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This is the RF story of two animals who were stranded after Hurricane Katrina. This is the tale of how they because best friends and we‘re rescued. https://suzyred.com/pbks2011_Two_Bobbies_Survival.html this lesson has a few worksheets to help the students better understand the topic and show that they have a better understanding. UDL 3.1 activate or apply background knowledge and EL 2 promote cooperation.

brittanyg I would use GR because there are some vocabulary works students may not know. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
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Seedfolks | Paul Fleischman
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This is a Newberry award winning book. This story tells the same situation, but from each neighbors point of view. It‘s a RF novel that I was use as IR and would have a lesson about point of view. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/seedfolks-less... UDL 3.1 activate or apply background knowledge and EL 1 teach questioning for clarification. #UCFLAE3414F17

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This is a super cute RF story about the mouse needing more and more and then comes back to what it started with. It‘s a good story for a RA and is good for sequencing. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/If-You-Give-a-Mouse-a-Cookie-Sequenc... this activity helps students retell the story. UDL 2.5 illustrate through multiple media and EL 13 use preview/review activities.

brittanyg Could do a card matching game in groups and then assess them by having them retell the story. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
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This is fantasy about what each animal sees and what the teacher and students see. It‘s good for sequencing that can be applied by doing storytelling. UDL 5.1 Use multiple media for communication and EL 4. Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. The lesson plan I chose relates to this story with a poem and has students recall the poem to color the animals.

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This is one of my favorite realistic fiction books by Mo Willems. It‘s about the pigeon wanting to drive the bus when the bus driver stepped away and asked for him to watch the bus. This is a good story for storytelling because it can be very interactive. The lesson plan I chose has a lot of activities to show comprehension. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dont-Let-the-Pigeon-Drive-the-Bus-Le...

brittanyg This would meet EL 2 promote cooperation and UDL 8.3 foster collaboration and community. I chose these because they will have to work together to do storytelling. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
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This is a classic Dr. Seuss that has always been one of my favorite books by him and it‘s a poetry book! This is a realistic fiction story of 2 children who stayed home bored while there mom went to work. Things got a little more exciting but messy when Cat in the Hat arrived. EL 19 and UDL 2.4 meet the needs of this book. https://betterlesson.com/lesson/582936/the-cat-in-the-hat this lesson plan will help students retell the story. #UCFLAE3414F17

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How to Catch a Monster | Adam Wallace
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This was a super cute book that is RF. It‘s about a boy who wants to stand up to a big monster and ends up being his friend. He thought the monster was big and scary but really just wanted a friend! This books brings out the importance of friendship! I would use the as a RA and have a discussion afterwards about the message behind the book. UDL 9.1 promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. I would use this to promote friendship

brittanyg and expectations I have for my students. EL 1 teach questioning for clarification to make sure my students have comprehended the text. https://www.readerstheater.com/supplements/HowToCatchMonstersSupplement.pdf this has activities and worksheets to go along with the stories to build there understanding of the text. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
HNager This looks like it is going to be a great book, I love how you would use the EL strategy. 2y
JaymeeKendall Very cool! The activity looked fun! 2y
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brittanyg $1 right now on the scholastic website for this book! $18 at Barnes and Noble! 2y
CaseyL I read this book the last time I was at Barnes and nobles. It is very cute and fun for around Halloween time! I can‘t believe it‘s only $1 on the scholastic site!! I‘ll have to check that out! 2y
brittanyg I couldn‘t believe it either considering I paid full price for it, but this on is hard back and the one from scholastic is not 2y
ismari212 I love that the book is about friendship 2y
HNager This seems like a cute book to read AL with the class, great job! 2y
DrSpalding Being that monsters are not real… This would not be realistic fiction. What else could you choose for the genre? 2y
brittanyg Fantasy 2y
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This is a funny novel about Junie B Jones going to Kindergarten and is terrified to ride the stinky bus with a bunch of meanies. When it‘s time for her to go home after her first day of Kindergarten she decides not to take the bus. Being Junie B Jones, she is very mischievous. This is a book I would use as IR since it‘s an easy read and it‘s RF. UDL 3.1 activate or supply prior knowledge and EL 3 encourage positive self talk. This is good

brittanyg because she wouldn‘t have been so scared to get on the bus in the first place. https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/m/?s=junie-b-jones.html this link breaks down each chapter in the book and gives them a different task for each one. Also shows options for LC! #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
JaymeeKendall Love these books! The humor is great for kids, and adults too! 2y
ismari212 Love the website you provided I would use it in the future 2y
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This book is about Piggie having a surprise for Gerald the Elephant. Gerald is super excited but at the same time very impatient for the surprise. He learns that being patient was worth it because it was a great surprise. This is an awesome story to teach students about being patient. As a teacher we will always be busy and students may not always understand that. This is a book I would share when a students is impatient towards the teacher or

brittanyg classmate. EL 15 Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again. This is an important message that a lot of time is talked about quite a few times in a classroom daily. UDL 1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information. I could use this book but also have them read another one about the same main point for better understanding. http://pigeonpresents.com/content/uploads/2017/08/EandP_eventkit_2015.pdf this is after reading discussion 2y
brittanyg questions for students to use there prior knowledge/experiences to talk about the topic of patience. This is a Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book and I would use it as CR because it is a simple piece of text. And is RF #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
JaymeeKendall Patience is a very important lesson! 2y
jvinas2 It's awesome to help remind kids how important And beneficial it is to be patient, and this book is great for that! 2y
MadisonCarter This cover makes me LOL. I hope to add this one to my E&P collection soon. I think it provides a valuable lesson and would make a great tool to have in the classroom for “one of those days”. 2y
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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This is the true story of Winnie the Pooh. Starts out how the bear was found during WWI and how he was such a sweet bear. Later talks Christopher Robin who met Winnie at the zoo and that‘s what he named his stuffed bear. I thought it was really cute and children can connect to this story because we all have heard of Winnie the Pooh. This won the Caldecott and Charlotte Zolotow Award.

brittanyg This is a NF book that I would used as a SR book in my classroom. EL 5 teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts and UDL 3.3 guide information processing, visualization and manipulation https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Finding-Winnie-2341050 this has students learn new vocabulary, show comprehensions and have them do compare and contrasting. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
DrSpalding Enhancing vocabulary and comprehension is something that can be done with most quality picture books. I believe the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin came out in theaters last week. 2y
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This is a 3 time Award Winning book! It won the Caldecott, Orbis Pictus and Sibert Award! This is the true story of the Macy‘s Day Parade that happens every year for Thanksgiving. This is a cute NF book that talks about how this idea came about and became a huge success. I would use it as a SR in the classroom. EL 46 as a hands-on-activities UDL 3.1 activate prior knowledge to see how many students have heard about and watched the Macy‘s Parade.

brittanyg https://www.teachervision.com/reading-instruction/balloons-over-broadway-true-st... this gives you lessons for different subjects and students can make there own puppet. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
DrSpalding You made an excellent choice in this three-time award-winning book. Many of us can make text to world connections having watched this parade on Thanksgiving day for many years! The idea of them making their own puppet aligns beautifully with the strategies you have selected. Well done. 2y
MadisonCarter I added this to my stack because it sounds awesome! Can't wait to check it out! 2y
HNager This book sounds great, I love watching the parade. It would be a great book to have in the classroom for students to read. 2y
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I Can Be Anything! | Jerry Spinelli
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This is a RF Newberry Award Winning Book. This story explores the many options of what to be when you grow up. It is good to motivate students and show them that they are capable of being anything they want to be and that they have the right to make choices on there own. This would be a great S Book because you could dress up as the different jobs that are in the book.

brittanyg UDL 3.3 guide information processing, visualization and manipulation would relate to storytelling EL 3 encourage self-talk positive thinking https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/lesson-plans/migrated-featured-f... this would have students compare what boys and girls could be but I would probably have the same things on both sides to show that they are equal. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
DrSpalding Your addition to the resource that does not encourage gender stereotyping is wise. You taught me something; I had no idea this book won the Newbery. Good choice! 2y
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This is a good B book about African Americans and education. This is a story about a African American who had a book itch. He began with 5 books in a bookstore and now has tons for books. Back then African Americans didn‘t read or get much of an education. The bookstore became a monument in Harlem. It‘s a good story to share with students about never giving up on there dreams. This is an Corretta Scott King and Jane Addams Award Winning Book.

brittanyg I would use this book for an AS because it brings out a lot of history behind the author that relates to the book. http://familylocket.com/the-book-itch-researching-our-ancestors-passions/ This will have students explore there ancestors passion or itch they had that they perused. UDL 3.1 activate prior knowledge EL 5 teaching technical vocabulary supporting key concepts #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding What a wonderful idea to have students exploring their ancestors. Sounds like SS to me! I'm thinking that this is a biography. Am I right? 2y
brittanyg @DrSpalding when I looked up the genre is said nonfiction but it could be a biography maybe? Not sure. 2y
DrSpalding Knowing that biographies are non-fiction, I believe this is a biography based on your description. 2y
brittanyg @DrSpalding okay thank you that‘s what I was thinking but I wasn‘t sure. It‘s a great book! 2y
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This picture book is a Boston-Globe Horn Book Award winner. This story is about a Dog who just wants a friend and Bear just wants to be himself. Bear realizes what Dog wants and became best of friends. This is a great realistic fiction novel about friendship. This would be a great PR book and then they can have a discussion about friendship. EL 4 link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. UDL 8.3 foster collaboration and community.

brittanyg Can have students sit in a circle and talk about a time they just wanted a friend and explain the importance or friendship in the classroom as outside of the classroom. https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/activity-guides/9781596430532AG.pdf #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
AndreaC What a sweet story, I think this is a great one to share with children! 2y
DrSpalding We need more stories about friendship! Nice resource! 2y
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Stella by Starlight | Sharon M. Draper
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This book is about and African American communion and their daily struggles with the white community and The Klu Klux Klan. Stella is a girl who is very adventurous in a way that has gotten her into some trouble but also solved a major issue going on with it the Bumblebee community. This story talks about how we can all be different but we are one in the same and we should help one another in good and bad times. This is a good LC historical

brittanyg fiction novel that is a New York Times Best Seller. UDL 8.3 foster collaboration and community. You will have a LC and have students talks as a group about the reading. EL 38 assign short reading for homework so you can have the students read outside of class and talk in groups in the classroom. https://sharondraper.com/stella-common-core.pdf this is a lesson plan that meets common core state standards. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
DrSpalding Your UDL and EL strategies are excellent. Nice synopsis of this fabulous book and going straight to Draper's website is the best way to go. Use this book with students! 2y
ismari212 I agree that it would be great for LC 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This story is about Auggie who had multiple plastic surgeries when he younger for cleft palate. He is now starting in 5th grade after being homeschooled by his mother. All the students were mean when they first saw him, but by the end he was accepted because of his personalities. This reminds of the saying don‘t judge a book by its cover. Auggie was a sweet boy who just wanted to be accepted. This is an award winning New York Times Best Seller!!!

brittanyg This is a good realistic fiction novel I would use in the higher grades 5-8th as students are moving to new schools to explain acceptance and it‘s okay to be different. UDL 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge about cleft palate and the definition of acceptance. EL 30 use diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing 2y
brittanyg relationships. Can have the students make a graphic organizer describing each main character in the book and their relationship towards Auggie. http://rjpalacio.com/for-teachers.html This is discussion topics to have students answer throughout there IR sessions. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
DrSpalding You are right that this child had many surgeries and one was to cure cleft palate but the larger issue was a cranial facial deformity. Palacio's resources are excellent and there are so many others online. #ChooseKind 2y
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This book about a duckling being unwanted and goes out into the world and finds out who he really is. The whole time the ugly duckling was a swan, he was different from anyone else. This story is about acceptance which is key for young children to understand. This is a good traditional literature book I would use for RA so that you could also have a discussion about this topic. UDL 1.3 offer alternatives for visual information.

brittanyg You could show images of different types of birds and do a compare and contrast activity. Or you can do this activity with the students. https://www.education.com/worksheet/article/the-ugly-duckling-story/ this is an activity to have students recreate the story to show there understanding of the story. EL 3 encourage positive thinking which can be about being accepted in the world no matter who you are. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
AndreaC This is a great classic story with an awesome message! 2y
DrSpalding Nice EL alignment with promoting positivity. Traditional literature can be used to teach many lessons. This example is one that could easily be compared with other versions of this classic folk lore. 2y
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This is A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson by David Adler and illustrated by Robert Cadillac. This is a biography of the obstacles and accomplishments he experienced. This book depicts courage. He was more than just a baseball player. He was a star player at UCLA for football, baseball, basketball and track. He fought to serve for the U.S. Army. This would be a very good book for social studies or to talk about courage.

brittanyg This would be a good RA to interact with students and share them a very good biography. Here is a lesson plan that has charts that student can fill out while the RA is going on. https://educators.brainpop.com/bp-topic/jackie-robinson/ Also good to explain events happening around this time period and how it related to one person life. EL 4 and UDL 3.1 for activating prior knowledge. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
AJones This B would make an excellent resource in any classroom library, and it would be an essential component on civil rights. Jackie Robinson wouldn‘t let obstacles during the 1930s get in his way with perseverance he became an amazing athlete; still idolized today. ⚾️#42 Your RA and corresponding strategies compliment each other very nicely. Thanks for sharing. (edited) 2y
alyssahp This sounds like a great book to have in a classroom! Most children's book seem to be F, but to have a biography like this is important and I think students would really enjoy it! There is also so much more about him than just knowing he was a baseball player! Awesome choice @brittanyg! 👍🏼 (edited) 2y
DrSpalding What a wonderful, detailed post about an amazing individual. Many students in your classrooms enjoy sports and learning about these historical sports figures can't be highly impactful. Excellent choice. 2y
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Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison and Kevin Hawkes. This is a good shared reading story that students can read and connect with one another. This story won the Monarch Award. This is a story about a little girl who wants to be remembered the way her sisters were remembered. She started acting out and that didn‘t work. Her class went on a field trip to the conservatory where she was then noticed.

brittanyg The tour guide didn‘t know her sisters so she remembered her by her love for butterflies. Then all of the students followed her around because the butterflies were attracted by her. This is a good science fiction book about how butterflies go through metamorphosis. 2y
brittanyg Here is a lesson plan on how to apply this book in the classroom. http://images.randomhouse.com/teachers_guides/9780375835971.pdf UDL 3.1 and EL 4 is about activating prior knowledge. Can talk about what they already know to help them with before reading. #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 2y
AJones I wish I had this book during my butterfly lesson. I absolutely love the music and movement component from your embedded link. Your ideas create a multidisciplinary lesson. Great job and I love it! I also want to have a real life caterpillar so students can watch the life-cycle and document their findings. Thanks for sharing and I added this link to my favorites. 🦋 2y
DrSpalding Science and good books!. This sounds fantastic! Adding it to my stack. Wonderful resource! 2y
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Henry's Freedom Box | Ellen Levine
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Henry's Freedom Box by Nadir Nelson is a historical fiction book that recieved the Caldecotte Award. This story is about a slave who just wanted freedom. Throughout the story he had been split from his family a few times. He finally came up with the idea to ship himself to another part of the county where there was freedom. So he shipped himself to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. UDL principle 3.1 and EL 4 both talk about the use of prior knowledge.

brittanyg Students need to know the key word slavery and the time period in which this was still going on. I would recommend this as a read aloud because you can show the students thw illustrations to govw them a better understanding. Also because this was awarded for the illuatrations. This link allows students to make there own box and have it shipped to a place where they feel there is freedom. Then has the students explain why they picked thia place. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/henrys-freedom... 2y
DrSpalding You can't do much better than accessing Scholastic as a resource. Yes "Kadir " is an excellent "Caldecott" award winning illustrator. Utilizing historical fiction during social studies lessons and during your literacy block is vital. An excellent addition to your #ClassroomLibrary! ❤️? 2y
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