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The Rainbow Fish | Marcus Pfister
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This is a wonderful F RA and S picture book written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister. The message behind this book is that sharing is caring and that you should spread your sparkle to everyone. https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-rainbow-fish This is a great resource that incorporates all subjects to this book.
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carolinem ESOL strategy 3 which is encouraging self talk (positive thinking) which is a key concept of this book. UDL principle 1.3 offer alternatives for visual information which I can show my students a video of remake of this story. 3y
Agavitt1 I picked Rainbow Fish for one of my reviews as well, we have great taste because it‘s such a cute book! I love what you said about sharing sparkle with everyone and I wanna look at the source you listed to get some ideas! 3y
DrSpalding You can truly integrate this book into all areas of the curriculum. Nice English learner alignment and universal design principles included. Storytelling or read aloud would work quite well! 3y
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This adorable RA F picture-book is a must have in your future classroom especially if you want to encourage your students to read more. Written and illustrated by Tad Hills, the story is about how Rocket the dog learns how to read from a little yellow bird. This book has won the Parents Choice Silver honor and has been on the New York Times Best seller list.
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carolinem http://www.readingbrightstart.org/recommended-books/how-rocket-learned-to-read/ This is a wonderful resource for teachers to plan activities with this book! 3y
carolinem ESOL strategy is ESOL strategy 11 which placing language into meaningful context since this book is full of great vocabulary words. UDL principle 8.1 which is heighten salience of goals and objectives which is crucial for this book since the vocabulary is higher. 3y
Brittany_H This book looks adorable! This looks like a must have for an elementary classroom. Encouraging reading interest is crucial! I enjoyed your resource pertaining to this book; before, during, & afters is a great way to introduce and maintain interest! 3y
DrSpalding This is such a sweet book. Helpful resource included. Nice alignment. 3y
DrSpalding Your # on a couple of posts is incorrect. Don‘t forget the SP20 so that you know which books were read by your classmates. 3y
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“Grandfather‘s Journey” written and illustrated by Allen Say is a wonderful HF RA picture book. This picture book is about a mans love for two countries, the USA and Japan and his constant desire to go back and forth over the course of his life. UDL principle 2.4 which is promote understanding across language which can be portrayed with this book.

carolinem ESOL strategy 11 which is placing language into meaningful context which can be used with this book. This is a great resource for teachers to use with along reading this book! https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/grandfather‘s-journey 3y
carolinem Also this book has won the Caldecott honor as well! 3y
DrSpalding It may look like this book is historical fiction however it is actually about the author‘s grandfather‘s immigration. What genre do you think it is now? Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource. Continue using this in future assignments. 3y
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“Charlotte‘s Web” written by E.B White and illustrated by Garth Williams is a Newbery Winner children‘s picture book. It‘s a classic TL and GR RA for every teacher to have in their classroom. The story explores the friendship of Wilbur the pig and Charlotte who saves his life! https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/charlottes-web

carolinem This is a wonderful resource for educators to use in their classroom! UDL principle 5.1 which is use multiple media for communication since this picture book has turned into a motion picture film and that can be shown in the classroom. ESOL strategy 11 which is placing meaningful language into context is appropriate for this book. #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
DrSpalding This is classic fantasy not traditional literature however you are correct it would be a wonderful read aloud or guided reading option. There are many resources for this book and it is an excellent idea to compare the motion picture and book with elementary students. 3y
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“Because of Thursday” written by Patricia Polacco is a wonderful RF and RA picture book for a teacher to have in their classroom. Annie, the main character, loves Thursday‘s and has a restaurant with her husband. Some unfortunate-events have happened and this book takes you along for the ride with a great ending. #UCFLAE3414SP20

carolinem UDL principle 3.1 which activate or supply background knowledge will be appropriate for this book due a famous chef being in the book so students will have to activists their background knowledge. ESOL strategy 11 which placing language into meaningful context which is appropriate for this book. 3y
carolinem https://youtu.be/DIAk47qje7s This is a great Read aloud that you can present to your students! 3y
DrSpalding Including a digital read aloud is wise however be sure that you show students your read aloud skills often in your own classroom. 3y
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Wonder | R J Palacio
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A beautiful story written by R.J Palacio that can inspire your students to be kind to one another. This novel can be used as RA and LC in your classroom. Auggie,the main character in the novel, has face deformities who is finally going to school after being homeschooled for several years. He is scared and there are some challenges. This book has won the New York Times Best seller.

carolinem UDL principle 8.3 which is foster collaboration and community since this book can be used as LC book. ESOL strategy 11 placing language into meaningful context can be used with this novel. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/wonder This is a great resource for teachers to guide their students with reading this amazing novel! 3y
hadassajl I read this book for my IR and I absolutely loved it!! The resources you found are great. Your UDL principle fits in really well with this book. Lovely post Caroline! 3y
Ryan_R Such a good book! I loved it! 3y
DrSpalding Again, an excellent resource to include. Your universal design principles and English learner strategies are simply and concisely connected to your extension activity. This book also has its own website complement. Check it out. 3y
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“The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot” written by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Mark Fearing is an adorable F RA book. It‘s based on the classic tale of Three Little Pigs but in space with aliens and robots! This book has not won an award but it should for its creativity. The UDL principle that would be used would be 1.1 which is offer ways of customizing the display of information since this story is take on the original tale.

carolinem ESOL strategy 11 which is placing language into meaningful context which is what this story is doing. https://www.kidssoup.com/craft-and-resource/story-time-the-three-little-aliens-a... This resource has standards, guiding questions, and activities for students to do after reading the story! 3y
DrSpalding What a fun variant of the original story! This is surely fantasy and can be used in many ways with the helpful resource provided. (edited) 3y
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Maybe | Kobi Yamada
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“Maybe: A Story About the Endless Potential in All of Us” written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Gabriella Barouch is a RA and F book that you must have in your classroom library! It‘s about the inbound potential that you have and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful. This book has not won any awards yet but it should and soon it will win an award!
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carolinem This resource is a great for students and teachers to see why the author wrote this book since it‘s an interview with the author and illustrator. www.thechildrensbookreview.com/weblog/2019/09/kobi-yamada-and-gabriella-barouch-discuss-maybe.html/amp 3y
carolinem UDL principle 3.3 guide information processing and visualization. Since this book has beautiful illustrations, this principle can be used and teacher can guide conversations about that. 3y
carolinem ESOL strategy 26 which is books written in simple English and this book is a very easy read for ELL learners! 3y
DrSpalding What a beautiful message in this book! This theme of fulfilling our potential is one you should share often with students. Nice alignment. 3y
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Henrys Freedom Box | Ellen & Kadir Nelson Levine
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“Henry‘s Freedom Box” written by Ellen Levine and illustrated Kadir Nelson is an incredible B RA about Henry who has no idea how old he is because no one kept record of the slaves birthdays. Henry gets old and marries. He has children and a situation let him to freedom when that became his new birthday. This book won Jane Addams Peace Award and Coretta Scott King Award. #UCFLAE3414SP20

carolinem This is a wonderful resource guide by Scholastic for teachers to guide their students with reading this story. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/henr 3y
carolinem UDL principle 9.3 which is develop self assessment and reflection which is useful for this book since the level is for older students.
ESOL strategy 44 is focus on thinking skills like predicting, classification, etc which can be used with this book!
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ShardaeP Your description of this book is great. I definitely want to read this book to find out how Henry reaches freedom. 3y
DrSpalding Good for you! This is a biography. It is hard to believe but this actually happened! Scholastic is an excellent resource you should continue to use in future lesson planning. 3y
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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“The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate a wonderful novel that is great for IR and LC. The book won John Newbery Award. It‘s about a gorilla named Ivan who lived in a mall for many years and lived with other animals. It took a very long time to get Ivan out of the mall and live with other gorillas in a zoo. #UCFLAE3414SP20

carolinem The UDL principle that goes along with this book would be 1.3 which offer alternatives for visual information since the movie is coming out this year! ESOL strategy 11 which putting language into meaningful context. A great site for this book would be https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/one-and-only-ivan which provides many reapsurces for teachers to use with their students. 3y
Agavitt1 After we had our breakout groups and you said positive things and recommended reading the One and Only Ivan I bought it on kindle and finished it in 2 days! Really food book and I like the site you listed it provides excellent resources to use for students in the classroom! 3y
DrSpalding Independent reading or literature circles as you noted but also read aloud! This book comes out on the big screen in the middle of August! 3y
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Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Kadir Nelson is a beautiful B and RA book. This book is about how Harriet Tubman escaped hundreds of people always from slavery.
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UDL principle 3.1 which is activate or supply background knowledge is critical for the book due to the use of creative language and students would need to know the key details of what happened.

carolinem ESOL strategy 11 which is placing language into meaningful context where the language in this book is extremely creative and descriptive. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=4679 This a helpful site where information about the author and resources for educators to use along with this book. 3y
Keishla.O I must have this book for my classroom library! I love the resource you provided and how it has audio recordings of how to pronounce certain names. 3y
ShardaeP I just read another book about Harriet Tubman called “Before She was Harriet“. I loved it. However, I still would like to read this author's take on the historical figure. 3y
DrSpalding This is a beautiful award-winning book that should be used to complement your social studies instruction take a look at the feedback from your peer! Her book selection is another beautiful example of a picture book biography. 3y
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Earth! My first 4.54 Billion Years is an adorable SF and RA about Earth and how it was formed, the cycles it went through, etc. The author Stacy McAnulty and the illustration was by David Litchfield. The author wrote the book in a child friendly way that it would be easy for a child to read. This book has not won award yet but I think it will win an award soon!
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carolinem The site that is provided is a wonderful resource by the publisher that provides resources and activities for educators to go along with this book. The UDL principle that goes along with this book is 3.2 which is highlighting patterns,critical features, big ideas, and relationships since the book covers the multiple relationships that Earth has with the solar system, humans, animals, etc. ESOL strategy 5 goes along with this book. 3y
carolinem which is teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts since the book has many key terms that students may not know. 3y
DrSpalding This is the perfect read aloud for Earth Day! It is always wise to teach discipline specific vocabulary as you noted above. Well done. 3y
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A Friend for Henry | Jenn Bailey
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A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey and illustrated by Mika Song is a wonderful RF RA book. Henry has autism and he is very picky about finding a friend. The story unfolds to Henry eventually finding a friend who accepts him for he is. This book won the Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book. It covers inclusion and the important message of being kind to one another.
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carolinem UDL principles 3.1 which is activate or supply background knowledge can be very useful for this book. ESOL strategies 11 and 3 which placing language into meaningful text and encourage self talk works well with this book. 3y
carolinem This YouTube video is an interview with Jenn Bailey and Denise Santomaueo and the video talks about the reading behind Jenn writing this book. Also the. Videos explores autism and how teachers can promote inclusion with this book. https://youtu.be/xz0JY8ZrlxU 3y
deiacovab I was actually looking for a book that won that particular award so thank you for sharing! I‘ll have to pick it up 😊 3y
DrSpalding Wonderful post Caroline. Didn‘t this win this year? I am adding this to my stack!❤️📚 (edited) 3y
carolinem @deiacovab @DrSpalding The book is worth reading! 3y
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Hey, Water! | Antoinette Portis
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“Hey, Water!” NF book by Antoinette Portis has won the Robert F. Sibert Honor for this year 2020! This is a great informational book about water and the many features of water. This is a great SR, IR, and GR book for students to practice with their reading and comprehension skills.
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https://youtu.be/u7XN3k6kcEg This is a great source to use in the classroom to accommodate different ways of reading the story.

carolinem ESOL strategy 11 which is putting meaningful language into context is most appropriate for this book. UDL principles 5.1 which is using multiple uses of media with the YouTube video and other sources that could be helpful with this book! 3y
Ashley_B Great ESOL strategy, it aligns well with this book. I also like the YouTube video you provided! 3y
SequoiaC123 I really like children‘s informational text because the author and illustrator usually put a fun twist on it. This would be a great book to read aloud and then segue to the water cycle! Definitely thinking about adding this to my library! 3y
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deiacovab This is my first time ever seeing this book and now I want to read it! I like the multiple uses of media UDL you used. I‘ve been wanting to incorporate that principle and a YouTube video is a great idea! 3y
annalor This looks like an informational text that will also be fun for kids to read. Good resource as well! 3y
DrSpalding What a creative image! You have included all the necessary items required for a post. You received a lot of positive peer feedback! Well done. 3y
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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“The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein is a wonderful P and S book for young children. It is a Newbery honor book. It is about a young boy and a tree and it goes into details about their journey together.
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carolinem This site provides resources to help teachers provide activities to use along with this book.
https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/giving-tree
UDL principles 2.3 which is support of decoding of text which can be used with this book. ESOL strategy 11 which is putting language into meaningful context.
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VictoriaG This is such an amazing book and I love the picture you used for it! I think this would be a great book to share with classes especially with your UDL principle. 3y
MaddyJ I love this book. I remember it from when I was little. It is a great text for deciding text as well! Love the resources! 3y
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deiacovab This book used to be my favorite as a child and still makes me cry to this day. I love your picture as well the tree is perfect! 3y
carolinem @VictoriaG @MaddyJ @deiacovab This book is truly amazing and it‘s a great text to teach your future students 😊 3y
Agavitt1 I read this for one of my reviews as well and it made me remember how it actually got me thinking of how we should treat others as a small child. Obviously, it‘s about a tree but it does make one think you should treat others well, and therefor I agree with you that it‘s an excellent book to share with students! 3y
DrSpalding You were truly thinking ahead to take that picture while we were on our field trip! This is a wonderful example of fantasy with a valuable message that all students should hear. Nice alignment. 3y
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Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story | Lesla Newman, Amy June Bates
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Gittel‘s Journey is a HF picture book that is about Gittel‘s journey coming to America from Russia. The story emphasizes her Jewish heritage and culture. This book can be used as a RA, IR, PR, and GR in the classroom. This book has won the Sydney Taylor Book award in 2020.
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carolinem The UDL principles 3.2 and 3.3 which is highlighting big ideas and the process of guiding students visualize and process the information along with EL strategies 6 which helps monitors comprehension all can be met with this picture book. 3y
carolinem https://www.abramsbooks.com/product/gittels-journey_9781419727474/
This is a great source to use along with this book and provides a guide full of questions and information for teachers to guide conversation.
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Zelymarie.R I‘m having problems finding good HF books and this look interesting! Your resource is interesting and I like that include videos!! Keep doing a great job!! 3y
Brittany_H This book seems like a great resource to use in the classroom to teach about diversity, culture, and history. I really like the resource you added with videos from the author about the inspiration for this book! 3y
DrSpalding A couple of you read this book. As long as she is not a real person, this would be considered historical fiction. However if she is real… This would be what genre? This would be another great book to use in social studies. 3y
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The Book Hog | Greg Pizzoli
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The Book Hog is a MF book by Greg Pizzoli. This incredible RA and S book won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor this year 2020! The Book Hog who is a cute and sweet pig who collects all of these books but unfortunately he couldn‘t read them. A sweet librarian named Miss Olive offered to read all the books that The Book Hog had.
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carolinem A great source of this book is a video of how to do the read aloud to the students by Ms.Beth on YouTube. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_eCq88URThw 3y
carolinem The UDL principles that would be used with this book would be 5.1 which is using multiple media for communication where the YouTube video comes in and it can be helpful for students to watch a video of the book. The ESOL strategy that can be used with this book is 11 where I am placing language into meaningful context. 3y
DrSpalding This would make an excellent storytelling! What a fun video! This author has won numerous Geisel awards. If you end up teaching kindergarten or first grade, you will want to add his work to your classroom library. 3y
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild things is a MF book by Maurice Sendak. The book won a very special award called the Caldecott medal in 1964. The story entails about a you g boy named Max who uses his imagination to create a forest in his room along with monsters known as wild things.
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carolinem This is a great RA and S book to read to younger students and get them learning new vocabulary words that are presented in the book which includes ESOL strategies 5. ESOL strategy 5 is teaching technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. The UDL principle that can be used with book is 1.1 because of the site that I have provided has many ways to show the book using crafting supplies. 3y
carolinem Here is a great site that provides lots of creative activities to do along with this fantastic book!
https://www.weareteachers.com/where-the-wild-things-are-activities/
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DrSpalding We are teachers is another favorite website of mine. As you noted, many books can be used in a variety of ways. Read aloud or storytelling works well along with readers theater! I had the pleasure of watching five second grade boys share this as a readers theater and they were truly loving it! 3y
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Blended | Sharon M. Draper
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This amazing RF and LC book is a must read for all. This book has been on the New York Times Best sellers list! Isabella, a young eleven year old who often feels torn between her divorced parents. She feels different from others because she is both black and white. An eye opening novel that is extremely important for those who want to learn more about current events!
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carolinem This book would be great with ESOL strategies 2 which is prompting cooperation (small groups). This book can create great conversations among students about current events that are happening today such as the Black Lives Matter Movement. The UDL principles that go along with this book are 3.1 which activate or supply background knowledge. Students can connect the text to the world by reading this book. 3y
carolinem Here is a great website that has great discussion questions to help guide conversations http://sharondraper.com/bookdetail.asp?id=75 3y
Ashley_B Wasn‘t this book great? Honestly, it was an eye opener for me being a white mother, myself, to a “blended” boy. Sometimes, we forget how difficult life can be for those who look different. It really makes me sad. Anyways, I like your resource, I chose a different one so it‘s good to compare. I also like the UDL you provided, good choice for this book. 3y
carolinem @Ashley_B this book is fantastic!! I also read your post and loved the pic that you submitted ! 3y
DrSpalding You put extra effort into your images. The backpack is symbolic here. You do a nice job of elaborating on the English learner and universal design principles. Great job. 3y
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This RF read aloud book would be a great addition to any elementary classroom library. This story is about a young boy named CJ who learns to appreciate the beauty of the everyday world around him along with his Nana as they travel by bus to the soup kitchen. The book won several awards such as the Newbery Award, Caldecott Award, the Coretta Scott King Award and it was a New York Times Best Seller. #UCFLAE3414SP20

carolinem This book would be the best for RA but also can be used for GR, PR, and IR reading strategies. A great website here is a great source to find activities to do in the classroom with this book: http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/laststoponmarket.html 3y
carolinem The UDL principles 3.2 and 3.3 which is highlighting big ideas and the process of guiding students visualize and process the information along with EL strategies 6 which helps monitors comprehension all can be met with this picture book. 3y
hadassajl I love this, Caroline! I really enjoyed reading Last Stop on Market Street when I read it in another class of mine. I think it‘s great that on the website, you can teach about emotions and being social with when is it appropriate to complain and how to really be appreciative. Great post! 3y
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DrSpalding This is a fantastic post Caroline. You included everything you needed to according to the rubric and more!!!!! ❤️📚 3y
DrSpalding I love the image as well! Creativity is appreciated. 3y
Hannacallaham What a great photo for this post!!! I agree that EL strategy 6 helps monitor comprehension. I loved reading this book as well and your source is a great one to look at for activities. Great job! 3y
Kayla_C Love, love, love this picture, very creative. I agree with your EL strategy that helps with comprehension. I am going to read this book as well. 3y
Agavitt1 I love Last Stop on Market Street! I agree with your selected strategy, it does help monitor comprehension. Great post! :) 3y
SequoiaC123 What a great picture to share on Litsy! I have never read this book, but your description of it makes me want to. I think you could use this book in the classroom to make world connections. For example, have the students take a tour of the school and write down the beautiful things they see. Or have them keep a journal to jot down what they see on the way home from school or on the weekends. You could help them understand the beauty of our world! 3y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3y
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