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The Three Pigs | David Wiesner
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This AMAZING picture book is a cute folklore written in the traditional literature genre, by David Wiesner who illustrated the book as well. This book won the Caldecott Medal in 2002 for being the most distinguished American picture book for children and is one of my favorite books! While we all know the traditional story of the Three Little Pigs, what makes this book stand out is that the author adds an interesting and adventurous twist to it.

ccipriati The story the same with the three pigs building houses: one made with straw, one made with sticks, and one made with bricks. But, at the same time that the wolf blows down the first pig‘s house, which is made out of, the first pig is blown “out of the story!” Instead of being eaten, however, in the traditional story, the first pig remains in the book but watches from the sides. 2h
ccipriati The same thing happens to the second pig! The pig is now messing around with the story and moving the pictures on the pages. They then “fly” away on one of the pages of the story and transition into a whole bunch of different nursery rhymes. This is a great book for a read-aloud or a dramatic reenactment with your students! It‘s also a good way to get the students to invent their own endings. 2h
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 2.5 which is the strategy intended to illustrate the story through multiple media. You can do this by using props and having the students tell the story with you while reading aloud or you can create a video for the students to watch to follow along with the story. #UCFLAE3414F19 2h
ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I selected for this book is 4 which is the strategy intended to link the lesson topic to the students‘ prior knowledge. Most students will know many of the nursery rhymes mentioned in the book so it won‘t be too difficult to activate their prior knowledge so as to help them understand the story better. 2h
ccipriati A cute lesson plan to create using this book to include in your classroom would be to have the students come up with their own stories using the three little pigs. They can make up the story of having the pig also join another book that they know.
This link provides a read-aloud that will capture the student‘s attention and comprehension. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NATbRmDKBHo
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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. 2h
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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This is an amazing historical facts picture book written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Bolger! This book describes the challenges that thirteen women have faced and, in an inspirational way, how, by their persistence, became successful. Some of the women mentioned in this book include Harriet Tubman, Ruby Bridges, Helen Keller, Sally Ride, and, Sonia Sotomayor. #UCFLAE3414F19

ccipriati This book sends out a very important message to little girls, and even boys, to never give up on your dreams! This book would be great for a reader‘s theater or even an author's study. You can even use this book as an introduction to a historical feminist lesson in social studies. This book was also nominated for a Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books Award! 2h
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 7.2, the strategy intended to optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. If I emphasize how each woman in the book didn‘t take no for an answer, fought to be heard and never gave up but, instead, continued to pursue their dreams and, in so doing, help to transform America, then that might inspire my students to follow their dreams no matter what obstacles or setbacks they encounter. 2h
ccipriati The ESOL Strategies that I think would be relevant for this book are 12, 17 & 24. All of these can incorporate further learning through hearing and seeing their expressions. By doing an RT we, as teachers, can make the lessons authentic and bring the materials to life!
This link provides more information from interviews with Chelsea Clinton about her book. http://mrschureads.blogspot.com/2017/05/happy-book-birthday-to-she-persisted-13....
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This amazing biography written by Gail Herman and illustrated by John O‘Brien, tells the story of Jackie Robinson‘s life. Jackie Robinson wasn‘t only an African American baseball player. He was the one who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and, in so doing, changed the face of baseball forever. This milestone did not come without obstacles and significant opposition,however.

ccipriati But he, too, persisted in reaching his dreams. His incredible success was realized when, in 1962, his talents were recognized and he inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The book “Who Was Jackie Robinson” delivers an important lesson to all children that, even in the face of racism and prejudice, if you keep your eye on the ball you will be able to reach your dreams. 3h
ccipriati This is an amazing book for independent reading but it would also be great if introduced during a literature circle.
The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 8.3 which is the strategy intended to foster collaboration with the students and teachers and to create a sense of community within the classroom.
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ccipriati If someone is good at something, then they should be given credit for it regardless of what they look like. I would also include UDL Guideline 1.3 which is the strategy intended to offer alternatives for visual information. I found a link to a reading of the book posted below. 3h
ccipriati The ESOL Strategies that I picked for this book are 2 and 3. You can promote cooperation through small groups when developing their literature circles. Also, while in their circles and during their independent reading time, you can encourage positive self-talk/ thinking. Remind them that it doesn‘t matter if they‘re Black, White, Hispanic, etc. We are all created equally. 3h
ccipriati In the classroom, you could have the students do a collaborative biography project within their literature circle groups. This link also provides an audio read-aloud of the book for students that might have visual impairments in your class. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/308007/who-was-jackie-robinson-by-gail-...
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Hello Lighthouse | Sophie Blackall
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Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall is a RF Caldecott award winning book. It‘s a perfect story for IR and a must-have for your elementary classroom library. It tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his life in the lighthouse, but Blackall manages to write this book in the most beautifully captivating way possible. Your students will certainly enjoy this book, especially those with a love for the sea. #UCFLAE3414F19

karlasanabria1 The link below includes a Read Aloud video perfect to include in your lesson plan on Hello Lighthouse. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/hello-lighthouse 3h
karlasanabria1 The UDL Guideline I would say fits best with this book is offer alternatives for visual information (1.3). While the ESOL Strategy I‘d use would be using group assignments, portfolios, learning journals, and non-print options as alternative assessment (48). 3h
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a children‘s RF book about a boy named Alexander and how a day he has goes from bad to worse. I would highly recommend it for children and how it can be relatable to anyone that just seems to have a bad day.
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MarkZalewski This website is a great source for activities that can be done in class with the book 5h
MarkZalewski The UDL principle I would apply to this would be, Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas,
and relationships (3.2). The book helps students to understand the idea that not every day is going to be a good one, and it‘s okay to have a bad day.
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Harold and the Purple Crayon | Crockett Johnson
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Harold and the Purple Crayon is a very cute and fun MF picture book about a little boy named Harold and his magic crayon. He can use it to draw different things and have them come to life, I would recommend it any young children.
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MarkZalewski To continue the discussion you can go here http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=32380 5h
MarkZalewski I think the UDL principle that applies to this would be Optimize individual choice and autonomy (7.1), as the book promotes imagination through creating 5h
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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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This book is a cross between realistic fiction and poetry. This book by Kwame Alexander is a 2015 Newberry Medal Winner and 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner. I think this book is one that I would use on a 5th to 8th grade level.
I think it is better read as an individual. The story is told by a boy who has to face life on and off the court and discovers that life can take you places you never wanted to go. #ucflae3414f19

kradebaugh The UDL's that I chose were 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and 4.1 vary the methods for response and navigation. ESOL. Continually monitor students' comprehension and Use preview/review activitites. 6h
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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I truly liked this book by Katherine Applegate. I think this book is great for literature circles. It was an easy read. I will say that it was easy to predict what would happen but it also made you want to continue reading it so that you could see if you were right in your predictions. I think this book touched on a delicate subject of not accepting someone because of something someone else did. #ucflae3414f19

kradebaugh The UDL's I chose are 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. ESOL Teach questioning for clarification and Use preview and review activities. 7h
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I Want My Hat Back | Jon Klassen
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This is a MF book about a bear who lost his red hat and is asking a bunch of different animals in his community if they have seen it. This Theodore Seuss Geisel 2nd place winner would be good for a RT. https://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763656003.btg.1.pdf This website contains cool discussion questions about the book that relate to setting, symbolism, and observations&inferences. A UDL strategy that aligns with this book would be 3.1,

leximcmillin Activate or supply background knowledge. This UDL aligns with this book because the end is left to imagination, in which students will need to have experience with observation and inference to understand what might have happened. An EL strategy that aligns with this book would be 1. Teach questioning for clarification and 4. Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. #ucflae3414f19 7h
Erinehart I absolutely love this author. I also read this book along with his other “This is Not My Hat”. Great post! 6h
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