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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is an incredible F novel of a silverback gorilla, Ivan. Ivan and his friends at The Big Top Mall face harsh conditions and harsh realities. It is up to Ivan to help not only himself, but his new little elephant friend as well. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 3.2 fits well with this novel because it talks about critical features, big ideas, and relationships and ESOL strategy 36 fits with this because the novel leaves room to ask high level thinking questions 7mo
WoodsKatie This is truly one of my favorite books I‘ve read this semester. I think students should read it and connect with it. Discuss what is important and why? Could this be possible? Great for LC!!!! Great post! 7mo
MNelson98 I am really interested in reading this book. I just added it to my list. Great post! 7mo
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I Am Enough | Grace Byers
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Through rhymes and positivity, Grace Byers lets young girls know that they are enough. This RF picture book is inspiring, motivational, and a must have. I wish this book was around when I was a kid. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 9.1 goes with this book well because it talks about expectations and motivation 7mo
DrSpalding Excellent choice! You are missing an English learner strategy and you need to reconsider the genre. This is not nonfiction. 7mo
sydneydaniels What a cute book! So important to have that type of content in a classroom. 7mo
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jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 28 aligns with this book well because it mentions providing biographies of men and women from other countries 7mo
jessicabaksh Here is another teacherspayteachers link for activities for I Am Enough: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-Am-Enough-3754756 (edited) 7mo
mluter I have been meaning to read this book! I love the message it promotes! 7mo
Ms.Bursey I loved this book and the meaning it had behind it. 7mo
alexandracarpenter This book looks amazing! I love the activities you linked. 7mo
SofiaRoselli This looks like such a cute and meaningful story to read. I love the message behind this story. Definitely have to add this to my classroom library! 7mo
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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Sometimes it can be hard for young girls to be confident and find their place in the world and this book is definitely the type to use as RA or have as an IR for them. This B picture book is inspiring and would be amazing to add to your classroom library. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 9.3 supports this well because it talks about self-assessment and reflection 7mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 11 aligns well with this book because it references placing langue in meaningful context 7mo
jessicabaksh Here is a link to a lesson plan that goes along with this book! https://sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/chelsea-clinton-“she-persisted”-... (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding I am so happy you decided to read this one! Remember that you can simply read a few of the mini biographies a day during a unit about famous historical women! 7mo
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I might just be an overly sensitive person but this heartfelt F picture book made me cry. It is lighthearted and warm and perfect for those that want to share their love with their little ones. Perfect for a RA at home or at school. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 9.3 and ESOL strategy 3 align with this book because they focus on ones self 8mo
jessicabaksh This website gives more information on the book as well as the author and her other works: https://www.harpercollins.com/childrens/ivelovedyousinceforever/ 8mo
alexandracarpenter This book sounds adorable! I loved your choice of ESOL strategy 3. 7mo
KAdudu This look like such a cute book to read out loud to students. 7mo
DrSpalding Much better resource for a lovely book. 7mo
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The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal is a funny yet factual book that will have your kids laughing and learning at the same time. This SF picture book is delightful to read and reminds just how much you probably forgot about the solar system. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 2.1 and ESOL strategy 12 both support this book well because they emphasize language, vocabulary, and content 8mo
jessicabaksh Here is a link to read aloud activities that go along with the text: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Sun-Is-Kind-of-a-Big-Deal-Read-A... 8mo
claireherman I can already hear students laughing! I want to check out this book and include it in a solar system lesson! 7mo
DrSpalding Just looking at the front cover, you know that this is not necessarily non-fiction. What genre is it? 7mo
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Muhammad Ali | James Buckley, Jr.
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Who Is Muhammad Ali? would do great as an IR in your classroom library. This B chapter book will interest your young readers who want to get to know Muhammad Ali‘s background and how he came to be the man he was. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge) works well with this novel because of the information that lies within the text 8mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 38 (assign short readings for homework) would work well with this book since it is a chapter book but the chapters are quite short so it will be manageable for your esol students 8mo
jessicabaksh Here is another teacherspayteachers link for activities that go along with this text: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:muhammad%20ali 8mo
sydneydaniels I read this book too. It was great! It‘s so interesting to learn about historical people in these style books. 7mo
DrSpalding Try using high-quality resources like the publisher. 7mo
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Swimmy | Leo Lionni
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With the bravery of a great white shark, this little black fish shares his bravery with his fellow little red fish and helps them overcome their fear of being eaten. This was such a cute book to read. Swing is a F Caldecott Medal picture book that will leave you with the message that you can overcome anything you put your mind to. Perfect for a RA to the younger influential crowd. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 8.3 (foster collaboration and community) supports this book well because of how the little fish brings his buddies together to overcome their fear 8mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 1 (teach questioning for clarification) can be integrated with this book. Allowing your esol students a chance to ask questions can help them understand the language and material better and this is a good book to practice that with 8mo
jessicabaksh I love how this website offers a before, during, and after reading strategies as well as activities that go along with the book: https://www.learningtogive.org/resources/swimmy-literature-guide 8mo
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hkeiger I can see why it won the Caldecott Award! The cover is beautiful. This book looks like it has a great message. Your UDL principle seems to hit it spot on! 7mo
alexandracarpenter This book seems so cute (and the artwork looks amazing). I loved the ESOL strategy you chose. 7mo
DrSpalding Learning to give is a wonderful resource. You are right that 8.3 works beautifully with this particular story. 7mo
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All Around Us | Xelena Gonzalez
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I have ready many books about different cultures but this book stuck with me. I greatly enjoyed this picture book. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and the story of life that is told is one that everyone should read no matter your age. This RF Pura Belpré honor book would do amazing as an IR in your classroom. Your students will love the message that is being told. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 9.3 (develop self-assessment and reflection) supports this book because of the nature of the story. Looking at life from a new perspective and trying to understand the circle of life 8mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 9 (teach note-taking strategies: t-lists, time lines, etc.) also supports this book because of the sequence it follows. Your students can create time lines of their own lives kind of like how the child does in this story 8mo
jessicabaksh This website for the book gives more information on the story as well as the author and illustrator and also explains some of the activities that can go along with the book: https://allaroundus.info 8mo
DrSpalding Wonderful resource for a wonderful book. Adding this to my stack. 7mo
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This is Not My Hat | Jon Klassen
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This Is Not My Hat, a F Caldecott Medal, tells the story of a little fish who stole a hat from a big fish and thinks he‘s going to get away with it. He puts his trust in someone not knowing it will backfire. This is a good book for a RA or even a DR because kids will take away from the moral of the story. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 3.2 (highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) aligns well with this book. This message of honesty and trust in others are exemplified in this story 8mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 11 (place language in meaningful context) applies well here because of the moral of the story 8mo
jessicabaksh https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:this%20is%20not%20my%20hat :the website teacherspayteachers offers many activities and lesson plans and here is a link to some for This Is Not My Hat 8mo
DrSpalding This would obviously also make an excellent storytelling. Much better job aligning principles and strategies. 7mo
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You Nest Here with Me | Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple
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Jane Yolen has over three hundred published children‘s book and here is another one. You Nest Here With Me is possibly one of the cutest P books I have read. The rhymes and words she uses along with the soft illustrations are beyond heartwarming. An amazing RA bedtime book for the little ones. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 7.2: optimize relevance, value, and authenticity supports this book well. The nature of this book has all three components 8mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 14: simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant also pairs well with this book. Slowing this book down a bit will help your esol students feel more comfortable with the language used in it 8mo
jessicabaksh http://janeyolen.com/works/you-nest-here-with-me/ :this is the authors blog where she talks more about the book 8mo
JessicaRosell This seems like a super cute book that can be used in the classroom. I love books that are easily adaptable to ELL students. Thank you for sharing! 8mo
DrSpalding This was Max‘s author! Great idea to include her blog. 7mo
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Where Have the Unicorns Gone? | Jane Yolen, Ruth Sanderson
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If you like unicorns and poetry then this book is for you. Through rhymes that flow and illustrations that pop out at you, Jane Yolen tells the story of where the unicorns have been and where they might still be. This fantasy filled P picture book will absolutely bring joy to your students. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 2.1: clarify vocabulary and symbols aligns well with this book because of the specific vocabulary Yolen uses 8mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 22: give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions aligns well with this book as well because the question “where have the unicorns gone?” Appears very often. Giving your esol students time to comprehend the question will benefit them greatly 8mo
jessicabaksh https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Where-Have-the-Unicorns-Gone/Jane-Yolen/9... :this website offers more information on the book and author and offers more resources 8mo
gnewman @jessicabaksh this books looks really cute! I think you did a really good job explaining it! I've never heard of this book, so I'm glad you included your resource to where I can buy it! 8mo
DrSpalding Much better. 7mo
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The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds
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The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds is an inspiring RF picture book. The main character takes you through a journey of words. Big words, small words, words that were marvelous to say. It shares the message that words can have an impact; it is refreshing to read. This book would be amazing as a RA. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 9.1: promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation and ESOL strategy 11: place language in meaningful context pair well with this book 8mo
jessicabaksh This site offers a couple of activities that go with the book! https://www.google.com/amp/s/vocabulicious.com/2018/08/23/the-whimsical-word-col... 8mo
DrSpalding What a cool resource and the book trailer would be helpful to introduce this book to your students as well! Excellent choice. 8mo
alexandracarpenter This book interested me as soon as it was mentioned in class! What a fun way to give your kids some extra vocabulary in class. Will definitely be adding this to my library! 8mo
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LMNO Peas | Keith Baker
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This F picture novel is great for your younger students who are learning the alphabet. LMNO Peas will take your students through the alphabet with exciting and captivating words that go along with each letter. It might be challenging but using this book as a RT could be quite interesting and fun for your students. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 1.3: offer alternatives for visual information pairs well with this book. Along with the words that go along with each letter, there are pictures that reinforce what is being said (edited) 8mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 16: integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities goes well with this picture book because you can create many lessons and activities that will support your esol students that have all four components 8mo
jessicabaksh https://fun-a-day.com/preschool-alphabet-game-lmno-peas/ :this website offers an activity for preschoolers (you can do this in your kindergarten classroom as well) with materials and a how-to 8mo
DrSpalding This is the sweetest book and I agree it could be used in multiple grade levels. I love the idea of incorporating writing activities! A great book can be used in so many ways. 8mo
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Mixed: A Colorful Story is an adorable NF picture book that gives the message of acceptance and unity. The story of how the Reds, Yellows, and Blues come together to create a colorful society. This book would be great as a PR between your students because they can read it together and share their feelings about the book in a safe environment. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh UDL principle 8.3 (foster collaboration and community) goes well with this book because of its message of acceptance and unity 8mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 14 (simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant). This book is a good one to read a bit slower and emphasize words because of the simple sentences within it 8mo
jessicabaksh https://www.google.com/amp/s/bethandersonwriter.com/2018/08/31/mixed-a-colorful-... :this website offers cool activities and resources that go along with the book 8mo
DrSpalding I have added this book to my stack. I have seen this multiple times and truly want to read it. Your post makes me want to read it even more. What a wonderful book to add to your classroom library. Nice job aligning your English learner strategies and universal design principles. 8mo
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Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos | Susan Middleton Elya
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Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos is possibly one of my new favorite picture books. With rhymes, the author Susan Middleton Elya incorporates Spanish into this RF picture book. This is a good book for a RA in your classroom, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh This coincides with UDL principle 2.4: promote understanding across languages. The incorporation of Spanish allows both native English speakers and EL students to thoroughly enjoy the book while learning at the same time! 8mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategies 12 (teach two objectives, language and content) and 13 (use preview/review activities). The book has a glossary in the back that translates the words and you can use that for a multitude of activities and lessons 8mo
jessicabaksh Here is a link to a lesson plan a teacher made that goes along with the text: https://prakovic.edublogs.org/files/2015/07/Kindergarten-Bilingual-Fire-Fuego-Br... 8mo
DrSpalding I love that you selected a bilingual book! Teacher blogs can be very helpful as resources for ways to effectively use these books in your classrooms. While Hispanic heritage month is a great idea so is fire prevention month. 🔥 8mo
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Sam, Bangs & Moonshine | Evaline Ness
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Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine left a mark on me. This RF picture book has amazing illustrations done by Evaline Ness, who is also the author, and she tells a story about a girl who is constantly lying. Her imagination with her compulsive lying causes her to nearly lose two of her friends in a horrific accident. I believe this book is best as both a RA and an IR. Your students will gain much from hearing you read this and by reading it themselves

jessicabaksh This aligns with UDL principle 9.3 and ESOL strategies 4 and 15 9mo
jessicabaksh ematusov.soe.udel.edu/EDUC390.demo/_lessons/0000002d.htm this websites offers a few questions and activities that can be incorporated with this book 9mo
DrSpalding I‘m adding this to my stack. Looks great! Make sure you elaborate on the principles and strategies. 9mo
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Creepy Carrots is an amazing F picture book that is best used as a RA for your students. The story line is thrilling and can be engaging if you make it so. It offers many opportunities for engagement and comprehension from your students. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh The back of the book offers a website that has a multitude of activities not just for this book, but for many other children‘s books as well! KIDS.SimonandSchuster.com (edited) 9mo
jessicabaksh This book aligns with UDL principle 3.2 “highlights patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships” and it also aligned with ESOL strategies 5 and 6 9mo
DrSpalding See my previous comment. Make sure you hyperlink your resource in each post. 9mo
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Stuck | Oliver Jeffers
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Stuck is a RF picture book by Oliver Jeffers that would be best as an IR. The main character Floyd gets his kite stuck in a tree and throws up various items to try and knock it down. It is a light and funny book for children to read independently. #lae3414sp19

jessicabaksh This picture book best relates to ESOL strategy 26 and UDL principle 8.1 9mo
jessicabaksh http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/stuck: this site offers multiple activities with how to implement this book into your classroom ranging from the topic of math to science to art 9mo
alexandracarpenter Looks like this book covers a lot of content areas! I loved the lesson you linked 7mo
DrSpalding Not NF...WHAT OTHER GENRE WOULD IT BE... hint, the main character is not real. 7mo
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Once a Mouse... | Marcia Brown
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It is easy to to let power take over, but it is important to not get carried away with it. Once A Mouse by Marcia Brown exemplifies this statement by telling a story of an itty bitty mouse who, over time, transforms into a majestic tiger who gets carried away with the power he was given. This book would be great as a DR because your students will be able to bring the characters and plot to life and can better understand the moral of the story.

jessicabaksh Esol strategies 16 and 20 can be incorporated to assist your esol students during the re-enactment 9mo
jessicabaksh UDL principle 7.2 supports this fable 9mo
DrSpalding No website resource? 7mo
jessicabaksh https://www.homeschoolshare.com/onceamouse.php :this website has activities you can do in every subject! Social studies, language arts, math, science and more. 7mo
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How impactful can a fresh haircut really make a person feel? In this RF picture book by Derrick Barnes, Crown: an ode to the fresh cut reaches out to its young male members of the African American community through hyperboles to help them with their self-esteem. I believe this book is best as a RA; every student in your classroom will benefit from the positivity and confidence boosting nature of this book. #LAE3414sp19

jessicabaksh The author Derrick Barnes has a website and through his website teachers can schedule for him to come to the classroom and present his works and dives deeper into the meaning behind them. https://derrickdbarnes.com/ill-come-to-you/ 9mo
jessicabaksh This book coincides with the UDL principle 9.3: develop self-assessment and reflections 9mo
DrSpalding Great book selection! He does author visits! Make sure to align EL as you did UDL.❤️📚 9mo
jessicabaksh ESOL strategy 3 works well with Crown because this book encourages self confidence and having a positive outlook on yourself 9mo
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