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ha_kaye

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Malala's Magic Pencil | Malala Yousafzai
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✏️✨ Malala‘s Magic Pencil is a wonderful B that tells the life story of Malala Yousafzai. Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education, she survived an attack from a Taliban gunman in 2012, and is the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. The story is based around what Malala would‘ve done if she had the magic pencil that she wished for every night. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye As the story continues, Malala realizes that not all the children in her village can attend school and soldiers start taking over and imposing new rules on her village. The art in the story is beautiful with the contrast of the actual scenery and what Malala imagines her magic pencil could make. This would make such a great AS since it is an autobiography. It won the Jane Addam‘s Book Award of 2019. 4mo
ha_kaye This link has multiple different beautifully done activities and it comes straight from Puffin Books. http://www.worldbookday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Primary-Teaching-Ideas-Ma... EL strategy 28, provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries, fits this book to a tee! It is important to remember that not EL students are going to be Spanish Speakers. 4mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 3.1, activate or supply background knowledge, is important to understand because the story is based in Pakistan which is culturally much different than the United States. 4mo
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Mmw2478 Sounds like a powerful story to share with students. Taking a look at this one. Your resource is really good. 3mo
giont I loved reading this book! I also chose it for one of my posts. It‘s such a powerful story that I feel everyone should know :) 3mo
C.Austin @ha_kaye Right after we had the opportunity to read this in class, I went right out and bought it! Such a powerful and moving story! Love your resource too! 3mo
SofiaRoselli This looks like an excellent book to use in my future classroom. Such an inspiring story to have students hear and look up to 3mo
ha_kaye thank you! @SofiaRoselli 3mo
DrSpalding I am very impressed by your posts and your support of your peers. Thoughtful thoughtful comments. 3mo
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Home | Carson Ellis
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🏘 Carson Ellis‘ Home is a RF story about diversity. It shows the endless possibilities of what a home might look like with some more realistic and some fantasy renditions. This story would make a great RA to integrate social studies! Home would make a great hook to a geography lesson. It promotes diversity and belonging. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye The illustrations are so detailed and fun to look at, on one of the pages there are little refers to the homes from previous pages. This link has pre- and post reading questions. The questions in the exploring the text portion would make for great guided discussions or could be branched out into their own activity. http://classroom.walkerbooks.com.au/home/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Home-Classro... 4mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 3.2; highlight patters, critical features, big ideas, and relationship; works perfect with the repetition that this book has. EL strategy 20, list the most important words and phrases you use in your presentation, would be to go over the meaning of home before starting this book. 4mo
DrSpalding I am adding this to my stack. Your alignment with universal design and English learner strategies is spot on! 3mo
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Blended | Sharon M. Draper
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🎹 Sharon Draper‘s Blended tells the story of Isabella, an 11 year old biracial gifted pianist with divorced parents. Every week, Isabella goes through what she calls the “Exchange Day,” where she meets up with the other parent at the mall and lives with them for that week. Not only does she switches homes every week; she switches nicknames, backpacks, and her identity. It is currently on the New York Times Best Seller list! #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye It shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of living with divorced parents on top of addressing topics of racism and police brutality. It is one of those books that I wish I could‘ve read as a child to understand that others go through the same thing that I did with my parents being divorced. It would make a great RA for older elementary or middle school students, since there are important topics of discussion inside. 4mo
ha_kaye This link provides discussion questions relating to Blended, as well as extension activities. http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=75 UDL principle 8.3, foster collaboration and community, would work well with the discussions that this books demands. EL strategy 16; integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities; is the perfect fit for Blended since the students would be listening and discussing the story with their peers. 4mo
Mmw2478 This book is on my list of books I wanted to read this semester. I love the issues it addresses. You did a good job summarizing it. 3mo
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giont I picked up this book at B&N a few weeks ago but haven‘t read it yet. I‘m so excited too. I love how you said you would use it as a RA to discuss important issues. Thanks for sharing :) 3mo
ha_kaye Thank you both 🥰 @giont @Mmw2478 3mo
Olsonashley19 I just bought this from scholastic and can't wait to read!!! Having divorced parents and switching every week I can relate to how she feels. Thanks for sharing :) 3mo
DrSpalding Dr. Vandemark also said that I need to read this book. I have added it to my stack. Sounds like you have a few other peers that will be reading this as well. Excellent choice 3mo
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We Are the Gardeners | Joanna Gaines
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🌷🍓If you like the TV show Fixer Upper, We are the Gardeners might be the book for you because it was written by Joanna Gaines and her children. This NF picture book is currently number one on the New York Times Best Seller for Children‘s Picture books. We are the Gardeners tells the adventures that the Gaines family went on when they decided to create their own family garden. It would make a great RA for kindergarten or first grade!#LAE3415sp19

ha_kaye The illustrations done by Julianna Swaney are beautiful and compliment the story perfectly. Since this book was published on March 26, 2019; I was not able to find any specific class activities. I did find a fantastic website that provides lesson plans on incorporating hands-on learning through gardening. https://kidsgardening.org/lesson-plans/ 4mo
ha_kaye EL strategy 46, use discovery learning activities (hands-on-activities) would be perfect if a hands-on lesson on gardening followed the reading of this book. UDL principle 1.1, offer ways of customizing the display of information, would tie the literature aspect of the story and the science aspect of the hands-on gardening activity together. (BTW the image is not mine!) 4mo
DrSpalding Beautiful image, beautiful book, perfect alignment. 3mo
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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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🤖🌳 You may know Peter Brown for his amazing illustrations from Creepy Carrots or Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, but The Wild Robot shows a different side of his work. This SF novel is about a robot, named Roz 7134, who becomes stranded on an island due to a shipwreck. It was one of the 2017-2018 Sunshine State Young Reader books! #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye Roz is a sophisticated robot with the ability to use senses like sight, hearing, and smell and is primarily programmed to survive and to help. She has to learn how to survive in the wild and ends up learning how to speak to animals! The animals on the island first thought Rozz was a monster but as the story goes on, Roz acquires a baby gosling and she learns to become a wonderful foster mother. 4mo
ha_kaye The story, itself, is heartwarming but something about the simplicity of the artwork adds to that heartwarming effect. This book would make a great RA to share or a LC for students to come together and talk about it. Another fun idea would be to do an AS on Peter Brown! The link provides different activities that go with The Wild Robot, including a Nature Journal and a Side by Side Novel Study. 4mo
ha_kaye http://teachingandtechnologyideas.weebly.com/wild-robot.html I would love to integrate a science lesson about animals and ecosystems when reading this book. UDL principle 3.3, guide information processing and visualization, would work great with The Wild Robot because it is a novel but has illustrations to guide that visualization process! 4mo
ha_kaye EL strategy 29, offer a variety of reference materials at the students‘ instructional level, would be as easy as giving an EL student a personal bilingual dictionary with unknown words from the story.
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DrSpalding Sounds like a wonderful book to integrate into science. You have a few of them! 3mo
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La Princesa and the Pea | Susan Middleton Elya
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??? La Princesa and the Pea is a wonderful TL variation of the fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, with a bilingual twist. Instead of the average Caucasian royalty, this story revolves around a la reina and her el príncipe. It is one of those heart warming stories that shows how true love wins. The story integrates Spanish vocabulary throughout which ties into EL strategy 24 #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye There was a glossary to show how the words were pronounced and what they meant and in the story those words were in red, so it was easy to identify. The artwork is just gorgeous which lead to La Princesa and the Pea receiving the Pura Belpré award for the illustrations. This would be a wonderful RA during National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is September 15 to October 15 of this year! 4mo
ha_kaye UDL strategy 2.4, promote understanding across languages, is great for this book since it integrates Spanish vocabulary. This link provides post reading activities that integrate math, the arts, and language arts skills. http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2018/03/2018-pura-belpre-illustrator-award-... 4mo
Mmw2478 I didn‘t read any Hispanic heritage books but wish I had. They are important to have in the classroom. 3mo
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ha_kaye @Mmw2478 YES! So important and so easy to do 3mo
caldwellalex95 @ha_kaye I definitely read this book as well! WHAT A COINCIDENCE! I absolutely adore this book, and I appreciate the author using a blend of English and Spanish words throughout the story. Also, LOVE the link you provided. A variety of resources is always helpful and welcome as a future educator. Thank you for sharing, Haley! 3mo
DrSpalding Classic tale with a twist. 3mo
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Julian Is a Mermaid | Jessica Love
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🧜🏽‍♂️ Julian is a Mermaid tells the story of a young boy who absolutely loves mermaids. In the beginning of the story, Julian and his Abuela were riding the subway home when he noticed three women in dressed in mermaid costumes. He marveled at how they looked and when he got home, he decided that he was going to make a costume of his own instead of just dreaming about becoming a mermaid. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye This RF book celebrates individuality, the LGBTQ+ community, self-love, acceptance, and self-identity while channeling societal norms such as gender roles and family dynamics. It would a great RA for the month of October, which is LGBT history month. Another reason to read it in October is because Jessica Love received the 2019 Stonewall Book Award, which recognizes exceptional merit relating to the LGBT experience, for Julian is a Mermaid. 4mo
ha_kaye This link has pre-reading activities, discussion questions about the various themes present in the book, and an activity on Spanish Language! http://classroom.walkerbooks.com.au/home/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Julian-is-a-... EL strategy 24, incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum, is perfect for Julian is a Mermaid since he is of Hispanic decent. 4mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 8.3, foster collaboration and community, works well with this book because it is such a heart warming story and the discussions after could lead to a special bond in the classroom. 4mo
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Mmw2478 So incredibly important to include this category of books in the classroom. Your resource is awesome too. 3mo
ha_kaye @Mmw2478 I completely agree! We need to share more diverse books! 3mo
C.Austin @ha_kaye After hearing you talk about this book, I had to add it to my TBR pile. Books should be mirrors so this book needs to be in my classroom library. 3mo
DrSpalding So of course you know I had to buy this book! It was well worth it. Thank you for sharing this with your peers with such passion 3mo
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Lemons | Melissa Savage
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🍋 We‘ve all heard the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” That is exactly what Lemonade Liberty Witt‘s mother always told her. Melissa Savage‘s HF book, Lemons, follows the life of Lemonade, or Lem for short, after her mother dies and she has to move to Willow Creek with her Grandfather who she has never met. She meets Tobin Sky, the next door neighbor who is also the CEO of Bigfoot Detectives Inc... #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye and they quickly become friends. The town of Willow Creek has a big fascination with Bigfoot, they even have a “gargantuan wooden stature” in the heart of town. It is set in the mid-70s, during the aftermath of the Vietnam war. Throughout Lemons, there are many life lessons that come about such as loss and friendship. This would make a great IR or LC. It is one of the 2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books. 4mo
ha_kaye This link gives book club discussion questions, nonfiction companion books, other books within the same genre subset, and lesson ideas. https://www.floridamediaed.org/.../6/1/.../lemons_resources_template_2017.doc.do... 4mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 9.2, facilitate personal coping skills and strategies, would work well when discussing topics like loss of family members. EL strategy #4 would be crucial for comprehension since the story is set in the past and students need to understand the time period before reading the book. 4mo
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kennedimartin I really enjoyed reading your review of this book and it makes me want to read it!! I like that you included that it‘s a SSYRA book! Thanks for sharing :) 4mo
gnewman @haleykaye517 your explanation of the book really drew me in! I love that you added the little lemon emoji in the beginning too! Nice touch! Also, I thought the UDL Principle and ESOL Strategy that you chose were perfect for the book! I feel like they align really well! 4mo
kkimmelman Love your opening about “when life gives you lemons”! Really caught my attention! This seems like a great book for an IR or even a LC just like you said. 4mo
ha_kaye Thank you all! I definitely recommend giving it a read (; @kkimmelman @gnewman @kennedimartin 4mo
DrSpalding This website is of very high-quality. Wonderful resource to assist with literature circles and more. 3mo
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🏈🎨Between the Lines is a B, which won the Orbis Pictus Award of 2019, tells the life story of Ernest Barnes. Ernest, or Ernie, was a NFL and AFL player but his true fame came from his art. Throughout his life, people told him to stop painting and to focus on his career as an athlete since athletes lives well and artists struggle. Ernie continuously choices his passion for art over football. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye It is truly an inspiring story that all students should read. It promotes to do what makes you happy. Besides from the beautiful illustrations of Bryan Collier and the well written story from Sandra Neil Wallace, there is an information piece at the end of the book about Ernest Barnes where you can read more in-depth about his life and see some of the art mentioned in the story. 4mo
ha_kaye This would make a perfect RA where a discussion about following what you‘re passionate about could follow. This link shows different activities that correlates to Between the lines such as pairing another book and having students compare, explore the Civil Rights Movement with students, discussions about courage, and sensory art experiences. 4mo
ha_kaye http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2018/03/between-the-lines-how-ernie-barnes-... UDL principle 9.1 works perfectly with Between the Lines because it promotes expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. EL strategy 16 is perfect for the RA activity since students will be listening to the book and they will be discussing it with other students. 4mo
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kelseymccormick @haleykaye517 Lovely job! You provided a very detailed post about this story and a high quality resource. I love how your resource provides many activities related to diversity. Additionally, the activities can be used to integrate other subject areas in the curriculum. 4mo
ha_kaye @kelseymccormick thank you so much! 4mo
DrSpalding What a cool story! I need to add this to my stack! You have wonderful book selections Haley. I can‘t wait to hear of what a beautiful classroom library you will have when you enter the classroom. 3mo
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🦋 The Girl Who Drew Butterflies is a B tell that tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, a self-taught artist in the 17th century who was the first person to document the metamorphosis of a butterfly. While this is considered a picture book, there is a lot of information so an older audience would be better. The Girl Who Drew Butterflies would integrate science into reading time. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye This story would make an amazing GR since there are so many wonderful illustrations that the students should be able to see. The link is to an educator‘s guide from Joyce Sidman‘s website. It gives a brief synopsis of the book and the author, as well as, providing pre-reading activities, discussion questions, and post-reading activities. https://www.joycesidman.com/books/the-girl-who-drew-butterfli/girlwhodrewbutterf... 4mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 3.3, guide information processing and visualization, would work perfect if The Girl Who Drew Butterflies was read as a GR. The teacher is able to stop and think out loud to model what students should be doing while reading. EL strategy #28 is ideal for this story since it tells the life of a German woman. 4mo
alexandracarpenter This book sounds amazing! It is always a good idea to show students examples of amazing women who work in STEM. I think this would be great to have in any classroom. 4mo
ha_kaye @alexandracarpenter Yes! I completely agree that it is crucial to show that there were more than just men who contribute in STEM (: 4mo
DrSpalding Another beautiful biography! Alex said it well that we need great books about women especially in the area of science etc. 3mo
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Full of Beans | Jennifer L. Holm
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⚖️Full of Beans is a HF prequel to Jennifer Holm‘s Turtle in Paradise and won the Scott O‘dell Book Award. It is based in the Great Depression and revolves around Bean Curry who is the cousin of Turtle. Bean lives in Key West and faces two major struggles; his father left to New Jersey in hopes to find a job and a stranger came to turn his hometown into a tourist destination. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye Full of Beans would be best done as a RA since there are references to another time period and harder vocabulary. The link give pre reading, while reading, and post reading activities. I loved how the link had discussion questions for each of the chapters and it included class discussions and pair work. https://images.randomhouse.com/promo_image/9780553510362_3414.pdf 4mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 3.1 and EL strategy #4 are a must for Full of Beans. Students need to know what the Great Depression was, who President FDR was, what the New Deal was, and who the New Dealers were to understand the story. 4mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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🦍🐘🐕If you love books like Charlotte‘s Web or The Cricket in Times Square, in the sense that there is an animal narrator, Katherine Applegate‘s The Only and Only Ivan is for you. This 2013 Newbery Award winning F book is inspired by the true story of a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lived in a cage at a mall for 27 years. This book deals with heavy topics like animal rights, neglect, and death. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye The One and Only Ivan would make a good LC or RA. I feel like with the topics that this book entails, students need to hear how others reacted it. This link would be great for either teaching strategy since it provides discussion questions, extension activities, and an informational piece on Ivan. https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf 4mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 8.3, foster collaboration and community, works with both teaching strategies since students would be coming together to talk about The One and Only Ivan. EL strategy 19 would work well with both an LC or RA because they would (ideally) be held at the same time every day. 4mo
giont I want to read this book! The resource you shared for it is great! LC‘s is a great choice, it‘s always better to have peers to discuss the book with :) thanks for sharing! 4mo
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ha_kaye @giont Thank you! 💛 4mo
kennedimartin This book is definitely on my “to be read” pile! I‘m glad you enjoyed it, and I agree, the resource your shared looks like there are a few lessons that can support young readers as they try to connect to the story. Thanks for sharing :) 4mo
taywise393 This book was awesome and I would love to do this book as a read aloud and read a couple of chapters a day with the class. Thanks for sharing :) 4mo
kkimmelman Great book! I chose it for my independent reader! I can‘t wait to one day share it with my class...and see the movie!! 4mo
ha_kaye Thank you both 💛 @taywise393 @kkimmelman 4mo
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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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🏀First of all, WOW! Kwame Alexander has a way with words and that is so evident in the Crossover. This P book would be on the top of my list to recommend to students who say they don‘t like poetry but listen to rap or have an interest in basketball. It won not only the Newbery Award in 2015 but also the Coretta Scott King Honor. The Crossover is about the life of Josh, an almost thirteen year old with a twin brother, JB. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye The two of the live and breath basketball but that‘s because their father was a former basketball superstar. As the story goes on, there are basketball rules which can be related to real life. The story brings up issues like grown up, family health problems, and death. I would recommend IR or LC when reading The Crossover, or doing an AS on Kwame Alexander. 4mo
ha_kaye The link is an educator‘s guide to The Crossover and could be used to facilitate conversation in the LC. https://www.scribd.com/document/213700130/Crossover-Discussion-Guide UDL principle 2.1 would work well with The Crossover since there might be basketball terminology that some might not understand. 4mo
ha_kaye EL strategy 23 coincides with that UDL principle since it is to structure advance organizers consisting for new terminology that learners will encounter. 4mo
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Little Brown | Marla Frazee
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🐶You may have seen Marla Frazee‘s name associated with a lot of Sara Pennypacker books, especially Clementine but Little Brown is a F story of her own which won the Charlotte Zolotow award of 2019. The story follows the life of Little Brown; a lonely dog who keeps to himself. Little Brown wonders if the other dogs at the dog park won‘t play with him because he is grumpy, or if he is grumpy because the other dogs won‘t play with him. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye This would make a great RA or SR because of the book‘s opened ending demands for conversation. This story has themes of making friends, bullying, loneliness, and emotions. I couldn‘t find any resources directly linked to Little Brown but I thought having students create their own ending would be a fun activity to follow the reading. This link shows facilitate this “finish me” activity. 4mo
ha_kaye https://www.redesignu.org/design-lab/learning-activities/finish-me-stories This coincides directly with EL strategy 44 since it would be having students create their own predictions of what would happen tomorrow in the story. UDL strategy 7.1, optimize individual choice and autonomy, would work with this activity as well since students would be allowed to create whatever ending they could think of. It would make a great RA or S! (edited) 4mo
Mmw2478 Was it good? Sounds interesting, but weird. 4mo
ha_kaye @Mmw2478 Yes! The artwork makes for the way the story ends. I gave it a so-so because it‘s a book where you either love or hate it 4mo
DrSpalding I am so impressed by your book selection. I have added this one to my stack as well! 3mo
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Wonder. R.J. Palacio | R J Palacio
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💙 If you love a RF that makes you cry, Wonder is the book for you. In Wonder, we follow the life of August, aka Auggie, who is going to school for the first time in his life. Which is a normal thing that all kids do, except Auggie is entering Middle School and he has a facial anomaly.I believe this book has a message that all students should hear. #LAS3414sp19

ha_kaye It is aimed for ages eight to twelve and would make a great IR, LC, or RA. I can see students loving this story so I would want it to be read in an LC or as a RA, so students can discuss the book together. EL strategy # 16; integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities; would be great for either the RA or LC since the student would either be actively reading and discussing with their group or listening to the teacher read. 4mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 3.2; highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships; would work well for Wonder. That could be related to how the parts of the story are told in different perspectives of the same story. https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers is a website from R.J. Palacio herself so teacher should utilize it, if they plan on reading Wonder in their class! (edited) 4mo
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??‍♂️J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone is the first of a seven part F series. This book is the introduction to the life of the "chosen one” finding out that he is a wizard and moving away from his terrible (muggle) aunt and uncle. This book fostered so many people‘s love for reading and still does. The captivating adventures that Harry and his friends face are written in a way to keep the reader on their feet. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone would be a great RA for third grade or IR / LC for fourth or fifth graders. The UDL principles I would tie into with this book would be 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 7.1, 7.2, and 8.3. The ESOL strategies that I believe would be beneficial are 8, 10, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, and 44. http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/teaching-harry-potter.html 5mo
DrSpalding While I believe that this book could meet that many principles and strategies, hone in on one or two and explain them rather than listing. There‘s an error in sentence two...be sure to fix this. I agree that this book fostered a love of reading in many children. 5mo
ha_kaye Oops! I fixed it! Thank you 4mo
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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💭Where the Wild Thing Are was written AND illustrated by Maurice Sendak. This F picture book took two years to win the hearts of students since it was banned in libraries after being published. Sendak‘s creation ended up winning a Caldecott Medal and was adapted into a movie! This book‘s beautiful illustrations and compelling story can be used a part of an RA circle or transformed into an RT. Either way, children would love it. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye The story promotes imagination and shows a child overcoming their anger. The UDL principles I would include with this reading are 1.1-3, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1, 7.2, and 8.2. The ESOL strategies I would incorporate are 5, 6, 8, 11, 15, 20, 21, 34, and 48. http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/where-the-wild-things-are 5mo
DrSpalding This is a classic Haley! See my previous comment. 5mo
ha_kaye Yes! 4mo
MGrace15 Such a good read especially for elementary students. Great resource! 4mo
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Stella by Starlight | Sharon M. Draper
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🌌Stella by Starlight is a wonderful read written by Sharon Draper. It steps back into the past and relives a part of history that many textbooks don‘t like to discuss with such a young age.This HF book is an important one to add into a classroom library, not only because of the content that it touches on historically, but because it could be easier for some students to relate to! #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye The main character, Stella, struggles in school and can‘t seem to write what‘s on her mind unless she is out at night. This would make a great choice to read in the month of February since it is Black History Month; not only because of the content of the book but because Sharon Draper is a Corretta Scott King Award winning author! 5mo
ha_kaye The link I chose came directly from Sharon Draper‘s website which has a variety of different activities including themes of a text, citing evidence within the text, analyzing characters or events, figurative language, point of view, and character development. The UDL strategies that I would say fit this book the most are 7.1, 7.2, and 8.3. The ESOL accommodations I would add are 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 23, and 24. 5mo
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DrSpalding See my previous comments about the principles and strategies. I would prefer more depth than quantity. 5mo
DrSpalding Using the author‘s website is best when available. Well done! 5mo
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Hoot | Carl Hiaasen
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🦉Carl Hiaasen‘s John Newbery Award winning book Hoot is a great RF book for upper elementary to beginning middle school classes. While it can be considered a lengthy book, splitting the chapters up by having students in LC or a class wide SR could make the “load” seem easier. It is based in Florida and the story follows themes of growing up, friendship, bullying, and environmentalism. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye This book could be used to introduce concepts of environmental science or endangered species. The UDL strategies that would fit into the reading of Hoot could include 1.1-3, 2.1, 3.1-4, 4.1-2, 7.2, and 8.3. To accommodate ESOL students 4,7,8,9,10,17,19,20,27,29,42,44, and 50 would be great! Having an EL student work in a group setting while doing graphic organizers like story strips would be great for their comprehension! 5mo
ha_kaye This lesson would be tie perfectly into the ESOL strategies I thought were important. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/picturing-stor... 5mo
DrSpalding I like that you mentioned the many themes present in this book. You are correct that these would be exemplified by reading this book aloud or possibly in literature circle groups. Scholastic is a high-quality resource. See previous comments regarding UDL and ESOL. 5mo
DrSpalding Newbery has one R. 🙂 Science integration! Love it! 5mo
ha_kaye Oops! I fixed it. Thank you 4mo
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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Actual Size, which was written AND illustrated by Steve Jenkins, is a fun twist on the traditional NF picture book. The illustrations are so captivating to the reader or listener because they are the “actual size” of the animal in real life.  This would be a great RA for kindergarten to fourth grade. It can be used to tie reading to math, science, and social studies standards. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye While many UDL strategies could be infused into a RA activity; I believe that 3.2 and 3.3 are great ties. The ESOL accommodations that I would integrate into this activity would be 16, 17, 20, 21, and 29. This activity guide shows how the book can be used across grades and across different curriculum. http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/readers_guides/pdfs/JenkinsGuide.pdf 5mo
DrSpalding Houghton Mifflin is a high-quality resource. Nice job aligning principles and strategies however be sure to explain them. 5mo
ha_kaye Thank you! I will be sure to do that going forward (: (edited) 4mo
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