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Estradan

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Esperanza Rising | Pam Munoz Ryan
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This HF novel won the Pura Belpre award for young adult readers. It shows the struggle Esperanza faces when her wealthy family has to migrate to the U.S. and start a new life from scratch. This would be a great addition for Spanish students to relate to. https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/esperanza-rising-learning-not-be-afraid-... provides lesson plan activities and guided questions.

Estradan One activity is after reading the first 3 chapters students can do a DR of Esperanza‘s birthday party and then students can write down any cultural differences or similarities they notice. UDL 8.1-increase importance of goals and objectives while working on the play. ESOL strategy 4 to have students connect their prior knowledge of birthdays to Esperanza‘s culture. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
DezireeLara 1 LOVE THIS BOOK! 2 LOVE the link! 3 LOVE that this can be relatable for our Hispanic students and those of families that have traveled to other countries/ places. 7mo
Stephanie5 This would be a great book for students that are coming from a different country! It could be something students can relate to. 7mo
Apeacock12 I read this book when i was in elementary school! Loved this book because that‘s my moms name. This is such a great book to have in your classroom! 7mo
DrSpalding This is a fantastic book selection. This would be an excellent option for literature circles. Consider using this book in an intermediate classroom. 6mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This RF book was so inspirational and would be a read for 3rd grade and up, it has won many awards like the Booklist Editors‘ Choice: Books for Youth in 2012. This book is about a boy named August who looks a little different than others and is moving from homeschooling to a regular school and the book is written in Auggies point of view along with his classmates view and his families perspective. #ucflae3414su19

Estradan This book would be great as a LC book because it offers great discussions about bullying, being different, and friendship. https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/palacio This link has many lesson plans and resources, the 7th link was my favorite because it provides list of questions for discussion and vocabulary words. UDL 9.3-because the topic this book reviews self-assessment and reflection ESOL 36- asking questions that require HOT. 7mo
Apeacock12 Loved this book! Introduced it to my mom and brother, and they loved it. This is a great book to use across different age and grade levels. I really like the different lessons you have linked! 7mo
carlenerubin What an incredibly powerful text! I believe all children should read this book! I had no clue it won that award! I loved the link you shared and if I teach older grades I will definitely use it! This book would also make for a great read aloud for the younger grades as well! 7mo
DrSpalding What a wonderful post! Nice detail, helpful resources and a lot of peer support. 6mo
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This NF memoir won the 1999 Caldecott Award. This memoir is about the author, Peter Sis, and his memories of his father and discovering his father diary that was kept in a red box and reading about his experience as a filmmaker in Tibet. This book can be used as a PR, and then students can work together in groups in a science, language arts or history lesson, using this book. #ucflae3414su19

Estradan https://images.macmillan.com/folio-assets/teachers-guides/9780374347017TG.pdf provides curriculum connections that teachers can use in class. My favorite is the science lesson where students work in groups to investigate a yak (like in the book) & create a visual presentation of their findings. UDL 6.2- 6.2 because a group project like a presentation supports planning and strategy development & ESOL 48 using group & non-print assignment as an alt. 7mo
DrSpalding Great idea to use the publisher as your resource. If this is a memoir then what genre is it… Yes it‘s non-fiction but it‘s really what? Beautiful job aligning universal design and English learner strategies. 6mo
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This TL story (folklore) that won the Coretta Scott King & Caldecott award. This story is about two young men who go on a journey to find this girl that one of them fell in love with. When all three are united, their journey back to town is full of twist and turns* caused by 3 zombie witches and 1 mean uncle) that test the powers of true friendship. This would be a book for a DR where there are many characters that children can play.

Estradan http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?pag=4&bookID=00000319 this resources offers an art activity where students can do a black crayon scratch drawing to replicate the illustrations from the book. These drawings could also be incorporated into the DR. This aligns with UDL 5.2 using multiple tools for construction and composition. It also aligns with ESOL strategy 30, encouraging as aids to identify and see relationships. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
MeganKlein Wow this book sounds awesome! Will definitely add to my TBR book pile! Also, I LOVE this photo and your dog 😍 7mo
DrSpalding I am so happy you read this book and of course I love your image! #shibainu #hiro #finn ❤️🐕 this book won the Caldecott for the beautiful images… Scratchboard technique! I had students create images just like the illustrator in my classroom. This is a Caribbean folk tale and in third grade you must teach about the Caribbean islands. This is a perfect read aloud during that social studies unit. 6mo
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Earth Space Moon Base | Ben Joel Price
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This SF book mixes aliens and three guardians of space going on a secret mission. It‘s a fun book that incorporates science and poetry for young readers. This would be a book for a RA to introduce a science lesson about outer space and this link provides a book trailer to show before the RA http://earthspacemoonbase.com/ . The book trailer meets with UDL 1.3 because it offers an alternative for visual information

Estradan and it also meets with ESOL strategy 13 because the trailer offers a preview before a RA and science lesson. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
DrSpalding This is modern fantasy. You are right that it could be an excellent read aloud during a science lesson 6mo
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Zathura: A Space Adventure | Chris Van Allsburg
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This SF book is a sequel to the Juamji book, the author uses the same idea of the Jumanji game board but instead of the theme being a jungle Zathura is a game that comes to life in outer space. This book would be good as a RA and then students can work in pairs. http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/thepolarexpress/tg/zathura.shtml

Estradan provides a list of various lesson plans you can use with this book but my favorite is a writing lesson about how this book blends science and fiction and having them research and create charts about the different space elements in the book. This aligns with UDL 3.4 of maximizing transfer and generalization and it also aligns with ESOL strategy 40 of having students prepare card files specific to the space element they wrote about. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
DrSpalding You are easily aligning appropriate strategies and principles. I like the idea of using this along with graphic organizers and writing. Helpful, high-quality resource. 6mo
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Walt Disney | Joanne Mattern
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This B is a small and neat way for young students to learn about Walt Disney and for IR. This book includes pictures of Mr. Disney and how he came to be and a glossary that highlights key words. http://factsfornow.scholastic.com/book?uid=10679306&id=10013822&searchTerm=walt+... offers a great visual aid for students to learn more about Walt Disney in a fun animated way online (under the history of Disney tab).

Estradan This resource aligns with UDL 4.2, access to tools and assistive technologies (online resources) and it aligns with ESOL strategy 29 offering reference material at the students‘ instructional level for independent use. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
DrSpalding This is such an important biography for children in the Central Florida area to read! 6mo
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Nap? funda un pueblo | Antonio Ram?rez
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This is a RF book that is written in both English and Spanish that has won the 2011 Americas Award for Children and young Adult Literature and would be good for IR. It‘s about a young girl from the Mazateca tribe who is forced, along with her village, to move to land that is inhabitable. Her family go through a tragic accident while settling into their new village but together they solve their problems.

Estradan The book includes a glossery of words that the Maztecas use. https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level2_sample.pdf
This resource helps students organize the plot and setting while reading. This aligns with UDL strategy 2.4, promote understanding across langauges and it also aligns with ESOL strategy 7 of using a graphic organizer to map the story. #ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding Story maps are excellent tools for all students and as you have noted wonderful accommodations for English learners. 6mo
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Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers | Laura Joffe Numeroff
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This funny P book is about activities that you “won‘t” find animals doing like cows going out to dance or frogs catching a cab to go on a date. This would be a fun book to do a CR because the rhyming and repetition of “don‘t do” can be helpful to build fluency and expression. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/dogs-dont-wear... this site provides a fun homework activity

Estradan to have students interview someone who has a pet animal and share funny and weird stories the animal might do (students have the option to record their interview). This aligns with UDL 1.2 offering alternatives for auditory information (recording interview) and ESOL strategy 21 of using recordings to have students re-listen to their information. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
SarynaN Love the idea of using this for a choral reading!! 7mo
Kendylleonard I‘ve never heard of this book before, but it looks like it would be a fun book to read to students to get them engaged! I also love your idea about conducting an interview. That would be such a fun activity that students would definitely enjoy! 7mo
DrSpalding Excellent book by a wonderful author. This would make for a good choral reading opportunity for your students. 6mo
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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This is a HF book that won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2011 along with many others. I read this book for our LC, it‘s about three young girls who spent a summer in Oakfland, CA in 1968 where they spent most of their time with Black Panthers. It would be a good book for a PR, because this book offers great discussions. https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat...

Estradan is a great source I found that includes newspaper clippings during the 1960s of what the Black Panthers were doing during the same time this book was taking place(it talks about Freeing Huey just like in the book). This aligns with UDL 7.2 optimizing relevance and authenticity with what they are reading and relating it to the real world. ESOL strategy 10 of think, pair share can also help when students are PR. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
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DrSpalding Your resource is not hyperlinked however it is a good one. Students could partner read or obviously this is a viable option for literature circles. 6mo
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This was such a fun MF book to read, this book won the Pura Belpre award in 2014. It‘s about a Mexican nino (boy) who pretends to be a wrestler who battles zombies, Aztecs and monsters. It‘s a great book for an IR and it works well with ELL‘s because it includes some Spanish words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPmmh_h2c9U this is a video of the author doing a read aloud making the fun action-packed book come to life.

Estradan This video aligns with UDL 1.2 because it provides students to have an audio version of the book and the expression it should be read. The resource also aligns with ESOL strategy 29 because students can come back to watch and listen to the read aloud and practice their fluency. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
DrSpalding I just added this to my stack. I saw this when it won the award if you years ago. I think students would enjoy this book. 6mo
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Good Morning, Gorillas | Mary Pope Osborne
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This MF book is apart of the Magic Tree House Series. This book was about the adventure of Jack and Annie climbing into the magig tree house and ending up in Africa where they met some interesting gorillas and communicating through sign langauge. This would be a book for IR . https://www.mthclassroomadventures.org/application/files/4114/8604/9857/mth-26-l... provides lesson plans for teachers when using this book.

Estradan An activity included in this website is a game of charades. This goes along with UDL 5.3, this can help students practice and perform that actions speak louders than words. This also aligns with ESOL strategy 18 because students can link a word to an action. # ucflae3414su19 7mo
DrSpalding This is the best possible resource for this series. Consider using these books in your classroom for literature circle options or simply read alouds after lunch or specials. 6mo
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This TL book comes all the way from China and it won the Caldecott award! It provides a spin to the traditional red riding hood story we grew up with because instead of a big bad wolf there‘s a big bad tiger trying to eat 3 children but the children catch on and outsmart the Tiger. This would be a good book for a RT. Students can act like a tiger and the 3 kids, this story includes a lot of dialog, so students will have the chance to act out the

Estradan story. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/word-search/lon-po-po-word-search this resource is a word search to vocabulary words in the story. This aligns with UDL 2.1 because it clarifies what words students should focus on. This also aligns with ESOL strategy 43 because students can highlight key words on the word search. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
MeganKlein This book would be awesome for a RT and I like how it is a twist on a traditional story that almost everyone knows! I definitely want to read this and possibly add it to my own future classroom library! 7mo
DMoux Loved this take on Little Red Riding Hood! The twist keeps it fresh and interesting for little ones who may already know the story! Could be a great selection for an IR by a student from Chinese descent as well. 7mo
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marleed Ohhh. This was the Caldecott Medal the year my son was born! 7mo
Summerm very interested in this! I love TL and the way you explained it makes it sound so interesting! 7mo
DrSpalding This is a beautiful folklore variant. Remember to always read the original version first and then compare. 6mo
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This TL book is a perfect way to include a students L1 if it‘s Spanish. This book could be used as a RA because this gives those who read Spanish a chance to look at the book and listen to it while it‘s read with the class. This book can align with ESOL strategy 16 because this book integrates the ELLs native language through reading. This also aligns with UDL 2.4 because this book can help comprehension with Spanish speakers.

Estradan https://www.storynory.com/the-hare-and-the-tortoise/ This resource provides an audio recording for students who might need to hear the story more than once. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
Summerm I love how this link was able to bring you to an audio book! With that resource it can help a lot of people who may not enjoy reading, get to enjoy this book. 7mo
gabbymartin This is an excellent resource for the classroom Nadine, small group & whole! I love the idea of this bilingual book because it really draws the engagement from Spanish speaking students & gives them a confidence to be apart of the lesson more because they have a higher level of comprehension. I need to get this book! Great job! @Estradan 7mo
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BeverlyMel Great book! I think it‘s so important to make sure we have bilingual books or books in different languages to help provide more inclusivity and representation. 7mo
DawnS This is really amazing! I like how the resource aligns to it being a bilingual book as well so ELL students can have the opportunity to hear the story before as well. Such a classic story! 7mo
MeaganM Great bilingual book! I can‘t wait to incorporate multiple language books in my own classroom one day! 7mo
Summerm That is so awesome that this is bilingual! It's hard to find books like that, so having this in a classroom library would be a great addition! 7mo
DrSpalding Bilingual books are amazing and having an audio version of this book is so helpful! Excellent post. 6mo
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A House is a House for Me | Mary Ann Hoberman
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I would consider this book as a P book. It rhymes about a variety of animals and where they live. This would be a good book for a CR with the teacher and students. They rhymes can help build fluency and self-confidence. Although this book has not won any awards a great activity that can be included is for kids to create a model of their own homes, like in the resource below.

Estradan https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/house-house-me.... This activity aligns with ESOL strategy 11 because students can recognize a home is where you live and having them create their home provides context to the word home. This also aligns with UDL 1.1 being able to display what they‘ve learned with a hands on activity. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
Summerm I love how this book can help with fluency. A lot of young readers struggle with that, so being able to practice that would be very helpful!
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DMoux Loved this activity where students are able to create their own homes. Giving student freedom to create with different items like cereal boxes and paper towels is cost-effective and engaging! 7mo
DrSpalding I read this book every year to my first and second graders. Excellent choice and I love the hands-on follow-up activities. 6mo
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Redwoods | Jason Chin
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This was such a cool NF book about redwood trees! Jason Chin provides real life examples mixed with a boys fictional experience when learning about redwood trees. http://jasonchin.net/educators/educational-resources-for-redwoods/ offers great resources for group activities. #ucflae3414su19

Estradan This would be a good book for a PR during a science lesson. The students can investigate trees around them and compare them to redwoods. This aligns with UDL 6.3 because students can organize their information and understanding of what they learned. ESOL strategy 32 aligns because students can work in pairs when learning about these trees. 7mo
Summerm I love the resource that you used. So much information about the book. I've always wanted to see a redwood tree, but maybe reading about it would quench my desire for a while. Definitely wouldn't mind reading this! 7mo
DrSpalding I am adding this to my stack as well. I have seen this and want to visit California to see the real thing! 6mo
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Way We Do It in Japan | Paige Billin-Frye, Geneva Cobb Iijima
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This GREAT RF books is one of my favorites! It‘s about a boy who lived in California but then had to move to Tokyo for his fathers job. This book shares his journey into a Japanese lifestyle. This book would be great RA book because students can learn new unfamiliar Japanese words. The resource below provides background on the author. UDL 1.3 aligns with this resource because information on the author is displayed online. #ucflae3414su19

Estradan https://www.genevacobbiijima.com/category/uncategorized/. This book also aligns with ESOL strategy 24 because this book incorporates a Japanese culture and their language into the curriculum! 7mo
DawnS This would be a great book to shift a perspective of learning about cultures. Since most young children only think of it in terms of coming to America, seeing how a US citizen transfers to another country would raise some good questions and I think empathy as well. 7mo
DeannaP I love how this is a book about different cultures! It would be perfect to have in the classroom! 7mo
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Kcompton2912 I love the content of this book. It can really help our students learn about how education is different across the world. It will also help students understand what it is like for the fellow EL students in the classroom. 7mo
Bshelton27 I think this would be a great way to incorporate a different language into the classroom! I think Japanese culture is something that isn‘t super popular in the classroom so I love that you did a post on it! 7mo
DrSpalding Having books as mirrors and windows is so important to your classroom library. You have made many diverse books selections. Please make sure your classroom library represents the children you teach. 6mo
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Strega Nona: Book & CD | Tomie DePaola
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This TL book has won the Caldecott award for the amazing illustrations. This book is about Strega Nona who is the town witch that helps the community with spells, remedies, and food. In this story she hires the help of Big Anthony who loses Strega Nona‘s trust one day. This could be a RA book and the resource below can incorporate a class discussion about trust, punishment and authority. #ucflae3414su19

Estradan https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/StregaNona helps align with UDL 9.3 because it will help students self-assess themselves when it comes to being trustworthy. It also aligns with ESOL 10 because students can talk about trust, punishment and authority in small groups before sharing with the class as a whole. 7mo
Summerm The resource you used had so much information about the book! Definitely a good choice! & it seems interesting. I feel like this kind of book would be great for a RA also! 7mo
DrSpalding He is one of my favorite authors! Excellent job selecting high-quality books by high-quality authors. Very well done Nadine. 6mo
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This HF book by Ashley Bryan has won the Newberry Award and the Coretta Scott King Award. This books gives a glimpse of a group of 11 slaves and their lives serving the Fairchild‘s family. It shares their roles in the estate along with their dreams and stories before becoming slaves. It‘s truly a beautiful story to share during a history lesson! It could work as a good S, while reading a magnet board can help describe the roles of each slave.

Estradan https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=ashley-bryans-freedom-over-me-an-interview provides an interview of Mr. Bryan‘s inspiration of Freedom over me. This aligns with ESOL 13 because this interview can help as a review activity. UDL 7.2 also aligns because it provides value and authenticity to a history lesson. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
DrSpalding Books and social studies… I love it! Use this. What a cool resource to include during an author study. 6mo
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Sparky! | Jenny Offill
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Sparky! is a RF book by Jenny Offill and it has won the 2015 Charlotte Zolotow award. This book is about a young girl, who, from the help of her librarian, finds a sloth as a perfect pet. Although, he doesn‘t do many cool tricks, Sparky the sloth, still steals the show his irresistible charm. This would be a great book for a RA if students are learning about animals or pets.

Estradan This can align with ESOL strategy 4 because students can talk about pets and the teacher can provide pictures of common pets. UDL 3.2 fits with the story map because it will help with the big idea and comprehension of the book. An extra resource that could be beneficial during or after reading is this story map https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=39188&lf_id=9. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
carlenerubin This book sounds so cute! The story map that you attached is excellent! I cant wait to read this book and share it with my future students! The idea of students sharing about their pets is great! I think I would also include their dream pets as well! 7mo
DrSpalding I must read this book. I added it to my stack. Again I saw it when it one and have yet to read it. Your post made me want to! 6mo
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