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YesseniaN

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Rapunzel | Paul O. Zelinsky
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This TL would be a great S to the class. Most of the students know the story or have seen the Disney version of the story. This would help with background knowledge when introducing this version. I would have the students pick a pivotal scene that makes a difference to the story and then draw it out. If they can draw it and perhaps write a couple of sentences to explain it, this would provide comprehension.
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YesseniaN Use this link to find information about the author: http://www.paulozelinsky.com/rapunzel.html
UDL illustrate through multiple media (2.5)
ESOL Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again
1mo
DrSpalding Going straight to the author is a wise choice. Make sure you elaborate on how the universal design and English learner strategies work with the teaching strategy and resource you selected. 13h
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So You Want to be President? | David Small, Judith St. George
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This NF short novel explains what it takes to be president. It also shows past presidents with fun cartoons and great explanations. IR would provide great support for projects and presentations. Besides the students creating projects they could also connect it to a history lesson. This topic could be introduced with its Voting season and explaining it to students. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN UDL Proving another means of representation: https://vimeo.com/127741388 video of the book being read with animations.
ESOL Explaining the text as you read to clarify vocabulary.
1mo
kradebaugh I am such a history buff. I think this is one I will have to go get for my library. 1mo
JRone This book would be a great book to use if you were teaching a lesson on the different presidents and what they are in charge of doing during their presidency. 1mo
Alexush This was a book i chose it was hilarious and informative. The kids will love the bath tub picture! (edited) 1mo
DrSpalding This is a picture book and a great one for reading aloud or providing as an independent read/research resource during a social studies unit about the presidents. 13h
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This F picture book is a great book to introduce the spring season, or animals, or friendship. IT is a friendship between a mouse and a rabbit, how far will you go for your friends? This is a great read for young readers trying to make friends. A lesson to follow up with this story could be for the students to come up with their own examples of going above for friendship. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN fun activity https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/my-friend-rabbit-word-search
UDL Clarify vocabulary and symbols (2.1)
ESOL Continually monitor students‘ comprehension
1mo
DrSpalding As you have noted, this would be a great book for teaching about the seasons. I like that you were thinking about how quality children‘s literature can be used in other content areas. Make sure you elaborate on your teaching strategies and principles/English learner strategies. 13h
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This is Not My Hat | Jon Klassen
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This F picture book is one of my favorites so far doing Litsy posts! This little fish has courage and is a bit mischievous. He takes a big fish's hat and tries to run away or hide in order to keep the hat. I believe a group of students would have fun creating an RT. The ending has me confused, so I will not spoil it! Let me know what you guys think of the ending. #ucflae3414f19

Erinehart Such a cute story! 1mo
YesseniaN UDL Promote understanding across languages (2.4)
ESOL I would ask questions throughout the story and see if the student can guess what happens next or explain what just happened in the text.
Here is a Youtube video of someone reading the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wLdNUabNp0
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DrSpalding There are several books about the hat! Use them to engage your students. They make wonderful read aloud‘s and storytelling options. 13h
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This F novel would be a great PR in class. It is about a mouse who is love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. If a mouse can love those things then maybe the students will learn to love those things too! The mouse goes on a journey that the students will love to follow along. I believe a story map would be a great activity to follow along and recap as they read together. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN UDL Foster collaboration and community (8.3)
ESOL Show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/genia-connell/2017/The-Tale-of-De...
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Alexush This is a great read and listen for kids. I had this book on audio as a child and my mom used to play it for me and my brothers. 1mo
DrSpalding This would be a partner reading option or a great literature circle in your future intermediate classroom. All of her books, I believe should be a part of your classroom library. She has picture books, transitional chapter books and award-winning novels. Scholastic is a high-quality resource. Continue using this in your future classroom. 13h
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Holes | Louis Sachar
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This F novel is a fun read that the students can then follow up within LC. It is about an unlucky teenage boy who goes to a juvenile corrections facility in the desert after being falsely accused of theft. The story goes into his family history, poisonous lizards, and friendship. Following up with the story I would have the students create a book trailer either digitally or comic book version and present it to the class. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN UDL: Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for
practice and performance (5.3)
ESOL: I would normally select a different novel for the LC that has the ESOL students but if using the same novel, I would be more involved with explaining the sequence of the story and explaining and symbolism.
You could also have the students complete activities based on the setting of the story or the animals included. activities provided in the link.
1mo
Erinehart Hands down one of my top five favorite books! 1mo
DrSpalding This would be a classic literature circle option. You could then use this to compare and contrast the movie with the book to aid comprehension. 13h
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This P book shows an array of poems in alphabetical order fragments of history. The photos bring the words to life and tell their own stories. I would love to bring this book into the classroom during Black History Month, or when you are introducing important figures in history. Due to its length and content, I would probably start the book off with RA and then let the students PR to have great conversations in between. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN UDL: Clarify vocabulary and symbols (2.1)
ESOL: Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups
Here is a link where students can meet the author and provide other background knowledge:
https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?aid=373
1mo
DrSpalding Again you were thinking of how you could use poetry in social studies! Do this 13h
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Red Riding Hood | James Marshall
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This TL picture book is a great storytelling strategy. Most students may already know the story so they will follow along easily. For those who may not have heard of the folktale, it will be captivating. After the storytelling, you can have copies of the book available for students to IR later on in the day/week. I would also have the students create a story map afterward. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN Classroom activity would be a story map, here are some examples: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:little%20red%20riding%20hood%2...
UDL: Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships (3.2)
ESOL: Reinforce the key ideas, explain sections of the story multiple times and ask questions.
1mo
DrSpalding As you noted, traditional literature is perfect for storytelling as it was meant to be told and has been passed down by word-of-mouth. This variant is a helpful option to have in your classroom to compare and contrast the original with this version. 13h
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Child of the Civil Rights Movement | Ral Coln, Paula Young Shelton
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This HF short novel is a great IR for young students. The novel is from a young girl's perspective during a time were white Americans and black Americans were at a divide. She had an activist father and a community of leaders all around her, including Uncle Martin (MLK). Not only could this be a great IR, but It could also be an RA during a history lesson. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN ESOL: Being able to provide literature to different subjects provides multiple forms of representations.
UDL: Provide options for Comprehension (3) Activate or supply background knowledge (3.1)
Link provides a lesson and writing component if used in a higher level class. http://www.usd116.org/ProfDev/AHTC/lessons/Burrus10/Burrus10.htm
1mo
Alexush I love history and reading this looks like a book I‘d really enjoy and so would a class 😊 1mo
DrSpalding Independent read or read aloud, this is a book to include in social studies instruction. 13h
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Who Is Jeff Kinney? | Patrick Kinney
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This B short novel is a great way to introduce students to famous figures. This is just one of a series of books you can have in your classroom library. It is a simplified version of traditional Biography information for young students. This could be used as an AS choice or IR for a project. It provides a lot of great information in unique ways related to the author (who wrote Dairy of a Wimpy Kid). #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN The teaching strategy would be primarily AS or book projects.
UDL: Provide options for Recruiting Interest (7)
Optimize individual choice and autonomy (7.1)
ESOL: I would add more materials, books, photos, stories, articles, and websites for the students to use for their Author Study or book project.
Link to purchase: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/jeff-kinney/
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DrSpalding I love that you noted this could be used as a book to complement an author study. These biographies can teach students about a variety of current day and historical figures. 13h
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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This NF this a fun picture book to share with the class in a RA. The fun facts about animals and how big or small they are will build the interest of young readers. This would be great following up learning about animals after a science lesson on animals. For an ESOL strategy, I would sit in a small group with the students and go over the facts again for comprehension, not memorization. #ucflae3414

YesseniaN UDL principle: Promote understanding across languages (2.4)
As a classroom activity, I would suggest having the students do some research either on the computer or at a school library on an animal and have them write at least three facts and draw a picture. http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/readers_guides/pdfs/JenkinsGuide.pdf
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DrSpalding This is narrative nonfiction at its best. What a great book to incorporate math and language arts. Going to the publisher is a wise choice. Their resources truly show you how to integrate these quality titles into your classroom instruction. 13h
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This F book would be the best DR for young readers. The story is about a giant mooncake that Little Star's mom made for her. She asks her, daughter, not to eat it all too fast. By night after night, Little Star eats the moon cake until it is all gone! The students would have a blast reenacting this story. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN As a classroom activity, I would create a story map on the whiteboard in just words. Afterward I would ask the class to create a story map with pictures. ESOL strategy offering multiple means of representation for the same information. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=57535
UDL principle: Use multiple tools for construction and composition (5.2)
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JRone This is an awesome book to learn to moon phases! Students would love this and would have fun recreating for sure. You could even do it with oreos as a fun activity and treat for them! 2mo
fabozzia This is a great post! I love your idea of class activities after reading this book! 2mo
DrSpalding Dramatic reenactment and science! Yummy food… This is a wonderful post. 13h
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Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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This RF book opens the hearts of many! What a great gift, giving can be. This would be a great RA during the holiday season (Thanksgiving). It is a great story about a sweet woman who cooks a stew that has a delicious smell that travels. One by one people knocks on her door to have some! Read the story to see what happens next. ESOL strategy talk with the class on the sequence of the book. Come up with great building questions. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN UDL principle: Promote expectations and beliefs that
optimize motivation (9.1)
Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies (9.2)
Click the link for an example of a story map: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=60275
2mo
Jewelwinkler Im really interested to read this book! I have heard really good things so far. 2mo
alexblanco I think the UDL principles you chose were great for the book! This seems like such a heartwarming book. 2mo
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maciforster This seems like a great book, I can‘t wait to read it for my own post!! The story map looks like a great activity as well. 2mo
kradebaugh I think this is really cute book. This would be a great book to read in class 2mo
Tinks Really nice post. I would definitely add this to my future classroom library. 1mo
DrSpalding This is a heartwarming story and I am happy you enjoyed it! Read aloud, interactive read aloud, choral reading response… Use this book in your classroom in a variety of ways to share the important theme of community and helping one another. 13h
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Owen | Kevin Henkes
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This F book is a super sweet PR for young readers. It is about a mouse who has a favorite blanket that he takes EVERYWHERE and to do EVERYTHING. His mom and dad can't seem to get Owen to let it go, so mom comes up with the best solution for when it is time to start school. I believe having the students read this story in pairs will better give them a chance for discussion.
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YesseniaN Letting the children read together in pairs will increase discussion habits and share ideas/thoughts. As the children read the teacher can stop by the ESOL students and follow up with questions and connections to make sure everyone understands.
UDL principle: Foster collaboration and community (8.3)
Click on the link for activities, worksheets, and book purchase: https://kevinhenkes.com/mouse-books/owen-book/
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cassandram Very interesting book! Definitely would want this book at my preschool for those children struggling to give up their blankets/pacifiers. 2mo
CPettersen This sounds really cute! I definitely want to read this! The art style is so cute! 2mo
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JennaMichelleCohn This whole collection by Kevin Henkel is amazing: Chrysanthemum, Angelina, etc. when I had pet mice, I named them after his characters. His stories are so well written and have such great positive messages, chrysanthemum specifically! Love that one! 2mo
kradebaugh Love love this book. So cute so much fun. 2mo
DrSpalding This author has so many wonderful books with beloved mice characters. I have a feeling your little one will enjoy Henkes books in the future. Share them with him. ❤️ (edited) 13h
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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This RF picture book is about the adventures of Peter on a snow day. He learns what snow has to offer when you walk in, how it disappears, and all that it offers. It is a great book to choose when talking about the elements in a classroom. I would also read this as CR. UDL principle: Activate or supply background knowledge (3.1). ESOL Strategy: Explain the parts of the story as you read. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN Visit this link for a classroom activity. https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/lesson-plan/the-art-of-snow/
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fabozzia This is a great book! Also, it gives some insight for children who have never had the opportunity to see snow, which I‘m sure they will love! 2mo
DrSpalding Reading this book chorally could work. It‘s amazing that this book was written so long ago but can be used in the current day classroom to teach science concepts and information about the seasons. 13h
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This SF novel is a great IR for the students who are above grade level. It leads you into this alternate view of living where someone is controlling everything you do, including your future. The books are part of a 4 book series that leaves you hanging on the tips of your toes wanting to read the next one! I'm sure once you have your students reading one book they will be begging for the next! Just as I did when I read the series. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN The link below provides classroom discussion guides and so much more: https://veronicarothbooks.com/classroom/
The UDL: Provide multiple means of Engagement through Develop self-assessment and reflection (9.3)
ESOL strategy: If you have a student who can read this level of text but struggles with some comprehension I suggest doing a book club center where at least one other student is reading the same book to discuss main events and key factors.
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JRone I remember reading this book and the series when I was in school. I really enjoyed it and read it multiple times. Your ESOL strategy would definitely be effective! 2mo
Tinks I enjoyed this trilogy very much. So much so, that I wouldn‘t mind reading it again. Nice post. 2mo
DrSpalding This is a powerful science-fiction series that is meant for middle and high school students. I enjoyed reading this as an adult as well. The content requires and elicits conversation on important societal topics. 13h
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This F Picture book themed in the season of Halloween is a great read for fall. The students are involved and they are familiar with the season. I would love to have a “bucket“ or display of books for each season and add this to the collection. The students may choose this as an IR. The story displays five pumpkins completing a series of events that are both silly and relatable. Such a great Read! #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN You can visit the author and illustrator on the link below, it also includes activities the students can participate in. http://www.petethecatbooks.com/meet-the-author-illustrator/
UDL principle: Provide multiple means of Representation through Optimize individual choice and autonomy (7.1)
An ESOL strategy would be to review the book with the student after giving the student some time to attempt to read and understand the text.
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sbombasi I have yet to read Pete the cat series! This sounds like a wonderful idea to incorporate for different seasons that the book is themed to. Great website resource too! 2mo
DrSpalding Pete the cat is an excellent addition to your classroom library. All of the books have a positive message that you can use to provide a positive and pleasurable reading experience in your primary classroom. Nice alignment to universal design principles. What is the English learner strategy number? 13h
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This F picture book is a great way to bring fun into the classroom. Perhaps it is testing a week or in between lessons this RA would be great to share with students. Teachers could even bring brownies and icecream to class to enjoy after reading the book. The silly adventures that could arise if you give a mouse a brownie will have the students laughing and engaged. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN An activity/lesson that teachers can do is a sequencing chart. This activity can be completed after reading to the class and going over the parts of the book as a whole. To find charts already completed you can use this website or create your own with construction paper. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:if%20you%20give%20a%20mouse%20...
UDL principle Provide multiple means of Representation.
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YesseniaN An ESOL strategy would be to go over the sequence of the book with the class, interactively, perhaps drawing out the first two steps on the whiteboard and working in groups to complete the rest of the activity. 2mo
Erinehart I remember growing up reading this book! Great for the younger crowd. 2mo
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Jgolub13 My students at ACE love this book. We watch the series on amazon prime for a special lunch every Friday. 2mo
leximcmillin I loved this book as a kid!!! Great activity you included!! 2mo
Camrynm This is an awesome children‘s book!!! Brings back great memories. 2mo
BRaulerson If you give a mouse series is always a hit when I read it to children! I love that the author has created other books with other scenarios the children are always anxious to read what happens! 2mo
katiehamlin I loved this book when I was younger! I like that you thought of bringing brownies and ice cream for the class. 2mo
alexblanco This book is a classic!! Most definitely going to be reading this book with my future kids! I love the activity also(: 2mo
JRone I love this series growing up. This book is for kids to read and it‘s an easy read. Watching the series that goes along with it could definitely make the kids enjoy it more! 2mo
Jewelwinkler I remember how much I like this book and the series. It‘s great that you mentioned that this book could be used during a week of testing because we all know how stressful that time is! 2mo
Tinks I‘m starting to like this author. Too cute. 1mo
DrSpalding These circle stories were meant to be read aloud! They are fantasy and yet you can make text to self connections as well. 13h
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This RF novel, Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina is a great being of age story. I recommend RA to a class at the beginning of the school year so children can make self to text connections right off the batt. This story is about a young girl Hispanic girl on a scholarship in a private school starting in 6th grade. She faces challenges in making friends, figuring out how to fit in, and faces family struggles. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN I believe creating a story map would be a great activity to complete with the students as you read aloud the book. Since it is a chapter book, it won't get completed in one classroom setting. This way the students can create a summary with pictures as they go along. https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=59025&lf_id=9
UDL: Provide options for Comprehension through Provide multiple means of
Representation.
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YesseniaN For an ESOL strategy, I suggest working in pairs or groups when creating the story map. This way the student isn't falling behind on comprehension and key points of the text. Also allowing the student to complete the story map at home if needing extra time. Perhaps allowing the student to have their own copy of the book to follow along. 2mo
Jgolub13 I‘m happy I chose this book for my LC. It is a fantastic book that should be more well known. 2mo
maciforster This book did seem interesting when we talked about it in class! I think it‘s a great idea for pairs when creating the story map depending on how you would pair them up! 2mo
DrSpalding This is a wonderful coming of age story. Realistic fiction helps students relate to the content. This one is multicultural and diverse. It not only incorporates a family struggles but also the issues students may have in school and how they can be handled. 13h
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This RF novel, Wonder by R.J. Palacio is perfect for students reading at a 5th-6th reading level. A great teaching strategy would be PR, being able to discuss what happened in the book with a peer will help students digest the information. This book gives an insight into how students who feel or look different enter the school year and all the struggles they face. It is also a great way to teach children how to be kind to others. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN This link provides classroom activities teachers can provide for their students. https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers. The UDL principles I would focus on the “why“ of learning since this book contains a lot of feelings, morals, and consequences. Providing that community of open expression and optimize individual choice and autonomy. 2mo
YesseniaN For an ESOL strategy speaking one on one with the student after reading a couple of pages and explaining how Auggie feels and then create a question of self to text with the student for comprehension. 2mo
Erinehart I think this is a great book to teach students to be kind to everyone. 2mo
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CPettersen I am going to be reading this one soon! Super excited to read it now! 2mo
haleyklein I posted this book as well, seeing a different perspective is refreshing! I like how you plan to help ESOL students by getting a personal understanding on how they feel! 2mo
maciforster I saw the movie and loved it, I can‘t wait to read the book!! I think it‘s a great strategy to hse 2mo
DrSpalding Most of you that chose this as your independent literature circle option, used this particular resource. This book is so powerful in so many ways. I believe all teachers should read it and intermediate teachers should incorporate it into their instruction. So many lessons to be learned from this book. 13h
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