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claireherman

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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander is a collection of P that won the Coretta Scott King award in 2018! Introduce your students to the world of poetry though this book and also the the astoundingly popular author Kwame Alexander! I think a CR would be such a fun poetry lesson for students! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Language & Symbols (2.4) Promote understanding across languages
ESOL Strategy 26: Maintain a library of supplementary books & workbooks written in simple English, which offer additional illustrations for problems
Lesson Plan: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/idea-share/jen-wellman/poetry-month-040417
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LaGasseSam1996 I like this one! I think it‘s always good to have student read poetry by someone who is still actively writing it. 10mo
MNelson98 I love the website you attached! It provides a great poetry resources and activities 10mo
DrSpalding I am adding this to my stack. I am thrilled you were able to read this award winner! 9mo
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Let the Children March | Monica Clark-Robinson
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Let the Children March is a heartbreaking while inspiring story based on the true events from the 1960s! Monica Clark-Robinson does a wonderful job of showing the pride and confidence of those children who marched so long ago. Have student read this HF during a lesson on segregation or during Black History Month! Introduce them to this Coretta Scott King winning book through a RA! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Sustaining Effort & Persistence (8.1) Heighten salience of goals & objectives (8.2)
Vary demands & resources to optimize challenge (8.3) Foster collaboration & community
ESOL Strategy 23: Structure advance organizers consisting for new terminology that learners will encounter in the new lesson vocabulary to be reviewed
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Edenmonet I read this book and I really enjoyed it! It a great book to do during Black History Month! Also good lesson plans! 10mo
Channing_Austin @claireherman I love your resource and your idea to read this book during Black History Month, I think that is a great idea! 10mo
DrSpalding A beautiful book to read during Black history month or anytime you are integrating the curriculum with literature and social studies. 9mo
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All Around Us | Xelena Gonzalez
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Pura Belpre Honor winner All Around Us is just as beautiful as it sounds. Written by Xelena Gonzalez, this RF story is an imaginative story that inspires you to look a bit more closely at the world around you! This book would be a wonderful RA to young students, and be sure that they have a great view of the pictures! Xelena Gonzalez is just as beautiful as her story, and would be a great inspiration for an AS for your students! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Comprehension (3.3) Guide information processing and visualization
ESOL Strategy 15: Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again
Lesson Plan: This includes a ton of great activities for kids along with a discussion guide! https://allaroundus.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/AllAroundUs_PrgramOfferings_...
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LaGasseSam1996 This story sounds amazing! I need to read it. I think students would enjoy it as well. 10mo
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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National Book Award author Jaqueline Woodson wrote Brown Girl Dreaming, and won many more awards for it! This P book is written is verses to tell Woodson‘s autobiography of growing up as an African American in the 1960s throughout New York and South Carolina. Have students read this as an IR when they need some inspiration! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Comprehension (3.1) Activate or supply background knowledge
ESOL Strategy 9: Teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, timelines etc.
Lesson Plan: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/onebook/obop18/docs/BrownGirlDreaming_Le...
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DrSpalding This makes for a fantastic literature circle. Another wonderful book to integrate the curriculum. 9mo
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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We all know how important it is for young children so see role models that look like themselves! She Persisted is a B picture book written by Chelsea Clinton. Use this book along side lessons regarding American government or at any other time during the school year for a SR! Beautiful and inspirational! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal to provide options for Executive Functions (6.1) Guide for appropriate goal setting
ESOL Strategy 3: Encourage self-talk (positive thinking)
Lesson Plan: http://www.booknerdmommy.com/persisted-mini-biography-activity-idea/
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LaGasseSam1996 I love the idea of using this book in a history lesson. I have read this and each page is on another women in history so you can jump around in this book to who ever you are talking about. 10mo
MNelson98 I posted about this book as well! It‘s such a great and motivational picture book for young women to read. It inspires them to stand up for what‘s right and persist! Great choice! 10mo
DrSpalding Owning a bracelet that includes this title says it all… This is a powerful book. 9mo
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Fever, 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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This HF novel one the Margaret A. Edwards Award, and was written by acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson! I remember seeing this book in my elementary school library, but I never read it because I thought it would be too gross and scary! This book will take you back to 1793 and into the lives of the Cook family. Who will survive the fever? Have your students find out in a LC! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL PrincipalPrincipal to provide Comprehension (3.1) Activate or supply background knowledge
ESOL Strategy 4: Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge
Lesson Plan: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/fever-1793-dis...
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MNelson98 I remember reading this in middle school! I had completely forgot about it until I saw this post. It‘s a very good book. Great choice! 10mo
DrSpalding This is one of my all-time favorite historical fiction pieces. 9mo
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Chains | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Scott O‘Dell Award & National Book Award Finalist author Laurie Halse Anderson‘s Chains is a great way to get your readers interested in a novel series! Chains takes place during the immensely difficult time of the American Revolution. Read this touching HF story to follow along on the journey of sisterhood for a fright for freedom. Introduce your students to this story through a LC or IR when learning about the American Revolution! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal to provide Comprehension (3.1) Activate or supply background knowledge
ESOL Strategy 4: Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge
Lesson Plan: https://study.com/academy/lesson/chains-novel-lesson-plan.html
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Kcallihan Claire, this book sounds so interesting! I‘ve never heard of these books before but the way that you introduced them made me much more inclined to want to learn more. I also enjoyed that you included potential lesson plan ideas such as the American Revolution. If we could get our students interested in these books I believe it would not only help their literacy skills but also their history skills immensely! 10mo
DrSpalding Wonderful peer feedback. Helpful resource and you have aligned universal design and English learner strategies well. 9mo
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Esperanza Rising | Pam Muanoz Ryan
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When everything is you have is lost, you must find your way up! Esperanza Rising is a HF novel written by Pura Belpre winning author Pam Munoz Ryan. Use this story to inspire your students through either IR or LC! Because this story takes place during the struggles of the Great Depression, it would be great to connect to social studies lessons! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Self Regulation (9.1) Promote expectations & beliefs that optimize motivation
ESOL Strategy 30: Encourage the use of diagrams & drawings as aid
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claireherman Lesson Plan: Students write a journal entry as if they were living during the Great Depression which is the historical setting of the book! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/journal-time-h... 10mo
LaGasseSam1996 I love using this book as a way to go more in depth on the Great Depression. I think I would use it toward the middle of the discussion so they students had some background to it. 10mo
DrSpalding HOPE RISING! Another excellent book selection with a high-quality resource. It looks like you enjoy finding books that include social studies content. Wonderful! 9mo
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The Very Busy Spider sounds a lot like me!! I like to spin my web and sleep! I found this lift-the-flap edition of the story which is great for young kids who are learning how to read! This would also be great for a PR so students can each play the part of the spider and other characters to read back and forth! Written by the renowned author Eric Carle, this book is fun for all ages! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal for Perception (1.3) Offers alternatives for auditory information
ESOL Strategy 1: Teach questioning for clarification
Lesson Plan: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/very-busy-spid...
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DrSpalding Partner reading yes… Storytelling yes! 9mo
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Look no further for a story that is rich in culture and in art! Anansi the Spider is an African TL that is retold and illustrated by Caldecott honor winning author Gerald McDermott. This is a really fun book to use for Storytelling! I cannot wait to share my own telling of this classic African tale of the great spider Anansi! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal for Expression and Communication (5.1) Use multi media for communication (Here is a great RA film by the author https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1CIBaRpSOg )
ESOL Strategy 24: Incorporate the culture & the language of second language learners in your curriculum
Lesson Plan: https://florida.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.la.rv.genre.lppourquois/iden...
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DrSpalding PBS is a high-quality resource that few students use. Excellent choice and excellent universal design and English learner alignment. 9mo
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This Sunshine State Young Reader Award winner is a wonderful and exciting SF book by author Jeanne DuPrau! This would be a super fun DR to do in class as a large project for the semester! This story is full of mystery and shows kids the science behind what we need to make a world that works! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal for Sustaining Effort & Persistence (8.2) Vary demands & resources to optimize challenge (8.3) Foster collaboration & community
ESOL Strategy 42: Have students use timelines to arrange & sequence important facts & information
Lesson Plan: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/44101/the-city-of-ember-by-jeanne-dupra...
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DrSpalding This particular website is an excellent resource to turn to if the book has been published by Random House! 9mo
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Stella by Starlight | Sharon M. Draper
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This inspiring HF novel written by NYT Bestselling author, Sharon M. Draper is great for classroom use! To be exact, the story is set in Bumblebee, North Carolina during the 1930s. The theme of this book may be dark for some ages, but the issues covered are very important. Using this book to use along with writing activities is a great idea! Stella includes her spelling mistakes & corrections, which is very helpful for young writers! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Comprehension: (3.1) Activate or supply background knowledge (3.2) Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, & relationships (3.3) Guide information processing & visualization
ESOL Strategy 4: Link lesson topic to student‘s prior knowledge
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claireherman Lesson Plan: This is a great Common Core guide! It includes discussion questions, story mapping, and other writing activities http://d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.net/tagged_assets/15387/stella%20by%20starlight... 10mo
Haleysantucci This book looks so good!!! Thanks for the info! And thanks for letting us know that not all ages should be reading this because of the dark content! I think it would be a great grammar activity to look at the grammar and fix it so it‘s correct! Awesome post! 10mo
DrSpalding Another fantastic book with helpful resource. 9mo
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The Rainbow Fish | Marcus Pfister
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Many love The Rainbow Fish, and for good reason! This F story shows the importance of friendship & sharing, so it would be perfect for RA! The Rainbow Fish has been translated into over 50 languages worldwide! Read this story to your students at the beginning of the school year to teach about & promote sharing and kindness in your classroom! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Self Regulation 9.1 Promote expectations & beliefs that optimize motivation
ESOL Strategy 22 Give enough wait time for second langue learners to respond to questions.
Lesson Plan: https://betterlesson.com/lesson/604729/rainbow-fish
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DrSpalding It is a wonderful read aloud with a lesson that students need to learn at a very young age. It also makes for a beautiful storytelling! 9mo
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Uno's Garden | Graeme Base
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Uno‘s Garden is a book I loved reading as a child! This F picture book has some of the most beautiful illustrations! This is a touching story that shows the importance of environmental conservation & also includes arithmetic on every page! A great RA for young students, & a fun way to teach math lessons with older students! Base won many Australian book awards for Uno‘s Garden including the Young Australian Best Book Award. #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Language & Symbols 2.1 Clarify vocab & symbols. 2.3 Support decoding of text, mathematical notation, & symbols.
ESOL Strategy 14 Simplify your speech by making it slow and redundant
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mluter I loved you book boost on this book! I hadn‘t heard of it before you presented on it, but I‘m going to check it out now that you‘ve spoken so highly of it! 10mo
DrSpalding Thank you for sharing this beautiful book with me. 9mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This Newbery Medal winning F novel is a beautiful story that takes a heartwarming spin on a real gorilla. Applegate gives new life to Ivan, & creates many touching friends for him along the way. This novel may be used to help discuss topics like animal cruelty & equality. This book would be great to use for a LC! The lesson plan included contains discussion questions for students as well as great ways to connect this story to real life issues!

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Comprehension 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 10mo
claireherman ESOL Strategy 2. Promote cooperation in small groups & 27. Highlight written materials for readability by enlarging the size print, by organizing chapters meaningfully, and by writing headings that show introductions or transition from one idea to another. This book would be great for ESOL students because we could relate it to moving to a new place, or feeling left out amongst peers! 10mo
DrSpalding Thoughtful English learner comments. 9mo
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Looking for a great F book that teaches the importance of friendship? “Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse” is a beautiful story written and illustrated by Caldecott Honor author Leo Lionni. Willie the mouse becomes jealous when a new “mouse” arrives that looks just like him! Willie must overcome his hard feelings in this heartwarming tale! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman Lesson Plan: This is a cute and fun lesson plan for Kindergarten students! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/alexander-and-... 11mo
claireherman UDL guideline that provides options for Sustaining Effort & Persistence 8.3 (Foster collaboration and community) and for Comprehension 3.2 (Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) 11mo
claireherman ESOL Strategies that promotes cooperation in small groups, listing the most important words or phrases you plan to use in a presentation or on a board in your classroom, and maintain a library of books with simple English which also offer additional illustrations for problems. 11mo
DrSpalding Well done Claire! Lionni is a favorite author of mine! 11mo
giont @claireherman this looks like a great, funny book! I like the resource you added with it. I‘ll definitely have to read this book :) 10mo
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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Newbery Medal winning author Katherine Applegate pushes boundaries large and small with her touching F novel, “Wishtree”. This book is perfect to use in a LC due to its relevancy in this country‘s current climate. “Wishtree” is a beautiful and heartwarming read for children of all ages! After all, I think we could all use a little advice from a tree named Red🌳 #LAE3414sp19
Lesson Plan: http://www.wishtreebook.com/static/pdf/brochure-site.pdf

claireherman UDL principals that provide Recruiting Interest 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity & Self Regulation 9.2 Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies 11mo
claireherman ESOL Strategies 2: promote cooperation (small groups) & 6: continuously monitor students‘ comprehension 11mo
DrSpalding Red‘s advice is stellar. Another great post! You are aligning the strategies and principles well. Keep up the good work. 11mo
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Dive into the colorful world of Duncan‘s crayons in this Wanda Gag Book Award winning F book by Drew Daywalt. This E. B. White Read Aloud Award book will ‘draw‘ your students right in during RA time! Every page is unique & full of quirky hidden gems that‘ll make you smile! “The Day the Crayons Quit” is great for K-5 lessons ranging from learning the colors of the rainbow, power of persuasion, & structure of writing letters! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL principal that provides options for Sustaining Effort & Persistence 8.3 (foster collaboration and community)
ESOL Strategies 36. Ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses & 45. Use Venn diagram to contrast and compare activities (which crayons are unhappy/happy)
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DrSpalding Lovely writing style Claire. Scholastic is an excellent resource however the link takes you to a different book than you have noted here. Fix! 11mo
DrSpalding If you haven‘t read Mufaro‘s beautiful daughters, you should. 11mo
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claireherman @DrSpalding Thank you! I must‘ve mixed up my lesson plans between posts. I love Mufaro‘s Beautiful Daughters, I grew up reading that story! 11mo
DrSpalding Oddly, I read that for my read aloud assignment for this course when I was an undergraduate. 11mo
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The heartfelt story & beautiful imagery that John Steptoe gives in this TL folktale is mesmerizing. This story teaches the importance of inner beauty & selflessness. “Mufaro‘s Beautiful Daughters” is a must read for children of all ages & backgrounds, as it won both the Caldecott Medal & Coretta Scott King Award. “Mufaro‘s Beautiful Daughters” would make for a great RT thanks to the many characters that appear throughout the tale! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL principal that provide options for Comprehension 3.2 (Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) 3.3 (Guide information processing and visualization) & 3.4 (Maximize transfer and generalization)
ESOL Strategy 24: incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum.
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DrSpalding Excellent post Claire. You are right that 24, incorporating the culture and language works beautifully with this particular piece of traditional literature. 11mo
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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Want to know how you size up to some of Earth‘s amazing creatures? Caldecott Honor author Steve Jenkins gives a colorful and hands on guide to how big-and small-these creatures actually are! “Actual Size” is a perfect RA for children of all ages. When I first read this book I wanted to put my hands all over the pages to see how I compared to these animals! It would even be a great NF tool to use as a research guide for older students!
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claireherman “Actual Size” has gained a number of awards including the BCCB Blue Ribbon NF Book, Orbis Pictus Honor Book, International Reading Association “Children‘s Choices 2005”, and CHILD Magazine Best Book of the Year. #LAE3414sp19 11mo
claireherman UDL principal that provides options for Perception 1.1 and 1.2 (offers ways of customizing the display of information and alternatives for auditory information). (edited) 11mo
claireherman ESOL Strategy 17: Provide Contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions. 11mo
DrSpalding Teaching books can be a helpful resource. 11mo
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