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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons is a picture book written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean and winner of the Geisel award. This book could be used for RA, CR, and DR. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons is about Pete the Cat who loses his buttons from his jacket but does not let it affect him or slow him down. This book is best read to children in the form of song, as it is catchy and engaging. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly This video http://bit.ly/2mrZdwj is a music video for the book and shows Pete the Cat in a fun animated form. This video supports EL 17 provide contextual support through audio visuals, and UDL 4.2 optimize access to tools and assistive technologies. 5y
kenyanellie Pete the Cat has so many great stories with many different themes! This video was so cute as well! 5y
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The Day the Crayons Quit is a picture book written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. This book could be used for RA, RT, and IR. The Day the Crayons Quit tells the story of personified crayons who voice their anger towards their owner in letters. The crayons are angry they aren‘t being used as much as other crayons and tell their owner they‘re taking a break. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly Like in our class, students can create their own letters as if they were crayons and write about their crayon‘s frustrations. http://www.penguin.com/static/images/yr/pdf/CrayonsGuide.pdf For this activity the letters in the book provide good examples for students, and match EL 17 provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, and facial expressions and UDL 4.1 Vary the methods for response and navigation. 5y
kenyanellie I loved this activity when we did it in class and this book is the best! 5y
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The Relatives Came | Cynthia Rylant
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The Relatives Came is a picture book written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Stephen Gammell and won the 1986 Caldecott Award. The Relatives Came is about a family who is visited by their relatives, and explores all the struggles and benefits of having family visiting. This book can be relatable to many, and can show students the different aspects of family and the importance of support. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly This book can be used as an example of narrative writing for students to reproduce their own. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/relatives-came... EL 12 teach to two objectives, language and content and UDL 3.3 Guide information processing, visualization and manipulation can help with the lesson for this book. 5y
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Separate is Never Equal is a non-fiction picture book written by and illustrated Duncan Tonatiuh and the recipient of the 2015 Pure Belpre Award, Jane Addams Award, and Sibert Award. Separate is Never Equal tells the story of how Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California before Brown v. Board of Education. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly This book is an excellent resource to have in the classroom, as it brings up a historical perspective of segregation. https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/assets/pdf/education-outreach/... After reading this book, students can learn more about the history of desegregation by incorporating persuasive writing and drafting their own letter as if they were Sylvia Mendez advocating 5y
elifkelly for desegregation. EL 50 for content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities, such as role playing activities is relevant for students, as they can pretend to be Sylvia. With this writing activity, UDL 2.2 clarify syntax and structure can help with the writing process. 5y
kenyanellie This seems like a very interesting NF book and would be a great add to a classroom library! This activity seems like a great way to help students build background knowledge on desegregation. 5y
DrSpalding I bought this book after seeing it on the National Council for Social Studies notable books list. Excellent choice. Helps to teach valuable historical content. 5y
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They All Saw a Cat | Brendan Wenzel
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They All Saw a Cat is a PB written and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel and the winner of the 2017 Caldecott Award. RA, IR, and PR could be used with this book. They All Saw a Cat shows the perspectives of different animals as they all see a cat, through varying styles of illustrations. This video created by the publisher brings to life the fascinating illustrations from the story and instantly grabs attention of anyone watching. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly This video works as a “trailer” and can get students excited to read the story. http://bit.ly/2mrZdwj This video would suit EL13 Use preview/review activities. UDL 2.5 illustrate through multiple media would also correlate with the use of the video. 5y
DrSpalding Obviously, this makes for an excellent storytelling too. 5y
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I Want My Hat Back | Jon Klassen
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I Want My Hat Back is a picture book written and illustrated by Jon Klassen, and the winner of the 2012 Geisel Award. This book works well with RA, PR, and IR. I Want My Hat Back follows a bear who is looking for his lost hat and asks animals around him if they‘ve seen it. The animals say they haven‘t seen it until a deer helps the bear see things differently. http://candlewick.com/book_files/0763655988.kit.2.pdf #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly This activity pack includes a character sheet that students can use to cut out and paste to match the characters with their relationship to the bear. This matches EL 30 encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships and UDL 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships 5y
Jbombardiere This book and the activity that goes with I️t are both so adorable I‘ll definitely have to check it out and hopefully add I️t to my own classroom library! 5y
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The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush is a picture book written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. This book would suit RA, IR, and S. This picture book tells an old Native American folk legend of a young Native American boy named Little Gopher who represents his “dream visions” of the earth through his colorful artwork. In the class this book would be a great resource to expose students to traditional literature and folktales. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly Students could create their own artwork or have the opportunity to learn about a scientific topic through the story such as environmental awareness. This website has many creative and interdisciplinary options for using this story in a classroom. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/legend-indian-... 5y
elifkelly With these activities, EL 46 use discovery learning activities (hands-on-activities) and UDL 6.3 facilitate managing information and resources would be met. 5y
KatherineBeckham I forgot about this book, but after seeing your image, I know I have certainly read it when I was younger. I remember I loved looking at all the colorful images in the story. I like the idea of having the students create their own artwork, because I always found activities like that to be so exciting. (edited) 5y
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If You Lived Here: Houses of the World is a non-fiction picture book written and illustrated by Giles Laroche. This book can be used for RA and IR. If You Lived here showcases fifteen different houses from different eras and cultures that are still in existence today. The houses are detailed with information such as house type, materials, location, date, and a fascinating fact. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly Because the illustrations in the book are cut-paper, having students create their own cut-paper houses would help them to make personal connections with the story through their work. This book discusses concepts such as geometry and scientific models, which would be perfect for a science and math infused ELA lesson. http://littlebits.cc/lessons/hack-my-house-workshop 5y
elifkelly EL 39 have students prepare collections of science objects aligns with the cut-houses. UDL 5.2 Use multiple tools for construction and composition supports the craft activity. 5y
kenyanellie just from the cover of this book, i can tell the illustrations are going to be beautiful! this looks like a great NF story and would work perfectly with the lesson you chose! 5y
DrSpalding What a cool resource. UDL/EL are spot on and thoughtful!The samples are so intriguing! Geometry, Social Studies and a great book!❤️🏡 (edited) 5y
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Brown Girl Dreaming is a poetry novel written by Jacqueline Woodson and has won the Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Award, and the National Book Award. This book would work well with IR, LC, and DR. Brown Girl Dreaming tells the story of Jacqueline and her life as she experiences her parent‘s splitting up, moving throughout the northern and southern United States, all throughout segregation and the Civil Rights movement. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly Because this book is an autobiography and heavily influenced by historical events, it is appropriate incorporate historical aspects into the lesson while focusing on literary topics such as poetry. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/exploring-perspec... 5y
elifkelly This lesson helps students to understand the diversity of poetry while exploring various perspectives of desegregation with first-person resources. EL 42 have students use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts and information could help with the layout of the story and UDL 7.2 optimize relevance, value, and authenticity connects the historical aspect of the story with the class. 5y
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Sparky! | Jenny Offill
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Sparky is an award winning picture book written by Jenny Offill and illustrated by Chris Appelhans. Sparky won the Charlotte Zolotow award for 2015. This book would work well with RA and IR. This book is about Sparky, a young girl‘s pet sloth. The young girl attempts to teach her slow pet tricks and perform for people, but eventually understands Sparky‘s inactive nature. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly To ensure students have comprehended the book‘s theme of patience and acceptance, this activity kit can be used in class. http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/resource/sparky-storytime-activity-kit/ The comprehension activities ensure EL 46 use discovery learning activities (hands-on-activities) and UDL 1.3 offer alternatives for visual information are met. 5y
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Grace for President | Kelly S. DiPucchio
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Grace for President is a picture book written by Kelly DiPuccio and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. This could be used for RA, IR, and RT. This book tells the story of Grace, a girl who notices there have been no female presidents and decides to run for class president. Along the way Grace discovers how difficult it is to run for president and teaches her classmates about the voting process in the United States along the way. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly In the class, this book could be used for a “reading day” to celebrate President‘s Day and Women‘s History Month. http://tag.rutgers.edu/grace-for-president/ EL 36 ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses could be used during a group discussion of the book. UDL 8.3 foster collaboration and community would also align with a book discussion. 5y
DrSpalding I agree that this book could be used in many ways in your classroom. I like the idea of utilizing it during a unit on women's history or around Presidents' Day. Well done. 5y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are is a fantasy picture book written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak and recipient of the 1964 Caldecott Award. This book can be used in RA, RT, and DR. Where the Wild Things Are describes the story of Max, who wreaks havoc in his wolf costume after being sent to bed without supper. His room transforms into a jungle where he ventures to an island inhabited by beasts called the “Wild Things.” #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly Eventually Max becomes the King of the “Wild Things” but becomes lonely and decides to return home, where he finds his supper waiting for him. Because the popularity of this book, there are many options for lessons that incorporate UDL 5.1 use multiple media for communication and EL 17 provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions. 5y
elifkelly Students can watch the 1984 opera version http://bit.ly/2zvHjO6, the major motion picture http://bit.ly/2Aw6oq5, or a traditional read aloud http://bit.ly/2hYlTQe. 5y
MakenzieT I love the detail you gave and your EL as well. 5y
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DrSpalding Three additional resources! Wow! It's fascinating to me that while this book was written over 50 years ago, it still is loved by children today. You should make QR codes of these resources and put them in the front cover of your copy. 5y
DrSpalding I love the image too.🙂 5y
supan.katherine Read it for the first time this year and I️ must say, I️ LOVE THIS BOOK. Definitely one of my all time favorites now. Love the read aloud, would be perfect for ESOL students. 5y
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Boy: Tales of Childhood is a biographical novel written by Roald Dahl. This book could be used for AS and IR. Boy: Tales of Childhood details the life of Roald Dahl by beginning with his family‘s ancestry all the way until his first job as an adult. This novel brings together Dahl‘s life in the changing British 1920‘s and 30‘s, and sheds a light on the living conditions in Britain during that time. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly This book could be used in a classroom to help students understand the biographical genre, and more specifically, all about an autobiography. The creativity of Roald Dahl makes this book an interesting read, which can help students understand autobiographies can be enjoyable http://www.roalddahl.com/docs/BoyLessonPlans_1506529555.pdf. 5y
elifkelly EL 28 Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries aligns with this book as does UDL 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. Providing interesting examples of genres that aren‘t too popular with students can foster engagement. 5y
DrSpalding You need to add your lovely author study Glog as a resource too! Don't assume that biographies are not popular amongst students. Often times if they are exposed to the right ones, they will find them quite intriguing. 5y
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Frederick | Leo Lionni
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Frederick is a picture book written and illustrated by Leo Lionni, and the winner of the 1968 Caldecott award. This book would work well with RA, DR, IR, and SR. Frederick is a field mouse who sits around while his brothers are gathering food for the winter. Frederick‘s brothers assume Frederick is lazy and does not want to help, but Frederick is gathering other items for the winter. #ucflae3414

elifkelly When the winter approaches and the food is finished, Frederick saves the day with has alternative supplies that he had saved. This book is a spin on Aesop‘s The Ants and Grasshopper fable, and in the class this can be used to familiarize students with fables. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frederick-less... 5y
elifkelly This lesson focuses on creating the characters from the story for a dramatic reading. Frederick could be used to with EL 4 Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge and UDL 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge. These would both be appropriate for this book to connect it to student‘s knowledge of common fables. 5y
DrSpalding This is one of my all-time favorites. Teaching students about fables is a standard in first grade. Nice alignment! 5y
MarinaForsythe I love this book and the fact that I️t is a fable, nice work!!!! 5y
MakenzieT I love this book and think it's perfect for the classroom! 5y
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This is Not My Hat | Jon Klassen
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This Is Not My Hat is a picture book written and illustrated by Jon Klassen and the recipient of the 2013 Caldecott Award. This book could be used in RA, DR, and IR. This picture book follows the story of a small fish who narrates the story. The small fish details with confidence how he stole a hat from a sleeping larger fish, and brings readers along for his journey through the ocean to find the tall patch of seaweed. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly On his journey through the ocean, the small fish ensures the readers that his stolen hat is safe with him, as the large fish had no way of knowing it was gone. While he continues on his journey, the small fish is unaware that the large fish is in pursuit of him. Readers are able to feel the suspense and urgency build throughout the story. 5y
elifkelly The cliff-hanger ending leaves readers wondering what could have happened to the small fish, and provides the opportunity for inspired discussion for children. http://candlewick.com/book_files/0763655988.kit.2.pdf U UDL 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information is appropriate to use with the various activities in the publisher‘s activity kit such the crossword puzzle and cutouts. 5y
elifkelly EL 7 Show students how to use graphic organizer like semantic mapping and imaging would relate to the crossword puzzle. 5y
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MarinaForsythe I love this book and I love your activity! 5y
Jbombardiere I really like the activity you included with this book and look forward to reading it! This book seems very interesting and exciting for young readers. 5y
kenyanellie I hadn‘t heard of this book before someone boosted it in my class and I thought it sounded like a great story! I love your activity as well! 5y
JaymeeKendall Love this book and the activity that goes along with it! 5y
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Click Clack Moo Cows That Type is a picture book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsey Lewin and received the 2001 Caldecott Award. This book could use RA, IR, RT, and SR. Click Clack Moo tells the story of cows on Farmer Brow‘s farm who find a typewriter and make various demands. The cows inspire the ducks and hens to make demands as well, as the typewriter as passed along. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly After reading this book, students can become familiar with word families through this lesson. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/learning-about-wo... UDL 5.3 Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance align perfectly with the shared reading aspect of this lesson. 5y
elifkelly EL 8 Use direct instruction: modeling, explaining, scaffolding, name the strategy and show how to use it would also become helpful during shared readings. 5y
MarinaForsythe What a cute book, and great strategies! 5y
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KatherineBeckham This was my absolute favorite book when i was a kid! I think its smart to teach word families with this book! Good idea! 5y
MakenzieT This is a wonderful and funny book that students will enjoy! 5y
supan.katherine Really loved when we performed a readers theatre in class for it. Love how you included different teacher strategies that could be used for the book. 5y
mayahearn I posted about this book too, it is such a cute and funny story and there are so many fun activities you can use it for in the classroom! 5y
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The BFG | Roald Dahl
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The BFG, one of Roald Dahl‘s most notable works, is known for its creative modern fantasy theme. The BFG could be used with LC, AS, SR, PR, and IR in the classroom. This novel is illustrated by Quentin Blake and tells the story of Sophie, who is taken by the BFG, or Big Friendly Giant into “giant land” and shows Sophie how he captures good dreams and destroys bad ones. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly The BFG, with Sophie‘s help devise a plan to have the man-eating giants that the BFG lives with taken away. This novel has countless examples of creative writing, and in the classroom it could be used to inspire students. https://www.roalddahl.com/docs/BFGlessonplans_web_1467018727.pdf 5y
elifkelly This packet has multiple lesson plans for different themes within the book such as dreams and friendship with corresponding activities. UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and EL 5 teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts can be used to help students comprehend the imaginative vocabulary Roald Dahl uses. 5y
MadisonCarter This book is a classic and the movie directed by Steven Spielberg was nothing short of amazing. Students would love seeing the book come to life in the film. 5y
DrSpalding A group of students and I saw this movie last year after reading the text. You are right that this could be incorporated into your classroom in many ways using many teaching strategies.❤️📚 5y
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver, written by Lois Lowry is a SF John Newberry Medal Award winning novel. LC, AS, PR, DR, and IR are appropriate for this book. The Giver focuses on a young man named Jonas who lives in a dystopian society where emotions and pain are eradicated through a plan called “sameness.” Jonas is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory, and is given memories of the past before “sameness” to help his community with decision making. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly The Giver follows Jonas‘ struggle with receiving emotionally-heavy memories that test his ability to stay in the conformist society he is from. The vivid descriptions in The Giver are perfect for a visual lesson in the class. https://www.walden.com/blog/the-giver-7-creative-classroom-activities/ 5y
elifkelly These can be used to connect the text with individualized representations. EL 30 Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships and UDL 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media can be applied for lessons about The Giver. 5y
DrSpalding Nice resource! My own son had to create a "giver" memory book. This is a powerful book that has been banned in some locations for it's serious content. 5y
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Wonder | Raquel J. Palacio
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Wonder, written by R.J. Palacio, is a New York Times best selling RF novel that tells the story of a young boy with a facial deformity who after years of homeschooling, decides to try going to a mainstream school for the first time. Wonder would work well with LC, IR, PR, SR, and DR. Wonder is a great book that supports diverse children and is a great example of how kindness should be spread. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly In the classroom, student can fill out a “Kindness Certificate” to pledge to make a difference. Older elementary students can also have a discussion based on a “behind the scenes” annotations page that R.J. Palacio has posted based on topics she believes her audience is still curious about. 5y
elifkelly http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/choose-kind/certificate.pdf http://rjpalacio.com/annotations.html EL 29 Offer a variety of reference materials at the students‘ instructional level for independent use and UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and community. 5y
DrSpalding I need a kindness certificate @eligkelly! I must agree that this book could be utilized with many teaching strategies. I do however like the idea of literature circles so that students can truly discuss the powerful content in this book. 5y
MarinaForsythe I love the idea of a kindness certificate! Definitely something I would use in my future classroom. 5y
supan.katherine Love the kindness certificate. And LOVE this book, definitely a tear jerker. Great post! 5y
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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One Crazy Summer, written by Rita Williams-Garcia, is a prime example of a HF novel as it exposes young readers to the culture of a life-changing Californian experience in 1968, it has received a Newbery, Scott O‘Dell, Coretta Scott King, and National Book Finalist Award. One Crazy Summer details the adventures three sisters go on in 1968 while traveling from Brooklyn, New York to Oakland, California to meet their mother. #ucflae3414f17

elifkelly The three sisters become surrounded by the Black Panther Party and learn more about their mother‘s involvement and the philosophies surrounding the party. This book would suit IR, S, LC, and PR. In the classroom, this book can be used with this teaching guide to further discussion and promote comprehension with activities. http://files.harpercollins.com/PDF/TeachingGuides/0060760885.pdf EL 5 Teach technical vocabulary supporting 5y
elifkelly key concepts and EL 23 Structure advance organizers consisting for new terminology that learners will encounter in the new lesson vocabulary to be reviewed. UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships UDL 3.3 Guide information processing, visualization and manipulation. 5y
DrSpalding Excellent UDL and EL alignment. Peers have previously posted on this book which provides a wealth of knowledge regarding the 1960s in California. 5y
mayahearn I‘ve heard so much about this book and have been wanting to read this, it sounds like such a good story and something that would be great for so many different teaching strategies in the classroom! 5y
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