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Found | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix is one of the most interesting SF books! It highlights ESOL straegy 2 and UDL principle 8.4. I would use this book as a LC in my classroom because I think it would be really fascinating and exciting to discuss in groups. I‘d love to see students reactions as they read this mysterious story.

karamank Here are some great resources to go along with this book :https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?a=1&aid=341&a2=1 #lae3414sp19 6mo
JessicaRosell I love SF books. I tend read those more then others. You can even use this text and link with an author study. 6mo
Zmohammad This seems intriguing! I liked the website and the resources it provides🙂 5mo
DrSpalding She is a favorite of mine! The science fiction genre is compelling and many children lean towards this as they get older. This would be appropriate for the intermediate grades. 5mo
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Everything and Everywhere by Marc Martin is such a fun NF book that introduces students to different places all around the world! It highlights ESOL strategy 2 and UDL principle 8.3. #lae3414sp19

karamank I would use this in my classroom as a PR because I think it would be a great way for students to interact as they read the book together and share their favorite places they would like to visit one day to one another. The illustrations are also beautifully done and i‘m sure students will be amazed by them! Some really great resources for this book are located here: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?a=1&aid=19812&a2=1 6mo
DrSpalding Some of your peers posted on this as well. Is this in the CMC? I am adding this one to my stack. Partner reading would work well so that students could discuss the places they are visiting in this book. 5mo
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Grand Canyon | Jason Chin
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Grand Canyon by Jason Chin is such a fascinating NF book to introduce children to one of the most amazing landmarks in the world! It also won the Caldecott award! It highlights ESOL strategy # 9 and UDL principle # 9.2.

karamank I would use this book in my classroom as an IR so students can focus on the amazing graphics and absorb the interesting facts independtly. I also think this would be a great opportunity to have students take notes on the facts they thought were the most interesting through out the story. There are some great lesson plans offered here: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=52883#ActivityGuides #lae3414sp19 6mo
Olsonashley19 The illustrations in this book look amazing! I like the idea of having this book in each students hands. 5mo
DrSpalding Was this in the CMC? I want to read this! Wonderful quality selection. 5mo
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is one of the most adorable P books I‘ve ever read! It highlights ESOL strategy 7 and UDL principle 1.1.
I would use this book as an AS in my classroom because I think students would really benefit from learning all about the man behind these amazing P books he writes that teach such incredible lessons.

karamank This was one of my favorite books as a kid because of the lesson taught throughout the story. Some great resources for the story are located here: http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/Giving-Tree-Lesson-Plans.html I love the idea of creating a wishing tree bulletin board in the classroom. #lae3414sp19 6mo
WoodsKatie SHEL IS MY MAN! His books are not only close to me but also great for kids in so many ways! Integrating them into the classroom is a great idea! Great post! 6mo
Ms.Bursey I, too wrote about this book on my Litsy post. Shel Silverstein is just so good! I love the book and all that it stands for. ❤️ 6mo
MNelson98 I know this is a classic book, but surprisingly I‘ve never read it before. I‘m definitely adding it to my list! Great post! 6mo
DrSpalding A classic book that is a favorite of many. 5mo
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is such a classic F book and won the Caldecott Award! It highlights ESOL strategy 2 and UDL principle 5.1. I would use this story in my classroom as a S. I think students would really enjoy bringing this book to life by acting out the story and telling it themselves. The illustrations in this story are so engaging.

karamank Some great resources for this story are located here https://www.weareteachers.com/where-the-wild-things-are-activities/
I love the idea of creating masks as a class. We could use them as part of the S. #lae3414sp19
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melindamcmullen84 Storytelling is perfect for this! I love the idea of creating masks! The kids already love this book and I feel like they would love acting out this awesome story! 6mo
DrSpalding This is classic children‘s literature. I like this resource as well. Bookmark this. We know that it works as a readers theater now as well since we performed this in class. 5mo
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Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds is such an adorable F story about talking carrots, which students would find absolutey hysterical! This story won the Caldecott Medal. It highlights ESOL strategy # 30 and UDL principle # 3.2.

karamank I would use this story in my classroom as a RA to my students. I would make sure to keep the students engaged as I read by making funny voices for the talking carrots. I found some really creative ideas here: https://deannajump.com/creepy-carrots-read-aloud-lessons/ I love the idea of having students retell the story in their own words and create their own creepy carrots. #lae3414sp19 6mo
MNelson98 I did this book for my TeachLive and it fantastic! It‘s such a fun and spooky read. Children will absolutely love this for RA! Great post! 6mo
DrSpalding A bit more detail about the book is needed but the application and resource is excellent! 5mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver by Lois Lowry is such an incredible SF book and was awarded the Newbery Medal. It highlights ESOL strategy # 2 and UDL principle # 8.3.
I remember being assigned this book to read in school and thought it was very interesting especially how the author wrote it based on her father, who had lost his long term memory.

karamank I would use this book in my classroom as a LC book. I think it would be the perfect book to have students discuss and share their thoughts on together. Some great lesson plans to go along with this story are located here: https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/the-giver-lesson-plans #lae3414sp19 6mo
DrSpalding Another favorite by Lois! This is a quality book being that it won the award and would work well in a fourth or fifth grade class. Honestly this could be read all the way through high school. You take different meaning from the story as you age. 5mo
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Little House on the Prairie | Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams
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Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder is an incredible HF book and such an amazing way to introduce to children how living way back in the day was. This book highlights ESOL strategies 2, 4, and 13 and UDL principle 4.1.

karamank I remember when I was in elementary school our teacher would read this book out loud to us as we sat and listened together on the carpet. I found this book really fascinating because of how well it described how it was to live in the pioneer days. #lae3414sp19 (edited) 6mo
karamank I thought it was really interesting how the characters ate, dressed, and traveled by wagon. I also recently found out that the main character is the author telling the adventures of her and her family, which is really interesting. 6mo
karamank In my future classroom, I think it would be really cool to have students dress up as they were living back in the pioneer days and perform a RT! I also think it would be a great idea to have many class discussions about how different our lives are today from how they were back then. (edited) 6mo
karamank This book would be great to help students see the similarities and differences of two different generations. Here are some resources for this story: http://lastingthumbprints.com/little-house-on-the-prairie-unit-study-resources/ 6mo
DrSpalding When I was a child, this was one of my favorite shows and I did read the books as well. Readers theater is an excellent idea and this could be utilized during a social studies unit about education in the past. 5mo
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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is such an amazing HF book and a great way to introduce history to students because it is told through the point of view of a 10 year old Jewish girl who goes undercover to live with her best friends family to protect her from the Nazis. This book won the Newbery Medal. This book highlights ESOL strategies 1, 2, 9, 16 and UDL principles 9.3 and 5.1.

karamank I think what is really amazing with this book is I instantly remembered reading it in school when I was 10 years old. This book really taught me about what the holocaust was truly like because it was told from a little girls perspective. I remember visualizing the story as the little girl told it because her emotions were so real. I felt as if I was there! 6mo
karamank Some great activities for this story are located here: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/number-stars In my classroom, I would have many group discussions as we read the book as a class. I think it is very important students understand how the world once was compared to how it is today. I think it would be really interesting to hear their thoughts on this topic while reading the story. It would make a great SR. #lae3414sp19 (edited) 6mo
DrSpalding This was one of my favorites by this author. Excellent idea to use this for literature circles and I agree it would make a good shared reading so that you can discuss the many powerful aspects of this book. 5mo
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The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is such an engaging B story and would be an awesome way to introduce the beloved Martin Luther King Jr. to students. It was awarded the Caldecott Medal. This book highlights ESOL strategies 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 29, and UDL principles 8.3, 9.3, 1.1, 1.2, and 3.1.

karamank I adored how this story started out as Martin being a young kid and wanting to change the world because he wanted people to be treated equally. I liked how it showed Martin growing up and pursuing his dream of making the world equal. The illustrations were amazing as well and I think students would really benefit a lot from this story. I learned a lot more than I already knew about Martin Luther King Jr. by reading it. 6mo
karamank Some awesome activities for this story are located here: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words I really like the vocabulary word searches to help students recognize new words through out the story. 6mo
karamank In my future classroom, I would have a discussion about acceptance and what it means to treat everyone equally no matter what before reading the story. I would then asked students to share why they think Martin Luther King Jr. was a hero, which is why it would make an awesome SR! #lae3414sp19 (edited) 6mo
DrSpalding Vocabulary is so important especially in the social sciences. Excellent resource again and wonderful post. 5mo
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On the Moon (Revised) | Anna Milbourne
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On the Moon is an excellent B book for young children to learn about exploring space through a captivating story. This story highlights ESOL strategies 1, 2, 4, 5, 15, and UDL principles 9.3, 1.3, 2.1, and 6.4. I adore how engaging this story is and how it makes learning about being on the moon enjoyable for children by taking them through space through illustrations/real life pictures.

karamank There are so many ways I could use this book in my future kindergarten class room. I really like this lesson plan: https://www.teacher.org/lesson-plan/all-about-the-moon/ I would give students oreos and have them use them to create the moon phases after a RA of the story. 6mo
DrSpalding What an excellent book to include in a science lesson! Yummy Oreos! 5mo
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The Three Pigs | David Wiesner
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The Three Pigs by David Wiesner is such an incredible TL book that puts a new twist on the original tale of The Three Pigs. David Wiesner won the Caldecott Medal for his creative way of telling the story. This story highlights ESOL strategies 1, 3, 4, 10, 13, and UDL principles 9.2, 9.3, 3.1, and 4.1. I love how David has the pigs enter new fairytale worlds through out the story and has the pigs talk through speech bubbles.

karamank I think kids would love his creativity.
A great resource for this story is located on David‘s website: https://www.hmhbooks.com/wiesner/Wiesner_Art_Max_discussion_guide.pdf I love the idea of having students create a story like the way David did in the book by creating their own characters and having them talk through speech bubbles.
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karamank I also think it would be a great idea to read students the classic story of The Three Little Pigs and then read them David Wiesner‘s unique version. I would love for students to compare the differences and see how the story is told from two different perspectives. It would make a great RA! #lae3414sp19 (edited) 6mo
sydneydaniels A classic!! A great book to keep in your classroom library. 6mo
DrSpalding This is a very different example of the original story. Point of view is something that can certainly be taught by this book. Excellent resource. 5mo
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The Lion and the Mouse | Aesop, Jerry Pinkney
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The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney is such an adorable TL book and a perfect way to introduce a lesson of kindness, friendship, and sharing in the class room. This story has had the honor of winning the Caldecott medal. This story highlights ESOL strategies 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 16 and UDL principles 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3.

karamank I would have my students sit in a circle as I RA. When I finish I would have them each share a time they really showed their true kindness like the mouse and lion did for each other. I also found a really awesome lesson here: https://www.jewishlearningmatters.com/Lesson-The-Lion-and-the-Mouse-teaches-to-A... (edited) 6mo
karamank I would use the kindness coupons idea in my class room, which has students recieve a kindness award coupon when they show an act of kindness through out the day. This class story is an excellent chance to have students participate in class discussions and teach them how important it is to be kind to one another. #lae3414sp19 (edited) 6mo
DrSpalding Kindness matters. What an excellent idea to have children share examples of when they were kind to one another and connect it to this text. 5mo
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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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I am so glad I picked The Crossover for my class reading this semester. It is an amazing RF book about two twin boys who absolutely love basketball. It also won the Newbury Medal and Coretta Scott King honor award(s). The Crossover highlights ESOL strategies 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 16, and UDL principles 9.2, 9.3, and 2.1.

karamank This book includes poetry, hip-hop, jazz, and so many life lessons. There is lots of new vocab words included in this novel. This book would be great in a 6-12th grade classroom. Students will fall in love with reading once they start this sweet and uniquely written novel. I would use this book in my classroom as a RA. I think it would be so exciting to read this book to my students. 6mo
karamank The expressions I could make with all the raps through out the book would be hysterical! I also think the students would really enjoy taking turns PR to their classmates. Some awesome resources for this story are located here: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/crossover (edited) 6mo
Mmw2478 Students in the 5th grade really love this book, especially if you let them collaborate and do the beats on the desks with their pencils, which is typically annoying and not allowed, but makes it effective in this scenario. 6mo
DrSpalding I would love to see you rapping Katrina!❤️📚 5mo
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A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein
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A Light In the Attic by Shel Silverstein is an amazing P book. A Light In the Attic highlights ESOL strategies 4, 5, 6, 8, and 12. It also highlights UDL principles 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, and 6.2. Shel Silverstein has earned his place on the New York Times Best Sellers list with this incredible book. This books has a series of different poems that include many different characters that will leave you wondering.

karamank The characters names are so creative and funny, which are bound to make your classroom burst in hysterics. Some of the names include Backward Bill and Sour Face Ann. Each character has their own poem that makes an interesting story for them through out the book. 6mo
karamank It is a phenomenal way to introduce poetry into your classroom especially by making students see how fun poetry can be! Some really great activities for this story are located here: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/light-attic I love the idea of turning the poems into an animated RA in my future class room. (edited) 6mo
Mmw2478 I haven‘t read this book but am trying to get my hands on it. Good resources too. 6mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource! You are correct that you want to pick fun poetry for young children in order to entice them into enjoying this particular genre. 5mo
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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Wishtree by Katherine Applegate is an incredibile RF story, in which a tree named Red tells the story through witnessing what goes on in a suburban neighborhood. Wishtree highlights ESOL strategies 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 44, and 50. It also highlight UDL principles 9.3, 2.1, and 1.3.

karamank This story creates a variety of topics to bring up for discussion with students. It also helps students understand the main characters point of view and identify conflicts through out the story. I adore how this story is told from a trees point of view. I think it is a very creative read to use as a LC in a 5th grade classroom. This story also sends an amazing message that you will have to read to find out! (edited) 7mo
karamank Some awesome activities for this story would be: http://www.wishtreebook.com/resources
I love the idea of creating a Wishtree for my own classroom. #lae3414sp19
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DrSpalding You are the second person to say they‘d enjoy making their own wishtree! We will make one in class! You are so right that this would be an excellent story to share with students that truly will teach point of view. Well done.❤️📚 7mo
dayuso1 I'd be very interested in reading a book from a tree's perspective. For a writer to pull that off - they must be very talented. Thanks for throwing this out there. 7mo
giont This was my second choice for LC‘s! I‘m definitely interested in reading it. Creating a wish tree for your own classroom sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing :) 6mo
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Last Stop on Market Street is a RF book by Matt de la Pena and was awarded the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor awards. This read highlights the ESOL strategies 1 and 4. The UDL principles 2.5 and 3.3 are also used through out the book. #lae3414sp19

karamank This book would be perfect to use in an elementary classroom as students look through the main character, Cjs point of view about riding the bus and the questions he asks his grandma about the world around him. Cjs grandma always responds very positively to his questions and helps Cj realize he‘s got everything he already needs right around him. 7mo
karamank This book teaches students a lot of realistic life lessons. Students will learn to understand the world from a characters point of view, identify conflicts through out the story, and understand the authors main message of being grateful for what you have around you, seeing beauty in unexpected places, and the joy of giving. It would make a great RA. (edited) 7mo
karamank A great lesson plan to use with this story would be: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Last-Stop-on-Market-Street-Lesson-Pl...
This lesson will help students analyze the characters, understand who they are, and the positive messages they are sending through out the story.
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DrSpalding You are doing a beautiful job providing concise yet and interesting information about your book. Check out Channing‘s post on this same title. The video is phenomenal! You are correct it‘s realistic fiction and your strategies and principles align nicely. 7mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder by RJ Palacio is by far one of the best RF books i‘ve read about courage, kindness, and acceptance. Wonder highlights ESOL strategies 2,3, 4, 5, 10, 44, and 50. This wonderful story also highlights UDL principles 9.2, 3.2, and 6.2. Students will learn how important it is to be kind, accept one another, and not to judge a book by it‘s cover. There are a variety of new vocabulary, quotes, and phrases used through out the book as well.

karamank This book will have you and your students look from a whole new perspective as you see what it is like to be bullied through out school through the eyes of the main character, Auggie because of a deformity he was born with. Wonder is a great book to use in the classroom to prevent bullying and will teach students many eye opening lessons they can apply to their daily lives. It would make a great book to use as a LC in my future classroom! (edited) 7mo
karamank Here are some great activities that can be used in a 3rd-8th grade classroom: https://www.thediscoveryapple.com/2017/10/16/10-activities-and-resources-to-go-w... #lae3414sp19 (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding I couldn‘t agree more! Finding a resource that spans so many grade levels shows that this truly should be a part of any teacher‘s classroom library. Again be sure to highlight how you would share the book. 7mo
dayuso1 I have not read this book! However, I would imagine that it's a great opportunity to meld reading AND film snippets, since they recently adapted a screenplay. 7mo
Edenmonet I haven‘t read Wonder, but it sounds like a great book! It‘s seems like great book for students to read because it talks about acceptance of all and kindness. I really liked the lesson plan idea of writing questions on a beach ball and throwing it around for students to answer questions. 6mo
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt is such an enjoyable F read that would be perfect for any grade! It will keep your students engaged and make them laugh while learning at the same time! This book highlights ESOL strategies 1, 4, 5, and 16. This book also portrays UDL principles 9.3, 3.2, and 4.1. #lae3414SP19

karamank This book is hysterical as crayons are writing to there owner Ducan complaining about how they are being used to color. This book introduces many topics to students such as persuasive writing, opinions, reasoning, sarcasm, colors, humor, feelings, summarizing, new vocabulary, and letter writing to students! This book would be perfect for a RA in a K-5 grade class room. 😊 (edited) 7mo
karamank A great variety of lesson plans to use with this story would be located here https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/CrayonsGuide.pdf which will introduce students to persuive writing as if they were one of the crayons themselves. I would use this book as a RA in my classroom. (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding Nice alignment with your English learner strategies and universal design principles. How would you read this book to students? Be sure to use the abbreviations on the log sheet. (edited) 7mo
dayuso1 What a great concept! I haven't heard of this book before, but now id love to check it out. Making kids laugh is an important part of teaching them to enjoy reading. 7mo
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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Looking for an amazing book to bring your students together as a family? Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is an incredible RF read that highlights ESOL strategy # 10 & UDL principle # 3.2. Students are taught self love, cooperation, acceptance, diversity, and new vocabulary. I would use this book as a RA in my future classroom.

karamank This sweet story is about children all over the globe who may not look the same, speak the same languages, or live the same lifestyles but they all laugh, cry, and learn the same ways. Whoever You Are sends the message that kids all over the world have similar experiences. This book will visually bring students together as one big happy family ❤️ (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding Reading fundamental is a quality website! While the information is factual, the genre would not be considered non-fiction. What other genre could it be? (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding Love the 🐱! 7mo
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