like your activity that you chose! I also love that you incorporated the cross curricular with science! 5y
AmyPerezCubas Yes his book looks so cute! Love your activity! Makes science so fun 5y
DrSpalding Creating graphic organizers is an excellent extension activity to eight students comprehension. I love that you have included this as a part of your science curriculum. 5y
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Shh! We Have a Plan | Chris Haughton
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“Shh! We Have A Plan” is an Ezra Jack Kearns award winning RF book and would be great for Choral Reading! In this picture book, four friends creep through the woods and spot a bird high up in the tree. “Hello birdie,” calls the littlest friend. “Shh! We have a plan,” hush the others. The character face different challenges while trying to catch the bird.

Thayes1787 This book has repetitive phrases (UDL 3.2) that students would be able to catch onto and choral read. Choral Reading is a great strategy for students because it helps them practice their oral reading and also builds fluency ESOL #16. This story has quite a few character that students can do crafts with that help with comprehension! — https://www.chrishaughton.com/downloads
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RossoS Loved how interactive this book can be. I‘m really happy that your resource provided a variety of hands on activities such as the collages owls on a stick. It sounds messy but fun😂 5y
emilybanne Wow this book seems really cool. I love the hands on activities 5y
SierraC Looks fun and a bit spooky! Excited to read and get for my class 5y
DrSpalding Thoughtful UDL and EL alignment. Arts integration is helpful with comprehension. 5y
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Cinderella | Marcia Brown
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This TL Caldecott award winning book “Cinderella” is a great picture book for storytelling and RA! Marcia Brown‘s illustrations are full of magic and enchantment! These pictures will definitely help a student with comprehension!

Thayes1787 ESOL # 6 would be great for this traditional story because teachers are able to monitor the students behavior by asking questions and showing pictures. UDL 4.1 (vary methods for response and navigation) is a great principle to help students stay focused as well because it encourages teachers to try new methods such as pictures / videos. http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/setting/
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DrSpalding What a beautiful version of this classic tale. 5y
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Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats is a Caldecott award winning RF book and would be perfect for S! This book is about a boy named Peter who woke up to a world of snow! He can‘t wait to go and explore. When the day is done there is a dark night of dreams and drifting snow, only to find a new snowy day to wake to!

Thayes1787 This is a great book for S around the holiday season! There are many crafts to do with younger grades such as the “snowy day sensory writing tray, creating a snow globe, melting snow (science), and much more! https://www.pre-kpages.com/activities-snowy-day/ 5y
Thayes1787 ESOL#17 & UDL 3.3 are great for this picture book because teachers can use visuals, models and demonstrations to help students comprehend the story & there is a translated version as well for students who speak a different language! #UCFLAE3414SuB18 (edited) 5y
DrSpalding I agree that this would be a wonderful storytelling. I also like the idea of including it in your science lessons about seasons 5y
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This MF Caldecott award winning book “My Friend Rabbit” is a great book for a RA. This book is filled with amazing pictures for students to infer and predict what will happen next to help with comprehension ESOL # 6 & UDL 3.2.

Thayes1787 In this fun picture book mouse lets his best friend, Rabbit, play with his brand-new airplane, trouble is not far behind. Rabbit tries to come up with solutions, but when he sets out to solve a problem, even bigger problems follow.
This book is also a great way to teach students position of objects in sequences during a RA! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/my-friend-rabb...
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DrSpalding Scholastic is a high-quality site. Nice post. 5y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This MF book “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate is a Newberry award winning book and would be great for Literature Circles! This amazing novel is inspired by a true story! In this book Ivan spent 30 years alone in an inside zoo.

Thayes1787 Life at the animal show is becoming increasingly distressing. Ivan soon makes friends and all of these unforgettable characters overflow with pain and love in a ultimately hopeful story about the healing power of art. 5y
Thayes1787 This novel has so many quotes that require critical thinking and discussions! This link will take you to an activity that students can do with quotes they find meaningful in the book http://www.createteachshare.com/2015/02/responding-to-quotes-from-one-and-only.h... 5y
Thayes1787 UDL principle 7.2 and ESOL # 1 are perfect for analyzing quotes because they focus on questioning for clarification as well as finding relevance and value in quotes! #UCFLAE3414SuB18 5y
DrSpalding I believe that literature circles are the best teaching strategy for this book however it could be a good read aloud too. I love the idea of analyzing quotes. 5y
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This RF national award winning novel “The Thing About Jellyfish” is a great book for LC or IR! Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy of her friends death must have been a rare jellyfish sting because things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory.

Thayes1787 This book would be great for students to use their prior knowledge to connect to the main character “Suzy” (ESOL # 4) and UDL principle 3.1 - Activate or supply background knowledge. A KWL chart about jellyfish would be a great activity to do before and after this book with students! https://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2016/11/09/putting-books-t...
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JayaJ This book sound really interesting. I would like to read it in the future! 5y
GGallegos I really want to read this book now! It seems so interesting and the lesson plan looks great! 5y
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Gabylaurel10 @Kaelya I think you‘d like this book it seems like it has to do with marine biology! 5y
DianaHerrera I love books like these because they‘re always interesting! I‘m going to add it to my stack of books to read 🙂 @Thayes1787 5y
Erothert Definitely need to read this! The lesson plan seems to work really well 5y
SierraC Loved this book! Awesome read for older kids :) 5y
DrSpalding I really enjoyed this book. I learned a lot about jellyfish! A graphic organizer would work well. It also has that death theme that I think is appropriate for elementary age students. 5y
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This amazing poetry book “A Family of Poems” is great to have around for a RA. In this book there are many different poems for children that broken up into different categories such as, seasons, animals, bedtime, adventure, etc. This would be a great book to read aloud every now and then to get students familiar with different poetry formats!

Thayes1787 Having students pair up and create their own poem would be great after giving a few examples during RA (ESOL #32). https://teachingfourth.blogspot.com/2015/11/i-cant-believe-it-is-already-novembe...
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prissy.mooney This would be such an awesome book to get students into the habit of reading poems 5y
JayaJ This seems like a great book to have in a classroom library. This book would be a great way to introduce poetry to students! 5y
GGallegos This looks so cute! We never read a lot of poetry in my classrooms so I would love to integrate this into my future classroom. 5y
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This HF book “ I survived” would be great for Storytelling. This book is about the Japanese Tsunami that took place in 2011. Ben is the main character in this book and is separated from his family from the terrible tsunami. Ben is now alone and must try and survive one of the most biggest natural disasters of all time.

Thayes1787 This is such a great book to do storytelling because it is interesting and keeps students on their toes while teaching them about past events that happened.
UDL 2.1 & 5 would be great to use during this book (clarifying vocabulary and symbols/ vocabulary supporting key concepts) because there will be new words that students have not hear before such as “tsunami”.
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ERodriguez I have not read this book , however I have been told they are great series. 5y
JayaJ I agree that this would be a great book for storytelling! I would definitely want to look into the rest of the books in the series in the future. 5y
DrSpalding This is such a great series. Great job going straight to the authors site. Nice posts! 5y
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The BFG | Roald Dahl
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This F novel “The BFG” by Roald Dahl would be perfect for LC groups! This story is about a girl named Sophie who lived in an orphanage. She saw a giant (BFG) in the middle of the night so he took her. The BFG and Sophie soon became friends and it was up to them to stop the other giants from eating humans. The theme of this novel focuses on bravery that lead to great changes in their lives.

Thayes1787 ESOL strategy #16 would be great to integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities during the LC. Literature circles gives students a chance to optimize individual choice (UDL # 17.1) as well! http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-bfg this website has many activities for students to do with the BFG novel during literature circles or independently after reading the novel with their peers! #UCFLAE3414SuB18 (edited) 5y
Erothert I love the idea of using this for a LC! I think it worked well for our class to do as well 5y
ATejada I wanna add this book to my stack! I haven‘t read the book or watched the movie yet! Great post! Thanks for sharing! 5y
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No, David! | David Shannon
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This NF autobiography Caldecott award winning (1999) picture book “No, David” is fantastic for a classic guided reading! This book as small words and amazing pictures for students infer and predict why David‘s mom might be telling him no. This book is great for discussions and making connections.

Thayes1787 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/no-david-exten... here are directions for students to create a class book relating David‘s experiences to their own EL #4 & 36 would be great for this because they focus on prior knowledge and comprehension / UDL principle 1.1 offers different ways to display information which is perfect for a classroom book. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 5y
SierraC Love the activity for this book! I know this would be a great addition to any classroom library 5y
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Who Was Anne Frank? | Ann Abramson
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This emotional captivating novel “Who Was Anne Frank” is a great biography for students to read during IR as well as PR. In her captivating diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges and dreams of hers as Hitler brought her childhood to an end. Her and her family were then forced into hiding.

Thayes1787 This is an amazing easy-to-read biography and is great for discussion with one another! Summarizing this book with a partner as well as putting yourself in someone‘s shoes are great strategies for comprehension. EL #28 + 32 & UDL 9.2 http://teacher.scholastic.com/frank/tguide.htm this link provides objectives for students to learn over the course of this novel.
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DrSpalding I love the image. This series is and easy to read yet informative set of books. Add them to your classroom library! 5y
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This RF national finalist award winning (2009) novel “Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key” would be great for LC! This story is about a kid who has an attention disorder. He is smart, nice, and kind but he can get out of control at times. The theme of this book focuses on strength of will.

Thayes1787 This book would be great for students to study the character by taking notes to focus on qualities and facts that make up the main character - EL #9 & UDL principle 2.3 to support the information they find based on the main character. https://www.teachervision.com/add-adhd/joey-pigza-swallowed-key-discussion-guide This link is great to guide teachers on what types of discussions to have during the reading of this novel! #UCFLAE3414SuB18 5y
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Frederick | Leo Lionni
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This Caldecott award winning (1937) F book “Frederick” is great for SR. This story has a theme of spirit and how simple things can help you survive in hard situations. This story is great for students to analyze the main character while being creative! http://users.manchester.edu/student/jnhamm/Profweb/My_Choice_Trade_Books[1].pdf

Thayes1787 EL #20 will be great for the activity because it helps students comprehension by listing words / phrases that were important during the story. UDL principle 2.1 focuses on vocabulary and symbols which is a great principle for this story!
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DrSpalding I like that you noted theme here. 2.1 is a perfect match! 5y
AmyPerezCubas I loved this book! I like the activity that you picked with this book, it fits learning the vocab perfectly! Great post 5y
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Gabylaurel10 This books looks really cute and I definitely want to read it!! 5y
DianaHerrera @Thayes1787 i love the activity for this book! It‘s a cute idea that the students can create their own license plates🐭 5y
GGallegos I love the theme! After reading some reviews from this author I really want to read his books📚 5y
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Ugly Duckling | Jerry Pinkney
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This captivating TL story “The Ugly Duckling” would be great to have in a classroom for S! The theme of this story is about fitting in as the little duckling tries to find his place in the world. Students will be able to connect to this story by answering questions and making predictions.

Thayes1787 EL # 44 and UDL principle # 8.4 are great for S during this story because they focus on background knowledge to answer personal questions about the story and make predictions! This activity is great for students to do after the story because it allows them to express their thoughts and how they would handle a situation with writing and drawing http://www.dltk-teach.com/fairy-tales/ugly-duckling/draw-and-write.htm #UCFLAE3414SuB18 5y
Erothert Love this book! I like the activity you provided because it gives students the opportunity to really think about the meaning of the book 5y
GGallegos I love the draw and wrote activity with this book, a great resource! 5y
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The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo | Jean Craighead George
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This mysterious RF novel “The Missing Gator of Gumbo Limbo” is great to have in a classroom for LC! In this exciting ecological mystery book one of the 5 homeless people, Liza K. living in a forest in southern, Florida, goes on an adventurous search for a missing gator designed for extermination and studies to delicate ecological balance keeping the outdoors beautiful.

Thayes1787 This is also a great book to have during PR! This link will take you to a literature study of “Missing Gator of Gumbo Limbo” where students document answers to questions in a journal during PR or LC. Https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Literature-Study-on-The-Missing-Gator-of-Gumbo-Limbo-ECOLOGY-ENVIRONMENT-ELA-574689 (edited) 5y
Thayes1787 EL strategy #10 encourages students to think, pair, and share cooperative groups which will be great for a LC! UDL principal 3.2: highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships will be great during journaling! #UCFLAE3414SuB18 5y
DrSpalding I know teachers that have used this for their literature circles. Did you read this as a child? 5y
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Thank You, Mr. Falker | Patricia Polacco
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This incredible NF book “Thank you Mr. Falker” by Patricia Polacco is an autobiographical story and would be great for S / RA. This book is about a girl named Trisha who is happy to read until she realizes her numbers and letters get jumbled up when doing so. Her classmates soon start to make fun of her, but her teacher Mr. Falker recognizes Trisha‘s ability and takes the time to help and lead her into reading.

Thayes1787 This is a great story to make connections with because it may relate to students in some ways. The UDL principles 3.1 & ESOL strategy #3 go hand in hand because this story allows students to make connections to the past during this story or even use prior knowledge to connect to the story for better comprehension. (edited) 5y
Thayes1787 Http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/digging-deeper-developing-comprehension-826.html (edited) 5y
DrSpalding Excellent post Taylor. This is a powerful story! 5y
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Swimmy | Leo Lionni
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This captivating F and Caldecott award winning (1964) book Swimmy would be great for AS / RA in a classroom! In the story there is a school of fish that gave danger, and Swimmy soon learns the importance of team work to survive. This book is filled with amazing pictures and detail as the setting takes place. Swimmy is a great book for a classroom discussion on why the author may of chose the technique he did to illustrate pictures.

Thayes1787 Discussing this will help students observe the details closer.
This link will take you to an activity to do with the students so they can achieve the look similar to the fabulous illustrations by Leo Lionni. Http://www.paper-and-glue.com/2016/02/swimmy-stamp-painting-Leo-lionni.html
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Thayes1787 EL strategy #30 would be great for this book because it allows students to use drawings to identify concepts and seeing relationships. UDL principles 3.2 & 5.2 will be helpful for this book activity and lesson because it concentrates on highlighting patterns as well as using tools for construction. #UCFLAE3414Sub18 #ClassroomLibrary 5y
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This amazing NF book “The Man Who Walked Between The Towers” is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal and also the winner of the 2004 Boston Globe- Horn Book Award for Picture Books which would be great for LC. This is a true story of a man named Philippe Petit who uses a tightrope to walk between the World Trade Center Towers. This book has lovely paintings that draw the reader into the story.

Thayes1787 This book can be great to use when teaching students poetry or even historical events that really happened during SR. IR & PR would great strategies for teachers to take advantage of because it allows students to think and communicate with a partner or track their own thinking by predicting what will happen next. 5y
Thayes1787 There are some riming words and a poetic feel in this book that will help EL/ESOL students with vocabulary strategies 12- language and content & UDL 2.1 - clarify vocabulary and symbols. CR would be a great strategy to use for this as well! Having students write a poem about themselves after reading this is a great way to use the vocabulary words they heard in the story. (edited) 5y
Thayes1787 Http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/All-About-Me-Poems.html
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SierraC Hi Taylor, I read this book when I was in 5th grade and fell in love with it! I think this would be great book when covering historical fiction, and allowing students to to work with their peers. 5y
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Up, Tall and High! | Ethan Long
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This Modern Fantasy Theodore Seuss Geisel award winning (2013) book “UP, TALL, and HIGH” would be an excellent book to have in a classroom for a RA! In this fun book, colorful birds illustrate concepts of up, tall, and high by facing different obstacles and problems. The theme of this book is about being happy and content with who you are.

Thayes1787 With fun fold outs, easy to read text, and hilarious characters, this story encourages young emergent readers to act out the motions (DR). This book would also be great for strategies S, CR, and GR. (edited) 5y
Thayes1787 The EL strategies 3 & 4 are great to use for this book because it encourages them to be positive and relate to situations in the past that are similar to the characters actions in the book. These go along with UDL principles 3.1 & 6.1 (using background knowledge and guide appropriate goal setting). (edited) 5y
Thayes1787 Creating a bio cube is a great and fun way to write positive things about one‘s self and share with the class! Http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactive/cube-30057.html
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GGallegos I love how this book encourages students to act out the motions! This seems like a great book as it helps get out some every but also had good content! 5y
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