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This RF by Matt de la Pena has won the Newbery Medal, a Coretta Scott King Honor, and a Caldecott Honor award. It is about a kid and his grandmother who go on a journey to a soup kitchen but it requires a lot of thinking and therefore it would be suitable for a RA.

fquadri EL strategy 44 can be used and UDL strategy 3.2 can be used as these both facilitate thinking.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk6CWvW_5-s
This website gives the audience a real aloud and can be incorporated in a lesson.
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DrSpalding While I would prefer for you to be performing the read aloud, it is always good to have options. Selecting videos that have closed captioning that provide for a shared reading experience is a good idea. 4mo
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A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein
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This P is a collection of poems by the poet Shel Silverstein. This book is very interactive and students will have to use their imagination and creative thinking skills to decode the meaning of the poems written in this book. Students can use IR for this because it involves a lot of heavy thinking. They can have group discussions after reading poems individually.

fquadri EL strategy 10 and UDL strategy 2.4 can be used so that students have the opportunity to engage in group discussion and share their ideas.
This video gives students 3 poems from the book that can be interpreted using their own thinking skills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrG0KcwoeeQ
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DrSpalding Try using the author‘s website. It is stellar and often times they have videos for the poems with Silverstein narrating. 4mo
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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This NF by Lindsay Mattick has won the Caldecott Medal award and is a story about how the bear Winnie was actually found. The bear Winnie the Poo is based off of this story ad gives that book context. This book could be used for a PR because it is a little lengthy and it has many details that can be discussed by students.

fquadri EL strategy 30 and UDL strategy 3.1 can be used so that students are aware of where they have seen the bear.
This website is great to incorporate in the lesson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUrhwglRIpw
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DrSpalding The publisher website has an excellent teacher‘s guide to go along with this book. While it is non-fiction it is specifically about the bear and owner of the bear. What genre is it? 4mo
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The Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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This TL by Hans Christian Anderson is a book of hope about a little duckling who is abused by others around him because they think that he is ugly. However, he soon blooms into a beautiful bird, the most beautiful of them all. This book can be used for CR so that students can read alond with the teacher.

fquadri El strategy 16 and UDL strategy 9.3 can be used for this lesson so that students understand the book while completing activities.
This website offers lesson plans that can be incorporated with this book.
https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/TheUglyDuckling
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DrSpalding The principles and strategies align but are a bit vague in regards to the resource you have selected. Make sure you intentionally plan for all students while using quality children‘s literature. 4mo
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Make Way for Ducklings | Robert McCloskey
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This MF by Robert McCloskey is about a pair of ducks and their ducklings who want to find a place to raise their ducklings. They go on an adventure and go through many obstacles but still find a way. The theme of this book is hope. S can be used for this book because it is an interactive book. This book has won the Caldecott Medal award.

fquadri EL strategy 14 and UDL strategy 1.1 can be used so that students can comprehend the text more effectively.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVDZxju1ImE
This website provides readers with a RA that can be used for S and different props can be incorporated as well to enhance the learning experience.
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DrSpalding I agree this could make an excellent storytelling and of course read aloud works well with picture books. I have been to the Boston Garden where the story originates. They have gold statues of the ducks! https://images.app.goo.gl/MmmnWM2svUarQZsA9 4mo
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The Snowy Day is a RF book by Ezra Jack Keats and it is about a boy named Peter exploring his neighborhood which is covered with snow. The book is filled with fabulous illustrations and higher level vocabulary which would be good for PR so that students can have discussions after reading the book.

fquadri EL strategy 40 and UDL strategy 2.1 can be used so that students can get a grasp of the vocabulary being displayed. This book won the Caldecott medal award.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtzawp0bd5k
I like this video because it is inclusive and provides students with hearing or speaking disabilities to be a part of the class lesson.
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Bshelton27 I think the video you shared was great to add to this book. I think that we often spend a lot of time trying to make accommodations to text for different languages that hearing/speaking disabilities is put on the back burner a little bit. 4mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent book to incorporate into a science lesson. The images are beautiful and as you noted, award-winning. You still need to elaborate more on your principles and strategies. 4mo
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In the Snow: Who's Been Here? | Lindsay Barrett George
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This RF by Lindsay George is a fun and mysterious book. It is about two kids trying to figure out whose footprints are on the snow. They go on an adventure and try to find out where the footsteps leads them. This book is fun and can be used for RT because it is exciting and get‘s students involved.

fquadri EL strategy 8 can be used and UDL strategy 2.5 can be used to demonstrate the book using RT.
https://www.highlightsfoundation.org/292/lindsay-barrett-george/
This website gives us information on the author of this books and has links to other books that she has written.
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DrSpalding I like the idea of using readers theater! I made a text to text connection with your last post, The Snowy Day. You could have students compare and contrast the two stories. 4mo
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If You Give a Dog a Donut | Laura Numeroff
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This MF by Laura Numeroff is about a dog and his adventures when given a donut and apple juice. It is a fun book that can be used with S because of how interactive it is. An EL streategy that can be used with this book would be 15 because there is a lot of repetition in the book and a UDL strategy would be 1.1 because the teacher can use props like stuffed animals and such.

fquadri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avIefx61hPE
This website provides readers with a read aloud of the book that can be incorporated while the teacher shows students props such as stuffed animals, donuts, and apple juice.
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DrSpalding As we observed in class, these books make great storytellings! Be sure to proof your posts as there are some minor errors. Use this series of books in a primary classroom. Again, try to utilize higher-quality resources like the author and publisher websites. 4mo
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This SF by Ron Roy is about friends and the adventures they go on to find the missing mummy in a museum in Connecticut. These friends go through many obstacles but they learn to tackle them and so the themes hard work and growth are highlighted in this book.

fquadri This book can be used for a RA. The teacher can read a chapter of the book a day for the students because the chapters are not that long. EL strategy 44 can be used for this book because it is very mysterious and requires observations and predictions. UDL strategy 2.3 can be used for this book because it has a lot of words that need decoding. 4mo
fquadri http://rhcbooks.com/books/158504/a-to-z-mysteries-the-missing-mummy-by-ron-roy-i...
This website provides readers with activities pertaining to the book and the author and is a good resource.
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DrSpalding Students tend to love mysteries. These books are appropriate for second, third and possibly lower level fourth graders. While it is not science fiction, you are close! These books are realistic fiction. 4mo
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This MF by Kelly Barnhill is an award winning book which won the Newbery Medal award. It is about a girl who is raised by a witch and develops magical powers because she was fed moonlight by accident. This book gives a good lesson of hope and that things are not always what they seem.

fquadri This book can be good for LC because it is very engaging and there are many event that take place in each chapter and so discussing with LC would be a good way to get different opinions.
EL strategy 2 can be used so that students can have group discussions and UDL strategy 2.1 can be used to decode difficult words that occur in the book.
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fquadri https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=51541
This website is great for finding activities and lessons related to the book that can be used inside the classroom.
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DrSpalding Literature circles! You experienced this in our classroom now it is your responsibility to try it with students. Nice alignment to appropriate English learner strategies and universal design principles. 4mo
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Who was George Washington? | Roberta Edwards
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This B by Brad Meltzer is wonderfully written and teaches students about who exactly George Washington is besides being the 1st president of the United States. This is an informative book and is good for a RA.
EL strategy 6 can be used for this book; teachers can test if students understand the book throughout the read aloud. UDL strategy 5.1 can be used for this book as students are able to watch the video of the read aloud.

fquadri This website will lead teachers to a video of Brad Meltzer himself dressed up as George Washington, conducting a read aloud. Teachers can incorporate this video when teaching a historical lesson on George Washington. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-qT3p_U6Sg
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DrSpalding I enjoy this series of books and I really like this author. I have read many of his adult novels. He writes political crime novels that are engaging. Use these biographies in your future elementary classroom. 4mo
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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The Polar Express is one of my favorite books, written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. This book is a MF and its central themes focus around hope and kindness. It is about a boy who does not believe in Christmas until he embarks on a magical journey to the North Pole on the Polar Express train.

fquadri S can be used for this book because of the difference props that can be incorporated such as a toy train or hot chocolate for students to be engaged and make learning enjoyable. This journey teaches the boy many things including patience and positivity. This book received the Caldecott Medal in 1986. 4mo
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EL strategy 3 can be used for this book to encourage students to relate to the main character of the book and how positive thinking can lead to good things. UDL strategy 5.1 can be used with this book because there was a movie made on this book and so after students read this book, teachers can show the movie and this will make learning exciting.
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fquadri This website is great for looking for lesson plans to use with the book. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/polar-express-...
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DrSpalding Excellent book selection. Excellent resource. Excellent idea to perform a storytelling however it could be quite challenging. You can read aloud this book and provide the bells to the children around the holidays. This is a classic! 4mo
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Jumanji | Chris Van Allsburg
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This MF written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg is a good read for children that enjoy suspense and adventure. This book teaches children to always read the instructions and follow rules because not doing so can lead to consequences. In the story, the main characters are siblings who find a magical board and decide to play without reading the instructions which leads them to magically being a part of the game as the game comes to life.

fquadri This book won the Caldecott Medal and is good for PR.
EL strategy 46 can be incorporated with this book and UDL strategy 5.2 can be used so that children can get hands on with completing activities pertaining to the book. This website provides us with exciting lessons and activities that can be used with this book. https://www.teachervision.com/adventure/jumanji-teachers-guide
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Estradan I honestly didn‘t know Jumanji was a book until this class. Including a hands on activity like having a game board out could be a cool way to introduce the book. 4mo
DrSpalding Great activity! Many students, like some of your peers, do not know that the movies came from quality children‘s literature. This is something your students should know. You now have two VanAllsburg books in your posts. Creating an author study for a third or fourth grade class would be a wise choice as well. 4mo
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The Rainbow Fish | Marcus Pfister
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I really enjoyed reading this MF about a beautiful rainbow fish that discovers happiness through sharing and being kind to others. This book has a very good message about the power of being kind and that being rude does not get one anywhere. This book is good for S because props can be incorporated while reading the book so help students be drawn to the book and be focused.

fquadri EL strategy 4 can be used to ask students questions on what they know about sharing and kindness and make connections to their personal experiences. UDL strategy 2.5 can be used for this book because the teacher can use media to facilitate the lesson.
This website offers a read aloud by the well known Hollywood actor Ernest Borgnine.
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fquadri He reads the book with great expression which can capture the attention of youngsters because it feels like they are watching a movie. The read aloud has no words but it shows the audience pictures of the book, while the actor narrates the text to them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9mryuEKkKc
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DrSpalding This is a beautiful book and storytelling is a viable method for sharing it. I had a student story tell this in the past. She created a dress with removable scales. While she told the story, she passed out scales to the audience members. Very powerful! Wonderful themes. Teachers like to share this book at the beginning of the school year to promote sharing and kindness. 4mo
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Rules | Cynthia Lord
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I really enjoyed reading this RF called Rules. This book has won many awards such as the Newberry Honor and Sunshine State Young Readers award. This book is about a girl named Catherine and her struggles as she has to take care of and defend her brother David from rude individuals, as her brother has autism.

fquadri It is a struggle for Catherine to go on her day to day life and also deal with her brother who she loves and wants to help so she creates a set of rules that can help her brother fit in society. This book is about love and patience and is quite a rollercoaster but I loved every bit of it. IR can be assigned for this book as it is a book that contains many lessons and homework assignments can be assigned after IR. 4mo
fquadri EL strategy 15 can be used for this book by reinforcing a common idea that is reoccurring throughout the book such as patience. UDL strategy 2.4 can be used so that it is easier for ELs to understand the main idea of the book.
This website is good for helping students understand the different characters from the book and their characteristics. https://study.com/academy/lesson/rules-by-cynthia-lord-characters.html
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Bwhitley222 Reinforcing that theme of patience is a great strategy for teaching this book. I love this book and really enjoyed reading through the link you included. 4mo
fquadri @Bwhitley222 Thankyou! 4mo
DrSpalding You got some very nice peer feedback on this post. This is an excellent book and would make an excellent literature circle option. Nice alignment to the principles and strategies to meet the needs of all students. 4mo
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Bud, Not Buddy | Christopher Paul Curtis
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I really enjoyed reading the HF called Bud, Not Buddy. This book is very inspirational and leaves readers with a great message to never give up no matter the circumstances. The book focuses on the story of an African American boy during the time of the great depression and his struggles and journey on finding his father.

fquadri The boy is resilient and strong willed and is determined to find his father no matter what which encourages students to stay positive and never give up. This book has won many awards such as the Newberry and Coretta Scott King award. LC is a good activity for the book so that students can talk about what they learned every week. 4mo
fquadri EL strategy 10 can be used for this book so that students can think pair and share with their fellow LC members. UDL strategy 9.1 can help students be motivated through learning about the experiences of the main character Bud. 4mo
fquadri This website has a video which shows the author of this book Christopher Paul Curtis and his journey on becoming a writer and why he write the book Bud, not Buddy.
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/bud-not-buddy-interview-christophe... #ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource. This is an excellent example of historical fiction. This would be an excellent option for literature circles in your future intermediate classroom. 4mo
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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I really enjoyed reading Charlotte‘s Web (RF) because it is a book about friendship and love. This book is about a spider named Charlotte, a pig named Wilbur and a girl named Fern who are all friends and help each other in beautiful ways.

fquadri This award winning book has won the John Newbery Medal and I think it would be good for AS because the author, E.B White has written many award winning books and it would be a wonderful idea for students to study his life and inspirations. 4mo
fquadri EL strategy 29 can be used for this book in order to help ELs understand the main concepts of the book. UDL strategy 2.4 can be used so that teachers can help ELs learn about the books central themes through their native language.
This website provides a whole lesson plan on the book that can be used by teachers.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit-plans/teaching-content/charlottes-web-t... #ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding Excellent book selection. Excellent lesson plan activity provided by the largest publisher of children‘s books! Good choices. I really like your profile picture as well!😀 4mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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I really loved reading the book Wonder (RF) because of the wonderful message behind it. It is a high quality text that has won many awards which include, Maine Student Book Award, Vermont's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Mark Twain Award Hawaii's Nene Award, Junior Young Reader's Choice Award.

fquadri Wonder is a RF which focuses on the story of a boy named Auggie and his day to day struggles as an individual with a facial deformity. His journey is a rollercoaster which includes his loving family and friends but also bullies and a struggle to find self worth. The book encourages positivity and is filled with love and acceptance. 4mo
fquadri This book can be used for LC activities. Individuals can discuss their thoughts and ideas on this book with their reading circles because it is a high quality text.
EL strategy 32 can be incorporated when reading this book because it encourages individuals who are fluent in English to help their peers that are not. UDL strategy 9.3 can be used by giving students an opportunity to write a reflection on their thoughts and beliefs on the book.
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fquadri This website is a good source for the book as it shows readers what the author of Wonder, R.J Palacio‘s inspiration was for writing the book.
https://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/author-rj-palacio-tells-story-inspiration-book...
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DrSpalding Your best post yet! This is a fabulous book and you found a very cool website complement. Use this to help students empathize with others and better understand the importance of unique individuals! 4mo
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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Loved this RF by Mem Fox and Leslie Staub that promotes diversity and acceptance of others no matter who they are. This book is good for PR because students can read together and share their thoughts about the book after they read. Students can talk about their similarities and differences just like shown in the book.

fquadri After conducting the read aloud, teachers can ask students to complete activities pertaining to the book. EL strategy 45 would be fit for this book because it has to do with filling out a Venn diagram that compares and contrasts something. In this case, students can compare themselves and a partner. 4mo
fquadri They can compare and contrast their likes and dislikes and heritage. UDL strategy 1.1 can be used because we are using Venn diagrams to customize the display of information.
This website offers a whole lesson plan including before reading the book and after reading the book activities that can be done with students. https://witsprogram.ca/pdfs/schools/books/whoever-you-are/whoever-you-are.pdf
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DrSpalding Comparing and contrasting is a language arts standard consistently in multiple grade levels. Good ideas here! Of course this makes an excellent read aloud to promote culture and diversity in your classroom. 4mo
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Pete the Cat and the New Guy | James Dean, Kimberly Dean
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Loved this RF by Kimberly and James Dean that promotes friendship and encourages individuals to pursue their passion. This book is about a cat named Pete and his encounter with a new individual that moves into his neighborhood. After he discovers who the individual is, he helps his new friend try to discover a skill that he is good at. It is a journey which involves friendship, encouragement, and love.

fquadri This book is very good for a RA as it allows students to think while they read the book by answering questions that the teacher might pose, make predictions based on the illustrations, and make connections from the text.

After the read aloud, students can talk amongst themselves and discuss the book.
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fquadri This means that EL strategy 2 can be incorporated in this lesson plan. UDL strategy 3.3 (guide information processing and visualization) can be used because during the read aloud, students will be using visuals like the illustrations in the book to come up with conclusions. 4mo
fquadri This website gives information on how to conduct a read aloud with this book and gives other information such as activities and lesson plans that can be used using this book.
www.wordsalive.org/s/Pete-the-Cat-New-Guy_RAP-Enrichment-Guide-3t3b.docx
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DrSpalding Yes to reading aloud and even singing aloud Pete the cat books however they are not considered realistic fiction. Why not? Look at the front cover of your book… We have a blue cat riding a skateboard. Is that realistic? What genre do you think it is now? 4mo
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