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Camrynm

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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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She Persisted, written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, is a eye-opening and inspiring B PB that could be a great S book for your elementary classrooms. Clinton goes over thirteen strong women who helped shape our world into the world we have today. These women persisted and never let anyone tell them they could not do it. Read along and learn about these incredible women! #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 24: Incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum. In this book, these women come from all over the world, so maybe one of your students is from the same country as one of these 13 women and can share facts about their country. The UDL principle I would use would be 1.3: Offer alternatives for visual information. Students can watch videos on each country. 1mo
Camrynm Here is a great resource that you can use in your classroom that goes with this PB: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/She-Persisted-Womens-History-Month-B... 1mo
YvetteE I plan on using this book in my library! Students MUST understand that women are adverse and amazingly strong! Thank you to Chelsea Clinton for highlighting female contributions and triumphs. 1mo
Erinehart I think this is a great book to have in my classroom library. 1mo
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This outstanding RF N titled “Merci Suarez Changes Gears“ written by Meg Medina is a Newbery Medal award winner and would be a perfect IR in your 3-8th grade classrooms. Merci Suarez is beginning 6th grade and she realizes that this year will be anything but easy. Follow Merci on her journey to survive the 6th grade and her family troubles. This book is a great eye-opener for all kids and teaches important values. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 10: Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups. While students are reading this for their IR, students can share their thoughts on the book in a cooperative group. The UDL principle I would use would be 2.4: Promote understanding across languages. Supporting each other's different languages is very important and it is important to recognize the student's different languages in the classroom. 1mo
Camrynm Here is a great resource to use with this novel: http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2018/10/merci-suarez-changes-gears/ 1mo
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Pumpkin Pumpkin | Jeanne Titherington
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This adorable RF PB titled “Pumpkin Pumpkin“ written and illustrated by Jeanne Titherington is a great RA book for your PreK-2nd grade students. Jamie plants a pumpkin seed and watches it grow, grow, and grow. Jamie is able to learn about all of the different stages that the pumpkin seed goes through to turn into a big, orange pumpkin! #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use with this PB would be 4: Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. See what the students know about pumpkins and their stages of growth before reading. The UDL principle I would use would be 1.1: Offer ways of customizing the display of information. Students can draw their own images of the different stages of the pumpkin seed. 1mo
Camrynm Here is an activity that students can do in the classroom that can enhance their learning on pumpkin seeds: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/pumpkin-pumpki... 1mo
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The outstanding RF N, Because of Winn Dixie, written by Kate DiCamillo is a great LC book for your 3-8th grade students. This book is a Newbery Medal award winner. Follow the journey of Opal and her father as they move to Florida. Opal goes into the store “Winn Dixie“ and comes out with a dog! Opal and Winn Dixie become the best of friends. Follow both of them on an unforgettable, heart-breaking journey. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 42: Have students use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts and information. This can be a long novel for a 3rd grader so it is important to have them sequence the events in chronological order. The UDL principle I would use would be 3.3: Guide information processing and visualization. After students read the book, they can watch the incredible movie! 1mo
Camrynm Here is a discussion guide that could be great for a LC: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/because-winn-d... 1mo
Erinehart This is such a great book. I loved the movie as well! So adorable. 1mo
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This lovely P N, Inside Out and Back Again, written by Thanhha Lai won the Newbery Honor and would be a great IR in your 3-5th grade classrooms. This wonderful poetry book is inspired by the author's own life. This book follows a girl who escapes Vietnam and immigrates to Alabama. Follow her on her unforgettable journey! #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 38: Assign short readings for homework. For IR's, it is important for students to have a little bit of reading to do each night. The UDL principle I would use would be 9.2: Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies. This book can be very eye opening for students so it is important to go over coping skills. 1mo
Camrynm Here is a great resource that goes over how to have a family book club about this book! http://dia.ala.org/sites/default/files/images/DiaCurriculum_8-12_Lesson5_%20Insi... 1mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The SF novel, The Giver, written by Lois Lowry won the John Newbery Medal and is a perfect LC novel for your 6-8th grade classrooms. Jonas lives in this perfect world where there is no sadness or heart-ache and everyone is happy. Everyone fears of December though because that is when each 12 year old receives their assignment. Jonas is sad to receive his assignment of “The Giver.“ Come along with him on his new life journey. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 43: Have students underline or highlight key words or important facts in written assignments. Throughout this novel, it can be easy for kids to get lost in the text. This strategy will help the students keep up with the novel. The UDL principle I would use would be 5.3: Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance. 1mo
Camrynm This lesson plan is great for your 6-8th grade students: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-p... 1mo
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The Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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The TL PB, The Ugly Duckling, written by Hans Christian Anderson and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney won the Caldecott Medal and is perfect for S in your PreK-5th grade classrooms. This fable takes you through the life of a sad, little duckling. He lives a very sad life until the day that he turns into this beautiful, big swan! The animals were not nice to him while he was a duckling, but everything changes once he is a beautiful swan!#UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 20: List the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard. For your PreK-K classrooms, students will benefit from the teacher pointing out the important words and their definitions. The UDL principle I would use would be 2.1: Offer alternatives for auditory information. Students could listen to the tail through an audio CD. (edited) 1mo
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Harper Lee's outstanding HF novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, won the Pulitzer Prize and is a great IR for your 6-8th grade classrooms. Join Scout Finch and her family as they explore their town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's. Scout's Dad, Atticus, is an attorney and takes on an African American man, Tom Robinson's, rape case. Join Scout on her journey of observing this heart-breaking case. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 44: Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written-
pictorial), sequence, summarize. This strategy would work great for a long novel like this. The UDL principle I would use would be 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols. The vocabulary in this book can be confusing for 6th graders, so going over the vocabulary words would be very beneficial.
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Camrynm Here is a lesson plan that goes over the history of this novel: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons/mockingbird/ 1mo
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Ramona and Her Father | Beverly Cleary
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The hilarious RF novel titled, Ramona and Her Father written by Beverly Cleary and illustrated by Tracy Dockray is a perfect IR for your 3-5th grade students. In this Newbery Honor book, readers can follow Ramona on her hilarious journey to try and make her father happy after he loses his job. Ramona and her family are just normal people going through normal life events. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 9: Teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, time lines etc. The students could put the events of the book in order on a time line so that they keep the book organized. The UDL principle I would use would be 2.5: Illustrate through multiple media. This principle would allow students to create illustrations of the events in the book. 1mo
Camrynm This is a very helpful resource where students can create a story map: https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=5641&lf_id=9 1mo
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Froggy Goes to Bed | Jonathan London
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The wonderful PB Froggy Goes to Bed, written by Jonathan London and illustrated Frank Remkiewicz, is a perfect RF PB for a RA. Froggy is just trying to go to sleep, but he cannot find anything he needs for his bedtime routine. Follow Froggy on his wild adventure around the house as he tries and gets ready for bedtime. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use with this PB would be 4: Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. I could ask the student what they do to get ready for bed. The UDL principle I would use would be 9.3: Develop self-assessment and reflection. The students can reflect on the book and talk about what they think about Froggy's bedtime routine. 1mo
Camrynm Here is a very helpful readers theatre script to use with your PreK-2nd grade students! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Readers-Theater-Script-for-Froggy-Go... 1mo
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is an eye-opening, moving HF novel written by John Boyne that can be used in a LC in your 6-12 classroom. This story is set in Berlin in 1942 when Bruno, a little boy, gets home from school to see that all of his belongings are being packed up. He is told that his father got a new job and that they are moving to “Out-With.“ This story follows Bruno's tramatic experience at this camp and follows his new friendship

Camrynm that ends in a heart-breaking ending. This is a story that everyone needs to read to understand this devastating time in history. The UDL principle I would use would be 9.2: Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies. This story is very hard to read and students need to be able to take their time reading it and go through the appropriate emotions. Talking with each other can help the students cope with this devastating story. 2mo
Camrynm The EL strategy I would use would be 42: Have students use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts and information. Timelines would be helpful for this novel so that the students can keep the information in the correct order. This lesson plan is great and gives helpful advice for teachers: https://www.prestwickhouse.com/blog/post/2019/01/how-to-teach-the-boy-in-the-str...
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CPettersen I loved reading this book in sixth grade! Such a sad story but a great way to get children to connect to prior events and understand them better. Great job! 2mo
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TristanPool @Camrynm I love how you have tied your HF book to facilitating students‘ personal coping skills. Relationships matter in the classroom and showing your students ways to emotionally handle themselves can really show the level of care that a teacher has for their school kids. 2mo
KristenScala Camryn,
I enjoyed reading this book when I was in middle school, such an eye opening book to read. Another strategy you could use for this book is the media one to connect it with the film. I also really like the website you linked to help teach this novel.
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haleyklein Such a powerful book! Thank you for your insight on how you would bring this into the classroom! Thanks for your post Camryn! 2mo
ArianaG Wow I have heard amazing things about this book and I think this post just convinced me. Thank you for sharing!!!! 2mo
katiehamlin This is such a good EL strategy to use for a book like this! Such a good book! 2mo
YvetteE This is a strong classic that will benefit students who are ready to understand the conflicts in history and the struggles many people faced. Great read! 2mo
abbie-cadabbie This is such a heartbreaking book. Very powerful and has a great story for students to be informed on. Will definitely include in my future classroom! Great choice :-) 2mo
ArianaG I read this when I was younger and it really is an amazing read! Would definitely recommend! 1mo
Nute I still think about this book. Powerful story! 4w
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Knights and Castles | Mary Pope Osborne, Will Osborne
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Magic Tree House: Knights and Castles is a wonderful F novel written by Will and Mary Pope Osborne that could be used for a LC in your 1-5 classes. This novel brings you on the crazy adventure with Jack and Annie as they try and get their questions answered about knights and castles. Come along on this wild ride and learn about knights, castles, and everything in between! #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The EL strategy I would use with this adventurous novel would be 29: Offer a variety of reference materials at the students‘ instructional level
for independent use. Learning about knights and castles can be a bit confusing for some students, so it is important to make sure students have plenty of reference materials. The UDL principle I would use would be 2.1: Clarify vocabulary and symbols. Students can pick out confusing vocabulary words while
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Camrynm working in the LC. This lesson plan is great for your elementary classroom: https://www.mthclassroomadventures.org/application/files/4614/8605/3360/MTHFT02-... 2mo
MarkZalewski The magic treehouse books are excellent for students getting into reading! 2mo
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BRaulerson Great book to engage the students in a fun and adventurous story while learning parts of history along the way! 2mo
kgarzon There are a lot of big vocabulary in these type of magic tree house historical book! Great choice! 2mo
maciforster I loved that series when I was younger!! I think it would be awesome to create a mini treehouse corner when students are reading it!! 2mo
ccipriati I LOVE magic tree house books. I still read them today! 2mo
YvetteE My oldest son is a Magic Tree House fan! We will read this one soon! Children love to imagine historical times, and these books encourage students to reflect and explore events that happened long ago. 2mo
Erinehart These books use to be my favorite when I was in elementary school! 2mo
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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? | Steve Jenkins, Robin Page
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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This is a wonderful NF PB written by Steve Jenkins and illustrated by Robin Page. This is a Caldecott Honor book that would be great for a S in your PK-5th class. This PB is a great educational book for children to learn about all of the different animals and what the animals can do with each of their body parts. It is also a great interactive book for the students and teacher to engage in. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The UDL principle I would use would be 4.1: Vary the methods for response and navigation. The teacher can allow the children to make the animal noises, and to get up and act like the animal. The students can have a lot of fun learning about the different animals. The EL strategy I would use would be 22: Give enough wait time for second language learners to respond to questions. 2mo
alexblanco This book seems like a great book to use when you‘re teaching your students about different animals! I like the lesson plan you included! 2mo
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sbombasi This seems like a great book for students to reflect in the real world of these animals and learn more info about them! 2mo
AlyssaB Very cool for students to see and reflect on animals. Would be great for a science lesson 2mo
kradebaugh I do love books about an animals. I do know from experience that kids love animals and it always helps kids to learn when they can relate to something that they like. 2mo
ebrown I love how this book can be integrated into other subjects in the classroom :) 2mo
ArianaG This book looks so cute 😍 really would love to read it! 1mo
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The Hello, Goodbye Window is a wonderful RF PB, a Caldecott medal winner, written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Chris Raschka. This would be a perfect RA book for your K-3. This book is told from a little girl's point of view who is being babysat by her grandparents. She shares all of her wonderful experiences while at her grandparents house. This book provides a great lesson for children that all families are different and that everyone

Camrynm may not look the same, but that differences are to be celebrated! The EL strategy I would use would be 30: Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. Children could imagine her experiences at her grandparents house and what her family members look like and draw pictures. 2mo
Camrynm The UDL principle I would use would be 3.3: Guide information processing and visualization through looking at the wonderful illustrations in the the book and by having the children draw their own pictures. This lesson plan is perfect for your K-3 grades: http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/bookfairs/currconnection/hello_goodbye...
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karlasanabria1 This sounds like such an amazing book to add in my future library. I‘m sure students will enjoy and relate to this story. Can‘t wait to read it! 2mo
abbie-cadabbie I love the lesson plan you included for this story! I also have never read this book but I‘m definitely looking forward to it :-) 2mo
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The Family Under the Bridge | Natalie Savage Carlson
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The Family Under the Bridge is a fantastic RF novel by Natalie Savage Carlson and illustrated by Garth Williams. This book is a Newbury Honor and would be great for a 3-5 IR. Armand is an old hobo living under a bridge in Paris who has everything he owns in a little cart and has no family. One day, Armand notices a family under his bridge and they begin to care for one another and Armand wants to help the mom and her children out the best he can.

Camrynm The EL strategy I would pair with this RF novel would be 6: Continually monitor students‘ comprehension because the concept of a hobo living under a bridge might be confusing for students. The UDL principle I would use would be 9.1: Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation, such as context based assignments/projects, so that the students know there will be certain forms of assessment throughout the novel even though it is an IR. 2mo
Camrynm This lesson plan is a great discussion guide for grades 3-5 and 6-8 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/family-under-b...
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Strega Nona: Book & CD | Tomie DePaola
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The TL PB Strega Nona written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola, a Caldecott winner, is a perfect choice for PR in your PK-5th classes. Strega Nona is a nice, old witch with a love for pasta. She hires a boy named Big Anthony to help her with her chores around her house. Big Anthony observes her singing to the pasta when magically, all of a sudden, she has a large pot of pasta! This PB teaches the consequences of being dishonest. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The UDL principle I would use would be 1.2: Offer alternatives for auditory information. In the PB, Strega Nona has a special magic chant that the students could listen to or they could make up on their own. Students could also look at pictures of Italy to better understand where Strega Nona lives. The EL strategy I would use would be 17. Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, exc. 2mo
Camrynm This lesson plan is perfect for your PK-2 grade classrooms: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/strega-nona-le... 2mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder by R. J. Palacio is an inspiring RF novel that could be a great IR for your 3-8 grade classrooms. Auggie, a young ten-year-old boy, was born with extreme facial abnormalities and faces the challenges of going into 5th grade after being homeschooled his whole life. He faces his fear and becomes an inspiration for all of the students. This book teaches kids to be nice to each other despite our differences. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm The UDL principle I would use is 9.1: Promote expectations and beliefs that
optimize motivation. I could have them discuss with a small group of what they think is going to happen next and how the book is going to end. The EL strategy I would use would be 9. Teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, time lines etc. This would be helpful for students so that they are able to keep track of what is happening in the book and important details.
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Camrynm These writing and discussion prompts are perfect for your 3-8 classrooms while reading the novel Wonder: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/5-writing-and-discus... 2mo
TristanPool I love the writing and discussion prompts! It really does get the kids thinking about the world around them while enhancing their critical thinking skills. @Camrynm 2mo
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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This lovely RF PB titled “Whoever You Are“ written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Leslie Staub is a wonderful RA book for your K classroom. Whoever You Are dives into the concept of diversity and how each and everyone of us comes from somewhere different and may look or talk different, but that we all get sad, happy, and love the same. This is a fantastic book to read to your young students so they can begin to learn about diversity! #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm A useful EL strategy to use for this book would be 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. This strategy would be useful because the teacher could ask questions about diversity before, during, and after the book to see the students prior-knowledge on the subject and then find out what they learned. The UDL principle I would use would be 4.1: Vary the methods for response and navigation. 2mo
Camrynm I could ask the students questions and either have them verbally respond or I could have them raise their hand if the answer pertains to them. Here is a word search for your K classroom that your students could use to recognize vocabulary. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/word-search/whoever-you-are-word-search 2mo
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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The Polar Express written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg is a wonderful RF PB, Caldecott Medal winner, that could be used for S in an elementary classroom. A young boy embarks on an unforgettable train ride to the North Pole where he discovers new friendships and realizes that you should always believe. The Polar Express is an incredible book for children to read to learn about the real Christmas spirit and to always believe. #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm This wonderful PB could be perfect for storytelling in your K-2 classrooms. The UDL principle I would use would be 2.3 and I would decode the complex phrases in the book that Allsburg uses for the children. The EL strategy I would use would be number 20 and I would write down the complex words and phrases that we will be reading so that the kids can have a visual aid of their definitions. 2mo
Camrynm This lesson plan is perfect for PreK-2nd grade classrooms. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/polar-express-... 2mo
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Blended | Sharon M. Draper
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Blended by Sharon M. Draper is a wonderful RF novel for the elementary classroom that could be used for a LC. Blended shows the real struggles Isabella deals with being a mixed 11 year old girl who is trying to juggle being in middle school and living with divorced parents. Readers will learn the real challenges that race can bring in a school atmosphere and how important it is to put aside our differences and love one another. 💕 #UCFLAE3414F19

Camrynm This novel could be a great LC book for grades 3-7. The UDL principle I would use is 2.1 (Clarify Vocabulary and symbols) and I would make a sheet of vocabulary words to go over with the group before they start reading. The EL strategy I would use would be 4 (Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge). I would go over racial issues with the kids before they started reading so that they would understand that part of the novel. (edited) 2mo
Camrynm Here is a resource that has useful discussion questions for LC https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Blended/Sharon-M-Draper/9781442495005 2mo
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