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kennedimartin

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This TL novel is another classic (obviously) that you NEED to read if you have only ever watched the film. I said this novel would be great for a LC. https://homeschoolgiveaways.com/2016/01/the-wizard-of-oz-free-resources-and-prin... is a great resource that could aid teachers and students while reading this graphic novel together.

kennedimartin A teacher could use ESOL principles 9 and 10 when reading this book to show proper note taking / annotating strategies as well as model the correct way to do a LC. UDL 3.1 principle could be used by asking the students who had ever watched the film before. #lae3414sp19 5mo
MNelson98 This is definitely a classic. I like the website you provided. It contains a lot of really good resources and activities that I know students will love. Great post! 5mo
DrSpalding Thank you so much for encouraging the READING of this book and not just the watching of the movie! So well done. 5mo
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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This classic TL novel would be the perfect RA. I only know this, of course, because this is the first novel I can remember being read to me in school. I remember everyone getting a class copy, the smell of old books (is that a guilt pleasure for anyone else??) and most of all the illustrations. I found a great resource https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit-plans/teaching-content/charlottes-web-t... that could aid teachers in a RA.

kennedimartin Using UDL 5.1, after reading the novel a teacher could show the movie adaptation of the book and also then talk about the difference between movies and books. a ESOL 17 could also apply by the teacher reading aloud and the movie and discussion after. If you have never actually read this, I highly recommend doing so! #lae3414sp19 5mo
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This B graphic novel is a great addition to any classroom library. Representing ALL of your students in your classroom library is so important. Leaving this book in your classroom library and letting students read this independently allows for individual choice, UDL principle 7.1. It also allows students to want to read this type of book and possible get interested in books other than modern fantasy.

kennedimartin https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/2622/ is a great resource to use for students if they want to explore the book further than what‘s on the pages of the text. ESOL principle 11 is represented by the easier vocabulary in this novel in text that could represent the EL in a cultural experience they have never had in a book. #lae3414sp19 5mo
Ms.Bursey I actually had the pleasure of reading this book and it was amazing ❤️ 5mo
ally11301 This looks like such a cute informative book to read. I would love to get it for my classroom library! @kennedimartin 5mo
DrSpalding To be very honest, I judged the book by its beautiful cover and then when you get inside it has such a wonderful anthology of historical figures. Excellent choice. 5mo
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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This B graphic novel is a great addition to any classroom library. Conversation about children and people with special needs so important if we are to start spreading awareness and acceptance to younger generations. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/el-deafo is a great resource I found that teaches could use if they used this book as a guided read.

kennedimartin UDL 1.2 and 1.3 would be great principles to exercise with this book because it would show acceptance and it would also show students of the different ways of reading and enjoying a book, rather than the traditional reading out of a paper-back book. ESOL 16 would be good for all students with this novel because it would not only support English grammar skills but also comprehension to revisit key ideas. #lae3414sp19 5mo
sydneydaniels This book is a great way to have students accept students with special needs. A great addition to a classroom library! 5mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource. 5mo
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I thought that this NF picture was such a great book to have in a classroom library! Not only are the illustrations extremely inviting, the book itself has great information about Apollo 11. I thought this book could spark a great dramatic reading from students as they reenact the first moon landing, the rovers on mars and the moon, etc. Getting children interested in reading through space exploration might even be MORE fun for the teacher.

kennedimartin This link http://brianfloca.com/moonshot-classroom-resources.html to Brian Floca‘s website has great resources that can support teachers as they read this book with their class. ESOL 20 a teacher can make sure beginner EL‘s are learning the vocabulary that teachers are expecting all students to learn about this unit. UDL 2.1 and 2.2 can also support a teachers goal on vocab and content. #lae3414sp19 5mo
DrSpalding What a wonderful book to share with students during a science lesson and honestly a history/social studies lesson. 5mo
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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This HF novel has won so many awards due to the subjects and social injustices brought up in it. I said this novel would be great for a LC and I also found this amazing resource https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... that has a great lesson for the 5th grade level.

kennedimartin Using UDL 8.3 and 9.3 a teacher can insure that the students reading One Crazy Summer are reflecting properly on what they are reading as well as making sure the students comprehend the story fully. ESOL 12 is covered by covering a topic in U.S. history - it would be great to incorporate a lesson about this time period as well before and after reading. #lae3414sp19 5mo
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Divergente | Veronica Roth
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One of the best SF series I have read! This dystopian novel would be great for a LC in a upper level middle or high school literature class. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:divergent is a great resource that shows different lessons and activities teachers can plan around the novel, including a few that align with common core standards.

kennedimartin Using ESOL 10, bringing the LC back together as a class can help promote comprehension and excitement with students. Using UDL 3.1, students can list what they know about other dystopian novels or movies at the beginning of the unit and then compare this series to others they have experience with. #lae3414sp19 5mo
DrSpalding You have aligned your English learner and universal design principles well. 5mo
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The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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Phantom of the Opera! Maybe you have heard of this famous Broadway show or maybe you have seen the movies made about it. But did you know it was a book? I found this for ONLY $2.00 in this amazing book store in Salem Massachusetts! While this is my favorite musical, the book really satisfies my need to learn more about the french opera ghost. I wouldn‘t recommend this book for young readers however- the content is high school level.

kennedimartin This F novel would be great for a LC. Using UDL 5.1 the reader can research more about the story behind the alluring phantom of the opera. I found this great resource https://www.mirvish.com/uploads/shows/Phantom/PHANTOM%20Study%20Guide.pdf where the creator of the stage play created a PDF with pages of background info on the opera ghost! Using ESOL 1, 3 and 5, an advanced level EL could enjoy this book as well. #lae3414sp19 (edited) 5mo
KAdudu I have never read this book before but I will for sure put this on to read list 5mo
DrSpalding I have seen many shows but have yet to see this one! Adding this to my stack as a reminder! 5mo
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The Tale is Despereaux was another classic book for me when I was growing up. This F novel by Kate DiCamillo is a great read for young readers. I remember the layout of this novel being different than any other book I had read before I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I recently ordered this book to add of my own library. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/genia-connell/2017/The-Tale-of-De...

kennedimartin This F novel could be great for PR. The link above is a great resource to use with the children in your classroom as something they use to guide their reading, chapter by chapter. The Newbery award winner now supports UDL 5.1 with its online resources and movie that was made about the book! ESOL 15 can be used with the guide above and if teachers use discussions to guide the comprehension while reading. #lae3414sp19 (edited) 5mo
DrSpalding I think partner reading is a good choice for this particular novel. It is written in multiple books as you know and this partnership could aid comprehension. 5mo
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This F picture book is a great book to have in your K-1 classroom. Using this story as a RA or RT, a teacher could really get the students into the story by having each student be a character, using different voices for each animal, and acting out each part. The repetitive phrases in the story allows for ESOL 8 and 14. Making sure to model the correct reading fluency and pronunciation helps EL‘s and other students comprehend the sorry better.

kennedimartin Using UDL 3.2 you can point out the rhyming and repetitiveness to students as well. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:baby%20bear%20baby%20bear%20wh... teachers pay teachers has great resources for any teacher to use if you are interested in using this book in your classroom. #lae3414sp19 5mo
giont I love your idea of having students be the animals! That would be so much fun. I also enjoyed your storytelling of this book. I like how there are so many different ways to use this book in the classroom. Thanks for sharing :) 5mo
audrey.wilson I absolutely loved your storytelling of this! It is such a cute book/concept. Awesome link! 5mo
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Inkspell | Cornelia Funke
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As you can see by the Sunshine sticker on the front cover, this was my most read novel as a young reader. After doing my book boost about this F novel, I decided to read it again, and WOW. I forgot captivated I get into this book, and I also picked up on hundreds of new details. Using my teacher hat, imagining using this book as an IR or a LC in my classroom would be amazing! I also did some research this time around while reading.

kennedimartin https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activities/teaching-content/inkheart-flashli... would be a great resource to use in the classroom for pre and post comprehension questions. Using ESOL 36, teachers can spark their students imaginations and comprehension. Using UDL principles 2.1 and 2.2 can help any student comprehend the text better and get a deeper understanding for the plot. #lae3414sp19 5mo
alexandracarpenter I loved these books when I was in elementary school! The ESOL strategy you chose would work really well with these books and I think that any classroom would benefit from having this series. 5mo
audrey.wilson I had never heard of these books until your book boost! They sound amazing and truly captivating, can‘t wait to ready them. 5mo
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Anthem | Ayn Rand
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Anthem was one of my favorite books growing up. It‘s a dystopian SF novel that focuses around a character who‘s “different” than the rest of his society. I would highly recommend this book as a guided reading because some parts are hard to understand based off of the pronouns the characters use- everyone is we or us because there is no individuality in the society. Using ESOL 13 with students would help with comprehension before and after reading.

kennedimartin Using UDL 9.3 would allow students to understand the text better and ask questions about certain sections of the book if needed. https://www.aynrand.org/-/media/pdf/teacher-resources/lessonplans_and_studyguide... this PDF I found a great resource by Ayn Rand and it has comprehension questions, projects and other assignments to use in the classroom. #lae3414sp19 (edited) 5mo
Jeralyn I love that book:)) 5mo
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This novel is a very interesting NF read for anyone interested in evaluation or the story behind Charles Darwin himself. I would use this novel with upper level 8th grade and high school students in an LC to introduce the subject of evolution.

kennedimartin https://images.macmillan.com/media/teachersguides/9780805087215TG.pdf is a great resource for discussion questions to use in the classroom. You can support ESOL 15 by going over the information learned and reviewing main ideas after each chapter. Using UDL 2.1 and 2.2, a teacher can make sure all students are comprehending the information given. #lae3414sp19 5mo
ha_kaye I love how you found a book that integrates topics of science into reading! 5mo
kelseymccormick @kennedimartin What a great book choice to integrate science and literacy in the classroom. I love your idea of using this book as a hook before teaching the concept of evolution. Good job! 5mo
DrSpalding Look at all the beautiful medals on the front of this book! Adding it to my stack. 5mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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I had the pleasure of reading Wonder on my trip to Massachusetts this spring break! I loved this read so much that I read it in the plane, in the airport, or any breaks I took from playing in the snow (yes, that‘s snow in the background). This RF novel is PERFECT for a LC with children grades 4 and up. I feel teachers can even use this as a RA in grades 2-4. Talking about children with special needs is so important!

kennedimartin Wonder has its own websitel! https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers has many free, downloadable resources for teachers to use. Letting children know why we want to learn about this topic and what we hope to get out of this story aligns with UDL 6.1. Allowing children to talk about the book (ESOL 2) and share their personal feelings and experience will also help to make the moral of this story resonate with your class. #LAE3414sp19 5mo
giont I loved this book! I like how you mentioned it could be used as a RA for lower grades too, that‘s true! The wonder website is a great resource :) 5mo
audrey.wilson I love your picture! I also really liked your choice of UDL, 6.1 is an awesome one for this book, great job Kennedi! 5mo
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This timeless picture book (P) is an amazing read aloud for any K-2nd grade class/young reader! I remember this story being read to me as a kid (the wear and tear is shown with ripped pages and frayed edges). The rhyming and repetitiveness in this story helps children recall the book easier and enjoy the story as the reader follows the contagious yawn.

kennedimartin https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:the%20sleep%20book is a link to a great resource with activities for the story! UDL 7.1 is satisfied if the students are able to pick the poems they‘re reading. Making sure the students understand the basic concepts of poetry (ESOL 6) can be done by having the students write their own poetry! #LAE3414sp19 (edited) 6mo
DrSpalding Choice is so important. Nice job aligning your EL and UDL principles. 6mo
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Where the Sidewalk Ends (P) was one that I read frequently with my mom when I was younger. I had dog eared all the “best” poems and we would read them night after night. This one was my favorite poem from the book. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/poetry-feast-form... this is a great lesson plan for 3-5th graders about poetry! RA to the class to model fluency helps young readers understand poetry more!

kennedimartin UDL 7.1 is satisfied if the students are able to pick the poems they‘re reading. Talking about patterns in poetry (UDL 3.2) helps students pick up on this if IR. Making sure the students understand the basic concepts of poetry (ESOL 6) can be done by having the students write their own poetry! #LAE3414sp19 7mo
DrSpalding Wonderful post! Excellent alignment and this is a poetry anthology which I am thrilled you have selected. When we discuss poetry more, I will discuss the importance of having collections like these in your classroom library. 7mo
MGrace15 My grandmother got me this book and every time I see it it makes me think of her. One of my all time favorites! 5mo
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To Kill a Mocking Bird (HF) is my FAVORITE book of all time (yes, even above Harry Potter). Harper Lee was a literary genius in my opinion, and I believe every person should read this book at some point in their lives! This Pulitzer Prize novel captivates it‘s readers by being in the point of view of a young girl named Scout. Set in the 1930‘s, this book seems like a completely different world.

kennedimartin Reading this book in a LC (UDL 8.3) allows for readers to talk to one another about the very complicated plot that takes place. I wouldn‘t recommend this book for students until 8 grade and up, however I read this book every winter break (that‘s how good it is). Talking about this book with peers (UDL 2.1) allows students to clarify understanding. Introducing this book with background info (UDL 3.1) is important due to the differences in society. 7mo
kennedimartin ESOL 1, 2 and 3 are facilitated by the LC, and background knowledge (ESOL 4) allows students to apply what they already know to help them comprehend the story better. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons/mockingbird/ this link has great background info for the time period of this novel. #LAE3414sp19 7mo
DrSpalding You used the Library of Congress teacher materials! I am so proud! This is a classic that all students should read when they are in high school. 7mo
Edenmonet I remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird in high school and the impact it made on me. I feel that students reading this will be impacted as well. Your lesson plan was really great! It‘s important for students to read books that gives an example of the Africans American experience in the US. 5mo
audrey.wilson What an awesome source!! Library of Congress, doesn‘t get any better than that! Wonderful post 5mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone (F) is a classic for me! http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/profbooks/Sorcerer-Explori... is a great resource I found that you could use to help reinforce the plot of the book! While some of the later book in this series are more appropriate for older students, this timeless series would be a great for IR or LC!

kennedimartin Making sure to be available for questions (ESOL 6), students who are able to read upper level books would love to pull this one off of the classroom library shelf. https://usd.shop.pottermore.com/collections/audio-books (UDL 1.2) has great audio books - all approved by Rowling herself! #LAE3414sp19 7mo
DrSpalding I like that you noted the audiobooks. I listened to these for several months and they are very well done. What house do you belong to? I am a Gryffindor. 7mo
kennedimartin @DrSpalding I‘m a Ravenclaw :) 5mo
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Creepy Carrots! (F) is an amazing book for RA! The story itself is captivating and the illustrations by Peter Brown enhance the story in a way to help children really visualize the “creepiness” of the carrots. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Craftivity-and-Inference-Activity-to... is a great resource when reading this book to K-1! Allowing for discussion while reading allows for UDL 8.3.

kennedimartin Making sure to talk about some of the larger words, like ridiculous, and using these as vocab words allows for ESOL 4 and 20 to be satisfied! I highly recommend reading this Caldecott honor book, it‘s enjoyable for us too! #LAE3414sp19 (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding The best image yet! You win! When you can find a picture book that you enjoy reading aloud as much as your students will enjoy listening to it, you know it should be added to your classroom library. 7mo
audrey.wilson 10/10 on the picture! Your post and the fact that you did this in TeachLive, really shows your passion for this book. 5mo
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (RF) is a book that will bring out ALL of your emotions. This story is told in the point of view of Melody Brooks- a hilarious, brutally honest little girl. Oh, and she is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Although she can‘t walk, talk, or do most things on her own, she never lets that stand in her way of being her true self. Reading this book in a LC allows students to read independently and make their own opinions.

kennedimartin Coming together after reading allows other students to share their opinions and feelings towards the sections read, reinforcing the independent reading. Using LC satisfies UDL 8.3 and 8.4. The story itself satisfies UDL 3.2. 7mo
kennedimartin https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi... shows a great way to teach a lesson to 3rd-5th grade. ESOL 2 is satisfied with LC, and 5 can be taught when the vocabulary is brought up during LC. #LAE3414sp19 (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding Excellent book, excellent resource, excellent alignment, great post! 7mo
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