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kenyanellie

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Pig the Pug | Aaron Blabey
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Pig the Pug is an iconic character that came to life in this book. In this F story, Pig doesn‘t want to share any of his toys no matter what Trevor suggested. This book use rhyming and funny anecdotes to teach the theme that when we share, life can be so much more fun! In this activity, students need to think about a time they didn‘t want to share and why: https://romisharp.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/pig-the-pug-teaching-notes/

kenyanellie UDL 3.1: Active or supply background knowledge and ESOL 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities #ucflae3414f17 5y
amandagrant I purchased this book at the Scholastic Book Fair. Such a fun read! 5y
kenyanellie Oh wow, so did I! I love it 💕 5y
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Barack Obama pays homage to 13 historical figures that changed the course of history in this NF text. He wrote this book as a letter to his daughters to show them that he sees a piece of each of these figures in them. The illustrations show each figure as a child and I think this helps show kids that we all start from the same place and if we make the right choices, we can do anything.

kenyanellie Here is a lesson to go along with your RA: http://writingfix.com/Picture_Book_Prompts/Of_Thee_I_Sing1.htm. UDL1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information and ESOL 48: Use group assignments, portfolios, learning journals and non-print options as alternative assessment 5y
ashley.v This sounds like a really good book. I'll have to read it. 5y
amandagrant This looks like such a beautiful book with a powerful message. Will have to look into adding it to my classroom library. Thank you for the insight! 5y
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Tuck Everlasting (Special) | Natalie Babbitt
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Tuck Everlasting is the F story of a girl named Winnie who is tired of being watched constantly by her grandmother so she decides to sneak off into the woods and she‘s something strange: a young boy drinking from a mysterious spring. The boy, Jesse Tuck, knows this is a very important secret so he decides to kidnap Winnie. The story explores the idea of immortality and choosing between what is right and what is expected of you.

kenyanellie I have seen this book be used as an RA and I think it is perfect for that. This website is a great resource to use to compare and contrast the two families in this book: http://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=1126. UDL 3.2: Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships and ESOL 7: Show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging (edited) 5y
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Grace for President | Kelly S. DiPucchio
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Grace for President is the F story of a girl named Grace that is so outraged that there‘s never been a woman president that she decides to become the first. Although people don‘t believe her, she perseveres and does everything she can to become president. This pdf includes a reading idea: Grace for President.pdf. UDL 3.1: Activate or supply background knowledge and ESOL 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities

AmandaHuskey I️ want to read this one but haven‘t gotten a chance yet! I️ love the idea that it‘s a girl wanting to be president and it would be great to see what the class thinks about it. 5y
kenyanellie I used this as my TeachLive and some of the students (CJ) definitely had a lot of opinions about a woman being president 😂 5y
amandagrant I love this book! Great way to incorporate Social Studies with American Government. 5y
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Bridges are to Cross | Philemon Sturges
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Bridges Are To Cross is a great NF book that shows students all different bridges from across the world and what they are used for. This book would be a great RA and you could have students fill out this NF graphic organizer to help them better understand the main focus of the book: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nonfiction-Graphic-Organizer-2049757.

kenyanellie UDL 3.3: Guide information processing, visualization, and manipulation and ESOL 7: Show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging #ucflae3414f17 5y
Beths This seems like a very interesting NF read. I like the idea of using this with graphic organizers. This story looks like a great way to incorporate teaching organizers in the classroom. 5y
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This character is one of my favorites! In this story Skippy Jon Jones, gets lost in spice, yes SPICE! He pours some red spice onto his bed and blasts off into space. The Skippy Jon books include spanish phrases so they would be perfect for a RT with ESOL learners. Here is a RT script that you could use with your students: http://www.skippyjonjones.com/downloads/Skippyjon-ReadersTheater.pdf.

kenyanellie ESOL 24: Incorporate the culture and language of second language learners in your curriculum and UDL 1.1: Offer ways of customizing the display of information. #ucflae3414f17 5y
kkidwell I adore the idea of using SkippyjonJones as a RT activity. I feel as if students would have so much fun, but also gain a better understand of Skippy through doing this. It is exciting that you were able to find a completed script specifically for a RT. (edited) 5y
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A Poke in the I | Paul B. Janeczko, Christopher Raschka
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A Poke In The I is a P book the is full of concrete poems. This book would be a great daily RA to get your kids familiarized with different types of poetry and its also a way to model fluency. Scholastic talks about a few ways to use poetry in the classroom and I think this book would be perfect: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/bring-poetry-class....

kenyanellie You could have students create their own concrete poems after reading through this book. UDL 5.3: build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance and ESOL 29: Offer a variety of reference materials at the students‘ instructional level for independent use #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 5y
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The True Story of The Three Little Pigs is an awesome TL with a bit of a twist. The story is told from the wolves perspective and makes for a fun way to have kids think about the fact that there are two sides to every story. This book would be such a fun RA and you could use this website to help you make a lesson: truepigs.html.

kenyanellie This lesson has students form background knowledge by reading the original story of the three little pigs, UDL 3.1: activate or supply background knowledge and ESOL 36: ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses #ucflae3414f17 5y
CourtneyR Great idea by having the students read the original three little pigs, to build background knowledge. Then reading this version, they also could compare and contrast the two books. 5y
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We Are In A Book is the F story of Gerald and Piggie realizing they are in a book. This is a great book for CR because it is so interactive and it would definitely have students laughing.

kenyanellie Here is a lesson that has students brainstorm what it would be like to be in a book: http://study.com/academy/lesson/we-are-in-a-book-lesson-plan.html UDL 3.2. Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships and ESOL 36: Ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses. #ucflae3414f17 5y
Jbombardiere This seems like such a cute book to get students interested and wanting to participate in the interaction! Also love the brainstorming activity to get them thinking. 5y
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Bud, Not Buddy | Christopher Paul Curtis
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Bud Not, Buddy is the HF story of a 10-year old boy named Bud‘s life in 1936 Flint, Michigan. Bud is on a mission to find his father and on the way, Bud meets some wonderful people. This book would be a perfect addition to your classroom library for IR. This book is also a Newberry Award winner!

kenyanellie Here is a lesson for theme that uses this book: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/big-ideas-bud-... UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and ESOL 32: Use student pairs for team learning, especially for reports, experiments and projects #ucflae3414f17 5y
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Last Stop on Market Street is the story of CJ and his grandmother‘s Sunday rides on the bus. This story can show children of all ages that there is beauty in everything and sometimes it‘s the little things that matter the most. This is a Newberry Award winning RF book that is perfect for an RA.

kenyanellie This website shows so many ways to build background knowledge on topics from the book snd ideas for post-reading: https://sixtraitgurus.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/last-stop-on-market-street/
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emily_minnear This book sounds like a good read! I like that your link will help supply background knowledge on the topic. Good job! 5y
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Martins Big Words, the Jane Addams Award winner, is a wonderful B about the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. The book explores what was said to Martin in his childhood that inspired him to be such an iconic historical figure. This book would be a great RA during a history lesson.

kenyanellie This activity has students think about the “big words” and come up with some of their own: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-words-thin... UDL 3.1: Provide or active background knowledge by presenting MLK‘s I Have A Dream speech before activity and ESOL 4: Link lesson to prior knowledge #ucflae3414f17 5y
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Seedfolks | Paul Fleischman
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Seedfolks is a Newberry Award winner that follows 13 people from different walks of life coming together as a community to transform a vacant lot into a beautiful garden. This book would be a great RT to have groups of students create a script for a character and act it out in front of the class. The activity I found is here: seedfolks-poster.html UDL 5.1 and ESOL 32#ucflae3414f17

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Oh The Places You‘ll Go is the perfect RF book to end your school year with. This would be a great RA to get your kids excited to move on to the next grade and send them off with an inspiring message for the future.

kenyanellie The activity I chose has students write sentences to that include small or large goals for their future: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/elementary-school-activities/66066-dr-seuss-oh... UDL 1.2 and ESOL 16 #ucflae3414f17 5y
amandagrant A fantastic classic that will always have a place in my heart. One of my favorite Seuss books because of the practical message. Also, party edition? Need! 5y
kenyanellie Such a good read! I got it for my 8th grade graduation! 5y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder is a NY Times Bestseller that follows a boy named Auggie who has a rare facial deformity. The story follows him through all the ups and downs he goes through as he enters middle school. This book would be a great RA that you could read to your class daily. After you finish the book, you can have your students create their own picture in the style of Wonder: https://create.wonder.movie. #ucflae3414f17

kenyanellie During your RA you could use UDL 1.2: offer alt to auditory info and ESOL strategy 14: simplify speech by making it slower and 15: reinforce key ideas by asking questions as you read. (edited) 5y
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia is one of my favorite books of the semester! In the summer of 1968, Delphine and her two sisters are forced to visit their mother in Oakland, California. They are swept into the world of the Black Panther Party where they meet some interesting characters that soon become their friends. This book would be perfect for a LC and this website includes many activities that could go along with that:

kenyanellie http://files.harpercollins.com/PDF/TeachingGuides/0060760885.pdf. You can have students find current civil rights issues and have them present the issue to the class. UDL 3.1: activate or supply background knowledge and ESOL 4: link lesson to prior knowledge would be fulfilled by this activity. This book is a multi award winner including the Coretta Scott King Award #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
mayahearn This book sounds perfect for the classroom and I love the link you posted, it would be an awesome lesson and opportunity for the students! 5y
Jbombardiere I️ loved this book as well! Definitely a must read, I‘m glad I️ have I️t to add to my classroom library! 5y
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Here‘s my little ham of a brother showing you guys one of the best books ever! Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See is a classic book that can help primary students identify colors and animals. This would be a great S for these young children to show them the animals as you are storytelling.

kenyanellie There are also many activities like these that you could use: http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/Brown_Bear_edited_2012.pdf. UDL 1.2: offer alt. for auditory info and ESOL 14: simplify your speech by making it slower and 17: provide contextual support. Eric Carle, the illustrator, has won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
mayahearn I love the picture you used for this post, it‘s so sweet! This book is a great addition to any classroom. 5y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are is a book that I will always remember from my childhood. It was very special to me because it was also my mother‘s favorite childhood book and she even read to me from the same boom she had as a child. This is a story about a young boy named Max who‘s room turns into a forest right before his eyes. He travels to the place where the wild things are and becomes the king of all the wild things.

kenyanellie He soon becomes tired of the wild and travels back home. The book has since been turned into a movie so this could be the perfect way to have students compare and contrast the book to the movie. Here‘s a website that includes that idea along with other ways you can integrate this book into many different subjects: http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/where-the-wild-things-are 5y
kenyanellie This could be used as a RA with UDL 5.1: use multiple media for communication and ESOL 13: use preview/review activities and 17: provide contextual support. Where The Wild Things Are won the Caldecott Medal in 1964 #UCFLAE3414F17 (edited) 5y
mayahearn This book is a classic, it is such a cute story and it even has the movie now that goes along with it! I love the lesson plan you included in your post also. 5y
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These Hands | Margaret H. Mason
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These Hands is about a young boy named Joseph and his grandfather who could do anything. Well almost anything. His hands could do most anything, but mis bread dough at the Wonder Bread factory. This is an inspiring story of a man who was told no and decided to raise his voice. He joined the civil rights movement and made sure that “any hands can mix the bread dough, no matter their color”. #UCFLAE3414F17

kenyanellie This book would be a perfect RA to teach students that they can do anything today because people came together to fight for their rights in the past. My post-reading activity would be to have students create four sentences about what they can do with their hands using the same parallel structure “Look at these hands...” and ending with “- Yes I can.” The link is listed here: https://www.teachervision.com/literature-guide/these-hands-teachers-guide 5y
kenyanellie A UDL Strategy that could be used is: 3.2: highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships and ESOL 16: integrate speaking, listening, reading, writing activities (edited) 5y
DeannaT96 This is so absolutely wonderful! I️ love the book and the after reading is just great. You could involve this in a history lesson and have kids compare and contrast what “their hands” could have done then versus now. 5y
kenyanellie That‘s definitely a great idea! Thanks for your comment! 5y
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Lilly‘s Purple Plastic Purse is a wonderful story about an eccentric little girl who loves school and especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger. Lilly gets a cool new purse, jingly change, and sunglasses with a chain like Mr. Slinger‘s and simply cannot wait to show it off to her classmates, resulting in her getting them taken away. She is angry at first but soon realizes Mr. Slinger is right and makes amends with her favorite teacher. #ucflae3414f17

kenyanellie This book is the perfect RA. The activity I have found to go along with this is a character comparison between Lilly and Chrysanthemum. You could read these books together and fulfill UDL 3.1: activate or supply background knowledge and ESOL 7: show students how to use graphic organizers and 9: teach notetaking strategies by creating the graphic organizer. This book has won the Zena Surtherland Award (edited) 5y
HNager This is a great book for an RA, the comparison chart would be great for the younger grades. 5y
DeannaT96 I love this book! I definitely agree that it would be a wonderful read aloud and I think the activity would help students understand the characters better! 5y
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DrSpalding Text to text connections! Great find! Read aloud to your students every day! 5y
kenyanellie thank you everyone for your comments:) 5y
MorganH Lily is one of my favorite characters in childrens books because of this! Perfect for the classroom 5y
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