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Wonder
Wonder | R. J. Palacio
The extraordinary #1New York Timesbestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers and inspired a movement to choose kind.I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kidbut his new classmates cant get past Auggies extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggies point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one communitys struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel a meditation on kindness indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you cant blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonderFrom the Hardcover edition.
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shannontevis
Wonder | R. J. Palacio

“Next week I start fifth grade. since I've never been to a real school before, I am pretty much totally and completely petrified.“ I like this quote because it shows real emotion kids can relate to.

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shannontevis
Wonder | R. J. Palacio

I would include this in my library for fourth grade and up. This is the age when cliques and bullying start to really arise, and I think this book can open a great discussion about how we should treat others, and how to make others feel accepted.

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shannontevis
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“Wonder“ by R.J. Palacio, 2012. Realistic Fiction book. This was a fantastic read. It follows a little boy named Auggie, who is starting fifth grade and school all together, because of a facial difference that involved medical complications. Something cool about this book is it switches points of view, it starts with Auggie, and goes to others. This is a great book that expands children's perspectives, and pushes them to be more accepting.

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Niaaelizz
Wonder | R. J. Palacio

“The things we do outlast our mortality.”

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Niaaelizz
Wonder | R. J. Palacio

I love this book! I would use it in my classroom when teaching about ethics and kindness!

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Niaaelizz
Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This realistic fiction book is a great pick for children! In the first chapter, we are introduced to the story of a boy who has a face deformity. It‘s is brought up in the first chapter, the plot of the book which is the child‘s parent‘s idea to send to school as he has been homeschooled his whole life. Throughout the book we get to see how his experience folds. This book can definitely teach children about kindness!

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cristalito
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It took me 3 days to read this wonderful and touching book... Became one of my favourites.
I totally recommend it!!!

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Wunder | Raquel J. Palacio

Jeder Mensch auf der Welt sollte zumindest ein Mal Standing Ovations bekommen, denn wir alle überwinden die Welt. -Auggie Pullman

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cristalito
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I love this book okay? Loved it after the first two chapters. So excited to finish it but also sad because it's so good.

I think I might finish it today.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Let's celebrate everyday by staying positive and enjoying the present.

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"When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind."

“We carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness.”

#NamasteNovember #kindnessisbest
A powerful and moving book.

Eggs Perfect👏🏻💗🤗 2w
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“now that i look back, i don't know why i was so stressed about it all this time. funny how sometimes you worry a lot about something and it turns out to be nothing.“

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Jewelwinkler
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What an amazing book! I never thought I would relate to a 10 year old boy so much. Wonder ( RF) by R.J Palacio takes you through the challenges of a little boy with a facial deformity named August Pullman. Everyone should share this book with their class. I would use literature circles for this book so the children can really discuss all of the aspects together and have healthy discussions.

Jewelwinkler The ESOL strategy I would use is number 48 and 36. The UDL guideline I would use is 7.2. And amazing resource for this book is https://wonderthebook.com/books/wonder. You can even see the book trailer! 4w
GroeningsC great post! I love the website included of the book! 4w
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maciforster
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This RF book by R.J, Palacio is about Augie Pullman transition into middle school. He was born with a craniofacial abnormality and his parents try to transfer him from home school to a private middle school. It follows him making friends, being bullied, and finding his way in middle school, being accepted for who he is. It won the Young Reader in 2015. #ucflae3414

maciforster This book would be great for IR since it is a chapter book. The students would be able to discuss and read it at their own pace to be able to fully comprehend the book. You could use UDL strategy 3.2 to help develop the relationships throughout the book. Also with EL strategy #2 when doing a discussion to help those struggling along the way 4w
maciforster This website is great for activities you can do with your students related to the book: https://www.google.com/amp/s/thediscoveryapple.com/2017/10/16/10-activities-and-... 4w
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KevinKantola
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Wonder is a realistic fiction book by R.J. Palacio that is all about acceptance and living your best life no matter what cards you were dealt at birth! This book should serve as an inspiration to all! The movie is great too.. This book would be good for a LC. #UCFLae3414F19

KevinKantola http://rjpalacio.com/for-teachers.html

this is a good resource related to the book
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KevinKantola The UDL strategy I would use is 3.2 and have the students identify the main ideas and repeating aspects of the story. The ESOL strategy that I would use is 44 and have students practice predicting and summarizing the story. 4w
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alexblanco
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Wonder is an incredible RF written by RJ Palacio. It‘s about a fifth grade student named Auggie Pullman. He was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from making friends because people would judge him, make assumptions, and would effect the way he was treated. This book would fit perfectly for an IR. It discusses so much about bullying which is a big topic in schools now a days.

alexblanco A UDL strategy I‘d use would be to optimize relevance, value and authenticity because bullying and different deformities amongst students are very real and relevant and it‘s important to recognize and value the authenticity of it. An ESOL strategy I would use would be to ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses. Since this is a novel, it is important to make sure your students are understanding what they are reading. 4w
alexblanco A website resource I would use for this book would be https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers. I chose this because the lesson plan is all about kindness and that‘s something I‘d really like to promote in my classroom. #ucflae3414f19 4w
AleciaM Great book to start a discussion about bullying. I like the UDL and ESOL strategies that you have chosen for this book. 4w
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CPettersen
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I really wish there was a rating higher than just “pick” because this is a book that everyone needs to read. August Pullman was born with facial deformities and never went to school because of frequent surgeries. Now he is starting fifth grade and as we all know, it‘s hard to be the new kid. This book would best be taught as an LC to be able to allow for deep conversation between the students. https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen An effective ESOL strategy would be strategy 16 which could be done by having the students do many activities with the book that includes conversations as well as writing. UDL 9.3 could be utilized by asking children questions that allow them to relate the story back to themselves and put themselves in someone else‘s shoes 4w
DrSpalding So many of you that chose this book used this resource. You know a book is well loved when it has its own website! A beautiful realistic fiction title that I believe should be read by all teachers. Very well done Carmen. Continue to post pictures of great books when you add them to your library. 3d
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Lrobertson
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Wonder is an RF story written by RJ Palacio and is a New York Bestseller. It tells the story of Auggie Pullman, and his transition from being homeschooled to going to a public school for 5th grade. But Auggie is not a normal 5th grader, he was born with a facial deformity. All he wants is to be a normal student. This book follows him and some of the closest people in his life. Covering kindness, bullying, and great life lessons! #ucflae3414f19

Lrobertson This book would be great for a LC! To be able to read and discuss in a small group about this book. A great resource is https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers. UDL 9.3: Develop self-assessment and reflection and ESOL Strategy 3: Encourage self-talk (positive thinking) 4w
KristenScala I loved reading this book for the independent read and I think it would be perfect for a LC. There are many opportunities for students to be able to talk about self confidence, bullying, and many other topics seen in their daily lives. 4w
DrSpalding This is an excellent book for a literature circle option. Use it. 5d
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Jgolub13
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This is one of the most touching and eye opening books I have ever read. R.J. Palacio writes a fantastic RF novel about a boy named Auggie who grows up looking different, and just wants to be treating normally. I can not wait to see the motion picture made about this book. It is perfect for LC in the classroom. #ucflae3414f19

Jgolub13 I would use the UDL Principle 6.2 support planning and strategy development. I also think that ESOL #6 continually monitor students' comprehension is perfect for this novel. Students need to be able to comprehend the story to truly have their eyes opened. 4w
Jgolub13 I believe that to fully comprehend a story one must put themselves into the shoes of the characters. This activity does just that. They will draw self-portraits of themselves as animals just like they do in the novel. The students will gain a better understanding of the novel by placing themselves into it. http://wonderlessonplans.com/wonder-self-portrait/ 4w
Jgolub13 Wonder has won many awards including Maine Student Book Award, Vermont's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Mark Twain Award, Hawaii's Nene Award, and Junior Young Reader's Choice Award
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DrSpalding I believe that all teachers should read this book. What a beautiful arts integration activity straight from the book‘s website. 5d
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JennaMichelleCohn
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This RF book was fantastic and I believe every student should be introduced to this story in some way. Author Pullman was born with a facial deformity that has always affected his life and how others see and treat him. He was homeschooled until now, when he decides to begin the fifth grade at Beecher Prep. This book would be great for LC. #UCFLAE3414F19

JennaMichelleCohn A great UDL for this book would be 8.1, “Heighten salience of goals and objectives,” since Auggie and his family have one clear goal: for Auggie to be accepted for who he is. A good ESOL strategy would be 3, “Encourage self-talk (positive thinking),” since this story has a lot to do with confidence and self image. 4w
JennaMichelleCohn https://www.storyboardthat.com/lesson-plans/wonder-by-r-j-palacio this website offers some great lesson plans and student activities surrounding kindness, empathy, and self-image as well as more academically-focused topics like character development, themes, and symbolism. 4w
abbie-cadabbie Listening to our peers talk about this book in class made me want to read it so much more! It seems like a beautiful story that all should be informed on. I also think your ESOL strategy of encouraging self-talk is a perfect fit! 4w
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cassandram
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Wonder by RJ Palacio is a RF story that was also NY‘s Bestseller. It shares the story of Auggie Pullman, who has a rare facial disease, and his experience of going to school for the first time. This is a great IR book that teaches students important lessons of kindness and bullying. An awesome resource is this site https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram It provides plenty of guides and activities teachers could use while implementing this book in the classroom. I think the theme of this book would be great to include UDL 9.2 and 9.3 on learning coping skills and strategies and develop self assessment. This book shares such an influential story that could help those skills. For a ESOL strategy I would use 3 encourage self talk which aligns perfectly with this book. 4w
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sbombasi
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This RF, New York Times Best Seller novel by R. J. Palacio tells about a boy who goes by the name Auggie and all he ever wanted to be is look and be treated normally. Since he was born, he had major surgeries done to his face making him look extraordinary which too many people find uncomfortable talking or looking at him. This book goes through different perspectives of people mentioned in the story.

sbombasi After being home-schooled by his mom for four years, this will be his first time going to a mainstream school as a fifth-grader. But can he convince his new classmates that he‘s just like them, despite his appearance? This would be good for an IR with the use of HOT questions or LC with group discussions from resource linked. 1mo
sbombasi The UDL principle 6.2 support planning and strategy development along with EL #6 continually monitor students‘ comprehension will be incorporated with this. #ucflae3414f19
https://wonderthebook.com/assets/downloadables/Wonder_EG_2014_WEB_2.pdf
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Erinehart Loved this book and the movie. 4w
DrSpalding You used the rubric beautifully! 5d
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ev844718
Wonder | R. J. Palacio

“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”

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ev844718
Wonder | R. J. Palacio

This book is heartbreaking but teaches such a good lesson to young individuals. It covers the concept of bullying and shows the children the affects it has. Bullying is a common problem in middle school years making this book a perfect read for young children.

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ev844718
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Wonder by R. J. Palacio was published in 2012. It is a story about a young boy, Auggie, who has a facial abnormality in which he has been homeschooled. His parents decide that he needs to begin attending school. When he does, he gets bullied and it takes some time before the kids start to realize that he is a cool kid!

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elisaschwass
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio was written in 2012. This book is an emotional story that tells you the adventures of a boy who acts ordinary but looks different than everyone else. It shows the importance of family and friendship.It also talks about bullying and kids finding their identities. I really loved this book and everything it stands for. It was very touching and I could not put it down. It is defiantly for older kids but I highly recommend.

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elisaschwass
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“Now that I look back, I don't know why I was so stressed about it all this time. Funny how sometimes you worry a lot about something and it turns out to be nothing.”

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elisaschwass
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This book is perfect for older kids! It will help them understand to accept others and know the importance of friendship

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trevyonwebb0427
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The book wonder is about a boy with something wrong with his face and he is trying to make new friend at his new school and he meets these kids and they become good friends to help him get through the school year but there are also people who talk about him and are not real friends

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treway
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The book wonder is about a boy with a mental issue and he is trying to make new friend at his new school and he meets these kids and they become good friends to help him get through the school year

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abbychlosta
Wonder | R. J. Palacio

“Kinder than is necessary. Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.“

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abbychlosta
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I have heard so many great things about this book as well as the movie. I really want to read this book and watch the movie over Christmas break, it seems amazing. I feel like it has a lot of powerful messages in it as well.

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abbychlosta
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Wonder by R. J. Palacio is a piece of contemporary realistic fiction. It was published in 2012. This story is about a boy who was born with a facial defect. Due to this he was not in a traditional school, but when it came time for fifth grade he went to school. All he wanted was to be treated like a normal person, but his classmates couldn't get past his looks. This book is good because bullying is so common, it would relatable for children.

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“When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.”

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I will definitely incorporate this into my classroom because not only does it discuss physical diversity (facial defect) but it also discusses the hardships of bullying, which students may encounter unfortunately at some point in their lives. I also would really enjoy this in my classroom because it discusses accepting individuals for who they are on the inside, and not the out.

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Wonder was written by R.J. Palacio in 2012. This story is perfect contemporary fiction because it provides a story about a young boy who has a defect on his face and is bullied because of it. Although the story has an emotional aspect to it when it comes to the bullying situation, it also provides an amazing tale about great friendships who accept him for who he is.

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Erinehart
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This RF book written by R.J Palacio is a great book and truly eye opening. This book was written and then later turned into a major motion picture. I think this book would be great for an LC as it would be great for open discussion. #ucflae3414f19

Erinehart A UDL strategy that I would use for this book is 5.2 “use multiple tools for construction as composition”. This will allow the students to write out important information from the book and comprehend the text better. Doing so students will be able to take notes each week and actively engage in the LC. (edited) 2mo
Erinehart An ESOL strategy that I would use for this text is #9. Teach note taking strategies. By having the students take notes, they are able to see the text through their own text. 2mo
Erinehart https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers
This is a great resource for Wonder. It provides different lessons for teachers and provides a variety of worksheets.
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DrSpalding Several of your peers that chose this literature circle option have used this resource. This is a high-quality resource and you are correct with your universal design and English learner strategies. 5d
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Alora
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Send help! I might be in trouble 😭
I just discovered a used book store right around the corner from my house! 😍👌🏽📖

All hardcovers were on sale for $2!
So I grabbed a few books that I‘ve had on my #tbr list!

VERY excited about Wonder. I absolutely adored the movie.

#Scarathon #TeamStoker #BookHaul #Fallisbooked #24B4Monday #October #Halloween #Scarathlon

Elesa Where is the bookstore at 2mo
Alora @Elesa PB Books! On Tecumseh Road near Central! All hardcover fiction books are $2 for October. Lots of selection. 2mo
ShelfRighteous It's a heart warming book. At such times I don't regret reading middle grade books😬 2mo
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Chelseabillups30
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Figured the #choosekind tip of the week was more than appropriate to share here.
If you do it, tag me so I can see a chain of book swaps begin!!

smilingshelves I actually did this! About a month ago, a former student asked to borrow The Art of Racing in the Rain so he could read it before watching the movie. When he saw me Monday, he assured me he would return it soon. I told him he could keep it. He was so excited! 2mo
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This is the lovely story of a young deformed boy who starts school for the first time. Its told over the course of a year from various points of view as August struggles trying to fit in and finally gaining acceptance. Its a beautiful book and I can't wait for my kids to be old enough to share this with.

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tessavi
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Completed my challenge the other day when I finished Wonder! I expect to finish about a book a week until the end of the year.

Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 2mo
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Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 2mo
Libby1 Well done! Thanks for commenting on my photo about the Gold Clasped Bible. Do you live in the Netherlands, too? I will be in Amsterdam today and tomorrow if you‘re free. ❤️ 2mo
tessavi @Libby1 I'm from the Netherlands but living in Tokyo for the past 9 years. Enjoy Amsterdam! At the end of the Kalverstraat there is a cheap English bookstore. New English Books 😉 2mo
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tessavi
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A sweet & moving story. This would be a great book for the classroom, but some adults could still learn from it as well 😉

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leximcmillin
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This inspiring RF novel is about a little boy named Auggie who struggles going to school for the first time because he looks different from all of the other students. This book is perfect to use as a PR for 4th-6th grade students. Reading and talking about this book with a peer could help open each others eyes to ideas that the other student may not have though of and allow for multiple perspectives. #ucae3414f19

leximcmillin The UDL principle that would go along with this book is 3.3, guide information processing and visualization. The ESOL strategy that I would use to go along with this book would be #6, continually monitor students progress. Being that it is such a long book, it is important to check in with students and make sure they are understanding the text. Standard: https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/5709 2mo
Lrobertson Great book! You could always watch the movie after to have student relate the two, and visualize the challenges Auggie endured. Check your hashtag on this post! Don‘t want you to miss any points 🤗🤗 2mo
Mwinship This book has been a hot topic for a while! I need to get my hands on a copy. I wonder if this book would be better as a LC or whole class read aloud? 2mo
DrSpalding You have selected high-quality books. Nice job using cpalms once again. Many of these books have their own websites or the author or publisher have quality resources as well. 3d
DrSpalding Incorrect # 3d
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