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ValeriaCastaneda23

ValeriaCastaneda23

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky has to be my all time favorite coming of age YA F novel. This beautiful and tragic story follows the life of 15 year old Charlie as he begins high school. This books dives into the fears and anxieties more teens have and brings you comfort knowing that others are experiencing those same fears.

ValeriaCastaneda23 This novel tackles many difficult and controversial topics in a way that makes everything still feel okay in the end. 10/10 would recommend. I would use this novel in my classroom to teach coping strategies and communication skills in an IR. UDL 9.2 felicitate personal coping skills and strategies. EL 29. Offer a variety of reference materials at the students instructional level for independent use. 3y
ValeriaCastaneda23 The link below has a lot of lesson plans and strategies to teach coming-of-age lessons. https://curriculum.newvisions.org/ela/course/9th-grade/unit-5-coming-age/ #UCFLAe3414SP20 (edited) 3y
juliap99 Love this book and movie ! It would be great for young adults and I love the link you have added for the book. The character struggles can be very relatable and students will definitely connect with this ! 3y
DrSpalding I remember seeing the trailer for this movie on television. Obviously not a book for elementary students but one that could be used as you noted as an independent read in middle or high school. Nice alignment. 3y
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The Maze Runner | James Dashner
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Another dystopian SF novel that helped foster a love of reading for me was The Maze Runner series! Written by James Dashner, the series takes place in a post apocalyptic world that begins traveling in a dark elevator without memories and exiting into a enclosed area with just teenage boys. How did they get there, what is their purpose, and how will they get out?

ValeriaCastaneda23 All answers are found in the novels! It‘s a must read!! I would use this novel as an IR or RA, and teach my students about this genre of novel. UDL 7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy. EL promote cooperation (small groups) The link provided has free samples of lessons that have to do with The Maze Runner! http://www.bookrags.com/lessonplan/the-maze-runner/funactivities.htmlhickleberry... #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
DrSpalding This is such a good series and I actually like the movie versions as well. Did you know that James Dashner plays a cameo role in the first movie? Helpful sample lessons. 3y
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Bad Dog | Mike Boldt
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Bad Dog by Mike Boldt is such a cute F picture book that shows the differences between cats and dogs! When a little girl thinks her cat is a dog, the “dog” is considered bad since the commands she tells it are for dogs, not cats! This light hearted picture book can be used in a CR to improve fluency. UDL 3.3 Guide information processing and visualization. EL 4. Link lesson topic to students prior knowledge.

ValeriaCastaneda23 The link below is a website that had downloadable compare and contrast worksheets that the student could use to compare and contrast cats and dogs! https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/compare-contrast.html #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
DrSpalding Choral reading could work and it looks like this would be a fun read aloud 3y
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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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The Hunger Gamers series is a collection of dystopian SF novels by Suzanne Collins that tell an incredibly story of post-apocalyptic America. As the reaping slowly approaches, who will be picked as the tribute for District twelve and‘ll have to fight to the death to win the hunger games? Families, friendships, and alliances are put to the test, who will end up on top?

ValeriaCastaneda23 I read the series in three days, that should tell you how good it is! I would teach my students about hardships and how to overcome them through an LC or a PR. UDL 6.3 Felicity managing information and resources EL 24. Incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners and your curriculum. The link below is a preview of the 2012 film adaptation which I would have my student watch after reading the book to compare the two! (edited) 3y
DrSpalding You like science fiction. This would make a good literature circle or partner read in the middle or high school classroom. Many elementary students have read this series however it is really not appropriate content for elementary age students. 3y
DrSpalding I love the movies! I too was sucked into all of the books and read them fairly quickly. The movie trailer truly shows how the content is inappropriate for young students. 3y
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Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein is a P book I hold near and dear to my heart. Reading through these collections of poems makes the inner child within you come alive as you discover the adventures and wonders there are where the sidewalks ends. The poems you will find inside this book spark wonder within each stanza.

ValeriaCastaneda23 I would use this book to teach my students about the difference perspective between child and adult and about the elements of poems during a CR or PR. UDL 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure EL 1. Teach questioning for clarification. Below is the link to Shel Silverstein website which had a learning resource tab with lessons and activities to a ton of Shel Silverstein‘s books! http://www.shelsilverstein.com #UCFLAE3414SP20 (edited) 3y
DrSpalding This poets work belongs in your classroom library. Partner reading, choral reading or also individual poetry readings or echo reading work nicely with his books. His website is fantastic! 3y
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Finding Winnie | Lindsay Mattick
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Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick and a Caldecott winning NF children‘s book that tells use the origins of our beloved Winnie the poo. Readers learn how Winnie the poo comes from the true story of Lindsay Matticks great grandfather and his pet bear Winnie. This tale inspires adventure and exploration!

ValeriaCastaneda23 Lindsay Mattick writes a historically accurate story that makes you love the characters and gain new perspectives on a character we know and love. I would use this book as an a S since she has ties to the original Winnie! UDL 5.2 use multiple tools for construction and composition. EL 13. Use preview/review activities. The link provided is the publishing company‘s website that has a ton of information about finding Winnie and their other books! (edited) 3y
DrSpalding So many of you fell in love with this book. This picture book biography is worthy of the elementary classroom. Who doesn‘t love Winnie the Pooh? A storytelling would be a lot of fun with a Pooh bear stuffed plush. 3y
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The Ugly Duckling | Hans Christian Andersen
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The Ugly Duckling written by Hans Christian Andersen is a TL books that tells a story we have all heard before. When ducklings begin to hatch, one is born looking a little different from the others. His larger, different and uglier features make living life hard for this duckling. Will the duckling learn to love himself or listen to all the mean judgments castes upon him.

ValeriaCastaneda23 This story teaches about acceptance, inclusion and diversity. I would teach my students these lessons through a S or RA and show them the animated version I have linked below! UDL 9.3 Develop self-assessment and reflection. EL 15. Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again. https://youtu.be/TyrmcD8Yml0 #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
DrSpalding This is traditional literature at its best. This is a message that all students should hear and this book should be shared over and over again… English learner 15 works nicely. 3y
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A Different Pond by Bao Phi is a RF picture book about a son a father going fishing early in the morning. This picture book won the Charlotte Zolotow Award in 2018. This very peaceful and realistic story gives us a look into the life of a refugee family from Vietnam.

ValeriaCastaneda23 Though they struggle, they find beauty and peace and simple tasks like fishing together as father and son. I would use this book to teach my students about hardwork, family life, and privilege. UDL 7.2 optimize elements, value, and authenticity. EL 6. Continually monitor students comprehension. This link provides helpful tips to do before while and after reading this picture book! (edited) 3y
DrSpalding This book could be a window or a mirror! Provide a little more elaboration on how you would use the wonderful resources you have embedded in your posts. 3y
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Parrots Over Puerto Rico | Susan L. Roth, Cindy Trumbore
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Parrots over Puerto Rico written by Cindy Trumbore and Susan L. Roth is a NF picture book that tells the story of Puerto Rico‘s oldest Parrot! It won the Sibert Medal in 2014. From unwelcomed settles years ago to destructive hurricanes, the livelihood of these birds are in danger. Can the efforts of today‘s conservationists save the population of the Puerto Rican Parrot? Read to find out!!!

ValeriaCastaneda23 I would use this book in an integrated lesson with reading, history, and science since all of these subject are covered through the book. UDL 8.3 Foster collaboration and community EL 14. Simplify your speech by making it sorry and redundant 3y
ValeriaCastaneda23 The link provided gives your more insight on Puerto Rican Parrots and how they survived the hurricane season of 2017 https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/how-the-puerto-rican-parrots-survived-the-dev... 3y
DrSpalding This is a lovely award winner. I was actually in the room at a national conference in 2014 when this book won the Sibert award for nonfiction. 🦜❤️📚 3y
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Balloons Over Broadway written and illustrated by Melissa sweet is a biography about Anthony Frederick Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! As shown on the book, it did win the Caldecott but also the Orbis Pictus Award. This cute picture book takes the history behind the Macy‘s days parade and tells the story of the puppeteer who helped made it happen. This picture book would be best used as a S or a RA!

ValeriaCastaneda23 I would use this book during thanksgiving time and teach the history behind the parade! UDL Activate ir support background knowledge EL Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. The link I provided has wonderful insight on how to integrate a STEM lesson for this book! https://www.getcaughtengineering.com/november-stem-giant-balloons-thanksgiving-p... #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
DrSpalding You made excellent story selections. What a fabulous resource. STEAM is all the rage right now. This would be a great book to teach the history surrounding the most famous parade of the year. 3y
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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After hearing about this book in a Lit Circle I had to read it! In 2011 One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia won the Scott O‘Dell Award! This HF novel takes place in the late 60‘s and follows the journey of 3 daughters traveling across the country to spend time with their mother who abandoned them years prior. Will the daughter seek the love they desire or will crazy events unfold before them?

ValeriaCastaneda23 This novel is a great choice for a LC or even a IR since it covers touchy subjects and events! UDL 9.2 facilitate personal coping skills and strategies EL 4. Link lesson topic to students prior knowledge. This link provided a unit plan for this novel! https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
DrSpalding This is an excellent book for literature circle or simply an independent read. This is a good book to integrate language arts and social studies concepts. 3y
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La Princesa and the Pea | Susan Middleton Elya
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La Princesa and the Pea is bilingual fiction picture book written by Susan Middleton Elya. This culturally rich book won the Pura Belpre award in 2018. This story tells of a prince who longed for a wife, but his prickly madre had other plans! When the prince meets a beautiful princess, what will the queen do to test her to see if she‘s worthy?

ValeriaCastaneda23 I would use this book to teach vocabulary in different languages. UDL strategy 2.1 clarify vocabulary and symbols and EL 12 Teach to two objectives, language and content. https://youtu.be/w1NDLrABc6o this link provides a read aloud of the book that can help with pronunciation of the Spanish words! #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
ValeriaCastaneda23 I would use the S teaching strategy with this book! 3y
hadassajl This book looks amazing! I love the resource you added. Adding the pronunciation help really makes it a great resource. Great post! (edited) 3y
DrSpalding Your English learner strategy is absolutely perfect for this book. What a wonderful version of the story and wouldn‘t it be great to include Spanish words on your word wall. 3y
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I Love You, Michael Collins | Lauren Baratz-Logsted
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I Love You, Michael Collins by Lauren Baratz-Logsted is a beautifully written story of hope during a major event in American History. When prompted to write letters to the Apollo 11 astronauts, Mamie Anderson writes to Michael Collins. As the story unfolds, they‘re lives seems to be similar in many ways, why do you think that is? This story tells of story of friendship and hope.

ValeriaCastaneda23 I would use this fiction chapter book as an IR with maybe some RA‘s throughout! This book trailer I‘ve link provides possibly readers just enough information to get hooked into reading it! https://youtu.be/YkWVqUvtHYY UDL strategy 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. EL 30 encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
ValeriaCastaneda23 Also it is one of the 2018-2019 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books!!!! Grades 3-5 3y
DrSpalding Kind of fiction? Realistic or historical? Wonderful book trailer and yes… I recall it being on the SSYRA list! 3y
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A pretty relatable photo during these trying pandemic times!!! Listed as a New York Times Best Seller, The Pigeon HAS to go to School! Written and illustrated by Mo Willems tells a humorous story of first day of school jitters we‘ve all experienced once or twice! I would use this fictional picture book to teach my students about how fears are relatable and can be overcome!

ValeriaCastaneda23 I would use this book in a RA setting. I‘ve linked Mo Willems‘ website that has many fun and exciting resources! http://www.mowillems.com
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DrSpalding I agree! Your image says it all. Using his amazing website is a smart idea. His books are meant to be read aloud and also make good storytelling options. Nice alignment. 3y
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The Lion and the Mouse | Aesop, Jerry Pinkney
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The Lion and the mouse illustrated by Jerry Pinckney is a wonder story of a developing friendship between two unlikely friends, a lion and the mouse. This picture book won the Caldecott award in 2010. Though it‘s a nearly wordless adaptation, the message of acts of kindness speaks volumes! I would teach my students that lesson through a RA!

ValeriaCastaneda23 . The link provided is a wonderful read aloud version that tells the story Jerry Pinckney illustrated. UDL 5.1 use multiple media for communication and EL 11. Place language in meaningful context. In the link provided is a video of Jerry Pinckney discusses his work in the lion and the mouse! https://youtu.be/iptWPwWbwgM 3y
DrSpalding It is nearly wordless which means this would be a great mentor text for your students to create their own version of this traditional literature story. 3y
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A must have on my bed side table. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is such a great fantasy novel! This second book is the series tells the story of Harry and the adventures he goes through in his second year at Hogwarts. I would use this novel in a LC in my classroom and teach my students about inclusion and problem solving! The UDL I would use is 5.1 use multiple media for communication. #UCFLAE3414SP20

ValeriaCastaneda23 This novel is considered fiction or fantasy, this link provides many resources in teaching with this novel! https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=2946 3y
deiacovab No one believes me when I tell them this but I‘m 26 and reading Harry Potter right now for the first time! I‘ve always loved the movies but for some reason I just never went for the books. I‘m on book 5 now and I love how in depth the universe is that Rowling produces. I remember learning that it‘s good to have series books in class because it keeps students reading so this could be a good one for middle school level students 3y
Erinsuereads Also totally love mooncalled! 3y
DrSpalding As we discussed in class, some consider these books controversial. Make sure you ask for permission. Have you read all of them? I love that Brittany is now reading them as a 26-year-old young adult. These books are for the young, young adult, adult, middle-aged and elderly. Everyone loves Harry! 3y
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Mary had a little glam by Tammi Sauer is a perfect self esteem booster when you need one! This RF picture book tells the story of Mary who is extremely stylish starting school for the first time! This book teachers students about confidence and individuality! I would use this book as a RA and use the UDL 7.1 optimize individual choice and autonomy. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs19IaMc4bY this link provides a nice Read Aloud of the book!

Ryan_R I love this picture! Way to incorporate your own glam into the picture! Nice work. 3y
Brittany_H This book is so cute! The resource is great to offer a different way to read the book to the class! 3y
DrSpalding Picture is awesome! This is such a fun version of the traditional literature… Mary had a little lamb. 3y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This 2013 Newberry winner is truly a gem. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate tells a story of a gorilla named Ivan who lives in a zoo in a mall. As the fiction story unfolds we get to see the world through Ivan‘s perspective. This novel could be used in both a LC or and IR in the classroom and allows the students to reflect on Ivan‘s situation. The UDL I would use is 9.3 Develop self-assessment and reflection #UCFLAE3414SP20

DrSpalding You put extra effort into your images. This is a helpful resource however I would always consult the publisher and author! Use them first. This movie comes out in mid August 2020. I can‘t wait and have already ordered the sequel, The One and Only Bob.🦍❤️ 3y
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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Written by the amazing Katherine Applegate, Wishtree is a Fantasy novel that tells a story about Red (the redwood tree) experiencing life for over 200 years. Life had been great for Red as a spectator, but a new face an unfamiliar situation beings to happen. What will Red do? I would use this novel to teach students about inclusion and acceptance during a LC. This novel would be great for an IR as well! #UCFLAE3414SP20

ValeriaCastaneda23 I would use UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge and this link to the books website provides wonderful resources that incorporates knowledge from the book! https://www.wishtreebook.com/resources 3y
hadassajl I actually bought Wishtree a while ago, can‘t wait to read it. Absolutely love the concept of an “All Are Welcome Here” classroom. 3y
DrSpalding As you know, this works quite well as a literature circle option. This book is so good and a true example of what realistic fiction should be! The book is so good it has its own website! 3y
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Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña is a beautifully written RF picture book about a grandmother and her grandson CJ‘s journey on a city bus. This book won the 2016 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King illustrator Honor, and a Caldecott Honor! While riding the bus, CJ and the reader learn about diversity, privilege, and perspective! These themes can be taught in the classroom using UDL 9.3 develop self assessment and reflection.

ValeriaCastaneda23 I found that this site has many guidelines for teaching the themes in the book and guidelines for a reflective discussion! https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/LastStop . With the help from Cj‘s grandmother, he begins to see the beauty in a vibrant neighborhood. I adore this book and everything it stands for. 10/10 would recommend!!! #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
ValeriaCastaneda23 A RA or even a PR would work with this book! 3y
DrSpalding I agree… This book could be used in many ways! I love that you gave it a 10 out of 10! Helpful resource. Quality post. Nicely done.❤️📚 3y
Kayla_C Valeria I love ❤️ your resource. I like how it breaks up up many different topics that you can discuss with your students while reading this book. 3y
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