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Corduroy | Don Freeman
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"Corduroy" is a sweet, enjoyable, toy-comes-alive picture book written and illustrated by Don Freeman. It is a fictional (F) story that could be read aloud (RA) to younger students in a classroom environment. "Corduroy" is a story about a teddy bear in a department store that is almost adopted by a young girl named Lisa; however, Lisa's mom refuses to pay for the teddy bear because he is missing a button on his clothing. Determined to find the

caldwellalex95 missing button, Corduroy goes on a mission once the store closes to find a replacement button. Unfortunately, Corduroy is discovered by one of the security officers in the midst of his button-finding mission, and is placed back on his shelf. Read "Corduroy" to find out how the story ends! "Reading is Fundamental's" website provides a word search activity for students to complete once "Corduroy" is read aloud. This word search is a wonderful way 6mo
caldwellalex95 for teachers to boost their students' vocabulary. ESOL strategy #40 and UDL's language and symbols strategy (2.1) applies to this lesson plan. "Corduroy" is a story that is timeless and enjoyable for individuals of all ages. My mom would read this story to my sister and I when we were younger, so I will always have a special place in my heart! Even at the age of 24, I still enjoy reading this book if I happen to pass it on a shelf at the 6mo
caldwellalex95 bookstore! #LAE3414SP19 www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/corduroy-word-search 6mo
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claireherman I love Corduroy! I read this book as a child and still have my copy now! I even put a pair of green overalls from one of my dolls onto a Teddybear. I would love to use this word search with young students in my own classroom. 6mo
C.Austin @caldwellalex95 I absolutely love this book! I used to have my mom read it to me all the time! When I saw the Corduroy stuffed animal in a store I added it to the top of my Christmas list that year! 6mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource! You were so supportive of your friends with positive peer feedback. 6mo
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"Sideways Stories from Wayside School" is a fun, fictional (F) novel written by Louis Sachar and illustrated by Adam McCauley. This story could be read aloud (RA) to the class by the teacher. Sachar's book is exciting and different! When I was in the second grade, my teacher introduced the class to this book; she read a few chapters aloud to the class every day. "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" left an impact on me because it was the first

caldwellalex95 chapter book I have ever read! This story takes place in Wayside School, which was designed to have one floor and 30 classrooms. Due to a construction error, the building is 30 floors high with one classroom per floor. Also, Wayside School does not have a 19th floor. Sachar's novel is about Mrs. Jewls's class, which is on the 30th floor. After conducting some research, I found a read aloud lesson plan teachers can follow in their own classroom! 6mo
caldwellalex95 The lesson plan has day 1 through day 14 planned out, which assists teachers with executing the plan. ESOL strategy #40 and UDL's language and symbols strategy (2.1) apply to this lesson plan about Sachar's wacky story! "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" is funky and quirky. Students are going to have a fun time while reading this chapter book because of its goofy nature and crazy storyline! #LAE3414SP19 6mo
caldwellalex95 www.denilya.net/reading/Wayside%20School%20Lesson%20Plans.pdf 6mo
WoodsKatie This was my favorite book growing up, it may have been my first chapter book too!!! I remember being so excited to read what would happen to the students and scary teacher! I also read the sequels too. I think this is still relevant to Students still! I‘ll totally have this in my library! Great post! 6mo
DrSpalding Many teachers read this book aloud to their students. I can tell this left an impression on you. Read aloud to your students as well! They will remember it! 6mo
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Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a popular and classic traditional literature (TL) picture book that captivates its readers. Teachers could read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" during a storytelling session in their classroom. Carle's famous picture book is sold every 30 seconds and is on the New York Times Bestsellers list. For those who may not know or do not remember, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is about a cute caterpillar with an

caldwellalex95 incredible appetite. The caterpillar eats its way through a variety of food before becoming a butterfly. Because Carle's book is so popular, there are a plethora of lesson plans that revolve around his story. I discovered a great option for a storytelling lesson plan on the "School Time Snippets" website, which is a story sequencing activity! Children will enjoy this activity because it is hands-on, and what child does not enjoy working with 6mo
caldwellalex95 clothespins?! ESOL strategy #48 and UDL's sustaining effort and persistence strategy (8.2) can pertain to this activity. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a beautifully written and illustrated book. All children should be presented the opportunity to have this book read to them. Carle's illustrations are stunning and they deserve all of the praise it receives! #LAE3414SP19 6mo
caldwellalex95 www.schooltimesnippets.com/2016/03/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-sequencing-activity.html 6mo
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MNelson98 This is an absolute classic! Having children do a hands-on activity with this book is a great idea. The students will have a blast. Great choice! 6mo
SofiaRoselli I love this book!! It was so much to read as a kid when you had an enthusiastic reader! 6mo
DrSpalding This is a classic that all children should be exposed to. 6mo
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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"Goodnight Moon", written by Margaret Wise Brown/illustrated by Clement Hurd, is a classic traditional literature (TL) picture book that has touched the hearts of many children! It could be used in a variety of ways in a classroom setting, including a storytelling (S) session. My mother used to read this story to my sister and I when we were younger, so "Goodnight Moon" holds a special place in my heart! "Goodnight Moon" is about a bunny who is

caldwellalex95 going to sleep. As the bunny gets tucked into bed, it says "good night" to its surroundings. The text is simple, but the illustrations are warm and calm. A website called "Inspirational Laboratories" created an activity called "The Goodnight Moon Storytelling Basket". This storytelling basket activity truly brings "Goodnight Moon" to life! ESOL strategy #40 and UDL's language and symbols strategy (2.5) pertain to this lesson plan. "Goodnight Moon" 6mo
caldwellalex95 is a classic book that all kids should be read to during their childhood! Just like how my mom read this story to my sister and I, I plan on reading this story to my students as well! #LAE3414SP19 www 6mo
caldwellalex95 www.inspirationlaboratories.com/goodnight-moon-storytelling-basket/ 6mo
DrSpalding Another classic with a helpful resource. Storytelling as we saw with Channing‘s presentation, works well for this book. 6mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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R. J. Palacio's "Wonder" is an inspirational, realistic fiction (RF) story that can be used as an option for literature circles (LC) in the classroom! "Wonder" is a New York Times Best Sellers book. If you are a reader who is looking for a feel-good story with occasional tear-shedding moments, then this book is for you! "Wonder" is another novel that was eventually turned into a major motion picture. "Wonder" is about a 10-year-old boy named

caldwellalex95 August, or Auggie Pullman, who has been home-schooled his entire life - until now. Beginning school is intimidating for anyone, but it is especially scary for Auggie because he has Treacher Collins Syndrome, a facial deformity he was born with. How does Auggie's first year in 5th grade play out? Read "Wonder" and discover the ups and downs for Auggie, his family, and friends, as it is told from different viewpoints of each character! "Wonder" is a 6mo
caldwellalex95 great candidate to be used in a literature circle; I would love to discuss with my peers my feelings about the book and the characters, what occurs per chapter, etc. Literature circles provide students with an opportunity to dig deeper into the text. Palacio's official website for "Wonder" provides activities for students to complete once they finish reading the book. ESOL strategy #38 and UDL's comprehension strategy (3.2) can be used in a 6mo
caldwellalex95 literature circle activity, or any of the activities provided on Palacio's website. "Wonder" is a beautifully written story about a young boy with a facial malformation, told by different standpoints of the characters. This novel is a tearjerker, so make sure you have some tissues nearby! Although this story is fictional, there are thousands of families that can relate to "Wonder". I believe it is important for teachers to have this story 6mo
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caldwellalex95 available and ready to read in their classroom library! #LAE3414SP19 www.wonderthebook.com/for-teachers 6mo
Kcallihan You did a very good job in the introduction explaining the book and it made me very interested to hear more about it and potentially read it. You provided a very detailed analysis of the book and how it would work well within a literature circle. I also love that you included the pros to using a literature circle and how it would work if you were the student. Good job!! 6mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource and we discussed this book during our independent literature circles. This truly is a wonderful book to utilize in your classroom for a variety of reasons. 6mo
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"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?", written by Bill Martin Jr./illustrated by Eric Carle, is a well-loved fictional (F) children's book with illustrations guaranteed to captivate any child. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" is a wonderful option for choral reading (CR) in an elementary classroom! "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" features a brown bear, a red bird, a yellow duck, a blue horse, a green frog, a purple cat,

caldwellalex95 a white dog, a black sheep, a goldfish, a teacher or a mother, and students or children. Because of the simple nature of this picture book, it is a perfect candidate for a choral reading activity. The "Hubbard's Cupboard" website provides an in-depth plan for teachers to follow for this cute story, including a choral reading portion. ESOL strategy #48 and UDL's comprehension strategy (3.3) are appropriate for this entire lesson plan provided by 6mo
caldwellalex95 "Hubbard's Cupboard." "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" is a must-read for all students! This book is straightforward and effortless, but Eric Carle's illustrations add life to the text. I cannot pass this book on a shelf without picking it up and reading it! #LAE3414SP19 www.hubbardscupboard.org/brown-bear-brown-bear 6mo
DrSpalding Choral reading is just right for this book. This resource is widely used as well. Well done Alex. 6mo
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"Goldilocks and the Three Bears", written and illustrated by Jan Brett, is a classic traditional literature (TL) tale that will never go out of style. This story could be used in a multitude of ways in a classroom environment, including a dramatic reenactment (DR). This stunningly illustrated book shares the story of a young girl named Goldilocks who stumbles into a home belonging to three bears. Of course, there have been hundreds of retellings

caldwellalex95 of " Goldilocks and the Three Bears", but the details in Brett's drawings are one-of-a-kind and truly breathtaking. Students will knock themselves out re-enacting this classic fable! The "Teachers Pay Teachers" website offers a plethora of options for teachers to choose how they want to execute a dramatic reenactment of the story. I have linked an option below for teachers to use that include story hats and props! ESOL strategy #21 and UDL's 6mo
caldwellalex95 recruiting interest strategy (7.1) could be included in this dramatic reenactment lesson plan. If you are like me and you adore traditional literature, be sure to take some time and read Jan Brett's version of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". Not only is the story a vintage staple, but Brett's illustrations are alluring and deserve all of the praise and attention it receives! #LAE3414SP19 6mo
caldwellalex95 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Goldilocks-and-the-3-Bears-Dramatic-Play-Story-Hats-and-Props-1333858 6mo
JessicaRosell I've always loved this take! Having student perform a DR of this story would be so much fun! Thanks for sharing 6mo
DrSpalding Dramatic reenactment and Jan Brett Stories… Yes please. 6mo
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Ninja Red Riding Hood | Corey Rosen Schwartz
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"Ninja Red Riding Hood," written by Corey Rosen Schwartz/illustrated by Dan Santat, is a variant of the traditional children's literature (TL) story "Little Red Riding Hood," but with an exciting twist - ninjas! Schwartz's book could be executed in the classroom during readers theater (RT), as students participate with acting out different parts of the story. Everyone has heard in the story "Little Red Riding Hood", but what about "Ninja Red

caldwellalex95 Riding Hood"? After the wolf fails to lure in the three little pigs, the pigs decide to fight back against the wolf! The pigs begin teaching others in the community ninja skills. The wolf has had enough of the ninja shenanigans and takes it upon himself to learn moves to fight back against his victims. He believes a young girl and her grandma make the perfect vulnerable target. Will his ninja moves be enough to defeat the two? You will have to 6mo
caldwellalex95 read to find out! Attached below are readers theater scripts for "Ninja Red Riding Hood", provided by the "Teachers Pay Teachers" website. Students will absolutely love re-enacting the different parts of this fractured children's literature story! ESOL strategy #20 and UDL's recruiting interest strategy (7.3) are perfect for this readers theater lesson plan! As each student reads their part in the play, vital vocabulary words can be written on the 6mo
caldwellalex95 board for further evaluation and discussion! Whether or not you enjoy "Little Red Riding Hood", give "Ninja Red Riding Hood" a shot! You will not regret it! #LAE3414SP19 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Readers-Theater-Script-MORE-Ninja-Red-Riding-Hood-Fluency-CCSS-4155621 6mo
DrSpalding Wow! What a detailed post. Readers theater would be fabulous! 6mo
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Who Was Dr. Seuss? | Janet Pascal
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"Who Was Dr. Seuss?" written by Janet B. Pascal/illustrated by Nancy Harrison is a cute, easy, readable biography (B) about Dr. Seuss, AKA Theodor Seuss Geisel! Generally, Pascal's books could be used during independent reading (IR). "Who Was Dr. Seuss?" is a wonderful way to inform students about who he was as a person and what inspired him to become an author. "Who Was Dr. Seuss?" is a chapter book for young students full of illustrations

caldwellalex95 throughout its entirety. Pascal includes a plethora of facts and illustrations, including a timeline of important dates crucial to Dr. Seuss's life. How did Dr. Seuss get his name? Why did he choose to write children's books? Read "Who Was Dr. Seuss?" to discover how Dr. Seuss became a powerful and prominent presence in children's literature! After reading Pascal's biography about Dr. Seuss, I discovered one of my classmate's Piktochart's about 6mo
caldwellalex95 Dr. Seuss! In this Piktochart, my classmate included a bulleted list of biographical facts about Dr. Seuss, along with lesson plans, games relating to Dr. Seuss's books, and more! Her Piktochart is a wonderful source for students to use independently after reading this book to confirm or broaden their understanding. ESOL strategy #42 and UDL's strategy perception (1.3) can apply to students reading "Who Was Dr. Seuss?" or completing any of 6mo
caldwellalex95 the activities listed on the Piktochart. Pascal's books are amazing to read, because they provide a fun alternative to reading about real people or real events that changed history! Some students might be turned off when reading biographies compared to fictional stories; however, Pascal's fun style of writing in conjunction with the illustrations make this book entertaining and pleasurable! #LAE3414SP19 6mo
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" is one of the most popular fantasy (F) children's books that has won the Caldecott Award for being a wonderfully captivating picture book. "Where the Wild Things Are" can be used in the classroom during paired reading (PR) activities! When I was in elementary school, my peers and I used to read "Where the Wild Things Are" to each other because we all adored this story and could not keep our hands off of

caldwellalex95 it! A young boy named Max becomes disruptive at home while wearing his wolf costume; because of his bad behavior, his mom is sends Max to bed without any dinner. Suddenly, big and tall trees appear in his room, along with grass and a body of water. Max's room transforms into a jungle as he sails to an island that is taken over by creatures called "Wild Things." Max asserts his dominance with the Wild Things, and then he begins having fun. After 6mo
caldwellalex95 spending some time with the Wild Things, Max becomes lonely and eventually sails back home to his bedroom. To his surprise, Max finds that his dinner is waiting for him. "Bright Hub Education's" website lists several activities for students to complete, individually or with a peer! For example, students can make three-panel comic strips to illustrate the sections of the story, or they can illustrate their drawings on monster-shaped pages. ESOL 6mo
caldwellalex95 strategy #10 and UDL's executive functions strategy (6.3) can apply to several of the activities listed on "Bright Hub Education's" website. "Where the Wild Things Are" is a classic book that will never go out of style. Although it became a major motion picture, the book is definitely better than the movie! This book is perfect for readers with an imagination and a strong love for children's literature. 6mo
caldwellalex95 #LAE3414SP19 www.brighthubeducation.com/pre-k-and-k-lesson-plans/75923-where-the-wild-things-are-activities/ 6mo
DrSpalding Another beautifully detailed post ...you certainly know your books! Very well done! 6mo
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"Hidden Figures", written by Margot Lee Shetterly/illustrated by Laura Freeman is an inspiring nonfiction (NF) story that could be incorporated into a read aloud (RA) activity in the classroom! This picture book is vibrant with its illustrations, which will guarantee each student's undivided attention. The story "Hidden Figures", which has been turned into a major motion picture, is a true story about four black women who assisted NASA with

caldwellalex95 launching men into space. This book takes place from 1930 through 1960; during this time, women were viewed as inferior to men. The four women in "Hidden Figures", Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Christine Darden overcame discrimination, as women and as African-Americans, while working at NASA. After doing some research on Scholastic's website, I stumbled across a fun and interesting activity for students to engage in. The 6mo
caldwellalex95 activity is called "Moon Math"! During this activity, students will feel like they are part of the action as they read about Katherine Johnson. Then, students will complete a diagram of the moon lander's flight plan and calculate angles! These assignments are hands-on and will have students engrossed in math! Once students finish these math activities, there are a series of questions for them to answer to confirm their understanding. ESOL strategy 6mo
caldwellalex95 #46 and #36, along with UDL's language and symbols strategy (2.3) integrate with the "Moon Math" activity. "Hidden Figures" is a lovely and informative story to read to students, and it could be read aloud specifically during Black History Month! Because young students, teenagers, and adults will enjoy this exhilarating picture book based on a true story, I believe this book is a must-have in every classroom! 6mo
caldwellalex95 #LAE3414SP19 www.math.scholastic.com/issues/2016-17/011617/moon-math.html 6mo
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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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Lois Lowry's "Number the Stars" is a historical fiction (HF) novel suitable for readers that may be teenagers or young adults, due to its mature content about the Holocaust. "Number the Stars" could be used for a literature circle (LC), or during independent reading (IR) sessions. "Number the Stars" takes place during WWII as the Holocaust began occurring. As German troops begin to relocate all of the Jewish citizens of Denmark, a young girl

caldwellalex95 named Annemarie Johansen and her family take in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and pretend she is a part of the family. Readers discover how the Danish Resistance smuggle almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark across the sea to Sweden. Scholastic provides a KWL activity for students to complete, as theh fill in what they know about the Holocaust, what they think they know, and what they learned. "Number the Stars" provides a 6mo
caldwellalex95 wonderful opportunity for teachers to introduce the topic of WWII and the Holocaust to their students. This lesson plan was created for students in grade 6-8. It is incredibly crucial for students to gain an understanding of history, and what happened during WWII. "Number the Stars" will give insight to its readers, as it places a new perspective on what life was like during the invasion that took place overseas decades ago. This KWL activity 6mo
caldwellalex95 incorporates ESOL strategy #50 and UDL's comprehension strategy (3.4). "Number the Stars" is an eye-opening story that everyone should take the time to read. I have always been interested in reading stories about the Holocaust because it makes me appreciate my freedom and all that I have. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Holocaust, or somebody who is curious about learning what others had to do to survive the devastation. 6mo
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caldwellalex95 #LAE3414SP19 www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/holocaust-what-do-you-know/ 6mo
caldwellalex95 Also, "Number the Stars" has won the Newbery Award! 6mo
C.Austin @caldwellalex95 I remember reading this book in the fourth grade and it has stayed with me ever since! Great book! I believe this piece of literature should be in every teacher‘s classroom! 6mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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Lois Lowry's "The Giver" is a science fiction (SF) novel suitable for readers that may be teenagers or young adults. This story could be read in a literature circle (LC), or independently (IR). "The Giver" is about a young boy named Jonas, who describes his world as "perfect"; however, once Jonas turns 12, he receives special training from The Giver. The Giver holds memories of the pain and pleasure life has to offer. The Giver is brutally honest

caldwellalex95 with Jonas, and Jonas begins to realize that his life will change forever. After conducting some research, I was able to locate a fun activity for students to complete for 'The Giver". On the "Reading is Fundamental" website, there is a word search for students to do. The word search is printable and interactive, and it is guaranteed to extend student learning. Students will find and circle words across, down, and diagonally. ESOL strategy #23, 6mo
caldwellalex95 and UDL's language and symbols strategy (2.1) pertain to this word search activity. "The Giver" is an absorbing and fascinating novel! I have not read another book that resembles this story. If you are a fan of science fiction, pick up this good read! #LAE3414SP19 www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/giver-word-search 6mo
caldwellalex95 Also, "The Giver" has won the Newbery Award! 6mo
Olsonashley19 One of my favorite LC books when I was in high school! The movie is also a must see. 6mo
KAdudu This is one of my all time favorite book. I remember reading this in middle school. 6mo
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Kate DiCamillo's realistic fiction (RF) novel "Because of Winn-Dixie" is a relatable story that has the ability to tug at everyone's heartstrings! I have used this story while completing an author's study (AS), which I will link below.
"Because of Winn-Dixie" is a story about a young girl named Opal who moves to Florida with her father, the preacher. Opal eventually attaches herself to a dog she found at a Winn-Dixie grocery store, ultimately

caldwellalex95 bringing the dog home and naming it Winn-Dixie. Throughout the novel, Opal and Winn-Dixie meet the citizens of Naomi, Florida; these experiences gradually cause Opal to gain a new, fresh outlook on life and help her truly understand what it means to be grateful and to let go. I created an author's study on Kate DiCamillo and included a link to a "Because of Winn-Dixie" lesson plan on the last slide, titled "Kate DiCamillo Resources". This lesson 6mo
caldwellalex95 plan surrounds a scrapbooking activity, which will engage students as they incorporate their own creativity into their individual assignment. ESOL strategy #30 and UDL's expression and communication strategy (5.1) can be used for this scrapbooking lesson plan, provided by Scholastic. "Because of Winn-Dixie" is a story that anyone can relate to. This novel is the first book I have ever read from Kate DiCamillo, and it has touched my heart forever! 6mo
caldwellalex95 #LAE3414SP19 www.create.piktochart.com/output/37173407-kate-dicamillo 6mo
alexandracarpenter This book is darling! I love the Piktochart you made about the author, and the UDL that you chose. 6mo
caldwellalex95 Also, "Because of Winn-Dixie" has won the Newbery Award! 6mo
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This is Not My Hat | Jon Klassen
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"This Is Not My Hat" by Jon Klassen is a wonderful, fictional (F) story that won the Caldecott Award and is powerfully adored by many! Also, teachers can use "This Is Not My Hat" as a storytelling (S) option in their classroom for younger students.
In "This Is Not My Hat," a little fish steals a big fish's hat while the big fish is asleep. The little fish thinks that he will get away with it but the big fish wakes up and starts following him.

caldwellalex95 A crab sees the little fish swimming into tall plants and the crab promises he won't tell anyone where the little fish went. But the crab points the big fish to where the little fish is hiding. The big fish swims into the plants where the little fish is hiding and swims out wearing his hat. An article written by Caroline Von Klemperer and Andy Rodgers on Teaching Children Philosophy's website posted questions for teachers to host in their 6mo
caldwellalex95 Classroom. Depending on the topic, such as stealing, lying, or trusting, teachers can ask questions like "Was it wrong for the little fish to steal the hat? Why or why not?" Students can activate their prior knowledge to answer these questions and contribute to a philosophical discussion. ESOL strategy #4 and UDL's comprehension guidelines (3.1 and 3.3) apply to the "This Is Not My Hat" questions provided in the article. Overall, I absolutely love 6mo
caldwellalex95 this picture book by Jon Klassen, along with its sweet and simple illustrations! #LAE3414SP19 www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/ThisIsNotMyHat 6mo
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The Rabbit Listened | Cori Doerrfeld
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"The Rabbit Listened" by Cori Doerfeld is a sweet, simple, fictional (F) story that has won the Charlotte Huck Award. "The Rabbit Listened" is a great applicant for shared reading (SR) because of its intriguing plot that keeps readers interested.
When something bad happens to Taylor, he is unsure of what he should do! Suddenly, all of the animals begin to pry into Taylor's business, but he does not want to open up and share his feelings.

caldwellalex95 Throughout the story, Taylor experiences a plethora of emotions. Finally, a rabbit approaches Taylor with the kindest attitude. Taylor emotionally opens up to the rabbit and appreciates how the rabbit listens to his thoughts and feelings. Ultimately, the rabbit's calming nature made Taylor feel so much better. Susan Hill, a children's author, shared on her personal website how a lesson about feelings and emotions can benefit students and relate 8mo
caldwellalex95 them to the theme of this story, which is empathy. Once the teacher is finished reading "The Rabbit Listened", students can initiate a THINK PAIR SHARE activity and discuss with a peer how they might help someone who was angry, sad, or scared. What does happiness look like to you? Anger? Surprise? ESOL strategy #10 and UDL's guideline self-regulation (9.3) and communication (5.3) are applicable for this book. 8mo
caldwellalex95 Overall, "The Rabbit Listened" is a story everybody should read, because it reminds all of us how to respect and treat others during a difficult time. www.susannahill.com/2018/03/02/perfect-picture-book-friday-the-rabbit-listened/ #LAE3414SP19 8mo
DrSpalding I have not seen this one. Your post made me want to add it to my stack. Looks wonderful! Nice universal design and English learner alignment. 8mo
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Hildilid's Night | Cheli Duran Ryan
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"Hildilid's Night" (by Cheli Duran Ryan and illustrated by Arnold Lobel) has won the Caldecott Award for being a light-hearted MF folktale for students to read independently (IR).
In this black and white picture book, readers learn that Hildilid hates the nighttime more than anything in the world; she goes to extreme lengths to get rid of the night. No matter how many attempts Hildilid makes to banish the nighttime, the nighttime continues to

caldwellalex95 persist until the sun comes up. After the students finish reading this story by themselves, they can create a story map and organize important elements to support comprehension of the text. TeachingBooks.Net's website, www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level2_sample.pdf provides more information for teachers interested in creating graphic organizers for their students. "Hildilid's Night" includes ESOL strategy #7, as students use graphic 8mo
caldwellalex95 organizers once they finish reading to confirm their understanding of the book. UDL's perception guideline (1.1) applies to this fun fable. "Hildilid's Night" is a unique tale that will crack a smile on its readers' faces. #LAE3414SP19 8mo
DrSpalding You have a lovely writing style. You mentioned modern fantasy and folktale… So this would actually be what genre? 8mo
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Nana in the City | Lauren Castillo
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"Nana in the City" by Lauren Castillo is a magical RA picture book as it incorporates multiple factors of RF in its text. "Nana in the City" has collected the Caldecott Award, along with the Huffington Post's "Best Picture Book about Family".
"Nana in the City" is about a young boy who enjoys visiting his Nana, but dislikes the city because it is filled with chaos and mayhem. Nana gives the young boy a red cape, which motivates the young boy to be

caldwellalex95 brave! Suddenly, the city is not so scary anymore, and the young boy's outlook on the city changes in a positive light. This vibrant book can be used in the classroom to discuss the importance of relationships and learning how to make predictions. How do you think the young boy will act next time he visits Nana, now that the city is not so scary? Common Sense Media's website, www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/nana-in-the-city provides 8mo
caldwellalex95 examples of how "Nana in the City" can be integrated in the classroom and how a teacher can introduce the idea of making predictions to students. ESOL strategy #16 and UDL's self-regulation guideline (9.3) apply to this pleasant, delightful read. "Nana in the City" is an incredibly heartwarming story about a strong, solid relationship between a young boy and his Nana; it teaches us how we should not be afraid to take chances! #LAE3414SP19 8mo
DrSpalding Common sense media is a quality website. This is a heartwarming award winner! Reading aloud would be the best strategy. 8mo
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"Last Stop on Market Street" (by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson) is a wonderful RF children's picture book and an inspirational, motivational RA. Not only has this story won the Newbery Award, but it has also been awarded the Caldecott Award!
"Last Stop on Market Street" is about a young boy named CJ who rides the bus around town with his grandma every Sunday after church.

caldwellalex95 CJ questions his grandma about why others appear to live a "better" life than him. Despite CJ's discouraged attitude, his grandma continues to show him hidden beauty in the most unexpected places. This book can be used to start a class discussion on diversity. What does diversity mean to you? "Teaching Children's Philosophy's" website, www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/LastStop goes into depth about how a teacher can 8mo
caldwellalex95 create several lessons, including a lesson in diversity, based off of "Last Stop on Market Street". This stimulating childrens book promotes ESOL strategy #1 and #10, along with UDL's comprehension guideline (3.2). "Last Stop on Market Street" is a positively humbling reading experience that anyone at any age will enjoy! #LAE3414SP19 8mo
DrSpalding I love that your resource includes the diversity theme. Check out Channing‘s post with the YouTube video of De La Peña reading this book on a bus. It won the Coretta Scott King award as well! 8mo
kelseymccormick @caldwellalex95 Wow! What an informative post, great job. I have not yet read this book, but I am definitely adding it to my TBR. I love how your resource provides different activities related to themes in the story. 6mo
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"La Princesa and the Pea" (written by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal) is a unique spin-off of "The Princess and the Pea" with its own South American twist! This engaging RA and P/MF picture book has won over the hearts of many readers, and has even acquired the Pura Belpre Award!
This sweet, humorous, rhyming tale shares the story of a cheery girl crossing paths with an eager prince and his overprotective mother.

caldwellalex95 "La Princesa and the Pea" can be incorporated in the classroom by having students engage their prior knowledge to predict various outcomes or parts of the story. Also, students can be taught to use their context clues. Elya's website, www.susanelya.com/L_princesa.htm shares how this book is a wonderful RA choice due to its "playful illustrations" and designs. This book supports ESOL strategy #4, #17, and UDL's comprehension guideline (3.1). 8mo
caldwellalex95 Overall, this colorful, diverse picture book is one I would recommend to anyone! #LAE3414SP19 8mo
DrSpalding I have not seen a post on this book before. Excellent choice! I like the focus on books with different languages. They will be present in your classroom which means you are providing a mirror for your students! 8mo
Edenmonet La Princesa and the Pea looks like such a cute book and I love that it is bilingual! ESOL kids will especially loves this because it has words that they will understand. Also, just like Dr. Spalding said this book can be a mirror for a Spanish speaking student, which is really important. 6mo
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