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VictoriaG

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“Shadow itself has no shadow.” Shadow is an interesting P book that is translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown. This Caldecott winning book described in short poems what a shadow is and does.This book can be used for CR or RA. https://www.steamsational.com/shadow-activities/ is a great resource that helps students explore their own shadows. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG https://www.steamsational.com/shadow-activities/ is a great resource that helps students explore their own shadows. Comparing what we learned in the story with our own experiences helps us achieve UDL 3.1-Activate or supply background knowledge. When starting the project it would also be good to implement ESOL List the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a
presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard.
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amandar This seems like such an interesting book! I‘ve never heard of it before but will be looking into it now, thank you! 2y
DrSpalding What a wonderful book for use in your science curriculum! Award winner! 2y
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Brown Girl Dreaming is an inspiring NF text written by Jacqueline Woodson about her time growing up in the late 1960‘s early 1970‘s in New York and South Carolina. This Coretta Scott King award winner includes 7 poems about the struggles she faced with racism and the coming of the Civil Rights Movement. This book would be great for IR or RA. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/onebook/obop18/docs/BrownGirlDreaming_Le.... This source shares some amazing discussion questions and assessment links for teachers to implement. UDL 2.4-Promote understanding across languages is important to be used here as well as 3.1-Activate or supply background knowledge. I also think that ESOL strategy Use preview/review activities goes well with the source provided.
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carolinem I want to read this book so I‘m going to add this to my stacks 2y
DrSpalding Helpful resource! While this is considered non-fiction, when it is a memoir it actually would fall under a more specific genre. What is it? 2y
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Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey
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Blueberries for Sale is a RF story that my mother and I read a lot together when I was a child. I read this book and memories of all my blueberry picking trips came flooding back into my memory and I found a new love for Sal and her blueberry picking ways.This Caldecott winner would be used very well as a RA. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/blueberries-sa... UDL 8.2- Vary demands and resources to optimize challenge is great for the source attached with the relation to other subjects such as math. This is great with ESOL Place language in a meaningful context.
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DrSpalding Because this was written so long ago and the content would be considered well in the past, what genre? Scholastic is a quality resource you should continue to use and I like that you were thinking of using books like this to integrate into other content areas like mathematics. 2y
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The Good Egg | Jory John
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The Good Egg is an amazing F story written by Jory John. I cried the first time I read this book because I saw myself as the egg. I then proceeded to tell all my friends about the Egg who loves being good and helping others, but after helping so much he cracked. He had to take some time to let himself heal and realized that he didn‘t have to take care of everyone, much like I had to learn. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG My friends will now reference the book if they see me wearing myself thin to help others and they will tell me that my shell is cracking and that I‘m not being a good egg to myself. I think this book is great for CR, RA or AS. 2y
VictoriaG https://www.counselorkeri.com/2019/02/16/the-good-egg-activities/ is a wonderful site geared to help counselors and teachers teach on control and self care. I can use UDL 7.3- Minimize threats and distractions by teaching the students about self care. I would also use ESOL Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again. 2y
Brennap Aw I love this so much it looks like such a cute book! 2y
DrSpalding I too can relate to the egg! Helpful resource and great idea to use this as choral reading a read aloud or an author study! 2y
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The Day the Crayons Quit is a F book written by Drew Daywalt and is a NY Times Bestseller. This book is a series of letters written to Duncan by his crayons and is great for S or RA. http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/day-crayons-quit-activities/ is an awesome site that offers educators already made lesson plans and links to standards. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG This book and activities are great for UDL 3.2- Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. I also think ESOL strategy Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant as I read the book.
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Ryan_R I have loved this book ever since Dr. Spalding read it to us. I think relationships is a huge area to highlight. Nice work! 2y
Brennap I think kids would find this book hilarious and its just a fun book to read! I mean who knew crayons would get tired of doing their job. 2y
DrSpalding This book belongs in your classroom library for a variety of reasons! Nice post and positive feedback from your peers. 2y
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If You Give a Cat a Cupcake | Laura Joffe Numeroff
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If You Give a Cat a Cupcake is a great F story in the “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” series. I absolutely loved this book, especially because I love cupcakes and how the sprinkles lead to so much more fun! This would be a great SR or S for the class.
https://www.thechaosandtheclutter.com/archives/if-you-give-a-cat-a-cupcake-activ... offers fun activities to go along with the book! #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy1mncjIsTQ is great to accomplish UDL 1.1-Offer ways of customizing the display of information. ESOL strategy Record your lectures, presentations, or stories on audiotape, especially for new students who have very limited exposure to English. The YouTube read along is the perfect addition for ESOL students.
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Tabitha_H I haven‘t seen this one yet ! I love these books ! This look like a very cute RA or IR for our early Elementary students. 2y
DrSpalding I like that you used a different book in this series! Great idea to include a video and tie your universal design and English learner strategies to it. Well done. 2y
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The Greedy Python | Richard Buckley
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The Greedy Python is a RF about exactly what the title says. A hungry python learns his lesson about eating all sorts of different animals and how it makes him feel. I think this book is great for an AS as Eric Carle is such an amazing author. This is a link to an author study already made about Eric Carle that can be an example to students. https://create.piktochart.com/output/44916549-hadassa-jeanlouis-author-study-2. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG I think this utilizes UDL 3.1- Activate or supply background knowledge. It also reaches ESOL Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities where students will study Eric Carle and his work not only as an author but also illustrator. 2y
KatiaP The book looks interesting! I also loved that you added a classmates piktochart that was a great idea! 2y
DrSpalding How kind of you to use Hadassa‘s lovely author study resource. This is a less known book by Mr. Carle. Good choice. (edited) 2y
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Elephants Never Forget | Anushka Ravishankar
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Elephants Never Forget is a wonderful RF about family whether you look like them or not. In this story, the buffalo saved an elephant and they became family. In the end, you have to see whether the elephant stays with the family he found or the family he looks like. I have an obsession with elephants so I enjoyed this very much! I think that this could be used well for a CR in class. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG There are many fun onomatopoeias in the story that are great to enjoy with students. This book sharing is great for UDL 8.3- Foster collaboration and community. This is also great for ESOL strategy Use direct instruction: Modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and show how to use it. 2y
VictoriaG This site gives easily understood information about elephants to give a better understanding to students. https://elephantcountry.org/sites/default/files/2016-07/Elephants%20Never%20Forg...

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ValeriaCastaneda23 Ugh I love the picture! A plushie is always the way to go when posting about the book! I‘m excited to learn more about this book 2y
DrSpalding Cute image and what a great idea to include a resource that extends the learning about the content from the book. 2y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This RF book is told from the perspective of an amazingly artistic silverback gorilla who lives in the exit 8 big top mall and video arcade. He tells about his experiences with Stella and Ruby the elephants and his friends Julia and Bob. The newbery winner is great for PR or LC. This book is being turned into a movie and is great for UDL 2.5- Illustrate through multiple media. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG A great ESOL strategy is Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts because the book also has a glossary in the beginning. https://thesuperheroteacher.com/2019/12/using-hands-on-activities-and-resources-... This site offers hands on activitities to use as well as where you can buy an interactive notebook to go along with the story.
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DrSpalding Be sure to consult the publisher and author before consulting outside resources. I do like the idea of an interactive notebook. While the story was based in truth, Ivan, Bob… Are animals that talk. What is the correct genre? 2y
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Kisses from Katie had me in tears more than once as Katie Davis wrote about her story of being 22 and a mother to 13 beautiful Ugandan girls. Katie went on a short term mission trip to Uganda where she fell in love with the people and beautiful country. This B tells of her story learning to trust God in every situation, especially as she was running her own ministry and being a single mother to 13 girls. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG I would use this book as an IR meeting UDL principle 7.1- Optimize individual choice and autonomy. This book also covers ESOL strategy- Maintain a library of supplementary books and workbooks written in simple English, which offer additional illustrations for problems. 2y
VictoriaG I read this book during my trip to Africa and it only made the dream of living there even more real for me. The best website I could find for this book is https://amazima.org/blog/ where katie posts blogs and you can learn about the ministry happening in Uganda.
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VictoriaG It‘s no wonder that this book landed itself in The NY Times Bestseller List! 2y
Brennap Yes this looks like a must read for my self then to my future library! 2y
DrSpalding What a lovely post! I have added this biography to my stack. Do you still dream of living in Africa? 2y
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a well known TL. James Marshall retold and illustrated this story winning the Caldecott honor. This book is neither too boring or too intense, this story is just right to share with students as a RT. I think this fun story about Goldilocks finding the three bears home and finding her right fit is a great way to cover UDL principle 7.2-Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG The RT also covers ESOL Promote cooperation (small groups).
I think this link is a great tool especially for the students doing a readers theatre! https://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/teddy/mbearbag.html
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ValeriaCastaneda23 Always loved this book because people would call me Goldie Locks as a child! I can relate to her wanting to sleep everywhere as well Lol! 2y
DrSpalding I like how you have added the award and have selected high-quality books. Readers theater with props enhances fluency and a love for reading. 2y
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White Water: Inspired by a True Story | Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein, Shadra Strickland
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“The same pipe fed both fountains! Two fountains. Two signs. But the same water in both.” This HF book of White Water is inspired by a true and upsetting story. To think about our country separating water fountains because of color and all the hate that was shown and still can be shown today is hard to comprehend. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG This story is a great reminder that there is the same water in both fountains and using this as a RA in a classroom is a great way to discuss these issues. UDL 3.3-Guide information processing and visualization. ESOL- Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge.
https://achievethecore.org/page/3043/white-water-with-companion-text-set is a great teacher tool to teach this book!
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DrSpalding Be sure your post includes a bit more of what the resource has to offer. Nice alignment to English learner and universal design principles. Looks like a wonderful read aloud to include in social studies instruction. 2y
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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That‘s Some Pig! (As always, the book was better). Charlotte‘s Web is a F story about Wilbur and how Charlotte saved his life by writing words in her webs. This story pulls at the heart strings as you see the barn animals grow together as a family and take care of each other. E.B. White earned the Newbery award for this “terrific” and “radiant” piece of work that I think would be used well as a GR. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG UDL 9.1-Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. ESOL- Teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, time lines, ect. https://www.weareteachers.com/charlottes-web-activities/
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SequoiaC123 I have seen the movie, but I never read the book. You speak so highly of it that I may have to! 2y
VictoriaG @SequoiaC123 yes you must!! I think it makes a difference in the love for the story!! 2y
Tabitha_H I read this book in my first RED class in a LC and it was great to be able to talk about the meaning of the dialogue. 2y
DrSpalding We are teachers is such a great resource. I love that Tabitha read this book as a literature circle option in her RED course! 2y
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Magic School Bus Inside the Earth | Joanna Cole, Mike Cole
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The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth is another amazing field trip with Ms.Frizzle and her class. This is a great SF book to share with students when learning about Earth Science and the fun of rocks. A fun way to present this during reading or science time is through a RT. UDL 8.3- Foster collaboration and community. ESOL-Offer a variety of reference materials at the students‘ instructional level
for independent use. #UCFLAE3414SP20

VictoriaG This Teacher Pay Teacher link is filled with some great ideas pulled right from the book! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Magic-School-Bus-Inside-the-Earth-16...
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DrSpalding Some may consider this science fiction but really it is more fantasy than anything! This series is one that brings back many memories! The body of the text is fantasy and then there are many facts included. This is an example of a hybrid! 2y
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Hilda Must Be Dancing | Karma Wilson
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Have you ever tried to find what your “thing” is or struggle sharing your joyous hobbies? Hilda Must Be Dancing is a fun F book about Hilda the Dancing Hippo who through an easy read finds the joy in her hobby and how to share it with others. This book is great for DR. UDL 9.2- Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies.ESOL- Incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum

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DrSpalding Expand on your resources a bit more. This looks like a great option for dramatic reenactment or storytelling! 2y
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Frankencrayon | Michael Hall
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Michael Hall wrote an amazing F story that is PERFECT for a Halloween RA or RT. This is a theatrical production of crayons and their story that gets ruined by the scribble... assetlibrary.supadu.com had an awesome Frankencrayon activity already created for students and teachers. UDL 3.1 to activate or supply background knowledge is a great accompany you the original Frankenstein. ESOL 5.2. #ucflae3414sp20

Agavitt1 I checked out the activity you listed and it seems like it would be a lot of fun to do in class! 2y
KatiaP This is probably a helpful book to help children learn to not scribble. Sounds like a super cute story to read around Halloween time. 2y
KarliCrean Ugh! I love all the crayon books, but i have not read that one yet. I am putting this book on my list to read 2y
DrSpalding You let me borrow this one! It is a very cute story and one that I could see you using in an entire unit on crayons! There‘s so much you could do! Literacy, science… And go to the Crayola Factory on a field trip! 2y
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This Charlie Brown ‘Cyclopedia by Funk and Wagnalls is based in the amazing characters of Charles Schultz. This is a NF actual encyclopedia based on the human body that teaches about cells, bones, muscles, teeth and so much more. This is a great IR for students, especially when studying the human body. This is great for UDL 2.1 clarify vocabulary and symbols and ESOL 3.3 effective use of resources and technology. #ucflae3414sp20

VictoriaG The site I looked at for this was YouTube explaining how to read an encyclopedia! 2y
amandar I really like this pick! How interesting, a Charlie Brown style encyclopedia. I think it‘s definitely less intimidating to kids than regular encyclopedias. This can be a great resource for young students doing research assignments. 2y
DrSpalding Yes to independent reading and yay to Charlie Brown! A classic. 2y
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This amazingly fun RF book is a great PR, or RA to learn the days of the week and life cycle of a caterpillar. It earned the American Institute of Graphic Arts award in 1970 and was part of the NY Times ten best picture books of the year citation, 1969. This book teaches the days of the week as a caterpillar eats its way into its cocoon counting foods each day. A great UDL principle is 1.1 offering ways of customizing the display of information.

VictoriaG #ucflae3414sp20 Eric Carle‘s website has many interesting extensions to reading this book (and others he has). A great ESOL principal is 2.2 language acquisition and development. 2y
DrSpalding In class we discussed the genre of this particular book. It is not realistic because the caterpillar eats salami and ice cream and lollipops and so many other things in one day. This would not happen in the real world. What genre? 2y
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper is a RF book that pulls at the heart strings. The story is about 11 year old Melody with Cerebral palsy and overcoming the struggles in her life. This book would be great for LC in the class as students can read an amazing #1 NY times best seller. This book is great for UDL 3.2 highlighting critical features and ESOL 4, by incorporating students prior knowledge of cerebral palsy. #ucflae3414sp20

VictoriaG When looking at sharondraper.com I was able to find some awesome study guide topics questions that can be used in the literature circles or in GR. 2y
charlotteclancy Hi Victoria! I just reviewed a book from Sharon Draper as well! She has super awesome books that work so well for LC groups. I am interested in reading more of her books and hoping to give this one a read soon! 2y
DrSpalding I like the idea of guided reading with this particular text. Excellent job going straight to the author as she does have fabulous resources to best implement this book in your classroom. 2y
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F, Caldecott AW. Creepy Carrots, by Aaron Reynolds with pictures by Peter Brown,is definitely something you want to pull out during Halloween/story time in class. Jasper Rabbit just can‘t get enough carrots from Crackenhopper field, until they start following him.. read the book to see what happens! This is great book for RA and addresses UDL principles 8.3,2.1, & 3.1. #UCFLAE3414SP20

Keishla.O Oh my goodness, I love your bunny! This adds such a cute touch to your post about Jasper Rabbit‘s story. Hopefully your rabbit doesn‘t have the experiences Jasper did! 2y
VictoriaG @Keishla.O thanks so much!!! He‘s pretty cute, and just like Jasper he sure does love his carrots!! 2y
DrSpalding Your rabbit is adorable! Awesome image. Be sure to include the verbiage along with the code for the required universal design and English learner strategy. Only one each.🐇 2y
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KatiaP This is a great book and perfect for Halloween. Love your rabbit and great use of UDL standards! 2y
Kyleigh_J I love your review of this book, and especially how to read it to your rabbit with carrots! Too cute! I agree that this is a great Halloween book. 2y
Agavitt1 I love that you took the picture with your rabbit! So cute. I thought this book was great, and you had a very creative post! 2y
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