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Allylu
I Love You, Michael Collins | Lauren Baratz-Logsted
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It‘s the day for #LetterI A wonderful middle grade book about the often looked-over astronaut Michael Collins‘ biggest fan. #AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Cinfhen I played today but appreciate the tag 💕 2mo
Allylu @Cinfhen That‘s good then. Hope you are having a good day! 😊 2mo
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Allylu
I Love You, Michael Collins | Lauren Baratz-Logsted
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Pickpick

Another #MiddleGrade finished this month! I love that Mamie (named after the First Lady) chose Michael Collins to write to out of the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts. He was the best - in her words - because he stayed with the ship. Mamie‘s adventures and circumstances that she experienced that summer were also incredible. Her bff Buster really was the best! #32 #BookSpin #15 #BFC22 #20in4 #PANTONE2022 #Blueberry #MGMsrchThroughTime #MiddleGradeMarch

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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Nebklvr
I Love You, Michael Collins | Lauren Baratz-Logsted
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Mehso-so

This was cute. I liked the relationship the main character had with her best-friend/neighbor. There was quite a bit of interesting Apollo 11 trivia. However, the resolution was a bit too speedy.

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BookishMarginalia
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Charmingly illustrated #picturebook #biography of #NeilArmstrong by #DonBrown. Again, I wish there was an author‘s note with more information.

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BookishMarginalia
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One of the things I most enjoy about reading #picturebooks is learning new and unexpected things, like “barbecue rolls” to keep a space capsule from broiling or freezing. #DonBrown #illustration

Suet624 That‘s fascinating. Never thought of it before. 1y
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acassatta
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Moon‘s First Friends!🌚 This SF, RA book is a perfect science option for primary grades. The book is a fictional story about the moon and her desperation for visitors! Throughout the book, we learn about various historical scientific events, the main one being the first landing on the moon. The story puts everything in simpler terms for children.

acassatta The ESOL strategy used in the classroom for this story would be #50 which deals with content comprehension since we are learning about some factual information. The UDL principle 3.1, activating background knowledge, would work well with this book because of the science included that some students may know about to a degree. #ucflae3414sp21 (edited) 2y
OliviaBuck I love how this can teach science but is also fiction, I feel this is a great option for students who don‘t like nonfiction, but they can still learn something from this! 2y
PatriciaS I love the cover and from your review 🙂 sounds great I will be adding it to my book list 🙂. Thank you for your great review 👍 2y
acassatta This website includes fun science experiments for students to perform in celebration of the moon landing that occurred just over 50 years ago! https://blog.csiro.au/space-rocks-six-science-experiments-to-celebrate-the-moon-... 2y
DrSpalding Sad but true I just saw that Michael Collins one of the astronauts that went to the moon in 1969, passed away today. The tribute to him was very touching! While this book is fictitious it is a valuable book for teaching science content. I could see this being paired with a nonfiction text about the lunar landing. 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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Pickpick

A quick, accessible look at the complexity of planning the first manned mission to the moon. There's not much more to say about this one, really.

My son and I read this one for Build Your Library curriculum Level 6.

cozypunk An excellent follow-up book would be Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11. The illustrations are incredible! 2y
ImperfectCJ @dandy.punk Thanks for the recommendation! 2y
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ashleyshugars
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Mehso-so

Moonshot written and illustrated by Brian Floca is a super cute NF picture book for any student interested in space-which we know is a good chunk of students! Winner of the Caldecott medal, this book will take you on the journey of Apollo 11. Students can read all about the events that took place, and what it means to be an astronaut. #ucflae3414su20

ashleyshugars For this specific picture book, I would recommend using it as an IR, as it is very interest based, following UDL strategy 7.1. For EL students, try using a KWL strategy in conjunction with ESOL strategy 50. Try this resource for some different classroom incorporation ideas: https://www.readworks.org/lessons/grade2/moonshot-flight-apollo-11. (edited) 2y
JessicaO Hi, Ashley! Thank you for sharing this book. I am trying to expand my library that I and slowly growing with my non-fiction type books and this is a great choice. Your description makes it seem so interesting, and I know that students like seeing factual information in this way. I like that you said in your classroom resource description that this book is interest based! I will keep that in mind when implementing something like it in my class! 2y
DrSpalding Read works is another excellent resource! This could be used as reference material as an independent read but it could also support your space unit in science. The author/illustrator has won numerous awards. This would be a great book to add to your classroom library. 2y
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cozypunk
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Stunning in detail and scope - especially the illustrations. Text isn't less stunning or detailed, it's just a different style - poetic maybe? Read aloud, it's matter-of-fact but not dry. To quote the front flap, "Simply told, grandly shown..." Has the most informative endsheets I've every laid eyes on. My only critcism: I wish author included resources for futher reading or investigating. #dw2020reads #nonfiction #kidslit #readyoursign #cancer

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