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Finger Rhymes | Marc Tolon Brown
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Finger Rhymes by Marc Brown is a really cute P book that would work great for choral reading. It is a whole book that has different mini poems and rhymes in it , that have actions to go along with it. An ESOL Strategy would be 14 which is to simplify your speech by making it slower and more redundant. This is important and it will be easy since the poems are short. A UDL would be 1.3 Which is to offer alternatives for visual information.

emilybanne The students can work on reading the poems by also using the hand motions that go with them. It will increase vocabulary as well. The pictures in the book will help them to use context clues as to what the vocab words are as well. An activity is: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/fingerplays_and_songs_encourage_development_in_youn... this website provides different plays that the students can put on using poems that incorporate movement! 1y
Gabylaurel10 This book looks so cool with how it‘s showing kids the hand motions with the words! This seems like it could help with teaching sign language? 1y
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emilybanne @Gabylaurel10 It probably could! 1y
AmyPerezCubas Mini poems! How cute! What a great way to show the students poetry 1y
emilybanne @AmyPerezCubas This is great for K-1! All the poems are short and sweet! 1y
DrSpalding Love this book by the author of the Arthur series. It‘s excellent that the pictures show the hand motions. What fun! 1y
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Zathura: A Space Adventure | Chris Van Allsburg
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Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg is a SF story that will keep your students making predictions! They can write down their predictions and share then with a partner. This book is good for SR. It is also the sequel to Jumanji. An ESOL Strategy would be 7 which is to show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging. They will be using imaging alot in this book! A UDL would be 3.3

emilybanne Which is Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation. We will have to guide the students to visualize by drawing, writing or performing. One resource I found is: http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/zathura/educators.shtml this website gives all the material and resources needed to host a Zathura event! It can be a really fun classroom transformation! #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
Gabylaurel10 This book is on my reading list I‘ve seen the movie, but sadly haven‘t read the book! 1y
emilybanne @Gabylaurel10 it is awesome and great book for visualization! 1y
DrSpalding Using the publisher site is wise.😀📚 (edited) 1y
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a RF book that won the Caldecott Medal. This would be a really fun AS! The students could have a station where they buddy up to do research on Ezra Jack Keats. This book is one of my all time favorites because Peter does so many fun things in the snow. I have never seen snow before! Peter wakes up to all this snow and he has a fun day making snow angels and making snowballs. An ESOL Strategy is 31.

emilybanne Which is write instructions and problems using shorter and less complex sentences. When I ask them to do their AS I will be sure to write simple directions with pictures. A UDL would be 6.2 Which is to support planning and strategy development. I will have the students plan how they want to show case their AS and help them to come up with different methods to present it. An Activity I found is: 1y
emilybanne http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/lesson-plan/a-flurry-of-activities/ this is a writing activity where the students can create a class book about , "Snow is..." They can write a few sentences depending on the grade and then illustrate. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
DrSpalding Thoughtful universal design comments. I love class books!❤️📚 1y
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Olivia | Ian Falconer
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Olivia by Ian Falconer is a F picture book that won a Caldecott Honor Award. This book would be good as a read aloud. This book is about Olivia and her journey at an art museum where she gets inspired by all the paintings and trys to re create on at home. An ESOL Strategy is 16.Which is to integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. The students can write or draw to reflect on the book. A UDL would be 1.3

emilybanne Which is to offer alternatives for visual information. The students can be offered vocabulary cards that have pictures from the book on them. One activity I found is: https://wehavekids.com/education/Favorite-Childrens-Books--Olivia . It is an activity where the students can make a splatter painting just like Olivia using toothbrushes and paint. They use the toothbrush to flick the paint on the paper. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
DrSpalding This award winner is sure to get kids wanting to read more Olivia books. I like the arts integration! Minor errors. 1y
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Click, Clack, Moo Cows that type is a F picture book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. This book won the Caldecott Honor award. This would be a fun PR. This book is about farm animals who go on strike and use a type writer to write notes to Farmer Brown! And ESOL Strategy is 2. Which is to promote cooperation in small groups. The students can have partner reading this book or reading it in a small group! A UDL would be 8.3

emilybanne Which is to foster collaboration and community. The students can read together in a safe environment and talk about the book as they go along. A great activity can be found: https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/click-clack-moo-cows-that-type here is a cool writing activity where the kids can write a story about an animal doing something animals can't do! Like type, dance, sing. 1y
emilybanne They can all pick an animal and write about it to make into a class book. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
DrSpalding I can just hear children partner reading this story. It makes for an excellent read aloud and readers theater. 1y
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Hedgie Blasts Off! | Jan Brett
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Hedgie Blasts Off! by Jan Brett is a F story that would be great for a RA. This story is about Hedgie becoming an astronaut and his journey into space. It shows his discoveries in space and what planet he finds. One ESOL strategy is 14. Which is to simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. This story is a bit lengthy so 14 will be a must. A UDL would be 2.4 Which is to promote an understanding across languages.

emilybanne This will be important because space may be something our students do not know about and we have to make sure we clarify questions and do the best we can using strategies to help our students understand the big idea. An activity is: http://www.janbrett.com/newsnotes/hedgie_blasts_off_newsnotes_page_2.htm Jan Brett gives a fun handout where the students can learn about geysers! 1y
emilybanne The students can make a chart or graphic organizer about geysers and share with the class. This would be a fun station during reading time. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
DrSpalding Her site is the best! Good choice… Don‘t forget to use the Pikotochart! 1y
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Just a Mess | Mercer Mayer
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Just a Mess by Mercer Mayer is a F story about a boy looking through his messy room for his baseball mitt. He ends up finding other things he was missing and "cleans" his room by stuffing every thing under his bed This would be a quick and easy RA on a Friday before the weekend. An ESOL Strategy is 4. Which is to link the lesson to students prior knowledge. You can ask the students if they ever lost something before.

emilybanne They can also draw a picture of what their room looks like. A UDL would be 6.1 which is to guide appropriate goal setting. You can have the kids make goals about cleaning up their toys or cleaning their desks at school. An activity can be found: http://www.littlecritter.com/lc_apps.html here you can dowload different apps that will let you pick a Little Critter book and it is an interactive read aloud of the book. 1y
emilybanne This would be a fun station or give the parents the resource so they can go on it at home. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
JayaJ This book seems like a hilarious read! I will have to check it out! 1y
emilybanne @JayaJ It is super cute and there is a whole series on this character! 1y
DrSpalding Children love the little critters! Kindergarten and first grade students would enjoy this type of literacy related station. 1y
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When Sophia Gets Angry-Really,Really,Really Angry.. By Molly Bang is such a good RF story that is great for a RA. It won the Caldecott Honnor and Zolotow Award. This book shows what Sophie does when she gets mad and how she calms down so she can go back to her happy stage. I love this book because it shows what kids can do when they get mad and many kids don't know what to do when they feel so angry. An ESOL Strategy is 22.

emilybanne Which is give students enough wait time who have a second language, to respond to questions. This is important because during RA you can ask questions that will help them reflect.UDL would be 7.2 Which is Optimize relevance, value, & authenticity. Make sure the students understand why it is so important to try different things like Sophie did to get calm when you are angry. A website that I found is:http://www.mollybang.com/Pages/sophie_act.html 1y
emilybanne This website has so many fun ideas the author came up with to do in the classroom. One fun activity is the kids can brainstorm all different feelings and then use colors and shapes to describe what that feelings looks like. The website has many more really good activities and resources. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
RossoS Good choice👌🏼I really enjoyed how the resource provided ways to get your students talking and ways for you to teach your students coping skills 1y
emilybanne @RossoS Thank you ! Coping skills are so important! 1y
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Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier is a Caldecott Honor winner. This is a B about Martin Luther and his timeline of what he accomplished and why he is such an inspiration. An ESOL Strategy is 28. Which is to provide biographies of men and women from all different cultures. This book does just that! A UDL would be 7.3 Which is to minimize threats and distractions.

emilybanne I would have the kids read this book in a quiet spot and reflect by writing their thoughts down on a sticky note. A great resource is: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words there are A lot of resources but one I like is a word match where the kids can play a matching game with the vocabulary and the definitions. It could be a station in your classroom. 1y
RossoS Such an amazing book!! I think this book would be great to share around Black history month to help young students learn more about the life of Dr. King 1y
emilybanne @RossoS I agree! 1y
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is a MF picture book that would be really fun to read as PR. This book gives great insight into diversity and tells it in a fun way that is so natural throughout the book. An ESOL Strategy would be 2. Which is promote cooperation in small groups. The students can pair up to read the book together and ask questions or make predictions.

emilybanne A UDL strategy is 2.1 Which is to clarify vocabulary and symbols. There are some tricky words that need to be taught before reading the book. A great activity can be found: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/whoever-you-are this shows many activities and one is a word search where the kids can practice finding the vocab words. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
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Miss Nelson Is Missing! | James Marshall, Harry Allard
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Miss Nelson is missing is a MF book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. I love this book and I read it to my nieces all the time! It is about a class who is getting into a lot of trouble. Miss Nelson decides to come to school the next day as Miss. Viola Swamp. The kids completely make a 360 change in their behavior and realize they took Miss.Nelson for granted. This is a great RA book or even a fun PR if they are able to read at this level.

emilybanne An activity I found is here at: https://www.teachwithme.com/blogs/getting-to-the-core/item/4457-miss-nelson-is-m... It is an activity where the kids make a drawing of Miss.Nelson and then another drawing of Miss.Viola Swamp. They then glue each picture on a popsicle stick. The teacher will read aloud different personality traits. The student will raise the person he or she thinks matches the trait read aloud. 1y
emilybanne This is a great activity for comprehension. A UDL strategy is 3.2 which refers to highlighting patterns, critical features , big ideas, and relationships. The students will be able to compare the relationship of the students and how the kids act. An ESOL Strategy would be 30 which is to encourage the use of diagrams and drawings aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. This is what they will be doing when they have the popsicle sticks. 1y
DianaHerrera I love the idea of having the students use images from both teachers and raise which one of the two matches to the personality being told. It sounds like a game that i bet students will love. @emilybanne 1y
DrSpalding Minor errors. I too enjoyed the idea of having children draw Miss Nelson and Miss Swamp. 1y
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Middle School The Worst Years of My Life , written by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, and illustrated by Laura Park, is a super fun RF book and also a New York Times Best Seller. This novel was a fun and easy read that talks about different struggles of a middle schooler, similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I personally think Diary of a Wimpy Kid is better overall, but this book is still a great read, especially for those entering middle school.

emilybanne This book is good for an IR. The students will enjoy reading the book because of the simplicity of the writing style. One activity that is good can be found here: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.middleschoolbook... This link provides some questions and topics the book brings up. 1y
emilybanne The students can write or talk about it with a partner or even as a whole group. They can also talk to their parents about these topics and adreas any concerns they have about entering middle school. A UDL strategy can be 9.2 Which is Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies. Parents who are discussing these topics with their child can help with these coping strategies and they can use examples from the book to help as well. 1y
emilybanne An ESOL strategy would be 29 and that is to offer a variety of reference materials to the student that they can use at an independent level. I can give them a dictionary, scratch paper to write on, sticky notes to draw on, and they can use these materials to help get through the book independently. They can also highlight words they don't know and draw out connections they made while reading. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak is a Caldecott winning MF book. This book is great for S. The kids are always so engaged when I read this book at the Pre-School. Max is a wild child and gets sent to his room with no dinner. While he is in his room, he goes on this adventure to where the wild things are. When he gets back, his dinner is ready for him! What happened and where did he go? Was he dreaming?

emilybanne One fun activity found here: http://www.edgalaxy.com/where-the-wild-things-are/ is to write an apology letter to his mom explain all the wild things he did! I think this is a cute idea to help writing skills as well as pick out the main details of the story. A UDL strategy can be 3.2 which is highlighting patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships. They will pick out the big ideas of the adventure Max goes on, an write about it. 1y
emilybanne An ESOL Strategy is 30 Which is to encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. They can list all of the wild things Max did in a graphic organizer. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
DrSpalding Excellent UDL alignment here. Good work! 1y
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Because of Anya by, Margaret Peterson Haddix, is a RF novel that would be ideal for an IR. In the book, Anya has an illness that makea her hair fall out. As a young girl going through school, it is hard enough to fit in. Her wig even falls off in the middle of class. Will she makes friends? Will she stand up to the class and her peers? Will she learn to love herself? This a great book for kids to read so they can learn empathy and kindness.

emilybanne This book is a quick yet nessacary read that will most likely get you in your feels. https://www.journalbuddies.com/journal_prompts__journal_topics/be-kind-to-humank... On this website there are many writing prompts on subjects about being kind. The kids can do some great self reflecting after they read this book and pick a few prompts to write about. A UDL guideline that fits is 9.3 which is develop self assessment and reflection. 1y
emilybanne They will be reflecting while writing about the different prompts provided. An ESOL Strategy is 3 which is to encourage self talk. We want to help the students create pictures and connections in their mind. We can help guide them to self reflect and dig deeper into the book. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
DrSpalding I couldn‘t agree more that this book will help students empathize and better understand other children dealing with illness. 1y
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Mirette on the High Wire | Emily Arnold McCully
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Mirette on the High Wire, written and illustrated by, Emily Arnold McaCully, is a super fun HF Caldecott winning book. This book would be excellent for a RA. The kids will love to be read aloud this exciting book about Mirrette and how she meets a famous High Wire walker named Bellini! I love this book because it shows to never give up and to go for what you love!

emilybanne A great activity can be found here: https://www.brighthubeducation.com/elementary-school-activities/72451-mirette-on... This website has some different writing prompts students can use. One of them is, "How do Mirette and Bellini help each other?" This fits with UDL 4.1 which is varying the methods for response and navigation. The students will be responding in writing or drawing as they complete the activity. 1y
emilybanne An ESOL Strategy is 16 which is to Intergrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities . They will be doing all of those things with the activity! #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan is a MF book written by Katherine Applegate. It is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. Ivan is a Silverback Gorilla that is kept captive for viewing pleaure at a local mall in town. He lives in a very small space with little to no entertainment. He has a few other animal friends that keep him company and he develops great relationships with them. Ivan has faint memory of when he was born in the wild.

emilybanne He also loves to draw. Will Ivan ever be released from his tiny domain? Read more to find out and keep an eye out for when it hits a theater near you! This book is great for LC. The students can each read a chapter every week and discuss what they read with their group. One ESOL stategy is 38. which is assign short readings for home work. They students can read a couple chapters over the weekend and be ready to share with their LC. 1y
emilybanne A UDL guideline that would fit is 8.3 which is foster collaboration and community. Since they will be in a LC they will have a safe place to ask questions about the book, discuss important topics and themes, and have meaningful conversations about the book. 1y
emilybanne One activity that would be fun for the students is to create habitats for the different animals in the book. They can create this several ways: using shapes to create an outline of the habitat and label it, make a ven diagram, make a table with descriptions of each habitat, or simply just draw and label the habitats. www.stemread.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/One-and-Only-Ivan-Habitat-Home-SR.pdf #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
DrSpalding “Venn” is the correct spelling. Wonderful detail here! ESOL #38 is perfect for LCs. Well done! 1y
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I'll Wait, Mr Panda | Steve Antony
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I'll Wait, Mr.Panda, is a F book that is written by Steve Antony. Mr.Panda has something very special that he is baking for his friends. Everyone keeps asking if he will be done yet. They all get tired of waiting and just leave. At the end, only one friend is left waiting patiently. This penguin gets to have the special treat all to himself! This book is a great way to teach patience to kids and show them that sometimes it is worth the wait!

emilybanne One great activity the author suggested was to reenact the story in a class play! You can give the kids each a few lines and have then pick which character they want to be. Record it and invite other classes to watch the performance! www.steveantony.com/please-mr-panda-class-activity-idea-reenact-the-story-in-your-very-own-class-play The ESOL strategy I chose is #50 which is using a variety of comprehension techniques. 1y
emilybanne In this case it is role play. This allows the students to be more engaged in the book and memorize lines based off the story. A UDL guideline that can be used is 9.1 which is promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. Since they are performing a play, they will have to make sure they know exactly what the book says and the meaning behind it so they can perform correctly. #UCFLAE3414SUB18 1y
emilybanne This would be a great book for a RA. The students can pay attention to this short story and discuss the meaning after. 1y
DrSpalding A dramatic reenactment or read aloud are both viable strategy is. I have also had students story tell his books. This might be an option for you to complete your assignment. Use your fabulous resource 1y
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Town Mouse, Country Mouse written by Jan Brett is a super cute MF book. It is about a couple of mice who trade lives. One goes to the Town and the other in the Country. They think the grass is greener on the other side, but as they go through many obstacles adapting to their new home life, they soon realize they liked their old home better and the grass wasn't so greener. One activity I found is that the students can role play the story.

emilybanne They can make town mouse masks and country mouse masks. They can get in groups and retell the story through dramatic play. https://www.twinkl.com/resource/t-t-5333-the-town-mouse-and-the-country-mouse-ro... 1y
emilybanne A great ESOL strategy is number 13 which is use preview and review activities. The students will be reviewing the book by acting out what happened in the story and they will be exposed to it in a different way which can help further the comprehension of it. A UDL guideline that works for this is 1.1 which is offering ways of customizing the display of information. 1y
emilybanne Since the students will be retelling the story through dramatic play, they will be exposed to it in another way which helps them understand the storyline better. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
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emilybanne This book would be great for S. You can sit on the carpet with the kids and tell this great story to them. At the end you can discuss the important message. 1y
DrSpalding Check your genre on this one and yes this would also be a lovely storytelling. 1y
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The Popcorn Book | Tomie DePaola
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"The Popcorn Book" by Tomie de Paola is a super cute and fun way to learn the history about popcorn. Is a NF book that explains the history about popcorn, how process of growing corn works and how to make the popcorn so you can eat it. In the back of the book it actually has two different ways you can make popcorn step by step. A great ESOL strategy is 31. Which is writing instructions and problems using shorter or less complex sentences.

emilybanne You can write a modified instruction list and add pictures so the students can easily read it when they go home and want to make popcorn with their family. One great activity I found is that you can graph the students favorite flavor of ppopcorn. Then you can ask follow up questions like, which popcorn is liked the most, the least, or not at all. https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-1-2-83820-the-popcorn-boo... 1y
emilybanne The UDL guideline I chose is 3.2 which is Highlight patterns , critical features, big ideas, and relationships. The students can visually see with the bar graph how many people voted for each flavor. They will be able to identify relationships with the popcorn flavor and how may of their friends chose it. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 1y
emilybanne This book would be great for PR. The students will have fun reading with a partner about popcorn and possibly share different stories about times when they made popcorn. 1y
DrSpalding Using this book as a mentor text for expository writing is a wise choice. Thoughtful alignment to the UDL principles and EL strategies. 1y
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Wonder. R.J. Palacio | R J Palacio
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"Wonder" is a RF novel written by R.J Palacio. It has won the award of "#1 New York Times Bestseller." This book is about a boy named August who is entering public school for the first time. August has a condition called Mandibulofacial Dysostosis which makes him look a bit different from other students. Throughout the book we get to see Augusts point of view as he goes through school and all the dramma that comes with it.

emilybanne We also get to see friendships made and an overall theme of acceptance. This is a great book for IR. One ESOL strategy that can be used is #40. As the student read the book they can find vocabulary words they do not know and make flashcards for them so they can add new vocab woeds to their bank. A great activity for the kids to do is play "Kindness Bingo" https://wonderthebook.com/assets/downloadables/Wonder_EduKit14_Poster_WEB.PDF 1y
emilybanne The students can work on being kind all year round by trying to achieve BINGO. A UDL principal that is great would be 7.1 (Optimize individual choice and autonomy). The students can pick which kind tasks they want to do. It helps them to create great friendships and learn how to be kind towards others while playing this engaging game of BINGO. # 1y
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ERodriguez I just finished reading Wonders ,I really enjoyed it . Is a book fit for any age . It really makes you reflect on how we should treat others. Great activities , I think the bingo sounds great. (edited) 1y
emilybanne This book is great for IR or LC. The students can share their ideas on the book and discuss important themes and ideas with the group. 1y
GGallegos Just an amazing book. I love it❤ I love the message it promotes and hoeofully will help our little ones develop more empathy! 1y
DrSpalding Wonderful peer feedback. Be sure to prove your post for errors. 1y
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