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paulettevp

Joined January 2018

“You know you‘ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” -Paul S. 🌙
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One And Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate
Genre: MF
Award: Newbery
Grades: 3-8
Resources:
Audiobook
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6oi3PZc2ko

Teaching Guide
http://www.media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/597.pdf

Teaching Strategies: LC, IR, RA, PR, GR

paulettevp Summary:
The story takes place in the Exit 8 Mall where Ivan is displayed inside a jungle exhibit owned by Mack. His neighbor Stella is an elephant and she does entertaining trick. While Ivan just draws with a crayon. Ruby is the new elephant that befriends Ivan. Both of them can remember their past lives before the mall and tell each other about them. Ivan‘s drawing and proof of Mack‘s abuse saves them. They are finally safe at a zoo.
2y
paulettevp Classroom Application:
This book would be a wonderful GR. During the small groups, the teaching guide can be completed. The questions discussed aloud before being answered on paper. I would even do the extension activities just to reinforce the lesson. During whole group, discuss animal abuse, zoos, circus, and the types of animals in the story.
2y
paulettevp ESOL 6: Continually monitor students‘ comprehension.
Have students complete discussion questions on paper and ask questions to have them recall the story.
Follow-up with your own comprehension questions or open ended discussion questions that are answered verbally.
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paulettevp UDL 2.3: Support decoding of text.
Show student how to use thinkmarks.
Encourage them to use the thinkmarks as they read so you can check their work and understand their thinking.
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RaimeyGallant There's a #teachersoflitsy hashtag in case you're interested in finding other teachers on here. :) 2y
paulettevp @RaimeyGallant I am. I will look into it. THANK YOU SO MUCH! 😁 2y
RaimeyGallant My pleasure. :) 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L‘Engle
Genre: SF
Award: Newbery
Grades: 4-8
Resources:
Reading Guide
http://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/activities/migrated-files-in-body...

Main Theme Soundtrack for Movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKiDEE-5CuU

Teaching Strategies: L.C., RA, GR, IR, PR

paulettevp Summary:
Meg, Charles, and Calvin and Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs.Who, and Mrs.Which go on a journey to another planet to find the Wallace‘s father. Their father has been fighting the Dark Thing and has been imprisoned by IT. With love, Meg defeats IT in order to rescue Charles.
2y
paulettevp Classroom Application:
This book would be a great IR attached to a ELA/Reading packet or guide. The IR would be like an independent L.C. I would have my students complete the Scholastic BookFiles Reading Guide as they go through the book.
2y
paulettevp ESOL 9: Teach note taking strategies.
Model for students how to create a beginning, middle, end chart and a timeline.
Have student complete the B,M,E chart and timeline as he reads.
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paulettevp UDL 6.3: Facilitate managing information and resources.
Leave blank pages in the reading guide for student to take notes from both book and resources. Have charts already filled out as models for other strategies and have everything readily available.
2y
Cruzdia1 Hi Paulette, have you seen the movie yet? It definitely does the book justice. I read it for my choice assignment and I loved it! 2y
paulettevp @Cruzdia1 Really? I‘m going to have to go watch it. I‘m always nervous to watch a movie adapted from a book cause they either mess it up or do it right. I haven‘t seen any in-between. I loved the book too. 2y
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The Girl Who Drank The Moon
Author: Kelly Barnhill
Genre: Modern Fantasy
Award: Newbery
Grades: 5-12
Resources:
Book trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzTNIECAX5w

Lesson Plan with Book Talk!
http://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ms-girlwhodrankthemoon.pd...

Teaching Strategies: L.C., IR, RA, SR, PR

paulettevp Summary:
The Elders of Protectorate “sacrifice” newborns to the Xan each year. They tear the children from their mothers to keep fear in the town‘s citizens. Xan usually gives the babies to good families but decides to keep Luna who she raises with a dragon and a swamp monster as old as time.
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paulettevp Antain, nephew of an elder, threatens to expose them with his suspicion and disdain for such sacrifice. When Antain tries to kill the witch (Luna), the truth is discovered. Luna reconnects with her mother before Xan and Glerk become the big. 2y
paulettevp Classroom Application:
I would use this book for literature circles. They will have this book along with other similar books in the modern fantasy genre to choose from. They will meet during centers every two weeks. They will read the book independently at home and answer comprehension questions which they will discuss with their classmates along with completely their L.C. job.
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paulettevp ESOL 1: Teach questioning for clarification.
Encourage and model questioning for student so when he is confused about a part of a book, comprehension question, or L.C. job, he can ask freely. Have students write questions on a piece of paper as they think of them while they read or complete their work both at home and during independent time. Afterwords, they may bring these questions to the teacher or to their L.C.
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paulettevp UDL 8.2: Vary demands and resources to optimize challenge.
Change the L.C. job requirements as they move on to different chapter and/or books.
Offer varying resources both online and in the classroom each time.

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Cruzdia1 Looks like we read a lot of the same books! I also read this book however I had a hard time getting into it! I‘m glad you enjoyed it and found such useful resources! 2y
GraceNeg Everyone has negative comments about this book. I will have to read it and see 🤔 2y
paulettevp @Cruzdia I enjoyed the lesson plans and activities because they were really insightful but I also had a hard time getting through the book. I honestly don‘t know how it won an award. 2y
paulettevp @GraceNeg It‘s worth a shot. Everyone has different book tastes and you might end up loving it. 2y
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Charlotte‘s Web
Author: E.B. White
Illustrator: Garth Williams
Genre: MF
Award: Newbery
Grades: 3-8
Resources:
Free Ebook! 🕸🕷❤️
http://www.ebooks.rahnuma.org/1422091405-Charlotte_s_Web_Complete.pdf.html

Lesson Plan:
http://www.bu.edu/ccsr/files/2011/08/Charlottes-Web-lesson-plan.pdf

Teaching Strategies: IR, L.C., RA, RT, S

paulettevp Summary:
Fern saves Wilbur from being slaughtered by her father and nurtured him until he is sold to the barn down the road. He makes friends with Charlotte, the spider and is quickly fascinated by her. In order to avoid becoming dinner, Charlotte makes words in her spider web with the help of Templeton.
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paulettevp This gives Wilbur attention and makes him a famous pig and saves his life. Charlotte‘s children‘s take her place as resident spider when she dies but not in Wilbur‘s heart. 2y
paulettevp Classroom Application:
I would use this book for a guided reading in small groups during centers. I would read a chapter with my students and discuss it then have them complete comprehension questions that would discuss at the beginning of the next small group “meet”. I would also do an Author‘s Study with my students on E.B. White at the end of the Charlotte‘s Web Unit.
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paulettevp ESOL 27: Highlight written materials readability by enlarging the size print, organizing chapters meaningfully, and by writing headings that show introductions or transitions from on idea to another.
Print the free ebook in large print, organize the chapter, and write headings on the different events that happen during every few paragraphs or chapters and color code the transitions.
2y
paulettevp UDL 7.1: Optimize individual choice and autonomy.
Allow student to choose what set of comprehension questions to answer and what activity to complete.
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Cruzdia1 This was one of my favorite books growing up! 2y
paulettevp @Cruzdia1 Mine too! My copy was so beat up because I read it so much in the summer. 2y
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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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Number The Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Historical Fiction
Award: Newbery
Grades: 3-8
Resources:
RA by Chapters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t83wqXFqb7w

Teacher‘s Guide
http://www.fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/activity/35plan/number1.htm

Teaching Strategies: RA, IR, L.C., GR, PR

paulettevp Summary 2y
paulettevp The story takes place in Denmark. It begins with Annemarie and her best friend Ellen being stopped by German soldiers while Kirsti catches up to the girls. Their parents are not pleased by this event. When Mrs.Hirsch‘s store is closed because she is Jewish, Annemarie‘s parents tell her that things are going to get harder for Jews in Denmark. 2y
paulettevp Ellen must pretend to be Annemarie‘s sister. Annemarie even rips off the Star of David from Ellen to protect her from German soldiers who come to the house and keeps it even when Ellen goes to Sweden. Her family contribute to the effort of helping Jewish refugees until the war ends. 2y
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paulettevp Classroom Application:
I would have this book as a literature circle option from a set of holocaust books. I would tie the literature circles into Social Studies in order to discuss the Holocaust and WWII. Students will be able to connect the text to the world during these lessons.
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paulettevp ESOL 31: Write instructions and problems using shorter and less complex sentences.
Give them the same literature circle instructions with simplified text, assignment, and job description.
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paulettevp UDL 1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information.
Allow students the option to use RA on YouTube instead of just reading independently or partner reading.
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The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker Author: Patricia Hruby Powell
Illustrator: Christian Robinson
Genre: B
Awards: Scott King & Sibert
Grades: 4-7

paulettevp Summary:
Born in St. Louis during a time of segregation and blunt racism. Josephine was raised by her mother who was also a dancer but she cleaned floors for a living. When Josephine became an adult, she attempted to make it here in the USA but society was not welcoming. She took a risk to go live in France and that set her whole career on fire.
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paulettevp She was even a pilot and spy for France during the war. She loved France and France loved her. In her prime, she walked around Paris with her leopard, both wearing matching diamond necklaces. After two failed marriages, she finally married Bouillon who adopted 12 children with him. She lost all her fortune and had to return to the stage which ultimately tired her to death. 2y
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paulettevp She was the first African American Follies star and was among the wealthiest performers of her time. 2y
paulettevp Classroom Application:
I would use this biography as a Read Aloud during Social Studies specifically in February for Black History Month or March for Women‘s History Month. The biography sheds light to the obvious societal issues in her time period and how it affected her. Students could even PR for the second read before completing the activities.
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paulettevp ESOL 28: Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries.
Josephine Baker‘s biography meets this accommodation because she was not only American but she was also French(by choice).
I would assume that most ESOL students come from other countries outside the USA and she would be considered foreign to them.
2y
paulettevp UDL 3.1: Activate or supply background knowledge.
Assuming the students have an idea of segregation and how life was like back then especially for an African American women, they will be able to recall this information during the RA. If not, the before and the after reading will provide that background knowledge.
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Creepy Carrots!
Author: Aaron Reynolds
Illustrator: Peter Brown
Genre: MF
Award: Caldecott
Grades: K-2
Resources:
RA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JHtihBb34c

Lesson Plans
http://www.islma.org/pdf/monarchDocs/Creepy_CarrotsD.pdf

Teaching Strategies: RA, S, IR, GR, SR

paulettevp Summary:
Jack Rabbit eats carrots from Crackenhopper field any chance he gets. He‘s obsessed with them until one day the carrots start following his everywhere. His parents were blind to the creepy carrots so he had no choice but to fence them in so they wouldn‘t get out. Once he finished and left, the carrots celebrated their victory of not having eaten by Jack.
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paulettevp Classroom Application:
This story would be a great S (Storytelling). Toy carrots and a stuffed animal, rabbit, could be used instead of cut outs or puppets. It could also be used as a Read Aloud where students lift up cutouts of carrots whenever they see carrots on the page. Discuss the types of foods that rabbits eat, what they know about rabbits while actually eating carrots.
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paulettevp ESOL 17: Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language, and facial expressions.
Bring real carrots to the classroom that they can eat or manipulate.
Use facial expressions and body language when reading Creepy Carrots!
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paulettevp UDL 2.5: Illustrate through multiple media.
Not only read the story with the carrots and stuffed rabbit but play the read aloud video as an alternative.
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AndreaG I love the look of this book, and remember it from one of our reading assignments. 2y
paulettevp @AndreaG This is another book that I recommended all the time. I even have it on my phone. Yes! It was an article on the illustrator Peter Brown. 2y
devin.s I love these illustrations! This is a great book for the classroom! 2y
paulettevp @devin.s I definitely agree! 2y
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Wild Feelings | David Milgrim
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Wild Feelings
Author/Illustrator: David Milgrim
Award: Children‘s Choice
Genre: RF
Grades: K-2
Resources:
Similar Books
http://www.imaginationsoup.net/2015/10/19/picture-books-that-teach-about-emotion...

Teaching Strategies: RA, IR, PR, GR, SR

paulettevp Summary:
The story begins with the main character in a monkey suit standing on a chair. He asks questions as he changes animal suits whenever his feelings change. For example, he is in a chicken suit when he is scared. Soon, he find out that it‘s natural and everyone else changes suits as well.
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paulettevp Classroom Application:
This book would be wonderful for a guided reading during small groups. It‘s short which means it can be read quickly. It shows various examples of metaphor and can help students better understand figure of speech. It would also be useful when discussing feelings with students and what is appropriate and not appropriate for each one.
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paulettevp ESOL 15: Reinforce the key idea you present again and again.
Preview the term metaphor and the types of feelings in the book. Then review the examples of metaphor found in the book as well as the feelings they are representing. Give additional examples and allow student to share their own examples.
2y
paulettevp UDL 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols.
Create a vocabulary list with simplified definitions and pictures that represent each word.
Go over the vocabulary and symbolism before, during, and after the read.
Check for comprehension.
2y
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Ball for Daisy | Chris Raschka
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A Ball for Daisy
Author/Illustrator: Chris Raschka
Award: Caldecott
Genre: RF
Grades: Pre-K through 2
Resources:
Activities
http://www.images.randomhouse.com/teachers_guides/978035858611.pdf

Lesson plan
http://www.abcsofreading.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-ball-for-daisy.html

Teaching Strategies: RA, IR, GR, PR, S

paulettevp Summary:
The dog adore his red ball who he plays with all day and cuddles with at night. His owner takes him to the park where another dog destroys the red ball. The dog becomes depressed until the owner and the other dog‘s owner set up a play date where she brings him a replacement blue ball which he learned to adore just as much.
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paulettevp Classroom Application:
Since it‘s a wordless picture book, I think it would be a wonderful idea to have students read to each other in a PR which will allow them to interpret the story as they see the pictures and to describe/explain it to someone else. The student “reading aloud” can hold a red ball or a blue ball as it appears in the story.
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paulettevp After the PR, they will complete the “A Story Without Words” chart found in the first resource. They will attempt to understand their partner‘s story without any help and then they will share with each other what their story are about. 2y
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paulettevp ESOL 7: Show students how to use graphic organizers. Story Map.
Model before beginning the activity.
Have students complete a story map found in the first resource as they read.
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paulettevp UDL 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information:
They can cut the “A Story Without Words” Chart and make an actual “book” as they create their own story instead of working on a regular worksheet.
2y
juliette_kathleen I really love the idea of the students making an actual book. This will give them such a great sense of accomplishment and hopefully foster the desire to write more in their near and distant future! All the positive reinforcement for writing we can get is amazing! 2y
paulettevp @juliette_kathleen That‘s exactly what I was going for. Anything to motivate them to read and write. 2y
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You Are Not Small | Anna Kang, Chris Weyant
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You Are (Not) Small
Author: Anna Kang
Illustrator: Christopher Weyant
Genre: MF
Grades: Pre-K through 2
Resources:
RA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nkFU3go3dk

Short Activities
http://www.bridgetoreading.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/You-Are-Not-Small.pdf

Classroom Guide (Craft Activity & Math Lesson Plan)
http://www.g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kindle/merch/ACP/youarenotsmall_s...

paulettevp Teaching Strategies: CR, RA, S, RT, PR 2y
paulettevp Summary:
Two groups of bear-like creatures argue about who is small and who is big. Then other groups of bear-like creatures appear to dissolve the argument. The groups move on to more important matters like eating because they are hungry after all.
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paulettevp Classroom Application:
This an excellent RA story for math especially measurement. The lesson can be introduced with this book and you can have students participate in choral reading with the sentences, “You are big.” And “You are small. while holding up their cutout puppets.
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paulettevp The students will then use cut outs of the purple and orange bear-like creatures as measurements to figure out how much many creatures certain objects like chairs, books, and shoes are. The cutouts and charts can be found in the third resource. 2y
paulettevp ESOL 34: De-emphasize speed and emphasize accuracy of work.
Give students more than enough time to complete chart so they can make sure and double check their measurements. Remind students that it is not a race and that accuracy will count more than the time of completion.
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paulettevp UDL 4.1: Vary the methods for response and navigation.
Students will complete the hands-on activity which requires them walk around the classroom measuring these certain objects and have the option to write their response or share a chart with a partner so they will only have to say the measurement out loud to their partner who will write it.
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juliette_kathleen This book is so cute and simple. It actually made me laugh when I read it. I like the idea of tying math into the story. I think this is a great way to slip a math lesson in without it truly feeling like math. Awesome! 2y
paulettevp @juliette_kathleen Yes! I didn‘t even think of it during my first read then I saw all these great math lessons and it was like “Ah! That makes sense!”. 2y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where The Wild Things Are
Author/Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Genre: MF
Award: Caldecott
Grades: Pre-K through 5
Resources:
Animated RA with E-Book
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bptuYPvfgk

Curriculum Guide (Multiple Activities/Lesson Plan)
http://www.lfpl.org/kids/pdf/Sendak-2-3grade.pdf

Teaching Strategies: S, RA, IR, GR, PR

paulettevp Summary:
Max put on his wolf suit and began his night of mischief which caused him to be sent to his room without dinner. His room turned into another world where he sailed his boat for almost a year to arrive on the island of the Wild Things. He became their king but could smell food and began feeling lonely so he returned home. His dinner was waiting for him in his room.
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paulettevp Classroom Application:
This story can be presented through Storytelling with puppets as the ‘first read‘. The students will all have a “puppet” or cut out of the Wild Things that they will be able to manipulate whenever the Wild Things are present in the Storytelling. After their second read in the form of IR, discuss the vocabulary using the flashcards in the curriculum guide before a third read with partners or table groups.
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paulettevp ESOL 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities.
Speaking-> They will discuss what they would do if they were king of the Wild Things.
Listening -> They will listen to the story being presented in the form of Storytelling with puppets.
Reading-> They will read the story themselves for a ‘second‘ read.
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paulettevp Writing -> They will choose a question from a lists of prompts and be encouraged to write according to the prompt to the best of their ability. 2y
paulettevp UDL 7.1: Optimize individual choice and autonomy.
Let students choose their Wild Thing and partner.
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Beauty and the Beast
Author(Retold)/Illustrator: Jan Brett
Genre: TL
Award: None
Grade: 1-5
Resources: (Both include Beauty and the Beast)
Author Study Lesson Plan
http://www.united.k12.il.us/jeyler/personal/jbrettauthorstudyjeyler.pdf

Educator‘s Guide to Jan Brett
http://www.mackin.com/cms/uploads/eMackin/JanBrett_CurriculumGuide.pdf

Teaching Strategies: AS, S, RT, RA, IR

paulettevp Summary:
Beauty‘s father went from rich to poor and when he thought that his misfortune was about to end he asked her and her sisters what they wanted from their previous wealth. Her sisters asked for luxurious things but Beauty asked for a rose. On the way back home to tell them that the ship was spoiled, he finds shelter in a palace where he plucks a rose.
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paulettevp The Beast who lives in the palace considers this ingratitude and threatens him unless he brings back one of his daughters. Beauty decides to go and finds herself a guest instead of a prisoner. She is courted by the Beast and decides to bid farewell to her family so she may stay with him. The Beast dies while she is away and her tears and acceptance of marriage brings him back. Undoing the spell. 2y
paulettevp Classroom Application:
This book would be a great addition to an Author‘s Study on Jan Brett as described by the resources mentioned above. For ELA/Reading, personification and traditional literature can be discussed in detail as well as examples can be provided that are found in the text and outside the text.
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paulettevp In Social Studies, France and the time period being represented in the illustrations can also be discussed and researched within table groups to complete a World‘s Literature project where they all have a country and it‘s traditional literature in order to find out specific facts along with cultural aspects. 2y
paulettevp ESOL 2: Promote cooperation (small groups). Give each student a job and it‘s job description in order for them to know what they must do in the project and how they need to answer discussion questions with classmates. May also be paired with native speaker. 2y
paulettevp UDL 4.2: Optimize access to tools and assistive technologies.
Have student use tablet or laptop to complete the interactive word search retrieved from http://www.rif.org/literacy-central/word-search/beauty-and-beast-word-search.
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Henry's Freedom Box | Ellen Levine
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Henry‘s Freedom Box
Author: Ellen Levin
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Genre: HF
Award: Caldecott
Grades: 1-5
Resources:
RA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx9KI8jB7g8

Lesson Plan:
http://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/lesson-plans/migrated-featured-fi...

Teaching Strategies: RA, S, PR, IR, RT.

paulettevp Summary:
Henry was never allowed to know his birthday or have any freedom. He was a slave that torn from his family to go work for his master‘s son. Once he was an adult, he fell in love and made a family with Nancy. Their worst nightmare came true when Nancy and their children were sold. Henry became depressed and decided to escape in a box to Pennsylvania where he had friends. Once there, Henry “Box” Brown finally got a birthdate.
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paulettevp Classroom Application:
This eye-opening story could be interpreted as a RT by creating a script for the various characters and the narrator (who speaks the majority of the time). The student Henry could even get inside a “box”. During social studies, the class could discuss the Underground Railroad, slavery, various escape methods, and even there freedom symbolized by the bird.
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paulettevp ESOL 10: Teach think, pair, share strategies in cooperative groups.
Have students complete the think, pair, share organizer with their table group as they conduct partner reading so they can truly comprehend the story.
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paulettevp UDL 1.2&1.3: Offer alternatives for visual and auditory information.
Have the student‘s watch and listen to the RA after the RT.
They will be able to recall the story as well as hear in a different format.
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paulettevp Classroom Application:
This eye-opening story could be interpreted as a RT by creating a script for the various characters and the narrator (who speaks the majority of the time). The student Henry could even get inside a “box”. During social studies, the class could discuss the Underground Railroad, slavery, various escape methods, and even the freedom symbolized by the bird.
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AndreaG I remember this being discussed during book boost. I want to read this one. 2y
paulettevp @AndreaG You should! It‘s a really good book. I highly recommend it. I totally understand why it was a book boost. 2y
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One Leaf Rides the Wind: Counting in a Japanese Garden | Celeste Davidson Mannis, Susan Kathleen Hartung
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One Leaf Rides the Wind
Author: Celeste Davidson Mannis
Illustrator: Susan Kathleen Hartung
Genre: P
Award: Fall 2012 Parent‘s Choice
Resources:
Short Lesson Plan
http://www.penguin.com/static/pages/youngreaders/images/PoetryMonth_Back1.pdf

Lesson Plan
http://www.writing.umn.edu/mwp/summer/2003/2003%20images/2003%demos/roholtcdemo....

paulettevp Summary:
The haiku begins with one leaf flying away past the garden‘s guard dogs and miniature bonsai trees. The main character goes through a whole day in the garden and it‘s building. She has tea and food at the treehouse. She even naps near the pond and plays with the nine koi fish. When the lanterns turn on to guide the path in the dark, she is able to reach towards the sky for the leaf.
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paulettevp Classroom Application:
This beautifully written and illustrated haiku can be used in multiple ways in Social Studies, Math, and ELA/Reading. The poem counts from 1-10 and gives examples as it goes on. This would be a wonderful GR during Math because students learning how to count can use the story to memorize the numbers and their application.
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paulettevp In ELA/Reading, the haiku and symbolism can be discussed. In Social Studies, Japanese culture, Buddhism, Japanese history, and architecture can be discussed and studied. 2y
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paulettevp ESOL 7: Show students how to use graphic organizers. (Thinking Map.)
Model for the students how to do a thinking map found in the short lesson plan by Penguin.
Partner the student with a native speaker if possible and have them complete the thinking map that allows them to think about their own special place for a text to self connection.
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paulettevp UDL 3.1: Activate or supply background knowledge.
By discussing the symbolism, culture, and history in the poem, you are supplying the student with background knowledge on Japan.
This book can be used as a read aloud before discussing Japan as well.
They may be able to connect it or differentiate it to their own culture.
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paulettevp Grades: Pre-K through 2 2y
paulettevp Teaching Strategies: GR, PR, IR, S, SR 2y
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See Me Run | Paul Meisel
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See Me Run
Author/Illustrator: Paul Meisel
Genre: F*
Award: Geisel
Grades: Pre-K through 2
Resources:
Brief Book Description
http://www.paulmeisel.com/see-me-run/

Vocabulary Activity with Flashcards
http://www.holidayhouse.com/docs/HH_ReadActKitLoRes.pdf

Teaching Strategies: RA, CR, PR, IR, SR

paulettevp Summary:
This quick read picture book is about a dog‘s day at the park. The dog is playing with a group of other dogs who are chasing him. They take a break from running to play in the mud. Then, the start digging and discover a dinosaur who ends up chasing them.
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Classroom Application:
I would use the book as a RA in Science as well as Language Arts/Reading. The science component can be done using the dinosaur, bones, and different animals more specifically different breeds of dogs. You could have the students guess what kind of dinosaur was found and what breed is the main character. The story also shows a repetition of short vocabulary words and onomatopoeia.
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paulettevp ESOL 13: Preview and Review Activities.
Preview the vocabulary words‘ flashcards before RA. Go over the activity before conducting it and then review the activity, vocabulary words, and the story after the activity.
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paulettevp UDL 2.5: Illustrate through Multi-Media.
Give students a laptop or tablet to go over the vocabulary words in the format of a PowerPoint with GIF, moving images, that demonstrate the meaning of the vocabulary words. For example, the word “Run” would have a GIF of a dog running.

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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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Actual Size
Author and Illustrator: Steve Jenkins
Genre: NF
Grade Level: PreK-2
Awards: Booklist Editor‘s Choice Children‘s Book
Teaching Strategies: RA, PR, IR, AS, S
RA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imPT5A_C8hI
Actual Size is a wonderful book choice for a math or science lesson. The book is about various animals around the world with a short description on each animal. It could be used for a RA.
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paulettevp UDL 2.1: The teacher can make appropriate pauses during the RA to clarify any vocabulary being used in the book. 2y
paulettevp ESOL 30: The student could draw diagrams of the animals with descriptive vocabulary as they follow along with a classmate. 2y
AshleyC I read this book for my TeachLive! It can be an interactive read in the classroom. It states very interesting facts about animals that children may have not known. 2y
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DrSpalding I like that you‘ve highlighted that this book could be used to teach math and science concepts while also modeling appropriate read aloud skills. Well done. (edited) 2y
paulettevp @AshleyC I cannot wait to use this book in a classroom. Kids love learning those interesting facts like you mentioned especially if one of them is their favorite animal. 2y
paulettevp @DrSpalding Thank you. I try to think about how each book could improve students read aloud skills because I‘ve noticed how much they need strong skills and practice. 2y
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Last Stop on Market Street
Author: Matt de la Peña
Illustrator: Christian Robinson
Genre: RF
Award: 2016 John Newbery Medal & 2016 Caldecott Medal
Teaching Strategies: IR, PR, CR, RA, IR
RA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOXez4mN7oU
CJ‘s nana gives him the perspective about focus on what you have rather than what you lack. All the while taking him to the Soup Kitchen after Church. He encounters different people on that short “journey”.

paulettevp I think this a great book for CR because of CJ‘s complaints are met by his grandmother‘s quick responses. Students can practice fluency while being motivated to follow along and practice reading. 2y
paulettevp UDL 5.3: They may have a shoulder partner help them through the CR as the strategy builds on fluency. 2y
paulettevp ESOL 16: By having the students follow along with the reading while participating in the Choral Reading they will be integrating speaking, listening, and reading in one activity/strategy. 2y
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paulettevp Grade Levels: PreK-2 2y
JordanL Good ideas with your UDL, it really goes well with the grades you have set as well. I liked CR as to get students interacting to go with building fluency skills. Great post! 2y
DrSpalding Choral reading is a wise choice. This wonderful picture book won the Newbery 2016 as you noted. Valuable resource and nice alignment. 2y
paulettevp @JordanL Thank you! Building fluency was my first thought when I read the book too. 😄 2y
paulettevp @DrSpalding Thank you! I‘m really starting to realize the quality of the books that have won awards compared to the ones that have not won any awards. This book is great. 2y
paulettevp Resource: RA by Author https://vimeo.com/195970431 2y
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Before You Came | Patricia MacLachlan, Emily MacLachlan Charest
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Before You Came
Authors: Patricia MacLachlan & Emily MacLachlan Charest
Illustrator: David Diaz
Genre: RF
Award: 2011 Publishers Weekly
Teaching Strategies: IR, RA, S, PR, GR

A woman tells her newborn the things she used to do before motherhood. Now all those things are for her child and not just her anymore. She didn‘t have everything because she didn‘t have her child.

paulettevp This book can be used for IR because it‘s short, simple, and full of vocabulary words. 2y
paulettevp UDL 3.2: Through a small group session the teacher could go over the patterns and critical features while allowing the students to discuss which big ideals they saw and what relationships were made in the story. 2y
paulettevp ESOL 9: The students can take notes as they read the story in order to complete a RCRR (Read, Cover, Remember, & Retell) which will also allow them to practice their comprehension. 2y
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paulettevp Grade Levels: K-3 2y
DrSpalding You have included the essential information. This sounds like a great book. You are correct that quality children‘s literature can be used in many ways. 2y
paulettevp @DrSpalding Thank you. I found this book and instantly had to check it out because I think some of the best books have many uses and if they can teach students about life even better. 2y
paulettevp No online resources available. No RA, lesson plans, or activities. 2y
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Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School
Author and Illustrator: David Mackintosh
Genre: RF
Book Award: Fall 2011 Picture Books Parent‘s Choice
Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw_yyiXj2ts
Harper Collins‘ Lesson Plan: http://static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/ommoverride/Marshall_Armstrong_TN.
Teaching Strategies: PR, RA, S, SR, & IR

paulettevp Marshall Armstrong is the new kid who happens to be better prepared, more attentive to Ms. Wright, and eats weirder food than the narrator. Despite their differences, the narrator warms up to Marshall and even welcomes new students. 2y
paulettevp The students could participate in PR. After the reading, they should discuss how it feels to be the new kid and what they would do if they had a new classmate. 2y
paulettevp UDL 2.1 During PR, students could clarify vocabulary and symbols in the story to each other and may even use the dictionary to look up unfamiliar terms. ESOL 2 During the PR, students will be learning cooperation while listening to and discussing the story. 2y
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paulettevp Grade levels: K-3 2y
DrSpalding Harper Collins has amazing resources for their books. Excellent choice. Often times you will have new children in your classrooms. What a great book to add to your library. 2y
paulettevp @DrSpalding I will keep that in mind for future assignment and lesson plans. It seems to me that some schools have classrooms with a rotating door because of so much mobility and books like these help. (edited) 2y
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The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
Author: Selina Alko
Illustrators: Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
Genre: Non-Fiction
Book Award: Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2015
Grades: 3-5
RA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8ur1SPDTgQ
Teaching Strategies: RA, PR, SR, IR, AS
“Tell the court I love my wife and it is just unfair that I can‘t live with her in Virginia.” -Richard Loving

paulettevp The case for loving is beautifully written and illustrated in a flurry of butterflies, hearts, flowers, and music notes. The book tells the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple, whose love was controversial in 1957 well through 1966 but fought to be recognized and achieved that goal. It‘s the perfect book to introduce complex topics and even start conversations about discrimination and segregation. (edited) 2y
paulettevp You could use this book in Social Studies and ELA/Reading. This book is an ideal RA pick. The teacher could read to her students and take pause to discuss the events that are happening in the book and the time period. UDL 3.1 can be met through partner discussion of discrimination, segregation, and historical events relating to each one. They may also be supplied a timeline of such events. ESOL 36 can be applied during discussion time as the (edited) 2y
paulettevp teacher asks the student higher level questions that met his/her language proficiency yet motivated the student to answer with a higher level response. 2y
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DrSpalding What a timely read. We need more books like this in our classrooms! Excellent choice and excellent post. 2y
paulettevp @DrSpalding Thank you. I think so too. I never see enough of these. It‘s definitely been my favorite read so far. 2y
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