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emilykwilkins

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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor Emil Frankl, Harold S. Kushner, William J. Winslade
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This NF novel is a collection of stories from one mans experience living through the holocaust and how people were able to survive it. This would make for a great LC. #ucflae3414f17 EL 11 place language in meaningful context UDL 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge

emilykwilkins http://www.beacon.org/Assets/ClientPages/MansSearchForMeaningtg.aspx this link will take you to a lesson plan that is correlated with this specific book that you can use in the classroom! 2y
DrSpalding This sounds quite powerful. Due to the subject matter I'm guessing that this is for high school students? 2y
DrSpalding Also, if it's about one person's journey this would be considered a biography. 2y
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In the RF picture book, we follow Alexander and his terrible horrible day. This book is a good example that not every day will be perfect and go as expected! UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge EL 4 link lesson topic to students prior knowledge #ucflae3414f17

emilykwilkins This book would be great for RA and SR. The link below will take you to a lesson plan that uses that incorporates this book! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/alexander-and-... 2y
Floribelg I agree with Alexander we have all have bad days but turning those bad days into lessons are the best way to approach everyday. The lesson plan you included is great for a GR! 2y
DrSpalding Your EL/UDL strategies are spot on. Everyone can relate to having a bad day. 2y
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The Runaway Bunny | Margaret Wise Brown
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This F picture book displays the love and caring support that a parent has for their child! This is a very good for RA and S. The link will take you to a website that is full of activities you can do along with the book! #ucflae3414f17 EL 3 encourage self talk (positive thinking) UDL 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationship

LaurenR My mom always read this to me when I was little and the link has so many cute crafts! Definitely provides some extra interest and something to remember for the little bunnies in our classrooms! 2y
DrSpalding Be sure to summarize the story Emily. This is a classic! 2y
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This B styled book is the story of scientist Anna Comstock. People thought she was crazy but she prevailed and a lot of what she studied is still used in classrooms today! This book would be great for RA, GR, or IR. This link will take you to a website that gives a lot more background knowledge that might be useful in preteaching the book!
http://picturebookbuilders.com/2017/02/out-of-school-and-into-nature-the-anna-co... #ucflae3414f17

emilykwilkins UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge EL 44 Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written- pictorial), 2y
DrSpalding I added this to my stack. This would be a great book to share during a unit about female scientists. Share Jane Goodall for example as well. 2y
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This F book showcases what love is and means to a younger audience. This would could fit into your classroom as a RA or CR. This link will take you to a website that has multiple very hunger caterpillar activities.
http://www.teachingheart.net/veryhungrycaterpillar.html #ucflae3414f17

emilykwilkins UDL 3.3 Guide Information processing, visualization and manipulation EL 16 Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing 2y
DrSpalding Again be sure to summarize the book. Your UDL and EL strategies are just right. 2y
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In this HF book, students can read about the historically based characters and their stories on fighting for rights for women. This book makes for a great RA or SR. The link below will take you to a website that has a list of standards that correlates with the book, other book titles that might be good to read along with this as they have similar themes or characters.
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emilykwilkins https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/books/view/9780545399968
EL 14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge
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DominiqueL I have never heard of this book and would have never thought of this, but now I am very intrigued to read it. 2y
DrSpalding I have seen this book. Are you sure it's historical fiction? What is fictitious about it? 2y
emilykwilkins I believe that it is considered historical fiction because the characters in the book were real people and the subject matter was also true, but i think it would be considered fictitious because we don‘t really know if this conversation actually happened or not. 2y
DrSpalding We know they had a relationship historically speaking I think this would be considered biography. 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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This SF and F newberry award winning book follows 3 kids as they cross the barriers of time and space. This book is great for LC and IR. The link below will take you to a reading guide for the book, this includes things like plot, characters and other activities that align with this book!
https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/activities/migrated-files-in-bod...
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emilykwilkins EL 2 Promote cooperation (small groups) UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and communication 2y
DrSpalding I have now seen the trailer for the movie several times. It looks fantastic. Who doesn't love Oprah Winfrey.❤️ 2y
DrSpalding Your resource is so in-depth! 64 pages! It also provides information about the award-winning author. Nice! 2y
DrSpalding This is considered science fiction. Use your guide to be specific about your genres. 2y
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Seedfolks | Paul Fleischman
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In this Golden Kite award winning, RF book, you go through the viewpoints of 13 different people about how a garden was started in their neighborhood. This book would be ideal for LC or IR. The link will take you to an example of a lesson plan that sparks discussion among students about what they have read
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emilykwilkins https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/aitc/presentations/Session%205/Read%20Before%20y...
EL 6 Continually monitor students‘ comprehension UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and communication
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EricaG My RED3012 professor is reading this book to us and it‘s great! And it would be the perfect book to teach point of view. 2y
DrSpalding So many of you have enjoyed this. I must tell Mr. McManus that this book was a hit! 2y
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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This B was written to inspire the younger generation of women and to show them what happens when you work hard and pass other‘s expectations. This book makes for a great RA or SR. The link below will take you to a writing activity that you could do with your class.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/She-Persisted-Writing-Activity-and-B... #ucflae3414f17

emilykwilkins EL 16 Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities UDL 9.3 Develop self-assessment and reflection 2y
DrSpalding It truly is inspiring to hear about these ladies. 9.3 regarding reflection is definitely something that happens after you read about their amazing accomplishments. 2y
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Sparky! | Jenny Offill
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This fun, Charlotte Zolotow award winning, F book is about a girl who gets a sloth as a pet and their journey. This would be a fun RA or SR since there is a lot of good opportunities to teach new vocabulary in this book. The link below will take you to a page that is full of activities that go along with the book.
https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/sparky.pdf #ucflae3414f17

emilykwilkins EL 5 Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols 2y
DrSpalding Not many have found Zolotow award winners. Good choice. 2y
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This is a classic TL with beautiful artwork retold by an award-winning author. This classic story will have your students reading along with you, which makes this a good book for SR, CR, S, or RA. The link below will take you to a website for another Cinderella story lesson plan that comes in both English and Spanish!
https://www.readinga-z.com/book.php?id=2991 #ucflae3414f17

emilykwilkins EL 14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge 2y
DrSpalding Cynthia Rylant is an award-winning author. I did not know she had written a variant of this classic tale. 2y
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In this SF book, 12 year old Ginnela and her younger brother find themselves trapped on a broken space ship and have to figure out how to survive. This book would be ideal in the classroom for IR or even LC. The author, Janet Asimov, would even make for an interesting AS. The link below will take you to a website that showcases more of the author‘s books and a little bit more about the author, prompting for a good AS! #ucflae3414f17

emilykwilkins https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Janet%20Asimov
EL 38 Assign short readings for homework EL 44 Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written- pictorial), sequence, summarize UDL 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media
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DrSpalding I could see students being engaged by this story. EL 38 is just right for so many of the novels that you all have read. 2y
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Based off the classic American Girl dolls, is a series of books that each character comes with! This particular one is a HF beginners chapter book that talks about keeping their Swedish traditions in the new country they call home. I think that this book would be perfect for IR. It not only shares different cultural views with your students but helps them to see what it might mean to keep traditions alive throughout time. #ucflae3414F17

emilykwilkins The link below will show vocabulary that students might find challenging or new in this story that you as a teacher could introduce before reading. As well this website is a good resource to find other books and reading materials that may correlate well with this book https://fab.lexile.com/book/details/9780937295199/
EL 5 Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols
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DrSpalding Helping students to see traditions that occurred before they were alive, awesome! 2y
DrSpalding Your resource says the book could be used by students from age 8 to 18… Love it. 2y
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Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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In this Newberry award winning F book, Jess makes a new friend who moved to this rural Virginia town from the city. As their friendship grows Leslie shows Jess a world of magic and ceremony called Terabithia. Here they are safe from the dreary outside world, or until something unexpected happens that leaves Jess alone in Terabithia and changes his worlds forever!

emilykwilkins Because this book is aimed for grades 6-8, I believe this book would work best in a classroom as an IR, SR or LC.
The link below will take you to extension activities you can do with your class featuring some Higher Order Thinking questions! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/bridge-terabit... #ucflae3414F17
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emilykwilkins EL 2 Promote Cooperation (small groups) EL 4 Link lesson topic to students prior knowledge UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge UDL 3.3 Guide Information processing, visualization and manipulation
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DrSpalding Is that Terabithia outside your window?🙂 2y
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The Amazing Bone | William Steig
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The amazing bone by William Steig is a Caldecott honor award winning F book where Pearl finds a magic bone that can create any sound or language. She takes the bone with her and goes on an adventure on her way back home from school. This book would be great for for S in the class room. The link below will take you to a discussion guide that you can use in the classroom along with this book.
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=32383

emilykwilkins UDL 2.4 Promote understanding across languages EL Teach to two objectives, language and content 2y
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“Frog and Toad are friends” is a great F read for the classroom. In this story we are taken through the friendship of the frog and the toad! This book is a great start to the individual reading level. This book also was a Caldecott medal runner up for its amazing illustrations. Some classroom strategies to use would be S, PR, and IR. #ucflae3414f17

DrSpalding I agree with storytelling, partner reading and independent reading. The UDL and EL principles were pasted into the Silverstein post below. 2y
emilykwilkins The link below comes from the frog and toad book series with activities you can do after reading the book! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frog-and-toad-...
UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols UDL 3.3 Guide information processing, visualization and manipulation EL 5 teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts EL 13 use preview/review activities
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Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook | Shel Silverstein
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This P styled story is one from the classic Shel Silverstein. The Runny Babbit is also an award winner for the Quill Award for children‘s illustrated book. This book is great as a RA and LC to help our younger students to the concepts of poetry in a fun filled way!

emilykwilkins https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/runny-babbit-b... this link will take you to a lesson plan geared towards elementary aged children!

Strategies used for this book are UDL 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure UDL 5.3 Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance EL 16 integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities #ucflae3414f17
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DrSpalding I think there is a cutting and pasting issue here. Seems like the last two comments belong to a different book. As far as Runny Babbitt goes, this is an extremely difficult book to read aloud and requires a lot of practice. 2y
amyqualk I've always loved her books! I've never read this one but it definitely is on my to read list! 2y
ChristinB I love shel Silverstein! I would use this for author studies! 2y
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This F book takes you through the memories of a young 4yr old girl looking back on her life so far. This book perfectly projects the positive message of growing up and celebrating life no matter how young, or old! This book is ideal for RA and GR. There are some fun discussions that can be started and inspired from this read!

emilykwilkins https://bookpagez.com/resource/when-i-was-little-lesson-plans/ this link will take you to lessons and activities to help incorporate this story into your classroom. EL 5 teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts UDL 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge #ucflae3414f17 2y
MorganH I love the link you provided! Great ideas on incorporating this into the classroom 2y
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What Is Your Language? | Debra Leventhal
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This NF picture book introduces your students to new languages and cultures from all over the world. This book might help making your classroom inclusive and beneficial to help any ELL. This is good for CR and RA. The song that goes along with this book can help introduce your students to the musical side of text as well! #ucflae3414f17

emilykwilkins http://www.justmontessori.com/montessori-curriculum/week-38-day-1/ this link will take you to a lesson idea on how to incorporate this text into your classroom! 2y
emilykwilkins This book satisfies UDL 2.4 promote understanding across languages 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships and EL 5 teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts 14 simplify speech by making it slower and redundant 2y
DrSpalding What a great image! I need to see this book! Books that include music are powerful to utilize with students. Excellent job aligning multiple UTL and EL strategies. 2y
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Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes | Eric Litwin, James Dean
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This F picture book is a new favorite and I can‘t wait to make it an addition in my classroom one day! Pete has such a positive outlook no matter what happens, even if that means stepping in strawberries or mud! This would be a great CR or RA book for grades pre-k through 2nd.
www.petethecatbooks.com
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emilykwilkins The link in this post will take you to the book series website, where you can find multiple resources to utilize this book in your classroom! 2y
emilykwilkins This book covers: UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships EL 3 Encourage self-talk EL 12 Teach two objectives, language and content 2y
AJones What a great choice! This is an all time favorite in many classes that I‘ve worked in over the years. Students love to sing-aloud. 🎤 Pete‘s daily 👟occurrences are always viewed positively. Works nicely with your strategies. Love it! ❤️📚 2y
MakennaK This looks like such a cute book! I would love to use it in my class to help teach my students! Also my dog's name is Pete! LOL! 2y
DrSpalding We all need to use Pete in our classroom! Nice white shoes. His positive outlook is something that we need to expose students to regularly! 2y
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