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AleciaM

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Walk Two Moons | Sharon Creech
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Realistic Fiction Newbery Award winner Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech is a great IR or LC. This book is about a little girls who's mom left and she is trying to reunite with her. On a long journey with her grandparents to see her mother again lots happens and many stories are told. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM This book is another great one for predicting. UDL 6.1 guide appropriate goal setting is great for LC to monitor their reading. ESOL 6 continually monitor students' comprehension is also a good one to make sure they understand what they are reading.

Some great teacher resources.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/walk-two-moons...
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DrSpalding Lovely image! Fabulous resource that could truly assist you in incorporating this book as a literature circle in your intermediate, elementary classroom. Nice job aligning universal design and English learner strategies. A bit more elaboration on your resource would be helpful. 22h
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Wishtree (adult edition) | Katherine Applegate
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Wishtree by Katherine Applegate is a great MF to be used as a RA or IR. It is about a tree named Red who can talk. He has been alive for 216 rings and seen a lot. When the word LEAVE was carved into his truck it brought on a lot of conflict in the community. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM I would use this book as a read aloud. It is a great opportunity to have story time. Perfect bool to talk about predicting in a story. UDL for this book is 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationship. ESOL for this book is 2 promote cooperation (small group) and 22 give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions.

https://www.wishtreebook.com/resources
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abbie-cadabbie I loved listening to my peers talk about how much they loved reading this book in their literature circle! It made me want to pick up the book and read it for myself! Definitely seems like a great read. 😊 1mo
DrSpalding You know I love this version of the book! Perfect that it is in an actual tree! Nice alignment and use of a quality resource. I hope you will use this as a literature circle option in your future classroom. 22h
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Blueberries for Sal | Robert McCloskey
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Caldecott Honor Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey, is a great read aloud or partner reader. This book is about a little girl named Sal who goes picking blueberries with her mother. She ends up eating more than collecting and loosing her mother and following behind a mama bear. When the bear realizes that it is not her cub following her she is startled. This is a great book to teach about storing food for winter. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM ESOL and UDL that I have attached to this book are; 21 Record your lectures, presentations, or stories on audiotape, especially for new students who have very limited exposure to English, and 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information.

Teacher resources for this book are,
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/blueberries-sa...
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KristenScala This book looks SO cute! I can‘t wait to read it, great resource as well! 1mo
DrSpalding What genre would you consider this classic book? Nice English learner and universal design alignment. More information needed regarding your resource. 22h
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Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein
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“Whatif“ poem, by Shel Silverstein in his great book Light in the Attic, is a great CR for all ages. This poem is about all the things that children think about when they go to bed at night. This would be a great poem to discuss some of these issues children have and reassure them that it's okay to come and talk to an adult about these worries. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM UDL and ESOL that I would use with this poem would be, ESOL 14 simplify you speech by making it slower and redundant, and UDL 5.1 use multiple media for communication.
Website for teacher resources is:
https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.co...
https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.co...
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DrSpalding Choral reading is such a wonderful option for utilizing poetry in the classroom. You picked a high-quality book that should be a part of your classroom library 22h
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MF Caldecott honor Click, Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin illustrated by Betsy Lewin is about cows who find a typewriter and demand blankets in the barn. This is a great RT or S. Children will have a great time reading and performing this book for their class. ESOL 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of information and UDL 14 simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. #UCFLAE3414F19

kradebaugh This is a great book. Just had the opportunity to read it. I like your review of it 1mo
katiehamlin I remember reading this book as a kid! I love the link you used, definitely something I‘d use in my classroom! 1mo
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Lrobertson I love this book! Kids always have so much fun when it's being read! Great post 1mo
Jgolub13 This book looks like it would be perfect for a lesson on onomatopoeia. I may have to find it to use in my classroom one day 1mo
TristanPool I remember reading this book as a kid. Love your resource - looks detailed enough to prepare you to teach a great lesson! 1mo
DrSpalding You took my suggestion and used a high-quality resource to go along with this fabulous book. You know how to align your principles and strategies but again need to expand on your resources. 22h
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Honeysmoke by Monique Fields is a great book to teach kids about diversity and self identity. Simone is a biracial young girl who is trying to figure out her identity. She knows that she is not black like her mom, not white like her dad. She thinks long and hard about who she is and what her parents remind her of. At the end of the story she comes up with her very own unique identity and word for herself. Total must have. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM UDL I would use for this story is 8.4 increase mastery-orientated feedback and 3.3 guide information processing and visualization. ESOL 15 reinforce the key ideas that you present again and again.
Teaching students about diversity and multicultural families is very important in today's school. Here is a great website to help with that.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/multiculturali...
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Tinks This book looks very intriguing and the picture is an added bonus. Love! 1mo
DrSpalding This is the best picture of them all! Thank you for sharing your passion of this book with me. You are correct that teaching students about diversity is very important. Scholastic has an amazing resource to assist educators in doing just that. 22h
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Sarah, Plain and Tall | Patricia MacLachlan
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Historical Fiction Newbery Award winner Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan is a great SR. It's about a lady who comes to live with a family after answering an ad about someone looking for a wife. She soon realized that where she was is nothing like Maine where she was from but made it work because she loved the family. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM I chose UDL 3.2 highlight patterns. critical features. big ideas. and relationships, and ESOL 45 use Venn diagrams to contrast and compare activities. I chose these because all through the story Sarah is comparing Maine to the prairie lands.
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/sarah-plain-an...
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Tinks Never heard of this book, but it look like an interesting read. Nice post. 1mo
DrSpalding What a cool picture with an amazing artifact! This used to be a book that fourth grade teachers used every year to meet social studies standards. This is an award winner that can expose students to historical information and information about the Prairie life. 22h
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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page
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A great NF Caldecott honor book, What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins illustrated by Robin Page. This book talks about what different animals do with their ears, nose, mouth, eyes, and tails. UDL for this book is 1.1 offer ways of customizing the display of information. ESOL I would use is 20 list the important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM This is a great book to tie into a science lesson, or just have in your library for those inquisitive readers.
https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/60536
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DrSpalding This post is a bit brief however you have attached a helpful resource from our Florida department of education. You are correct, this would be a wonderful book to include in a science lesson about animals and their parts! 22h
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Tikki Tikki Tembo | Arlene Mosel, Blair Lent
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Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Model illustrated by Blair Lent is a TL Boston Globe Horn Book Award winner. This is a great RA picture book for early elementary students. This story is about 2 brothers who are playing near a well and they both feel in. Since Tikki's name was so long to say it took longer to get him out after he fell in. This then made it where the names of children had to be shorter. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM This repetitive folktale would be great for ESOL 14 simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant, and for UDL 2.5 illustrate through multiple mead.
I have found a cpalms lesson on this book.
https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/59178
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DrSpalding This book is such a tongue twister and it is a fun read aloud after you have practiced many times! I had a student storytell this as well and it made for a wonderful storytelling. 22h
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One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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RF Newbery Award winner One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is a great IR for grades 3-6. This story is about a silverback gorilla who has spent almost all of his live in a “domain“ at the Exit 8 mall with his friends Stella the elephant and Bob the dog. The book has many great twists and if you are a senseative person will definitely make you cry. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM The ESOL and UDL that I would use with this book is 29 - offer a variety of reference material at the students' instructional level for independent use, and 9.1 - promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. I have found a great website that offers many different activities for this book. http://www.bookrags.com/lessonplan/the-one-and-only-ivan/essaytopics.htmlhickleb... 1mo
DrSpalding Your website did not link however I have seen this before and like the idea of utilizing this book as a topic for writing. 22h
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Hansel & Gretel | Holly Hobbie, Douglas Hobbie
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This is one of my all time favorite TL books. Hansel and Gretel by Holly Hobbie is a great RT for children? This book is full of amazing illustration and just an all around good book about two children taken into the woods and left. As they try to find their way home the come upon a cottage in the woods made of candy. The witch inside locks them in a cage and wants to fatten them up to cook them in her oven. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM This amazing book is fun for all ages in a RT. ESOL 32 Use student pairs for team learning, especially for reports, experiments and projects. UDL 4.2 Optimize access to tolls and assistive technologies.
https://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/stories/hansel-gretel-teaching-resources/
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Erinehart One of my favorite TL books! Love your ESOL strategy as well, I think that is a great idea. 2mo
DrSpalding Your passion for this book truly shines through in this post. Traditional literature is so important for our elementary age students and I hope you will use it often. This would be an amazing readers theater along with a read aloud. You could literally have a traditional literature unit and share all of the wonderful stories with the students! Just imagine how many standards you could meet doing this. 22h
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Susan B. Anthony | Dona Rice, Dona Herweck
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This biography Susan B. Anthony by Dona Herweck is about her life and how she wouldn't give up fighting for women's right to vote. She was also the only woman to be on any U.S money. I would use this book as a RA. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM ESOL for this book would be 15 Reinforce key ideas you present again and again. I would use this strategy because I will be tying this book to social studies. UDL is 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. https://www.woojr.com/susan-b-anthony-for-kids-worksheets-and-classroom-activiti... and http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/susan-anth... 2mo
DrSpalding Multiple resources in this post. Biographies are extremely important for our elementary age students and are required in social studies standards. Look at the English learner strategy list specifically at number 28. 22h
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Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? | Megan Stine, Who Hq
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This NF novel about Sonia Sotomayor is about her life growing up and the struggles that she faced being Hispanic. Then she was chosen to be on the Supreme Court which made her the first Hispanic and third woman to sit on the Supreme Court. This series is a great way to incorporate reading along with social studies. This book would work well as a LC or PR. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM UDL for this book is 8.3 foster collaboration and community. I chose this because they will be reading it in a lit circle or partner reading. ESOL is 2 promote cooperation (small group). http://www.whowasbookseries.com/educators-resource/ 2mo
DrSpalding All of this series would be considered biography! Of course it‘s non-fiction but nonfiction about a person is considered a biography. Excellent resource… You need to expand on how you would use it. 22h
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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This SF novel by Lois Lowry is about a boy named Jonas who lives in a utopian society where everything is the same. Jonas was give the career as the Give and inherited all the memories. He now see the world differently. I would use this novel as a LC or IR. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM I would use #6 Continually monitor students' comprehension as and ESOL strategy, and 8.2 or 6.1 for UDL as this book can be a little much for both ESOL and ESE students. http://thegiverlessonplans.com/category/teaching-resources/ 2mo
DrSpalding Did you know that this is a quartet of books… There are four in the series! I highly recommend all of them. They are very intriguing and certainly could be used to monitor student comprehension. 22h
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd is a great MF picture book for children in Pre-K through 1st grade. It is a perfect tool to use for Choral Reading as the story repeats. This is also a good story for beginner ESOL as the pages are short and simple, and available in Spanish. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM ESOL and UDL that I would use for this book would be; 2.4 Promote understanding across languages as this book is also available in Spanish, and 12 teach to two objectives, language and context. https://www.youngpeoplestheatre.org/schools/teacher-resources/goodnight-moon-stu...
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DrSpalding I agree with the idea of reading aloud and choral reading with this classic. 22h
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Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein is an amazing book full of great poems. The poem that I like the best is "Sick". This poem is about a little girl named Peggy who comes up with every excuse for being sick just so she doesn't have to go to school, until she finds out it is Saturday and she needs to go play. This poem would be a great starter for choral reading. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM This book would be great for beginner ESOL and simple enough for your lower level ESE children. The ESOL I chose is #21 record your lectures, presentations, and stories on audiotape, especially for new students who have very limited exposure to English. The UDL I chose is 1.2 Offer alternatives for auditory information. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/choosing-word-sum... 2mo
Lrobertson Great idea for your EL strategy! Audio tapes are a great tool for the students to listen while reading along with the book. I listen to audiobooks now all the time as an adult! 2mo
KristenScala Great post for a great book! I like the resource you picked as well, lots of great information included, especially under the “instructional plan” tab 2mo
DrSpalding You picked a high-quality resource for a wonderful poetry anthology. Use Silverstein‘s poems in your classroom in a variety of ways. 22h
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is a Caldecott award winner, and an amazing modern fantasy book that would be great for a readers theater. This story is about a boy named Max who was sent to his room and dreamt about his room transforming into a land of wild things. The wild things loved Max and made him their king. When Max leave the wild things are sad and want him to stay. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM The UDL and ESOL for this book are 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media and 14 Simplify you speech by making it slower and redundant. https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-1-2/68864-where-the-wild-... (edited) 2mo
DrSpalding I am fine with the modern fantasy genre here… Remember that some believe it is realistic fiction. Expand on the wonderful resources you have found and aligned them to the universal design principles you were selected. With the read aloud, 14 works well as you must make your speech a bit slower to assist in comprehension. 22h
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is a multi award winning HF novel. This novel is great for any LC or IR This novel is about 3 sisters who are sent to spend the summer with their mother who left them. When they get to Oakland and their mom she is nothing like they thought she would be. The girls have to fend for themselves along with being caught up with the Black Panthers. Things do change for the good in the end. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM UDL for this novel is 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. ESOL is #2 promote cooperation (small group). This is a great website that has the teachers guide to this book. https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.co... 2mo
DrSpalding You truly know how to align your universal design and English learner strategies as well as find helpful resources to use these quality books in the classroom. 22h
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Big Words for Little People | Jamie Lee Curtis
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Big Words for Little People by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated by Laura Cornell is a great MF story for a read aloud. The story is about big words that little people (children) may not know. There are words like disgusting, privacy, and corporate that children may have heard before but not really understood what it meant. #UCFLAE3414F19

AleciaM UDL for this story would be 4.1 vary the methods for response and navigation. ESOL is #20 list the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on a chalkboard.
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DrSpalding English learner strategy number 20 needs to be updated for the 21st-century however identifying important words in books especially in a book like this is important for students to understand the story as it is being read. 22h
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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a Coretta Scott King honor book and New York Times Bestseller. This book is about a girl named Start who watched her best friend get shot by a white police officer. Starr doesn't know what to do but knows she has to do something so she speaks out about what happen and trying to get justice for her best friend. This book is a RF and would be a good book for LC or IR. #UCFLAE3414F19

DrSpalding Make sure you use the rubric as your guide. We will review another post in class. 2mo
AleciaM The ESOL strategy I would use for this book is #29. Offer a variety of reference material at the students' instructional level for independent use. The UDL strategy I would use would be 4.2 optimize access to tools and assistive technology.
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AleciaM I choose strategies because some ESOL students may not understand the lingo that is used thought the book. For UDL some students need to actually hear the audio book as they follow along. This would be part of their assistive technology. 2mo
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