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Waiting | Kevin Henkes
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Waiting is a F, Caldecott and Geisel award winning book by Kevin Henkes about a stuffed animal pig, bear, puppy, and rabbit waiting by a window for something to happen. This is a great book to teach kids about patience. I think this book would be good as a RA. This video is a good example of a RA of this book: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=89bZv8tEOx4

Mwinship The EL strategy 12 about teaching language and content and the UDL guideline 2.3 about supporting decoding of text properly align with this RA and book. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
abbie-cadabbie The fact that this story is both a Geisel and Caldecott winner intrigues me! I will definitely be picking this up, as well as adding it to my classroom library in the future! Using this book as a RA to teach students about patience is definitely a great idea! 4w
DrSpalding While I like the idea of having YouTube read aloud‘s, I also want to emphasize that the children need to hear you reading to them. Nice alignment to universal design and English learner strategies. (edited) 7d
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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a F picture book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett about a small town named Chewandswallow where it rains food. As great as food falling from the sky sounded initially, it caused problems that the people of Chewandswallow now have to face. An activity that I would like to do with my students after doing a RA would be for them to make newspaper articles from the Chewandswallow newspaper.

Mwinship I got this idea from https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs The EL strategy 50 about using a variety of comprehension activities and UDL guideline 5.1 and 2.3 about illustrating and using multiple media for communication align with this book and assignment. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
DrSpalding This book is a classic and is meant to be read aloud. Your summary is concise yet also thorough. (edited) 7d
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Stellaluna | Janell Cannon
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Stellaluna is a F picture book written and illustrated by Jane Cannon. This book tells the story of a young bat named Stellaluna who gets separated from her mother and ends up growing up with birds instead of bats. This book would be great for a RA and to incorporating multiple subjects into a lesson. I like the idea of having students learn about bats and birds and doing a comparison and contrast graphic organizer.

Mwinship This website includes ideas to include Stellaluna into multiple subjects: http://www.storytellingworld.com/Books/StellaPacket.pdf
The EL strategy 7 and UDL guideline 1.1 about using graphic organizers and customizing the display of information go along with this book and activity I would like to do. #UCFLAE3414F19
1mo
DrSpalding You have the authors name incorrect in your post. Cannon is known for writing books about animals that people may not like. Stellaluna is my favorite. 7d
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Journey | Aaron Becker
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Journey is a Caldecott honor F wordless picture book by Aaron Becker. This book follows a young girl and her “journey” through a fantasy land. I believe this book would be great for a RT and for my students to create a script because there are no words in this book. Students can take turns being the narrators and the little girl main character.

Mwinship This website includes teaching ideas and resources that go along with this book including a book trailer:https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/journey
The EL strategy 2 and UDL guideline 7.1 about cooperation and individual choice align with this book and RT lesson I would like to do along with it. #UCFLAE3414F19
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ChrisC The cover itself has me interested but I do like how it sounds. Can‘t wait to try it. 4w
DrSpalding Wordless picture books are perfect for having children write their own stories based on the images. Nice resource attached. 7d
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This NF book, You Wouldn‘t Want to Live Without Cell Phones written by Jim Pipe and illustrated by Rory Walker informs readers about life before cell phones. This book goes into detail about history before cell phones. It is a comical and interesting book to get kids interested in history. This website includes vocabulary words and Lexile measure for the book: https://fab.lexile.com/book/details/9780531212172/

Mwinship You could use this website to create vocabulary cards for your students or to include on your classroom word wall.
The EL strategy 5 and UDL guideline 2.1 about clarifying and teach vocabulary align with this book and activity.
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DrSpalding This book is a true sign of the Times. Nice idea to focus on vocabulary. 7d
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Mr Wuffles! | David Wiesner
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Mr Wuffles is a SF, Caldecott honor book written and illustrated by David Wiesner. This book tells the tale of a cat, Mr Wuffles, and his interaction with aliens who come into his house. This book is very good at helping kids infer and imagine what characters are going to do or say because there are very few words in this book.

Mwinship This website includes numerous activities you can do with this book: https://www.hmhbooks.com/wiesner/wiesner_dg.pdf #UCFLAE3414F19
I think a great idea for this book would be for students to IR and then create their own speech bubbles, or dialogue, for the mostly wordless book.
The EL strategy 16 about integrating writing and reading activities and UDL guideline 7.1 about optimizing individual choice align with this book and lesson plan.
1mo
DrSpalding I appreciate your wordless picture books that you have posted. Not many of you do this and I believe they have great value in the classroom. English learner strategy 16, integrating writing is perfect. 7d
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This is Not My Hat | Jon Klassen
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This Is Not My Hat is a F, Caldecott Award winning book written and illustrated by Jon Klassen. This book follows a little fish who stole a hat from a big fish and his journey underwater. I think this would be a good book for a PR. Science could be incorporated into this lesson plan by having students study the environments the animals in this story live in with their partners.

Mwinship This worksheet has students draw the environments the animals live in from the story: https://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763655988.kit.2.pdf
The EL strategy 46 about discovery learning activities and UDL guideline 2.1 about clarifying symbols and vocabulary align with this book and lesson. #UCFLAE3414F19
1mo
DrSpalding Using the publishers website is wise. This author/illustrator is so talented. 7d
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The Watermelon Seed is a cute, humorous picture book about a crocodile who loves watermelons but is fearful of swallowing a watermelon seed. This F, Theodor Suess Geisel award winning book is written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli.
This book would be great for a RA because of its humorous storyline, it will have students entertained. Here is a link for a RA that students can follow along with: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp9F50QzRa0

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The EL strategy 16 about integrating speaking and listening activities and UDL guideline 5.3 about building fluencies with support align with this book and RA.
1mo
DrSpalding This award winner is perfect for your emergent readers. If you teach kindergarten or first grade, this should be utilized in your lesson plans. 7d
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One Cool Friend | Toni Buzzeo
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One Cool Friend is a Caldecott Honor sinning book written by Toni Buzzel and illustrated by David Small. This F book tells the story of a boy named Elliot who goes to the aquarium one day with his dad and meets a penguin who he wants to make his pet. I think this book would be a great CR. You could use this book to incorporate science, specially zoology, into your lesson plan. #UCFLAE3414F19

Mwinship These activity pages include matching animals with their habitats from the book: https://www.penguin.com/static/images/yr/pdf/one-cool-friend.pdf

The EL strategy 16 and UDL guideline 3.1 about activating prior knowledge (about animals and their habitats) and incorporating reading and writing activities align with this book and lesson activities.
1mo
DrSpalding You made excellent book selections. Nice idea using Penguin publishers as your resource. 7d
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Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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The Polar Express is a holiday classic book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsbury. This fantasy Caldecott winning book tells the story of a young boy who wakes up one night to the sound of a train outside his window. When he boards, he meets other kids, all awaiting a trip to the North Pole. When I was in 1st grade we did a Polar Express night at my school where we watched the movies in our pjs and drank hot chocolate. #UCFLAE3414F19

Mwinship I think this book would be a great RA during the holiday season. This scholastic lesson plan can be incorporated afterwards for a writing unit: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/erin-klein/polar-express-and-chri...
The EL strategy 16 and the UDL guideline 5.2 about integrating writing activities and using multiple tools for construction and composition align with this book and lesson plan.
1mo
AlyssaB I love this book. Every year for Christmas the kids make their own box of a train and we Parade around the school for the little ones to see. 1mo
DrSpalding Most of us love this holiday classic and scholastic is an excellent choice. There are so many ways to use this book around this time of year. 7d
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Zathura: A Space Adventure | Chris Van Allsburg
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This SF book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg follows two boys who are home while their parents go out for the evening and come across a magical board game. When they start to play the game they go on a crazy adventure with many obstacles, but they must finish the game.
This is a great book for students to learn about science and reading at the same time. #UCFLAE3414F19

Mwinship This book would be great as a RA. You can use this lesson plan to incorporate science, specially space science, into your lesson using this book: http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/spacescience/
The EL strategy 47 and UDL guideline 1.3 about providing information to fill in gaps and offering alternatives for visual information align with this RA and lesson plan.
2mo
YvetteE This sounds like Jumanji! This book sounds adventurous and ideal for readers who love science! 1mo
DrSpalding Now, you could create an author study and read aloud these books while you share the amazing work created by Chris. 7d
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The City of Ember | Jeanne DuPrau
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This SF novel written and illustrated by Jeanne DuPrau tells the futuristic story where people live underground to avoid disasters above ground. In the city of Ember they are running out of supplies and energy. The main characters, Lina and Doom form a plan to escape the city which takes them through an incredible adventure. The City of Ember won the Mark Twain Award in 2006. This book would be great as a IR. #UCFLAE3414F19

Mwinship You can use this discussion guide to monitor students‘ comprehension: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/city-ember-dis...
The EL strategy 6 and UDL guideline 6.4 about monitoring students‘ progress and comprehension align with this book and IR.
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ChrisC This book looks very different and intriguing I really wanna look at it now! 1mo
DrSpalding This was formerly an option for literature circles. It is an excellent book while the movie is not so good. There were a few questionable parts. 7d
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This Caldecott winning poetry book written by Mary Howitt and illustrated by Tony Diterlizzi tells a story of a spider who entices a fly into its web through its convincing mannerisms and words.
This book would be a great RA to teach children about poetry, possibly around Halloween time because of its creepy demeanor. #UCFLAE3414F19

Mwinship You can use this lesson plan for class discussion prompts and ideas: http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/95641/file-1971362633-pdf/docs/Core_Literacy_Blog_As...
The EL strategy 16 and UDL Guideline 3.2 about integrated speaking, listening, reading and highlighting critical features align with this book and RA.
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This F, Newbery Winning book written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering is about a brave mouse named Despereaux and his journey to save a human princess named Pea from rats. I read this book in 5th grade and remember quickly flipping through the pages to find out what happens next.
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Mwinship I believe this book would be best as an LC. Students can use this worksheet of LC questions to discuss the story: https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/lesson-plans/migrated-files-in-b...
The EL strategy 36 and UDL Guideline 8.3 about using higher level thinking questions and collaboration align with this book and LC.
2mo
DrSpalding I would definitely use this book as a literature circle option or a read aloud in your classroom. The questions provided in your resources are valuable questions that certainly do align to your English learner and universal design principles. So well done! (edited) 7d
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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This HF, Newberry and Coretta Scott King award winning book written by Rita Williams-Garcia is about three young girls from Brooklyn who visit their mom in Oakland, California during the Black Panther Era. The girls spend most of their time in Oakland out of the house and exploring the area and learning about the Black Panther Party.
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Mwinship This book would be great for a LC. I found this discussion guide to give to students to prompt discussion during a LC: https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/One-Crazy-Summer-Discu...
The EL strategy 2 and UDL Guideline 8.3 about collaboration and promoting small groups align with this book and LC.
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DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource. 8.3 works beautifully with the teaching strategy of literature circles. 7d
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Blended | Sharon M. Draper
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This RF novel written by Sharon M Draper tells the story of Izzy, a middle school girl who is struggling with her identity with being biracial and her divorced parents and extended family. I highly recommend this modern story because to have in your classroom library because it promotes diversity and is a hard book to put down.

Mwinship This book would be a great LC. I would assign LC roles as well using this guideline: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson19/lit-circle-...
The UDL guideline 8.3 and EL 2 about fostering and promoting collaboration could be met using this book.
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ChrisC This book looks very interesting. I‘ll definitely pick it up one day and check it out. 2mo
DrSpalding This is truly realistic fiction. It is another good choice for literature circles. You have several that you could add to a stack for your intermediate/middle grade students. 7d
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Too Tall Houses | Gianna Marino
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This TL picture book, Too Tall Houses, written and illustrated by Gianna Marino tells the story of two neighbors an owl and rabbit and their struggle with living next to each other. This book would be great for SR and I would use the Before, During, and After Reading strategies found here: http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/shared-re...

Mwinship The UDL guideline 6.3 about facilitating information and the ESOL strategies 8 about direct instruction can be met with this book. #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
ChrisC This sounds looks like a fun book to read 2mo
DrSpalding This sounds like a great book for a storytelling. Just a thought!❤️📚 2mo
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This B book written by David Stabler and illustrated by Doogie Horner tells the hilarious and true stories of the childhoods of our U.S. presidents. This is a great book to get kids interested about U.S. history. It is always a plus when you can hit on multiple subjects in one lesson, which this book does. I think this would be a great book to get students into groups to a do RT chapter by chapter.

Mwinship I would use this RT rubric to score students‘ performances: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/printouts/readers-theatre-rubr...
The UDL principle 1.1 of customizing information and the ESOL 2 & 28 of promoting cooperation and providing biographies of significant country leaders align with this book. #UCFLAE3414F19
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DrSpalding I love that you used readers theater and found a rubric to go along with it. Wonderful. 7d
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The BFG | Roald Dahl
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The BFG is a fantasy novel that has been one of my favorite books since my childhood. In this novel written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, an orphan named Sophie meets a Big Friendly Giant (BFG) and learns all about the life of giants And their crazy vocabulary. This book won Germany‘s only state-funded literacy award, the “Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis”.
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Mwinship This book would be great for LC using The BFG educator‘s guide: roalddahl.com/docs/BFG_EducatorsGuide_1478879891.pdf
It aligns with ESOL strategy 10 about doing Think-Pair-Share in LC and UDL guideline 3.2 about establishing the relationships between characters in the novel during LC.
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DrSpalding This is classic modern fantasy. You went straight to the author for the resource which is considered high-quality. 7d
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This great RF book, Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson is about a young boy named CJ and his grandma and their bus travels. It conveys a theme of being grateful for what you have. The awards it has won including the 2016 Caldecott, Coretta Scott, and Newbery awards should give an indication about how great of a book this is to add to your classroom library.

Mwinship This book would be best as a RA and I would use the RA that models reading for deeper understanding strategy and focus a lot on vocabulary: http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/teacher-r.... The ESOL strategy 10 and UDL principle 2.1 go align well with this book in reading aloud and teaching vocabulary. #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
DrSpalding If you have not seen the video of the author reading this book to children on a bus, find it on YouTube. This is a high-quality read aloud and of course you have included a high-quality resource. 7d
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