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MeaganM

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When Sophie Gets Really Angry - Really, Really, Angry is a children‘s modern fiction book about a little girl who gets angry and has to find a place to calm down before she returns to her family. This is a Caldecott winner and was written and illustrated by Molly Bang. This book would be good to use as a reader‘s theater in order to aid EL students using strategy #17 by providing support through body language and facial expressions.

MeaganM http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/readers-t... The above website provides and outline for implementing a reader‘s theater in the classroom. The UDL strategy is 8.3 as it fosters collaboration and community by having students work together. #ucflae3414su19
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fquadri I can see how this book can be used for RT. Really like the link you provided! Readwritethink.org is an awesome website. 6mo
SarynaN Love the idea of using this for a readers theater! It‘s a great way for students to role play through their emotions :) 6mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource! Readers theater is excellent for fluency. Use this! 6mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan is a children‘s novel about a Gorilla named Ivan who lives in captivity in a mall. When he is forced to take care of Ruby he decides he wants his freedom back. The book is written by K. A. Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao. This novel won the Newbery Award and would be useful as an Independent Reading opportunity. The following website answers commonly asked questions about implementing independent reading.

MeaganM https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/10-questions-about... The One and Only Ivan has in depth vocabulary that would be useful for EL students to apply illustrations to deepen understanding. The UDL is 2.1 to clarify vocabulary. #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 6mo
DrSpalding Wonderful resource from a high-quality publisher. Use this book in your future classroom! 6mo
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Swarm of Bees | Lemony Snicket
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Swarm of Bees is a traditional literature book written by Lemony Snicket. The pictures are by Rilla Alexander and are full of bright colors and dot art. This book is about a little boy, along with a swarm of bees and his town, who all get upset but then come together to feel better. This is a fantastic book for EL students to encourage self-talk with strategy #3..

MeaganM I can see teachers exposing students to the bond of community and working together as a way to open the door for EL students to discuss their own culture and community. https://www.thepathway2success.com/how-to-teach-positive-self-talk/. #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 6mo
Macker11 This looks like such a cute book! What a great lesson embedded into it as well! I love the classroom community side of it as well, cute choice ! 6mo
MeaganM This website is very useful for teachers who want to incorporate self-talk and positive talk. It provides tips for helping children use positive self-talk. This book would be appropriate to use with a storytelling strategy to engage all students and for UDL 9.1 to promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. This book would offer many opportunities for great discussions!
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DrSpalding I am hoping you were inspired by the author study to check out some of Snicket‘s/Handler‘s work. Good choice! 6mo
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The Big Snow | Berta Hader, Elmer Hader
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The Big Snow is a traditional literature book that won the Caldecott Medal for illustrations. It was written and illustrated by Bert and Elmer Hader. It follows the journeys of many woodland animals as they began to realize that winter is approaching and start
planning accordingly. This story would pair with EL strategy #43 that requires students to underline or highlight key words or important facts in written assignments.

MeaganM http://www.adlit.org/strategies/23332/

This website offers suggestions for incorporating selective highlighting. This could be taught in tangent with a science unit for animal adaptations and utilize UDL 1.3 to offer alternatives to visual processing. A cause and effect chart would be effective. #ucflae3414su19
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MeganKlein This book would be awesome for teaching students how to visualize! Many students living in Florida don‘t really know much about snow and the season of winter, and I think this book would be a great way to teach students about those things. I really like your resource and I learned some new information about selective highlighting! 6mo
DrSpalding Good for you! Finding a resource regarding how to appropriately highlight information is helpful. I also like the idea of a cause and effect chart. Well done. 6mo
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Can I Play, Too? | Mo Willems
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My daughter has picked her favorite author!

DrSpalding She is precious!❤️📚 6mo
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Kitten‘s First Full Moon is a children‘s picture book written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. Henkes‘ books won the Caldecott Award for his unique black and white illustrations. The story follows a little kitten who thinks that the full moon is actually a big bowl
of milk. This book has a lot of cause and effect opportunities and would be a great read aloud to precede a graphic organizer for EL strategy #7.
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MeaganM http://udlguidelines.cast.org/representation/language-symbols/syntax-structure

UDL 2.2 is designed to clarify structure. The above website gives you more information into the UDL checkpoint. Kitten‘s First Full Moon follows a clear structure that allows the teacher to guide students through exploring relationships of cause and effect.
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SarynaN Love the author! 6mo
DrSpalding Excellent resource and another excellent post. 6mo
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The Adventures of Beekle is a book written and illustrated by Dan Santat. This is a colorful, MF book that comes alive with detailed illustrations and imagination. It‘s about an unimaginary friend who is desperate to be a child‘s imaginary friend. He goes on a journey to meet the perfect friend. This book would be a great storytelling opportunity because you can create all of the characters and fun settings that Beekle encounters.

MeaganM I love this website! It gives a list of activity suggestions to accompany the book. It also gives plenty of discussion questions to follow the storytelling. The storytelling, discussion, and activity would be UDL 7.2 because you are making it relevant to each student. EL strategy #22 could be utilized if you gave appropriate think time for students to formulate responses. #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 6mo
DMoux Such a great link! Love the idea of the printable name tags and the other fun activities. Looks like it would be such a fun book to share with the class and can provoke lots of critical thinking through the discussion questions! 6mo
DrSpalding While no one used this as a storytelling, I think it would make an excellent read aloud, storytelling, or even a readers theater! Using this book as a read aloud during an author study would also be wise! Children are drawn to his images. 6mo
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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The Snowy Day is a classic literature book written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. This book won The Caldecott Medal. The Snowy Day follows a young boy as he travels his neighborhood after a snowfall. This book came out at a time where the Civil Rights movement was at the forefront. The main character is a minority child in a NYC neighborhood and would lend itself to an EL strategy that incorporates books that feature minority children.

MeaganM https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-book-awards/

The Snowy Day would be a great resource to use for an Author Study. This website gives an in-depth background on Keat‘s works with suggested teaching opportunities. Many ideas on the website would go with UDL 7.3 for alternative learning. #ucflae3414su19
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DMoux Didn‘t even know there was an Ezra Jack Keats award until I clicked on your link! Seems like such an interesting author and definitely a great choice for an author study. This book looks like such an interesting read! 6mo
DrSpalding You taught your peers about another children‘s literature award! Thank you for using that resource. Another helpful post. Make sure his name is spelled correctly throughout. Keats ❤️📚 6mo
SarynaN I would love to have this book in my classroom library! Definitely important to display minorities in our literature. 6mo
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Bob | Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead
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Bob is a SSYRA book that falls in the Modern Fantasy genre. It is about a little girl and a frog named Bob who work together with magic and friendship to discover where Bob is from. This book would be a great Independent Reading opportunity. Combined with a literature circle, this would encourage the EL strategy #2 to promote cooperation in small groups.

https://owlcation.com/academia/Literature-Circles-for-ELLS

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MeaganM This website provides an overview of reaching ELLs in literature circles along with materials, roles and tips. UDL 6.3 would be a guideline to facilitate managing information and resources since the literature circle would be mostly student led. 6mo
alexialovesmith This is an awesome book to use as a LC especially because it‘s an SSYRA! I know at a lot of school kids who read SSYRA book‘s receive book charms. This practice will help encourage your students to read more! 6mo
Summerm This book seems very exciting to read. The UDL strategies also seems like it would be great for this book. 6mo
DrSpalding You found some excellent resources! Lovely image and this post shows that the sunshine State young reader award program is in place in our local schools. The books on this list would be books I would add to my TBR pile knowing that students will be reading them this year. 6mo
gabbymartin I love the cover of the book and the theme! It seems like something that would definitely motivate the text to be read and I would love doing this in a literature circle. I love that this is a Sunshine State book too, I need to look more into those books!!! 6mo
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Jambo Means Hello, is a Caldecott winner written by Muriel Feelings with the pictures by Tom Feelings. This is a book to introduce students to the Swahili Alphabet. It also provides students with some East African culture and would be a great choral reading activity so that the teacher can provide guidance with pronunciations. #ucflae3414su19

MeaganM https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/education/general.html
This website is an article to provide teachers with a resource regarding the importance of using multiple methods of reading instruction. This book would lend itself to EL strategy #7 because it could be a tool for graphic organizing for students to create an illustration
to accompany the new word. UDL 1.1 would be customizing the display of information
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SarynaN I love the idea of students creating a graphic organizer to create a sort of “label” for the new words that they are learning. I also like the idea of bringing a book that embraces another culture into the classroom. Exposure is very important for students. 6mo
Summerm I've got to admit that I have never read anything like this, but it looks like it would be interesting and a great addition to any classroom. Bringing different cultural books would be great for any young readers to become engaged in! 6mo
DrSpalding Due to the fact that this is a Caldecott award winner, universal design principle 1.1 is perfect! Great job aligning English learner and universal design principles to meet the needs of all students. 6mo
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No, David! | David Shannon
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No, David! is a Caldecott winner written and illustrated by David Shannon. This RF book is about a little kid who broke all of his mother‘s rules. As a result, all he ever heard his mother say was, “No David!” This book would accompany EL strategy #21 and teaching strategy of a read aloud if it was recorded on audiotape to expose students to English. #ucflae3414su19

MeaganM https://www.weareteachers.com/audiobooks-benefit-students/

This website provides educators with a list of benefits to using audiobooks in the classroom. UDL 1.2 offers alternatives for auditory information.
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Macker11 I always remember these books, and finishing them because of how funny they were! Everyone can think of someone to relate David to, and that makes it more realistic! I love the resource for Audio books, it can help so many children out and help them escape in a book 6mo
Summerm I've read the “No , David“ books to my groups at the school that I work with and they absolutely love them! A great fun addition to a classroom library. 6mo
DrSpalding We are teachers is an excellent resource! I thoroughly enjoy audiobooks and believe they can be excellent alternatives in the classroom especially for second language learners and children reading below grade level. Try them! 6mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver is a Newbery Winner. It is in the Science Fiction genre and is written by Lois Lowry. The Giver, while controversial, is a dystopian novel that intrigues young adult readers as it is about a young boy who is living in a world that promotes “sameness” in order for everyone to live in peace. After he inherits the memories, he starts seeing the world in a much different way. This novel would be a great way to teach Independent Reading.

MeaganM Https://www.readingrockets.org/article/independent-reading. The above website provides suggestions for fostering independent reading. While completing the IR, it is important to apply the EL strategy #6 of continually monitoring student comprehension. The UDL strategy 8.3 would require guiding information processing and visualization. This could be done with chunking certain parts of the novel. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
galacticbees I've always loved this book. I read it so many times in elementary school. I think its a great book for kids to use in LCs because it sparks up some really great conversations about our morals. (edited) 7mo
Dylanburgett This book is a true classic, so happy you put it on here. Great read! 6mo
DrSpalding Lowry, the author, just posted a message on Twitter after a teacher said she was using this book for a book club! She tweeted that she wanted to be a fly on the wall during their discussions. This tells you that this classic book is still being utilized in schools all over the country. Both of my boys read it as well! 6mo
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Rosa | Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier
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Rosa is a biography written by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Bryan Collier. It describes Rosa‘s refusal to give up her seat but in a unique was that the reader knows exactly how she was feeling. It is a Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award Winner. This would be a great book for a RA to model fluent reading and incorporate a booktalk. UDL 2.5 would be useful to illustrate through multiple media.

MeaganM There are very informative videos about Rosa Parks that could be adapted through a variety of grade levels. This would be vital for your EL learners for strategy #16 to integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. The following website is a great resource to learn strategies for an effective read aloud. Https://www.advancementcourses.com/blog/readaloud-strategies #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 7mo
MeganKlein @MeaganM, I could totally see this book being read to students during Black History Month! Students would be very interested to learn more about Rosa Parks and her courageous acts. Also, for a writing activity, students could even write a paragraph or two in the perspective of Rosa Parks. Students would basically put themselves in her shoes and describe how they would feel if they were living during the same time she was. Great book choice! 7mo
DrSpalding While your resource notes that storytelling and read aloud are considered synonymous, which is incorrect, the rest of the information is helpful! I like the idea of connecting this book to social studies and a writing activity. This could be used in many grade levels! 6mo
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This is a TL book written by Verna Aardema. The pictures are by Leo and Diane Dillon and they helped this book win a Caldecott Award. It‘s an American Folktale that has many pictures suitable for children. This book would be great to use for storytelling to engage all students. UDL 9.1 to promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. This book would offer many opportunities for great discussions! #ucflae3414su19

MeaganM This is a fantastic book for EL students to show different cultures to encourage self-talk with strategy #3. I can see teachers exposing students to the African culture as a way to open the door for EL students to discuss their own culture. Https://www.kidsintransitiontoschool.org/teaching-children-to-use-positive-self-talk-to-build-self-confidence/ This website is very useful for teachers who want to incorporate self-talk and positive talk. 7mo
DrSpalding Wonderful post! Your resource and your English learner strategy align beautifully! In today‘s society we need to boost his self-confidence now more than ever. 6mo
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Only One You | Linda Kranz
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Only One You is a children‘s picture book written and illustrated by Linda Kranz. This should be a must read for all educators as it celebrates everyone‘s uniqueness with beautiful pictures and inspirational words. This would be an effective shared reading opportunity to all learners to interact with the book. This book would meet UDL 7.2 to optimize relevance,value and authenticity. #ucflae3414su19

MeaganM EL strategy 22 could be reached with this book as you provide wait time as students think about the relevance and share when they are ready. A website to guide educators through the shared reading experience with resources and printables is https://thisreadingmama.com/shared-reading-ideas-printable/ 7mo
DawnS This sounds like a great book especially for the elementary classroom! I really enjoyed your article about shared reading and the bullet that said it will build success and confidence for all readers. 7mo
DrSpalding Shared reading and effective read aloud skills are embedded in this post. Wait time is so important. Helpful resource. 6mo
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children‘s picture book. It is a traditional literature book. A New York Times best seller. It follows a caterpillar who eats his way through foods to eventually become a beautiful butterfly. This book would pair well with EL strategy 43 that requires students to underline key words or important facts in written assignments.

MeaganM This could be taught in tangent with a science unit for Kindergarten life cycles and utilizes UDL 1.3 to offer alternatives to visual processing. A model for the life cycle could accomplish this. 7mo
MeaganM #ucflae3414su19 This would be a fantastic book to launch an author study. He has written many great books similar to this one and it would be a great opportunity to find out where his ideas come from. A website to complete this strategy would be
Https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/eric-carle-author-study/
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DeannaP I agree that It would be a great book to launch an authors study on! I have a good majority of his books and love them! 7mo
DrSpalding Your love for this book has been evident throughout the summer semester. Thank you for sharing his work and your passion for his books. 🐛 ❤️ 6mo
DrSpalding Scholastic is a high-quality resource! 6mo
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Black Cat | Christopher A. Myers
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Black Cat is a poetry book that is great for Choral reading because of the repetitive language found throughout the book written by Christopher Myers. Myers‘ illustrations for the book won the Coretta Scott King Award. The poetry picture book exposes students to different landscapes that the cat can go to. It has beautiful rhythm and culture.

MeaganM http://udlguidelines.cast.org/representation/comprehension/background-knowledge. This website gives tips and suggestions for activating or supplying background knowledge that prove effective for completing lessons. EL strategy 8 would be especially effective in conjunction with this book because of the opportunity for modeling. Supply the students with background knowledge about some of the landscapes to monitor UDL 3.1. (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding Excellent selection! Using the resources at cast.org is wise. Continue to use them in the future. Choral poetry will help build fluency and a love for the genre. 6mo
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This is an interactive picture book that is a Shared Reading accompaniment because as the reader progresses through the book they answer questions about the small boy‘s travels while searching for his friend. The book teaches readers about the details of big-city icons.
Https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/shared_reading.
This website provides details for before SR, during SR, and after. It also tells how to do it in multiple settings.

MeaganM This book is a great way to incorporate EL strategy 1 because the questioning strategy promotes comprehension. This reading strategy and book recruit interest using UDL 7.3 because students have to stay engaged by finding the dragon and answering the questions. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
DrSpalding Another great Reading Rockets resource! Nice alignment. Thoughtful post!❤️📚 7mo
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George vs George is a picture book written and illustrated by Rosalyn Shanzer. It is in the NF genre and would be best utilized using the PR strategy to really focus on each side of the American Revolution. This book tells the story of the American Revolution by presenting both sides; George Washington‘s and George the lll.
Https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/partner_reading.

MeaganM This website details the importance of PR to allow students to provide each other with feedback and give time for collaboration. EL strategy #32 used student pairs for team learning like PR encourages. UDL 7.1 optimizes individual choice and this book combined with the learning strategy will allow students this choice by letting them choose which side they want to represent. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
DrSpalding Meagan your web resource is excellent! You understand how easy it is to align quality books with effective strategies that can meet the needs of ALL students. Beyond that, you are selecting books with Social Studies themes that could be used to teach required SS topics. This topic aligns to grade 5. This standard aligns beautifully: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewStandard/Preview/3049 7mo
MeganKlein @MeaganM, thank you for providing the resource about PR! I learned so much more about this teaching strategy and how it can be utilized in the classroom. This book seems very interesting and one that I would love to have in my own classroom library. It's important to have a good variety of books across all different genres, and I can see this book standing out to students who really enjoy learning about United States history! (edited) 7mo
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This is a graphic novel/chapter book. It is in the genre HF and would be best utilized with a dramatic re-enactment to bring history to life. The book follows a sister and a brother who accidentally bring Ben Franklin to their time period and learn all about his inventions.
https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/iluv3alejos/story-reenactment-12067296
The website details the importance of reenactments for comprehension and how to use them effectively.

MeaganM It is a Sunshine State Young Reader award book for the 2019-2020 list. UDL principle 4.1 would be an effective strategy to learn with physical movement. This is enhanced with the EL strategy 2 because the reenactments will require cooperation within small groups. #ucflae3414su19 (edited) 7mo
DrSpalding Great book selection! Fantastic job picking a current SSYRA title! Here‘s the link to the site to see the entire list: https://www.floridamediaed.org/ssyra.html Proof your second sentence and your link isn‘t working. I‘d love to see the DR tips! Fix! 7mo
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The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds
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The Word Collector is a picture book written by Peter H. Reynolds. It is in the Realistic Fiction Genre and would best be used with the read aloud teaching strategy. This book is about a little boy named Jerome who loves words. He collects words that catch his attention. He begins organizing the words and shares them with others.
Https://www.readaloud.org/
This website resource gives reasons why students from all communities should engage in RA.

MeaganM UDL principle of 8.3 because one of the purposes of a read aloud is to encourage and assist children in making connections. This is enhanced with the EL strategy 24 which is incorporating culture and language because the main character travels around and reaches all kinds of children. #ucflae3414su19 7mo
DrSpalding Lovely image! Kids with books make me smile! Cool resource! The 15 tips for babies and toddlers is also great; we must start them young! Nice EL/UDL alignment. Don‘t forget to use the genre abbreviation. 7mo
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