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This RF/TL book is such a great read for younger students in elementary grade. It‘s about a 10 year old named India Opal who found a lost scruffy dog inside the grocery store (Winn-Dixie). She ended up keeping the dog and named him Winn-Dixie. Throughout her time with Winn-Dixie, India was able to make friends with her neighbors as well. this book is good for an IR.

This book won the Newbery Award.

Author: Kate DiCamillo

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ally11301 https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/because-of-winn-dixie-lesson-plans This is a great resource because it has different ideas for lesson plans as well as other resources 3mo
sydneydaniels This is a classic! Love this story, and what a great resource! 3mo
KAdudu I love this book it brings back so many memories. 3mo
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Kcallihan I have actually never read this book, I‘ve only seen the movie! Your post was very concise and intriguing and made me very inclined to read it! I also really like your link you included, would definitely be very helpful! 3mo
MGrace15 I love this story! It‘s so good for being here in FL! Wonderful resource! @ally11301 3mo
Edenmonet I loved this book when I was in elementary school! My mom was a teacher so she would have me read the book before the movie and I‘m glad I read this book first. I really liked how you had a lot of different lesson plans to choose from! 3mo
Carinna.Chin Love this book!!! Very touching and sweet. 3mo
Mmw2478 I wish I could read this to my class but it makes me cry...so sweet! 3mo
ally11301 An ESOL strategy that would align to this book would be #38 because this way the student will take the book home and read a certain amount of pages/chapters on their own at home with their own pace. 3mo
ally11301 An UDL that would align would be 8.1 because this will help salience their goals and objectives by reading on their own and understanding the story. 3mo
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This F is such a cute book to do as a S! It‘s so funny yet so cute and easy to story-tell. This can be used closer to the Easter holiday to get students excited for Easter.

Author: Lucille Colando
Illustrator: Jared Lee

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Kcallihan I love this book!! I also agree it‘d be a great option for storytelling because I believe students would be very engaged! I like your idea about reading it closer to Easter, good job! 3mo
melindamcmullen84 These books are my absolute favorites! They are truly fun for all ages! The humor & silliness can bring out the kid in anyone! I love how these books have topics for a lot of seasons and holidays! 3mo
Zmohammad This is one of my favorite books! I use it often to engage my students who are struggling with fluency. 3mo
C.Austin @ally11301 These books are so funny! I‘ve read a couple of these books to kindergarteners and they love it! 3mo
DrSpalding Your posts required a bit more thorough knowledge of the book. This would be an amazing storytelling roundabout now 3mo
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Knuffle Bunny | Mo Willems
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This TL book won the Caldecott Award. It‘s such a realistic book about a child losing their favorite teddy bear. It was a cute book to read and kind of funny. Her first words happened to be “Knuffle Bunny”! This would be a good book to do as a RT.

Author: Mo Willems
Illustrator: Mo Willems

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ally11301 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/knuffle-bunny-... This website has a lesson plan that could be useful for this book (edited) 3mo
ally11301 An ESOL strategy that can be aligned to this book would be #15 which is to reinforce the key ideas presented again and again, such as when Trixie was blabbing and making a scene because she lost her teddy bear. It gave the idea that something was wrong which will help ESOL students! 3mo
ally11301 An UDL that aligns would be 3.1 because it gives background knowledge to kids who remembered having a teddy bear that they love/loved. 3mo
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Kcallihan I love this book! I think that the colorful images against the dark backdrop not only helps to emphasize the important parts in the story but also is entertaining for the children to look at. I love this book choice!! I think you picked a good UDL because most kids will he able to remember losing a stuffed animal/something important to them that they loved. 3mo
hkeiger No Willems is one of my favorites!! Definitely will read 3mo
DrSpalding This could make a wonderful, simple readers theater. You should create it! 3mo
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Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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This RF book is adorable. I love how it says the word “Omu” instead of grandma! The book even tells you how to pronounce Omu and the meaning. I find that great for ESOL students. This book is about sharing food with your neighbors with opened arms. This book would be best read as a RA. The book also won the Caldecott Honors Award.

Author: Oge Mora
Illustrator: Sasha Illingworth/ Angela Taldone

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ally11301 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilpFh4dTCjl this is such a great read aloud told by Bill! His voice is great and engaging! I love how he chances his voices. 3mo
ally11301 An ESOL strategy that applies well would be #4 because linking the topic to student‘s knowledge will help them understand the story a lot more. They could relate this book to their grandma or a family member! 3mo
ally11301 An UDL guideline would be 8.3 because this book helps the student with fostering collaboration and community. It shows them how just by sharing a meal can bring a community together. 3mo
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alexandracarpenter This book looks adorable! I love the reasoning behind your UDL guideline. 3mo
kelseymccormick I have not read this yet! What a great post! 3mo
Kcallihan This seems like such a cute story and am definitely going to add it to my must read pile!! 3mo
DrSpalding There are many beautiful read aloud options on YouTube. 3mo
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I'll Always Love You | Hans Wilhelm
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This TL book is so cute! It‘s about a dog and it‘s owner. The owner loves his dog, Elfie, very much. It‘s a super adorable book, it‘s very sad at the end though.

Author: Hans Wilhelm
Illustrator: Hans Wilhelm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtY3kyGzqjc
This is another video of the book being RA. It‘s a great read aloud to put in the projector during class.

ally11301 An ESOL strategy that aligns is #11 because death is such a big a meaningful context that students should start learning slowly. This book is about the dog passing at the end but that no matter what the owner will always love him. 3mo
ally11301 An UDL that aligns with this book would be 3.1 which is to activate or supply background knowledge. Some of the students will have some sort of background on the topic of death but this book will help emphasize that. 3mo
Zmohammad This is such a great book and I think using the UDL principle 3.1 to activate background knowledge is a great source to implement. 3mo
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WoodsKatie I need this book! I love your post and description. Great for a classroom library. Thank you for he great book suggestion! 3mo
JessicaRosell Books about love are my favorite! And even though it's about tradegy , children need a way to understand and deal with it. It's not only up to parents! It's up to us teachers as well! ♡ thanks for the book add! 3mo
Kcallihan This book looks so cute! I‘ve never heard of it before but I think it seems like a helpful way to teach kids how to handle a tragedy. Good post!! 3mo
DrSpalding This is such a sweet story… Sad yet sweet. 3mo
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Freedom in Congo Square | Carole Boston Weatherford
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This HF book won the Caldecott Honor Award. This book is great for when introducing slavery into the classroom. It‘s about all the hard work they had to do before the one day the had off which was a Sunday and they all met in Congo Square. This book is great because it has some vocabulary words in the back for ESOL students. It also has some background stories about Congo Square

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator: R. Gregory Christie

ally11301 https://littlebeebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/downloadable-activity_Free... This is a great resource because it has about 18 different questions about the book and activities for the students to do. 3mo
ally11301 Since the book has a few higher words and they have the definition in the back, an ESOL strategy that aligns would be #5. 3mo
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ally11301 An UDL that aligns well with this book would be 2.1 which is to clarify vocabulary and symbols. This will helps ESOL students understand the meaning of those words. 3mo
claireherman I love that this book has vocabulary included, this would be so great for ESOL! 3mo
C.Austin @ally11301 I‘m adding this to my TBR pile. The pictures look amazing! I agree with the aligning UDL Principle you included. 3mo
DrSpalding What a wonderful book to integrate into your social studies curriculum. 3mo
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Grandpa Green | Lane Smith
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This RF book is a must have in a classroom! It tells the story about a boy in a farm who had chicken pox who turned into a soldier and a gardener. The book is told by Grandpa Green‘s great-grandson. This book won the Caldecott Honor Award. I love the illustrations as well! Super cute book.

Author: Lane Smith
Illustrator: Lane Smith

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ally11301 https://sixtraitgurus.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/grandpa-green-by-lane-smith/ This resource provides 12 ideas for activities towards this book that could potentially be used for other books as well. 3mo
ally11301 An ESOL strategy that aligns with this book would be #16. Integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing activities will help the student along with knowing what the story is about. 3mo
ally11301 An UDL that aligns would be 3.3 which is guide information processing and visualization. This will help the student get an idea of the book by watching the illustrations. 3mo
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melindamcmullen84 What a cute looking story! A lot of great ideas on the website. I‘ll be adding this to the list of books I want! 3mo
Kcallihan This looks like such a cute book and I would love to read!! Your strategies align very well with the website and what you‘re wanting to teach from the book, good job!! :) 3mo
DrSpalding You have done a nice job aligning universal design and English learner principles. 3mo
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All Are Welcome | Alexandra Penfold
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This TL book is an absolute must have in a classroom! It‘s such a cute read for younger students. It is a New York Time‘s best seller. I would read it as a RA or GR preferably. It‘s about everyone being different and coming together during school.

Author: Alexandra Penfold
Illustrator: Suzanne Kaufman

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ally11301 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lztFGeGy0bU
This resource is a video of the book being Read Aloud! It‘s great to put in the classroom for ESOL students to listen and watch the illustrations.
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ally11301 An ESOL strategy that aligns would be #17 because it is great to provide contextual support through audio visuals (the video), models, demonstrations (the illustrations), realia, body language and facial expressions. 3mo
ally11301 An UDL that aligns would be 2.5 which is illustrating the reading through multiple media. 3mo
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audrey.wilson This book looks so cute! I agree that ESOL 17 works really well with this book! Great post, can‘t wait to read this. 3mo
C.Austin @ally11301 I have been wanting to read this book for a while. I think it would be a perfect book for the first day of school! 3mo
DrSpalding Most often, when I share a book in class, it becomes a favorite! Add this to your classroom library. 3mo
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Back of the Bus | Aaron Reynolds
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This NF book is adorable. The young boy tells the story about the day he was sitting in the back of the bus and Rosa Parks was sitting in the front. He tells everything that happened that day and how she was arrested. This is a great book to read as a RA during Black History Month and teach students about Rosa Parks and how things changed after that day.

Author: Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated by: Floyd Cooper

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ally11301 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMTvTJ2rJxU this is a great video to put up in class! It‘s a read aloud of the book, but it shows as you flip the page and all the illustrations. 3mo
ally11301 An UDL that would align would be 3.1 because it will activate or supply background knowledge about Rosa Parks 3mo
ally11301 An ESOL strategy would be #4 because I would link the students prior knowledge to the topic 3mo
MNelson98 I think it‘s super cool that this book has represents such a historic event from a different point of view. I can already tell that kids will enjoy reading this book and will learn quite a bit about black history. Great choice! 3mo
DrSpalding Another fantastic book to use in social studies. 3mo
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This F book is great for an IR. It has magic, dragons, and love. It is so much fun to read. It has such a creative plot that will enhance the readers mind. This book won the Newbery Medal as well.

Author: Kelly Barnhill

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https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ms-girlwhodrankthemoon.p...
This website is a great resource because it has some good discussion questions. It also gives some lesson ideas!

ally11301 An ESOL strategy that aligns with the book would be #7 so that using mapping and graphic organizing while reading in order to go back to it and remember the main parts of the book. 3mo
ally11301 An UDL strategy that aligns would be 9.3 because they will be self assessing while mapping and graphing about the book as well as reflecting upon their reading. 3mo
audrey.wilson I loved this book! Such a cute story, after reading it...no surprise that it won the Newbery! Great post. 3mo
melindamcmullen84 This is absolutely on my to read list! I loved my LC book but this was going to be my next choice! I just bought it last week! :) 3mo
MNelson98 I reallyyy enjoyed reading this book for LC‘s. It‘s full of mystery and excitement! Great choice! 3mo
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This P book is great for young readers learning about poetry as well as incorporating it towards Social Studies. The 80 poems take them through an imaginary visit all over the world. From Greenland to Canada to Alaska to the United States and much more! It‘s fascinating how creative and different all the poems are.

Author: James Berry
Illustrator: Katherine Lucas

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https://www.poetryinvoice.com/teachers/lesson-plans

ally11301 The link has great lesson plan ideas for any grade you choose. I love the fact that it also allows you to choose the specifics on what you‘d like to focus your poetry on. (edited) 3mo
ally11301 An ESOL strategy that aligns to this book would be #12 because the students might need help deciphering the meaning (or language) of the poems. The poems also deal with a content area, which is Social Studies. So every new poem will be from a different part of the world! I would need to teach them about that part of the world as the poems go. 3mo
ally11301 An UDL strategy that goes well with this book is 1.3 because using the pictures in this book helps students visualize the information from the poems as well as understanding poetry. 3mo
JessicaRosell I absolutely love poetry for children, it's one of the easier types of writing that children grasp. I also really like that your link supplied many lesson plan ideas that can be adjusted to the teachers needs. Thanks for the great book and ideas! 3mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan is an F book that was based on a true story about a gorilla and a baby elephant who lived in the mall where they put on a show for the humans. This book will make you tear up as you read! It‘s a great read overall. My favorite book at the moment! This book has won the Newbery Medal and is soon to be a movie for everyone to enjoy! Just bring tissues!!

Author: Katherine Applegate
Illustrator: Patricia Castelao

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ally11301 https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf This website is great because it is a teaching guide with multiple discussion questions to do in the classroom after their reading! There are also 5 activities that can be fun and helpful for the students. This book is best read as an IR. (edited) 3mo
ally11301 An ESOL strategy that aligns with the book would be #36 because this book as well as the resource I used allows students to create a higher thinking by answering higher-level questions. 3mo
ally11301 An UDL that aligns to the book would be 3.2 because it highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships throughout the story. 3mo
audrey.wilson So many people adore this book, I must read it! I like your choice of UDL, 3.2 is a great one. (edited) 3mo
DrSpalding This was discussed in class at length… Sounds like you have convinced peers to read it with your post. 3mo
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This B book is great for RA. I enjoyed reading this book because it talks about never giving up and following your dreams. This book was written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by James E. Ransome. I would use this book when introducing Martin Luther King and what he did to change history to the students.

ally11301 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrfptdK378g
This video is great to use in the class because it is being read aloud and it‘s fun for students to watch because it has puppets in the beginning of the video!
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ally11301 The UDL 1.2: offer alternatives for auditory information applies towards the youtube video of the RA. 4mo
ally11301 The ESOL strategies that would be beneficial towards this book would be #28. This is because Martin Luther King was a very powerful significant men in our country and well known across the world. 4mo
Ms.Bursey Such a good book with so much history. A lot can be done with it especially around Black History month. 3mo
DrSpalding You have so many wonderful social studies related books. You know I love this! English learner strategy 28 is perfect for all biographies. Well done. 3mo
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This P book is great to use during LC. This book explains how limericks are written and it‘s rules. This book was interesting to read because all of the poems were different and some were actually quite funny! This book was written by Brian P. Cleary and Illustrated by Andy Rowland. This book is great for students to read when learning about limericks and poetry.

ally11301 https://www.scholastic.com/teacher/articles/teaching-content/grades-1-2-poetry-l... This website is very helpful and informative when it becomes to building poetry. It also helps give ideas to students on how to make a Limerick poem. 4mo
ally11301 The ESOL strategy that would apply to this lesson and book would be #32. This is because students can pair whether in small groups or as a big group up to make up funny Limericks! 4mo
ally11301 UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and community os great to attach to this lesson. Students learn by collaborating with other peers. 4mo
alexandracarpenter Since my little brother is OBSESSED with gross stuff, I can definitely see this book being a hit with him and other little kids. This book sounds super interesting and I will have to check it out! 4mo
DrSpalding Again, your universal design and English learner strategies are thoughtful. 3mo
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This NF book would be great read as a RA. I enjoyed reading this picture book because it was told by a real life‘s persons perspective and what they had to go through at the time. I would mostly read this book prior to teaching about World War II and the Holocaust so that the students can get a feel for what happened throughout then. It is a very kid friendly book and is not too graphic. This book is written and illustrated by Marisabina Russo.

ally11301 https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=24726&lf_id=1 This website has 3 great lesson plans ideas ranging from level 1 questions to level 3 questions. These are great to use because they are customizable questions but gives you a start off push with ideas. 4mo
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This SF/F book is great for kids that are being introduced to the content areas, in this case science. In this book, Ms.Frizzle‘s class learns that shape and weight are two big factors that determine if an object will float or not. This book would be best read as GR so the teacher could explain further with details and showing them what items will float or not with objects of her own.

Written Joanna Cole
Illustrated by Bruce Degen

ally11301 https://www.scholastics.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/magic-school-...
This is a great lesson for the kid‘s to get hands on while learning how or why and object will float.
An UDL I find that fits this lesson would be 1.3 and an ESOL strategy that fits this lesson would be # 36.

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DrSpalding Who doesn‘t love Ms. Frizzle and a great Scholastic resource! Nice job. 5mo
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I Am Abraham Lincoln | Brad Meltzer
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This cute little B book is great for RA during President‘s Day week or when the Civil War gets introduced to the class. My favorite lines from the book is “Sometimes, the hardest fights don‘t reveal a winner- but they do reveal character. Especially when you‘re fighting for something you believe in” and “All men are created equal.”

Written by New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer
Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos

ally11301 This is a great book for young children that are starting to learn important US history.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-Am-Abraham-Lincoln-Interactive-Rea... has great lesson plans and activities for this RA!

The UDL that best fits this book would be 7.2 and the ESOL strategy would be 16.

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DrSpalding Much like the bobble head books I used in class, this series helps students enjoy biographies. 5mo
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Night of the New Magicians | Mary Pope Osborne
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This F book was written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca. It is mostly great for an IR. In this book, Merlin sends Jack and Annie on a mysterious mission to Paris, France, over a year ago. There, they must find the four magicians and give them an urgent message from Merlin himself.

The UDLs appropriate for this book would be 3.1, 3.3, & 3.4. An ESOL strategy appropriate for this reading would # 42.

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DrSpalding Wonderful resource. Remember to elaborate on your principles and strategies. 5mo
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Hildilid's Night | Cheli Duran Ryan
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This SF/F Caldecott Award Winning book was published in 1971. It was truly an inspiring book to read about never giving up, but it also had it‘s sad realization. This book is about an old lady who despised the night because she was afraid of it. She would spit at the night, shake her fist at it, tied it up with vines but the night took no notice. Later on the sun came out and she was tired, so she went to sleep.

ally11301 She spent all night fighting with the night, that she wasn‘t able to enjoy the day. Which was the sad realization I had of this book.

This book was written by Cheli Durán Ryan and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.

Hildilid‘s night would make a great S book in a classroom.
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ally11301 I found a great Story Map for the kid‘s to fill out with me as I read the book.
https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level2_sample.pdf
The UDL that applies to this book and the lesson would be 1.1 and the EL strategy would be # 10.

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Rain Makes Applesauce | Julian Scheer
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This F book makes a great CR for the class. It‘s all unrealistic nonsense such as rain making applesauce or stars being made of lemon juice, but it uses such creativity that kid‘s would love! It also won the Caldecott Award and the American Library Association Notable Book. The author of this lovely book is Julian Scheer and the creative illustrator is Marvin Bileck.
Here is a video of the book being RA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u47_YCgd6Uc

ally11301 This book gives a great opportunity to make or eat applesauce in the classroom as a snack.

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This book touches UDL 7.1 and the ESOL strategy would be # 30.
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