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ambera

Joined January 2018

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All Are Welcome | Alexandra Penfold
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“We‘re part of a community. Our strength is our diversity. A shelter from adversity. All are welcome here.” ❤️❤️❤️

DrSpalding So glad you bought this Amber!❤️📚 1y
ambera @DrSpalding It was too perfect not to purchase it. Thank you for sharing it with us 😊 1y
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TL. GR. This book is a classic and should be included in every classroom library. It tells a tale of the bluebonnets in Texas and how they grow every year because of one little girl's sacrifice. UDL 6.3 Facilitate managing information and resources. ESOL 20. List the most important words and phrases you use or plans to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard. #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera https://cpb-us-west-2-juc1ugur1qwqqqo4.stackpathdns.com/sites.stedwards.edu/dist... The link takes you to a lesson plan that goes hand-in-hand with the book 2y
Kendallc Wow I like how it also would be good for kids learning about other states and the culture differences 2y
paulettevp I love how this book shows a girl‘s bravery. Great way to teach students that children have been brave and made significant contributions to history and society. I would definitely have them do the extension activity where they create their own paper bluebonnets. 2y
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RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos ! So glad you‘re here!
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 🎊🙌🏻🎉 2y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
Leftcoastzen Love this book! Welcome ,enjoy Litsy. 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
Jess7 What does all the letter coding mean that you have in your posts? 2y
ambera @Jess7 we had to use Litsy for an assignment in my children's literature class so I have the genre listed and how we would use it in a classroom. For example, F is modern fantasy, B would be biography, and P would be poetry. Some other ones are RT which is readers theater, RA is read aloud, and IR is independent reading 😊 2y
BookNerd9906 Aww. Welcome to Litsy. 2y
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SF. IR. This book contains five stories about your favorite Star Wars villains. This is a great book to put in your classroom library because even the children who doesn't necessarily like reading would be willing to pick this up just for fun! UDL 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media. ESOL 30. Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera ⁃https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Acrostic-Poems-Darth-Vader-Star-Wars-675320 2y
Kendallc Love how you have a book that all kids would want to read. It is so important to foster the love of reading! 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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RF. LC. This New York Times best seller will have you on a rollercoaster of emotions. It follows the life of Auggie Pullman, a little boy who has a medical condition that has left him with a severe facial "deformity." This book has quickly become a favorite of mine and I would recommend it to every teacher to help tackle bullying in their classroom. #choosekind UDL 8.4 Increase mastery-oriented feedback. #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera ESOL 32. Use student pairs for team learning especially for reports, experiments, and projects. 2y
Jess7 Loved this book! 2y
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NF. IR. This book allows students to discover the different types of butterflies. This would be a great book to introduce to your students when discussing caterpillars turning into butterflies. UDL 6.4 Enhance capacity for monitoring progress. EL 46. Use discovery learning activities (hands-on activities) https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/life-cycle-of-a-butterfly/ #UCFLAE3414SP18

SadiqaH This book can be used with science lessons. The tresource is easy to teach. 2y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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F. LC. The One and Only Ivan was awarded the John Newbery Medal. This book allows the reader to explore the thoughts of a gorilla that is kept in captivity and how he handles the newest member of the Big Top Mall. UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. ESOL 48. Use group assignments, portfolios, learning journals, and non-print options as alternative assessments. #UCFLAE3414SP18

BookaholicNatty I just found this book at the thrift store near me! I have seen it on Litsy several times in the past 2 weeks so it must be good!!! 2y
ambera @BookaholicNatty it's an amazing book! I highly recommend it. And I heard they are making it into a movie 2y
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Madeline | Ludwig Bemelmans
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RF. RA. Madeline was awarded the Caldecott Honor. It is about a little, French girl who keeps her teacher, Miss Clavel, on her toes with all of her antics. It is the first book in the Madeline series and she is a great character to introduce to young readers. This book was awarded the Caldecott Honor. UDL 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information. ESOL 13. Use preview/review activities. #UCFLAE3414SP18

Kendallc I use to love Madeline as a kid!! Great choice! 2y
BookaholicNatty Madeline!!!!! Awwwwww one of my absolute favorite as a a kid!! 2y
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P. CR. This book contains a collection of poems that are meant to be read by two people. This book is a great and fun way to introduce poetry to your students. UDL 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure ESOL 2. Promote cooperation (small groups) http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/april-nati... #UCFLAE3414SP18

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TL. RT. We all know the story of The Three Little Pigs, however, Jon Scieszka demonstrates that there are two sides to every story. In this tale he tells the story through the Wolf's point of view and adds a fun twist to the classic story. UDL 4.1 Vary the methods for response and navigation. ESOL 17. Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language, and facial expressions. #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/fractured... This link brings you to an activity where students will be able to create their own version of the story. 2y
LiterRohde I use this one every year in 9th grade, believe it or not! It really helps teach perspective and POV. 2y
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F. S. This book was Award the 2015 Caldecott Medal. Beekle is an imaginary friend who has not been chosen by a child yet. He waits on an island wth other imaginary friends until a child chooses him; that is until, he decides to go off and find the child that would be his friend all on his own. UDL 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information. http://thecorecoaches.com/2015/09/meet-beekle/. #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera ESOL 17. Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language, and facial expressions 2y
KaitlynN I read this book too! I thought the artwork was amazing! Especially when Beekle goes into the room with all of the children and their imaginary friends! So interesting and colorful! 2y
ambera @KaitlynN It was such a cute read! I could only imagine reading this to a group of students and then having them create their own imaginary friend! It would be too precious to see what they come up with 2y
BookaholicNatty This looks good!!!!! 2y
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F. RA. This book has been awarded the Caldecott Honor. This is Mo Willemstad first book for children, making it a must have in your classroom library. It is a short read and the title says it all! UDL 1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information. ESOL 1. Teach questioning for clarification. http://www.merrybee.info/ba/dont.html. #UCFLAE3414SP18

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F. RA. This book has received the Caldecott Honor. Click, Clack, Moo introduces its readers to a herd of cows that are negotiating with their farmer. In exchange for heated blankets they will continue to provide milk for the farmer to sell.How are they communicating with the farmer, you ask?Through the use of a typewriter. UDL Offer alternatives for auditory information. ESOL 14. Simplify your speech making it slower and redundant. #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/learning-about-wo... This link brings you to an activity that goes hand-in-hand with this story. 2y
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F. S. This book has won the Independent Publisher Book Award for Children's Picture Books. It is a cute story about a little boy who has an idea. It follows his journey and the reader is able to watch the little boy grow and embrace his idea, regardless of what anyone else thinks of it. I believe this would be a great story to introduce to younger students because it can help them become confident in their own ideas. #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera UDL 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. ESOL 2. Promote cooperation (small groups) 2y
ambera http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/35C1809B-B30D-450E-AE7C-1F399C7CA5AF/175763/... This link brings you to a chart that contains questions to ask you students. There are questions for grades pre-k through 5th grade. 2y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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F. RT. This winner of The Caldecott Medal is a must have in any classroom library. It follows Max as he travels to a land populated with Wild Things. The story and illustrations will keeps children engaged up until the very end. UDL 5.3 Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. ESOL 6. Continually monitor students' comprehension. #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/book-report-alter... This link brings you to an activity where students will summarize the book by creating a comic strip. 2y
BookaholicNatty Classic!!!! 2y
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Mother Bruce | Ryan T. Higgins
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F. RA. I picked up Mother Bruce at Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago while I was getting my independent reading book. They had it on display at the register so of course I had to buy it. This Ezra Jack Keats Honor book is a fun filled story about a bear who goes through an "identity crisis" when a few ducklings mistake him as their mother. I highly recommend this book to anyone with young kids! #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera UDL 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information. ESOL 14. Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant 2y
ambera http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/bear-poem-composi... This link brings you to an activity where students will create a poem out of words and phrases found in the book. 2y
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The Lorax | Dr. Seuss
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F. AS. The Lorax by Dr.Seuss sends a powerful message to kids about how we need to take care of our planet and in return she will take care of us. We have become so careless with our waste and it is affecting our oceans and land tremendously. Therefore, I believe this to be a great book to get student's to become passionate about taking care of our planet. UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and community. #UCFLAE3414SP18

ambera ESOL 20. List the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation or a transparency or on the chalkboard 2y
ambera http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/protecting-precio... This link brings you to an activity where students think of important ideas concerning the planet and then they convey those ideas on a grocery bag. 2y
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HF: This book would be perfect for students to use in literature circles. The book follows the friendship formed at a fence between two young boys during the Holocaust. The catch, one is in a concentration camp. The two boys, Bruno and Samuel, meet each day at the fence and sit in the grass facing one another. Although not appropriate for younger grades, it would be an excellent choice for 5th and 6th graders. It is a great way for them to make a

ambera ... connection as these boys are not far in age from students in 5th and 6th grade. 2y
DrSpalding Fantastic resource; you can‘t do better than read write think. I do think because of the content, this would be a middle school read! 2y
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ambera UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. ESOL 29. Offer a variety of reference materials at the students' instructional level for independent use 2y
Jess7 Loved this book! 2y
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Once a Mouse... | Marcia Brown
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F: This winner of the Caldecott Medal for Illustration would be a great choice for storytelling. The book sends an important message to the readers. Always remember where you came from and stay humble. You never know when it is all going to be taken away from you. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/doesn-have-that-u.... #UCFLAE3414SP18

SadiqaH I like this book and will read it. 2y
Kendallc Love how this book has a message too 2y
DrSpalding Don‘t forget your UDL and EL strategies. Be sure to use the rubric 2y
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ambera UDL 9.3 Develop self-assessment and reflection (I picked this because of the message in the book) 2y
ambera ESOL 15. Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again 2y
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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HF: One Crazy Summer has won an impressive amount of awards. To list a few, it has won Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, Newberry Honor, and Coretta Scott King Award. This would be a great book to have students read for literature circles. The book follows thee young girls who are visiting their mother for the first time since she abandoned them. #UCFLAE3414SP18

DrSpalding Image, #,EL,UDL? 2y
ambera UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships 2y
ambera EL 9. Teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, time lines, etc. 2y
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B: This winner of the Caldecott medal and Jane Adams Children's book Awards for Picture Books would be a great read aloud choice for grades 3-5. Although it would be an excellent choice to read any time of the year, it would be a great book to read during Black History Month. Martin's Big Words demonstrates just how much power your words can have. I believe that message is crucial for students to learn. #UCFLAE3414SP18

DrSpalding Use the rubric. 2y
ambera UDL 3.1 Activate or supply prior knowledge. ESOL 4. Link lesson topic to students' prior knowledge 2y
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F: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a great book to introduce to grades 4 and 5. It follows the adventures of four siblings as they discover a passageway to a whole new world that expands beyond their wildest dreams. In this new world they face hardships, create new friendships, and they discovered new strengths and qualities within themselves. It would be perfect choice for an independent reading assignment. #UCFLAE3414SP18

DrSpalding Using this website is an excellent choice. There are so many options these days to completing a book report. Rubric? 2y
ambera UDL 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information (show the movie after they have read the book) 2y
ambera ESOL 30. Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships 2y
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