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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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This SF novel is the last in the Hunger Games series. The book continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, who agrees to unify the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical Capitol. This book could be beneficial if used as a LC. UDL 5.1 could be used if lit circles were to go digital! ESOL 10 could be used in lit circles.

kkimmelman This activity could be used to spark questions and ideas during lit circles https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-Mockingjay-Discussion-Questions.... #LAE3414sp19 7mo
sydneydaniels Love these books! This book in particular is a great book to read for higher level reader. 7mo
SofiaRoselli I loved this series when I was in middle school! This is such a great book for higher level fifth graders to read. It would definitely get them engaged and grow a love for reading. 7mo
DrSpalding Wonderful series. While I believe teachers pay teachers probably has helpful resources, because of the wildly popular books and movies, I would go straight to the publishers site for resources. 7mo
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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is a new take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, so funny and so original. This TL could be used as a DR and would be so fun! UDL 1.1 is a great way to customize the display of this text. ESOL 14 could be used if students seem to get flustered by pace. https://growingbookbybook.com/goldilocks-and-the-three-dinosaurs/ is a great activity to use. #LAE3414sp19

mluter I read this book too! Such a funny retelling of a classic! 7mo
DrSpalding Be sure to concisely and thoroughly explain the book. I agree this would be a fun dramatic reenactment or even storytelling. 7mo
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A Tale of Two Beasts | Fiona Roberton
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This F picture book is about a little girl who rescues a strange beast in the woods and carries him home, but the beast escapes! This book is a funny and charming tale about seeing both sides of the story that could be used as S. UDL 7.3 could be used to ensure students have their focus on the book. ESOL 4 could be used if students are asked about their experience of seeing different perspectives.

KAdudu This looks like a fun interesting story to read. I can‘t wait to read it! 7mo
sydneydaniels This book seems so cute! I definitely want to check it out. 7mo
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National Geographic Readers: Giraffes | National Geographic Kids
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Explore the African savanna with giraffes in this exciting NF reader. Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about these amazing animals. This level 1 reader is carefully leveled for an early independent reading or read aloud experience, perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow! UDL 6.3 and ESOL 43 would tie in well if this is used as an IR.

kkimmelman This activity would intrigue students and encourage them to keep learning more https://www.pinterest.com/pin/197173289915407311/. #LAE3414sp19 7mo
karamank I love giraffes and think students would be very engaged with the awesome activity you chose! Thanks for sharing! ☺️ @kkimmelman 7mo
sydneydaniels I would of loved this book as a kid! Great book to add to your classroom library. 7mo
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Ms.Bursey This text is supper cute, simple and has so much information. Good for a quick break break all while still learning! Good share 💛 7mo
Kcallihan I love giraffes!! This text looks like such a super cute way for students to receive science-based information! 7mo
DrSpalding I love giraffes and National Geographic! Excellent choice. No one does better than National Geographic when it comes to nonfiction for kids. 7mo
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This B Caldecott winning picture book employs the artist's lens to give us an extraordinary view of the life of Galileo Galilei. The author tells his story in language as simple as a fairy tale, in pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words, written more than 350 years ago and still resonant with truth. This could be used well an AS and with UDL 3.3 and ESOL 29.

DrSpalding Remember to relate the English learner and universal design principles to the resource. 7mo
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This F Caldecott winner puts kids in the driver's seat, letting them decide the difference between right and wrong. Mo Willems creates a fun story that could be used as RT if a student were to act as the pigeon and another acted as the bus driver. UDL 1.1 and 1.3 could be used to tie in RT. ESOL 17 in regards to body language and visuals would also tie in well.

kkimmelman This lesson on sentences https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Piegeon-Packet-Types-of-Sentences-17... would support a grammar lesson after reading this text. #LAE3414sp19 7mo
DrSpalding The pigeon books are beloved by children and adults alike. Add these to your classroom library. Again be sure to consult other resources beyond teachers pay teachers. 7mo
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A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein
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This P book is a collection of poems written by Shel Silverstein. These could be used as CR or DR depending on the poem chosen within the book. UDL 5.3 would be important since poems focus upon fluency. ESOL 14 may also be important when reading poetry and practicing fluency. This activity https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/material/light-attic-word-search would be fun for students. #LAE3414sp19

Olsonashley19 This was one of my favorites as a child. Shel Silverstein really is a great poet and needs to be preserved in the classroom. 7mo
wmaxflowers I used to love this book as a kid. I liked how your lesson plan included so many activities! 7mo
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This SF novel is set in a futuristic, dystopian Chicago, society is organized into five factions. Each faction places value solely on a specific virtue, which its members work to cultivate throughout their lives. There is Abnegation,Amity,Erudite,Candor,and Dauntless. Children are raised in their parents' faction, and once they turn sixteen, they have the option to choose for themselves which faction will be theirs for the rest of their lives.

kkimmelman These activities would be great for students http://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/divergentseries/. This book could be used as LC and UDL 2.3 could go well with the high level thinking this book can sometimes require. ESOL 36 would also be a great accommodation. #LAE3414sp19 7mo
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This P Newbery winner is a collection of 14 children's poems about insects such as mayflies, lice, and honeybees. The concept is unusual in that the poems are intended to be read aloud by two people. As such,this could be used as CR within the classroom. UDL 5.3 is an obvious choice when it comes to CR since it builds upon fluency. ESOL 14, 16, and 34 would all tie in nicely together when using this strategy.

wmaxflowers This book looks very wholesome and sweet. I liked how the lesson plan focuses on the literary devices in poems! 7mo
DrSpalding These are beautiful poems for science and choral reading! Use them in your intermediate classroom. 7mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This F Caldecott winner is a great addition to any classroom as an IR. Inspired by the true story of a gorilla who spent 30 years alone in a cage at an indoor zoo in a mall, this beautiful book imagines what that gorilla might have felt and said about his life. These unforgettable characters overflow with pain and love in an ultimately hopeful story about the healing power of art. UDL9.1 would work well to set expectations for independent reading.

kkimmelman ESOL 43 could work well to have students underline important facts as they read through the text. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comprehension-Exam-The-One-And-Only-... This lesson plan testing comprehension could ensure students are grasping the important details of the book. #LAE3414sp19 7mo
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This NF Pura Belpre winner makes excellent use of picture-book storytelling to bring attention to the 1947 California ruling against public-school segregation. The concise, informative text discusses how being banned from enrolling in an Orange County grade school because of her skin tone and Mexican surname inspired Sylvia Mendez‘ family to fight for integrated schools. UDL 2.4 would be fitting, as this text is translated to Spanish.

kkimmelman ESOL 24 would be excellent in teaching this lesson, as it can tie into the major themes of this book. This lesson https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Separate-is-Never-Equal-Sylvia-Mende... would also be great to tie in to teaching. #LAE3414sp19 8mo
kkimmelman A teaching strategy that could be used is RA. 8mo
Mmw2478 Impactful story. I have this book and love it for my class. 8mo
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This B picture book is a Caldecott award winner. This book is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr— it could be used as an AS for young readers. UDL 3.1 and 3.2 would tie in well with the AS as well as ESOL 42 and 43.

kkimmelman This lesson would work well when leading class discussions http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990 #LAE3414sp19 8mo
Mmw2478 I have seen this book in a lot of classrooms-need to get it. I like the resource you used. 8mo
wmaxflowers I picked this book for my Litsy posts as well! I liked how your lesson plan encouraged students to see M.L.K‘s impact in their lives today. 7mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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This Newbery winning SF novel is about a boy named Jonas who lives a so-called perfect world where everything is controlled by strict rules. This novel questions what is right or wrong for society, and how differences and choices make life good. Jonas is assigned to an important position in the community and is the only one who learns the truth about the past. This book would work well as an IR.

kkimmelman UDL 2.1 would be important to understand deep level symbols within the text. ESOL 6 would pair well with this UDL in order to be sure students are comprehending the symbols and meanings written. This lesson http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/memories-matter-g... would be excellent to tie in at the end of reading. #LAE3414sp19 8mo
DrSpalding A much better resource here! 7mo
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One Fine Day (Reprint) | Nonny Hogrogian
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In this TL Caldecott winning picture book a woman catches a fox drinking her glass of milk and cuts off his tail. The fox begs her for his tail back, and she agrees to return it if the fox replaces the milk he stole. The fox approaches a series of other animals and people, each of whom wants something in return for their help. After fulfilling everybody's needs, the woman sews the fox's tail back onto him.

kkimmelman This book would be used best for S. UDL 7.2 could be used by relating this story to situations students may have experienced. ESOL 36 could be used if teachers ask students higher level thinking questions related to the text. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vocabulary-Activity-for-One-Fine-Day... would be an excellent lesson plan to use after reading. #LAE3414sp19 8mo
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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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This HF novel is a Newbery award winner written by Lois Lowry. Told from the point of view of a young girl, readers will experience the hardships of growing up in the time during the Holocaust. This book could be used for a PR or book club to encourage students to read independently and build community. This lesson (http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/book-clubs-readin...) explains this idea well.

kkimmelman UDL 3.1 and ESOL 4 would tie in nicely together during this PR so students can understand the history of the Holocaust while reading from the point of view of a child during this time. #LAE3414sp19 8mo
DrSpalding I love the idea of partner reading this particular book. You could obviously use the author study presentation shared today as well as your RWT quality resource. 8mo
MGrace15 This is one of the many books written about the Holocaust which makes it so good! I remember reading it in middle school and really enjoyed it. 8mo
Edenmonet I remember reading this book in middle school and really liking it. I feel it‘s so important for students to read about difficult times in history, such as the Holocaust. This book could be read around the time of a history unit on WW2. 7mo
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The Mitten | Jan Brett
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Author and illustrator Jan Brett's love of folk and fairy tales is apparent in this beautifully illustrated picture book for little readers. Having carefully researched this Ukrainian tale, she renders each picture with true authenticity. This TL picture book will evoke warm and cozy feelings in readers any time of the year. Perfect to share with little ones, the simplicity of the story shines bright. This is used well as a SR.

kkimmelman This Scholastic lesson (https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/mitten-lesson-...) is excellent in teaching different aspects of this book. UDL 3.2 in highlighting big ideas goes very well with this lesson plan. ESOL 1 may also come in handy for questioning on unclear Ukrainian phrases. #LAE3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding Wonderful post! Scholastic is a high-quality site and while shared reading would be awesome, this story is a wonderful story for storytelling too! 9mo
dayuso1 Animal books seem to be very successful especially in the younger elementary age. Looks great! 9mo
MGrace15 I just got major flashbacks from my childhood from seeing this cover and I love it! Thank you for sharing! 8mo
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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This RF NY Times Best Seller is easily a tear jerker. The theme of the book is implicit and is that everyone has a right to be respected and loved for who they are. Throughout the book Melody hopes for a better life where people treat her with respect and don't treat her like she is stupid. She wants "normal" friends with whom she can communicate. She struggles to be herself and stay positive in spite of her disability.This book is great for LC.

kkimmelman This lesson (http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/analyzing-first-p...) is a great way for LCs to draw attention to the narration of the book. UDL 2.1 and 2.2 would work well to clarify narration and vocabulary. ESOL 32 would be great for LCs as well since it promotes teamwork. #LAE3414sp19 (edited) 9mo
DrSpalding Obviously you finished and I am guessing from your post, you cried. This is such a powerful book that I believe all teachers should read. Excellent resource that could align to any good fiction piece and nice job aligning UDL and EL strategies. 9mo
dayuso1 I've seen this cover before but never paid attention to it until your post. Now the "fish out of water" graphics makes a lot more sense! Thanks for just enough information to make this story seem compelling. 9mo
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Bud, Not Buddy | Christopher Paul Curtis
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Bud, Not Buddy is a HF children's novel written by Christopher Paul Curtis. The book received the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature. This book tells the story of a 10 y/o African American boy and his quest to find his father during the Great Depression. The novel begins in Flint, Michigan, at “the Home,” where Bud and other orphaned children wait to be placed into foster care. This will be Bud's third foster family.

kkimmelman I would use this book for a LC group. I would recommend the UDL 5.1 and 5.2 strategies in order to promote communication within the groups. I also would recommend ESOL 16 would be beneficial in order to promote a variety of learning within groups: speaking, listening, and writing. This lesson (http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/press-conference-...) would be useful to lead discussions. #LAE3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding You are reading widely and broadly. Another amazing award winner that teaches students about the past in an easily comprehensible way. 9mo
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This RF picture book written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson is rightfully awarded the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor awards. Any educator should consider adding this high quality book to their classroom libraries. With developmentally appropriate language, this book would be excellent as a RA in the elementary setting. This book teaches the lesson of being grateful for what you have and seeing the beauty in all things.

kkimmelman The UDL strategies 2.1 and 2.3 would be appropriate to support the high quality thinking and clarification of comprehension during a read aloud. ESOL strategy 1 regarding questioning for clarification is also useful in that it promotes students looking deeper into the text. 9mo
kkimmelman This lesson plan (https://downloads.teacherspayteachers.com/2/2733/2733045/effcafd7261fe6fedba358a...) provides an excellent layout for an effective read aloud. #LAE3414sp19 9mo
karamank @kkimmelman I adored this book from the moment you read it in groups! This book will really open students eyes to the real world! Thank you for sharing😊 9mo
DrSpalding My pleasure! Several of your peers read this book to the avatars today and it went well. Check out Channing‘s post about this book. She has a video that you should see! 9mo
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Summer of the Sea Serpent | Mary Pope Osborne
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This F novel creates adventure for readers. Jack and Annie are off on another mission for Merlin; luckily, they have Teddy to help. From underwater caves to mystical selkies, students will love to read this. This book would be best as IR. ESOL 42 and 44 could be beneficial in that timelines and thinking skills could be used to show deeper understanding. The UDL principals 3.3 and 3.4 regarding comprehension would be appropriate for this read.

kkimmelman This book was written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Sal Murdocca #LAE3414sp19 10mo
kkimmelman This lesson from Scholastic (https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/genia-connell/five-minute-reading...) on independent reading exercises is excellent. For example, if educators choose to have their students reading this book independently, they may have their students participate in fun “tweets” or “blogs” in order to show understanding of comprehension and promote the beginnings of a literature circle. (edited) 9mo
DrSpalding Wonderful book choice and resource noted. Check out the official MTH website too at https://www.magictreehouse.com/ Very well written @kkimmelman! You‘re following the rubric beautifully. 9mo
dayuso1 These books are great for IR. Easy to chunk and a great intro to chapter books. 9mo
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