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MakenzieT

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Going to Sleep on the Farm | Juan Wijngaard, Wendy Cheyette Lewison
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Going to Sleep on the Farm is a wonderful and charming P book. It was written by Wendy Cheyette Lewison and illustrated by Juan Wijngaard. This would be an excellent book to incorporate into an agriculture lesson on farms. This book would be an amazing choice for RA or S in a classroom.

MakenzieT I found some great farm activities http://theteachersguide.bmobilized.com/?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&url=... EL-20 List the most important words and phrases you use or plan to use in a presentation on a transparency or on the chalkboard
UDL-2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols
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DrSpalding I can't wait to see this as your storytelling. There are many farm books you could read along side this for text to text connections. 2y
mayahearn That‘s the perfect book for storytelling! It sounds so sweet and like a nice easy read for the students. 2y
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Amelia Bedelia | Peggy Parish
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Amelia Bedelia is a comical and charming RF book are written by Peggy Parish and illustrated by Fritz Siebel. Amelia takes everything literally and will make children giggle when they read about her adventures. This would be an excellent book for IR in the classroom. I found endless activities at http://www.ameliabedeliabooks.com/teach-amelia-bedelia/
EL-10 Teach think, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups

MakenzieT UDL-2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols
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jvinas2 Aw I love Amelia Bedelia, I used to read these books all the time! Great book choice 👍 2y
DrSpalding This beloved character is a classic. Help students fall in love with her and there are many many books they can read. 2y
DeannaT96 Such a great series! And I️ love that the resource you found is honestly so extensive!! 2y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are, is a classic F book written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It won the Caldecott award would be an excellent addition to any classroom library. This book would be perfect for DR in a classroom. There are some really cute and educational activities at https://www.icanteachmychild.com/where-the-wild-things-are-crafts-and-activities...

MakenzieT EL-17 Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions
UDL-1.1 Offer a waste of customizing the display information
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DrSpalding EL 17 and dramatic reenactment work beautifully together. Check your UDL? 2y
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If you Decide to go to the Moon, is an exciting SF Book written by Faith McNulty an illustrated by Steven Kellogg. In the book you follow a young boy on his journey to the moon. This would be a great book to incorporate into an astronomy lesson by GR or RA. I found some exciting and cute activities at https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-3-5/30871-if-you-decide-t...

MakenzieT EL-5 Teach technical vocabulary and supporting concepts
UDL-2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols
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DrSpalding The illustrator's work here is lovely. What a great book to read while studying space! 2y
mayahearn This is a great book to use to teach students that they can do anything they set their mind to and to keep preserving! 2y
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Swimmy | Leo Lionni
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Swimmy is a wonderful F book that was written and illustrated by Leo Lionni. It won a Caldecott award and would be perfect in the classroom for S or RA. I found an excellent discussion guide for the book at https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/swimmy-discuss...
EL-6 Continually monitor students' comprehension
UDL-2.4 Promote understanding across languages
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DrSpalding This particular author's work is usually considered TL. Swimmy is a fable. A story that teaches a lesson. Scholastic is an excellent resource. 2y
elifkelly Swimmy is such a great book, I love seeing all of Leo Lionni‘s illustrations they‘re eye-catching. Great choice! 2y
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Al Capone Does My Shirts | Gennifer Choldenko
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Al Capone Does My Shirts a tale from Alcatraz is a fascinating RF book that won the Newberry award, written by Gennifer Choldenko. This would be a great book for LC or S in the classroom. It would be beneficial to incorporate into a history lesson as well. I found a wonderful resource from the National Park Service at https://www.nps.gov/alca/learn/kidsyouth/index.htm

MakenzieT EL-29 Offer a variety of reference materials at the students' instructional level for independent use
UDL-4.2 Optimize access to tools and assistive technology
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DrSpalding Fantastic! I hope you were inspired to read this from the article in your course pack. How cool is it that the National Park Service provides such resources. EL 29 is perfect. Students will be interested in learning more about Alcatraz. 2y
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Walk Two Moons | Sharon Creech
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Walk Two Moons is a fantastic RF book and winner of the Newberry award, written by Sharon Creech. It talks about a girl going on a journey with her grandparents and along the way she tells them a story of all the people she has met and crazy events that have happened in her life. It would be a fantastic book for LC in a classroom.

MakenzieT I found an excellent discussion guide for the book at https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/walk-two-moons...
EL-2 Promote cooperation (small groups)
UDL-7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy
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MorganH I love the discussion guide you found! It would be perfect for LC groups 2y
DrSpalding This is an excellent choice for literature circles. I'm thrilled you read this! Nice resource. 2y
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Mummies in the Morning | Mary Pope Osborne
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Magic Treehouse Mummies in the Morning, is an excellent HF book written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Sal Murdocca. It won the New York Times bestseller and would be perfect in the classroom for IR. I found great questions for each chapter of the book at https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/m/?s=book-magictreehouse-mummiesinthemorn...

MakenzieT EL-5 Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts
UDL-3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge
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DrSpalding Kids love this fantasy series. Even though Jack and Annie travel to ancient Egypt, they are still traveling in a magic treehouse. 2y
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic F book written and illustrated by Eric Carl. It has also been a New York Times bestseller. This is a classic book that should be in every classroom library. It also incorporates numbers and sequence which are excellent skills. It would be perfect in the classroom for RT. There are multiple activities for this book, I found some at http://alittlepinchofperfect.com/the-best-very-hungry-caterpillar-activities/

MakenzieT EL-12 Teach two objectives, language and content
UDL-2.4 Promote understanding across languages
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DrSpalding This is a classic! EL number 12 is just right considering you could be teaching number sense and science concepts. 2y
mayahearn I posted on this book too, it is such a fun book and there are so many activities for the classroom that go along with it! 2y
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Flap Your Wings | P.D. Eastman
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Flap Your Wings is a wonderful book written and illustrated by P.D Eastman. It's a cute and funny story that helps teach about inclusion and acceptance. It would be great for IR or S in a classroom. There are also some fun bird related activities at
https://www.educatall.com/page/206/Birds.html
EL-3 Encourage self talk
UDL-7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity
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DrSpalding I just made text to text connections with Are You My Mother? by the same author. This would make for a nice storytelling but is quite long. It is not your average picture book. 2y
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Susan B. Anthony | Alexandra Wallner
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Susan B Anthony is an informational and engaging B book written and illustrated by Alexandra Wallner. It could be used to incorporate history into language arts by using GR or even be used in a social studies lesson. An excellent resource is https://educators.brainpop.com/bp-jr-topic/susan-b-anthony/

MakenzieT EL-29 Offer a variety of reference materials at the students' instructional level for independent use
UDL-3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge
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DeannaT96 This seems like such a good book! And BrainPOP has such great resources! I want to read this book now 2y
DrSpalding What a great book to teach social studies skills while sharing an excellent piece of children's literature. Brainpop is a fabulous resource! 2y
elifkelly It‘s so interesting to see that BrainPop is still being used in classrooms! Growing up I remember my teachers using it as a resource. I think your resource would pair perfectly with your book! 2y
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The Great Pyramid Pop-up Book | Carolyn Croll, Roscoe Cooper, Vicki Teague-Cooper
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The Great Pyramid Pop-Up Book is in excellent NF book written by Roscoe Cooper and illustrated by Carolyn Croll. This would be a great book to incorporate in a history lesson and can be used for IR. There are some excellent resources at
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/inside-the-pyramids...
EL-42 Have students use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts and information

MakenzieT UDL-2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols
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elifkelly This book seems perfect to introduce the topic of Ancient Egypt and I️ love that it‘s a pop up! 2y
DrSpalding Students love pop up books. Great choice. It's also an excellent format for social studies content that students need to know. They will be intrigued. 2y
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The Watermelon Seed is an adorable and funny F book written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli. It won the Geisel award and would be a wonderful book to use for RT. You could even use some of the resources at https://thesmilelines.com/the-watermelon-seed-activities/ to do a RT
EL-36 Asked numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses
UDL-8.4 Increase mastery-oriented feedback
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DrSpalding I love readers theater and this would be a simple story for students to feel very successful especially in the area of fluency. 2y
mayahearn This book is such a fun and easy read and the kids would love it because it‘s so fun and silly! 2y
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The Grouchy Ladybug | Eric Carle
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The Grouchy Ladybug is a charming F book written and illustrated by Eric Carle. This would be a great addition to any classroom library and would be perfect for S in the classroom. I found a great lesson plan at https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/grouchy-ladybu...

MakenzieT EL-30 Encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships
UDL-1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information
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DeannaT96 Okay I love this book and the resource lesson plan you found! It would absolutely make this book even more fun and engaging! Love it! 2y
DrSpalding Make sure you provide a bit more of a summary of what this book is about. You can't do much better than citing Scholastic as a resource. Nice. 2y
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Out of My Mind is an amazing RF novel written by Sharon Draper that won the 2012 Sunshine State Young Reader Award. It is a great novel that teaches children acceptance and inclusion. It also teaches students to accept each other and their differences as well as appreciate them. This would be a great book for LC in the classroom.

MakenzieT There are excellent activities at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Out-of-My-Mind-Novel-Activities-Comm...
EL-10 Think, pair, and share strategies in a cooperative group
UDL-7.2 Optimize value, relevance, and authenticity
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DrSpalding I think all students should read this book in elementary school. I also think that all teacher candidates and practicing teachers should read this powerful story. 2y
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Quackers | Liz Wong
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Quakers which is written and illustrated by Liz long is a sweet RF book that teaches children about acceptance. It would be a wonderful book to read to students who are feeling out of place.
On this website I found cut outs that can be used in the classroom for RT https://www.jstart.org/read-for-the-record-2/activities-resources-toolkit/

MakenzieT EL-11 Place language in meaningful context
UDL-9.2 Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies
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DrSpalding This was an excellent "fantasy" choice for our event this year. Your EL and UDL strategies align perfectly. 2y
AndreaC I think this book sends a great message for students. Because you mentioned it is good for acceptance this might be a nice choice for students starting at a new school 2y
MakenzieT I realize now that this book is fantasy because the cats talk in the book. 2y
mayahearn I LOVE this book! I love the message about inclusion and accepting people for who they are, no matter the differences. 2y
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The Mitten | Jan Brett
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The Mitten, written and illustrated by Jan Brett is an exceptional TL book. This is a book who's illustrations can really help children predict what is going to happen next. It would be perfect in the classroom and make an excellent PR activity.

MakenzieT I found great cut outs and activities at http://www.teachingheart.net/mitten.html
EL-44 Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe, and report(oral – written – pictorial), sequence, summarize
UDL-1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information
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DrSpalding Another great find! This book is meant to be told in storytelling format. Nice job aligning your strategies. 2y
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ABCs of Halloween | Patricia Reeder Eubank
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ABC's of Halloween is an adorable P book written and illustrated by Patricia Reeder Eubank. This is the perfect book for CR especially around Halloween. There are many great activities at https://www.lizs-early-learning-spot.com/16-halloween-alphabet-activities/
EL-16 integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities
UDL-2.4 promote understanding across languages
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DrSpalding Choral reading is an excellent strategy to use with this book. Perfect timing considering we just celebrated this holiday. Having holiday related books in your classroom library is helpful as students can easily relate. 2y
EveAstrouck This sounds like a really interesting book for Halloween! I‘m going to have to read it! 2y
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Click Clack Moo is written by Doreen Coronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. It is a sweet and funny F book that has won a Caldecott award. This book can help teach students about agriculture and the different things that help make a farm possible.
I found a great cut out activity at
https://theeducatorsspinonit.com/2017/10/click-clack-moo-activity-shapes.html that could be used for S in the classroom.

MakenzieT EL- 30 encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships
UDL-1.3 offer alternatives for visual information
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DrSpalding Wonderful post! What a great find in the resource. They would make for an excellent storytelling props. 2y
AndreaC We talked about this book in one of my other courses and I found the concept of it hilarious, i think it is a great choice! 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder is an incredible NF book by RJ Palacio that teaches children to be kind and to be accepting. It is a New York Times bestseller and it would be an excellent addition to the classroom. This would be a great book to use for an LC activity to get children talking about differences.

MakenzieT I found some great activities at http://wonderwebbook.weebly.com/wonder-ful-activities.html
EL- 2 promote cooperation (small groups)
UDL-7.2 optimize relevance, value, authenticity
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DrSpalding Knowing that nonfiction means real, what would the genre actually be for this fantastic book? Your EL and UDL strategies are perfect. 2y
MakenzieT This book is actually fiction because it doesn't contain real events. 2y
mayahearn This is such an amazing book for the classroom because it teaches students about choosing to be kind to one another and acceptance, I love it! 2y
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