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TristanPool

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Giggle, Giggle, Quack | Doreen Cronin
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Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin is a comical F picture book that can entice any young reader into following the storyline of a farm duck that can act in mischievous ways. Farmer Brown is going out of town on vacation, so his brother Bob is in charge..or so you‘d believe. To further engage the students in the storyline, a RT would be a innovative way to promote comprehension. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool UDL 1.1 and EL 6 would be appropriate for Giggle, Giggle, Quack as students are exposed to a new way to view and comprehend the storyline through their RT. Below is a link to a discussion guide that can be used to actively engaged students in understanding the characters found throughout the book: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=32427 4mo
DrSpalding Readers theater is an innovative way to promote comprehension and you have added a wonderful resource and nicely aligned universal design and English learner strategies. 2mo
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Be Who You Are | Todd Parr
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Be Who You Are by Todd Parr is a short and concise RF picture book that would be perfect for any elementary classroom library! With crazy-colored illustrations, Parr‘s overall message of just be who YOU ARE makes it possible for students of any background to feel confident in their own story. This book would best be used in a SR as sentences are short and repetitive in nature. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool UDL 9.3 and EL 3 are great tools to use alongside the book as it allows the student to reflect on themselves as an individual and positively talk about themselves! http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/okay-different-te... is a great resource to use in the classroom as you teach the concept of similarities and differences among the classroom community. 4mo
Camrynm This resource looks great for this book! I have never read this book, but this is a great lesson for all students to hear!! 4mo
DrSpalding Parr‘s Books are fabulous for very young children. Your resource is exceptional and I hope you continue to use this website as you positively impact students 2mo
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The Lion and the Mouse | Aesop, Jerry Pinkney
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Caldecott winner TL picture book, The Lion and The Mouse adapted by Jerry Pinkney, would be a great piece of text to incorporate in any elementary classroom as it has a different twist when it comes to interpreting the overall message! Having a tough time interacting in the beginning, Lion and Mouse become an unlikely pair that learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. This book could be used as an IR as it is a wordless adaptation.

TristanPool UDL 3.3 and EL 17 can support this IR as students learn how to guide their process when gathering information and use body language and facial expressions to interpret unspoken messages. 4mo
TristanPool https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60830 provides a detailed lesson plan including guiding questions and practice, teaching concepts to hit with students, and an overall closure to the book‘s message. CPalms also includes accommodations and extensions for students who need extra help or more of a push academically! #UCFLAE3414F19 (edited) 4mo
Camrynm This book is adorable and gives a great message for all students. This lesson plan looks like it would be a great resource as well. 4mo
DrSpalding Your posts are thoughtful and provide additional information that is extremely helpful. You are correct that the Florida DOE website does include ideas to meet the needs of students that need additional assistance. 2mo
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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RF novel, Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper follows the story of an 11 year old girl named Melody Brooks who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Doing everything possible to live a normal lifestyle, Melody is on quest to fight to get her wishes despite her inability to communicate or move. This book would be best in a LC as students understand the importance of looking through a separate individual‘s “window.” #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool UDL 8.3 with EL 5 are paired best with this RF novel as students build an understanding of specific abilities many people are made to deal with around them. Scholastic provides a detailed BDA reading lesson where students are able to actively communicate with the teacher and peers on their viewpoint and take-away from the main plot of the story. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi...
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DrSpalding I am a firm believer that all teachers should read this book. Scholastic is a high-quality resource! The before during and after activities are considered best practice and something you can use as a model for other lessons. 2mo
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Newbery and Silver Caldecott award winning RF picture book, Last Stop on Market Street, is a wonderful addition to any elementary classroom library as it follows the story of a young boy named CJ who is learning to appreciate the small beauties presented in everyday life. This book would be best RA. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool UDL 9.3 and EL 3 would be beneficial to use with this RA book as students reflect and encourage positive self-talk in their own lives. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/last-stop-market-street is a great resource to use as a teacher as it provides many activities for varying student levels, such as word searches and memory games to enhance student comprehension. 4mo
cassandram Such a beautiful story! I think your resource is a wonderful way to keep students engaged. 4mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource that does provide so many wonderful extension activities for quality children‘s literature. This is a beautiful book to read aloud that has a wonderful message. If you have not seen the YouTube video of the author reading to children on a bus, look for it. It is wonderful! 2mo
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SF novel, Divergent, is another great piece of literature that I would love to include into my classroom library one day! Set in a futuristic, dystopian Chicago, factions are organized and citizens are divided by their lifelong virtue. Children, such as Trish, are raised until 16 and then are given the life-changing choice to either stay with their family or choose a new fate. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool This book would best be presented in a LC for a similar reasoning to The Hunger Games, presenting key features and promoting a deeper understanding to the text. UDL 2.3 and EL 36 can help promote students understanding of the factions used while using a higher-order thinking process. 4mo
TristanPool http://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/divergentseries/ is a resource that can be used by teachers with several activities ranging from building on students‘ understandings towards each faction‘s virtues to seeing the conflict and change throughout the storyline. Small changes may be necessary towards each activity to ensure that the knowledge needed to be present in an elementary classroom is successfully formatted. (edited) 4mo
Tinks Loved these books. I wouldn't mind reading them again when I find the time. Nice post. 4mo
maciforster It‘s such a great series!! Love the link as well 4mo
DrSpalding While not for elementary students, this is an awesome series. These books truly make you think! The companion movies are not so bad either. (edited) 2mo
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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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The HF novel, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, is a Newbery award winning piece of literature that would be great for grade 5. The story centers around a young girl named Annemarie Johansen and her contribution to the resistance movement in Denmark during WWII as she is faced with the knowledge that Nazis are beginning to “relocate” the Jews in her city. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool This book would best be presented in a PR to encourage students to read independently and or collaboratively. UDL 7.3 and EL 2 can support a PR as students read together. 4mo
TristanPool https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/number-stars-d... is a wonderful resource to use in the classroom as teachers are provided with a vocabulary list and activity to present to students who may have trouble with comprehending the book in their groups. 4mo
katiehamlin This is such an important book to use in classrooms. I like how you involved this resource, it‘s something I think would benefit students greatly! 4mo
DrSpalding I like the idea of partner reading! If you provided guiding questions from your helpful resource, to the partners while they read, they could enhance their comprehension of the story. 2mo
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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook | Shel Silverstein
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2005 Quill Award-Winning P book, Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein takes a reader into the world of Runny Babbit and his friends (Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, etc) who speak a crazy language of their own in a series of poems and illustrations. This book would be best used as a CR as students explore the topsy-turvey language used by Mr. Silverstein. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool UDL 8.3 with EL 14 would be great to use with a CR book as students foster their skills in collaboration and community to read the poems at a slower pace. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/runny-babbit-b... is a helpful resource to use for teachers as it provides an instruction-based outline with learners‘ extension to support all students. 4mo
Tinks Seems like a cute book to read. Wondering if all the pages are like the cover... 🤔 😉 4mo
DrSpalding Good luck with choral reading this title! It is a tongue twister. You would need to read it at a slower pace for sure. 2mo
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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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Winning the Hal Clement and Dorothy Canfield Fisher awards, The Hunger Games book 1 is a SF novel that is near and dear to my heart and I feel would be a great addition to an elementary classroom. Revolving around a girl named Katniss who lives in District 12 under the Capital‘s rule in a nation that lies in the ruins of North America, readers follow her journey taken as she volunteers as tribute in a “fight to the death” match. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool This book would be best used as a LC to promote a deeper understanding of the book‘s text features. UDL 3.2 with EL 6 would be a great pair to use for the LC as the students are presented with highlighted features and the teacher can continually monitor student comprehension. 4mo
TristanPool https://www.lacoe.edu/portals/0/lacoe/jcs/hunger%20games%20curr.%20guide.pdf is a great resource to use as it provides a weekly lesson overview aligned with standards that can be easily transformed and transferred to an elementary classroom. 4mo
DrSpalding Like the divergent series, the series is certainly not for elementary age students but truly makes you think! Quality middle and high school reads! 2mo
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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The B/NF, Caldecott winner picture book, Finding Winnie, is an cute and true story of a bear who was rescued by a man named Harry Colebourn in 1914, taking a journey from Canada to England. Finally, she ends up in a London Zoo where she befriends a real boy named Christopher Robin. This book would work best in a RT as students immerse themselves in the life of Winnie. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/finding-winnie-true-story-world‘... is a great resource to use to promote a better understanding of Winnie‘s story. UDL 3.1 with EL 4 can be paired with Finding Winnie as students begin to uncover the true story of a real-life bear versus the cartoon Winnie the Pooh they came to love and grow up with. 4mo
MarkZalewski This is really cute, loved Pooh when I was younger so I should check this out! 4mo
Jewelwinkler This book seems so adorable! I bet the children in class would love this, especially if you showed them Disney's version after. 4mo
JennaMichelleCohn Finding Winnie!!!!!! Such a cute little bear. 4mo
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From Caterpillar to Butterfly | Deborah Heiligman, Deobrah Heiligman
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The NF book, From Caterpillar to Butterfly, focuses on the life cycle of a butterfly and all the ins and outs that come with the big transformation! This book would be best presented in a CR as students reinforce their knowledge on the cycle. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/life-cycle-of-a-butterfly/ is a perfect lesson plan as it dives more into the transformation from Caterpillar to Butterfly using a graphic and key words. UDL 5.2 with EL 30 offers students with the ability to construct aids to identify the provided concept of transforming from a small caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. 4mo
alexblanco This would be a great book to read because it incorporates language arts and science! You could also get caterpillars and watch them grow into butterflies for a fun project for this book. 4mo
Jewelwinkler This book would be great for students to learn about how transformations happen within people as well. I really like NF books about animals because it really ties into the core subject of science. 4mo
kgarzon Picture books that explicitly show scientific processes such as a caterpillar becoming a butterfly are a great choice for the classroom! 4mo
DrSpalding This post seems to be missing a few required elements. 2mo
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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“And she loved a little boy very, very much - even more than she loved herself.” Diving into the realm of F/P, The Giving Tree is a heartwarming story, perfect for any S in an elementary classroom. It is aimed towards a tree willing to sacrifice everything she has to provide for and love a small boy who one day grows into a old man. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/giving-tree provides resources designed around The Giving Tree that can be used for whole group instruction and individual work. UDL 3.2 with EL 15 provides students with the opportunity to highlight patterns in a story to promote and enhance comprehension. 4mo
CPettersen A classic story! I loved reading this book as a kid. Great post 4mo
AleciaM This is a great book for children and losts of good ideas in it. 4mo
DrSpalding Keep using reading is fundamental as a resource. Nice alignment. 2mo
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Dia de Los Muertos | Roseanne Greenfield Thong
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The NF picture book, Día De Los Muertos, immerses students in the heat of Latin American culture celebrating the lives of departed family and friends. This book would be useful in a DR as students experience a Mexican background..decorating sugar skulls, cooking tamales, and more. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/dia-de-los-muertos/ provides opportunities to dive deeper into the meaning of Día De Los Muertos with full group activities. UDL 8.3 with EL 11 provides students with the opportunity to learn more about cultures around them in a more meaningful aspect. 4mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent book to incorporate into a social studies unit! 2mo
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Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart
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Who Was Walt Disney? is a B chapter book on the life of the man who created Mickey Mouse. This book would be a wonderful addition to any classroom library as it pertains to a real-life individual who made something big for himself. This book would work best in LC when researching certain individuals. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool Additional resources, such as memory games and word searches can be found in https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/who-was-walt-disney.
UDL 7.1 with EL 16 paired with Who Was Walt Disney? promotes choice when reading and a variety of resources to enhance comprehension.
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DrSpalding Children living in Central Florida should know about this amazing man! What an excellent biography to use. Beyond memory games and word searches, your resource has much more to offer to truly enhance comprehension. 2mo
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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The F picture book, The Polar Express, is a holiday classic - going from the perspective of a young boy holding on tightly to his lively spirit with the most special gift of all from the jolly man himself! Winning the Gold Caldecott Award, this book would make an excellent addition to a classroom library and could be told through an AS. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool Link: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/polar-express-... is a great resource to use when planning out an author study and or a fun winter read aloud for students in the PreK-2 grades. 5mo
TristanPool UDL 5.2 use multiple tools for construction and comprehension with EL 8 use direction instruction is perfect with the Lesson Plan provided as the teacher is able to dive deep to ensure success among students as they step into the shoes of author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg and retell his story in the form of words or video formats. 5mo
Tinks I love, love, love this movie. However, I have yet to have the pleasure in reading the book. My daughters and I make it a tradition to watch it every holiday and then some... I think you did a great job in your post. 5mo
DrSpalding Hopefully many children will be hearing this story around this time of year. This author has many fantastic award-winning books and should be part of your classroom library. 2mo
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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The award winning Gold Caldecott F picture book, Where The Wild Things Are, is a great addition for any elementary classroom, especially if they have some wild ones! Being sent to bed without supper one night, little Max takes an adventure of a lifetime to where the Wild Things are where he can be in charge and do whatever he wants; However, Max soon realizes what he really wants most of all. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool Where The Wild Things Are would be best read in PR‘s as the language is simple and easy to understand. Link: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/where-wild-things-are is a great resource to use for a classroom lesson plan as it provides an interactive activity kit and read-alouds. 5mo
TristanPool UDL 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of information with EL 16 integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities go hand-in-hand with the provided link as students can interact with one another to complete activities and have another form of seeing and reading the text through an online read-aloud. 5mo
CPettersen One of my favorite picture books! The art in it is amazing. Loved that you picked this! 5mo
DrSpalding Your summaries are concise yet thorough. This is a classic! Share it with your students… But I have a feeling you already have! 2mo
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Creepy Carrots, written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown is a F book that dives into the world of a small rabbit named Jasper who LOVES CARROTS! This innocent story turns sour quickly as Jasper begins to realize that Creepy Carrots are after him. Awarded the Silver Caldecott Award, this picture book is perfect for a Halloween RT. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool From TN Kindergarten Teacher, Mr. Greg, comes a perfect unit on Creepy Carrots involving Literacy, Math, Art, and STEM activities: https://thekindergartensmorgasboard.com/2018/10/creepy-carrots.html 5mo
TristanPool UDL Principle 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships with EL 15 reinforce key ideas you present again and again can successfully guide a classroom during the reading as the students try to uncover the author and illustrator‘s reasoning behind the text and unusual illustrations. (edited) 5mo
Lrobertson I love your lesson you attached! I saved it to my bookmarks for the future!!!! 5mo
DrSpalding This is a fun read aloud especially around Halloween! Helpful resource guide! 2mo
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The Ugly Duckling | Jerry Pinkney
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This TL picture book portrays the life of an odd duckling that undergoes a series of hard obstacles that one day become worth it. Bringing this Silver Caldecott Honor picture book into a elementary classroom library and providing an opportunity to S as a class would bring to the table a chance to better understand the importance of gaining patience to some day soon discover and appreciate one‘s own true beauty. #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool To better understand one‘s journey to finding their unique qualities, here is a link of activities from Scholastic that promotes Comparing and Contrasting and early reading: https://teachables.scholastic.com/teachables/books/the-ugly-duckling-lesson-plan... 5mo
TristanPool UDL 7.2 optimize relevance, value, and authenticity with EL 45 use Venn diagrams to compare and contrast can best be supported through The Ugly Duckling as a way to find similarities and promote the vast amount of unique differences in the classroom setting. 5mo
DrSpalding This story is one that all young children should hear. The message is so important. You found a helpful resource. Nice universal design and English learner alignment. 2mo
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Martin‘s Big Words is a B that can promote a sense of acceptance towards diversity into a classroom. This picture book was awarded the Silver Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the best Illustrated Children‘s book in 2001. MLK Jr. has a dream and that dream is to unite the “Blacks” and “Whites” in a bond so strong they call each other brother and sister. “Love is the key to the problems of the world.” -MLKJr #UCFLAE3414F19

TristanPool This book would be a great opportunity to do RA as the students are able to actively engage and discuss with the teacher and peers on the importance of MLK Jr‘s message and how it can affect their own lives in the present day. An activity to extend discussion can be found here: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... (edited) 5mo
TristanPool UDL principle 9.3 develop self-assessment and reflection with EL 3 encourage self-talk (positive thinking) can be utilized during discussion to effectively think and eventually write out their own “big” words and dreams that they would love to accomplish one day. (edited) 5mo
DrSpalding What a lovely quote! This biography can be used to complement a social studies unit and can of course be read during Black history month to share the amazing work of MLK Junior. 2mo
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The Nightmare Before Christmas is a TL book that transports a student reader into the alternative world of Halloweenland. The overall message of this book ranges from Collaboration, Open Communication, etc. Jack Skellington is bored of scaring & wants to spread cheer, so he arranges Santa‘s kidnapping to replace him. By the end, Santa helps Jack realize that Halloween is the right place for him.
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TristanPool **rest of post** This book would be best RA, using Pearson‘s teacher notes to effectively predict/discuss events that could occur or have occurred. Link: https://www.pearson.ch/download/restricted/PRANSWERKEYS/9781447967460_TN_Nightma... UDL principles 3.3 & 8.3 regarding guiding information processing & fostering collaboration along with EL 2 & 6 promoting cooperation (small groups) & continually monitoring comprehension... (edited) 5mo
TristanPool **rest of post** ...can be accomplished through this picture book. (edited) 5mo
DrSpalding Tim Burton certainly has fans! This picture book was of course turned into a movie and will surely be on TV very soon. Helpful resource and concise summary. 2mo
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