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From Caterpillar to Butterfly | Gerald Legg, Carolyn Scrace
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From Caterpillar to Butterfly is a NF picture book written by Dr. Gerald Legg and illustrated by Carolyn Scrace. This book walks through the lifecycle of a butterfly and even goes into their migration and hibernation habits. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin I think this book would be good as a RA in a third grade classroom because the illustrations are so detailed and point out different parts of the caterpillars and butterflies, so I think it‘s good to have the teacher read it and point out these aspects as they go through it. 1mo
katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use with this book is 14, simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. This is important with a RA because the students will have a more difficult time comprehending the book is the teacher isn‘t speaking clearly. 1mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use with this book is 2.1, clarify vocabulary and symbols. This is important for a NF book like this because the life cycle of a butterfly has so much important vocabulary that defines many of the steps of it.
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katiehamlin Here is a link to a resource I would use with this book. https://binged.it/32PoWyQ It‘s a cute animated video that goes through the life cycle of a butterfly. I think on top of having the book to read to the children, it‘s also important to have this visual for them as well to reinforce the information they just had read to them.
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DrSpalding What a wonderful video to use along with this book as a read aloud during science instruction. Thoughtful post thorough yet concise. 13h
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A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein
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A Light in the Attic is a P novel written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. I think this book would best be used as a PR in a classroom grades 3-5. This is good for partner reading because the book is a collection of many different poems of different types. Students can read the poems together in partners and work together to determine the meaning of them. This book won the 1984 William Allen White Children's Book Award. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin I loved this book when I was growing up! I would sit down and read the poems for hours on end, so I feel like students should be introduced to them as well.
The EL strategy I would use with this book is 2, promote cooperation (small groups). I think this one is perfect for this book because if I incorporate this book into my curriculum, I will probably use it as a PR, which is in small groups.
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katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use for this book is 1.3, offer alternatives for visual information. Shel Silverstein can be difficult for some students to read, so I think having an audio recording on top of having a physical copy of the book would be very helpful for many students. 1mo
katiehamlin Here is a link to a website I would use with this book. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/light-attic This website has a lot of cute activities such as a word search that I think students would enjoy doing in the classroom. It also includes a teaching guide that could be very useful.
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DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource to use as an educator. Nice alignment! 13h
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The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark is a SF novel written by Ridley Pearson. I would use this novel for a LC in a fifth grade classroom because there is so much in the book students can talk about and learn off of each other. This book is about five children who go to sleep and become holograms in the Disney parks and have to defend them from the Disney villains trying to take over.

katiehamlin I have nothing but amazing things to say about this book. I‘ve read the series three times through and I think every student should be exposed to it! #UCFLAE3414F19

The EL strategy I would use with this novel is 10, teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups. This is good because I would use this novel as a LC, so the students are already collaborating and pairing up and working together to share their ideas with each other.
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katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use for this book is 1.3, offer alternatives for visual information. I think this is good for this novel because it doesn‘t have photos or anything in it, so many students may want to have an audio recording of it they can listen to while they read along with it. 1mo
katiehamlin Here is a link to a resource I would definitely use with this book in my classroom. https://wildgeeseguides.blogspot.com/2010/01/kingdom-keepers.html This link includes many great pre-reading activities, discussion questions, and projects for every book in the series that would be great to incorporate into a classroom! 1mo
Camrynm I loved your author study in class and I am very interested in this series now! Your resource looks great too! 1mo
DrSpalding You shared such passion for this series! I will not forget that. I believe students can make such personal connections to this series even though it is science fiction. The setting of Disney World is one that we can all connect to here in Central Florida. 13h
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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She Persisted is a B picture book written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. This book would be best as a RT because students can act out the parts of the different 13 women that have their stories told in this book. Their stories are about no matter how much opposition they had, they kept going and pushing for what they believed in. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use with this book is 4. “Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge” is good for this book because you can discuss what students already knew things about some of the women mentioned in this book. It will help them connect to the book more and comprehend more of it. 1mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use is 3.1. “Activate or supply background knowledge” is good for this book because it will help students to connect to it more and help them comprehend what they are reading. The resource I would use for this book is https://westonwoods.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/study_guides/3031-She-Pe... . This is a link to a good lesson plan you can use in a K-3 classroom. 1mo
DrSpalding You saw this work beautifully as a readers theater. The lesson plan shows you how this book can be used in multiple grade levels to assist students and understanding the valuable contributions of these women. 13h
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Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes is an engaging NF picture book written and photographed by Stephen R. Swinburne. I think this book would be used very well as a RA in a class grades K-2, and you can incorporate it easily into science lessons! I love this book because of the beautiful photography in it.

katiehamlin The book is about all of the patterns that are found in nature, whether it be on animals, plants, or in the landscape. It encourages students to look for these patterns while showing vivid photos of some of the ones that exist! #UCFLAE3414F19
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katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use with this book is 39, have students prepare collections of science objects. You could have students bring in objects they have found in nature that have patterns on them, or they could go home and take photos of things in nature that have patterns on them and bring those photos in. It‘s a good way to get students hands-on involved with the topic of the book! 1mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use is 1.1, offer ways of customizing the display of information. This is good for this book because you can use the activity I previously mentioned (students bringing in objects and photos of patterns they have seen in nature). These are ways students can choose how this information is represented and displayed through the objects and photos they bring in. 1mo
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katiehamlin Here is a link to a video by Wiz Science on patterns in nature! I think it‘s a cute way to have more visuals of these patterns to incorporate into the lesson plan. https://binged.it/2WWedkM
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Camrynm Great job!! This looks like a great book. 1mo
alexblanco I love your ESOL strategy you used for this book!! 1mo
TristanPool Love your EL strategy! Hands-on and engaging for the students who need that extra push to fully comprehend the text! 1mo
kradebaugh Looks like a cute book. Love your review 1mo
BRaulerson The pictures will be a great way to engage the students! 1mo
GroeningsC love the tool you picked up to go with this book! 1mo
DrSpalding Nonfiction like this can be used in science instruction. We brought this author to UCF several years ago. Quality nonfiction with beautiful photography 13h
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Me . . . Jane | Patrick McDonnell
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Me...Jane is a B picture book written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell. I think it would be best used as a RA in a classroom grades K-3. It won the Caldecott Medal in 2012 and the Charlotte Zolotow Award in 2012. This book follows the childhood of Jane Goodall and her toy chimpanzee, Jubilee. It shows how she came to be the conservationist everyone knows her to be. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use for this book is 20, list the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard. This is important so the students can reference these whenever you mention them in the book or during the lesson. They have the visual there with the information they need in order to maximize their comprehension. 1mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use for this book is 7.2, optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. You can show students how relevant Jane Goodall‘s life is to theirs by explaining the impact she has had on the environmental and conservational world. This will help students realize how important she was, how important the work she did was, and how it is relevant to their life. This will cause them to pay attention more and increase comprehension. 1mo
katiehamlin The resource I would use for this book is https://www.ducksters.com/biography/scientists/jane_goodall.php . It‘s a cute little page that has more information on Jane Goodall‘s life, and even includes a short ten question quiz students can take at the end to see how much they‘ve learned! 1mo
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JennaMichelleCohn I read this one as well. I love that you don‘t realize who it is until the end. 1mo
kradebaugh This looks like a really cute book. I think I might have to go get this one 1mo
maciforster Sounds like a great book! I love the website you linked in as well. I hope to use it in my classroom one day! 1mo
Jewelwinkler I wonder if this is the character that Jane from Tarzan is based on! This book seems very cute and looks like it has a good message 1mo
DrSpalding Several of your peers read this book in the CMC. Learning about this amazing scientist is inspiring. Using biographies assists all students including English learners and students with special needs. 13h
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Bartholomew and the Oobleck is a F picture book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. This would be good when used as a RA in a classroom grades K-2. It won the Caldecott Medal in 1950. This story is about a boy named Bartholomew Cubbins who is responsible for rescuing his kingdom, the Kingdom of Kidd, from the sticky green oobleck that has taken it over. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use with this book, which is very important when reading any Dr. Seuss book, is 14, simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. Dr. Seuss is challenging even for students who speak English as their first language, so for students who speak it second it is critical they are seated up front to read the teachers mouth, and for the teacher to speak slowly and clearly so the student understands everything said. 1mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use is 7.3, minimize threats and distractions. By using this as a RA, you can seat the students close to you on the rug so they are more engaged in the book and paying attention to everything you are saying.
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katiehamlin The resource I would use with this book is https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/oobleck-recipe/ . This website has a recipe to make the oobleck that is in the book! It‘s such a fun way to incorporate a science activity into the lesson with this book, and students love to have the opportunity to make things like oobleck or slime!
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JRone Your EL strategy is perfect. Dr. Suess books can be challenging to follow along for and EL so I think you picked the perfect strategy.
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alexblanco Dr. Suess books are so enjoyable to read to kids. They absolutely love them! I love the resource you used!:) 1mo
ccipriati This sounds so fun. I love Dr. Seuss books 1mo
CPettersen I love this book! When I was in 4th grade we read this book and the teacher used it in a lesson tying together science and reading. Very good choice! 1mo
DrSpalding I know so many teachers that have made this recipe after reading this book. Incorporating quality children‘s literature and science is best practice. Fun and educational post. 13h
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Pink and Say | Patricia Polacco
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Pink and Say is a HF picture book written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco. I think this book would be very good to use as a RA in a classroom grades 4-6. It won the 1994 Irma S. and James H. Black Award in Children‘s Literature and the 1996 Maine Student Book Award for Grades 4-8.

katiehamlin This is a story set during the American Civil War, and it is about a black soldier who rescues a white soldier in a time when an interaction like this one was not acceptable. It‘s good for teaching students about this time period and about the roles the different races played during that time. #UCFLAE3414F19
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katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use for this book is 5, teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. This would be necessary since there is a possibility that some of the students don‘t know anything about the American Civil War. 1mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use is 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge) for the same reason I would use the EL principle. If students don‘t have background knowledge of this topic they will be confused throughout the book and their comprehension won‘t be as high as it could be.
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katiehamlin The resource I would use for this book is https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/pink-and-say-l... . This is a link to an amazing lesson plan that I will definitely incorporate into my classroom in the future!
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Camrynm Great resource!! I want to use this book in my classroom. 1mo
DrSpalding You are correct that this is historical fiction however it is based on a true friendship. The author took liberty to make a few subtle changes however the story itself is one that can enhance social studies instruction. Scholastic is a high-quality resource. 13h
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The Bee Tree | Patricia Polacco
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The Bee Tree written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco is a RF picture book that I think would be best used as a RA in a second grade classroom. This book is about a girl named Mary Ellen who is bored with her reading. Her grandfather takes her on an outdoor adventure following a bee to a bee tree and shows her just how sweet reading can be! #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use with this book is 11 (Place language in meaningful context). This book is about how fun reading can be and how sweet it can be, which can be very meaningful if students allow it to be. You could use this book to help them realize this and create a meaningful impact on their lives. 1mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use is 3.3 (Guide information processing and visualization). One activity I would do with this book is bring in honey and crackers, since the book uses honey to show how sweet reading can be, so this principle would help students visualize the concept more and help process the book more clearly. 1mo
katiehamlin The resource I would use for this book is https://www.jumpintoabook.com/2013/05/the-bee-tree-by-patricia-polacco/ . It is a website that has some great activities to get students involved hands-on in the classroom!
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kradebaugh This looks like a fun book. 1mo
KristenScala this looks like such a cute book! this would be great to go along with learning about the five senses too! 1mo
DrSpalding Extension activities that incorporate hands-on activities are so wise. They engage students and help them to remember the content. 13h
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Turtle and Tortoise Are NOT Friends is a F picture book written by Mike Reiss and illustrated by Ashley Spires. This picture book would be best as a RT in a grade 1-3 classroom. Although it hasn‘t won any awards, I still feel this book is a good one to incorporate into the classroom. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin It is about two eggs in a zoo cage exhibit that hatch, but once they find out they are different because they are a turtle and a tortoise, they decide they cannot be friends. Eventually when they are in a sticky situation, they learn to put aside their differences and come together to achieve a common goal. 1mo
katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use with this book is 2. Promoting cooperation with small groups is good for this because they can work together to create readers theatres in small groups and then share them with the class. 1mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use is 1.1. “Offer ways of customizing the display of information” is good for this because it would be used as a readers theatre. Readers theatre is a way to provide the information in a different way visually and audibly. 1mo
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katiehamlin The resource I would use with this book is https://www.nashvillezoo.org/our-blog/posts/turtles-vs-tortoises . This website tells the differences between turtles and tortoises and has a little quiz at the end the students can do. I like this website because it is a good way to inform the students of science information while using this fun book in the classroom. 1mo
kgarzon I love the idea of educating students of the differences between these two easily confused animals through a funny read-aloud like this :) 1mo
DrSpalding I would love to see this as a readers theater! What a cool resource using a zoo website. 13h
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a F picture book written and illustrated by Eric Carle. This would be best used as a RA in a class grades K-2 when learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. It follows the life of a caterpillar that hatched from an egg and eats a lot of food throughout the week, since he loves eating. He ate so much food he got a stomachache and eventually emerges from his cocoon as a beautiful butterfly.

katiehamlin This book was awarded New York Times “Ten Best Picture Books of the Year” in 1969. #UCFLAE3414F19 Here is a resource with a lesson plan and activities to use while teaching this book. scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/very-hungry-caterpillar-teaching-plan/ 2mo
katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use is 15. Reinforcing they key ideas you present again and again is good with this book because of you use it while teaching the life cycle of a butterfly, it reinforces key terms and points in the life cycle in a fun way. 2mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use is 3.1. You can activate and supply background knowledge with this book because you can read it while teaching the butterfly life cycle and you can have the students talk about what they already know about it. 2mo
DrSpalding This is a classic read aloud that can easily be integrated into science instruction. You could use this with your nonfiction post about butterflies as well. Being able to put together text sets that support one another is a valuable skill as a teacher. 13h
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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The Polar Express is an RF picture book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. This book would be best as a RA for grades K-3 during the holiday season. This book follows the journey of a young boy who doubts Santa is real. He boards the Polar Express and enjoys a magical journey throughout the North Pole. The Polar Express was awarded the Caldecott Medal. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The UDL I would use for this book is 3.1. Activate or supply background knowledge is important for this book because you can incorporate the culture of many different holidays. Students can talk about the holidays they celebrate while discussing Christmas, which is represented in this book. 2mo
katiehamlin The EL strategy you could use is 4. Linking the lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge is good for this because students can discuss their knowledge of Christmas and other holidays and traditions. Here is a link to a resource I would use for this that had a great lesson plan and activities. houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/thepolarexpress/tg/polar.shtml 2mo
kradebaugh Love love this book. I agree that I think it would be a great book for RA with kindergarten through 3rd but I think you could also use it with 4th or 5th grade. Only because I think that they can relate to the main character. 2mo
DrSpalding While this is not realistic fiction, this fantasy story should be shared many times over the next few weeks. Going straight to the publisher website is a wise choice for amazing extension ideas that go along with this award-winning book. I believe this book can be read to any grade level kindergarten through adulthood! 13h
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The Snowy Day is a RF picture book written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. I think this book would be best used as a RA during the first snowfall of the year, for grades K-1. This book follows a young boy named Peter after the first snowfall of the year occurs. He spends the day exploring and doing fun winter activities. This book won the Caldecott Medal. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The UDL I would use for this is 3.1. Activate or supply background knowledge is good for this book because you could read it during the first snowfall so students can relate to it. The EL strategy you could use is 14. Simply your speech by making it slower and redundant is important since this book is best used as a read aloud. It will help students understand what you are saying and comprehend it more. 2mo
katiehamlin Here is a link to the resource I would use. It has a good lesson plan and activities for the classroom! teachervision.com/reading-instruction/snowy-day-ezra-jack-keats 2mo
DrSpalding This is quality realistic fiction that of course can be integrated into your science instruction. You seem to have a love of science and hopefully using quality children‘s literature will be incorporated into your future lessons. 13h
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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Goodnight Moon is a P picture book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd. This book would be best used as a RT in a kindergarten class. This poem follows along with a bunny as it says goodnight to things throughout the room before it goes to bed. This book was awarded the Teachers Top 100 Books for Children by the NEA. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use with this book is 46. Using discovery learning activities (hands-on-activities) is good for this book because doing a readers theatre is hands on and that‘s what I think the best teaching strategy for this book is. 2mo
katiehamlin Here is a link to a website with some really good activities to do with your students beyond the readers theatre you could do for this book. http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/goodnight-moon 2mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use for this book is 5.1. Use multiple media for communication is good for this book, since I think it is best done as a readers theatre. 2mo
DrSpalding It is poetic however it is also fantasy. Readers theater could be a fun option however reading aloud and storytelling work quite well with this classic picture book. 13h
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Stone Fox 30th Anniversary Edition | John Reynolds Gardiner
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Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner is a RF children‘s novel perfect for a RA for a grade 3-5 classroom. This book follows the life of a young boy, Little Willy, who lives on a potato farm with his sick grandfather and his dog, Searchlight. The farm taxes hadn‘t been payed so the farm was going to be taken away by the tax collector.

katiehamlin He enters a dogsled race with a cash prize to save the farm, but goes against someone who has never lost a dogsled race before. It was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 1980 and included in 100 Best Books for Children by Anita Silvey. #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
katiehamlin The UDL Principle I would use for this book is 8.3. Fostering collaboration and community is good for this book because you could have students work in groups for each of the activities in the lesson plan. The EL strategy i would use is 14. Simplifying your speech by making it slower and redundant is important with this RA because slowing down the speech will help EL students understand it more clearly when it is read aloud. 2mo
katiehamlin Here is the link to a lesson plan I would use while teaching this book. It includes a lot of great activities to do with the students! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/stone-fox-less... 2mo
DrSpalding I had not read this book until a few years ago. I saw a teacher using it as a literature circle option in her fourth grade classroom. I do believe a read aloud could work but it would be a good literature circle option as well. Scholastic is a helpful resource. 13h
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Esperanza Rising | Pam Munoz Ryan
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Esperanza Rising is a HF novel by Pam Muñoz Ryan. This novel would be best for a LC in a 5th grade class. It has won a few awards, including the Pura Belpré Award for Writing. This book follows the life of Esperanza and her mother as they were forced to leave their ranch in Mexico to go live in a camp for Mexican farm workers in California. Her and her mother learn how to navigate these hardships throughout the novel. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use for this novel is 24 (incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum). If there are students of Mexican background in your class, you could have them share experiences or aspects of their culture with the class to help them relate to it more. 2mo
katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use is 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge). I would have students with Mexican background share some of their culture so other students learn more about how they live, and I would give background on the historical time period of this book. 2mo
katiehamlin Here is a link to a teaching guide I would use while teaching this book in my classroom. The link includes a few different lesson plans and an activity. scholastic.com/teachers/unit-plans/teaching-content/esperanza-rising-teachers-guide/ 2mo
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maciforster This book seems great to bring some culture and diversity in the classroom!! Great pick 2mo
Alexush I read this in third grade! This post definitely brought back memories. It‘s a great read! 2mo
JennaMichelleCohn I‘ve always wanted to read this book. I‘ve been hearing good things about since fourth grade. 2mo
DrSpalding This is a beautiful book that truly can bring culture and diversity into the classroom. These award winners have value and should be a part of elementary teacher‘s classroom library. 13h
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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The Little Prince is a TL novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I would use this book for storytelling in a classroom grade 3-8, preferably 5th grade. This novel won the Retro Hugo Award for Best Novella. This book follows a prince who is visiting planets in space and learning many life lessons along the way. It teaches students about love, friendship, and other important themes. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin Here is a link to the webpage that has a lesson plan I would use if reading this book in my classroom. varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/little-prince-lesson-plans 2mo
katiehamlin The ESOL strategy I would use for this book is 24 (incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum). This novel has been translated into 300 languages and dialect, so you could use a copy of the book of the students native language in order to help them comprehend more. 2mo
katiehamlin The UDL strategy i would use is 2.5 (illustrate through multiple media). There is a movie of this book so you could show scenes from the movie that correspond with the book in order to improve comprehension and engagement. 2mo
DrSpalding The movie is on Netflix and you are right, the universal design principle 2.5 would work beautifully to engage and assist in comprehending this text. (edited) 13h
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is a HF novel I would use for a LC. This book has won many awards, two of which being the Scott O‘Dell Award and the Newbery Honor. This books follows three sisters who are visiting their mother in Oakland, California who abandoned them when they were younger. This book is set in the summer of 1968. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The ESOL strategy I would use for this novel is 6 (continually monitor students‘ comprehension). This would be good for this LC book because you can see how the student is interacting with their group and monitor their comprehension through that. The UDL principle I would use is 8.3 (foster collaboration and community). Since this would be a LC novel, students collaborate with each other in their groups to facilitate comprehension and activities. 2mo
katiehamlin Here is a link to a website that has essential questions for this book that I would incorporate into the lesson plan for a class grades 3-8. matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literature/one-crazy-summer/ 2mo
DrSpalding This is historical fiction at its best. It would work quite well in fifth grade as your resource shows. Books like this can foster collaboration and community amongst a diverse population. I learned so much about the 1960s and Black Panther movement from this book. It would be a helpful book to complement social studies instruction. 13h
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Wonder. R.J. Palacio | R J Palacio
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This RF novel, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, is perfect for an IR for students grades 3-8. This book is about a boy named Auggie who was born with extreme facial deformities. He wants to fit in at school but people can‘t look past his deformities to who he actually is. This book can be used to teach kindness and acceptance for all. This book is a New York Times Best Seller. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin A link to a page with a few activities you could use when reading this book in the classroom is scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/how-to-use-wonder-to-encourage-kindness-and-prevent-bullying.html# My favorite activity on the page is the wall display you could do in your classroom. 2mo
katiehamlin The EL strategy you could use is 17 (provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language, and facial expressions). This would be an IR so I would supply them an audio book so they can also listen to it as they read along. The UDL principle I would use is 3.1 (activate or supply background knowledge). I would ask if they know or have seen someone who experienced this to make a text-to-self connection. 2mo
DrSpalding I believe all teachers should share this book in the intermediate grades. It would be a helpful independent read however there are so many powerful lessons to be learned that need to be discussed. 13h
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Martin‘s Big Words is a B that would be good for a RA in a K-3 classroom. It walks you through the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and talks about the historical impact he had on our country and our world. This picture book has won many awards, two of which being the Coretta Scott King Award and the Caldecott Honor. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The UDL principle I would use with this book is 2.1. Clarifying vocabulary and symbols is important for this book because there are a lot of words in the book most kindergarteners wouldn‘t know (segregation, minister, etc.), but should know for the importance in this book. I would clarify words by making picture cards for them and explaining them before we start the book, and emphasizing them throughout. 2mo
katiehamlin The EL strategy I would use is 14. “Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant” is important so ESOL students understand the bigger words and what you are saying. Here is a link to a lesson plan and activities I would use for this book in my classroom. scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990 2mo
Camrynm This is an awesome book for children to read!! A great lesson for everyone. 2mo
DrSpalding Excellent posts on excellent books Katie! Scholastic again is a powerful and high-quality resource to help you use not only quality biographies such as this but being the largest publisher of children‘s books, many wonderful picture books and novels that should be incorporated into the elementary classroom. Well done. 13h
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