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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom | Bill Martin, Jr.
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This P book by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault but illustrated by Lois Ehlert is about the letters of the alphabet racing up the coconut tree. It‘s a great book for CR because the rhyme will make it easier to make a rhythm for the students to follow along. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This could go with UDL principle 1.3 to provide multiple ways for the students to understand the book and EL strategy #14 for the students to follow along as well. 1mo
maciforster This link is great for a whole group or small group cooperation: http://lessons.atozteacherstuff.com/49/fun-with-chicka-chicka-boom-boom/ 1mo
Jewelwinkler This book could would be great for those auditory learns since it incorporates music into literature 1mo
DrSpalding Fun resource and nice universal design and English learner strategy alignment. While this does rhyme, what genre is this book really? 6d
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This F book is by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. It‘s about the crayons protesting Duncan (the human who uses the crayons to color). Each of the crayons have a reason to quit in which they explain why they quit and what Duncan needs to do better. It won the Goodreads in 2013. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This goes with UDL principle 5.1 to teach the students about how to communicate and EL strategy #17 so that the students can be able to understand some things that could be confusing. This book would be great for RT as each student acts like an upset crayon. 1mo
maciforster This link has a few activities that you can use for your students, like a word search: http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/day-crayons-quit-activities/ 1mo
Jewelwinkler I loved when Dr. Spalding read this book and I loved it. Children will love to do art activities with this book. 1mo
DrSpalding This is the a epitome of quality modern fantasy! Excellent resource and it would be a very fun readers theater. (edited) 6d
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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This TL book by Madeleine L‘Engle is about Meg Murray, Charles Wallace, and his mother are eating when someone is at their door. Charles ignores it but their father has been experimenting with time-travel before he disappeared. The siblings and their friend Calvin decide to search for their father in space. It won the Newberry in 1963. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This goes with UDL principle 2.4 to make sure that all students are able to relate to what‘s going in throughout the book. It also goes with EL strategy #6 since it is a more challenging book. You can use IR for this book so that students will be able to take their time with this book and discuss at their own pace. (edited) 1mo
maciforster This website is provided by the author of the book which would be great for discussion: https://www.madeleinelengle.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Wrinkle-in-time-guide... 1mo
fabozzia I‘ve never heard of this book! It sound very intriguing. Definitely a must have for a classroom library! 1mo
DrSpalding Going straight to the author as a resource is wise. Continue to do this in the future. This book could be an independent read but also could be used as a read aloud. You would need to aid students comprehension due to the science fiction genre and its complexity. 6d
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This SF book written by Lamar Giles and illustrated by Dapo Adeola is about two cousins who extend the last day of summer by freezing time. They learn more than they should through the frozen time and learn that endless time is not the fun they thought would come. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This goes with UDL principle 3.3 to help students visualize the book and EL strategy #36 to increase a students thinking. You can use S for this book because it has an interesting enough topic to act out but too long for reader‘s theatre. (edited) 1mo
maciforster I wasn‘t able to find any activities for this book but you could tie in math when it comes to counting for hours and learning from mistakes 1mo
AlyssaB Sounds like a great book to read for the kids. 1mo
fabozzia This sounds like such a fun book! Either for the first day of school or last. Love it! 1mo
DrSpalding Remember that the book it‘s self contains elements that could be taught in any language arts lesson. Look at the read, write, think website as a resource. 6d
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I Am Enough | Grace Byers
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This P book by Grace Byers and pictures by Keturah A. Bobo is about finding acceptance to love who you are, how to be respectful and kind to one another. This book would be great for a CR as it goes to a rhyme so it‘s something that everyone can sing along to. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster It won New York Times best seller and Goodreads as well. It goes along with UDL principle 9.1 to explain your expectations so your students can set them as well. Also with EL strategy #3 to boost their confidence in themselves 1mo
maciforster Here is a story mapping activity that pairs with the book it can be used based on the student‘s level: https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=58034&lf_id=9 1mo
DrSpalding Story mapping is an excellent idea for this title and you have done a nice job with your universal design and English learner strategies once again. This is a beautiful book! Just because something rhymes does not mean it‘s poetic. This is realistic fiction. 6d
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This B book written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier is about how Martin Luther King Jr. used words to protest for equal rights for all Black people. When he was growing up, all he saw would be “Whites Only” and he wanted change, so he made it. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book won the Caldecott and Jane Addams. It pairs with EL strategy #4 because it‘s talking about something the students should be taught every year in which they go more and more in depth. Also with UDL principle 7.2 to relate it with what may be happening in the present. You can use LC for this book to get more discussions for this book in a smaller group. (edited) 1mo
maciforster This website has a bunch of activities teachers can use with their students to ask tie in history: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words 1mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent biography and of course it works beautifully with social studies concepts. Reading is fundamental is a high-quality resource. 6d
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The Rainbow Fish | Marcus Pfister
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This F book by Marcus Pfister is about a beautiful rainbow fish learning how to make friends by sharing something that it holds deep to its heart, the scales. It would be a great PR as you share a book with a friend while learning about sharing and making friends. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This pairs with EL strategy #2 to help with making friends and UDL principle 8.3 as well. This link gives plenty of activities that younger kids can do relating to the book: http://themes.atozteacherstuff.com/118/the-rainbow-fish-lesson-plans-activities-... (edited) 1mo
Alexush Omg this brings back so many memories! As soon as i saw the book i started remembering my mom reading it with me! 1mo
DrSpalding This book has such a beautiful message! Use this in your future classroom. 6d
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Big Words for Little People | Jamie Lee Curtis
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This NF book by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell is about helping little people (children) learn big words for big people (adults) to help connect everyone together. This is such a cute book that teachers can use as a RA since there are such big words a teacher will need to guide the students through the book. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book can be connected with EL strategy #5 so that students can follow along with the book and UDL principle 2.1 to go along with the big words (edited) 1mo
maciforster This website gives a few classroom activities that you can use with your students: http://files.harpercollins.com/PDF/TeachingGuides/0061127590.pdf 1mo
DrSpalding Remember that nonfiction is factual information. Using your genre flip guide, what genre is this? Excellent idea going to the publisher website for a quality resource. 6d
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This TL book is by Simms Taback. It is about an old lady who swallowed a fly and then continued to swallow other animals to catch the animal she has swallowed previously, such as how she swallowed the spider to catch the fly. It won the Caldecott. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book would be great for S because it‘s easy enough to remember and keep the students engaged. It goes with UDL principle 9.3 when thinking of why she did it and relate it to a student‘s own experience. It‘s also EL strategy #17 to help guide the students along the way 1mo
maciforster This website is great for activities that you can do related to this book: https://www.funwithmama.com/old-lady-swallowed-a-fly-printables/ 1mo
DrSpalding Excellent choice for quality children‘s literature and as you know traditional literature is just right for storytelling. Good choice. 6d
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This RF book by R.J, Palacio is about Augie Pullman transition into middle school. He was born with a craniofacial abnormality and his parents try to transfer him from home school to a private middle school. It follows him making friends, being bullied, and finding his way in middle school, being accepted for who he is. It won the Young Reader in 2015. #ucflae3414

maciforster This book would be great for IR since it is a chapter book. The students would be able to discuss and read it at their own pace to be able to fully comprehend the book. You could use UDL strategy 3.2 to help develop the relationships throughout the book. Also with EL strategy #2 when doing a discussion to help those struggling along the way 1mo
maciforster This website is great for activities you can do with your students related to the book: https://www.google.com/amp/s/thediscoveryapple.com/2017/10/16/10-activities-and-... 1mo
DrSpalding I am so happy you chose this independent literature circle option. I believe this book should be read by all teachers. 6d
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This F book is written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown. It is about Jasper picking a carrot out of the ground and hearing a strange noise. But he turned around and didn‘t see anything except the carrots. However, carrots soon start following him everywhere from the bathroom to late at night. It is a Caldecott Honor as well. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book would be great for a RA, especially around Halloween. This website has some great ideas on activities you can do with your students: https://mrswillskindergarten.com/creepy-carrots-lesson-plans/ 1mo
maciforster I think it can tie into UDL principle 2.4 in case some students are unfamiliar with the theme of Halloween. The EL strategy #20 to help with the vocabulary 1mo
Alexush The class I‘m volunteering for did the cutest activity for this book and loved it! 1mo
DrSpalding You have easily aligned universal design and English learner strategies in your posts. This is a wonderful modern fantasy selection and I love that Alexus saw this in action in a current classroom. Use this in your classroom. 6d
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Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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This is RF book is by Oge Mora. It is about when Omu makes an amazing stew for dinner everyone starts smelling it and asks her for a taste. There is a wide range of people who come to her from a little boy to a hot dog vender. After Omu gives everyone a taste, there is none left for her. So everyone gives a sweet surprise at the end! It also won the Caldecott. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book would be great for a RA as it teaches about community and gratitude. This website has a great idea that you can do with the children as well: https://happilyeverelephants.com/home/2018/11/20/thank-you-omu-by-oge-mora 1mo
maciforster It pairs with UDL principle 3.1 and EL strategy #24 as you can learn about gratitude from other cultures and activate a child‘s background knowledge of what they should already know 1mo
kgarzon This was a beautifully illustrated book, perfect for a RA! I definitely need to get it for my classroom. 1mo
DrSpalding There are so many wonderful ways to share this book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it aloud! This is quality realistic fiction. 6d
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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This is a NF book by Chelsea Clinton, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. It is an inspiring book talking about 13 women that have persisted throughout their struggles and of everyone telling them no. It talks about how these women have helped shape our country, spoken out for what is right. It is so empowering, something I cannot wait to add to my classroom library. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster I think this would be great for RT as students will be able to act as these women and learn about them through stepping into their shoes. Here is a website about a basic activity that you can use to learn about main ideas: https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=55160&lf_id=1 1mo
maciforster This follows EL strategy #3 with teaching how to never give up and UDL strategy 3.2 to connect the students with these women mentioned 1mo
DrSpalding You are correct that this is non-fiction however there is another genre that better suits this title that is an anthology of 13 famous women. What genre? 6d
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This book was SF by Faith McNulty and illustrated by Steven Kellogg. It is all about some fun facts when going to the moon from what you will eat, how far to travel, to activities you can do to help pass the time. It isn‘t a bad book but it isn‘t something that I would read to my students knowing they may not be interested. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster It would be great for IR so that the students who are interested in Space will find this book enjoyable. This website is great for fun little activities to do if you choose to use it as a read aloud instead: https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-3-5/30871-if-you-decide-t... 1mo
maciforster This could go along with EL strategy #39 since it relates to science and UDL principle 7.1 so that the students would be able to choose this book if they wanted to 1mo
DrSpalding This is an honest post. This would be a good book to use as a read aloud during a science unit however… It is not science fiction if the book provides factual information. What genre? 6d
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The Cat in the Hat | Dr. Seuss
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This TL picture book by Dr. Seuss is about a stranger, who happens to be a cat, walk in to the home of Sally and Sam who is having a slow day since their mother isn‘t there. The cat comes to lighten their day up, assuring them that their mom won‘t mind until he makes too big of a mess! With Dr. Seuss being such a big author, it would be great to use this book as an author study. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This website is all about Dr. Seuss which would be great for the author study and used throughout the week to celebrate his birthday: https://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorAuthor.php 2mo
maciforster This can go with UDL principle 2.4 since his books are universally known and EL strategy #8 for each activity 2mo
kradebaugh Most fun book to read. Great choice for the ESOL strategy 2mo
katiehamlin I love that you incorporated this website to use. It‘s full of amazing things! 2mo
DrSpalding This is not traditional literature. When you look at that cat in the hat, what genre do you see? 6d
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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This P picture book is written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. It focuses on the relationship between the boy and tree. When the boy grows up he stops coming around until one day he asks for money from the tree, she gives. He stops showing up once more, only to come back and ask for a house, the tree obliges, though just wanting to play. He doesn‘t come back for a while until he‘s older and asks for a boat... #ucflae3414f19

maciforster She gives him her trunk to create a boat, once more he doesn‘t come back for a while. When he does, the tree is only a stump and has nothing left to offer, but all the boy wanted was to sit. This book could be used as a LC, in which they can go into centers afterward and do the activities that I found at each center: http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/Giving-Tree-Lesson-Plans.html 2mo
maciforster This could go well with UDL principle 7.2 when finding the significance and EL strategy #16 2mo
kradebaugh I am going to have to read this book. I have read the Wishtree and the Surrender Tree. Thank you for the idea. 2mo
DrSpalding This is a helpful resource. While it is a good read aloud, we also saw that it could be a readers theater. That resource is on the Google site for your use in the future. 6d
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This is F telling the story of how the game rock, paper, scissors came to be through each individual item never finding someone to beat until they meet each other and continuously defeat and get defeated. They never stop playing with each other from there on. It won the New York Times Best Seller and would be such a fun RT in which the children are able to stay engaged and get to run around a little bit. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This can be pairs with UDL principle 1.1 and EL strategy #6 through asking questions while reading or performing. This website has great discussion questions to get that higher-order thinking put into place, even with such a fun book: https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/the_legend_of_rock_paper... (edited) 2mo
DrSpalding This is such an awesome book! I can‘t imagine telling students to choose, rock, paper, or scissors prior to reading aloud and then having them play the game afterwards! This would enhance motivation for listening and comprehension. Excellent resource included! Continue using Florida media Ed. 6d
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This is a RF picture book by Matt De La Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson. It is about a boy, CJ, and his nana‘s trip to the bus station and on the bus itself. CJ usually doesn‘t mind it except for today. He kept asking questions, for example, why they have to wait out in the rain, and why they don‘t have a car. Nana is able to show him the reasons why through what the world has to offer. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book has won Newberry and Coretta Scott King. It was Caldecott‘s Honor book. It would be a great RA because the message behind the book is very positive having students look deeper into why their family may do things a certain way. This can fit the UDL principle 1.3 with being able to tell what the book is about through pictures and EL strategy #3 (edited) 2mo
maciforster This website gives a variety of discussion questions and activities that the teacher and students can tackle: http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html 2mo
DrSpalding Many of your peers used this resource! I agree that this is a wonderful read aloud and you could facilitate text to world connections with this award winner. 6d
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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This HF book by Rita Williams-Garcia tells about these 3 sisters who moved from New York to Oakland, California for the summer to visit their mom, who abandoned them. The book, as you can see, won many awards: Scott O‘Dell, Newberry, Coretta Scott King, National Book, and New York Times Best Seller. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book should be used for either LC or IR. It is a chapter book so I think it would be better for students to take their own time to read and comprehend it. This is a portion of a lesson plan: https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/One-Crazy-Summer-Discu... I think using this will combine with UDL principle 8.3 and EL strategy #10 2mo
DrSpalding This historical fiction title could be a very good independent read to support social studies or as we used it, a literature circle. Well done and excellent resource. 6d
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Malala's Magic Pencil | Malala Yousafzai
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This is a B picture book by Malala Yousafzai and illustrated by Kerascoët. It is about how, when she was younger, she wished for a magic pencil to solve her problems. As she got older, her problems got more serious, she wasn‘t allowed to go to school anymore but she persisted. She traded in her magic pencil for a real one and started writing and sharing her story for others to stand behind her and fight for women‘s education. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book won the the Nobel Peace Prize. I think it is great for a RA because even though this book is an autobiography, it is something that can spark an easy and in-depth conversation. This a pdf version of some activities that you could use after a read aloud: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/malala-s-magic-pencil-lesson-ideas-to-acco... 2mo
maciforster This follows UDL principle 3.3 and EL strategy #4 to help complete the first activity 2mo
DrSpalding You used this book in your social studies unit plan as a read aloud! Nice use of this biography to inspire students and show them what courage truly looks like! (edited) 6d
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