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The Grouchy Ladybug | Eric Carle
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In this fictional book by Eric Carle, readers quickly follow alongside a grouchy ladybug who doesn‘t have any manners and who thinks it‘s better than anyone else. This is a great book for teaching time, manners and friendship. UDL 9.3 allows students to develop self assessments and reflections, while recording lectures on audio tapes would be helpful for students who aren‘t exposed to English very much (EL 21). #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/grouchy-ladybug-lesson-plan/ offers to lesson plans teaching children about animals and their sizes. These lesson plans make way for great extension lessons, and you could even use the book “Actual Size” too! 5y
RossoS Sounds like a good book🙌🏼 It‘s great that your resource provided ways to incorporate math. It‘s always fun incorporating other subjects 5y
DrSpalding Teaching strategy would you use…? I think it makes a great read aloud and storytelling. 5y
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This fictional book by Drew Daywalt gives us perspective and to why all the crayons quit and how they end up coming back to work. It‘s a great book for children to read and analyze while having fun. This book would be best used as an independent read, or even a readers theater. UDL 3.2 highlights patterns, critical features, big ideas and relationships throughout the book. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney EL 22 allows for enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions. 5y
prissy.mooney www.crayonspicturebooks.com/day-crayons-quit-activities has an educators guide in PDF file form, for grades K-5 teachers. Inside it are suggested assignments, extension activities and writing prompts 5y
ATejada I really can‘t wait to get my hands on this book! I heard it is so funny! Great post and thanks for sharing! 5y
DrSpalding Excellent book. Excellent resource. So much fun!❤️🖍 5y
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The Tiny Seed | Eric Carle
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This science fiction book by Eric Carle is fantastic for all elementary school students to learn about the journey of a seed growing into a plant. This would be a great book for independent reading or even guided reading to monitor students‘ comprehension (EL 6). UDL 6.4 enhances capacity for monitoring progress throughout the story. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney www.carolhurst.com/titles/tinyseed.html has awesome resources to use within the parameters of the book. From math, to language arts, to science, there are activities that can be used with any age group to get the class started. The site also has books related to this one if the students wanted to learn more information 5y
DrSpalding Just because the topic is science related does not mean a book is classified as science fiction. This would however be a wonderful book to use prior to a lesson about plants. 5y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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This Caldecott medal winning fantasy fiction book by Maurice Sendak is about a young boy named Max, who causes all kinds of trouble one night resulting in him getting sent to bed without dinner. He sails to the land of The Wild Things and gets crowned king of the wild things. After the festival, Max decides to go back home against the wishes of the wild things. When he returns home, he finds dinner waiting for him. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney www.weareteachers.com/where-the-wild-things-are-activities has 10 activities to use with students in all areas of curriculum. It‘s an awesome way to see and display each students creativity and make way for great classroom discussions 5y
prissy.mooney UDL 5.2 uses multiple tools for construction and composition while EL 24 enables the incorporation of the culture and language of second language learners in the curriculum 5y
RossoS One of my favorite books!!📚 I really liked that your resource provided many arts and crafts activities which are great for ELS and ESE students. 5y
DrSpalding I can tell from the resources you have aligned with your books that you enjoy arts integration.😀 5y
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Llama Llama Easter Egg | Anna Dewdney
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This fictional book by Anna Dewdney is a great first book for kindergarten students who are learning to rhyme. We are in for a huge surprise on Easter morning when Llama llama comes across something new during the egg hunt. UDL 3.1 allows children to activate or supply background knowledge while EL 7 shows them how to use graphic organizers for various activities. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney www.teacherspayteachers.com/product/llama-llama-Easter-egg-toddler-curriculum-3716995 has printable sheets for children to trace, color, glue to get into the spring festivities. Use this to expand into further books regarding springtime. 5y
prissy.mooney I would look into other books that discuss the typical weather patterns during springtime as well as the lifecycle of birds. I‘d also encourage the students to share any springtime traditions they might have with their families. 5y
Gabylaurel10 This seems like a really cute fun book to read! I also really like the activity you chose!! 5y
DrSpalding The llama llama books are excellent addition to your classroom library for primary students. 5y
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Be Brave, Little Penguin | Giles Andreae
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This great fictional book by Giles Andreae is perfect for a read aloud during the first week of school. Students will embark on a journey with Pip-Pip as he struggles to conquer his fear of water with his parents by his side. www.teacherspayteachers.com/product/Be-brave-little-penguin-courage-confidence-risk-taking-3806107 had an awesome sheet to use for small groups when talking about fears and how to overcome them. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney UDL 4.1 offers various methods for responses and navigation throughout this assignment (sharing with the whole class, small groups, or just with the teacher) while EL 3 reminds students to encourage self talk (positive thinking) 5y
DrSpalding The sweetest picture. Nice strategy and principle alignment. 5y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This emotional RF book by R.J. Palacio is great to use for a LC or even a RA throughout the semester/unit. I think it‘s important for children to embark on the journey Auggie takes us, and see that it‘s not what‘s on the outside that counts, but what‘s on the inside. We don‘t need to judge a book on its cover, but by the contents. Auggie sees the world in a better way than most of us do, and his story proves it. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney wonderthebook.com/for-teachers is an awesome site for teachers to see how to teach the lessons and themes that were present in the book, how to make a difference in the classroom, talk about craniofacial differences, and even download various resources to use inside and outside of the classroom. 5y
prissy.mooney UDL 6.3 allows for the opportunity to facilitate managing information and resources while EL 16 integrates speaking, listening, reading and writing activities 5y
RossoS I loved this book!! I really liked the resource because it provided some great ideas on activities that I‘m most definitely going to share with my students👍🏼 5y
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A Fish Out of Water | Helen Palmer
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This engaging fictional RA, children‘s literature book by Helen Palmer is about a young boy buying his first fish and not listening to the store owner (Mr. Carp) about feeding the fish the right amount. When the boy over feeds Otto, we go through a journey about how to get him back to the right size. It‘s a very good book to read at the beginning of the year teach children to always follow directions. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney themultitaskinmom.com/fish-out-of-water-free-study has a lot of activities you can use with children starting from preschool ages through elementary school. It has activities for math, science, language arts, arts and crafts, even a unit study pack for the teacher! Depending on what grade you end up teaching, you just adapt the difficulty level for each activity. 5y
prissy.mooney UDL 8.2 varies demands and resources to optimize challenges while EL 16 integrates speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. 5y
RossoS This book sounds like a great addition to my classroom library. I loved how the resource gave ideas on how to integrate the book into other subjects👌🏼 5y
DrSpalding What kind of fiction…? I love the idea of using this book in other content areas. 5y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This emotional RF book by Katherine Applegate is a true eye opener to readers of all ages. Great for lit circles or even a read aloud (if you can manage to hold back the tears). We embark on a journey with Ivan (a silverback gorilla 🦍) and he tells us his life story about how he was the main attraction at the Big Top Mall on I-95 and how his life changed drastically during the 27 years he spent in captivity. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney UDL 3.1 will allow children to activate or supply background knowledge before and throughout the book, while EL 20 allows the teacher to list the most important words and phrases on a chalkboard 5y
prissy.mooney bookunitteacher.com/wp/?p=3800 give examples of anchor charts, a notebook activity and various samples to use throughout the duration of the unit while reading this book. It‘s an awesome site because you can use what you want and adapt what you want to tweak 5y
DrSpalding Knowing that Ivan speaks in this fantasy, tells you that realistic fiction is not an option. Nice alignment. 5y
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Who Was Albert Einstein? | Jess M. Brallier, Robert Andrew Parker
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This informational B book by Jess Brallier teaches children all about Albert Einstein. this book includes quotes, a brief description of his childhood, his theories, a timeline of events and so much more to help children learn everything they could possibly want to know about this brilliant man. The children would be able to read this book during guided reading, study him more during a historical person project and get creative for presentations.

prissy.mooney This is a great book to do guided reading on, or even independent reading. UDL 5.2 allows children to use multiple tools for construction and composition while EL 17 provides contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions. (edited) 5y
prissy.mooney www.kidscreativechaos.com/2016/02/Albert-Einstein-video-and-lesson-plans.html is a great website for parents, teachers and students because it has several videos, recommended books and activities to do with children so they begin to develop a deeper understanding of how important Albert is to our society today. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 5y
DianaHerrera I agree, Einstein is important for students to understand who he is and why he is a famous scientist. @prissy.mooney 5y
DrSpalding This is an excellent series. These books easily integrate your curriculum; science and social studies topics are enhanced through these books. 5y
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A Fish Out of Water | Helen Palmer
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@DrSpalding I‘m not sure who loved this book more, me or Levi lol. “A Fish Out of Water” was such a cute book and he loved Otto. Definitely a must have/need for my classroom library. Thank you so much! The other two books will be featured tomorrow! 🎉🎉😊😊

DrSpalding My pleasure! Reading to Levi now will set him up for success later! ❤️📚 5y
Gabylaurel10 My heart he is so cute💕💕 5y
AmyPerezCubas LOVE this 5y
SierraC This is too adorable! ❤️❤️ 5y
Kaelya THIS IS ADORABLE!!! Such a sweet moment! 5y
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Falling Up by Shel Silverstein is a composition of many short poems and drawings. I read about 1/4 of the book for this post (TBH) but I have read it in its entirety before. The poem that stood out to me the most was “New World” on page 62 because it‘s extremely relatable to anyone who reads this book, especially elementary school aged children. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney I really feel like UDL 2.4 is really important because at the end of the day, words are still out there even after we say them. Also, EL 24 allows the incorporation of second language learners‘ language and culture into the classroom bringing a deeper understanding to seeing the world in a different angle 5y
prissy.mooney www.shelsilverstein.com/learning/ has numerous activities and lessons for teachers to use when introducing poetry and even contains guides with using some of his other books 5y
GGallegos I remember reading his book, where the sidewalk ends! I know that one is banned from some schools so maybe I can use this one in my future classroom. 5y
DrSpalding Excellent website. There are so many things you can do with this as a resource for using his poetry in your classroom. 5y
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Peter Pan | Walt Disney
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This fantasy book by Walt Disney is about a young boy, Peter Pan, who has the ability to fly, and who lives on the island of Neverland. While living there, he has countless adventures, encounter pirates, befriends Native Americans and even a fairy! www.bard.org/study-guides/activities-and-questions-for-discussions has a list of activities and questions that allow for further comprehension in the classroom. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney EL 30 encourages the use of drawings and diagrams as aids for identifying concepts, while UDL 5.2 allows the use of multiple tools for construction and composition 5y
ERodriguez I love Peter Pan ....😊 5y
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The Kissing Hand | Audrey Penn
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This very cute and relatable, fictional book by Audrey Penn is a great choice for Kindergarten-2nd graders. Chester the raccoon is nervous about his first day at school and leaving his mom for the first time, but she reminds him that no matter what, she is always with him. She does so by showing him an old family tradition of kissing the palm of your loved ones hand, so when they feel down, they always have a kiss with them. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney www.busyteachercafe.com/literature_guides/kissinghand.html offers lesson plans, printable worksheets, various themes and activities for you to use inside and outside the classroom. UDL 7.1 allows the children to choose and express how they cope with the same feelings as Chester while EL 30 allows them to illustrate these feelings and relationships 5y
SierraC I loved reading this book to my preschoolers! I know this would a be great addition to Kindergarten-Second grade classes. 5y
ERodriguez I read this book , great book to help the student cope with separation. There are many resources that go along with this story which is also cool. 5y
DrSpalding Use this book at the beginning of school. There are so many activities that you can do with it that will help students with being separated from their parents, specifically for kindergartners. 5y
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This classic fictional book by Norman Bridwell is about Mr. Bleakman enjoying his day at the park, only to have Clifford and his friends ruin his day at the park. He pulls up a sign that says no dogs allowed in the park, but then realizes how boring the park is without dogs so he gets the law to change where dogs can go in the park. UDL 9.1 allows the children to discuss their beliefs with the situation, while EL 6 monitors comprehension.

prissy.mooney #UCFLAE3414SuB18 www.pbs.org/parents/Clifford/activities allows for teachers to choose what life lessons they want to focus on next for their students 5y
DrSpalding This could use a bit more detail. Clifford is a wonderful character for preschool and kindergarten children. And author study on Norman Bridwell would go well in a kindergarten class. 5y
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Pig the Pug | Aaron Blabey
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This fictional book by Aaron Blabey is a good edition to any Kindergarten- 2nd grade classroom library. It received picture book of the year in 2005. We follow the adventures of Pig and his relationship with Trevor. Pig isn‘t so nice, and eventually, he gets a taste of his own medicine and gets put in Trevor‘s shoes. www.thelittlereadingroom.com.au/book-review/pig-the-pug/ has several great activities to do with kids after this read aloud!

prissy.mooney #UCFLAE3414SuB18 EL4 will have students relate information from the text to their prior knowledge, while UDL 3.2 points out patterns, big ideas and critical features 5y
DrSpalding These books are so much fun. I agree that students would be able to relate to information regarding dogs in general. 5y
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is an example of a classic traditional literature book that lives on and becomes more and more popular every year. It‘s about a very hungry caterpillar who loves to eat and eat and eat until he finally gets full, and goes through a life changing transformation. It just goes to show that sometimes the best things in life take time! #UCFLAE3414SuB18

DrSpalding Your post needs a bit more detail. Be sure to use your rubric. 5y
prissy.mooney EL 29 allows children to use various resources around them to gather more information, while UDL 1.1 allows them to customize how they display this information. See http://alittlepinchofperfect.com/the-best-very-hungry-caterpillar-activities/ for a list of various activities. 5y
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick is such an awesome, non-fictional, Caldecott award winning book! It‘s perfect for anyone of all ages, especially for those who love Winnie the Pooh (myself included)! It‘s based off a true story, following the life of this amazing creature. EL 28 is perfect because they get to do more research about Harry, and UDL 5.2 allows them to use multiples tools to do so. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney www.teacherspayteachers.com/product/finding-Winnie-by-Lindsay-Mattick-a-complete-literature-study-2799334 Has awesome cause and effect, comprehension, and sequential lesson plans that can be adapted for all elementary school students 5y
DrSpalding Nice job explaining the strategies and principles that align to this book. 5y
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This fictional Caldecott award winning book by Aaron Reynolds is a great addition to any classroom. It takes children on a journey with Jasper Rabbit and his “scary” encounter with creepy carrots. EL 14 and UDL 7.3 are key because of the way speech is used throughout the book which in turn, minimizes distractions throughout the classroom. See www.deannajump.com/creepy-carrots-read-aloud-lessons/ for various activities to do. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

DrSpalding Again, this post requires more detail. 5y
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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This F book by Katherine Applegate is perfect for anyone who wants to slip away from reality and see what life is like from a very popular tree. EL 16 and UDL 1.3 are perfect for LC activities because students will be able to create their own “Wishtree” at the end of the novel. See www.wishtreebook.com/resources for ways of creating your own! #UCFLAE3414SuB18

DianaHerrera @prissy.mooney ooh I love this idea of having a wishtree in the classroom. This can help students keep a positive vibe in the classroom when they need a reminder of how to meet and greet others and make them feel welcomed. I think it would be even better to have the school library do this for the entire school to see and read. 5y
prissy.mooney @DianaHerrera I didn‘t even think about doing it on a larger scale (library). I think the whole school would love it, and it would help them stay positive. Such an awesome idea! (edited) 5y
Gabylaurel10 This book is such a good read!! This book could also be used to teach about different cultures along with how to build a community! 5y
DrSpalding I do hope you will use this book and even create your own wish tree. I think it is a lovely idea and have seen images of classrooms around the country that have done this. #WishTree 5y
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This fantastic fictional book by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle is a great addition to any classroom! It takes children (and adults) on a great journey into what various animals might see on a daily basis. This book won the EB White Read Aloud Award. After reading the book aloud, a great activity would be to give children sentence strips with parts of the story, and have them retell the story in front of the class. EL 2, UDL 5.2. #UCFLAE3414SuB18

prissy.mooney See www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/brown-bear-brown-bear-what-do-you-see-teaching-plan for the lesson plan that promotes cooperation and using multiple tools for construction/comprehension. 5y
Kaelya This is one of my favorite from my childhood! This would be great to read with your little one! 5y
DrSpalding I bet Levi enjoys this book. Nice resource from Scholastic. 5y
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