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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Charlotte‘s Web is a very famous and well liked RF novel. This Newberry award winning book follows a pig named Wilbur and a young girl named Fern who adopts him. The two develop a close bond and friendship early on in the book. The suddenly, Wilbur is sent to a new farm away from Fern. At this farm, Wilbur becomes friends with a spider named Charlotte.

MNelson98 Wilbur soon learns that he will eventually be slaughtered, so Charlotte tries to help him avoid this fate throughout the book. This novel is a very heartfelt story that students will absolutely love. It is a perfect book for IR. Since students will be reading this individually, ESOL strategy 6 is important to use to make sure students are comprehending the story. ESOL strategy 9 can be used so students will have notes from the novel for future 9mo
MNelson98 assignments or discussions. UDL 2.1 can be used for students to learn new vocabulary shown in the book. UDL 7.1 can be used for IR because students will be able to make their own decisions regarding a reading plan. This website provides great activities and higher level thinking questions to ask students: https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-3-5/51151-questions-for-c... #lae3414sp19 9mo
MGrace15 One of my favorites to this day! I really like the resource you provided to go along with the book! @MNelson98 9mo
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claireherman This was one of my favorite books!! Love your resources! 9mo
Zmohammad Childhood classic for me! I loved reading this book. Great strategies for the classroom 9mo
DrSpalding This is a book that all students should be exposed to. Reading this book aloud after lunch or specials would be another choice beyond independent reading. 9mo
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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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This SF novel is absolutely perfect for LC. It takes place in a future where the governments of North America have fallen and a new country has been formed. 12 Districts make up this country. Every year, the Hunger Games takes place as a reminder of the betrayal and defeat of District 13. Each district must choose one boy and one girl to play in the annual Hunger Games. However, the only way to win this game is to survive.

MNelson98 The main character, Katniss, ends up becoming a contestant in this deadly game. You‘ll just have to read to find out what happens next! ESOL strategies 2 and 6 can be used for LC‘s and for teacher‘s to check on students understanding. UDL 8.1 and 8.3 can also be used well for LC‘s. This website provides several lesson plans, activities, and discussion guides: https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/hunger-games-lesson-plans #lae3414sp19 9mo
Kcallihan This was one of the first series books I‘ve ever read and I absolutely loved it! I think you did a very good and detailed job about explaining the plot of this book. I agree that LC‘s are a perfect choice for this book! Allowing students to communicate in their LC‘s while the teacher checks on each group‘s understanding periodically is a very effective use of time!! 9mo
DrSpalding This series would be better used in middle and/or high school! Some of my friends call me Katniss. 😂 9mo
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a very well known F novel by JK. Rowling. This is the seventh and final book of the Harry Potter series. It follows Harry and his friends on a journey to find and destroy Horcruxes. This is the only way to defeat Voldemort once and for all. This final book will keep you captivated and wishing for the series to never end. It would be great for LC and IR.

MNelson98 ESOL strategies 2, 6 and 13 can be used for LC‘s and to make sure that students are not lost while reading. UDL 2.1 would be useful since the Harry Potter books tend to have higher level vocabulary. UDL 8.3 can be used in LC‘s. This website provides many resources for teachers and lessons plans: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?a=1&tid=2947 #lae3414sp19 (edited) 9mo
DrSpalding I love Harry Potter! The author‘s website and accompanying supplemental websites would be best. 9mo
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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One Crazy Summer (HF) is a Coretta Scott King Award and Newberry Award winning novel. It follows three sisters who visit their mother who abandoned them. They are not welcomed by a warm and loving mother. Instead they have to deal with her coldness for the majority of the summer. The sisters soon discover that their mother is a Black Panther. The girls eventually understand the purpose of the Black Panther movement.

MNelson98 By the end of the summer, they end up learning a lot about prejudice, family and pride. This book is great for LC and IR. ESOL strategies 2 and 9 can be used in a LC. UDL 8.3 also works well with LC‘s. This website provides a detailed lesson plan for 5th graders on the book: https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... #lae3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding I noticed your resource highlights fifth grade. This book could be used in an earlier grade however students would be able to connect many social studies standards along with literacy standards to this wonderful piece of historical fiction. 9mo
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Goggles! | Ezra Jack Keats
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Goggles! is a Caldecott Award winning RF picture book. It follows a young boy named Peter who finds an old pair of motorcycle goggles. He and his friend Archie think that the goggles are a prized possession. However, they run into a gang that wants to take the goggles from them. This book focuses on dealing with bullies, which many students may relate to and appreciate the message. It is a great book for a classroom RA.

MNelson98 ESOL strategies 14 and 17 can be used to help students comprehend spoken words and the emotions of the story. UDL 2.1 can be used to define unknown vocabulary. This website contains a lesson plan based on the book: http://www.easyliteracy.com/goggles.html #lae3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding Was he your author study? If so you could include his author study pictochart as a resource. 9mo
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Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth | Barbara Park, Mahoney
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Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth is an entertaining RF book about a sassy kindergartener. In this book, Junie B. wants to impress her peers and lies about having an awesome idea for career day. By the end of the story, she ends up finding the perfect job to dress up as. You‘ll just have to read to find out what she chooses. Junie B. Jones books are great for IR. Many students will be able to relate to her mischievous and sassy personality.

MNelson98 ESOL strategy 31 can be used with worksheets or activities paired with IR. UDL 2.1 can be used to help students to learn vocabulary they may not have understood in the book. This website provides several book reviews and vocabulary activities: https://www.edhelper.com/books/Junie_B_Jones_and_her_Big_Fat_Mouth.htm #lae3414sp19 9mo
MGrace15 This series is awesome especially since there are so many different stories. Great resource! @MNelson98 9mo
DrSpalding Most students love Junie B Jones. If we can get them into reading series… We will increase reading stamina! 9mo
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National Geographic Kids: Wild Animal Atlas is a NF book that contains a great amount of information on wild animals around the world. It goes through different countries and where animals locate. This book works great for IR and PR. Students will absolutely enjoy all of the cool facts and eye-grabbing pictures! ESOL strategy 30 can be used to help students make connections with the wild animals and their location around the world.

MNelson98 UDL 6.3 can be used to understand information. This website provides several lesson plans about wild animals: http://www.myfreshplans.com/2010/07/wild-animal-lesson-plans/ #lae3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding Nice post! English learner and universal design principles are spot on. 9mo
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No, David! | David Shannon
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No, David! is a RF picture book that is great for S and RA‘s in elementary school classrooms. David is a silly and mischievous child that always breaks his mother's rules. Plenty of children can relate to this book because children are always told what they can or cannot do by their parents. ESOL strategies 14 and 17 can be used for S and RA‘s. UDL 7.3 also works with the two teaching strategies and keeps students engaged.

MNelson98 This website provides great activities and crafts for an elementary school classroom: https://www.kindergartenworks.com/kindergarten-teaching-ideas/22-no-david-activi... #lae3414sp19 9mo
KAdudu I love this book I remember reading this book in elementary school. 9mo
DrSpalding Realistic fiction is a fine genre however this is more so an autobiography. David in the story is actually the young David Shannon. I agree, this could be a wonderful storytelling… Hint, hint! 9mo
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Looking at Lincoln | Maira Kalman
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Looking at Lincoln is a B book that discusses Lincoln‘s life and presidency in detail. Using the RA technique will allow a whole classroom to learn about Lincoln and his influences on the United States. ESOL strategy 42 can be used so students can visually understand events in history. UDL 3.1 can be used to tell students a brief overview of who Abraham Lincoln is.

MNelson98 This website provides several Abraham Lincoln activities for students: http://www.proteacher.com/090158.shtml #lae3414sp19 9mo
taywise393 I have never heard of this book but it seems awesome! For an introduction for your lesson you could bring in a bunch of pennies and see if the students know what president on the coin :) 9mo
DrSpalding Quality biography picture books are a necessity for social studies instruction in your elementary classroom. Good choice! 9mo
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This F book is about a middle schooler named Percy Jackson who discovers that his father is Poseidon and he is a demigod. Percy goes to a camp to learn how to fight and control his new powers. After being framed for stealing Zeus‘s lighting bolt, he goes on a journey to retrieve it from the actual thief. This New York Times Best Seller book will keep you captivated and itching to know who the thief is. It can be greatly used for a LC and IR.

MNelson98 ESOL strategies 2 and 9 can be used for LC‘s. UDL 6.2, 8.1 and 9.1 also work well with LC‘s. This website contains many activities and guides that can be used in the classroom: http://rickriordan.com/resource_type/teachers-guides/ #lae3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding Using this author‘s teachers guide is wise. No one tells you how to use their book better in the classroom than the author. Make sure you explain your strategies and principles. 9mo
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This Caldecott Award winning book narrates a story about a young rabbit named Jasper who is absolutely obsessed with carrots. That is until the carrots start creeping on him! This funny F tale will keeps students engaged and curious about what will happen next. It is perfect for a RA and S for an elementary school class. ESOL strategy 17 will keep students fully interested and understanding the emotions of the story.

MNelson98 UDL 7.3 will also keep students engaged in the story. This website has many Creepy Carrots activities for students and a lesson plan: https://mrswillskindergarten.com/creepy-carrots-lesson-plans/ #lae3414sp19 9mo
wmaxflowers Good post! I liked that your lesson plan aloud students to not only write, but also color their answers. 9mo
taywise393 This book is awesome! I think this would be a great book to read for fun during Halloween time since it still is quality literature but it also has the spooky side :) 9mo
DrSpalding Excellent post and nice peer feedback. Fun resource! 9mo
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The Snowy Day (RF) is a Caldecott Award winning book about a young boy named Peter experiencing a fun filled snow day. It is a feel good story that makes anyone who reads it want to play in the snow. The picture book can be used for a RA in the classroom. Students can also do an AS on the well known author Ezra Jack Keats. ESOL strategies 14 and 17 can be used to keep students engaged during a RA.

MNelson98 UDL 2.1 can also be used for students to understand new vocabulary. This website provides several different activities that relate to the book: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/snowy-day #lae3414sp19 9mo
wmaxflowers Good post! I like your lesson plan had a variety of activities to assess comprehension (edited) 9mo
DrSpalding This is a truly high-quality site. Use reading is fundamental in your future lesson plans and of course, and your future classroom. 9mo
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Martin‘s Big Words is a B book that can be used for a RA in the classroom. This Caldecott Award and Coretta Scott King Award winner narrates the story of Martin Luther King. It describes the incredible impact that MLK had on our country and how he was motivated by love instead of hate. The fact that MLK helped establish equality is very well known, but this book will help students learn about more events that occured in his life.

MNelson98 The book also promotes solving issues with love instead of hate, which is a great moral lesson for students. ESOL strategy 13 will help students who may not already have previous background knowledge of Martin Luther King. ESOL strategies 42 and 43 will allow students to visually see when events occurred in history and to comprehend important facts. UDL 2.1 and 3.1 can also be used with this book. 9mo
MNelson98 This website provides a great lesson plan and activities related to the story: http://www.thenedshow.com/assets/never-give-up-intermediate-lesson-plan-martins-... #lae3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding Nice job explaining important parts of Dr. King‘s legacy. 9mo
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Cinderella | Charles Perrault, Joy Cowley
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We all know the classic tale of Cinderella (TL). A young woman is mistreated by her evil stepmother and stepsisters. Her fairy godmother gives her the opportunity to improve her life for a night by going to the royal ball. Cinderella goes to the ball and ends up falling in love with the prince. The next day, the prince searches all of the land to find her again. Once he finds her, they get married and Cinderella becomes a princess.

MNelson98 This story works perfectly for RT, DR and S in the classroom. Students will have a blast acting out the story. ESOL strategy 50 can be used during RT and DR. UDL 1.3 and 7.3 can both be used for this book. 9mo
MNelson98 This website provides a lesson plan that compares the different versions of the Cinderella tale and has students answer higher level thinking questions: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/behind-scenes-wit... #lae3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding You are right, traditional literature can be used in many ways in your classroom especially storytelling and dramatic reenactment. 9mo
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Where the Wild Things Are (F) is about a mischievous young boy who feels misunderstood at home. In this Caldecott Award winning book, Max imagines up a land with wild monsters and becomes their king. Children who feel misunderstood or frustrated with their emotions can experience a connection to this story. This book is perfect for a RA and S. ESOL strategies 17 and 22 can be used during the classroom RA.

MNelson98 UDL 7.3 can be used to keep students engaged during reading. This website provides an activity that involves students to answer higher level thinking questions: https://www.cfchildren.org/blog/2017/09/activity-where-the-wild-things-are-readi... #lae3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding Yes to reading aloud this book and nice alignment with universal design principle 7.3. 9mo
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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She Persisted is a NF inspirational feminist book that discusses thirteen inspirational women in history. It motivates young women to fight for what is right and to persiste if knocked down. This book is great for a RA in the classroom and provides a motivational lesson for students. ESOL strategy 42 can be used to create visuals for students to see when events occurred in history. UDL 6.3 can also be used to promote student comprehension of

MNelson98 historical information. This lesson plan provides great resources and lesson plans on the book: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=55160 #lae3414sp19 9mo
Olsonashley19 Such a great book to have in the classroom! We need to inspire young girls to push themselves to their full potential and having these books is a great way to start! 9mo
DrSpalding I have a bracelet that states… Nevertheless, she persisted. The minibiographies in this book are powerful for young ladies and gentlemen alike. 9mo
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Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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Students can learn a great moral lesson from this TL book adapted by Jerry Pinkney. This book is a Caldecott Award winner about a duckling that is mistreated by others because he looks different. The Ugly Duckling can be used for RT AND RA in the classroom. ESOL strategy 50 can be used well during RT. UDL 8.4 can be used to promote student feedback on the book and the moral lesson it provides.

MNelson98 This website contains a great lesson plan about the book: https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/picture-this-the-ugly-duckling/ #lae3414sp19 9mo
sydneydaniels The moral of the story in this book is a great thing to teach to students! 9mo
DrSpalding I like the idea of a readers theater for this particular story. It could then be followed up by a good discussion about what the true meaning of the story is all about. This is classic traditional literature. 9mo
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Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a F book that is great for upper class elementary schoolers and even for adults! It can be used for IR or for a LC in the classroom. This Newberry Award winning book is full of mystery and will keep you curious. It follows a girl named Luna who was supposed to be sacrificed as a baby to an evil witch. She is now starting to learn that she is full of magic. You‘ll have to read to find out what happens next!

MNelson98 ESOL strategies 2 and 16 can be used well in a LC. UDL 9.1, 7.1 and 8.1 can also be encouraged through a LC. This website provides some resources and lesson plans on the book: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=51541&a=1#ActivityGu... #lae3414sp19 (edited) 9mo
DrSpalding This is a very cool book that could be used as a literature circle… As you saw in class. It could also be an independent read. 9mo
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This famous P book encourages students to be excited about the future and to know that they will do great things. It is a great book for RA in the classroom and also for students to do an AS on Dr. Suess outside of the classroom. ESOL strategies 14 and 17 can be used while reading to students. ESOL strategy 46 can be used for students to create crafts related to the book and the future places they will go. UDL 7.3 can be used to keep students

MNelson98 engaged during RA. This website includes some fun activities and crafts for students: https://www.weareteachers.com/oh-the-places-youll-go-activities/ #lae3414sp19 9mo
DrSpalding Try to use more author and publisher sites. This is a good site however Dr. Seuss‘s site is the best! 9mo
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The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane | Bruce Degen, Joanna Cole
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The Magic School Bus: Inside A Hurricane (SF) is a great PR and IR book for elementary students to learn about the different types of weather and their causes. Students especially get to learn about the parts of a hurricane and it‘s formation. This book takes Ms. Frizzle and the class on a crazy adventure that even leads them into a dangerous hurricane! Students will be entertained by the wackiness of the book while also learning some important

MNelson98 information about weather. ESOL strategies 30, 36, 40 and UDL 2.5 could be used to help students comprehend weather vocabulary. UDL 2.5 could be used if a teacher wanted to have students watch a Magic School Bus episode about weather after reading the book. 9mo
MNelson98 This website leads to a great lesson plan that could be used with the book: https://www.sps186.org/downloads/attachments/45274/magic%20school%20bus-%20insid... #lae3414sp19 (edited) 9mo
DrSpalding Science and children‘s literature go hand in hand! 9mo
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