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Emma_Barcena
The Day You Begin | Jacqueline Woodson
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This book was so impactful it might make you cry. Jacqueline Woodson is such an amazing author, and Rafael Lopez is a phenomenal illustrator, so the combination is out of this world! I think that this book would be a great read in the very beginning of the school year to read to your class because it might make many students feel more comfortable and safe in this new environment, and it can help you build a connection with your students

Emma_Barcena The genre is RF. This book is a New York Times Best Seller. This book would be a great first RA book of the school year. This is such a cute resource to use with younger students!

https://www.thecurriculumcorner.com/thecurriculumcorner123/book-study-day-begin/
(edited) 3y
Emma_Barcena The UDL Principles 9.2 & 3.4 can be used to facilitate personal coping skills and strategies and to maximize transfer and generalization. The EL Principles 19 & 20 can be used to establish predictable classroom routines and listing the more important words and phrases that are planned to be used. #UCFLAE3414su20 (edited) 3y
Nkaufmann Emma, what a fantastic idea to read this book aloud to your students in the beginning of the year. I agree that your statement about using this book as a way to help your students feel more comfortable in a new environment. Good job! :) 3y
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DrSpalding Late 3y
DrSpalding Beautiful book for the beginning of the school year you noted a helpful resource. 2y
DrSpalding Your English learner and universal design principles work beautifully with this title. 2y
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Emma_Barcena
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I came across this book, and I thought that it would be a book about trains, which it is, but it‘s more than that! It‘s actually a really great book that utilizes poetry through a free verse, and it is such a great example of the use of onomatopoeia! I would love to show students this book because I really think they would love to see this as a read aloud in a VERY dramatic way! I will definitely want to use this in a Language Arts lesson!

Emma_Barcena This genre is P. This book has received the Caldecott and the Sibert Award. This book would be a fantastic book for a RA. This is a great resource because this book has its own website!

https://brianfloca.com/locomotive-classroom-resources.html
(edited) 3y
Emma_Barcena The UDL Principles 7.3 & 3.2 can be used to minimize threats and distractions and to highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships.. The EL Principles 15 & 18 can be used to reinforce the key ideas presented and using commands and directions that involve overt student actions as in TPR. #UCFLAE3414su20 (edited) 3y
DrSpalding Late 3y
DrSpalding This Book is nonfiction. It tells the history of locomotives. You have selected several award winners that would be excellent additions to your classroom library. 2y
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Emma_Barcena
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I first saw this book at Barnes and Nobles and it immediately grabbed my attention! This book could be a bit content heavy for the younger grade levels, but it speaks about very important and influential women of our history and would be a great addition to any classroom library! I know students will be drawn towards the fun illustrations, as well as, the stories of these women! A great book to utilize in a history or social studies lesson.

Emma_Barcena The genre is B. This book is a New York Times Bestseller. This book can be used as a GR. This is a great resource to use for more biographical relevant information.

https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/2622/
(edited) 3y
Emma_Barcena The UDL Principles 9.1 & 8.3 can be used to promote expectations and beliefs for motivation and to foster collaboration and community. The EL Principles 16 & 28 can be used to integrate speaking, listening, and writing activities. Also, provide students with biographies of significant men and women. #UCFLAE3414su20 (edited) 3y
DrSpalding Late 3y
DrSpalding English learner strategy 28 is perfect for biographies. The illustrations are certainly attention grabbing. I like the idea of dipping in and dipping out of this text; using historical figures that align to content you were teaching in social studies. Guided reading is probably not the best strategy for this particular text. They now have a male sequel to this book as well. 2y
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Emma_Barcena
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This book made me laugh and it also kept me informed. This will be a fun read for students as they learn about flies and their purpose, and that they aren‘t actually that bad! As a student teacher it would be a fun activity to show the students this book during a science lesson.

Emma_Barcena The genre is NF. This book has not received any awards. This book would be good to use in a SR. This is a good resource to use to provide information to students about flies and to play some fun games.

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/i-fly-buzz-about-flies-and-how-awesome...
(edited) 3y
Emma_Barcena The UDL Principles 7.2 & 3.4 can be used to optimize relevance, value and authenticity and to maximize transfer and generalization. The EL Principles 32 & 37 can be used by using student pairs for team learning and by using language experience techniques in discussing concepts and ideas. #UCFLAE3414su20 (edited) 3y
DrSpalding Late 3y
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is a quality resource. This of course would make a good shared reading option when teaching science concepts. 2y
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Emma_Barcena
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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This is an excellent piece of children‘s literature that gives an account from the author and her life as a young girl in the 1960s in the United States. This books is clearly very acclaimed as you can see from the many awards it has received! This is something that many students can read and learn a lot from, but also they can resonate with the author and her message.

Emma_Barcena The genre is B & a bit of P. This book has received the Newberry, the National Book, and the Coretta Scott King Award. This book would be a great RA in the classroom. This is a good resource to use when discussing history and providing background infromation.

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/exploring-perspec...
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Emma_Barcena The UDL Principles 4.1 & 3.1 can be used to vary the methods for response and navigation and activate or supply background knowledge for students. The EL Principles 1 & 4 can be used to teach student‘s questioning for clarification and to link the lesson to students‘ prior knowledge of the text. #UCFLAE3414su20 3y
DrSpalding Late 3y
DrSpalding You are correct this is a biography and specifically a memoir. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it was a literature circle option for several semesters. Your resource is of the highest quality. Keep using this in the future. 2y
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Emma_Barcena
The New Kid on the Block | Jack Prelutsky
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This is such a fun book that will get students into reading poetry because it is genuinely funny! This book is collection of different poems that have been put into one book.

Emma_Barcena The genre is P. This book has not received any awards. This book would be great in a PR. I found this video that is an animation of this book, which I thought would be really fun to show students, so that they could get excited to read the book and also they could potentially reenact the poems themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKwl5JBb_i0
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Emma_Barcena The UDL Principles 2.5 & 5.1 can be used to illustrate through multimedia and use multimedia for communication. The EL Strategies 6 & 13 can be used to monitor's student's comprehension and to use preview/review activities. #UCFLAE3414su20 3y
Nkaufmann I LOVE your resource. And I know students will love it too as it is very engaging and will make them laugh. This will in turn aid their comprehension of the poems. 3y
DrSpalding Late 3y
DrSpalding It is an excellent anthology that would be a good addition to your classroom library. What a fun resource! Partner reading, choral reading, echo reading and independent poetry readings all work well for books like this. 2y
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Emmaturtle3
Julian Is a Mermaid | Jessica Love
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This beautifully illustrated book is about a boy, Julian, who‘s in awe of the women dressed as mermaids on the train, so he decides he wants to be a mermaid too! His abuela supports his dream, helps finish his amazing mermaid costume, and walks alongside him in the parade. This book, Julian is a Mermaid, is a RF book written by Jessica Love and a Jane Addams award winner! A must have, to teach children how to truly be themselves! #ucflae3414su20

Emmaturtle3 This is a great RA for students, I hope to use this book in my future classroom to encourage students that it is okay to be different; that makes you YOU! ESOL strategy #1 can be incorporated when asking students question about the text as you read. UDL 2.1 can be used by defining the vocabulary used before starting the lesson! (edited) 3y
Emmaturtle3 This resource: https://assets2.hrc.org/welcoming-schools/documents/WS_Lesson_Julián_Is_a_Mer... is a super interesting link to addressing gender at an elementary school level. It provides lessons and activities to support inclusion in the classroom! 3y
LauraLeighn This looks like an insanely cute book! I love your description of it, it really sells the book. The lesson to “okay to be different; that makes you YOU!“ is so important especially in elementary school, I love your ESOL and UDL strategy, great post! 3y
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RamzieM This looks like an amazing book choice! I think you paired your ESOL and UDL strategies for a read aloud. 3y
LibrarianRyan Its getting a sequel. Stay tuned for #coverlove #MGedition because i will have it in there later today. 3y
nquintus I love this book! It also won a Stonewall award for LGBTQ representation, so I agree that it would be a wonderful add to a diverse classroom library. Great choice, Emma! 3y
DrSpalding I agree this would be an excellent read aloud to emphasize the theme of being unique. Your universal design and English learner strategies work and your resource is a good one. I believe the sequel is about Julian going to a wedding. 2y
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Emmaturtle3
Stop! Bot! | James Yang
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Looks like we‘re going to need more bananas! “Stop! Bot!” written and illustrated by James Yang, is such a fun light hearted MF story about a community coming together to find the stop that bot. The young boy‘s robot keeps going up and up, not even the giraffe can reach it and boy oh boy will you be surprise to see who stops that bot! This is a great book to do a DR to because of all the fun characters and little twists and turns. #ucflae3414su20

LauraLeighn I love that you started your review with an attention-getter! This definitely seems like a great book to introduce to the class, everyone loves a fun Dramatic Reenactment! I expect students would be really excited to play the Robot 3y
DrSpalding Whoops… You‘re missing universal design and English learner strategies along with a website resource. 2y
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marissamaddox
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This MF book is one that never gets old! This book written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond is a New York Times Best Seller and seems to get better each time you read it. The book shows us what happens when a young boy gives a mouse a cookie.... and more. Kids in elementary school love this book and you could totally turn this into a RT. #ucflae3414su20

marissamaddox UDL Principle- Offer ways of customizing the display of information (1.1) - there are so many different ways to present this book to the students.
ESOL Strategy 14- Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant https://www.scholastic.com/parents/books-and-reading/raise-a-reader-blog/if-you-...
This scholastic link provides teachers with an activity to teach students about cause and effect.
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LauraLeighn You're so right! There are so so many ways to present this book to students and your ESOL stat makes it so everyone can participate and understand the lesson. 3y
gpraytor I LOVE your prop that you have to tie into this book! 3y
DrSpalding Late 2y
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JoslynB
Prince Ribbit | Jonathan Emmett
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In this MF by Jonathan Emmett, we explore a humorous tale about a frog trying to weasel his way into a lavish lifestyle by tricking the princesses. While nearly everyone is wrapped around his slimy finger, one princess is not. Her name is Princess Martha and she has a plan but realizes soon that she must explore different perspectives to reveal the truth. This book is great for a RT.

JoslynB https://www.readingrockets.org/article/readers-theater-giving-students-reason-re...
UDL principle 8.3 foster collaboration and community and EL 2 promote cooperation are great for making a RT successful. #ucflae3414su20
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Emma_Barcena I really enjoyed your Readers Theatre of this book! I didn‘t know that the cover looked like this and it makes me want to have the book for myself even more! The resource you gave is great, I hope you can use your script in your future classroom! 3y
DrSpalding Like Emma said, the readers theater was a wonderful addition to our class meeting. You‘ve provided an excellent resource about using readers theater in the classroom and it certainly does promote cooperation and Foster collaboration and community. Nice UDL and English learner alignment. 2y
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