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Thank You Book | Mo Willems
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This isn‘t even for the Litsy Reading Response project but I couldn‘t help but post this! At B & N right now reading this book from the Elephant & Piggie series... If anyone remembers from my Author Study, one of my fun facts that I shared was how the pigeon is secretly hiding in every Mo Willems book. When I read this part, I couldn‘t help but laugh! #ucflae3414su19

LibrarianRyan 😜😜😜 5mo
DawnS That‘s actually quite funny! 5mo
MeaganM Love this book! My daughter checked out 8 of his books last week and this has been a favorite! 5mo
DrSpalding Thank you for sharing! His books are wildly popular at the elementary level. So glad to see that they are also popular with college students!❤️📚 4mo
BeverlyMel Loved this story. flashback to your author study, so funny. 4mo
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This RF is a lovely way to encourage your class or children! Each page starts off with “Have I ever told you?” and finishes with a statement that prompts readers to feel confident in themselves and their dreams. Love how this book is also geared toward EL‘s as it mentions how people of different backgrounds are ambassadors, Supreme Court justices, teachers, and many other noble professions! With the style of the book, it definitely calls for a RA!

DMoux http://shanimking.com/have-i-ever-told-you/ This link will take you to the author‘s website where you can share your own “Have I ever told you...” story! UDL 9.1 will be utilized to promote motivation to achieve goals. ESOL 3 will promote positive thinking and encouraging self talk! #ucflae3414su19 5mo
Estradan Your resource would be a nice way to incorporate what they learned from the RA into action. Having student share their own story makes it more personal and they can hear about their peers own stories and help build relationships. 5mo
DrSpalding What a beautiful message for a beautiful book. 9.1 works perfectly with the moral to the story. English learner strategy number three works well also! Nice alignment. 4mo
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This NF book won the Coretta Scott King Award as well as the Robert F. Sibert Medal. A very interesting read about the story of Negro League baseball which involves gifted athletes overcoming segregation, racism, horrible conditions and low pay. Driven by their love to play ball, they went through many defeats and triumphs on and off the field. Would be a great IR for a student who loves baseball and wants to learn more about its history!

DMoux https://youtu.be/GhEGR61w9OI This link will take you to a Q & A of the author and painter of this book, Kadir Nelson! UDL 7.1 will be used by optimizing individual choice in using this book for an IR. ESOL 9 can be used by teaching note taking strategies will reading this book to deepen comprehension. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DrSpalding Kadir is amazing! I had the opportunity to meet him and he is so talented. This is an excellent book selection as you can tell from the many awards on the front cover. What a great book to integrate social studies and literacy. 4mo
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Through My Eyes | Ruby Bridges
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This Jane Addams Children‘s Book Award winning B is about a pivotal point in history where Ruby Bridges begins attending an all-white school. She faces racism head on with nasty comments being thrown at her by mobs outside of school. This doesn‘t stop her from getting her education even if she is the only one there. A brave and inspirational read that should be in every classroom. LC could be used as it is a longer book and provokes discussion!

DMoux https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/through-my-eye... This link provides a lesson plan with discussion questions that could be great for LC. UDL 3.3 can be used through discussion questions guiding information processing. ESOL 31 can be used to modify questions by using shorter and less complex sentences. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
Kcompton2912 I remember learning about Ruby in my elementary class and I loved her story and perseverance. I would have loved to have this book during our lesson with the discussion questions. We did watch a fabulous movie on her and that would be great to add to this book! 5mo
DrSpalding Scholastic is a high-quality resource and your idea of using this as a literature circle option is excellent! You can learn so much from historical figures that have overcome challenges in life. Social studies and great books work well together.❤️📚🌍 4mo
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Winner of the 1964 Caldecott and the first book I remember reading holds a special place in my heart and will hold a special place in my future class library! This MF is about a mischievous boy being sent to his room early before dinner and going into the land where the wild things are. After a crazy adventure, he realizes maybe being king of the wild things isn‘t for him. DR could be used by having Max and the wild things played out by students!

DMoux https://www.weareteachers.com/where-the-wild-things-are-activities/ This link shares 10 different activities involving arts, crafts, and writing! UDL 5.2 multiple tools for construction and composition will be used through arts and crafts activities. ESOL 30 will use drawings and art as aids to identify concepts and see relationships. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
gabbymartin Love this book! I remember reading it at home and my classroom as a kid. You chose an awesome book that every teacher should read to their students! I like the resource you posted as well!! :) 5mo
DrSpalding We Are Teachers is one of my favorite resources. I follow them on social media and continue to learn a great deal from their posts. Arts integration along with writing is a fabulous activity to use with this book. 4mo
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This 2015 Caldecott award winning MF is a friendly story about an imaginary friend in his imaginary world waiting for his human friend to imagine him. After a long wait, he decides to go into the real world to look for her. Such a wonderful book with amazing illustrations about patience and making friends! This would be a great RA as it would allow for these creative illustrations to be showcased in front of the whole class!

DMoux https://rampages.us/hockettjv/wp-content/uploads/sites/10356/2015/12/Read-Aloud-... The link provides an in-depth read aloud lesson plan with a sequencing chart at the end to check for comprehension! UDL 3.2 will be used to sequence events by highlighting patterns and big ideas. ESOL 42 will use timelines and charts to sequence important facts and information. #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 5mo
DrSpalding Helpful resource and nice alignment. I like that you have also noted the date for the award. 4mo
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A powerful RF about the road of being human. We learn, make mistakes, and grow from them. We find joy in friendships and may get hurt by them sometimes. But, being human allows us to make choices. We can move forward, choose to be thoughtful, kind, compassionate, and fair! Such a great book about morals and how we should respond to setbacks! Would be great for a SR or RA, as it is a book that needs to be heard by all and should invite discussion.

DMoux https://www.counselorkeri.com/2018/10/13/i-am-human-activity/ This link will bring you to a lesson plan that involves students sharing about their experiences and learning from their peers! UDL 9.2 facilitates personal coping skills and strategies when hardships come. ESOL 22 can be used by giving enough wait time to respond to life experience questions. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
Kendylleonard I‘ve never heard of this book before, but what a great book to have in your classroom! This would be great to use as a RA if you are having some issues within your classroom. The activity is also great! I would love to have this book in my classroom and complete this activity with my students every year. 5mo
Kcompton2912 I have never heard of this book but am instantly in love. Empathy is so important to teach to students right now with our world. Having this be a RA can be great to have group discussions about empathy. The resource you provided will definitely bring that further. 5mo
DrSpalding There are a series of books like this and now that you are familiar with the author and his exceptional work… I hope you will perform an author study so that you can share many of his titles. Read aloud is perfect for this book and I could see it as a touching storytelling as well. 4mo
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The E.B. White Read Aloud Award winning MF is the cutest story about angry crayons leaving letters to Duncan, their owner. Some crayons need a break from all their coloring, others want to be used more, and still others fight over whether they are the true color of the sun. At the end, Duncan figures out how to resolve the the issue! This book is perfect for RA and RT. Such a fun way to learn about colors while welcoming laughter in the classroom!

DMoux https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/day-crayons-quit This link will bring you to different printables, activities, and teacher resources for this book! UDL 5.3 can be used by building fluency through practice and performance in a RT. ESOL 8 will be used by modeling fluency as direct instruction through RA. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource. You are easily aligning principles and strategies to meet the needs of all students. 4mo
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This Caldecott and CSK Award winning B is full of beautiful illustrations that depict the life of one of America‘s greatest composers, Duke Ellington. With rhythmic and swinging prose, Pinkney takes the reader right into these jazzy times in history to make his story truly come alive. Ellington wrote many pieces celebrating the life of African Americans which are still significant today. RA could double this story as a history lesson as well!

DMoux https://amandersoneng311.weebly.com/read-aloud.html This link will take you straight to a lovely read aloud of this book. UDL 2.5 can be used by showing the read aloud on YouTube which illustrates this book through multiple media. ESOL 17 will provide contextual support through sharing audio visuals of this book. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DrSpalding Finding stellar read alouds for books is helpful in the classroom. While you should be modeling effective read aloud skills consistently, there is nothing wrong with sharing another person reading aloud. In a one to one classroom, you could provide the links for students to listen independently in a literacy station! 4mo
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This Newbery Award winning RF was an accurate depiction of the struggle of a middle school girl! With health and financial issues in the family, bullies at school, and new responsibilities, Merci learns that change may be better than staying the same. Meg Medina did a wonderful job of painting the image of a Hispanic 6th grade girl; this book was a mirror for me! LC would be great to invite discussion on the deep/pressing issues in this book.

DMoux http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2018/10/merci-suarez-changes-gears/ This link goes into detail about many different themes to be discussed within the book which would be great to help assist LC! UDL 2.4 will promote understanding across languages, specifically with Hispanic EL‘s. ESOL 42 can be used to create timelines that sequence order of events in the book to guide LC discussion. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DawnS I think it is amazing how words can paint such a picture and allow you to see yourself in the story. I am so glad this happened for you with this story. Changes are such a difficult thing especially at a middle school age so I can see how valuable the discussions that come from this book would be. Great post! 5mo
DrSpalding I am thrilled you all enjoyed this new award winner! Your personal connections along with Beverly‘s were inspiring to hear. I hope you will use this in your future classroom as a literature circle option or a real loud. 4mo
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Moonlight on the Magic Flute | Mary Pope Osborne
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This MF brought me back to my elementary years! Jack and Annie go on a mission to help an artist bring happiness to millions by sharing their gifts with the world. After going back in time with their magic tree house, the artist they‘re looking for is not who they expect it to be! A great story about the importance of lending a hand to someone in need. This would be great for an IR assisted with discussion questions to answer while reading!

DMoux http://www.risetoreading.com/2012/12/05/comprehension-questions-41-moonlight-on-... This article provides comprehension questions to answer while reading the book! UDL 7.3 will be used in an IR by minimizing threats and distractions since students will have questions guiding their reading. ESOL 38 can be used by assigning short readings for homework. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
Macker11 I never read these growing up, but I definitely plan to invest to have them in my classroom and read them so I can know all the adventures when students talk to me about them! I love the connection you can have with students through books like these 5mo
DrSpalding While I would prefer the magic treehouse website created by the publisher, this one seems helpful as well. 4mo
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Up, Tall and High! | Ethan Long
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This Theodor Seuss Geisel award winning RF holds three short stories about three hilarious birds all in one picture book with flaps that feature surprise twists! The novelty of this book is how accessible yet entertaining it can be for students who are still learning to read! PR could be used to practice fluency for K-2/ ESOL students who may need a short, playful, yet educational book to practice their reading together.

DMoux https://www.readbrightly.com/meet-illustrator-ethan-long/ This link allows you to meet the author and illustrator Ethan Long through a series of interview questions that took place with the Brightly Editors. UDL 1.1 is used by offering ways of customizing the display of information through flaps. ESOL strategy 34 can be used by de-emphasizing the speed of reading this short book and focusing on accuracy of words. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
Estradan The flaps are such a neat idea! I think it‘ll keep students engaged. The interview also gives insight on who Ethan Long is and I think that‘ll be good for students who enjoyed this book so they can look for similar books by the author. 5mo
DrSpalding He is such a cool guy! This would be a wonderful resource to use with an author study in the primary grades. 4mo
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Thank You, Mr. Falker | Patricia Polacco
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This RF always brings me to tears! An inspirational story about Trisha, a little girl who gets bullied because of her struggle to read, but eventually learns through the help of her 5th grade teacher. Trisha turns out to actually be Patricia Polacco, the author of this book and many other successful children books! This book would be a great RA as students can discuss the effects of bullying as well as the significance of believing in oneself.

DMoux http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/digging-deeper-de... A great RA lesson plan that involves making predictions, personal connections, and understanding themes. UDL 3.1 will activate background knowledge through making personal connections to the text. ESOL 4 will link students prior knowledge to the lesson topic at hand. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DrSpalding This is a high-quality resource! Effective read alouds take planning as you now know and helpful resources like this will make that planning that much easier. 3.1 and four work beautifully. 4mo
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Who Was Anne Frank? | Ann Abramson
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This wonderful easy-to-read biography of Anne Frank brought me right back to Amsterdam where I got to visit the Anne Frank House back in May! This book was flooded with so much detail of her life before and during the secret annex and what it was like to be in hiding during the Holocaust. IR would be a great teaching strategy as students who have a desire to learn more about this time in history will have freedom of choice to pick this book up!

DMoux http://resources.corwin.com/sites/default/files/Appendix_I_3-5_Questions.pdf An awesome resource on teaching students to generate their own questions with references to the text of this biography! UDL 7.1 optimizes individual choice as students are able to choose this for an IR. ESOL 1 teaches questioning for clarification with the resource provided! #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DrSpalding These are easy to read biographies! These would make excellent independent reading options however you could have small groups reading different biographies in LCs and use the jigsaw technique to share what they learned. 4mo
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Child of the Civil Rights Movement | Ral Coln, Paula Young Shelton
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This HF highlights the effects of the Jim Crow laws throughout the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of a 4-year-old girl, along with the strengthened African American community persistently fighting for their rights. This book would be great for SR to have group discussion about the similarities of this time in history to current events as well as teaching how the power of community can truly make changes in our society!

DMoux https://www.civilrightsteaching.org/comfort-food/ A lesson plan that allows for personal connections to be made with civil right activists through family and food.
UDL 7.2 will optimize the relevance, value and authenticity of what the community of social activists truly entailed. ESOL strategy 32 can allow student pairs to optimize comprehension in SR and the activity. #ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding This is historical fiction as long as the main character is not a real person. I like the idea of shared reading and allowing partners to turn and talk to one another to enhance comprehension. 4mo
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Giver | Lois Lowry
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This Newbery award winning SF about a wise boy named Jonas living in a utopian society being controlled by The Elders‘ traditions and rules would be a great addition to a middle school classroom library. Through LC, students will be able to gain better understanding through group members sharing their interpretation of different topics such as the memories transferred to Jonas or the privilege of freedom that we have in the US!

DMoux http://www.walden.com/blog/the-giver-7-creative-classroom-activities/ Great link with 7 different classroom activities that optimize comprehension and community. UDL 5.1 allows for use of multiple media for communication which can be used in the 90 second video activity. ESOL strategy 38 can be used by assigning short readings for hw for the LC. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DrSpalding This is the website that helps teachers use great books along with movies! You are easily aligning appropriate principles and strategies. 4mo
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Red Riding Hood | James Marshall
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A retold classic TL teaches readers the importance of being obedient to authority figures and cautious of talking to strangers, as they just might gobble you and your grandmother right up! RT would be a great teaching strategy to help bring this story to life. With the use of 5 students representing Little Red Riding Hood, her mother, the granny, the wolf, and the hunter, this TL can be made an enjoyable experience for everyone!

DMoux http://eztales.com/library/pdf/1341903890_Red_Riding_Hood_LP.pdf A lesson plan that involves drawing a map and creating a class big book to discuss the purpose of fairy/folk tales! UDL 8.3 will be used to foster collaboration and community through creating a class big book. ESOL strategy 30 encourages the use of drawings as aids to identify concepts within the tale. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DawnS It is amazing how recognizable James Marshall‘s artistic style is, I posted on his rendition of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Honestly, I love the idea of having students draw for this lesson because it also plays to the multiple intelligences. 5mo
DrSpalding Excellent choice. Please use traditional literature in your classroom! Using graphic organizers helps all students including English learners, therefore number 30 works perfectly. 4mo
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This historical NF provides great illustrations along with an asterisk on each page listing facts about the moon landing! A wonderful way to keep students involved in learning important times in history like these would be a DR, with three students playing the three astronauts: Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Neil Armstrong. With DR, the whole class can take part by representing the items the astronauts wore/needed to make this trip successful!

DMoux http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/blast-vocabulary-... This lesson takes students on a virtual tour to the moon and helps build vocabulary! UDL 3.3 will help guide information processing and visualizing through the virtual tour. ESOL strategy 5 will be used to help teach technical vocabulary pertinent to the key concept of the moon landing. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DrSpalding Virtual tour of the moon! I love it. What an amazing resource. You have made wonderful books selections. 4mo
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This Coretta Scott King Award winning poetry book brings about a variety of different pieces of work from African American poets in alphabetical order. With most pages just containing fragments of poems, intrigued readers are encouraged to continue seeking out the poetry. With PR, students could easily go back and forth reading the different poems on each page. Would be a great lesson for Black History Month as well!

DMoux https://youtu.be/UjmyNiEqEbE Ashley Bryan shares his passion for poetry and performs “My People” by Langston Hughes. UDL 9.3 can develop self-assessment and reflection with the insight this book shares on African American culture. ESOL 2 promotes cooperation within the partner reading. #ucflae3414su19 5mo
DrSpalding Partner reading works beautifully with poetry as you witnessed in class. Use poetry consistently in your future classroom. 4mo
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Loved this MF that promotes confidence and diversity through a princess with magical curls who can do anything she sets her mind to! In a diverse classroom, PR could be a great tool to build community and celebrate differences. Pairing students from different backgrounds and having them share unique qualities about the other that makes them special could be a great way to help build the reading community and encourage one another.

DMoux https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/princess-truly/ This link provides more insight on the author and how Princess Truly was inspired by her daughters. UDL 9.1 and EL strategy 3 could both be used through promoting positive beliefs about oneself/others and encouraging self-talk such as positive thinking which can optimize motivation. #ucflae3414su19 6mo
MeganKlein @DMoux, the resource you provided was awesome! I loved learning more about the authors and why they were inspired to write the Princess Truly books. This book seems like a great one to have in a classroom library because it promotes diversity and self-confidence. Besides PR, I would also consider doing a DR of this book. I think children would be very engaged if this book was acted out. (edited) 5mo
DrSpalding The book you won in class! Great resource and partner reading works however Megan‘s idea of a dramatic reenactment could be fun as well. (edited) 4mo
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The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds
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Great RF about a boy who collects all types of words, accidentally jumbles them together & uses his mess to create powerful meaning and creatively express himself/inspire others. With a RA, this book could be a great tool to build vocabulary and highlight the power of words!

MeaganM @DMoux Omg! That‘s an absolutely adorable activity that is posted in the link. I love how it‘s just like in the book when he strings all the words together. Super cute idea! Must use that in my classroom one day! 6mo
DMoux https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/scholasticcom-editors/2018-2019/c... This link provides a lesson plan that uses yarn and index cards to promote new vocabulary. UDL 2.1 and EL 37 can be used through language experience techniques clarifying vocab and symbols. EL‘s can choose vocab words in their native language paired with the English translation for the activity! #ucflae3414su19 6mo
DrSpalding Scholastic is a high-quality resource and the vocabulary activity is excellent! This book obviously lens it self to teaching high-level vocabulary. Oral language development is vital to your students reading proficiency. 4mo
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