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Mary_Dehner

Mary_Dehner

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Mirette on the High Wire | Emily Arnold McCully
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Mirrette on the High Wire is a RF Caldecott winning PB written and Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully. This is one of the books I read 100x as a child. It‘s a captivating book about an apprentice tight right rope walker named Mirrette. This book is great for PR. You can use this text to enhance fluency and compression skills. Linked below is a teacher resource. I would use ESL strategy #17 and UDL 6.1 for this book.

DrSpalding Just looking at the front cover, what would be the correct genre? Scholastic is a high-quality resource! 4mo
carlenerubin I cannot believe I have never heard of this book! What an incredible resource to have in your classroom and it is an award winner! I loved you Scholastic resource and cannot wait to add this book to my classroom library and use the resources you shared! 4mo
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The Princess and the Pea | Hans Christian Andersen, Kari James
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My favorite childhood Fairytale: The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Anderson and Illustrated by Jana Christy. This fantasy fairytale TL is a story about a prince trying to find his true princess by seeing if she felt a pea through 20 mattresses! It‘s a fun story for a RA. I would utilize ESL strategy #1 and UDL 8.3 you can cross concept this story with math too. Linked is a lesson plan that has awesome suggestions.

DrSpalding This is a classic and I like that you are thinking in an inter-disciplinary way… Language arts and math! You truly can use great books to teach anything. 4mo
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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is a magical little low fantasy fiction PB that talks about just what the title says: Crayons Quitting! It‘s simply adorable and entertaining and would be great for a DR in a primary classroom. I would have students write from Duncan‘s perspective and then act it out. Here is a resource for this text https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-day-the-crayons-quit

Mary_Dehner The UDL strategy I would use for this book is 4.1 and ESL #46 #UCFLAE3414SU19 4mo
DrSpalding Make sure you are explaining your universal design and English learner strategies. It is an amazing book that should be in your classroom library. It works very well as a mentor text for writing persuasive, friendly letters. 4mo
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The Snowy Day written and Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats is a RF Caldecott winning PB known for its beautiful illustrations. It tells the story of a little boy on enjoying his snow day. This book is great for young readers who need to learn visualizing and vocabulary. It‘s a great text for a read aloud. Linked is a resource from the authors page https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/lesson-plan/a-flurry-of-activities/

Mary_Dehner I would utilize ESL strategy #5 and UDL strategy 2.2 for this lesson. #UCFLAE3414SU19 4mo
DrSpalding Again, be sure to explain your principles and strategies. This book is famous for having an African-American main character much like Don Freeman‘s, Corduroy. This was a read for the record book years ago and we did a science experiment with fake snow! It‘s awesome. https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/insta-snow-polymer/ 4mo
Apeacock12 Love this book! I had a professor use this as a read aloud in my RED class, and after she read it had us visualize and draw our own snowy days! This is such a cute and creative book to use in your class in around Christmas. 4mo
Myiab Such a cute book! Love the resource used! I will definitely incorporate this book and resource in my future classroom! 4mo
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Life In Motion by Misty Copeland with Brandy Cobert is YA Autobiographical Novel that tells the story of the life of American Ballet Theatres first ever African American principal dancer. The novel takes you through the unlikely success story of one of my biggest female role models. I originally got this book to start a book club at the dance studio I work at. It was a big success! So I recommend a lit circle for this text.

Mary_Dehner Here is a resources for lit circles great for this book... http://www.readwritethink.org/resources/resource-print.html?id=19 I would also utilize ESL strategy #28 for this text and UDL 3.1 #UCFLAE3414SU19 4mo
DrSpalding Read write think is an excellent resource and same comments regarding your principles and strategies. 4mo
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Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine
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Ella Enchanted is a Fantasy Fiction TL and Newbery award winner by Gail Carlson. It‘s a wonderful story about a girl who is enchanted to do whatever she is told no matter what, the journey lands her in a predicament with her true love but all in all is a happy ending. It would be great for a SR in upper elementary to middle school grades. I would utilize ESL strategy #16 and UDL strategy 2.1 linked below is a great resource for this text.

Apeacock12 Loved this movie as a child, and until I saw your post didn't realize it was a book as well. The lesson plans in the link you attached can be very useful in your future classroom! 4mo
Mary_Dehner Yes I‘m one of this people who likes to read the book before I see the movie! @Apeacock12 4mo
DrSpalding This is such a good book. It could be a good book for shared reading or read aloud or a literature circle option. 4mo
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr and Illustrated by Eric Carl is a children Fictional PB designed to help primary grade students learn about rhyming and associating colors. This book is perfect for a CR. Here is a a resource perfect for this text http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/brown-bear-brown-bear I would use UDL strategy 7.2 and ESL #5 for this lesson. #UCFLAE3414SU19

alexialovesmith Utilizing a CR in the classroom with this book is such a great idea! 4mo
DrSpalding Some of your posts need more detail. Choral reading could work well and storytelling as we observed, works well with these books. 4mo
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A Big Mooncake for Little Star written and Illustrated by Grace Lin is a heart warming Fantasy Fiction PB that tells about her cheeky daughter eating the mooncake into the phases of the moon. It‘s a wonderful story that cross concepts with science: perfect for a primary grade RA. I would utilize ESL strategy #24 and UDL 8.2. Here is a resource to go with the text that helps students understand the moon phases.

DrSpalding Cool image for a recent award winner! High-quality resource. Use this book during science instruction. 4mo
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Island of Blue Dolphins by Scot O Dell... I read this book in 3rd grade and it always stuck out in the forefront of my mind as one of the best books I‘ve ever read. It‘s about a Indian girl who befriends and nurses back to health a wild dog that killed her brother. Their bond lasts a lifetime. Such a memorable story. I would recommend an Author study after reading this book. I would utilize UDL strategy 5.2 and ESL strategy 48

DawnS I‘ve never heard of this book but your post intrigues me 🤔 I really like your resource and the story map idea it offers! 4mo
Mary_Dehner @DawnS you‘ve got to read this book! I think you‘d like it. :) 4mo
DawnS Thanks! I‘ll try to check it out soon! 4mo
DrSpalding This is classic historical fiction! This is the reason there are dolphins on the award for historical fiction! Obviously graphic organizers work well for all students and are especially helpful for English learners. 4mo
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Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena and Illustrated by Christian Robinson is a colorful RF PB that tells a moral tale of CJ and his mother making their way to serve at the soup kitchen. It‘s won many awards including: the Newbery, Caldecott and Coretta Scott king. This book is wonderful for a RA in primary grades. Here is a link for great questions related to this text http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html

Mary_Dehner I would include ESL strategy #22 and UDL strategy 3.4 #UCFLAE3414SU19 4mo
DrSpalding Helpful resource and same comments regarding your strategies and principles. Read this book to children! 4mo
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia is a HF Novel that takes you on a 1969 summer vacation of three “colored” girls during the time of the black lives matter civil rights movement. They are placed with their estranged mother who has a secret story all her own. The Author won the Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Scott O‘Dell awards. This book is wonderful for 5th grade literature circles and cross concepts well with social studies.

Mary_Dehner Here is a link to a whole unit lesson for this book that is absolutely thorough. https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... 4mo
Mary_Dehner I would pair this lesson with ESL strategy #17 and UDL strategy 7.2 #UCFLAE3414SU19 (edited) 4mo
DrSpalding Absolutely. This book should be used during a social studies unit. There are many books that can be integrated into other content areas. Keep thinking about this as you continue to read wonderful quality children‘s literature. 4mo
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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winner) is a classic RF novel about two teenage twin boys growing up and trying to find their way though the sport of basketball. This book is great for poetry based compression skills. I would have my student IR this book and review compression skills related to the text within a lesson. The strategies I would use are UDL 3.3 and ESL #9. #UCFLAE3414SU19

Mary_Dehner Linked here is a graphic organizer resource to enhance comprehension skills for this text. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Comprehension-Graphic-Organiz... 4mo
Macker11 I think students would love the connection they can make to this book! This is definitely one I would like to have in my classroom! I love having the graphic organizer in the class too! Being able to have them do an organizer on a book they are enjoying will make them write more than usual! 4mo
Kendylleonard I love this book! The graphic organizer is a great idea because it allows the students to comprehend what they are reading, while also working on understand the poetry components in the book. I would definitely love to have this in my future classroom library! 4mo
DrSpalding I would go straight to the author for resources regarding this award winner. While I know this resource has quality information… I prefer you go to the author and publisher sites first. 4mo
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The Pout-Pout Fish | Deborah Diesen
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The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen and Illustrated by Dan Hanna is an adorable MF PB that tells the tale of a fish who thinks he‘s destined to be glum. I think if you are sorry enough this book is great for an interactive Story Telling. It‘s also wonderful to teaching about the growth mindset. Strategies that I would include in the lesson would be: ESL 23 and UDL 9.1 a good resource for this text is linked below. #UCFLAE3414SU19 #nosegoodbooks

Kcompton2912 I absolutely loved seeing this book as a storytelling. It was so much fun to listen to. I think the resource make the story go from simple to critical thinking. Having the fish represent a growth mindset is a fun way to teach it to the class. 4mo
jmartucci Such a fun book for the classroom! And the resource has some great ideas! 4mo
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alexialovesmith I enjoyed your story telling of this book, it made me want to have a copy in my future classroom! The lesson plan you attached is a great resource that will give students a new outlook on life. 4mo
Mary_Dehner @Kcompton2912 thank you! I was a little nervous but it helped me understand how I can do it better next time! 4mo
Mary_Dehner @alexialovesmith yes I agree! I made a connection with the article we read in class, which is why I picked that strategy. 4mo
DrSpalding Creative image and this was an excellent storytelling! 4mo
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Grumpy Monkey | Suzanne Lang
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Grumpy Monkey by: Suzanne Lang and Illustrated by Max Lang is a comical Animal Fantasy book about Mr Grumpy himself: Jim Panzee. This book is awesome for teaching children about handling emotions. Strategies to be included in a RT lesson for grumpy monkey include ESL 6 and UDL. 5.3. Attached is a Readers theatre script for the text. Great for building fluency! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dx8WvhWJ7-TXONpIxWGtFb1nRJVsEkEG-veH1F1yjB4/...

DrSpalding Readers theater and this book worked well! Use grumpy monkey to enhance fluency in your elementary classroom. 4mo
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Falling up is a page turning poetry book by Shel Silverstein. His illustrations make his witty work come to life! Perfect for young students. This book is great for utilizing PR strategies. Shel Silverstein‘s website is packed with educational resources such as this one: http://www.shelsilverstein.com/media/learning/resource_files/2016_Shel_Silverste... I would incorporate UDL 5.3 and ESOL 6 within the unit.

DrSpalding This is the best possible resource for these amazing poems. Use Silverstein‘s poems to entice readers into this genre. Several of your posts need more detail 4mo
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by: Kelly Barnhill is a NY times best seller and Newberry Award winner rightfully so. This MF book takes you through a magical and complicated voyage of how a little girls powers from the moon begin to grow. This book is great for older students to utilize LC‘s. UDL 6.3 goes along with the lesson attached below that encompasses small group story mapping! 🧝🏼‍♀️

jmartucci I like the use of the lesson plan, it sounds like a great idea. Also this book is amazing, I finished it a few days ago and loved it so much! 5mo
Mary_Dehner @jmartucci glad you found it useful! #happyreading 4mo
DrSpalding Your resource truly helps teachers and students better comprehend this wonderful award winner. Good choice. Use this book as a possible literature circle selection in your intermediate classrooms. 4mo
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Vampirina Ballerina | Anne Marie Pace
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Vampirina Ballerina is a MF PB by: Anna Marie Page and Illustrated by: LeUYen Pham. This book explains the struggles of a little vampire girl who wants nothing other than to be a ballerina. Her struggles to fit in come with heartache, but she perseveres. This book is great for a LC lesson. ESL 3 and 2 are great ways for students to turn and talk in small groups about their own personal struggles and growth just like Vampirina! 🧛🏻‍♀️

DrSpalding Brief. Looks like a cute book for independent reading. I am not sure that literature circles is the best teaching strategy to utilize with this text. 4mo
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Josephine (Robert Sibert award + Coretta Scott King award) by: Patricia H Powell and Illustrated by: Christian Robinson is a NF biography that will have you hanging on every word! The book tells the tale of Josephine Bakers uneasy rise to flapper dance stardom. Reading it was an enriching experience. It‘s a great book for vocabulary instruction and cross concepts with social studies. I would do a RA with this book for sure.

Mary_Dehner Above is a teacher resource link, this book is great for a unit lesson where each day is centered around a read aloud with vocabulary instruction. The subject cross concepts with social studies and civil rights. The resource pairs well with UDL strategy 2.1 and ESOL strategy 25 with vocab. #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 5mo
DrSpalding This is one of my favorite books. In the inside cover, there was a QR code to a very cool video of Josephine dancing! Looking forward to the replacement. Don‘t forget!😀❤️📚 4mo
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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Whoever You Are By: Mem Fox and Illustrated by Leslie Staub is a colorful NF picture book that takes you through a journey of diversity. It‘s a wonderful book for teaching young students that although everyone may not look the same, we are all the same on the inside! I would do a SR lesson with this book.The strategy linked to this book would be UDL 3.2. A great resource related to the text is linked here 👉🏼

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Pig the Pug | Aaron Blabey
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Pig the Pug is a Fictional book by Aaron Blabey. It tells the tale of a quirky, yet selfish pug who learns the hard way how to share. With a strong message of kindness, this book is perfect for teaching all students CSEFEL otherwise known as social-emotional development strategies. Also great for a RA. Linked is an activity that would pair well with the book for after reading.
https://www.instructorweb.com/lesson/sharing.asp

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
DrSpalding Very brief. What kind of fiction? 4mo
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