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A Dublin Fairytale | Nicola Colton
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A Dublin Fairytale by Nicola Colton is a TL book that is based off of our “Little Red Riding Hood.” This book has the same type of storyline, but uses many landmarks in downtown Dublin throughout the story. I would use this as a RA and I would have students compare this book to our version. #UCFLAE3414SU19 Fun Fact: I got this book and one other while I was in Dublin this summer!

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5CkCpx3CE2Q The resource I chose was a RA of the standard “Little Red Riding Hood.” I would use this to compare how it is alike to this version of the story. I would use UDL 1.2 and ESOL strategy 45.
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Estradan I like hearing about different TL from other countries. They all have the same twist and meaning but it‘s fun to hear the differences! Your resource would be a fun activity to do in a class! 7mo
DrSpalding Fun fact… That‘s awesome that you purchased some international traditional literature on your trip. There are so many versions of the stories around the world that children could be exposed to! Make sure you elaborate on your universal design principles and English learner strategies. 7mo
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Life-Size Reptiles | Hannah Wilson
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Life-Size Reptiles by Hannah Wilson is a NF book that gives you all the facts about every reptile you could thank of! I would use this book as an IR. Students that love animals would enjoy reading this fact filled book about them! The resource I found is an interactive website for students to get more information on reptiles http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/reptile.html #UCFLAE3414SU19

I would use UDL 5.1 and ESOL strategy 17.

DrSpalding An independent reading or offering for research purposes in Science in your classroom library. Expand on principles and strategies. (edited) 7mo
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Ride, Fly Guy, Ride! By Ted Arnold is a MF about a fly that takes a trip to many different places after flying out of the car window. This is one of the books in the New York Times Bestselling Series! Students will love this funny character. I would use it as an IR. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard The resource I found gives vocabulary words for students to practice and fun activists for them to do such as word searches and matching. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/hi-fly-guy I would use UDL 2.1 and ESOL strategy 20. 7mo
DrSpalding Reading is Fundamental is an excellent resource. Vocabulary is so important and must be taught in order for students to use it in their verbal and written language. 7mo
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Bud, Not Buddy | Christopher Paul Curtis
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Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is a 2000 Newberry Medal Award Recipient. This HF is about a ten year old boy named Bud. He is on the run after losing his mother to find his father, but he runs into a few challenges along the way. I would use this book as a PR or an IR. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:bud%20not%20buddy%20activities The resource I found has students create character maps and comics that recreate the story. This will be a fun and interactive way to address some of the most important parts of the story. This aligns with UDL 6.3 and ESOL strategy 44. (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding This is an excellent book and would be an excellent selection for literature circles as well. Same comments regarding principles and strategies. 7mo
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a RF tear-jerker that won the #1 New York Times Bestseller. The story is about a young girl named Hazel that has a terminal brain tumor. She soon meets a man named Augustus, her world flips upside down. I would use this as an IR or PR, depending on the student. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/fault-in-our-stars-lesson-plans The resource I found has many ideas you could use. Some include the author reading part of the book, vocabulary flash cards, and even discussion questions. This resource encompasses UDL 5.2 and ESOL strategy 29. (edited) 7mo
Mary_Dehner I love love love this book! I did my author study on John Green. He is a wonder YA author that I hope to include in my classroom library one day. 😊 7mo
Kendylleonard @Mary_Dehner If I ever taught older students, I would definitely want to do an author study on him with them! 7mo
DrSpalding You like New York Times Bestsellers! An excellent choice for YA! 7mo
Myiab I loved the movie so now I need to check out the book! Great resource! 7mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver by Lois Lowry is a SF book that won the 1994 Newberry Medal. I would use this book as a LC so students could share what they think as they read. This book is about a utopian society that doesn‘t turn out to be the way it seems. Jonah has been selected to receive special training. What will he do with this power? #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard The resource I found is from Scholastic. The lesson involves students learning about the plot of the story and its specific parts. What I also like about the lesson plan is that it has a writing element to it where students created another “final chapter” of the book! Also, this book has been made into a movie. So I would definitely show that so they can make the comparison between the book and the movie. 7mo
DrSpalding Creating an alternative final chapter is an excellent idea for this particular novel. Lowry received a hate mail for how she ended this book which inevitably lead to her writing three more in this quartet. 7mo
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A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein
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A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein is a P based book that provides poems of all different sorts. This book was the New York Times Bestseller in 1981. This would be great to use when introducing students to all different types of poetry as either a RA or IR! #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard The resource I found has many different activities that can be used from things like word searches, to read alouds of the poems! https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/light-attic I would use UDL 2.5 by using different resources. I would also implement ESOL strategy 16 (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding Another excellent use of a high-quality resource and an excellent choice for a poetry anthology. You don‘t get much better than Silverstein. 7mo
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The Tiger Rising | Kate DiCamillo
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The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo is a RF book that I would use as an IR or LC. It was the National Book Award Finalist in 2001. The story is about a boy named Rob that finds a tiger locked in a cage in the middle of the woods. He meets a girl named Sistine, and they must learn how to work together and trust each other. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard The resource I found has comprehension questions for students to use in a literature circle. This can help deepen the understanding of what is happening throughout the book. https://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/63324 I would use UDL 3.3 and ESOL strategy 16. 7mo
DrSpalding Excellent use of our state‘s lesson plan repository. You know I have a love for this particular author‘s work. I have read the majority of her novels and find this one to be an excellent read for fourth graders as it once again is set in Florida. 7mo
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill is a MF story about a girl named Luna. She was raised by a witch after accidentally being fed moonlight. The witch is now dying, and Luna needs to figure out how to work her magic, quickly. This book won the 2017 Newberry Medal! I would use it for a LC or IR, depending on the age of your students. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard If you scroll down to the bottom of this resource, you‘ll see that it has many activities you can do with this book! From things like watching an interview with the author, to drawing maps, and even creating your own paper birds! https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ms-girlwhodrankthemoon.p... I would use UDL 3.2 by helping facilitate comprehension through these activities. I would use ESOL strategy 29. 7mo
gabbymartin This is one of the best books we've read together this semester. I love the resource you posted that has the interview with the author, and I think students would love creating their own maps and paper birds too! 7mo
Kendylleonard @gabbymartin I loved that we used this book in a LC, because it allowed us to communicate about it! 7mo
DrSpalding I love that you all bonded over this book. That‘s what literature circles can do! Excellent resource from a high-quality website that I hope you will continue to use in the future. 7mo
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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a RF book that has won the 2015 Newberry Medal and Coretta Scott King. This coming of age poetic novel is about two twin boys that are having some trouble as one brother starts to like a girl at school. These tiffs start to effect how the boys play basketball and their home life. I would use this book as an IR or a RA, depending on the reading level and age of your students. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard The resource I found gives vocabulary words for the book. I thought this was a great resource because this book does use some terms that students might not know; so this is a great way for students to understand what these words mean! https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/crossover I would use UDL 2.1 by clarifying vocabulary. I would use ESOL strategy #20. 7mo
Mary_Dehner Great review Kendyl, couldn‘t have said it better myself. I really enjoyed reading this book. It‘s an easy read that provides so many teaching opportunities. 7mo
Kendylleonard @Mary_Dehner I loved it too! I literally cried at the end! 7mo
Mary_Dehner @Kendylleonard it‘s a good one! Literally read it in two sittings. Very relatable. 7mo
DrSpalding It is an excellent coming of age poetic novel. Looking forward to you all being able to discuss this in class. 7mo
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a MF that I would use as an AS or S. It won the New York Times Outstanding Book Award in 1974. The book is about a young boy that loves to play with the trees and constantly takes the things he needs from it as he is growing up, until the tree can‘t give anymore. The resource I found is the authors website. It gives many lessons and activities for students to participate in. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard http://www.shelsilverstein.com/learning/ The UDL I would use is 4.1 because the website gives many different ways for students to compete the activities. I would use ESOL strategy #6 to make sure students are understanding the moral of the story throughout the book. (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding His website is amazing and your principles and strategies are better explained here. 7mo
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Giraffes Can‘t Dance by Giles Andreae is a MF that I would use as RA in the classroom, especially if I was having any bullying issues. The story is about a giraffe that can‘t dance, and all of the other animals make fun of him, until he figures out that he can dance! The resource I found is a lesson plan from the publisher, Scholastic. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giraffes-cant-.... The UDL I would use is 1.2 because the lesson allows students to come up with their own rhymes. I would use ESOL strategy #20 as it will help students find the words they need to use in order to make their sentences rhyme. 7mo
Macker11 I love this book and the resource that you chose to go along with it! It would be a good way to discuss being friendly as you stated, allowing kids to be kind to all that are around them no matter what they can or can‘t do. 7mo
SarynaN Love that you related the book to a specific behavioral problem you might experience in the classroom! Also making it a read aloud makes sure that it is inclusive for all students. 7mo
Kendylleonard @Macker11 @SarynaN I love this book because it teaches a great lesson! What‘s better than a book on kindness! 7mo
DrSpalding This would be an excellent read aloud however I have seen it as a storytelling as well with music… Fabulous! 7mo
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The Peace Tree from Hiroshima is a HF book about a tree that survived the bombing of Hiroshima. The family is learning new secrets about the bombing and how it affected them throughout the story. I would use this book as RA to discuss the historical events of what happens throughout the book. The resource I found is an easy breakdown of what took place in WWII so students will have some background information on what happened. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard https://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/ww2_atomic_bomb.php This book won the 2015 Silver Evergreen Medal for World Peace. The UDL I would use is 1.3 I would pull up a map and show students where the war took place. I would also use ESOL strategy #42 so students can see how and when the war was happening. (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding I am guessing you found this in the CMC, correct? I have added this to my stack. I have mentioned Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes… These two books would make for excellent text to text connections. YES... to pulling up a world map and sharing geographical information with your students. Whenever you can embed these skills as they apply, do it! 7mo
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Three Little Cajun Pigs by Mike Artell is a TL spin off of the original tale of Three Little Pigs. This story uses a southern-creole spin to the story. The funniest part of all? The big bad wolf is a, GATOR! Students will enjoy reading this classic tale while learning about other cultures. I would use this in the classroom as a S. The resource I found was a comparison of the actual tale of the Three Little Pigs to this version. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard The UDL I would use is 9.1. This works by widening students understanding and beliefs of certain things. I would also use ESOL strategy #30 by comparing each tale. This will help them understand the similarities and differences between stories. 7mo
DrSpalding Your universal design and English learner strategies are perfect for this particular variant of the classic story. 7mo
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Peaceful Protest: The Life of Nelson Mandela by Yona Zeldis McDonough, is a B that can be used for a RT for older students or a RA. This book includes all of the important facts and great achievements of Nelson Mandela. The resource I found is an interactive kids website to find more information about who Nelson Mandela is and how he is seen as a hero. I would use this resource for older students, as it is slightly text heavy. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/nelson-mandela/ The UDL I would implement is 7.2. This book helps teach children about historical figures and how they changed today‘s world. I would use ESOL strategy #28 as this book is a biography of a very important historical figure. 7mo
DrSpalding Utilizing National Geographic is a wise choice. Thank you for noting the text heavy nature of this particular book. Remember that you could possibly dip in and dip out to share information applicable to a particular lesson in social studies. 7mo
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Thank You, Mr. Falker | Patricia Polacco
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Thank You, Mr. Falker is a RF book by Patricia Polacco that some students can really relate to. I would use it for an IR or PR. The book portrays a young girl that has dyslexia and can‘t figure out how to read. She deals with bullies and many other challenges in school, until she meets Mr. Falker. The resource I found gives fun printables and activities for students to use after reading the story. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard The resource also supplies reading guides so students can read the book at all levels. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/thank-you-mr-falker . I would use UDL 1.1 to change the display of information for some students. In using the resource, I can give kids the story at their own level, so they are able to comprehend the information in the text. (edited) 7mo
Kendylleonard I would use ESOL strategy #29 to align with the same purpose, giving them the text in a way they can understand. 7mo
Mary_Dehner I absolutely live this book and all of Patricia‘s work. I like how you included alternative displays of information to go along with the book and lesson. Nice post! 7mo
Kendylleonard @Mary_Dehner I love Patricia‘s books as well! They always teach a great lesson! 7mo
DrSpalding Her books are stellar examples of stories that can teach valuable lessons in the classroom. While no one completed an author study, performing an author study and sharing her books would be a wise choice. 7mo
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Leprechaun in Late Winter | Mary Pope Osborne
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#43 of the Magic Tree House Series, Leprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osbourne would be a great book to use for an LC or even an IR. In this book, Jack and Annie travel to Ireland to help a young girl find her purpose, while running into a few issues along the way. Students love this series and would most likely love to take part in reading it. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard I would use UDL 6.2 for their LC as the students will develop a plan of how to keep track of reading. The ESOL strategy that would also align would be #10. When conducting an LC group, they will need to share thoughts and ideas of what has happened so far. The resource I found links this book to a math lesson for students. This would be great to implement because they could read this book with their LC‘s, and also see it cross-curriculum 7mo
Kendylleonard within their math lesson. The activity is a fun graphing assignment with questions to answer! https://www.mthclassroomadventures.org/application/files/4514/8605/0873/mth-43-l... 7mo
DrSpalding Your website resource is excellent! I love that children can travel the world while reading these books! Not only are they learning geography but you have tied this to a math lesson as well. They are cross curricular in nature and you now having visited Ireland, brings even more passion to this topic. Share vacation images with your students! 7mo
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Hooway for Wodney Wat | Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger
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Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester would be great for a S if time is available, or even just for a RA. The MF story is about a rat named Rodney that has a speech impediment. It‘s a classic story based on bullying and it teaches a great lesson for young readers. This book has been given an award by the American Library Association for a Notable Children‘s Book. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard I would use UDL 8.3 to foster collaboration by having students complete a S scene. ESOL strategy #32 would align as well because students would be placed into groups to do this activity. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/hooway-wodney-... This resource is given by Scholastic to facilitate discussion questions while reading to get students minds thinking about the story. 7mo
DrSpalding Scholastic is a high-quality resource and this would make an excellent storytelling that could be used year after year at the beginning of the school year 7mo
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If You Give a Mouse a Brownie by Laura Numeroff would be a great book for an AS. The series has become a #1 New York Times Bestseller. The MF book is part of a series that uses a mouse to constantly ask requests from a young boy. Each book has the same storyline, but with a different animal. It would be great book to teach sequence of events and complete an in depth author study to compare what happens in each book. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard I would use UDL 3.2 to highlight patterns that have taken place throughout the books we have read within the series. ESOL strategy #45 would also align. I would use a Venn Diagram to help support EL‘s when comparing and contrasting what takes place in each of the books. (edited) 7mo
Kendylleonard https://www.mousecookiebooks.com/activities/give-series-teaching-guide/ The resource I found uses an interactive website to give a list of all of the books in the series. It also offers activities and facts they can learn about the author. It is a fun way to get the students involved in the series! 7mo
MeaganM @Kendylleonard I love your idea of a Venn Diagram! That‘s a great idea. My children ages 7,7 and 4, love this entire series. They are such cute books for younger children. (edited) 7mo
Kendylleonard @MeaganM I‘ve loved these books since I was a kid! They‘re great! 7mo
DrSpalding Comparing and contrasting and highlighting patterns… Perfect! You now know that many beloved books have their own websites to help teachers use them in the classroom. Excellent resource. Use it! 7mo
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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Actual Size by Steve Jenkins is a NF that has won the Booklist Editor‘s Choice Children‘s Book award. This fun and engaging book that teaches students many facts about all types animals big and small would be great for a RA. I found a link that provides us with ways to implement this story in every subject area. I thought it was a great resource to bring this book into each lesson. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Kendylleonard http://www.lfpl.org/documentsactual%20size%20outline[1].doc
I would satisfy the UDL 3.1 by activating students background knowledge while asking questions regarding their previous experiences with these animals. I would use ESOL strategy #22 by allowing students to stop and think about the questions I ask them throughout the story, and giving them enough time to come up with their own answers.
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DawnS I love that you could use this book for different subjects too! And I love your alignments with your UDL and ESOL strategies. It is so important to allow our students to have their own voices. 7mo
Kendylleonard @DawnS I agree! Students need to have their own voice! 7mo
DrSpalding You are so right that this could be used across the curriculum in each of the content areas. You were the only one to choose this particular title for your read aloud assignment. It‘s a quality book that should be a part of your classroom library. 7mo
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