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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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This semester I did my service learning in a 3rd grade classroom. I saw this book sitting on one of the students desk, and the first thing I thought was “I didn‘t know Peter Brown wrote novels!” So I picked it up and decided to give it a try. This SF novel is great! I‘m not a fan of science so this definitely took me by surprise. There was a shipwreck, and all the robots didn‘t make it, but Roz did. She finds herself on an island thinking that‘s

giont where she belongs. However, the animals think she‘s a monster and they want her to leave. Roz learns how to speak in their animal language, and she ends up being a mother, making friends, and has a forever home. Until the robots come looking for her! Does Roz get taken away from her only home?! Read to find out more. You won‘t be disappointed! I would use this as a LC option in my classroom. I think students would enjoy talking about the story 6mo
giont and they can even compare it to the natural world. This website has different ideas on how to use this book in the classroom. Such as discussion questions, picture writing, nature journal, and projects on robots. You can easily tie this book in with a science lesson on the environment and adaptation. http://teachingandtechnologyideas.weebly.com/wild-robot.html UDL principle 8.2 (vary demands and resources to optimize challenge) because of the 6mo
giont different activities you can do with this book, as shown in the website. ESOL strategies 39 (have students prepare collections of science objects) for the nature part of the activity and 2 (promote cooperation) if you choose to do a literature circle. This book also won the young readers choice award! #LAE3414sp19 (edited) 6mo
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KAdudu This look like a book students would love to read. For sure adding to my to read list. 6mo
Ms.Bursey Taylor I actually was looking for start this book! How ironic, I love how you explained the story and how you would incorporate it into your classroom. 6mo
claireherman I didn‘t know he wrote novels either!! I want to read this! 6mo
DrSpalding Creepy carrots and wild robots! Literature circles would be a great option for this particular text. 6mo
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Dragons Love Tacos | Adam Rubin
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Dragons Love Tacos, written by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri is a funny MF book. It‘s a New York Times bestseller! It would be great for S or IR. Dragons LOVE tacos, who doesn‘t? But remember....if you don‘t keep the toppings mild you‘re in for some red-hot trouble! Storytelling this book would be fun for students, after you could even have a taco class party! This link will bring you to a website with different activities to go

giont along with the story. Such as, making a 3-D dragon, making tacos, singing dragons love tacos, playing charades, and tips for reading aloud! http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/programs/gep/dragon/ge_dragonmain.html I think this book could bring the whole school or community together by having one big taco party! UDL principle to fit that would be 8.3 (foster collaboration and community). Storytelling this book would cover 1.1 (offer ways of customizing the 6mo
giont display of information). ESOL strategy 50 (for content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities) students can use prediction, and cause and effect worksheets with this story. They can also role play! #LAE3414sp19 6mo
Olsonashley19 I need to get this book! I've heard such great things and my nephew LOVES this story. I like your ideas for the activities especially getting the whole school involved! 6mo
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KAdudu I need to run and get this book. I mean who doesn‘t love tacos LOL. 6mo
mluter I have only heard great things about this book! I definitely need to read it! 6mo
karamank I never heard of this book until now! Thanks for sharing! Sounds hysterical 😂 6mo
DrSpalding Katherine did a wonderful storytelling that we will soon ...not forget! It is funny and knowing that it can be brought to life this way, storytelling would be an excellent option too! 6mo
DrSpalding By the way, the resource is fantastic! The video about how to effectively read to blind or visually impaired children is informative. 6mo
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Malala's Magic Pencil | Malala Yousafzai
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“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world” ❣️ Malala‘s Magic Pencil is a heartwarming B story written by Malala herself. When Malala was a girl she wished for a magic pencil. At first she wanted one to erase the smell of garbage in her city and to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she got older and she noticed that girls in her country weren‘t allowed to go to school anymore, she picked up a real pen and made

giont a change. I highly recommend this book!! It‘s such a great, inspiring, story you won‘t regret reading. This would be a great book for an AS. Students could get to know more about her story! This link will bring you to a teaching guide for the book, it breaks it down into different lessons. https://www.penguin.com.au/content/resources/MMP%20Teachers%20Notes.pdf UDL principles 9.1 (promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation) & 9.2 6mo
giont (Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies) go along with the book because it talks about Malala, and what she experienced, and then how she dealt with it, she used it to make a difference. This story is definitely motivational. 7.2 (optimize relevance, value, and authenticity) also goes along with the book because it‘s important that any B book is in fact, a true, biography of the person. ESOL strategy 6 (continually monitor students 6mo
giont comprehension) fits because the lesson plan is broken down into different lessons so you‘ll be able to see their comprehension along the way. Along with 28 (provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries) this book can easily be tied in with many lessons. One may include studying important people from different countries, hers is one that should be included! #LAE3414sp19 6mo
alexandracarpenter Malala has an incredible story that should be told in every classroom! I love this book and the lesson plans seem awesome 6mo
DrSpalding It is a heartwarming story and one that shows extreme bravery! Often times picture book biographies show challenges and how the individuals overcame them. Excellent job aligning English learner 28 and using the publishers website as your resource. 6mo
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a great P book. A boy who loves to climb and play with the tree grows older and stops visiting the tree. The tree gets sad and when the boy returns she asks him to play with her. He has to say he‘s too old to climb her, eventually the tree gives the man everything he needs until there‘s nothing left to give. I would use this as an RA or even S in my future classroom. The authors website has a great teachers

giont guide for all his book. For this book, it includes classroom discussions and writing activities. UDL principle 1.1 (offer ways of customizing the display or information) fits because you could use this book as a read aloud and have the students look at the pictures in the book, or even story tell it using the tree as a prop. ESOL strategy 6 (continually monitor students comprehension) goes along with the classroom discussions and writing activites 6mo
caldwellalex95 @giont I adore this book! I would read this to myself all of the time when I was younger. Plus, the message is wonderful and I believe all students should read this story! Also, thank you for including a source straight from Silverstein's website! Great post, girl! I'm so glad you rated it a "pick"! 6mo
SofiaRoselli I also used this book!! I absolutely love it. Such a fun book to read to your students in the classroom. 6mo
DrSpalding This is a classic book that again provides a wonderful message. There is no better resource than this poet‘s website for his work. Excellent high-quality choice. 6mo
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Out of Wonder written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth is a collection of original poems written in the style of 20 famous poets. Some of the famous poets being celebrated in this collection are: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes. This P collection won the 2018 Coretta Scott King Award. In my future classroom I would use this book as a RA to support students comprehension of poetry and to talk about

giont the different styles of poetry. https://www.teachervision.com/literature-guide/out-wonder-teachers-guide this teachers guide has pre-reading activities, discussion questions, and classroom extension activities. Teachers can purchase a page to writing, writing workshop from Kwame Alexander to use in their classrooms! Check it out here: https://kwamealexander.com/about/teachers/c/92 UDL principles that go along with this book & lesson plan are: 6mo
giont 2.2 (clarify syntax and structure) 2.2 (support decoding of text, mathematical notation & symbols) and 8.3 (foster collaboration and community). Along with ESOL strategies 12 (teach to two objectives language and content) and 16 (integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities). #LAE3414sp19 6mo
Olsonashley19 I'm really interested in this author after what Dr. Spalding has said and the author study presentation. Thanks for sharing another great book by him. I like how you added multiple principles and strategies. 6mo
DrSpalding Beautiful book, beautiful author! 6mo
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A Place for Pluto | Stef Wade
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A Place for Pluto written by Stef Wade and illustrated by Melanie Demmer is a great book to use in a science class! This SF book is about Pluto getting demoted. He didn‘t belong to the group of planets anymore so where did he belong?! Eventually he finds his place with the dwarf planets! The dwarf planets are to small to be planets but to big to be rocks. They weren‘t planets, comets, asteroids, or meteoroids. They were just like Pluto!

giont “Is Pluto a Planet?” A great lesson plan to do after reading this story. Students will be able to do hands on activities to determine whether Pluto is a planet or not. Check it out here: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/pluto-planet/ UDL principles that fit the book & lesson are: 3.1 (activists or supply background knowledge) 3.2 (highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) & 4.1 (vary the methods for response 6mo
giont and navigation). Along with ESOL strategies 4 (link lesson topic to students prior knowledge) 13 (use preview/review activities) 36 (ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses) and 46 (use discovery learning activities). I would use this story as a RA in a science class, it can start the conversation of Pluto and if it should be a planet or not! #LAE3414sp19 (edited) 6mo
taywise393 Wow I‘ve never heard of this book! I‘ll definitely add this to my list. It seems like a great book to read in a science lesson. You can tie it in with a lesson about space! Thanks for sharing. :) 6mo
Mmw2478 I read this a few days ago and loved it. So cute how Pluto was explained. 6mo
DrSpalding Another student read a similar story. This is obviously a great book to read along with a science unit. There are a few books like this out there since Pluto was removed from the solar system. Having several of them to accompany a solar system unit would be fantastic. 6mo
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Not Quite Narwhal | Jessie Sima
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Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima is super cute and one of my favorites! Kelp is a little different. He was born in the ocean, he grows up with narwhals, thinking he is one! Until one day he encounters a creature that looks just like him. Kelp discovers who he is, and who he wants to be. Does he wanna be a land narwhal with the unicorns? Or a sea unicorn with the narwhals? Stay tuned. You‘ll find out during my storytelling in class!

giont With that being said, I would use this book as S in my future classroom. This book has its own website (which is so cute) that has different resources to use. https://www.simonandschusterpublishing.com/notquitenarwhal/index.html UDL principles 1.1 (offer ways of customizing the display of information) & 3.3 (guide information processing and visualization) align with this story. Along with ESOL strategies 5 (teach technical vocabulary supporting 6mo
giont key concepts) I would point out what a tusk and horn are before storytelling the book, and also provide visuals so students are aware when they see it. 17 (Provide contextual support through audio usuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions) and 20 (list the most important words or phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard). #LAE3414sp19 6mo
gnewman @giont you described this cute book so well! Now I want to go read it! Also, I like how your resource is a trailer for the book!! That'll be really appealing to students! 6mo
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taywise393 This book sounds super cute I want to read it!! I love how you tied it in with a lesson with the tusk and horn, very smart! 6mo
kkimmelman This looks like such a cute book! I need it for my classroom! I like your idea of pointing out key vocabulary words, as some students may not know their meanings. 6mo
kelseymccormick @giont I have yet to read this but will most definitely be adding it to my TBR stack. I like how you added the website as your resource. Author and publisher sites provide high quality resources. Great job! 6mo
SofiaRoselli This book looks so cute that I have to read it!! Your resources are super helpful to go along with the book as well! 6mo
DrSpalding Your English learners strategies match beautifully with storytelling which you did so well. This is a wonderful story with a beautiful message. 6mo
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The Magician's Elephant | Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka
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The Magician‘s Elephant is a great MF book written by Kate DiCamillo. An orphan, Peter, comes across a fortuneteller‘s booth in the market square of the city of Baltese. He knows what needs to be asked: Is his sister alive? If so, how can he find her? The fortune teller reveals that an elephant will lead him there. Read to find out what happens! I love this book because it‘s different than what I expected but still held my interest.

giont I highly recommend this book as a LC or IR choice. Kate DiCamillo‘s website has great teacher‘s guides. For this book, it has questions to discuss & activities. Check it out here: http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763644102.btg.1.pdf UDL principles 2.3 (support decoding of text) & 4.1 (Vary the methods for response and navigation) fit this book. Along with ESOL strategies 2 (promote cooperation, small groups) 6 (continually monitor students 6mo
giont comprehension) & 29 (offer a variety of reference materials at the students instructional level for independent use). #LAE3414sp19 6mo
DrSpalding Going straight to the publisher‘s website is a wise choice. The author‘s website also has wonderful resources of course. I see this as being a beneficial independent read or literature circle. 6mo
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The Three Pigs | David Wiesner
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The Three Pigs is a hilarious TL story, retold by David Wiesner. This story won the Caldecott medal, the pictures really tell the story! It starts out by the wolf huffing and puffing the pigs houses down, but this time the pigs escape together! They leave their tale and end up in different tales! I would use the first part of the book as CR, as it has the transitional take, and for the rest of the book I would do a RA because the students really

giont need to see the pictures. I would also stop and discuss what‘s happening in the illustrations. This book can be used for the lesson plan “Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure”. Check it out here: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/comics-classroom-... UDL principles 3.3 (guide information processing and visualization) & 3.1 (Activate 6mo
giont or supply background knowledge) fit with this book and lesson plan. ESOL strategy 17 (provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions) would also be appropriate. #LAE3414sp19 6mo
DrSpalding This is an odd version of this particular book. Interesting lesson plan to accompany this one. 6mo
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Once a Mouse... | Marcia Brown
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Once a Mouse is an Indian fable retold by Marcia Brown. This book one the Caldecott award! This TL story would be great for S or DR! In this story, an old hermit has the power to change a mouse into a cat, dog, and tiger! I think children would have fun acting out the different animals in this book. The downside is there aren‘t a lot of resources to go along with this book. However, I did find a story map that goes along with this book.

giont The teacher has the option to choose from different levels of the story map as well. Story maps are always a great resource to help comprehend story structure! https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=11538&lf_id=9 UDL principles that fit this are 3.2 (Highlight patterns, crucial features, big ideas and relationships) & 6.2 (support planning and strategy development). ESOL strategies 7 (Show students how to use graphic organizers like 6mo
giont semantic mapping and imaging) & 30 (encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships). #LAE3414sp19 6mo
DrSpalding Much better explanation of the strategies and principles. Story maps are graphic organizers that aid comprehension. 6mo
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Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship | Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky
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Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship, is a book that touches my heart. The Boston Marathon bombing took place an hour from my hometown. Jessica was injured during it and eventually became a double amputee. She was given Rescue (a service dog) to help her learn how to live her new life. This is a beautiful story about a beautiful friendship and how they rescued each other ❤️ Warning: you may tear up! This is a B book, written by Jessica

giont Kensky and Patrick Downes, and illustrated by Scott Magoon. This is a New York Times bestseller and it also won the Schneider Family Book award! I would read this book as a RA during a social studies class talking about the Boston Marathon bombing. Students could also use it as an AS to learn more about Jessica and Patrick. ESOL strategies 4, 11, & 16 fit this book. Along with UDL principles 9.2, 3.1, & 3.2. http://scottmagoon.com/rescue-jessica 6mo
giont That link will bring you to the illustrators website, where you will find a teachers guide, activity guide, and videos. This book should definitely be in your future classroom libraries! #LAE3414sp19 6mo
ha_kaye I think an Author‘s Study is the perfect teaching strategy for this book since it is an autobiography! Great choice (: 6mo
Edenmonet Rescue & Jessica looks like such a great book! I feel that it‘s important for students to read book like this because it‘s exposes students to serious things that people go through, such as having a service dog. Also, there may even be a student with a service dog who can relate! 6mo
DrSpalding I had to buy this one. I have been to the Boston marathon finish line near where this occurred. Powerful book! 6mo
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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Whoever You Are written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Leslie Staub, is a sweet NF book. Children all over the world look different, speak different languages, and live completely different lives, but inside they are all the same❤️ This book should definitely be in classrooms as it promotes love and acceptance! Some parts of the book repeat so it would be great for CR. ESOL strategies 3, 11, & 16 go along with this book. UDL principles 7.2 & 1.2

giont also fit. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/moving-toward-acc... this link will bring you to a lesson plan of moving toward acceptance through picture books and two-voice texts. Whoever you are is used in this lesson. The link below will bring you to the authors website which gives you an option to listen to the book! https://memfox.com/books/whoever-you-are/ #LAE3414sp19 6mo
DrSpalding Read write think is a quality resource as is the authors website! Two resources! 6mo
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Hello Lighthouse | Sophie Blackall
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Sophie Blackall brings Hello Lighthouse to life through her amazing illustrations. Hello Lighthouse won the 2019 Caldecott medal. This HF book tells what it‘s like to be a keeper in the lighthouse. He polished the lens, refills oil, winds the clockwork that keeps the lamp in motion, and of course, writes in the logbook daily. The keeper saves sailors and his family joins him in the lighthouse. This would be a great book to share during a social

giont studies lesson. I would use it as an interactive RA. UDL principles 3.2 & 3.3 go along with this book, along with ESOL strategies 1, 5, & 13. Check out the educators guide to this book! There are pathways you can choose that have complete lesson plans, perfect for a social studies class! https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/landing-page/hello-lighthouse-educator-guide/ #LAE3414sp19 6mo
DrSpalding Oh my. The resource is amazing… Especially for a geography lesson in a social studies class. Check out task two if you were the light keeper: https://www.lbyr.com/educator-guides/path-1-i-am-a-lighthouse-keeper/?_ga=2.5602... 6mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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“You can‘t blend in when you‘re born to stand out”❣️ Sophie WONDERS what this book is going to be about! Beautifully written by R.J. Palacio, Wonder is a New York Times Bestseller for 5 years in a row! Entering 5th grade is hard, put yourself in Auggie‘s shoes. He was born with a severe facial difference that prevented him from going to school, until now. As he enters 5th grade he wants to be treated like an ordinary kid.

giont How do his classmates react? Read to find out! You won‘t be disappointed. This book sends a powerful message of kindness, empathy, acceptance, compassion, and friendship. It should be used in every classroom! This RF book would be perfect for LC‘s. UDL principles 9.2, 9.3, 3.1 & 3.2 align with this book. Along with ESOL strategies 2, 3, 6, 7, & 16. www.wonderthebook.com brings you to the authors website with teacher resources! 7mo
giont You can become a certified kind classroom! It also includes pre-reading activities, questions for group discussions, classroom activities, and so much more! P.S. there is a daily wonder app!! #LAE3414sp19 7mo
ha_kaye I did not know that you could become a certified kind teacher. That is so cool! 6mo
DrSpalding Loving the pictures with your sweet puppy. Please have your future classroom become certified kind! I get a daily precept at 9 AM every morning. If you don‘t have that app… Get it! 6mo
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Coming on Home Soon | Jacqueline Woodson
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Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis is a great HF story. This book won a Caldecott Honor award! This sweet story is about a little girl waiting for her mom to come home after getting a job since the men are out fighting the war. Perfect addition to any classroom library! I would use this book as a RA or PR. UDL principle 3.2 fits this book. Along with ESOL strategies 14 & 15.

giont www.jacquelinewoodson.com this link will take you to the authors website! #LAE3414sp19 7mo
DrSpalding You went straight to the author and her website is a valuable resource. This is high-quality! 6mo
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Corduroy | Don Freeman
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“When Corduroy lost his button, he found our hearts”❤️ Meet Corduroy, a personal favorite of mine! This (MF) story is perfect for a RA. Corduroy is a bear, stuck in the toy department of a store, he wants to find a friend and a forever home. A girl came by the store begging to take him home, but her mom said no. The lost of Corduroy‘s button sends him on adventure. Does Corduroy find his forever home? Read the book to find out. The authors website

giont has printable activities for students to do! Such as counting, coloring, matching, etc! (http://www.corduroybook.com/parentseducators.html) UDL principles: 3.1, 3.2, & 3.3. ESOL strategies: 13, & 30. #LAE3414sp19 8mo
DrSpalding This is a classic that should be read aloud to primary children. It makes for a wonderful storytelling too. Make sure that you explain your principles and strategies like you have previously. 6mo
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The Day the Crayons Quit is a funny (MF) story to add to your classroom library. It‘ll brighten up anyone‘s day! It is written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. When Duncan goes to open his box of crayons, he finds a stack of notes from each crayon, saying they quit! They‘re tired, overworked, and each crayon has a unique complaint. However, only one crayon is happy. Yellow crayon and orange crayon both think they‘re the color of

giont the sun, which one is the true color of the sun?! Use this book for a classroom debate! You can also use it for persuasive writing. The authors website includes all of this plus standards that are being met! (http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/assets/pdf/CrayonsGuide.pdf) UDL principles this covers are 3.1 and 3.2. ESOL strategies 4, and 16 are being met through the book and activities in the teaching guide. This book is great for an interactive 8mo
giont RA. It‘ll have students laughing a lot! #LAE3414sp19 8mo
DrSpalding I love the idea of persuasive writing with this particular book. Some of the crayons are very persuasive and you could use them as an excellent mentor text. The guide has so many wonderful ideas included. It is a must read aloud and another student recommended a readers theater which could work quite well too. 6mo
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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Finding Winnie is a touching, true, NF story. It‘s also a Caldecott award winner, it‘s written by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. When I first read the title, Finding Winnie, the first thing that came to my mind was “Finding Sophie” my own journey to finding my dog, so I had to add her in the picture! Finding Winnie is based on the worlds most famous bear, Winnie the Pooh. A veterinarian, Harry Colebourn, lived in a town known

giont as Winnipeg, he left his hometown behind as he headed to World War 1 to take care of the horses. On his journey, he rescued a baby bear, and named her Winnie, in memory of his hometown. Unfortunately, they were being shipped off to France and couldn‘t take Winnie, so Harry left Winnie at the London Zoo. Along came a boy, who had a bear of his own as a stuffed animal and didn‘t know what to name it. When he came across Winnie at the zoo, he found 8mo
giont the perfect fit. He would take his stuffed animal bear in the woods behind his home on adventures, and his dad would write books about them, which is known as Winnie-the-Pooh. I loved this story, I thought it was so touching and heartwarming. It‘s told by Harry Colebourn‘s real life great grand daughter, she‘s telling the story to her son, Cole, as a bed time story. I would use this as a S book, in the classroom. To make it more exciting a guest 8mo
giont speaker can come in and read it aloud! The UDL principles included are 3.1, 3.2, & 3.3, along with the ESOL strategies 4, 32, & 49. An activity I found to go along with this book is teaching fact vs opinion, the ESOL strategies I picked go along with this assignment. Check it out with this link: https://www.comprehensionconnection.net/2017/01/mentor-text-lessons-to-warm-up-y... #LAE3414sp19 8mo
DrSpalding I‘m thrilled you chose to read it. I love this book and most kids will enjoy learning about the most beloved bear, Winnie the Pooh! Helpful resource and nice alignment. 6mo
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Big Words for Little People | Jamie Lee Curtis
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Big Words for Little People is an amazing (RF) book to use as a RA. It‘s written and illustrated by the number 1 national bestselling team, Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. Children are able to relate to everyday life throughout this book, but also learning a new vocabulary word to go along with it! Some amazing words in this book are: persevere, stupendous, irate, and patience. Read to find out more😊 UDL principles that fit this book are

Ms.Bursey I love Jamie Lee Curtis and this book. 8mo
Ms.Bursey Most definitely a fun and engaging read ! 8mo
giont 2.1 and 3.1 because it focuses on vocabulary and students use background knowledge to relate to the situations used throughout the book. The ESOL strategies used are 5, 11, & 14. I‘ll be pre-teaching 3 vocabulary words, reading the book with appropriate tone, and simplifying my speech to make it slower and redundant to satisfy these strategies. The publishing company Harper Collins has a website that provides a teaching guide to a lot of Jamie Lee 8mo
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giont Curtis‘s books! For Big Words for Little People, it has activities for students to do before reading, and after reading as well. Check it out with this link: http://files.harpercollins.com/PDF/TeachingGuides/0061127590.pdf 8mo
DrSpalding I love your vocabulary sticky notes. Your strategies align! 6mo
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Out of my Mind (RF) by New York Times Bestseller author Sharon M. Draper. Have things ever been piling up in your mind you feel like you‘re about to explode, or go out of your mind?! Well, meet Melody. Imagine being an 11 year old girl who has not spoken one word her entire life. Melody has a photographic memory, and is the smartest kid in her school but no one will know because she can‘t walk, talk, or write. Her physical capabilities are limited

giont Until a life changing device comes along and Melody finds her own way to communicate. This book will bring you through a rollercoaster of emotions. I believe it should be in every classroom library, and it‘s best used for LC‘s. The UDL principles that go along with this book are 4.2 & 9.2 as it relates to Melody in the book. ESOL strategies 2 & 6, fit with this since literature circles are being used. The link below brings you to the authors 8mo
giont website, where it has discussion topic questions, and different writing activities for students to do! http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=35 #LAE3414sp19 8mo
DrSpalding Going straight to the author‘s site for a quality resource is wise Taylor! So helpful for literature circles and so much more. (edited) 6mo
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