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Who Was Helen Keller? | Gare Thompson
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#lae3414sp19 The book “Who was Helen Keller?” (B) by Gare Thompson is a biography about Helen Keller‘s life, who is blind and deaf. Even though her unfortunate circumstances, she overcame impossibilities and accomplished the unthinkable considering her state. I would use this book as a LC, so that students can read the book together and discuss the life of Helen Keller. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels For UDLs, I would use 2.3, 9.1, and 3.2. For ESOL strategies, I would use 5 and 11. As for a lesson plan, I would have my students research Helen Keller and do a project on her, or write a paper on how the student thinks life would be like for them if they were blind or deaf. 6mo
DrSpalding No resource? Proof it! An excellent book for integrating literacy and social studies. 6mo
Haleysantucci This looks like a great book! I would definitely incorporate it into a social studies lesson! I like the idea of doing a project on her! Maybe the students could work in groups? That would be great for ESOL students if they were in groups, paired with helpful English speakers! 6mo
caldwellalex95 @sydneydaniels When I was younger, my mom made me read this book and I couldn't stand it. Biographies were "so boring." NOW, I love it, and I realize how informative these books are! Helen Keller was a gem and this book really gives us a glimpse into her crazy world. I appreciate you rating this book a "pick," because I would have to agree! Thank you for sharing! 6mo
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#lae3414sp19 The NY Best Seller “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules” written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney (RF) is a comical book that is part of the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. As a child, I loved reading these books and I read each one as they were released along with all my other classmates. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels For this book, I would do an IR because of all the small illustrations that go along with the story, and it would be a harder book to read in a an aloud group setting. For UDLs, I would use 7.1, 7.3 1.2. As for ESOL, I would use strategies 22 and 44. 6mo
sydneydaniels As for a lesson plan, I would maybe talk to the class and have them discuss their relationship with siblings or family members and see how that relationship correlates with Greg‘s family relationships. 6mo
DrSpalding Remember that only one universal design and English learner strategy are required and you must describe how they align to your resource and book. Excellent choice. The series is a must for the elementary classroom. 6mo
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#lae3414sp19 The book “Oh No! Or How my Science Project Destroyed the World” by written Mac Barnett and illustrated by Dan Santat (SF) is a book about a young girls science project that went wrong. She puts a toad to stop it, but then the toad became a problem. I would read this as an IR, because there are not much words in the book and the illustrations give more information about the story than the words do. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels For UDLs I would use 1.1, 7.3, and 1.3. For ESOL strategies, I would
use numbers 39 and 44. For a lesson plan, I would have my students make their own science project that sparks their interest and curiosity.
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DrSpalding Science and literacy....love it! 6mo
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The Spider and the Fly | Tony DiTerlizzi, Mary Botham Howitt
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#lae3414sp19 The picture book “The Spider and the Fly” by Tony Diterlizzi (TL) is an interesting story about a manipulative spider who tricks a fly into liking him, and then he eats him. His sweet words captivate her and the moral of the story is to be mindful of sweet words, they might not always come from nice people. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels This book would be a great RA because it‘s language/tones can be pronounced well in a read aloud setting. For UDLs, I would use 3.2, 2.3, and 9.3. For ESOL students, I would use 1 and 37. As for a lesson plan, I would use: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Spider-and-the-Fly-share-for-Red... to define the characteristics between the spider and fly. 6mo
wmaxflowers I liked your lesson plan, Sydney. I particularly thought the portion about the changing of tones in children‘s songs was interesting and would be impactful! #LAE3414sp19 (edited) 6mo
SofiaRoselli I love the cover of this book! It looks like a perfect fun book to read around Halloween time! I definitely have to read this and add it to my classroom library. 6mo
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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#lae3414sp19 The novel “Out of my Mind” by Sharon Draper is New York Best Seller (RF) that is about a young girl named Melody who suffers from cerebral palsy. Melody can not speak or move, but has a lot of thoughts and feelings inside that cannot be expressed. Melody gets this computer that can finally let her let out her thoughts. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels This heartwarming story is an eye opener to not judge a book by its cover, and to appreciate the little things in life. I feel this book is best read in an LC, as we did in class, because it is a book involving many different feelings in which is beneficial to talk about in a group. 6mo
sydneydaniels For UDLs, I would use strategies 3.2, 9.1, and 9.3. As for ESOL strategies, I would use numbers 6 and 3 to make sure they ELLs understand all the complications and feelings happening throughout the story. For a lesson plan, I feel this website provides great resources would be super beneficial to do before and after reading the novel: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi... 6mo
Olsonashley19 Just bought this book on scholastic and also get other book Blended. Cannot wait to read!! Great resources and strategies. 6mo
wmaxflowers I liked your lesson plan! It encourages students to really pay attention to the main characters characteristics. (edited) 6mo
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#lae3414sp19 The book “The Three Little Pigs and The Somewhat Bad Wolf” (TL) is a spin-off of the traditional “The Three Little Pigs,” but with some extra detail. The two of the pigs love potato chips and soda, and decide to invest their money in those things and settle on a not as nice house unlike the third pig, who is more knowledgeable and buys sturdy house supplies. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels In the end, the third pig has the last house standing and eats the potato chips and soda along with the two other pigs and wolf. This story would be a great RA, because it is comical and easy to read in a entertaining voice. The UDLs I would use for this picture book would be 3.2, 9.2, and 3.3. 6mo
sydneydaniels As for ESOL students, I would use numbers 17 and 19 to display the action of how the third pig‘s idea is best, and show how easy it is to knock down the first two houses by demonstrating in a model. As for a lesson plan, I feel ask if this can be a great one to tie along: http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/three-little-pigs 6mo
taywise393 I love this book! This is a great one to read as a RA. The students definitely would get a kick out of it! 6mo
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KAdudu I love this book and also the resources you added. 6mo
mluter This book sounds so funny! I love the take on prioritizing soda and potato chips... A child‘s dream! 6mo
DrSpalding This is a cute version to compare to the original. Read aloud‘s and storytelling for traditional literature work well. 6mo
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The Rough Patch | Brian Lies
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#lae3414sp19 The picture book “The Rough Patch” (F) Is a NY Best Seller and Caldecott Honor book written and illustrated by Brian Lies. This book is a heartwarming book, about a Fox named Evan who‘s best friend is his dog, and their favorite activity is working on their garden. One day, the dog passes away and Evan becomes depressed. Evan ruins the entire garden out of anger, but leaves one pumpkin vine still in tact. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels This pumpkin grew big and Evan put it in the Fair, in which is pumpkin placed third. As a prize, he won a puppy. I would use this as a RA, because the book has emotions and words that will be captivating to read to a class. For UDLs I would use 8.3, 2.4, and 3.3 in my classroom. As for ESOL, I would use 5 and 10 to point out key concepts in the story. 6mo
sydneydaniels As for a lesson plan, as a teacher I would possibly purchase these activities: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Rough-Patch-by-Brian-Lies-19-Boo... or have my students write about a time they felt like Evan. This book is a book students will grasp on to because it can be very relatable to many students! 6mo
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Edgar Allan Poe | Brod Bagert, Carolynn Cobleigh
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#lae3414sp19 “Poems for Young People Edgar Allan Poe” (P) edited by Brod Bagert and illustrated by Carolynn Cobleigh is a book put together of the renown poet Edgar Allan Poe‘s poems. Poe‘s poems are known for being for an older audience because of its dark meanings and higher level syntax. This book breaks down the poems to a younger audience so that students can understand and enjoy Poe‘s poems. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels This book would be best read as a LC, so that students can discuss the meanings in Poe‘s poems and articulate the words/lines in the poems. For UDLs I would use 2.1, 2.2, and 1.3 in my classroom. For ESOL strategies, I would use numbers 2 and 5. As for lesson plans, I feel this lesson plan would
be beneficial: https://ed.ted.com/featured/kpxLn1Hp so that students can learn who Edgar Allan Poe is and possibly create a poem that replicates his own.
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DrSpalding What a great resource! Poetry is so important in the elementary classroom. Remember to start with fun/humorous poems and work your way into the more deep poetry! 6mo
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Celebrate Diwali | Deborah Heiligman
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#lae3414sp19 The book “Celebrate Diwali” (NF) written by Deborah Heiligman and picture images by National Geographic is a book displaying the Hindu celebration of Diwali. Diwali is called the Festival of Lights, which celebrates the spiritual light over darkness. This book would be a great LC because students can discuss the importance of the Hindu holiday, and their relations or thoughts about the celebration. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels The UDLs I would use for this book would be 3.1, 3.2, and 7.2. For ESOL strategies, I would use numbers 4 and 8 in my classroom. This book might be hard for ELLs to understand about a while different culture in English. As for a lesson plan, I feel this lesson plan would be beneficial for my students: https://lessonplans.mrdonn.org/worldcultures.html 6mo
sydneydaniels I would choose this lesson plan because it discusses culture in which the culture you would tie into it would be Hindu, and more specifically the Diwali celebration. 6mo
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More Pocket Poems | Bobbi Katz
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#lae3414sp19 The picture book “More Pocket Poems” (P) Selected by Bobbi Katz and illustrated by Deborah Zemke is a book put together of a variety of children‘s poems by all different writers. This book would be best CR, so students can read the various poems together with the teacher, because there are some higher level vocabulary words that might need support in pronunciation. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels The UDLs I would use for this book would be 1.2, 8.3, and 9.3. As for ESOL students, I would focus on numbers 6 and 10. As for Lesson plans, I feel this would be a great one to use in the classroom: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/444589794459231742/ 6mo
sydneydaniels Although it is more of an activity, students can write out their favorite poem from the book (or make their own) and put them outside the classroom, where all students can peer over and view their classmates self made poems/favorite poems. 6mo
DrSpalding This is a great idea! Having them place them in their pocket and sharing them when they are waiting for lunch or waiting for specials… That could be very fun! 6mo
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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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#lae3414sp19 “The Hunger Games” (SF) is a NY Best Time Seller that was one of my favorite books growing up. This book is part of a series written by Suzanne Collins. The novel is about a brave girl named Katness Everdeen that volunteers to fight to the death so her younger sister does not have to. The story shows her bravery throughout the story and is a book that is hard to put down! (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels This book would be best as a IR, because of the length and higher vocabulary. For UDL strategies, I feel 2.3, 7.2, and 9.3 would be best used. As for ESOL strategies, I feel numbers 2 and 16 would fit best to help the ELL understand the content. A great lesson plan would be: https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/2365247 because it will help students learn the higher vocabulary presented in the book. 6mo
DrSpalding Remember that this series is certainly not for elementary age students however some elementary students have read them. As an educator I would only use them in middle and high school. I really like your resource. Vocabulary is vital to comprehension. 6mo
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The Happy Day | Ruth Krauss
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#lae3414sp19 “The Happy Day” written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Marc Simont is a Caldecott Honor book (RF). This book is about the animals who hibernate for Winter waking up of their slumber to see a small flower grow, representing Spring. This story would be a great RT, which you could have the class pretend to be the animals waking for slumber. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels For UDLs, I would use 3.1, 3.2, and 2.1. to emphasize the symbol of Winter and Spring in the story. For ESOL strategies, I would use 1 and 30. A great lesson plan for this book would be: https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=11566&lf_id=9 by providing lessons for different levels, so you can read this story to multiple age groups. This book is a great example of showing that some animals hibernate! 6mo
DrSpalding A classic! You must teach about the seasons in the primary grades in science/social studies. This book would be a wonderful read aloud. 6mo
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Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey
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#lae3414sp19 The picture book “Blueberries for Sal” written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey (F) is a story about a little girl named Sal who goes blueberry picking with her mother and a little bear who goes blueberry picking with his/her mother. Both little ones get mixed up with the wrong mothers and find their real mothers again in the end.
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sydneydaniels This story would fit best as a Storytelling (S) because of the nature of the story, and how it is a parallel between Sal and the little bear. The UDLs I would use would be 1.1, 1.3, and 3.2. For ESOL strategies, I would focus on 3 and 16. 6mo
sydneydaniels A great lesson plan for this book is: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/blueberries-sa... it provides a discussion between the class to talk about the feelings of all the characters in the story. 6mo
DrSpalding Another sweet/older story. Remember to elaborate on your universal design and English learner strategies. 6mo
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Muhammad Ali | James Buckley, Jr.
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#lae3414sp19 The chapter book “Who is Muhammad Ali?” written by James Buckley Jr. and illustrated by Stephen Marchesi (B) is all about Muhammad Ali, who was a boxer and civil rights activist. This book would be a great IR because of the length of the book and illustrations. For UDL, I would use 3.1, 3.2 and 2.5 as strategies. For ESOL, I would use numbers 30 and 43 to help the ELL understand all of the factual information.
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sydneydaniels This lesson plan: https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-lesson-plan-... can help aid a student into doing a biography project about Muhammad Ali to learn more about his life. 6mo
DrSpalding Your resource is fantastic! I tend to forget to use brain pop and lesson plan examples. English learner 28 is perfect for all biography related books. 6mo
DrSpalding ? Your attachment says Martin Luther King junior…? 6mo
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New Shoes | Susan Lynn Meyer
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#lae3414sp19 The picture book “New Shoes” written by Susan Lynn Meyer and illustrated by Eric Velasquez is a story about two young girls, Charlotte and Ella Mae, who are discriminated at a shoe store for the color of their skin. Because they did not like the situation, they created their own shoe store and sold their own outgrown shoes to their friends and neighbors. (cont. in comments)

sydneydaniels I think this book would be a great LC because this is an important topic in history, and in the small groups they can discuss the history, why the shoe store turned down the girls, and how that makes the students feel. 6mo
sydneydaniels For UDL, I would use 2.1, 8.3, and 2.3. For ESOL, I feel numbers 3 and 45 would be effective strategies to use for this story.
A great lesson plan would be:
https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=41885&lf_id=9 this websites provided different levels of lesson plans depending on grade level, and teachers could also assign an assignment of students researching historical people who experienced situations like Charlotte and Ella Mae.
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#lae3414sp19 The hilarious book “A Couple of Boys Have The Best Week Ever” (RF) is a Caldecott Award Winner by Marla Frazee. The short story is about James and Eamon, Jamon for short, and their adventure to Eamon‘s grandparents house. This story would be best read as an IR, because there are many word bubbles from the characters and lots of imagery in the illustrations.

sydneydaniels For UDL, I believe 3.2 and 7.2 would be best fitting. For ESOL, I think 8, 22, and 25 would be useful for and ELL with this book. I could not find a viewable lesson plan for this book, but I believe having the students write a paper on their best trip/week ever to incorporate writing skills and vocabulary. 8mo
DrSpalding Sydney, remember that you can use the Read Write Think resources that could apply to most books. Add! 8mo
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Owen | Kevin Henkes
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#lae3414sp19 “Owen” by Kevin Henkes (RF) is a Caldecott Award Winning book about a mouse named Owen who loves is blanket. His parents did not want him having it, and in the end they settle to make his blanket into small handkerchiefs. This story would be best read a RA because young students in the room can see if they relate to Owen and have the same situation with a beloved item, and see through their classmates they might not be the only
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sydneydaniels I feel for that for UDL 1.1 and 3.3 would be best fitting. For ESOL, I believe 10 and 14 would work well for this book. The lesson plan: web.uvic.ca:8080/wits/pdfs/schools/books/owen/owen.pdf would work great for this story, making the students relate more to Owen by having their own special item. 8mo
DrSpalding There are so many text to self connection is that children have with this particular book. Henkes is a master. While this seems like realistic fiction what genre is it really? 8mo
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#lae3414sp19 The book “I Do Not Like Al‘s Hat” by Erin McGill (F) is a story about a magician‘s bunny Al, who is tired of being just that. He ventures out to find a new “job” but he finds a little girl named Sophie who he loves and lives with in the end. I think this book would be great read as a SR because the book has a deeper meaning about animal abuse behind the kid friendly story, which can be talked about in a SR.

sydneydaniels For UDL, I would use 2.1, 8.1 and 3.2. For ESOL, I would use 3, 15, and 30 as strategies. I feel this lesson plan: http://unchainyourdog.org/Teachers.htm would be a great way to have young students understand what animal abuse is, and depending on the age of the student is whether they would
do the 2 page paper or not.
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DrSpalding Make sure that the lessons are appropriate. I believe this is an important topic and we should approach it from the right way to care for animals. 8mo
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#lae3414sp19 The classic book by Dr. Seuss “Green Eggs and Ham” (RF) is a friendly-rhyming book about a character Sam who does not like the green eggs and ham. This book would be great to read in a CR, so that students can read the rhyming words together and be interactive. The UDLs that would fit this story would be 2.1 and 2.5. The ESOL strategies I would use would be 16 and 30.

sydneydaniels For a lesson plan, I would do something along the lines of:http://www.seussville.com/activities/GREEN_Recipes_1.pdf. My teacher as a child
actually did this activity for my class in preschool and I still remember it to this day!
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kelseymccormick @sydneydaniels I also loved this book as a child. You can never go wrong with a Dr. Seuss book! In regard to your resource, you could have a fun day in the classroom where you make the food while doing a RA. Good job! 6mo
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Me . . . Jane | Patrick McDonnell
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#lae3414sp19 The book “Me...Jane” (NF) by Patrick McDonnell (Caldecott Honor) is a heartwarming story about Jane Goodall as a child. As a child she loved her stuffed animal monkey Jubilee along with every animal in nature. The book showcases Jane‘s love for nature and animals and how she followed her dreams to perusing that career as an adult.

sydneydaniels The UDL‘s that would compliment this book would be 3.1 and 3.2. The ESOL strategies I would use would be 28, 29 and 30.
A lesson plan for the book could be:
https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/women-who-made-a-difference-tell-a-st... this lesson plan focuses on education the students more about Jane Goodall and infused social studies into the classroom.
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