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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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I really wish there was a rating higher than just “pick” because this is a book that everyone needs to read. August Pullman was born with facial deformities and never went to school because of frequent surgeries. Now he is starting fifth grade and as we all know, it‘s hard to be the new kid. This book would best be taught as an LC to be able to allow for deep conversation between the students. https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen An effective ESOL strategy would be strategy 16 which could be done by having the students do many activities with the book that includes conversations as well as writing. UDL 9.3 could be utilized by asking children questions that allow them to relate the story back to themselves and put themselves in someone else‘s shoes 1mo
DrSpalding So many of you that chose this book used this resource. You know a book is well loved when it has its own website! A beautiful realistic fiction title that I believe should be read by all teachers. Very well done Carmen. Continue to post pictures of great books when you add them to your library. 5d
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This was the book that really got me into poetry as a child. Where the Sidewalk Ends is a p collection of Shel Silverstein‘s quirky poetry that includes “Sister for Sale”, “Us”, “Warning” and many more. This book would be good for a CR where each student takes turns reading different poems. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/poetry-feast-form... #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen These poems might be a bit confusing so using UDL 2.2 and making sure to clarify the structure would help students a lot. Also while the students are reading the poetry out loud one should use ESOL strategy 34 and emphasize accuracy when reading poems to increase literacy (edited) 1mo
DrSpalding Your principles and strategies are so beautifully aligned and you are thoughtful and how they truly work with your text and strategy. Choral reading works well with poetry and helps to build confidence. 5d
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Blackout | John Rocco
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This book is a cute, Caldecott award winning realistic fiction book by John Rocco that emphasizes the importance of families coming together to spend time with each other. When a blackout occurs in the city, a family of four band together and realize that even though there is no light the whole family can still have fun. I would teach this book with RA. https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.ilfonline.org/resource/resmgr/blackout_-_copy.pdf #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen This book could be taught with UDL 7.2 to increase interest in the story as well as connect it back to the students‘ own lives as some of them may have experienced a blackout before and most of them will. Also ESOL 44 would be utilized to help with understanding of the text. 1mo
DrSpalding Helping students make text to self connections or text to world connections is an important part of comprehension. 5d
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Madeline | Ludwig Bemelmans
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This Caldecott award winning HF picture book by Ludwig Bemelmans is about the smallest but bravest girl Madeline and the other little girls she lives with. In the middle of the night, mother finds that something is not right and it‘s off to the hospital with Madeline. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/madeline This book would best be taught in an RA. #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen UDL 3.2 should be used to highlight the patterns in Madeline‘s life and how she is distinct from the other children. I would also use ESOL strategy 1 and show students that if they do not comprehend a part of the story they can ask questions to increase comprehension and that asking questions is welcome in the classroom. 1mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is a high-quality site. 5d
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Mice Twice | Joseph Low
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Mice Twice is the MF story of a cunning and hungry cat and an even more hungry and cunning mouse. This book has very cute pictures, and has the message “what goes around comes around”. This would be taught in a PR style. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/mice-twice UDL 3.2 should be utilized to highlight the pattern in the actions taken by the cat to catch the mouse as well as ESOL 6 by asking comprehension questions. #ucflae3414f19

DrSpalding Partner reading and discussing the lesson… Both work well with this book. You have made excellent book selections. 5d
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This book is Roald Dahl‘s first children‘s novel about a young boy named James. James lives with his horrible aunts who treat him terribly, but one day he is given some magic crystals by a strange old man. It gets wild when the magic doesn‘t work on him but on a peach tree in their yard. This book would be an excellent book for an AS https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories/james-and-the... #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen UDL 2.1 should be utilized as some of the vocabulary is slightly difficult. Roald Dahl was famous for creating new words that are not normally used in daily speech so clarification on some terms might be needed. In conjunction with the UDL, ESOL strategy 29 could be used by providing reference literature such as the dictionary created by Oxford for Roald Dahl vocabulary. 1mo
DrSpalding Your last statement is such a fun fact! Now you really need to do an author study… Four books! (edited) 5d
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This NF book is absolutely delicious. It goes through the process of creating chocolate from bean to bar, and also talks about the Gertrude Hawk chocolate factory. This would be an excellent book to read during the holidays when chocolate is eaten the most. This would be an excellent IR. #ucflae3414f19 https://study.com/academy/lesson/chocolate-lesson-plan-for-elementary-school.htm...

CPettersen One could utilize UDL 2.5 by providing perhaps videos that go over the process of creating chocolate so students could better visualize the process of creating chocolates and see the factory workers in action. Also, ESOL strategy 29 could be utilized as well to further stretch comprehension and allow students who are interested a chance to fully dive into the world of chocolate creation by providing other related books. 1mo
CPettersen Side note: this would be an excellent book to use when reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory since both discuss chocolate and candy making. 1mo
DrSpalding Your side note is my favorite part. This would be an excellent non-fiction complement to reading that fantasy title! Your posts are thoughtful, thorough yet concise. Great work! 5d
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Alice‘s adventures in Wonderland is a classic story by Lewis Carrol about a girl who falls down the rabbit hole and finds a nonsensical new world and some very interesting inhabitants. I feel that this book would be a good LC book for the class. I could assign short readings from the book and also about the author using ESOL strategy 38 to help get new English learners to practice while learning about the time period and the story. #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen A fun way to use UDL 2.5 might be to use an online program to retell the story or perhaps watch a movie adaptation which could be then utilized to enhance understanding by doing a compare and contrast between the original book and other sources retelling the same story. 1mo
DrSpalding Movie and book comparisons assist students in truly comprehending the story. Great idea! This is a beautiful version of this book. 5d
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Fantastic Mr Fox | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl is a FANTASTIC story of Mr. Fox, who lives with his wife and four baby foxes. They steal chickens and ducks from the three mean old farmers named Boggis, Bunce, and Bean who soon begin to try and hunt down Mr. Fox. The book is a short read, so I believe utilizing this book as a part of an AS about Roald Dahl would be effective. #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen UDL principle 2.1 would be necessary as Roald Dahl was famous for creating new nonsensical words that students would not know unless they have read one of his books prior. ESOL 23 would thusly be effective not just for ESOL learners but for all learners to get some clarification on the terminology Roald Dahl has created in his book. 1mo
DrSpalding This is your second book by this author. There is such a sense of wonder in his books. Use them in a variety of ways and consider an author study! He is fascinating. 5d
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Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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Thank you, Omu by Oge Mora is a wholesome story of Omu, who made a thick red stew and decided to share it with the people who come to her door. When she runs out of stew, what is she to do? This book would be effectively taught through RA to the whole class room. ESOL strategy 6 would be utilized by asking questions to gauge understanding of the story.

CPettersen UDL principle 9.3 could be used as a way of connecting to the character of Omu and understanding why she gave everyone her stew and whether or not students would do the same. This would end up in a conversation about sharing and having compassion. #ucflae3414f19 https://growingbookbybook.com/thank-you-omu-activities/ (edited) 1mo
DrSpalding This is such a wonderful book with an excellent message. This is a good resource however using jumpstart is a good one as well. 5d
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Kate DiCamillo has outdone herself again with this Newbery award winning story about a mouse, a rat, a scullery maid, and a princess. Despereaux is a little mouse who was born a little different than the others and partakes on a journey to save a princess from conniving ways of the rats down in the dungeon. This would be an incredible RA and DR book as it has a plot that would be awesome to see acted out on stage. #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen UDL 1.2 and 1.3 should be addressed by providing other ways for students to understand the story, such as by doing a re-enactment and also perhaps by watching the movie. ESOL strategy 22 would be utilized to allow students with language barriers to process the information and respond to questions about the story effectively. 1mo
DrSpalding She will be in Oviedo tomorrow night! This wonderful author has so many good books and this is one of her award winners. If this was used in literature circles, the teacher would need to facilitate understanding. The four books can be confusing. 5d
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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What an amazing story! I completely understand why this book won a Newbery award. Jonas is a young boy in a dystopian society where there is no pain and everyone is assigned a role. Jonas, at his thirteenth birthday, is given the honor of becoming the next receiver of memory and begins to uncover the truth about his society. This book would best be taught through LC, as this book provokes a lot of conversation and thought. #ucflae3414f19

CPettersen One could use UDL 7.2 to foster interest in this book and build understanding in why we read and learn about dystopian societies and why looking at the values in these fictional societies is so relevant. Also ESOL strategy 45 can be used to compare and contrast Jonas‘s society and our own society to see where we are similar and different and better understand the society that we are living in and the one we are reading about. 1mo
DrSpalding This is an amazing story. It would be interesting to compare the dystopian society in the book with our current society. You continue to align the universal design and English learner strategies well. 5d
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This Caldecott award winning novel was absolutely amazing! I really loved all of the artwork that is used to tell the story along with the pictures. Hugo is a young boy living in the clocks at a train station in Paris. Hugo meets an old man who runs a toy shop that he steals parts from to rebuild an invention of his father‘s but it turns out the man is not who Hugo thinks he is.

CPettersen #ucflae3414f19 I think this book would be best utilized in the classroom as an RA just because of how many pictures are in the book and how shockingly easy the book is of a read. I would use ESOL strategy 36 to help foster good understanding , and also UDL 3.1 would be a good way to increase comprehension with regards to the historical aspect of the book as students may not know about the historical events in the book. 1mo
DrSpalding Scholastic is a high-quality resource that you have used a few times. Continue to use this resource in the future. I like the idea of reading aloud this beautiful book! Did you know the movie won five Academy Awards? 5d
CPettersen @DrSpalding I didn‘t know that! That‘s incredible! 4d
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Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa | Veronica Chambers
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This biographical picture book is about one of the biggest idols from my own culture, Celia Cruz. Celia Cruz was a singer from Havana, Cuba who became known for being “La Reina de la Salsa“ or the queen of Salsa. http://www.monicabrown.net/files/Tools_for_Teachers_CELIA.doc
This book would best be taught through RA using ESOL strategy 5 and EDL 2.1 to clarify the spanish language vocabulary and promote understanding.

kgarzon This looks like a really cool biography to use in the classroom! Definitely adding to my to-read list :) 1mo
fabozzia This book, just from the cover, looks very cool and makes me want to read it. It is a great book to bring into the classroom and brings some new things, like the salsa, to introduce to the students. 1mo
cassandram Oooo very interesting book!! Definitely would want to read this. Also would be great for Hispanic heritage month. 1mo
DrSpalding I am adding this to my stack! I can just imagine reading this book with salsa music playing in the background. 5d
CPettersen @DrSpalding play “guantanamera” by Celia Cruz really softly in the background while reading this one. 4d
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Who Was Gandhi? | Dana Meachen Rau
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This biography about Gandhi is a part of the New York Times Best-selling “Who Was“ series. Gandhi was a shy boy growing up and avoided people as he walked home from school every day, and yet eventually he became the face of the movement for Indian independence from British Rule through nonviolence. This book would best be utilized in the classroom as an IR with discussions after. https://www.famouspeoplelessons.com/m/mohandas_mahatma_gandhi.html

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UDL 7.2 and ESOL strategy 13 would be effective in teaching how Gandhi's protests are still relevant in children's lives today and to be able to connect it with experiences in the students' own lives.
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DrSpalding This would be a good resource for research and your website highlights the vocabulary that the reader would need to understand the text. Good choice. 5d
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Kevin Henke‘s heartwarming F picture book is about a kitten following the full moon believing it to be a bowl of milk. While following the moon she gets herself into more trouble than it is worth! This book won a Caldecott award for its artwork. This book would best be taught through DR and RA.

CPettersen By doing a DR of this tale you could utilize UDL 1.2 and 1.3 as you are giving alternative methods for gaining auditory and visual information. Also EL 50 could be utilized as many comprehension activities could be used such as writing activities and role play. #ucflae3414f19 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/kittens-first-... (edited) 2mo
TristanPool This is such a cute book! The illustrations on just the cover are attention-grabbing. I can see little kids now dramatically reenacting the storyline!😂 @CPettersen 2mo
Camrynm This sounds like a great book to use in the classroom! I will definitely read it. I think your EL strategy is great with the writing activities and role play. 2mo
DrSpalding You mentioned dramatic reenactment or read aloud but your storytelling was beautiful! Obviously high-quality children‘s literature can be used in a variety of ways. 5d
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This creepy Caldecott award winning picture book from Aaron Reynolds and Illustrator Peter Brown is a perfect book to read to your students around Halloween! Jasper Rabbit loves carrots, but when he eats too many they begin to follow him home and creepy things begin to happen. This story would best be taught in either S or RA style. UDL 3.2 would be appropriate to help highlight patterns in the book.

CPettersen Be sure to use EL 22 and give English language learners enough time to respond to questions. #ucflae34141f9 https://mrswillskindergarten.com/creepy-carrots-lesson-plans/ (edited) 2mo
Erinehart This is one of my favorite children‘s books by far! 2mo
haleyklein Such a fun read aloud!! 2mo
DrSpalding It is a creepy Caldecott award winner! 5d
DrSpalding Make sure you expand on how you would use this resource. 5d
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The Dinosaur Expert | Margaret McNamara
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This RF picture book by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by G. Brian Karas would be a great book to discuss famous women and their achievements as well as Dinosaurs! Kimmy loves dinosaurs and knows a lot about them, but on a trip to the natural history museum with her class a boy tells her that girls can‘t be scientists. After this she becomes shy. Will anyone be able to make her open up again? Maybe the class teacher, Mr.Tiffin, can!

CPettersen This book would best be taught using an RA. UDL strategies 2.7 and 3.1 should be utilized to teach students prior to or after reading the story about dinosaurs and famous woman archeologists. Also EL strategy 29 should be used to allow students to go and look up topics further for increased exploration and learning. #UCFLAE3414f19 https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=62058&lf_id=9 (edited) 2mo
haleyklein This looks really good! I can‘t wait to give it a try! 2mo
DrSpalding This would be an excellent book to read aloud. It teaches science concepts through quality children‘s literature. Please do this in your future classroom. 5d
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The Spider and the Fly | Tony DiTerlizzi, Mary Botham Howitt
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This instantly became a book that I wanted to have in my classroom library. This Caldecott award winning TL book illustrated and written by Tony DiTerlizzi is based off the cautionary tale by Mary Howitt. DiTerlizzi based the art style off of the classic horror movies of the 1920‘s-30‘s. The story tells of the fly who is wooed by the spider into his trap, as “spiders are trappers, for goodness sake!”. This story would be best for a RA lesson.

CPettersen To teach this book I would utilize UDL 3.3 and 3.4 to guide information processing and help students to understand the moral of the story. I would also us EL strategies 6 and 14 to be able to read the story in a way students will understand as the language is still in an old English style. #ucflae3414f19 https://achievethecore.org/content/upload/spider_and_the_fly_1_lit_final2.docx (edited) 2mo
Tinks This book seems as if it would be a great read. The cover itself is appealing all in its own. Thank you for sharing. 2mo
haleyklein Looks spooky!!! I really like the illustration, I think it‘s really cool that the English is old style I really want to give it a read! Thank yo Igor the share! 2mo
DrSpalding Understanding the moral of the story is an excellent focus for this book. Quality resource. 5d
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This classic F children‘s novel by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake was absolutely amazing (and better than the movies!). The story is about Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who lives in a small house with his parents and grandparents. One day, he finds a ticket to a chocolate factory owned by Willy Wonka along with 4 other children, and on that day he has the wildest day of his life. This book would best be utilized in AS teaching strategy.

CPettersen Utilizing UDL 2.1 and 2.2 would be helpful in clarifying a lot of the vocabulary and syntax for this book. Also, EL strategies 29 and 48 should be used to help encourage ESOL readers to do exploration on their own and interact with other students. #ucflae3414f19 https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories/charlie-and-t... (edited) 2mo
MarkZalewski Great post! This book‘s a classic loved that you picked it 2mo
DrSpalding Using the author‘s website is wise. What an excellent post that encompasses all required elements. Your universal design and English learner strategies are spot on! (edited) 5d
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