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The Crippled Lamb | Max Lucado
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This TL book is about a lamb named Joshua who was born with a crippled leg. He can‘t run and jump with the other lambs and they tease him about it. One day, the Shepard has to move the sheep to a new pasture far away and it is too far for him to go. He stays but gets a surprise. This is would be a good RA, but it is a Christian book, so you must be careful.#ucflae3414f17

ashley.v https://safeshare.tv/submit?url=https%3A%2F%2Fm.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfjkOfQ... This is a read aloud of the crippled lamb. UDL principles are 3.2- highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships & 4.1-vary the modes of response and navigation. ESOL principles are 3-encourage self talk, & 14-simplify speech 5y
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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This free verse AB book would be an excellent LC. It is about the author and being raised in both the north and the south in the ‘60s and 70s. Living with remnants of the Jim Crow laws. Her family was Jehovah‘s Witnesses and her friends did not understand all the rules she had to follow. This book is a Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and National Book Award. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/exploring-perspec... This website talks about different perspectives of desegregation. UDL principles are 2.1- clarify vocabulary and symbols & 3.2- highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 5y
ashley.v ESOL principles are 2-promote cooperation & 6 continually monitor student comprehension 5y
DrSpalding You and Diamond read this book and I couldn‘t be happier. This has been a literature circle selection in the past. Your resource is excellent and so is this wonderful book. 5y
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This book could be used as a LC. It is more appropriate for older grades as it is violent. This is a book that has many tales including Aladdin. http://www.learner.org/libraries/engagingliterature/responding/lessonplan.html This lesson plan is for LCs in 3-5 grade. UDL principles are 2.1-clarify vocab, 3.1- supply background knowledge. ELL principles are 2-cooperation & 6- monitor comprehension.#ucflae3414f17

ashley.v I think it is fantasy 5y
DrSpalding When you see tales… That eludes to traditional literature. That also aligns with the violence. TL in its original form was quite violent; the variants are more appropriate for young children. 5y
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This TL book is great for an RA. It was republished as With You All the Way. It is about three knights-who are the bravest and strongest in the kingdom. They are told by the prince that they will go on a journey and the winner gets the hand of the princess. It has a Christian meaning, but can be used to illustrate friendship as well.#ucflae3414f17

ashley.v https://www.crossway.org/books/with-you-all-the-way-hcj/ This website is the publisher site. It gives a small blurb about the book and explains its meaning. UDL principles are 2.1-clarify vocabulary and symbols and 9.3-develop self assessment and reflection. ESOL principles are 1-teach questioning & 14-simplify speech 5y
Madiwright97 Publisher sites are always so great because it gives relevant information! 5y
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Relatives Came | Cynthia Rylant
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This RF book is a hilarious book that students with big families can relate to. I know I can. This is a good book to read aloud near the end of the school year as it talks about summer. It is a Caldecott award winner. It would be an excellent RA or IR. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/relatives-came... This is a lesson from scholastic that utilizes writing. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v UDL principles are 7.1- optimize individual choice and autonomy and 3.1- supply background knowledge. ESOL principles are 4-link to prior knowledge, and 12- teach two objectives language and content. 5y
DeannaT96 I️ was just talking about this book to classmates I️ have in RED and we love this book! Great to read around the holidays when family might be visiting! Love the resource too! 5y
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This F RA book is a great book for kindergarteners as it teaches about different aspects of the seasons and teaches colors. It is beautifully illustrated. Students will make many connection with many of the activities it illustrates for each season. http://www.joycesidman.com/books/red-sings-from-treetops-a/red-sings-rg.pdf This is a lesson plan for the book from the author! #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v UDL principles are 3.1- activate or supply background knowledge and 2.2- clarify syntax and structure. ESOL principles are 4-link lesson to prior knowledge and 14 make reading slow and redundant. 5y
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The Three Lucys | Hayan Charara
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This HF book is a a New Voices Honor Award. It is about a young boy Luli, who loves to play with his cats. On their way home from visiting family, bombs start falling and they go back to the relatives house for safety. Luli worries about his cats and how they will fair. When his family returns home, he finds the safe but scared. This is a good RA book.#ucflae3414f17

ashley.v https://www.leeandlow.com/books/the-three-lucys This website has the book for sale and a teacher guide for the book. UDL principles are 2.4- Promote understanding across languages and 3.1-supply background knowledge. ELL principles are 4-link lesson to prior knowledge and 24-Incorprate culture and language of ELLs in curriculum. 5y
juliek1 I'd like to read this, but I'm afraid it'll make me cry. (I can't handle animals + any form of sadness.) 5y
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Animals and Nature | Janine Amos, Andrew Solway
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This NF book is all about animals and nature. It gives information about different animals and different aspects of nature. It would be a good book to teach students the aspects of a nonfiction book. This book could be used as an IR or GR.#ucflae3414f17

ashley.v https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit-plans/teaching-content/5-day-unit-plan-... This website has several lesson plans on how to teach nonfiction books to multiple grades. 5y
ashley.v UDL principles are 2.1-clarify vocabulary and symbols, & 3.3-guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation. ESOL principles are 8-use direct instruction, 17-provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions 5y
jvinas2 Aw I used to have this book; my sisters used it so much it was falling apart! Great NF book choice to post about! 5y
DrSpalding I also owned this book in my classroom library. Students enjoyed the beautiful photographs. Nice nonfiction resource. 5y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This RF NYBS book is a great book for LC. It is about a young boy who has a facial deformity and is going to school for the first time. He gets bullied, but he makes some good friends. It is in multiple perspectives. #choosekind #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v http://wonderlessonplans.com/ This website is a blog that lists several lesson plans. UDL principles are 2.2-Clarify syntax and structure, 3.2-highlight patterns critical features, big ideas, and relationships. ESOL principles are 1-teach questioning for clarification, 5-teach technical vocabulary, & 6-monitor for comprehension. 5y
Arestrepo11 I think I am one of the only people who have not read this book! It looks so cute. I think this book would be great for LC's! 5y
DrSpalding Five days until the movie comes out. Can't wait! Excellent choice and resource. 5y
juliek1 I do want to read this, especially after seeing the movie previews. Nice lesson plan website! 5y
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Old Yeller | Fred Gipson
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Old yeller is a excellent book for an AS or LC. It talks about a poor family on the Texas frontier, who find a stray dog that they adopt. He protects the family from many dangers. It is a Newberry award winner. ESOL principles are 1- teach questioning, 2-promote cooperation. UDL principles are 2.1-clarify vocab and 3.1-activate background knowledge. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v https://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1591?locale=en This gives worksheets, graphic organizers, quizzes, etc. It is more for middle school. (edited) 5y
ashley.v It is HF. 5y
DrSpalding This is a classic and yes it is more appropriate for older readers. Make sure your resource hyperlinks. 5y
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ChristinB I‘m going to have to read this book! I can see how it can be for middle school. Thanks for sharing! 5y
ashley.v @DrSpalding I decided to change my website as I couldn‘t figure out why the other was not hyperlinking. I like this new website better. 5y
DrSpalding Nice! 5y
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Double Identity | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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This SF book could be an LC book. It is in the point of view of thirteen year old Bethany. As she comes up to her thirteenth birthday he parents started acting odd. Then one day, her dad packs the family into the car, drives to another state and leaves Bethany with an aunt she never knew. She knows something is up and she decides to investigate. Her only clue is a sentence she overheard-“She knows nothing about Elizabeth.” #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v http://haddixbooks.com/book/double-identity/?pg=guide This website goes to the authors website where she has a discussion guide. It is only three questions, but one of them is an extension activity. ESOL principles are 2-promote cooperation in small groups, 5-teach technical vocabulary, and 16-integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. 5y
ashley.v UDL principles are 2.1-clarify vocabulary, 3.1-activate background knowledge, and 3.2-highlight patterns, big ideas, critical features and relationships 5y
DrSpalding I want to read this. I like all of her books and have not heard of this one. I've added it to my stack. 5y
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Never Forgotten | Pat McKissack
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This CSK award is a poetry picture book. It tells an African folktale about a blacksmiths son who is captured and sold into slavery. The boys mother died in childbirth and he raised his son with the help of the four elements- earth, fire, wind, and water. On the last page it says this quote: "Kings may come and go, but the family endures forever." The authors note at the back explains how the author wrote the book. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/112093/never-forgotten-by-patricia-c-mc... This website goes to penguin random house and has a teacher's guide to click on for the book. ESOL principles are 4, 5, , & 6. UDL principles are 2.1, 2.2, 5.1. 5y
DrSpalding What a lovely book! Be sure to better explain your EL/UDL principles. 5y
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This Newberry honor book by Mildred Taylor is about, Cassie, a young African American girl and her family, set during the great depression in Mississippi. It tells about her family struggles to maintain their farm in a mostly white town. Cassie struggles with how African American people are treated throughout the book. This would be a great LC book. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v http://theliterarylink.com/questions_otherbooks.html#Roll%20o... This link is discussion questions for the book. They do contain spoilers! 5y
ashley.v Udl principles are 2.1, 2.2, 3.1,& 3.2. ESOL principles are 5,15, & 16. 5y
CourtneyR Wow I completely forgot about this book. I read this back in middle school, great book. Didn't know it was a Newberry honor award winner. 5y
DrSpalding This is a classic Newbery winner! Excellent choice with SS content included! 5y
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This Newberry book is an excellent example of F. It is set in a medieval castle and has four different perspectives-Despereaux(a mouse), Chiaroscuro(a rat), Princess Pea, and Miggery (a maid). I would use this book for an AS or LC.#ucflae3414f17

ashley.v UDL principles are 3.2 & 2.1. ESOL principles are 5, 6, 7, & 30. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/character-char.... This website is a lesson using character charts by mapping 5y
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This HF book is about a young boy who after escaping his abusive uncle stumbles into an army camp in NYC. Since he is only 11, he is a ammunition runner. He goes to the battle of Brooklyn heights/Long Island. This battle is an epic failure but is a great learning experience for the American army. Since it is HF it could be a great tool to use for a fifth grade revolution resource. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v It could be a RA or SR. http://www.laurentarshis.com/teaching-resources This website goes to the authors website where she provides different resources for the book. UDL principles used are 3.1, 2.1, and 6.3. ESOL principles are 4, 5, and 9. 5y
Madiwright97 Sounds like a great book for fifth grade, I‘ll definitely have to look into it! 5y
CourtneyR This book looks so good, I want to read it next. 5y
DrSpalding These HF and RF books are easy reads which make them simple to include in your curriculum. Expand on your UDL/EL. Using the author's site is wise! 5y
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This B book is about Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell. It starts in 1840 when there was no such thing as woman doctors. Elizabeth shows determination and gets accepted into a medical school. It describes her hardships and how she repeatedly has to prove herself to the male doctors and her professors. It took courage to be the first is an excellent quote and is outlined in this book. I would say this is an IR book. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/ this site shows how other women have made an impact in the medical field. It has videos of several women doctors. 5y
ashley.v UDL principles are 2.1 and 2.2. 2.1 to explain some medical jargon used in the book, 2.2 because there are some old English phrases that the students may not understand. ESOL principles are 5 because of the medical jargon and 6 because comprehension can be more difficult with nonfiction 5y
DeannaT96 This sounds like a great book! And I like the resource you found! It‘s a great follow up for kids after they finish reading 5y
DrSpalding Yes! Women in medicine. Great bio to encourage aspiring doctors! I think she is highlighted in She Persisted! Helpful video compliment too! 5y
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Wish | Barbara O'Connor
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Wish is a RF. It is about a young girl who gets sent to live with her aunt and uncle which she barely knows after her mom is arrested. She has one wish to find the family she has always wanted. She has many creative ways to wish, some I have heard of, others were new. She finds a stray dog and comes up with a creative way to catch it. The dog is her friend. This could be an IR or LC. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v https://www.teachingbooks.net/media/pdf/macmillan/OConnor_Guides.pdf On page 2 of this pdf it gives discussion questions and a few lesson ideas. It also lists the CCSS that the lesson aligns with. 5y
ashley.v ESOL principle is 36-ask many higher level questions (discussion questions). UDL principles are 6.4 and 2.5 5y
DrSpalding This has been on my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing. Great resource to facilitate literature circles. 5y
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This TL book by Hudson Talbots is one of my favorites. It is an excellent AS book. It is about Kate, a young girl, who helps the town witch when her horse is stolen. Her family tries to steal it back from the king and gets caught. Kate proceeds to tell the king five stories to try and set them free. This is called a frame story. There are several surprises in the book. #UCFLAE3414F17

ashley.v http://www.educationworld.com/a_books/books085.shtml This website gives a summary of the book and has several lesson plan ideas at the bottom. UDL principles it uses are 3.2 & 8.3. ESOL strategies used are 15, 14 & 16. 5y
DrSpalding You did a nice job on your book boost; nice alignment and I do believe this would make a great storytelling. 5y
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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This RF NYBS book is an excellent LC book. It is about a young girl with cerebral palsy. She can‘t talk or write. She goes to an inclusive classroom and keeps getting taught the same thing year after year. The problem is she has an episodic memory, so she remembers everything, but she can‘t tell anyone! Once she is able to talk via a machine all hell breaks loose. #UCFLAE3414F17

ashley.v http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/about-cerebral-palsy/definition This website talks about cerebral palsy and how it affects children. UDL principles addressed in this book are: 2.1, 3.2,6.1, & 9.3. ESOL strategies are 5-teach technical vocabulary, 2-promote cooperation(LC) & 6-continually monitor comprehension. 5y
DrSpalding Wonderful image! Your source assists others with understanding this particular disability. In order to activate prior knowledge, all involved would need to have a solid understanding of cerebral palsy. Excellent work. 5y
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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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Matilda is an excellent RF book. It is about a young girl who doesn't fit in with her family. She is a genius. She can read by age 2 and is doing algebra at 6. When she goes to school, she has to deal with the evil Miss Trunchbull. She helps her teacher Miss Honey stand up to the principal. It has been turned into a movie. I think that it would be a great LC book. Kids will be make connections easily with this book. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v http://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/stories/k-o/matilda This website goes to Roald Dahl's website and talks all about the book. UDL principles outlined in this book are 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 5.1, & 8.3. EL strategies are 45( can compare movie with book), 2 & 6. 5y
ashley.v It won the Children's Book Award in 1988. It was also made into a play. #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 5y
JordanD This book is on my reading list! I loved the movie so much (and still do) and we all know the books are always better! I love in the resource how you can "meet the characters" and even Roald Dahl's audio about the book and how he wasn't writing differently even though Matilda was different throughout the book. Great resource and review. 5y
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hannahl This book is such a good example of how important it is to be kind. I own the movie and I love it! I really like the resources you provided. 5y
EveAstrouck I love this book! It's a great beginner to any magical based books such as Harry Potter! The resources chosen are great to get students interacting with the characters which can then bring more discussion to the classroom! 5y
MadisonFeltis I want to see this Musical so badly! Isn‘t it amazing how one story can take some many forms of entertainment? 5y
MadisonCarter Roald Dahl is the wonderful author of many notable titles, including Matilda and The BFG, which have both been made into fantastic movies that students would love. Introducing them to the book first is the way to go! 5y
KatherineBeckham This is such a classic book! I honk having the students read this book as a LC book would be really cool, because then you could encourage them to go home and watch the movie. 5y
kkidwell This was one of my favorite movies as a child, but I was sadly unaware that it was a book. I think this would be an amazing text for students, especially since it has been extended into movies and plays as you have mentioned. It gives them a variety of exposure to the material provided. 5y
kenyanellie Loved this book and loved this movie! The resource you included is very cool and I loved the reminder of how great the characters are 5y
MorganH This is such a classic, and would be fantastic for kids to read then watch the movie (as we are doing with Wonder) and compare! Great idea!! 5y
Sabrinac I absolutely adore this book and movie! I can remember reading it when I was younger. It is such a heart warming story, and I love any book that has a great movie to go along with it! (: 5y
DrSpalding Going straight to the author site is wise. You have noted that this book can meet multiple UDL principles. This is fantastic. When using quality children's literature, you can meet the needs of all students in your classroom. This is a classic! Excellent choice. 5y
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Strega Nona: Book & CD | Tomie DePaola
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A TL RA honor book, Streganona is about an old witch who hires a helper named Anthony. She goes on a trip and tell Anthony not to touch her magic pasta pot. He doesn't listen and almost covers the town in pasta! This book will teach students to listen to rules.
http://www.tomie.com/books/spotlight_on_strega.html UDL principles 2.1 &3.2 clarifying vocab & symbols and stress big ideas with EL 14&15 slower speech and stress key ideas #ucflae3414f17

DrSpalding Tomie is a favorite author of mine. This story has an excellent message and is a Caldecott award winner. This also makes for a great storytelling option. 5y
Beths Thanks for sharing, the book looks like a great addition to any classroom library. Sounds like it would really help with teaching children rules. (edited) 5y
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