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Written by Susan Tan & illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte, Priscilla “Cilla” Lee-Jenkins is a 9yo girl who is half Chinese and half Caucasian. Cilla is on her way to literary greatness as she fulfills her dreams of becoming an author. However, Cilla is on a deadline because she wants to become a best-selling author before her baby sister is born. This RF novel tells numerous stories about Cilla Lee-Jenkins & what makes her who she is. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein This novel is a Children‘s Literature Award Winner (from the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association). I chose to read this book because as soon as I found out that the main character was half Chinese and half Caucasian I knew I had to read it! This book serves as a mirror for myself, and Cilla experiences some of the same social/cultural dilemmas that I faced as a biracial child. This novel would be perfect for a LC, RA, or IR. 5mo
MeganKlein ELL strategy 30 (encourage the use of drawings and diagrams as aids to identify and see relationships) can easily be aligned with this text because students can create family trees to show Cilla‘s family dynamics. Students could then create family trees of their own to represent relationships in their own families. UDL principle 9.3 (develop self-assessment and reflection) also aligns with this text, and students can reflect on their own life 5mo
MeganKlein experiences that may be similar to Cilla‘s (e.g. growing up with a younger sibling, having a close relationship with your grandparents). Although the following link does not relate specifically to this book, it does discuss the importance of creating a culturally diverse classroom library. Personally, this book provided a mirror for me and I wish this book was something I could‘ve read as a child. I struggled with my own identity, and I think 5mo
MeganKlein a lot of biracial students also go through these same struggles. Just like Cilla Lee-Jenkins, I am also half Chinese and half Caucasian, and I also know what it is like to be confused by my cultural identity. I will, without a doubt, add this book to my classroom library because we need more diverse books like this one!! https://www.edutopia.org/article/why-diverse-classroom-libraries-matter (edited) 5mo
DrSpalding Your posts are excellent! Nice job aligning the universal design and English learner strategies easily to your high-quality book selections. Excellent resource in using Edutopia! Please do add this to your classroom library. 4mo
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She Persisted | Chelsea Clinton
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She Persisted is a B picture book written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. This book highlights 13 American women who changed the world. Some of the women in this book include Ruby Bridges, Helen Keller, and Virginia Apgar. This book gives key details about each woman and describes how they persisted to become the strong, inspiring women they are. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein This book would be perfect for a PR or RA, and it could be read during Women‘s History Month in March. I learned so much about other notable female heroes, and I think girls of all ages would be inspired by this book. The theme of pursuing one‘s dream and persisting through challenges is what this book emphasizes. ESOL strategy 28 (provide biographies of significant women from other countries) and UDL principle 7.2 5mo
MeganKlein (optimize relevance, value, authenticity) can easily be aligned to this text. https://www.adl.org/media/10948/download This educator discussion guide is perfect to use in the classroom after students read She Persisted. This text can also be used in a social studies class when learning about these particular women. I love this book and I will definitely purchase it for my own classroom library! 5mo
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Written by Rita Williams-Garcia, this multi-award-winning (Coretta Scott King, Newbery Honor, Scott O‘Dell, and National Book Award Finalist) HF novel takes place in 1968 during the rise of the Black Panthers. Three sisters, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern, travel to Oakland, California to find their mother who abandoned them. What these sisters don‘t know is how crazy this summer will actually get. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein This novel would be perfect for a LC, and it would also be a great resource to use when teaching about the Civil Rights Movement that took place in the 1960s. ESOL strategy 36 (ask questions that require higher-order thinking) and UDL principle 3.2 will help facilitate thought-provoking discussions in a LC. 5mo
MeganKlein https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... This resource provides lesson plans, key questions, and aligning standards to this text. Teachers can use this resource to teach this novel to fifth graders. After finishing this book, I still had so many questions that I can‘t wait to discuss with my own LC in our class. I highly recommend this book! 5mo
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Bshelton27 I overheard your groups discussion while we were at Barnes and Noble and 100% added this to my list of books I want to read. You guys all seemed so invested into the book which shows it truly captures the attention of readers! I like your resource and the key questions to dig into the context of the book. 5mo
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Stone Soup | Marcia Brown
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This TL picture book and Caldecott Honor was written and illustrated by Marcia Brown. Stone Soup is based on an old French tale where three soldiers come marching into a village and outsmart all of the greedy villagers. The villagers are outwitted and they eventually give up some of their items by making the soldiers a delicious meal and giving them a place to sleep. This book would be perfect for a DR, RT, or S. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein EL strategy 23 (structure advance organizers for new terminology) and UDL principle 2.1 (clarify vocabulary and symbols) are things that need to be done before teaching this text. In the following lesson plan, a list of terms from the text are defined and these words can be taught prior to reading the book. https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/Stone%20Soup%20Lesson%... 5mo
MeganKlein In this lesson plan, the teacher conducts a RA, however, this could be modified since this book can easily be turned into a RT, DR, or S. The lesson extensions are awesome and they can be used across several subject areas. 5mo
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Written by sisters Frances and Ginger Park and illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins, this HF picture book tells the story about a Korean girl named Soo & her escape to freedom. Soo lived in North Korea, but the people quickly lost their freedom & many escaped to South Korea before the Korean War broke out. Soo‘s father tells her that they need to escape across the river. In this book, readers will follow Soo on her journey to freedom. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein Based on their own mother‘s “freedom trip” across the 38th parallel (the line that divides North and South Korea), the authors wrote this story to share the real-life experiences that many Koreans faced during the Korean War and even today. This book is a great resource for teaching about social injustices around the world, and it can also be used as a RA to introduce the Korean War. This book has also won the Int‘l Reading Association Award. (edited) 5mo
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This lesson plan is used to develop students‘ critical thinking skills and foster whole-class discussion. This book would be perfect for a RA and can be used when teaching social studies in upper primary grades. EL strategy 42 (have students use timelines) and UDL principle 3.1 (supply background knowledge) are ways to help students understand this text on a deeper level.
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Olivia | Ian Falconer
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Just like many children, Olivia has a lot of energy and likes to keep on moving! Olivia is a MF picture book written and illustrated by Ian Falconer, and it tells the story about a sweet little pig who wears her parents out. Even after a long day of doing things, Olivia does not get sleepy. Kids would love Olivia because she is very relatable and fun! This Caldecott Honor book has cute pictures with bright splashes of color. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein EL strategy 15 (reinforce key ideas) and UDL principle 1.1 (customize display of info) align perfectly with the storytelling (S) teaching strategy. A S would be a great way to bring this book to life and a teacher could use several props to mimic all the things Olivia does in this book! 5mo
MeganKlein https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/GK-Olivia-Medium.pdf This link provides a leveled reading passage called “What Can Pig Do?” This passage can be used to support ELLs and help them relate to characters, themes, and concepts from the book Olivia. There are three difficulty leveled passages provided (easy, medium, and hard). 5mo
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This RF novel written by Megan McDonald tells the story about a girl named Judy Moody and her quest to become famous. Judy strives to make it in the local newspaper and she does anything she can to make herself known. At the end of the story, Judy learns an important life lesson and does something that makes her feel even better than becoming famous. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein A LC would be perfect for this book, and students could even do an AS on Megan McDonald since she is the author of some of the most well-known children‘s book series. McDonald is best known for writing the Judy Moody series and the Stink series, and her talent shines through in all of her literary works. Children ages 6-9 will absolutely love reading all about Judy Moody and Stink! 5mo
MeganKlein UDL strategy 7.2 (optimize relevance, value, and authenticity) and ESOL strategy 3 (encourage self-talk and positive thinking) can help readers who are trying to find a good series to read. Some students struggle to find a series that really captivates their attention, so encouraging students to read books like Judy Moody or Stink will support their needs. 5mo
MeganKlein The following link leads to a teacher‘s guide that offers a variety of lessons and activities that align with this book. http://www.judymoody.com/wp-content/uploads/JudyMoody_2_TeachersGuide.pdf 5mo
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MeaganM Great source! I really love that the source offers stickers and teaches kids how to draw Judy Moody. I think that really helps children connect with the story. 5mo
Bshelton27 I think this would be a great series for children to get into! It is very entertaining and seems like there are a lot of activities to go along with it! The cover of this book looks so fun and can‘t wait to add it to my list of books! 5mo
Kcompton2912 I agree, this series can help capture a student‘s attention. It is a relatable book for young children that also is hilarious. The bright colors on the cover also capture the attention of young readers. 5mo
alexialovesmith Students LOVE Judy Moody! Having this series in your classroom for students to read all the way through would be awesome. The resource you attached is so fun- kids will love dreaming Judy Moody! 5mo
Stephanie5 Awesome resource love the draw concept and would be great idea to integrate the arts in the classroom. You can also teach the students about the author and give them more of a backstory. 5mo
fquadri I remember reading these books back in middle school and I loved them! Love the resource you provided that provides fun and engaging activities linked to the book. Thanks for sharing! (edited) 5mo
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Little Red Riding Hood | Trina Schart Hyman
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Retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, Little Red Riding Hood is a TL picture book that was awarded the Caldecott Honor. Elisabeth (aka Little Red Riding Hood) goes to visit her sick grandmother, and she is given specific instructions by her mother before she leaves. However, as she is on her way to her grandmother‘s, a sly, wicked wolf follows LRRH in the woods in hopes he could eat both LRRH and the food in her basket. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein The wolf then pretends to be LRRH‘s grandmother and continues to trick LRRH so he can eat her. I would teach this book by adapting it into a RT, and then I would have my students read aloud from a script. Making this into a RT would allow students to work on their fluency, and it would engage all students. UDL strategy 7.3 (minimize threats and distractions) and ESOL strategy 16 (integrate speaking, listening, and writing activities) both align 5mo
MeganKlein with this text and the RT that it would be adapted to. A RT helps minimize distractions since students are the ones telling the story. http://images.pcmac.org/Uploads/DesotoCSD/DesotoCSD/Departments/DocumentsCategor... Page 2 of this lesson plan has students comparing different versions of fairytales, and this resource can be used for a variety of TL texts. 5mo
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Zathura: A Space Adventure | Chris Van Allsburg
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Zathura is a SF picture book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. This book is the sequel to Caldecott award winning picture book Jumanji. Zathura tells the story about two brothers, Danny and Walter, who play a space adventure board game called Zathura. Only, this isn‘t just some normal board game, this game takes them into outer space and as the boys read each card, something happens to them in outer space. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein As the boys play this game and fight for survival in the intergalactic world they learn more about the importance of brotherhood. I would teach this book through SR and I would also do an AS on this author. Chris Van Allsburg has written some amazing picture books that have been adapted into movies (Jumanji, Zathura, The Polar Express), and I think a lot of students would enjoy his books. UDL strategy 2.1 (clarifying vocab. and symbols) would be 5mo
MeganKlein needed to help students understand some of the verbiage used within the text. ESOL strategy 17 (provide context support) will definitely help ELLs and striving readers make meaning with the text and comprehend most of the story. This website contains a teacher‘s guide to the book Zathura. There are guiding discussion questions, writing lessons, and a summary of teaching ideas. 5mo
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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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2015 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winner, The Crossover is a P novel written by Kwame Alexander. This book has won many awards beyond the ones mentioned, and rightfully so. Kwame Alexander tells the story about basketball-playing twins Josh and Jordan (JB) Bell and their lives on and off the court. These brothers learn many important life and basketball lessons from their father, Chuck “Da Man” Bell. The boys (cont.) #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein also face the many highs and lows that life has to offer, as well as the many changes that adolescents in middle school encounter. I would use this book either in a LC or for IR. In a LC, students have the opportunity to discuss the novel and gain insight into the perspectives of others. This book is written in verse and it tells the story in a way that is very different from most novels. Students can learn a lot about poetry from this book, 5mo
MeganKlein and I would even have students read several pages aloud because some of the lines flow really well (almost like a rap). Students in grades 5-7 would love this book! UDL strategy 3.2 aligns with this text and teachers should highlight big ideas and relationships in this book. There are a lot of dynamic relationships that can be explored within this text. ESOL strategy 36 (ask numerous questions that lead to higher level thinking responses) should 5mo
MeganKlein be implemented when teaching this book, so that way students are making meaning with the text. This educator‘s guide would be perfect to introduce poetry to students, and there are some really neat ideas that teachers can have students do in the classroom that relate to this text. https://www.state.lib.la.us/files/LYRC/TheCrossover_BG.pdf 5mo
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Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus is a RF novel written by Barbara Park and illustrated by Denise Brunkus. This novel is the first of the Junie B. Jones series and it tells the story about a kindergarten girl who is terrified to take the school bus to and from school. Junie B. does everything to avoid taking the bus, but eventually she learns to keep an open mind about it. This book would be perfect for a LC or PR, (cont.) #ucflae3414su19

Macker11 I never got into Junie B Jones! I really would like to read it, so if my students like it I can relate. 5mo
MeganKlein especially for the beginning of the school year! UDL strategy 8.3 and EL strategy 2 align perfectly with this text and the resource provided. http://juniebjones.com/media/printables/teachers/JBJ_Rebrand_SmellyBus_EG_WEB.pd... This lesson plan promotes student interaction and building a positive classroom community. Whether it‘s kindergarten students or just a whole new class at the beginning of the school year, students will definitely be (cont.) 5mo
MeganKlein able to connect to a lot of the feelings and experiences Junie B. goes through in this book. 5mo
MeganKlein @Macker11 You should definitely try reading them! They‘re super quick reads and they‘re kind of funny lol! My little sister used to love this series when she was in first grade, so I would definitely give them a try to see why students love these books :) 5mo
galacticbees I ready every single one of these when I was in elementary school. This series is a great way to introduce kids to reading as it really gets them excited for every new book they get to experience. This one is specifically great because it is related to school! 5mo
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Written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin, this comical MF and Caldecott Honor picture book tells the story about cows that type. Farmer Brown‘s cows (and hens) type him letters asking for electric blankets. Things only become worse for Farmer Brown and the demands that his animals have. This book would be perfect for a RT or an AS. Doreen Cronin writes several hilarious books just like this one! #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein UDL strategy 7.2 and EL strategy 3 align with this text because once students read this book by Doreen Cronin, they‘ll be wanting to read her other books. The humor portrayed through this text is evident and kids will absolutely love this silly story about cows that type. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/learning-about-wo... This resource provides a very thorough lesson (cont.) (edited) 5mo
MeganKlein plan that teaches students about word families used within the text. 5mo
gabbymartin This is a great read for little ones! I just purchased this for my classroom library. The author has such a humorous and cute writing style and kids love to read these too! I love the resource you posted, readwritethink is so useful! 4mo
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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Winner of the Caldecott Medal, Ezra Jack Keats wrote The Snowy Day which tells the story about a little boy named Peter who has a fun day playing in the snow. This RF picture book is a perfect RA, and the book can also be used to teach visualization. Teaching children to visualize helps them understand and enjoy what they read. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein EL strategy 22 (give enough wait time for ELLs to respond to questions) and UDL strategy 3.3 (guide info. processing and visualization) both align with this text and the teaching strategy. The following link is a discussion guide for this book. It can be used to monitor comprehension, get students to make inferences, and activate background knowledge. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/snowy-day-disc... 5mo
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What Was the Titanic? | Stephanie Sabol
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This NF novel explains everything there is to know about the Titanic, the disaster, and the discovery of the sunken ship. Written by Stephanie Sabol and illustrated by Gregory Copeland, this book is part of the What Was? Series. In the classroom, I would teach this book either in a LC or have students read the book independently (IR). This book is a great introduction to teaching about the Titanic in social studies classrooms. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein EL strategy 42 (have students use timelines to arrange and sequence facts and info.) and UDL strategy 1.1 (customize the display of info. can really help students who are having some difficulty organizing all of the key details and facts about the Titanic. This book does contain a lot of information, so using these strategies can help break down all of that info. The lesson plan provided is from Scholastic. 5mo
MeganKlein It is not directly linked to this particular book, but the lesson plan can be used to teach about the Titanic. Students can retell the story of the Titanic by writing a front-page news article about the disaster. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit-plans/teaching-content/extra-extra-tita... Overall, this book was a fascinating read and I even learned a lot of new info about the Titanic that I didn‘t know before! 5mo
Macker11 I think it‘s so amazing how they make these nonfiction picture books! Kids definitely enjoy the story, and they are learning without even knowing it! 5mo
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My New Teacher and Me! is a MF picture book written by Al Yankovic, aka “Weird Al” and illustrated by Wes Hargis. Billy may be a small boy, but he has a big imagination. Mr. Booth, Billy‘s new teacher, is just not having it with Billy‘s stories and he definitely does not have the wild imagination that Billy has. Kids will absolutely love all of Billy‘s stories—even if they‘re far from the truth. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein This book would also be perfect for a RA (maybe even on the first day of school)! EL strategy 6 (monitor students‘ comprehension) and UDL strategy 2.1 (clarify vocabulary and symbols) align with this text and teachers can pre-teach a few vocabulary words from the text. Asking discussion questions through the RA helps assess overall student comprehension. The link provided is a book trailer narrated by Al Yankovic himself. 5mo
MeganKlein It might be wise to show this trailer to students before reading so they will become more engaged and excited to read it. https://youtu.be/BAsHsR-2N1E Also, I just want to note that my little sister (going into 3rd grade) loved reading this to me and I think so many students will enjoy reading about Billy‘s stories too! 5mo
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Hello Ocean | Pam Munoz Ryan
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Written by Pam Muñoz and illustrated by Mark Astrella, Hello Ocean is a P picture book that shares one‘s memories about the ocean using their five senses. The acrylic paintings in this book are so realistic that it‘s almost hard to believe that they aren‘t photographs. And the writing itself makes you feel as if you really are sitting on the beach listening to the ocean‘s waves crash. I just love the calming factor of this book. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein I would use this book in CR, however, I would first present and read the text to my students then have them chorally read with me. Because this text is a P, CR would be an effective strategy that builds fluency and engages all students. UDL strategy 2.4 and EL strategy 24 align with this text because the book actually comes in a translated Spanish version. Spanish-speaking students could follow along with the translated copy! 5mo
MeganKlein https://saltcreekstaff.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/culham-kindergarten-lesson-1.... This lesson plan introduces readers to the five senses and words that the author uses in the book to describe the ocean. The activity in this lesson plan evokes creativity and imagination within students, and it teaches students all about their senses! (edited) 5mo
DeannaP I like how you said that you would have it translated into a Spanish version! Even if it wasn‘t, I think the pictures could assist an EL! It‘s also a perfect book for the summer! 5mo
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The Dot | Peter Reynolds
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Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, The Dot is a RF picture book that tells the story about a girl named Vashti and how she makes her mark. Vashti doubts herself as an artist, but then one day, her art teacher ignites her creativity and Vashti gains the confidence to create even more dots! This book is perfect for a RA, especially on International Dot Day (Sept. 15)! #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein This book has gained worldwide attention and it has even won numerous awards, one of which being The Christopher Award. Every year, teachers and students around the world celebrate International Dot Day (yes, it‘s a real thing), and the links I provided below have a handful of activities that integrate the arts into the classroom. EL strategy 46 aligns perfectly with this book. (edited) 5mo
MeganKlein It is so easy to incorporate hands-on activities that fosters creativity and imagination. UDL strategy 5.2 also aligns with this text in that students can use various tools and technology to compose and construct their own dots and writings about the book. I can‘t wait to read The Dot to my students and celebrate Dot Day! http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/get-inspired/making-a-mark 5mo
MeaganM How adorable! I love how there are many activities that can be done with this book and the link you posted. I viewed the dot gallery and it made me smile seeing all the happiness dots can bring. I had no idea there was a dot day! I‘m sure kids love to celebrate such a fun day. 5mo
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Carnival at Candlelight | Mary Pope Osborne
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Carnival at Candlelight, one of the many books in the Magic Tree House series written by Mary Pope Osborne, tells the story about siblings Jack and Annie who are on a mission to save all of Venice from a flood. The brother and sister duo encounter several obstacles on their quest, however, with the help of a little magic, they become heroes on this great adventure. LC is one teaching strategy that could be used with this text. #ucflae3414su19

MeganKlein Teachers can meet with small groups to discuss a chapter or two at a time. UDL strategy 8.3 (foster collaboration and community) needs to be prioritized in LCs. Students will feel more inclined to participate and discuss their thoughts about the book when there is a strong sense of classroom community. EL strategy 2 (promote cooperation in small groups) also aligns with the UDL and teaching strategies. 5mo
MeganKlein In LCs, teachers can assess student comprehension through a variety of ways, and students also learn new ideas from their peers‘ perspectives. www.mthclassroomadventures.org/application/files/9514/8604/9878/MTH33-Whole-Class-Reading-Carnival-at-Candlelight.pdf This resource provides teachers with various lesson plans and activities that align with the book. (edited) 5mo
MeganKlein One creative writing activity that I absolutely love requires students to imagine as if they were in Venice as it starts to flood. Students are instructed to write a letter about their sights and feelings, as well as what they would do to stay safe. 5mo
MeganKlein Totally forgot to mention this in my post, but this book falls into the genre of MF. 5mo
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I am Neil Armstrong | Brad Meltzer
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Written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, I am Neil Armstrong, is a B about the first person who walked on the moon: Neil Armstrong. This fun and interactive book tells the story about Armstrong‘s famous steps on the moon, but also the journey that led him there. #ucflae3414su19 (cont.)

MeganKlein This picture book B is part of the Ordinary People Change the World series, and students can learn about the lives of many important American icons through this series. One teaching strategy that could be used with this book is SR. Through SR, teachers can read this book aloud to students while modeling accurate fluency. Teachers can also extend this book by asking students what they learned about Armstrong and his journey to the moon. (edited) 5mo
MeganKlein Allowing time for students to read this text independently after reading aloud to the class is also important and it allows students to learn more about Armstrong and his life. This link provides more information on the benefits of SR and how it can be utilized with this text https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/shared_reading. 5mo
MeganKlein UDL strategy 1.1 aligns with this text because for some learners, it may be difficult to process all of the information about Armstrong just by reading this book. Using other teaching tools along with this B (e.g. BrainPop videos, timelines, interviews) can help all students learn about Armstrong‘s life in a way that best suits their understanding. EL strategy 17 also aligns with this book, and it states that contextual support (cont.) 5mo
MeganKlein through audio, visuals, models, etc. should be provided to support the overall instruction for ELs. A variety of visual aids can be used to help ELs learn about the life of Neil Armstrong and his famous first steps on the moon. 5mo
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Last Stop on Market Street is a picture book written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson. This book won the 2016 Newbery Medal, and was awarded both the Coretta Scott King Award and the Caldecott Honor. Falling into the genre of RF, this book could best be taught through a RA. Through a RA, students learn how to read with accurate fluency and teachers can assess student comprehension of the text. #ucflae3414su19 (cont.)

MeganKlein This book tells the story about a boy named CJ who rides the bus across town with his nana on Sundays. It is Nana who teaches CJ to see the beauty of the world around them. The following website includes discussion questions for teachers to ask their students as they read the text aloud. Teachers can use this resource to ignite background knowledge and help students form connections to the text, as well as practice inference-making. 5mo
MeganKlein https://www.teachingbooks.net/agr.cgi?r=1&ri=44535&url_id=143621&i=&x=1 (Found on Page 23 in PDF). UDL Strategy 3.1 and EL Strategy 4 can both be used before reading this text aloud. In order for students to fully comprehend this text, students‘ background knowledge must be activated. The discussion questions provided in the link help students make connections to topics and events that occur in this book. (edited) 5mo
Macker11 I didn‘t choose this book for my TeachLive but I am extremely interested in reading it. Thanks for such a great post and resource to go along with the book! 5mo
MeganKlein @Macker11 Thank you Michelle! I highly suggest you read this book. It is a wonderful book about appreciating what you have and doing selfless acts of kindness for others! 5mo
MeaganM @meganklein This is such a cute book! We must teach our children to be kind above everything! It was cool to read all about the Coretta Scott King awards. 5mo
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