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gracemccleskey

Joined June 2017

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Raymie Nightingale | Kate DiCamillo
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This HF was somewhat a slow read. Not a bad read, by any means, but perhaps a bit mundane and less than engaging. Kate DiCamillo is a good author but fell short of our expectations on this one. A good addition to her other books in your classroom library if nothing else.

http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763681172.btg.1.pdf

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Angiepuc They can't all be winners! Liked your honesty. I hate slow books. 2y
melissaallam I love the resources that Candlewick provides! 2y
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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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This was a great RF read that I'd recommend to any age group. The story in its poetic format is rich and engaging and keeps you flipping pages till the end, captivating you in the best of each poem on each page.

Here is a link to a good resource

https://www.teachervision.com/novels/crossover-educators-guide

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melissaallam I was hesitant to read this book because it just didn't appeal to me but you make it sound interesting so I'll have to check it out. 2y
Kennedys I haven't read this yet but I love the style it's written. Adding this to my stack! 2y
tfundora I feel many students would love to read this type of book because it is in poem form! Defiantly be my next read! 2y
Steph_Castro I would like to read this book. I like that it is written in poetic form to give students an alternative format to traditional novels. Good resource. 2y
casandraopont @gracemccleskey I loved this novel as well. The story was so easy to follow and engaging. The ending was absolutely traumatizing. Great resource! 2y
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This F book reminds me of TL in that it weaves the classic theme of learning the months with a dish many Americans are surely familiar with: chicken soup. This book is great to go along with Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.

Here is a link to information on the new book to be released in 2018

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/07/10/new_maurice_s...

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StephanieP This definitely brings back many memories and is a great read for students! I definitely think having this collection in your class library is great for variety! 2y
Ashleywwolfe It would be really cool to have 🍜 with it for a classroom lunch for a Friday! Kids ❤️❤️ to have lunch with their teacher :) 2y
SamanthaPuglisi I like that this book teachers the months of the year! It could be valuable in a Kindergarten classroom for students who aren't familiar with them yet. 2y
casandraopont @gracemccleskey this is definitely a snug and cuddle book. I love the illustrations, and I can't wait to read it to my children. 2y
DrSpalding You did such a beautiful job storytelling this book! Classic choice @gracemccleskey 2y
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Fish Is Fish | Leo Lionni
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Pickpick

Here is a fun F find by Leo Lionni that I was given while I volunteered at a recent book bash. It is a very cute read and great for young students to learn new vocabulary.

Here is the link to a great resource:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/fish-fish-less...

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StephanieP Little books like these definitely make the classroom fun and helps improve vocabulary and sentence structure! Also great for ELs! 2y
Elizabethhunt96 Your resource is great and this looks like a fantastic way to teach kids in science about amphibians versus aquatic animals. 2y
DrSpalding This is TL as it is a fable. 2y
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This wordless RF picture book was very fun to read and surprisingly informational. It emulates the layout of a comic book, following a whimsical adventure through the National Gallery.

Here is a great resource to go along with this book

http://www.readwritethink.org/resources/resource-print.html?id=130&tab=4

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Ashleywwolfe OMG! I didn't read this so not sure if it's the same but there was a virtual tour of the museum .... that would be so cool to pair with this! https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/webtours.htm (edited) 2y
DrSpalding Love the book @gracemccleskey and love the virtual tour idea @Ashleywwolfe ❤️📚 2y
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Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace | George Lucas, Patricia C. Wrede
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Mehso-so

This is a great Sci-Fi/Science-Fantasy for young readers who love Star Wars. This particular series was very popular when my older was growing up in his classrooms. I remember reading it alongside him when we were little and after rereading it, it was honestly not great for adults because it is so watered down.

Here is a resource for incorporating Star Wars into the classroom

http://www.starwarsintheclassroom.com/about.asp

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tfundora I feel having books like this in your class room would be great because their are students who love star wars and that would definitely get them to read! 2y
DrSpalding Star Wars is EPIC! Super choice! 2y
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This NF read almost gives the vibe of Fantasy when looking at the illustrations but it provides factual information about Katherine Lee Bates and "America the Beautiful" in a nice narrative tone.

Here is a great resource from the author for using it in the classroom:

https://barbarakyounger.com/teacher-resources/

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Ashleywwolfe YAY FOR SOCIAL STUDIES!!! 2y
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I recently reread this HF book after reading the series as a child and I felt whole a new depth to the story. This is not only an engaging and mysterious read but great for learning vocabulary, as Lemony Snicket does a nice job defining new words as he uses them.

Here is a link to my glog:

http://edu.glogster.com/glog/lemony-snicket-author-study/2qq21m21jkb

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Diana_S I loved this series as a kid and still do! I want to reread the books now and see what i didn't notice as a kid. 2y
Kennedys This series appeals to me so much. I definitely want to keep these books in my classroom library and I love that you added your author study as a resource. 2y
casandraopont @gracemccleskey this book definitely takes me back! There is a series on netflix now and I'm kind of scared to watch it. 2y
DrSpalding Love that you used your glog! 2y
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Lullabies | Lang Leav
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This P book by Lang Leav was great after The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. I wouldn't recommend this book to younger readers as much as middle grade and high schoolers because if the interwoven themes of heartbreak, loss, and death.

Here is a link to some very fun and creative activities to incorporate poetry into the classroom.

https://www.pinterest.com/thepensivesloth/poem-of-the-week-poetry-in-the-middle-...

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The Junkyard Wonders | Patricia Polacco
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Wow! This RF was such a great read with the girl I tutor. Highly functioning but diagnosed with severe autism, she related to this book well and it was a great kick-off into summer reading with her. I would highly recommend reading to students of any age.

Here is a great resource for incorporating this into the classroom:

http://www.thenedshow.com/assets/never-give-up-intermediate-lesson-plan-the-junk...

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Elizabethhunt96 Patricia Polacco is a great author! I'm really interested in reading all her books. This is a great book to promote acceptance of others with disabilities and disorders (if I'm gathering the right information from the resource). I also really like the resource too!! 2y
DrSpalding Excellent! You have been using great books while tutoring! Yes! 2y
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BFG | Roald Dahl
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Just finished rereading this fun F book, the BFG by Roald Dahl, after rediscovering it on my bookshelf. What a great book for young students to get into reading!

Here's a link to creative and engaging lesson plans:

https://www.roalddahl.com/docs/BFGlessonplans_web_1467018727.pdf

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Kennedys I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and it was awesome!! Such an amazing author. I want to read all of his books! 2y
DrSpalding You don't get much better than Dahl for F books for young readers! Nice choice! I enjoyed the movie too!📚🎬 2y
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A great summer read for children grades 5-8, this AF is a supplement to the Warriors series. It follows the journey of a familiar main character on a journey to somewhere new. I recently reread this and still loved it.

Here's a link to a guide for how to use Erin Hunter's world, including books like this, in your classroom.

http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/harperchildrensImages/Printable/erinhunter...

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