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Newton's Rainbow
Newton's Rainbow: The Revolutionary Discoveries of a Young Scientist | Kathryn Lasky
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Famed for his supposed encounter with a falling apple that inspired his theory of gravity, Isaac Newton (16421727) grew from a quiet and curious boy into one of the most influential scientists of all time. Newton's Rainbow tells the story of young Isaacalways reading, questioning, observing, and inventingand how he eventually made his way to Cambridge University, where he studied the work of earlier scientists and began building on their accomplishments. This colorful picture book biography celebrates Newton's discoveries that illuminated the mysteries of gravity, motion, and even rainbows, discoveries that gave mankind a new understanding of the natural world, discoveries that changed science forever.
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Newton‘s Rainbow: The Revolutionary Discoveries of a Young Scientist CMC written by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, is a beautiful, Non-fiction/Biographical picture book that explores the life of Isaac Newton, one of the most influential scientists in history. As a boy, Issac was always curious questioning everything, reading as much as he could, observing the world and inventing things. #UCFLAE3414F19

ccipriati The famous encounter when an apple falls on Isaac‘s head, leading him to compose his theory of gravity is described in the story. This book is great for a read-aloud or even a partner read. Then the students can follow up the reading with a quick, little project about the life of Isaac Newton based on the specific elements of the story. 4w
ccipriati This book sends an inspiring message to young readers- that they, too, should always be questioning, observing and reading throughout their life, which will lead them to new discoveries themselves.

The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 3.1 which is the strategy intended to activate or supply background knowledge. You can execute this strategy by incorporating a KWL chart when reading the book aloud to your class.
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ccipriati The students can fill in what they know about Newton before the read aloud and then what they learned after. Then they can write what they still would like to learn.
The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is 9, which is intended to teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, timelines, etc. You can even have the students create a timeline on Newton‘s life and his accomplishments based on the book.
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ccipriati This will also encourage students to take notes when listening to you read aloud.
This link provides a quick overview of Issac Newton that students will enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vTbtna25j8
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Tinks Nice post.... Seems very interesting. And, the pictures add nice bonus to it. 2w
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