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Kayladvazquez

Kayladvazquez

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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This book is a fantasy. I would use this as a literature circle. A young girl named Alice falls into a rabbit hole. She then proceeds to a door which leads her to a magical place where she will meet bizarre people and animals.
Awards: Kate Greenaway Medal
EL: Easy read, vocabulary list, partner help
UDL: 9.1
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/alice-wonderla...
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gergana08 This is such a great book that I would use in the classroom for read aloud a. The illustrations make it great for the EL students. Also all the animals and themes behind the story are inspirational. 6mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This book is RF. August has a medical condition that causes the face to be disfigured. The book goes through the struggles and judgemental people that August must face. This book would be a great eye-opener for students on how we must be aware of how we treat people. I would use as lit cir
Awards: The New York Times Best Seller, Junior Young Reader's
UDL: 9.2
EL: Audio available, help from peers in lit circle
http://wonderlessonplans.com/
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Cheshirecat913 I just read this and thought it was great and it would be great for students to read! 6mo
Lindseyraepalmx I LOVE THIS BOOK!This is such a perfect tool in the classroom to introduce the importance of friendship and kindness. I love how the author shows the different perspectives of the different characters. 6mo
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Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp | Carol Diggory Shields
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This book is considered a fantasy book. I would use this as a read aloud. This book is a cute story on what dinosaurs used to do for fun when they were around. The book gives each dinosaur their own personality and makes it fun for children to stay engaged.
Awards: none
UDL: 7.2
EL: Visuals, audio available, guided worksheets
https://www.teachervision.com/childrens-book-characters/saturday-night-dinosaur-...
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gergana08 You‘re right this book would be great for a read aloud. I like how the book created he different dinosaurs with their own personalities. I would use this book for younger children and I think it will keep their attention. 6mo
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This book is Fiction. The story is About a Caterpillar that can not wait to become a beautiful butterfly. The story talks about the phases a Caterpillar goes through and how impatiently he is to wait. The book is well illustrated and takes a humorous approach. I would use this as a shared reading.
Awards: none
EL: Audio available,easy text, visuals
UDL:3.1
Author talks about book:
https://youtu.be/qE_rFYwnFC4
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Bmelendez92 This would be a great tag along for the very hungry caterpillar, thanks for the share! I will be using these for when we do our butterfly week :) having a variety of books about the same topic can be handy! 6mo
gergana08 This is a great book that teaches a great concept. What a beautiful way to teach the concept of how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. The visuals and humor make it understandable for the EL students. 6mo
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The Story of Ferdinand | Robert Lawson, Munro Leaf
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This book is fiction. I would do a choral reading for this book. This story is about a bull that is kind and would rather smell flowers than participate in a bullfight. Everyone sees him as different and not normal. This book is perfect to show students that not everyone is the same and it is okay to be different.
Awards: none
UDL: 9.3
EL: Easy text, visuals, audio available
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=62&v=sQJZapkK54U
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Alexis-Thompson Ferdinand the bull is such a great story! It embraces diversity which is exactly what we need in classrooms. 6mo
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This is a fiction book. I would use this as a read aloud. This book is about a little girl with a dog as her best friend. She is always inventing stuff but this time she wanted to invent something magnificent. She knew what she wanted it to look like but kept trying and failing. She gives up. Her dog then tells her to try again.
Awards: None
UDL:8.1
EL: Audio available, easy text
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM8oN4yzJqw
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raqueldonna Sounds like a great lesson of trying again even if you fail. I love the illustration style! 6mo
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Zita the Spacegirl | Ben Hatke
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This book is science fiction. I would use this book as an IR. This book is set up in a comic style with a short text on each page which can appeal to students that like the comic format. Zita's friend gets abducted by aliens and it is her duty to rescue her in a strange planet with huge animals such as dinosaur size rats. 😅
Awards: New York Time Best
UDL: 7.2
EL: Visuals, short text
https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=34609
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This is a fiction book. I would use this as a shared reading. Luna is a young girl in a family where she is the only one that needs glasses. Throughout the story she try's to hide her glasses. This is great for children that have glasses to give them a sense of confidence.
Awards: none
UDL: 7.2
EL: Visuals, Audio available, partner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k8Z4xZ4ynk
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Bmelendez92 This is an amazing book for students who have glasses in your class to have they can truly relate, truly giving that classroom welcome feel! 6mo
Ivanita08 I agree with you. Some students like my little cousin that wears glasses but didn‘t want to wear them since he thought they were “ugly”, this book can give them a positive perspective. 6mo
Lindseyraepalmx I‘ve never read this book, but it looks so cute! The illustration on the cover is so adorable and I can only imagine how much this book could help students nervous about using reading glasses. 6mo
raqueldonna Awe I love how inclusive this book is! Many kids are just starting to wear glasses in younger grades and some kids can feel really self conscious about it. 6mo
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The Three Questions | Jon J Muth
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This is a fiction book. I love this book and believe everyone should have it in their class. This is a book to read aloud. Nikolai knows he wants to be a good person he just does not know how to be. He goes on a journey in search of answers. Nikolai comes across a turtle, heron, monkey and a dog who try to help him find his way.
Awards: None (sadly)
UDL:9.3
EL: Visuals, read aloud, repetition
https://tc2.ca/pdf/The3Questions.pdf
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Ivanita08 I believe Walters read it for us probably in Fall 2018 (I might be wrong). Such a great book, truly loved the illustrations. Great pick!! 📖 6mo
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This book is a RF. I would do RA. I love this book. I did an audio on this book last semester. Good for those transitioning into first grade. Penny is excited to start first grade with her friend by her side. The book goes through the worries and fear all kids go through starting a new grade.
A: None
EL: Visuals, RA, audio
UDL: 1.2
https://www.education.com/download/lesson-plan/the-night-before-first-grade/the-...
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Bmelendez92 I love these type of books, simply because it helps with the ease of transitioning into a new grade. This would be great to put at the end of year to get student excited for the next school year 6mo
raqueldonna This sounds like a great book that kids can really relate to. 6mo
DeniseR Yes! This would be a great summer read to relax students as they prepare for a new school year or go to the next grade. I could also see shared reading and discussions for students to share pre-school jitters with one another. It could be used as a transition to a mental health topic such as how to be healthy and cope with stress. #UCFSU19 6mo
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The Sign of the Beaver | Elizabeth George Speare
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This book is a HF. I would use it as a literature circle. Matt was left in the wilderness while waiting for his father to bring his family to a new settlement. While waiting Matt meets a chief. Matt has to make a big decision between joining the tribe or to wait for his dad to come back.
Awards: Newbery Honor
EL: Partner read, vocabulary list
UDL: 9.2
https://media.btsb.com/TitleLessonPlans/1675.pdf
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This is a Traditional Literature. I would use this for storytelling. Goldilocks seems to be a sweet little girl until they find out she is a girl that only cares about herself. She eats the bears food, breaks their chair and sleeps in their bed. Did she learn her lesson... that is left for interpretation.
Awards: Caldecott honor
EL: Visual, vocabulary, read aloud available
UDL:7.2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyQqjcdOMVY
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This book is a nonfiction book. This story is about a girl and her family and how they helped end segregation in the state of California. It goes through the process and difficulties they went through to end the era of segregation. This would be a great CR.
Awards: Jane Addams
EL: Visuals, vocabulary, read aloud
UDL: 3.1, 9.3
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/separate-never-equal-sylvia-mendez-and...
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Bmelendez92 This is amazing ! I love how we can touch on these types of topics at such a young age with help from a book! 6mo
raqueldonna This sounds like a great resource to use in a history lesson in place of a textbook. I love the idea of books like this. 6mo
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This book is a biography. It tells about the life of Helen Keller and the struggles she went through being both blind and deaf. It tells how she was strong to overcome her handicaps and motivated others to do the same. This is a great IR.
Awards: None
UDL: 9.2
EL: visuals, easy read
http://museumofdisability.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/6.-LESSON-PLAN-A-Pictur...
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This book is a Fantasy. This book is based on a grandfather telling his grandkids a story about how the people in the town never have to go hungry because food rains from the sky. Although, it seems like a joy it begins to get very messy and destructive. This would be a great storytelling.
Awards: Colorado Children's Book Award
EL: Visuals, audio available
UDL: 1.2, 1.3
http://lessonplanspage.com/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs/
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raqueldonna I have never read this book but I absolutely love the movie. You could do a reading of this & then allow students to watch the movie. They could discuss similarities & differences and decide which they liked best & why. 6mo
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Hip hop speaks to children: a celebration of poetry with a beat | Nikki Giovanni, Michele Scott, Willie Perdomo, Tony Medina
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This book is a poetry book with a sprinkle of hip hop. It gets students excited to read poetry and will allow them to have a fun time practicing poems with different beats. This would be great to use as a Readers theater.
Awards: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, New York Times best
EL: music, movement, visuals
UDL:1.2
https://www.quebecreadingconnection.ca/book/hip-hop-speaks-to-children-a
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Bmelendez92 Now this is something I am definitely interested in reading! This could be a great classroom activity to perform 6mo
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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This book is a HF. This story takes place in 1968 and is a story about three girls who travel to Oakland,Cali to see their mom who had abandoned them. They soon realize that their mother is not the person they thought she would be. This would be a great Lit Circle.
Awards: Coretta Scott, National book, Scott O'Dell, Newbery
UDL:3.2
https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat...
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TheBookHippie My favorite summer read. 6mo
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Blackout | John Rocco
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Blackout is RF. One night in the city the power goes out leaving the family with no television, no phones, and no computers. What are they going to do? They head to the roof and see that a block party has began...
I believe this would be a great Read Aloud.
Award: Caldecott honor
EL: great illustration/ easy read
UDL: 3.1
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/blackout
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Bmelendez92 This book is an amazing read aloud it we actually use this for my current classroom, this taught about what life was kind of like before there was a lot of electronics 6mo
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Grace for President | Kelly S. DiPucchio
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Grace for president is a RF. Grace's teacher tells the students that there has never been a woman president. Grace believes it is her duty to become the first woman president. She campaigns in her schools mock election. The book talks about the voting process.Great DR.
UDL: 9.1
EL: Excellent Illustration, vocabulary
New York Times Best Seller
http://discoveringjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Grace-for-President_Sam...
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Fly Away Home | Eve Bunting
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Fly Away Home is a contemporary realistic fiction picture book. The story is based on a father and child that are homeless and are currently living in an airport. The young boy continues to see the "birds" leaving the airport which gives him a sense of hope.
I believe this would be a great read aloud .
Award: 1992 black eyed Susan award
EL:Vocabulary/visuals
UDL: 1.2
http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/resources/60040/textbasedquestions.docx
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Bmelendez92 Hello Kayla, your description really gives a good summary on what the book is about, I agree this story would be a good read aloud for students 7mo
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