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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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“The Giving Tree” is modern fantasy (F) classic by Shel Silverstein. The story follows the relationship of a boy and a tree as they both age throughout the years. This would be a great read aloud (RA). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
https://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/givingtree.cfm
This lesson plan would align well with UDL 8.1 and ESOL 46.
6mo
sydneydaniels This is such a great book to have in the classroom, a classic! 6mo
DrSpalding This is not RF because the tree talks! What else could it be. Remember you have to explain the strategies and principles and a bit more about your resource. 6mo
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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”El Deafo” is a Newbery Honor book biography (B) book by Cece Bell. This book depicts story of a young girl who goes deaf, and her journey of learning to adapt to her new life. This would be a great book for an author study (AS). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson Plan:
(Critical Reading and Making Inferences section)
http://cbldf.org/2015/06/using-graphic-novels-in-education-el-deafo/
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 7.2 and ESOL 36.
6mo
DrSpalding I agree that this book would be an excellent choice for an author study being that it is a memoir. Again, make sure you describe your plan and aligned strategies and principles. 6mo
Ms.Bursey El Draco definitely is one of my favorite books. I love how it is a graphic novel and is such a simple read to follow. The message behind the book is also a very good . 6mo
SofiaRoselli I was intrigued by this book. I have yet to read it, but i am definitely planning on it! It looks like a great book to open students to and have them learn the message behind it. 6mo
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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”Out of My Mind” is a piece of realistic fiction (RF) by Sharon Draper. This sad-sweet story is about a child without the ability to speak, and how it affected her life and her experiences. This would be a great author study (AS) book. #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson Plan:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/teaching-out-my-mi...
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 5.1 and ESOL 36.
6mo
KAdudu I have heard nothing but good things about this book. I can‘t wait to start reading! 6mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource. See previous comments. 6mo
sydneydaniels This book is great! Really opens up one‘s eyes to seeing different perspectives. 6mo
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The Lorax | Dr. Seuss
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”The Lorax” is a science fiction (SF) classic by Dr. Suess. The story depicts the story of a mythical, tree-protecting creature named the Lorax and his attempts to convince the Once-ler to stop cutting down trees. This would be a great storytelling (S) or readers theater (RT). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/lorax-dr-seuss...
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 7.2 and ESOL 12.
6mo
DrSpalding This book is actually considered science fiction. This would be a great book to read on earth day. See previous comments. 6mo
karamank @wmaxflowers This book is adorable! Thank you for sharing! I think kindergarteners would find this book hysterical. 6mo
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Inkheart | Cornelia Caroline Funke
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“Inkheart” is a modern fantasy (F) novel written by Cornelia Funke. This is the story of a young girl named Maggie who, along with her father, has the ability to bring storybook characters to life. Everything goes awry when one of the characters they‘ve summoned refuses to leave. This would be a good literature circle book (LC). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/its-your-opini...
This less plan would align well with UDL principle 5.1 and ESOL 48.
6mo
DrSpalding This does sound like an excellent literature circle option. I‘m adding this to my stack. See previous comments. 6mo
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”One Well: The Story of Water on Earth” is a nonfiction (NF) picture book written by Rochelle Strauss. This creative story dives-into all aspects of the water. When used in the classroom, this book can have a lot of impact with the topic of conservation. This would be a good choral reading (CR). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
http://www.citizenkidcentral.com/pdfs/OneWell_1854_teaching.pdf
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principles 5.2 and 1.3 and ESOL 46.
6mo
DrSpalding The resource is EXCELLENT! I‘m adding this to my SSE Google site under the Population Ed page! See previous comments regarding explanations of the resource and EL/UDL principles. 6mo
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Duck for President | Doreen Cronin
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“Duck for President” is a modern fantasy (F) book written by Doreen Cronin. This story depicts the story of an ambitious duck who becomes sick of his farm-life. His solution? Running for President of the United States. This would be a good shared reading (SR).
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wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
https://www.sightandsoundreading.com/duck-president-lesson-plan/
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principles 7.1 and 7.2 and ESOL 36.
6mo
DrSpalding I like the idea of shared reading and this is an excellent book to teach social studies concepts for civics and government. Same previous comments. 6mo
mluter I love this book! It is such an interesting approach to a presidential campaign and really grabs the attention of children! 6mo
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”Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Suess is a poetry (P) book. This childhood classic depicts the story of Sam-I-Am and his wild, waky attempt to make his friend try Green Eggs and Ham. This would be a great book for a storytelling (S). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
https://betterlesson.com/lesson/582937/green-eggs-and-ham
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 3.2 and ESOL 6.
6mo
DrSpalding Same comments. 6mo
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”Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” is a caldecott honor biography (B) book. This picture book depicts the amazing and impactful life of Martin Luther King. This story is particularly interesting due to the fact the entire story is told via actual quotes of M.L.K. This story would definitely be a great read aloud (RA). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 7.2 and ESOL 43.
6mo
DrSpalding Same comments. 6mo
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”Because of Winn-Dixie” is a Newbery honor piece of realistic fiction (RF). This book tells the story of a young shy girl named India who just moved to a new town. India finds a dog (whom she shortly after names WInn-Dixie), who she then goes on adventures and learns to love her new home with. This would be a great literature circle (LC) book. #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-d...
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 5.2 and ESOL 48.
6mo
DrSpalding Amazing book selection. Kate D. is one of my favorites, as you know. Same comments. (edited) 6mo
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Frog and Toad Together | Arnold Lobel
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”Frog and Toad Together” is a traditional literature (TL) book. This heartwarming book follows the two friends and their adventures. This book really shows the value and power of friendship! This would be a great book for a read aloud (RA). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frog-and-toad-...
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 6.3 and ESOL 2. #LAE3414sp19
6mo
DrSpalding Same comments.🙂 6mo
SofiaRoselli I just heard this book recently in class! I thought it was so cute and a great read aloud for my future classroom! I love the lesson plan that goes along. 6mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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”The Giver” is a Newbery award winning science fiction (SF) book. This book follows the story of a boy named Jonas who lives in a seemingly perfect world. Throughout the book he comes to learn the true secrets of this world, and sets-out to escape/fix it. This would be a good book for an independent reading (IR) or lit circle (LC). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson plan:
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/memories-matter-g...
I wouldn‘t recommend this lesson plan for students younger than 5th grade. This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 3.2 and ESOL 50
6mo
DrSpalding Read write think is an excellent resource! I agree that this would be better for middle school. Explain your strategies and principles! 6mo
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Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart
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Who Was Walt Disney?” by Whitney Stewart is a biography (B) book depicting the incredible life of Walt Disney. This book does a great job at making the content interesting while also being very informative. I think this would be a good independent reading (IR) book. #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson Plan:
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/who-was-walt-disney
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 2.1 and ESOL 5.
6mo
DrSpalding Same. 6mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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“The One and Only Ivan” is a Caldecott Award winning piece of modern fantasy (F). This tells the story of a gorilla named Ivan who is stuck in a small, inadequate cage at indoor mall. This book follows his and his friends heartwarming journey towards escape. This would definitely be a good literature circle book (LC). #LAE3414sp19

wmaxflowers Lesson Plan:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comprehension-Exam-The-One-And-Only-...
This lesson plan would align well with UDL principle 3.2 and ESOL 44.
6mo
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#lae3414sp19 “Mango, Abuela, and Me” is a Belpré Honor (RF) picture book written by Meg Medina and illustrated by Angela Dominguez. This book tells the sweet story of an American child helping her newly-immigrated, Spanish-speaking grandmother adjust to her new life in America. This would be a great AS, as it‘s based on the authors real-life experience with her own grandmother!

wmaxflowers A good lesson plan for this book would be extension activity number 2 from this lesson plan via ADL‘s Education Division: https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/assets/pdf/education-outreach/.... This lesson plan fulfills UDL principle 7.1 and ESOL principle 24, as the lesson encourages students to focus-in and learn about their own individual cultures. (edited) 8mo
DrSpalding Fabulous post Max! Excellent book selection! Keep it up! ❤️📚 8mo
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Owl Moon | Jane Yolen
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#lae3414sp19 Owl Moon by Jane Yolen is a sweet (RF) story about a young child and her father‘a search for an owl while taking a nighttime stroll. In addition to a cute story, this book also won a Caldecott Award for its art drawn by John Schoenherr. This would be a great story for a RA

wmaxflowers A good lesson plan for this book is: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/owl-moon-teach...
This plan covers both UDL 4.1 and ESOL 16, as it provides multiple activities to help develop understanding of the concepts provided in this book.
8mo
DrSpalding You made wonderful book selections max! This is a classic. You have used quality websites like Scholastic in your posts. Well done. 8mo
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Out of the Dust | Karen Hesse
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#lae3414sp19 Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse is a John Newberry Medal winning piece of historical fiction (HF). A story about a young girl and her family as they make their way through the 1930‘s with the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Written as poem entries from Billy Jo‘s point of view, this story is a beautiful, but also somber story which is probably better suited for older students (4th-5th grade). This would be a great LC book

wmaxflowers I liked this lesson plan for this book: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/out-dust-vocab...
UDL 2.1 and ESOL 5 are both applied in this plan, due to its focus on vocabulary and its importance within the text.
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DrSpalding You are right! This book would make an excellent literature circle option. For several years this was one of my favorite books! It‘s easy to read and so powerful regarding the 1930s and dustbowl. Of course it is historical fiction.❤️📚 8mo
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#lae3414sp19 Creepy Carrots (Caldecott Award honor book) by Aaron Reynolds is a creepy, crazy, carrot-filled story about a bunny being “haunted” by the carrots from his local carrot patch! This wonderful piece of modern fantasy (F) is also filled with unique black, white, and orange colored artwork by Peter Brown. This would be a great and fun DR!

wmaxflowers This lesson plan is interesting, especially for younger students. https://deannajump.com/creepy-carrots-read-aloud-lessons/ . This assignment is useful for UDL 3.3 and ESOL 41, as it allows for students to predict and look at patterns to hypothesize what happens next in the book. 8mo
DrSpalding I agree, students would enjoy a dramatic reenactment of this book. It‘s a lot of fun! 8mo
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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#lae3414sp19 Actual Size by Steve Jenkins is an interesting an interactive Nonfiction (NF) book. Throughout the book students are shown various pictures of animals and/or animal body parts, but there is a catch: The pictures are the ACTUAL size of the animals in real life! This would be a great RA

wmaxflowers A lesson plan I like is: https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-1-2/128829-2nd-grade-meas.... This lesson includes UDL 8.3, as it allows students to work not only in groups, but as an entire class! This assignment also includes ESOL strategies 30 and 32. 8mo
DrSpalding A couple of your peers read aloud this book today! It works beautifully as a read aloud and could even be a good book for a storytelling. Just as you explain the universal design principles be sure to explain at minimum, one English learner strategy. 8mo
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Love That Dog | Sharon Creech
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#lae3414sp19 Love That Dog is a (P) children‘s book written by Sharon Creech. This book tells the story about a young student named Jack, who is learning to write poetry. The reader gets to follow along as Jack becomes more comfortable and more enamored with writing poetry. As the story progresses, Jack‘s poetry entries become more revealing and heartfelt, which leads to more than a few interesting moments/stories. This would be a great LC

wmaxflowers I like this lesson provided by Scholastic (https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/love-dog-exten...). UDL 3.2 would work well with this lesson plan, as it allows the students to look for the main ideas in the story. Also, ESOL 44 would be satisfied by this lesson plan. 8mo
DrSpalding Wonderful post Max! Excellent resource and you have aligned English learner and universal design principles beautifully. Keep it up! 8mo
dayuso1 What a cool idea - introducing students to the value of poetry as the main character becomes more comfortable with it as well! 7mo
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