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carlenerubin

carlenerubin

Joined June 2019

- A book is a dream that you hold in your hands -
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The Day the Crayons Quit is a MF picture book written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. This is the winner of the Young Readers Choice Award. This books features Duncan's crayon box sending letters about why they are deciding to quit being his crayons. This is an incredible story and has so many uses in the classroom. I would plan to use this as a S or RT.

carlenerubin https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/day-crayons-quit

UDL: 4.2
ESOL: 14

This book is so useful in the classroom. Not only can you use it to teach letter writing but also things like colors, and art. These activities can be modified to fit the needs of any student.

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Myiab I love everything about his book, especially the illustrations! RIF is an amazing resource for books with free activities for students. Great choice! 4y
DezireeLara Love this book! It‘s so cute and I totally agree every student should have this book read to them! 4y
DrSpalding Be sure to expand on your principles and strategies. This is a high-quality book that everyone should have access to. 4y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are is a MF picture book written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. This book won the Caldecott medal in 1964. This book features Max and his magical transforming bedroom. He is transported to this world filled with wild things who think he is one of them because of his wolf costume. I would use this story in my classroom as a RA or S.

carlenerubin https://www.weareteachers.com/where-the-wild-things-are-activities/

UDL: 1.3
ESOL: 46
By having the students create their own wild things characters it offers them an alternative for visual information and gives them a hands on experience.

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Mary_Dehner Carla- I like how you were specific with your strategies working your post. Your link was also very useful. Awesome post. #happyreading 4y
DrSpalding I see what you did with the principles and strategies however I prefer the direct verbiage for each for clarity purposes. 4y
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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons is a MF picture book written by Eric Litwan and illustrated by James Dean. This book has won the heodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. In this Pete the Cat adventure Pete keeps losing the buttons off of his shirt! This does not get Pete down though, he keeps enjoying his day and singing away! I would use this a S or RT in my classroom.

carlenerubin http://homegrownfriends.com/home/pete-cat-four-groovy-buttons-activities/

UDL: 2.5
ESOL: 16

This book is an amazing resource for your classroom. It can be used in so many ways especially those needing more hands on activities like sewing buttons! There are many ways to modify the activities that I have attached for this award winning text.

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brilliantglow My daughter LOVES Pete the Cat. This was her first Pete book 4y
DrSpalding Yes to readers theater or storytelling or read aloud or any other way of sharing these wonderful books with children. Primary age students need to hear these messages… Positivity is key. 4y
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a MF picture book written and illustrated by Dan Santat. This book won the Caldecott Medal. Beekle is a story about an imaginary friend that journeys into the world to find his perfect match and get his name! This is a light hearted picture book that would used in my classroom as a RA.

carlenerubin http://thecorecoaches.com/2015/09/meet-beekle/

UDL: 2.5
ESOL: 13
This activity is great for all ages. You can make or purchase the Beekle plus and use it as an alternative for visual information!

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DrSpalding This is a fun modern fantasy read aloud. Being that it is a Caldecott award winner, it will help you meet standards in language arts. 4y
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Lon Po Po is a TL picture book by Ed Young. This book has won the Caldecott Medal. Lon Po Po is an adaption off of Little Red Riding Hood. It takes a very dark turn and I believe may be to morbid to read in a young classroom. The book tells the story of 3 sisters who come face to face with a wolf after not following their mother's instructions. I would use this book as a S or RA in an older classroom.

carlenerubin https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/lon-po-po-teac...

UDL: 4.1
ESOL: 1

Using this book as a storytelling and creating activities based on that will allow students to create their own thoughts on the text and ask questions.

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DrSpalding This is a quality folklore variant. Scholastic is a high-quality resource! I have seen this as a storytelling and it works well. Good choice. 4y
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Voice of Freedom is a P book written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Ekua Holmes. This book has won many awards including the Coretta Scott King and John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, and the Caldecott Honor. This book has some incredible poetry in it giving readers an insight into the Civil Rights Movement. It allows the audience to read beautiful poetry along with looking at incredible illustrations.

carlenerubin I would use this book in my classroom as a RA.

https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/pairing-picture-books-and-primary-sources-voice-...

UDL: 8.2
ESOL: 11
This poetry book is an important resource to use in your classroom. Not only does it pair well with social studies but it also varies the demand on the students. #UCFLAE3414SU19
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Stephanie5 Would be a great read in the classroom especially during social studies. 4y
DrSpalding I love the primary source resource you have noted! Use good books in social studies! 4y
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Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson is HF chapter book. It has won the Scott O'Dell Award and was a National Book Award finalist. It is an incredible text that is set during the Revolutionary War and gives readers an insight into Isabel's life and he struggle to find her sister after escaping slavery. This book is part of a trilogy that I hope to read the next 2 books very soon! I would use this book as a IR or LC in my classroom.

carlenerubin https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/chains

UDL: 7.1
ESOL: 2
Using this book in a literature circle allows students to make a choice in their education as to which book they would like to read. It also allows students to work together and help one another on vocabulary and other difficulties with the text.

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DrSpalding I truly enjoy her books! This would work well in a fifth grade or above class using literature circles. Have you read https://books.google.com/books/about/Fever_1793.html?id=Bj5QGMN7pUMC&printsec=fr... It‘s so good!❤️📚 4y
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Julian Is a Mermaid | Jessica Love
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Julian is a Mermaid is a RF picture book illustrated and written by Jessica Love. This book has won the Stonewall Book Award. Julian is Mermaid is about a boy and his abuela. Julian wants nothing more than to be a mermaid like the people he saw and his abuela encourages him to dress up as one. This book is incredibly powerful and I would use it as a S in my classroom.

carlenerubin https://www.readacrossamerica.org/julian-is-a-mermaid/

UDL: 7.2
ESOL: 26

Julian is a mermaid focuses on a latinx family. It represents children that are not traditionally found in mainstreamed children's literature. It makes for an excellent addition to anyones classroom library.

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Apeacock12 I recently purchased this book and I love it! It's such a sweet story, and I love how much support he has from his community and grandmother. Love the classroom application ideas and writing prompts provided in the link. This is a great book to use in your classroom. 4y
DrSpalding Excellent book selection! Continue seeking out the Stonewall book awards for books that meet the needs of diverse students in our classrooms. 4y
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Hello Lighthouse | Sophie Blackall
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Hello Lighthouse is a RF picture book written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. This book has won the Caldecott Medal. It is a story the focuses on the married couple that runs the lighthouse on the sea. It showcases their life and struggles with beautiful imagery. I would use this book in my classroom as a digital S. This way the students can hear the story and see the beautiful illustrations as well.

carlenerubin https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=teaching-with-2019-caldecott-winner-hello-light...

UDL: 1.1
ESOL: 14
By using this book as a storytelling it allows for students to be able to see and hear the book in a different format. This allows the teacher to modify speech as an ESOL accommodation.

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jmartucci That website contains some great resources to be used in the classroom. Also the pictures in this story look so beautiful! 4y
Apeacock12 Just added this book to my future library wish list! The pictures in this book are beautiful! The article you linked has so many different ideas and ways to use this in your classroom. 4y
DrSpalding This is a beautiful book! Go to the publishers website and they have a choose your own adventure related to this book title. I created a QR code in the front of my copy. Very cool! Excellent book selections. 4y
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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Finding Winnie is a NF picture book illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick. It has won the Caldecott medal. This book features “the world's most famous bear.“ It takes you through the story how Winnie came to be! I would use this book as a RA because the pictures and writing makes for an amazing read aloud.
http://media.hdp.hbgusa.com/titles/assets/reading_group_guide/9780316324908/EG_9...

carlenerubin UDL: 3.1
ESOL: 4
By introducing a Winnie the Pooh story first it will activate background knowledge. Then students can learn the history of where Winnie actually came from, from this incredible, award winning text.

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DrSpalding I think this book is best read to intermediate students that have prior knowledge of Winnie the Pooh. They can then connect the historical content to the character that they may have loved when they were five years younger. 4y
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Lost and Found is a MF picture book that is written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. This book is about a boy who finds a penguin at his front door and the two of them go on a journey to return the penguin home. The book ends with a pleasant heart warming surprise that will make this already adorable book one to remember. I would use this book in my classroom as a SR because students can be predicting throughout the text.

carlenerubin https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Lost-and-Found-Oliver-Jeffers-Book-C...

UDL: 5.3
ESOL: 8 Use direct instruction: Modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the
strategy and show how to use it.
By reading this book as a shared reading it allows the teacher to model the being a good reader. She can set the expectations and scaffold the proper way to question, predict, and infer about the book.
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DrSpalding We have many Oliver Jeffers fans in the class now! This shows how important author studies are. Helpful resource. 4y
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The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds
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The Word Collector is a RF picture book that is written and illustrated by Peter Reynolds. This book features Jerome who instead of collecting stamps or art collects words! This book follows him through his journey to expand his vocabulary and the vocabulary of others. I would use this book as a AS. Peter Reynolds has written many amazing books and can be a great example to the students. Peter even has a national holiday for one of his books!

carlenerubin https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/scholasticcom-editors/2018-2019/c...

UDL: 2.1
ESOL: 11. Place language in meaningful context
This activity has students reading more books and finding vocabulary they do not know. The students then look up the words to find out what they mean. This activity is great for learners because they get to choose what they learn.

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DrSpalding Nice picture! Scholastic is an excellent resource and I love the idea of learning a word a day with this book! Of course English learner strategy 11 works beautifully. 4y
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Red: A Crayon's Story | Michael Hall
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Red is a F picture book written and illustrated by Michael Hall. This book follows the life of a blue crayon in a red wrapper. He faces many challenges as he is expected to perform as a red crayon but is a blue crayon on the inside. He realizes that to be successful you need to be who you are and not what people want you to be. This book would be a great RA to encourage children to be who they want to be and not what others want them to be.

carlenerubin https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Red-A-Crayons-Story-2863480

UDL: 8.2
ESOL: 16. Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities
By completing this unit lesson there are many different activities you are varying the challenges based on the day. On one da children are discussing labels and on another day they are having a discussion. This will allow for partner work and individual work.

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DrSpalding What kind of F? Yes it is fiction however what kind? This is another example of a great book that is inclusive and models inclusivity to our students. 4y
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High Five | Adam Rubin
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High Five is a MF picture book that is written by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salieri. This book is a riveting championship of high fives. You come face to face to high five multiple animals that are bigger than you! Some may even have more hands than you! This book would be best as a SR or RA in my classroom.

carlenerubin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehhJ_A5n_wQ

UDL: 3.1
ESOL: 13. Use preview/review activities

By showing the book trailer before reading it allows students to begin making predictions about the text before you start reading. It also gives them a nice visual with the other children giving each other high fives.

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DrSpalding Shared reading or read aloud seems appropriate. I like the idea of using book trailers! This can get students excited about reading certain books. You need to perform book talks as well but this is a universal design principle to meet the needs of all students in your classrooms! High five! 4y
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All Are Welcome | Alexandra Penfold
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All Are Welcome is a RF picture book that is by Alexandra Penfold and illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman. This book is an example of a school community that welcomes all students no matter their race, gender, home life or any other quality that would make students different from one another. This book is a great RA or SA on the first day of class fo help build the classroom community.

carlenerubin https://andrea-mack.blogspot.com/2018/08/all-are-welcome-by-alexandra-penfold.ht...
UDL: 7.1
Having the students create their own banners allows for choice and autonomy in their work.
ESOL: 17. Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models,
demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions
By having this book as a RA the teacher can model and use body language to help aid the text for ELL understanding.
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DrSpalding You know I love this book! And interactive read aloud where the audience chorally responds, all are welcome here... Works beautifully. 4y
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Eve of the Emperoe Penguin is a SF chapter book written by Mary Pope Osborne. This is the 40th book in the Magic Tree House series. This book follows Jack and Annie as they travel to Antarctica to find the next secret to give to Marlin. I would use this book as a IR or PR in my classroom. This book is a great resource because if the students like this book it might let dive into the series.

carlenerubin https://www.edhelper.com/books/Eve_of_the_Emperor_Penguin.htm

UDL: 2.1
ESOL: 5. Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts
Before reading go over vocabulary and other challenging words the students will find in the text. You can also make picture word cards to help with ESOL and UDL strategies.

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Macker11 I think that the Magic Tree House series is such an important series for elementary students! This book seems to intrigue so many students and I think getting them hooked on a series is important for further reading! I love your idea about picture word cards to help out! Being able to understand the vocabulary is extremely helpful to the content of the story. 4y
DrSpalding Not truly science fiction more modern fantasy. This series while I know they are traveling in a magic treehouse… Is not focused on the time travel as much as it is other information in the story. Merlin missions… Picture word cards are very helpful! The website created by the publisher is the best possible resource for this series. 4y
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Here We Are is a RF picture book written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. This book is written for a child so they can have basic notes for living on Earth. This book would be a great AS due to the fact the the author also illustrates his own books. He was also a Kohl's Cares author and has written more than 14 books.

carlenerubin http://s30909.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HERE-WE-ARE-teacher-resources.p...

UDL: 7.2
This activity has the students building meaningful classroom community by writing compliments about themselves and the planet.

ESOL: 3. Encourage self-talk (positive thinking)
By building a classroom community the positive thinking will soon follow.

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DrSpalding Great book! Utilizing this in your social studies classroom would be wise! Geography! 4y
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The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak is a humorous RF book with NO pictures. This book forces the reader to make crazy sounds! Do not read if you do not want to make crazy sounds. I would use this book in my classroom as a RA because that is absolutely the only way to read this amazing text.

carlenerubin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZwY5BeYcyo

UDL: 1.2
The link I am attaching is a video of the author reading aloud his own story. This offers an alternative for auditory information.

ESOL: 14. Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant
Vary pace in reading this text.

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Stephanie5 I put this as one of my books too I love them so much. 4y
DrSpalding For those of you that enjoy The Office as my eldest son does, the allure of this book is even greater! This is a unique book that many students enjoy. 4y
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Who Was Sally Ride? | Megan Stine
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Who Was Sally Ride? By Megan Stine and illustrated by Ted Hammond is a B chapter book focusing on the life of the first woman astronaut in space! This book talks about her life before she blasted off into space as well. This chapter book includes a few pictures and I would use this book as a IR. This book and the whole Who Was series would be a great resource for a book report.

carlenerubin http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/sally-ride...

UDL: 5.1
I will allow the students to either handwrite, type, or draw the letter to the Sally Ride Foundation.
ESOL: 28. Provide biographies of significant men and women from different
countries
The book is a biography.

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DrSpalding English learner strategy 28 is perfect. You‘ve done a better job with the principles and strategies. Your resource is of the highest quality! 4y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is a heart warming and nerve racking is a modern fantasy chapter book. This book has won the Newberry Medal. This book follows Ivan throughout his journey living in the Big Top Mall with his animal friends. Everything is standard quo until a new animal shows up and changes the way of life Ivan has gotten used too. I would use LCs in my classroom to enhance discussions about this wonderful text.

carlenerubin https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/criss-cross/one-and-only-ivan-criss-cross-0.
UDL principles: 8.3
This strategy can be used by learning in the LC to enrich conversations and foster a community of learning through group discussions.
ELL: 10. Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups
The LC learning style with foster the think, pair, share mindset.

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DrSpalding Powerful story for a literature circle or as we spoke about in class, a read loud that will encourage much conversation 4y
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