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A Pizza the Size of the Sun (P) by Jack Prelutsky and illustrations by James Stevenson would be a great book to do a Read Aloud (RA) with. This poetry book it filled with cute, quirky poems that would be a great book to read to your kids during a poetry unit in English. The vocabulary in these poems, such as I‘m Wrestling with an Octopus, can be advanced; however, it will help strengthen student‘s vocabulary skills. The UDL principle used is 2.1,

Edenmonet clarifying vocabulary and symbols. The ESOL strategy used is 14, simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. The teacher can explain vocabulary to the ESOL students in better detail so they can understand. A good poetry lesson plan is: http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/poetry_collaborative.htm #LAE3414SP19 8mo
Haleysantucci This book looks adorable! Definitely want to get it for my preschool kids!! I think it would be great to do a vocabulary lesson with young kids since the words you talked about are a little bit advanced. Thanks for the poetry lesson plan!! 8mo
Edenmonet @Haleysantucci Thank you, it was a great book! I will definitely be using it in my future classroom 8mo
DrSpalding Continue to use Prelutsky books in your classroom. This is an excellent anthology. 8mo
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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (TL) by Jon Scieszka and illustrations by Lane Smith would be a great Readers Theater (RT) to do with the students. In this book, the story of the three little pigs is told from the Wolf‘s perspective. The Wolf feels that this is all a misunderstanding and he did nothing wrong. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs is a very cute book and can be a good example to show students how different perspectives can change

Edenmonet a story. A teacher can create a readers theater or have groups of students create them as an assignment. The UDL principle used are 8.3 and 7.2, fostering collaboration, community and optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity. The ESOL strategies used are 16 and 2, integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing activities and promoting cooperation (small groups). A good lesson plan would be: 8mo
KAdudu I think this book is a great twist to the traditional story of the three little pigs. 8mo
Haleysantucci This one looks great!! I think that kids would love it because of its twist! Thanks for the scholastic lesson plan! 8mo
DrSpalding Samantha did a beautiful job storytelling this as well. Obviously there are multiple ways you can utilize this book in your classroom. Scholastic is a high-quality resource. 8mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver (SF) by Lois Lowry, a John Newbery Winner, would be a great book to do a Literature Circle (LC) with. In this science fiction novel, a 12 year old boy named Jonas lives in a world where everyone looks the same and everyone is without emotions or feeling. Jonas receives the Assignment of Receiver of Memory, which is the person that holds past memories and all emotions. The original Receiver of the Memory teaches Jonas about emotions and

Edenmonet he wants to leave where he lives to live a better life. Students can fill out a graphic organizer at the end of each chapter with their lit circles to ensure their comprehending the topics in the book. The UDL principles is 8.3, fostering collaboration and community. The ESOL strategy used is 6, continually monitor students‘ comprehension. 8mo
alexandracarpenter This book is crazy good and I liked the UDL that you chose to go along with it! 8mo
Haleysantucci This was my absolute favorite book growing up! I read the second one in the series but haven‘t read the third one! I like the idea of using the graphic organizer at the end of each chapter, I think that that would be really helpful for comprehension! Thanks for the lesson plan! 8mo
DrSpalding This is a fabulous book and when you read it as an adult it takes on a whole new meaning. 8mo
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The Lion and the Mouse | Aesop, Jerry Pinkney
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The Lion and the Mouse (TL) by Jeremy Pinkny, Caldecott Medal winner, would be a great book to do a Storytelling (S) with because it only has illustrations. In this book, Aesop‘s fable is retold through beautiful, expressive illustrations. A lion spared the life of a mouse and when the lion is caught in trouble the mouse returns the kindness and helps him. The Lion and the Mouse is a perfect book to teach students that illustrations are important

Edenmonet to look at and add a lot of information to a story. The teacher reading this book can also play a youtube video of someone narrating the book while the students look at the illustrations. Lastly, the teacher can have students work in groups to come up with words for the illustrations. The UDL principles used are 2.5 and 8.3, illustrating through multiple media and fostering collaboration and community. The ESOL strategies used are 2 and 32, 8mo
Edenmonet promoting cooperation (small groups) and using student pairs for team learning, especially for reports and projects. Lesson Plan:
https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/wordless-books-lesson/ #LAE3414SP19
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hkeiger It‘s crazy how powerful a picture-only book can be! I really like the lesson plan included that goes along with the book. I wouldn‘t have thought of doing something like that. 8mo
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Edenmonet @hkeiger Right? I‘ve never seen a book like this! I will definitely be using it in my future classroom! 8mo
claireherman Really awesome idea to teach a lesson on illustrations! This book looks amazing-I can‘t wait to read it! 8mo
LaGasseSam1996 I think students would really enjoy this book. I think this book would be a great brain break. 8mo
Haleysantucci I LOVE the lesson plan you included, it goes amazing with the book! I love incorporating a video! Great idea! Kids love it when celebrities read aloud! This would be a great book to do that with! 8mo
DrSpalding This is one of the best versions of this classic piece of traditional literature. You have done a nice job aligning principles and strategies. 8mo
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The City of Ember (SF) by Jeanne DuPrau, a Sunshine State Young Reader award winner, would be a great book to do a Literature Circle (LC) with. This science fiction is about an underground city, called Ember, that is slowly deteriorating, losing food and losing light. Lina and Doon, young kids who live in Ember, find escape plans left behind by “the builder”. Will they find their way out before everything goes dark? Students will learn about

Edenmonet teamwork, friendship and the consequences of greed in this great novel! After each lit circle meeting the students can work on a comprehension worksheet so the teacher can see what they are understanding from the book. The UDL principle that ties into this book is 6.4, enhancing capacity for monitoring progress. The ESOL strategies that can be 2, 16, and 6, promoting cooperation (small groups), integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing 8mo
Edenmonet activities and continually monitor students‘ comprehension. A good lesson plan is:
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/city-ember-dis... #LAE3414SP19
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Olsonashley19 This book was one of my favorites in elementary school and we even took a class trip to the movies to watch when it came out in the theater! Thanks for including a scholastic lesson plan, these are always great. 8mo
DrSpalding This is a favorite science fiction book of mine. The author was a librarian and was inspired by her work with books to write this. Have you seen the movie? 8mo
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Me . . . Jane | Patrick McDonnell
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Me...Jane (B) by Patrick McDonnell, a Caldecott Medal winner, would be a great book to do Independent Reading (IR) with. In this biography, a young Jane Goodall explores the natural world around her with her stuffed chimpanzee, Jubilee. Jane dreams of living and working with animals, until one day when her dream comes true. While the students are independently reading, they can fill out a graphic organizer with the main idea, characters, setting,

Edenmonet and event order. The UDL principle used in this is 3.2, highlighting patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. The ESOL principles used are 6 and 44, continually monitor students‘ comprehension and focusing on thinking skills; classify, observe and report sequence, and summarize.A good lesson plan for this book is: https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level2_sample.pdf #LAE3414SP19 8mo
DrSpalding You read 12 award winners. Teaching books can be a helpful resource. 8mo
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear (NF) by Lindsay Mattick and illustrations by Sophie Blackall, a Caldecott winner, would be a great book to do a Read Aloud (RA) with. This book recounts the history behind the beloved character Winnie the Pooh. Students will be engaged and love this book because they will see Winnie the Pooh was based off a real bear! Also, the pictures at the end of the book with the bear would be

Edenmonet great to show the students. Finding Winnie has a lot of words so it's important to speak clearly and not too fast so all the students can understand, especially for ESOL students. The UDL principle would be 1.3, offer alternatives for visual information. The ESOL Strategy would be 14, simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. A good lesson plan would be: 8mo
Haleysantucci I was attracted to this post by the cute cover of the book!! Have never read it but it looks super adorable and a great book to help with fluency since there‘s a lot of words and it‘s important to read slowly and clearly! 8mo
DrSpalding Nonfiction/biography would be the appropriate genre. 8mo
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Moonshot: The Flight of the Apollo by Brian Floca (NF) would be a great book to do a Partner Reading (PR)with. Moonshot talks about everything that goes into shooting a rocket into space and what astronauts do in space. This book can be read during a Science unit about space or a History unit that is talking about the moon landing. After this book is read, a video of a rocket launch can be shown to the students to further show what happens.

Edenmonet The UDL principle would be (1.3), offer alternatives for visual information. The ESOL strategy used would be 4, link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge, as this book should be read with a history unit about the moon landing or science unit about space. A good lesson would be:https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/Moonshot-Educators.pdf #LAE3414SP19 8mo
DrSpalding Partner reading yes and always think about utilizing this in your science content area. 8mo
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Abe‘s Honest Words:The Life of Abraham Lincoln (B) by Doreen Rappaport and illustration by Kadir Nelson, would be a great book to do a Read Aloud (RA) with. This book shows the life of Abraham Lincoln from poor little boy to 16th President of the United States. Abe's Honest Words would be a great book to read with a History unit on the Presidents, Gettysburg Address, or for President‘s Day. The UDL principle that can be used is 3.1, activating

Edenmonet or supply background knowledge. The ESOL strategy that can be used is 28, providing biographies of significant men and women from different countries. A good lesson plan is: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/alycia-zimmerman/four-ways-learn-... #LAE3414SP19 8mo
DrSpalding Beautiful image and beautiful post. The English learner strategy 28 is perfect for biographies and this reaffirms the fact that you should be using them with young children. 8mo
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Let the Children March | Monica Clark-Robinson
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Let the Children March (NF) by Monica Clark-Robinson and illustrations by Frank Morrison, a Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner, would be a great book to do a Read Aloud (RA) with. In this non-fiction book, brave little boys and girls from Birmingham, Alabama decide to march for their civil rights. Sadly, some kids went to jail for a little, but they were able to make a big difference in their community. Let the Children March can be read on a

Edenmonet history unit about Civil Rights or Dr. Martin Luther King. Also, there is a video about the children who marched that can be shown after reading the book to give the students a better visual of what the kids went through. The UDL principles used are 1.3 and 7.2, offering alternatives for visual information and optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity. The ESOL strategy used is 11 , placing language in meaningful context. A good lesson plan is 8mo
Mmw2478 Great educational opportunity for our students. Good resource too! 8mo
DrSpalding I have added this to my stack. This is an excellent read aloud during Black history month or any other time where you are integrating social studies into your language arts block. Powerful information included! 8mo
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The Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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The Ugly Duckling (TL) by Hans Christian Andersen and illustration by Vilhelm Pedersen, would be a good book to do a Storytelling (S) with. In this traditional literature book, a duck is born looking much different from the rest of his family and is ridiculed because of this. The duck later finds out he looks different because he's actually a swan and becomes beautiful.

Edenmonet The Ugly Duckling is a great book to teach students about being kind to one another because we are all different. Due to the fact that the wording in the book is advanced for children, the teacher should do a storytelling to make the story easier to understand. UDL principles that can be used are 9.3 and 2.4, promoting understanding across languages and developing self-assessment and reflection. ESOL strategy that can be used is 14, simplify 8mo
DrSpalding Much like the lion and the mouse, this is a classic story that certainly does encourage self assessment and reflection. Nice alignment to appropriate universal design and English learner strategies. 8mo
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Creepy Carrots (F)written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown, a Caldecott Medal winner, would be a great book to do a Read Aloud (RA) with. Creepy Carrots is a book about Jasper Rabbit, who thinks that carrots keep following him wherever he goes. Jasper‘s mom and dad don't believe him and the story has a twist ending. Creepy Carrots can be used to highlight main idea,summarize events, and have the students learn to make predictions.

Edenmonet The UDL principle would be 3.2, highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. The ESOL strategy would be 44, focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe, sequence, and summarize. A good lesson plan that ties in with the book is a story map: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=31958. #LAE3414SP19 8mo
caldwellalex95 @Edenmonet I was debating on using this book during my Teach Live assignment! I will get around to purchasing and reading this book eventually because it seems so cute and entertaining! I'm so glad you rated this book a "pick". Also, thank you for your story map lesson plan! Story maps are helpful for EL learners because they provide visual support and hands-on work. Wonderful post dedicated toward "Creepy Carrots"! 8mo
Edenmonet @caldwellalex95 thank you! I will definitely be using this in my future classroom 8mo
DrSpalding Wonderful Post! Sounds like you have encouraged Alexandra to read this book! 8mo
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The Paperboy | Dav Pilkey, Pilkey
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The Paperboy (RF) by Dave Pilkey, a Caldecott Honor Book, would be great for a Partner Reading (PR). This book describes the morning of a little boy who delivers papers with his dog. The Paperboy is a simple book that has good descriptive words that younger students and ESOL students can learn from. Also, students can learn about story sequence. The UDL principle that can be used is 2.4, promoting understanding across languages.

Edenmonet The ESOL strategies that can be used are 44, 2, and 11, which is focusing on predicting and sequence, promoting cooperation (small group), and placing language in meaningful context. Lesson Plan:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/face/pdf/literacy-events/LiteracyEvent_Sa...
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DrSpalding We no longer have paper boys per se, especially ones that ride their bikes. This could be used for social studies. Scholastic again is a high-quality resource. 8mo
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Martin‘s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and illustrations by Kadir Nelson (B), a Caldecott Medal and Jane Addams book winner, would be a great book to do a Storytelling (S) with. In this wonderful book, Martin Luther King‘s life is shown from when he was a child to the civil rights activist he became as a man. Martin‘s Big Words would be great to read to a class during a unit on the Civil Rights Movement or for Black History Month.

Edenmonet A good lesson plan would be:http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990. The UDL principle used can be 3.1, activate or supply background knowledge, especially if you're going over the Civil Rights Movement then read this to the class. The ESOL strategy would be 28, providing biographies of significant men and women. #LAE3414SP19 8mo
DrSpalding Another fantastic biography! 8mo
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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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The Crossover (P), a John Newbery Medal Winner and Coretta Scott King Award Honor book, by Kwame Alexander would be a great book to do an Author's Study (AS) with. A teacher can have the class complete an assignment where they research the author and make a Piktochart. The Crossover is written in verse and follows the up and downs of Josh and Jordan Bell, who play basketball.

Edenmonet Students can read this book during an English unit on Poems and can figure out what type of poems the book has. This would be a good lesson plan https://www.state.lib.la.us/files/LYRC/TheCrossover_BG.pdf. The UDL principle would be 2.2, clarifying syntax and structure. The EL strategy would be 11, placing language in meaningful context. #LAE3414SP19 (edited) 8mo
Mmw2478 This is a great book. I like your suggestion for creating a Piktochart. (edited) 8mo
DrSpalding We have spoken at length about this powerful book. I know you are proud of this post and the wonderful resource you have attached. Nice peer feedback. 8mo
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A Different Pond (HF), a Caldecott Honor book, by Bao Phi is a wonderful book that can be used as an (AS) Author Study. The end of A Different Pond has a lot of information about the author that can be a good start to an author study. This book is about a boy who goes on an early morning fishing trip and learns about his dad‘s life back in Vietnam. A different Pond is a great book to have in a classroom because it highlights the sacrifices

Edenmonet immigrant parents make for their children to have a better life. This is the lesson plan I would use. http://www.capstonepub.com/assets/123/7/A_Different_Pond_Readers_Guide.pdf. The UDL principle I would use is 3.1, activate or supply background knowledge, and the EL strategy would be 2, promote cooperation (author study can be done in small group). #LAE3414SP19 10mo
DrSpalding I must read this one. Again another book that could be successfully integrated into social studies curriculum. Adding this to my stack. 8mo
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Grandfather‘s Journey (HF), a Caldecott winner, by Allen Say is a book that can be done with (CR) Choral Reading. Because the sentences aren't too long in this book and vocabulary isn't too advanced, choral reading would be a great way to read this book. This historical fiction recounts the journey of a man's grandfather who moved from Japan to America. The man‘s grandfather after many years misses his native home and goes back only to miss his

Edenmonet home back in America. As the man gets older he understands his grandfather's longing and love for his native home and new home. This book can be read during a History unit on Japan and is very important for students to read because it shows the sacrifices people have made to have a better life. This project can be done with the students older family members to see what sacrifices they had to make to have a better life. 10mo
Edenmonet https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/FMTDFamilyStoriesShari... The UDL principle would be 3.1, activating background knowledge, and the EL strategy would be 4, Linking the lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge and 14 simplifying my speech by making it slower and redundant.
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DrSpalding I love this book and appreciate your post noting the importance of using this during a history lesson. 8mo
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Dear Mr. Washington | Lynn Cullen
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Dear Mr. Washington (HF) by Lynn Cullen would be great as a (RA) Read Aloud. This story is based on the famous portraits of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart. In this funny story, Gilbert Stuart‘s children try to be on their best behavior when Washington comes to their house for his portrait. However, things do not go as planned and Stuarts daughter, Charlotte, begins writing letters to Washington asking him to come over again. This story has a

Edenmonet funny chain of events that led to a real famous painting. Dear Mr. Washington is a great story that can be read during a history unit about George Washington. This is the lesson that I would use with the students. https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level2_sample.pdf The UDL principle would be 3.1, activating prior knowledge, and EL strategy 14 and 28, simplifying speech and providing biographies for significant people, can be used 10mo
Edenmonet for this book. #LAE3414SP19 (edited) 10mo
DrSpalding You have so many social studies related books! I love it. 8mo
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone (F) by J.K. Rolling is a book that can be used as a (LC) Literature Circle. This book is about a boy who feel he does not fit in well with his family. Harry Potter‘s parents died when he was little so he must live with his insufferable Aunt and Uncle. On Harry‘s eleventh birthday he finds out he is a wizard and starts attending a Wizard Academy called Hogwarts. Throughout the book, Harry faces much adversity,

Edenmonet but is able to come out victorious through it all. Harry even has to find the answer to a great mystery at Hogwarts. This book would be great for a literature circle, students will greatly enjoy the book and won‘t want to put it down. The lesson I would use for this book is
https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/HarryPotter-Scholastic.... The UDL principle 2.1 and 2.5, which would be clarifying symbols throughout the book and
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Edenmonet clarifying some topics in the book through multimedia. The EL principles 23 and 2 would be good because in this book there's a lot of new vocabulary they may not understand so a graphic organizer would be helpful and small groups would help the student be more comfortable when asking questions or talking about the book. #LAE3414SP19 10mo
DrSpalding Wonderful. I love Harry! 8mo
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Because of Thursday(RF) by Patricia Polacco is a great book that can be used as a (RA) Read Aloud. This book is about a woman who opens a successful restaurant and has a good life. Sadly, her husband passes away and she loses her love for cooking. One day she finds a little cat who helps her get her love for cooking and life back. This is a great book to read aloud to students because some of the vocabulary can be advanced, but it can help

Edenmonet grow your students vocabulary as well. A good lesson plan that can go along this book is a story map where they have to write down parts of story structure. https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level2_sample.pdf The UDL princples would be 2.1 because vocabulary will have to be clarified so students can understand whats happeing in the story. The EL strategy would be 14 because the more difficult vocabulary words can be made simple while (edited) 10mo
Edenmonet reading the story so the students will be able to follow along and not be lost.
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DrSpalding A wonderful book by a wonderful author. Vocabulary is vital! You did a nice job aligning your vocabulary universal design principle as well. Well done. 8mo
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