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Another one of my all time childhood favorites. “Charlottes Web“ by: E.B. White is another TL book that has been reprised time & time again. This wonderfully memorable novel is about a little girl who falls in love with a runt that she names Wilbur, who was not wanted by her father. In time, he grabs the attention & affection of many others along the way including a sweet spider named Charlotte. A definite must read for all ages. #UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks The UDL 9.3 regarding develop self assessment and reflection along with EL 4 for link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge, which also meets core standards. Should be added to all classroom libraries. #UCFLAE3414F19 3w
DrSpalding Your passion for books is truly inspiring! Nice job aligning universal design and English learner strategies and I agree, they should be in all classroom library‘s. It would make for an excellent literature circle option along with the read aloud. 2d
DrSpalding Missing a website resource and the actual strategy 2d
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Blackout | John Rocco
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“Blackout“ by John Rocco is a colorful picture book about the day that all the lights went out in the city and how families from all around decided to make the best of a bad situation & instead turned it into a positive by coming together to spend quality time with their loved ones & each other. This Caldecott award winner is best under RF with a UDL 9.3 regarding develop self assessment/reflection along with EL 4 students' prior knowledge.

Tinks “Blackout“ is a must read for all ages and a wonderful addition to all elementary classroom libraries. Has a great lesson to add to several classroom activities. #UCFLAE3414F19 3w
DrSpalding Make sure you use the rubric to include all the necessary elements. Excellent choice. 2d
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Hansel and Gretel | Rika Lesser
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An old time favorite of mine when I was a young child. I enjoyed reading the book & watching the animated short. Hansel & Gretel has been retold over & over by many authors. Rika Lesser has been added to that long list. This TL picture book is a wonderful addition to any classroom library & goes along with common core school standards. The UDL 3.1 regards to activate background knowledge along with EL 1 for teach questioning for clarification.

Tinks Hansel and Gretel won the Caldecott medal award and because of this, has always been a must read for all ages. This book can be converted into a mini activity readers theatre for students in the classroom in addition to a reflection and group discussions afterwards. #UCFLAE3414F19 3w
Alexush This looks very cute! I‘ve always wanted to read the brothers grim version though! Maybe i can read both 😊 3w
DrSpalding Traditional literature has a place in our classrooms. Same comment as before. 2d
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Jumanji | Chris Van Allsburg
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I love the movie and enjoyed the book even more. Jumanji written & illustrated by: Chris Van Allsburg is a wonderful picture book that has adventure, daring & frightful experiences as well as some life lesson along the way. A book that will have you wanting more. I believe this book is best under MF, RF due to the nature of the book. UDL 4.1 regarding vary the nature for response & navigation along with EL 3 for encourage self talk.#UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks This Picture book was awarded the Caldecott medal and should be added to all elementary classroom libraries as well as be equally read any age group who enjoyed the aspect of the movie. It goes along with school curriculum standards and can be used for a think-aloud as comprehension and fluency teachings. #UCFLAE3414F19 3w
DrSpalding With the new movie coming out, teacher should be using this picture book in their classrooms! This is a great time to perform an author study about this amazing author. 2d
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Strega Nona (Reprint) | Tomie DePaola
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Strega Nona (Grandma Witch) written by: Tommie dePaola is a TL folktale about not allowing your greed and curiosity get the best of you. The UDL 1.3 regarding offering alternatives for visual information along with EL 4 for linking lesson topic to students' prior knowledge. It can be incorporated into many classroom lessons, which agrees with educational standards. #UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks This adorable picture book is a must read for any age and should be included in all elementary classroom libraries. This book also won the Caldecott medal award. #UCFLAE3414F19 (edited) 3w
DrSpalding There are English learner strategies that align to culture. That would work beautifully with this particular book. Tomie writes in an autobiographical way, most of the stories based on family! 2d
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Judy Blume... One of my favorite authors as a child and this is the first book I was introduced to and I became hooked by her writing. “Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.“ A book about a girl going through stages in her female life with all the confusion of teenage issues, boy crushes, friendships, parent problems, among other things that every girl goes through while learning about herself on so many levels. #UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks This short novel falls best under RF with a UDL 3.2 regarding highlighting patterns, critical features, big ideas, & relationships along with EL 3,6 for encouraging self-talk (positive thinking) & continually monitor students' comprehension. Although this novel is on the ban list, I feel it is a great resource for knowledge & understanding to incorporate into classroom lessons, group projects, and open classroom discussions. Must have. 1mo
cassandram I really like the summary of this book. Think this would be such a great book to introduce in grades 5-6. This would definitely help students know they aren‘t alone. 1mo
JRone I did Judy Blume for my author study! I love this book and how realistic it is about the life of a growing teenage girl. 1mo
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JennaMichelleCohn I‘ve heard about this one before, I think the title itself is enough to hook someone. 1mo
kradebaugh I have this book and it is a really good one. I love your review on it and I the UDLs that you chose 1mo
fabozzia Ah, I loved Judy Bloom when I was younger as well. I don‘t remember this book, so definitely adding it to my list! 1mo
DrSpalding We discussed this book in class. Her books are somewhat controversial however many certainly have a place in your classroom due to the text to self connections students can make. 2d
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Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big | Berkeley Breathed
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“Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big“; Explained by Fannie Fudwupper and written by: Berkeley Breathed is an adorably written picture book about a brother who feels the need to lie to everyone until one day, a huge lie gets way out of hand and little Fannie is there to help things out. This children's book is best under SF with a UDL 9.3 regarding develop self-assessment/reflection along with EL 2 for promote cooperation (small group)#UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks This book is about self-control, reflection, and the bond between brother and sister. This picture book meets the educational standards with great teaching values and lessons for different activities, group projects, and classroom discussions. A must have for any elementary classroom library. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
Lrobertson Books about morals that are for kids are so great to incorporate in the classroom! 1mo
fabozzia I have never heard of this book. It looks so good. I will definitely have to read it now. 1mo
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All about Animals | Lee Phillips
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Very colorful and descriptive book about many different types of animals. Actual real life photos taken by the author herself. “All about Animals“ by: Dee Phillips falls under NF due to the factual nature of the book. The UDL 3.1 regarding activating/supplying background knowledge along with EL 29 for offering a variety of ref. materials at the students' instructional level for independent use. A must for all classroom libraries. #UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks This book offers a great source of information and material for many classroom activities and discussions. Perfect for all age groups. ** Had to include my Kairo in the picture since it is “All about Animals“... 😍 #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
Lrobertson All that reading wore that pup out!!! Great post! 1mo
DrSpalding Your picture is amazing! That immediately grabbed my attention. I wish you had website resources included. You have made wonderful selections.❤️🐕 2d
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100 Best-loved Poems | Philip Smith
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A wonderfully thought out collection of well-known literary writers and poets such as William Shakespeare (Shall I compare thee to a Summers Day), Robert Burns (A Red, Red Rose), Edgar Allen Poe (Annabel Lee), among others. “100 Beat=Loved Poems“ Edited by: Philip Smith is under P with UDL 2.1 regarding promoting understanding across languages along with EL 12 for teaching of two objectives; language and content. #UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks This book is great for many open class discussions and classroom subject lessons. The content is more for grades 4th and beyond. Great addition for classroom libraries and a good read for all occasions outside of classroom settings. 1mo
AleciaM I would love to read this book. I love reading poems. 1mo
DrSpalding Definitely include anthologies in your classroom library. 2d
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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This novel “Brown Girl Dreaming“ Written by: Jacqueline Woodson Falls under B with UDL's 8.2 & 9.3 regarding vary demands to optimize challenge and reflection & develop self-assessment & reflection along with EL's 6, 8 for continually monitor student comprehension and provide biographies of significant men & women from different countries. It also meets the standards for classroom curriculum with educational resources. A must read.#UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks Deeply moving novel that discloses the authors childhood while growing up on South Carolina in the 1960's as an African American. It gives accounts of the struggles she faced, the racism, and segregation. The ridicule, and the ways in which she overcame them. This book is a definite must for all classroom libraries of all age groups. It won many awards with one being the Newbery medal award. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
kgarzon I always love to find more novels that are biographies of authors' experiences in a certain time period. I look forward to reading this one! 1mo
DrSpalding This memoir is beautiful! I used this for a while as a literature circle option. It is a good one. 2d
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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“One Crazy Summer“ written by: Rita Williams-Garcia is an extraordinary book about three sisters that go on a trip to visit their estranged mother in the year of 1968. Because they arrive to a cold welcome from their mother, they are thrown in the middle of chaotic and interesting situations from a political group called “The Black Panthers“. This HF novel won many awards including the Newbery Medal. Must have for all classrooms. #UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks A powerful & humorous story about family, forgiveness, and growth. great for teaching black history in a meaningful & amusing way. The UDL 8.2 regarding varying demands & resources to optimize challenge and develop self-assessment and reflection and evaluation along with EL 6 for continually monitor student comprehension. This novel meets the educational standards for classroom curriculum and would be a great resource for many subject projects. 1mo
AleciaM I read this book as our lit circle group assignment. I love this book great for teaching about different cultures. 1mo
DrSpalding You have done a nice job with your universal design and English learner strategies along with the summary of the book and identifying your genres. Your posts are missing website resources and teaching strategies. 2d
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Reckless | Cornelia Funke
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First book in the “Reckless“ series by Cornelia Funke. This could fall under MF or SF due to the nature of the novels. More for grades 7 and up, but it can be a safe read for grades 5th and 6th maybe even 4th with parent approval. The UDL 4.1 regarding varying the methods for response and navigation along with EL 2 for promoting cooperation (small groups). A must-read and wonderfully descriptive book for all ages. #UCFLAE3414F19 #CMC

Tinks If you ever read the “Ink Heart“ trilogy, you will definitely want to immerse yourself in the series as well. Set in a world all of its own with interesting characters of the most imaginative mind. Loved reading from beginning to end and found myself not wanting to put it down. Teaching Strategy AS #UCFLAE3414F19 #CMC (edited) 1mo
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DrSpalding Make sure you use the rubric. Resource? Elaborate on your teaching strategy… Your resource will help you.❤️📚 1mo
kradebaugh This sounds like an interesting book 1mo
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Fearless | Cornelia Funke
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I chose this author as my “Author Study“. So, I figured why not add it to my Litsy list. “Fearless“ by Cornelia funke is part of a series and the second book in that series. Although it is considered a book for grades 7 & up, I feel it is safe enough for 5th and 6th graders in the elementary level. The UDL 4.1 regarding varying the methods for response & navigation along with EL 2 for promoting cooperation. A must read of all ages #UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks A world where you can get lost in, from one page to the next. It's a world on the other side of a mirror that will enchant you with colorful details and have you warming up at times to even the meanest of characters. This book is about urgency and desperation that will keep you at the edge of your seat and wanting more. Best under MF or SF. Teaching Strategy AS #UCFLAE3414F19 #CMC (edited) 1mo
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DrSpalding Same comment as before! Great idea to use these books in your posts along with your author study. 1mo
cassandram THis sounds like a wonderful book. I truly enjoy books that make me feel immersed into another world! 1mo
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The Banshee | Eve Bunting
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The Banshee by Eve Bunting is a captivatingly creepy tale about a boy who must overcome his fears about a long ago story that has been told from one generation to the next. It is being categorized as Irish folklore. I'll put it under either MF,SF. The UDL 9.1 regarding promoting expectations and beliefs that optimizes motivation along with 1,3 for teach questioning for clarification & encourage self-talk (positive thinking). #UCFLAE3414F19 #CMC

Tinks A nice spooky little book to read during this time of year. Make sure you are under the covers, feet off the floor, and a flashlight on hand. Wonderful read for all ages and a must-have for every classroom library. This book was also awarded the Caldecott medal. UCFLAE3414F19 #CMC 1mo
CPettersen This looks really cute! I‘m going to have to read it one day! 1mo
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Ella Sarah Gets Dressed | Margaret Chodos-Irvine
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This adorable picture book by Margaret Chodos-Irvine will be, in my opinion be best under RF. I see this happening to most little girls' Ella Sarah's age & maybe even many other age groups for that matter. The UDL 2.4 & 9.3 regarding promoting understanding across languages & develop self-assessment & reflection along with EL 5 for teaching technical vocabulary supporting key concept. This book was also awarded the Caldecott medal. #UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks This spirited book is about learning about yourself, learning independence and just having fun with being your own individual person. a must-read and a must-have for all elementary classroom libraries. UCFLAE3414F19 #CMC 1mo
maciforster You‘ve definitely convinced me to get this book for my own classroom! You have some great UDL principles as well 1mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This book will have your emotions all over the place. Spoken through the eyes of a very expressive, thoughtful, and loving Silverback Gorilla by the name of Ivan. I would categorize this book in the genre of RF because even though it is a story told by a talking animal, the situation he speaks of can and has happened. The UDL principles 9.3 & 3.1 regarding developing self-assessment/reflection & activate/supply background knowledge#UCFLAE341F19

Tinks **Added info.** This heart-felt novel is about perseverance, love, loss, promises, and new beginnings. A must read, young and old & should be in every classroom. In addition, the principles goes along with EL 4,17 for linking lesson topic to students' prior knowledge and provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions. This is also in conjunction with teaching strategy IR. 2mo
Tinks ** The novel was also a winner of the 2013 Newbery medal, a 2012 Christopher gold medal and will soon be a major motion picture with a release date of August 14th, 2020. 🐘 🐶 🐎 🐦 😊#UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
Shelbybooks Absolutely loved this book. I read it a few weeks ago and I‘m still thinking about it frequently. 2mo
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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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I chose this book because it is my twin daughter's favorites and mine.
Coraline“ by Neil Gaiman is a novel turned animated motion picture of an 11 year old adventurous girl feeling bored, neglected and unappreciated by her parents ventures out to find anything with not only excitement but change. She comes across a secret door to a parallel world with loving and caring parents that dote on her every need and want until things turn for the worst.

Tinks This novel would be best under both MF and SF due to its combination of scientific fantasy nature with a wickedly morbid modern twist to it. Although some parents might feel they wouldn't want their child to read this, it is a novel geared towards ages 8+. I feel it should be added to a classroom library possibly under supervision until parental consent. I personally would not see a problem in having my children read it if they were younger. 2mo
Tinks The UDL principle 8.4 regarding increasing mastery-oriented feedback along with E.L. 37 for using language experience techniques in discussing concepts and ideas. All can be met and accomplished through this novel. The lesson behind this novel aside from the obvious entertainment and enjoyment that it brings is that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. A must-read and an added bonus of viewing it on the movie screen. #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
CPettersen My favorite book! My cat is even named after it! Very well done! 2mo
TristanPool This book scared me when I was little!😂 but it was such a good read that I couldn‘t help but keep reading. Definitely need parent approval needed, but the message of “grass isn‘t always greener on the other side” is important! @Tinks 2mo
JRone I didn‘t even know this was a book! I watched the movie when I was younger and it was definitely intriguing. I also like the UDL and EL strategies you used, it goes along with the book nicely! 2mo
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Miss Nelson Is Missing! | James Marshall, Harry Allard
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This is one of my childhood favorite's. I enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end and thought I should share it with you. This sweet picture book should be included in every elementary classroom library for every boy and girl to read.
“Miss Nelson is Missing“ by James Marshall is a light-hearted and adorably written picture book full of cartoonish and hilariously colorful illustrations allowing the reader to become enthralled in the story

Tinks This quirky classic is a good-humored reminder on how to show appreciation to those we value. It is a book about respect/disrespect, control, behavior, and ultimate change not only with the students in room 207, but change within the teacher herself. I would tag this book best under RF because I feel this could happen in real life. The UDL principles 9.1 regarding promoting expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
Tinks The UDL principles mentioned is also in conjunction with E.L. 3, 4 & 22 for encouraging self-talk (positive thinking), link lesson topic to students' prior knowledge and give enough time for second language learners to respond to questions. All can be met and accomplished through this picture book. I highly recommend this book to all. It is a must-read! #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
kgarzon This does seem like a really nice book for practicing positive thinking, as you mentioned, and addressing classroom behavior and management from what your description says. 2mo
sbombasi I like how you mentioned this book was your childhood fav! I think it‘s really nice to share with your students how you grew up with this book and what you can do to promote positive thinking of a classroom! 2mo
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A remarkable story about a 12 year old girl on adventurous mission in which she ultimately learns about herself, some deeply kept secrets, family values, trust and understanding, and some interesting history along the way. “From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler“ by e.l. Konigsburg is a heart-warming novel that will captivate readers till the vary last page. This novel is also a two=time Newbery Medal Winner #UCFLAE3414f19

Tinks A must have for all elementary classrooms. This novel would be best under RF and maybe even HF due to it being set in the Metropolitan Arts Museum of New York City. The UDL principle 1.1 regarding offering ways of customizing the display of information along with E.L. 6 for continually monitor students' comprehension. This book can also be integrated into group or individual activities. 2mo
cassandram Seems like a very interesting book! I actually was just discussing with a teacher her favorite books for children and she suggested it to me. She let me borrow it so I definitely will be reading it soon! You definitely intrigued me even more to read. 2mo
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This wonderfully engaging book “The Girl Who Drank the Moon“ by Kelly Barnhill is about deceit, despair, love, and magic all rolled into one glorious page turner. The book tells of life lessons that readers will remember for years to come. In 2017, this delightful novel won a Newbery medal award. The novel is best under F due to the magical fantasy aspect of the story. Although this is categorized under young-adult, any age group would enjoy it.

Tinks The UDL principle 3.3 regarding guiding information processing and visualization along with E.L. 36 for asking numerous questions which requires higher level thinking responses. Additionally, this is in accordance with the teaching strategy of LC #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s on my list!! Cool pic 🧡 2mo
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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“Actual Size“ by Steve Jenkins is a book that describes many different animals large and small and everywhere in between. Every page has wonderfully colored illustrations viewing each animal in their actual size. This book is tagged as NF and would definitely entertain teachers and students alike. Students can compare the animals in this book to the animals they have personally encountered in their everyday life. #UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks I can see this being a great addition to any elementary classroom library and having this be utilized with many lesson plan activities would be educational within all subjects. The UDL principles 7.1 & 2.1 regarding optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity and clarifying vocabulary and symbols along with E.L. 3 & 4 for encouraging self-talk (positive thinking) and link lesson topic to students' prior knowledge. 2mo
Tinks This is also in conjunction with the teaching strategy RA and all can be met and accomplished through this picture book. #UCFLEA3414F19 2mo
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Christmas in the City | Loretta Krupinski
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This children's Christmas book would make a wonderful addition to all elementary classroom libraries. Christmas in the City is about creating memories and experiencing new things out of an unexpected circumstance and afterwards sharing those memories and experiences with family for years to come. I chose this book for a couple of reasons. This book holds sweet memories with my daughter's, in turn I want to share for others to build their own.

Tinks *Addition to post*…. I wanted to tag this book as RA because of how this story can happen to real people. I then thought it best under F due to the fantasy aspect of the book. The UDL principles 3.1 & 8.3 regarding activating prior knowledge and fostering collaboration along with E.L. 2 & 14 for promoting cooperation (small groups) and reading slowly at an appropriate pace all can be met and accomplished through this picture book. #UCFLAE3414F19 2mo
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