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Dinosaur Pet | Marc Sedaka, Neil Sedaka
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Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka is a catchy song book that all kids would love. It is a F book that shares a story of a boy owning a dinosaur as a pet. In the book it shares the monthly struggles and joys of having a dinosaur. This would be a fun dramatic reenactment to get students involved and having fun. It also would be great for when students are learning the names of the months because the book goes over all of them. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram An awesome resource for this book is https://www.google.com/amp/s/singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/dinosau.... It provides links to a video of the author singing the book, karaoke track, and an interview with the author. This further allows for students to participate in this catchy song. 4w
cassandram I would use UDL 3.1 activate prior knowledge by presenting this book after we have learned the names of the months. I would also include ESOL startaegy 24 by incorporating the students second language, for example the names of the month in Spanish. Overall such a fun book that I love! 4w
karlasanabria1 I love your teacher strategy attached to this book! Id could be adorable to see the students re-enact the book 4w
GroeningsC amazing post! super great resource! 4w
Lrobertson Love your teaching strategy!!! 4w
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We‘re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen is a super fun F book that shares a families journey to catch a bear. This would be great for a RA because once you get into the groove of it, it‘s such a catchy book. This awesome site http://case.cy.edu.tw/mediafile/4220012/news/350/2010-9/72010-9-13-15-47-52-nf1.... provides a script of the book, link to a song, and fun activities teachers could use for this book. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram For a UDL principle I would use 8.3 by fostering collaboration by getting students involved. The ESOL strategy I would incorporate 17 by providing contextual support through the videos, script, and activities in the link above. 4w
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Blackout | John Rocco
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Blackout by John Rocco is a RF story that would be a good IR. It is set in New York City and a blackout occurs. While the city is usually busy, things finally slowed down during the blackout. The illustrations are so beautiful that students would love to just sit and look at in a classroom library. https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/blackout #ucflae3414f19

cassandram this great site also provides a read aloud and guides for teachers and parents. The UDL principle I would use for this book is 4.1 varying the methods of navigation by using the link that has a read aloud of the book. I would also use ESOL strategy 30 of using diagrams and drawing aids which is provided in the site above. 4w
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Journey | Aaron Becker
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Journey by Aaron Becker is a F book that has won a Caldecott. It shows the journey of Josephine creating a magic world with just a red marker. What‘s interesting about this hook is that it does not contain words but just beautiful images our her journey. I think this would be great for a LC because students could share the imagination with one another on what they think is happening in the story. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram A site that could be useful is https://www.storybreathing.com/journey/. It shares a video version of the book and the creation of the book from the author. It then could provide students with examples on how with just images the author creates a beautiful story. 4w
cassandram I would apply UDL 1.1 by offering ways the students could customize what is happening in the wordless story. This would be great with ESOL strategy 10 by paring and sharing with other students what they think is happening in the story. 4w
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Knuffle Bunny | Mo Willems
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Knuckle Bunny is a RF book by Mo Willems that has won a Caldecott in 2005. It shares the story of Trixie and her dad taking a trip to the laundromat and leaving behind her beloved stuff animal. The images in the book are so unique because it combines photographs of Brooklyn with cartoon drawings. This is such an adorable story that would be great for a simple IR. Or if you wanted to incorporate a lesson plan with this hook this site #ucflae3414f19

cassandram Is great https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/knuffle-bunny-.... For a UDL principle I would use 3.2 by highlighting patterns within the story, such as text bubbles. Then for the ESOL strategy I would use 4 which links lesson to students prior knowledge. This could be to ask students when was a time they lost something super important to them. 4w
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Click, Clack, Moo Cows that type by Doreen Cronin is a classic and funny F book. The cows in the barn have found an old typewriter and start leaving messages for the farmer. This Caldecott winner would be a good CR. The style of the book with the sound effects makes it a good option to get students reading together. This site shares a readers theatre version of the book #ucflae3414f19

cassandram http://www.thebestclass.org/uploads/5/6/2/4/56249715/cowsthattype.pdf which would be an interactive way to get students involved. I would use UDL 5.1 by having multimedia options of the story and ESOL strategy 14 by slowing down while reading. 4w
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Wonder by RJ Palacio is a RF story that was also NY‘s Bestseller. It shares the story of Auggie Pullman, who has a rare facial disease, and his experience of going to school for the first time. This is a great IR book that teaches students important lessons of kindness and bullying. An awesome resource is this site https://wonderthebook.com/for-teachers. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram It provides plenty of guides and activities teachers could use while implementing this book in the classroom. I think the theme of this book would be great to include UDL 9.2 and 9.3 on learning coping skills and strategies and develop self assessment. This book shares such an influential story that could help those skills. For a ESOL strategy I would use 3 encourage self talk which aligns perfectly with this book. 4w
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Annie and Helen | Deborah Hopkinson
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Annie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson and Raul Colón is a B story. It shares the wonderful relationship of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. This would be a great AS story because Hopkinson is an amazing author that has written quality books. I think a great resource to pair with this book is an informational article like #ucflae3414f19

cassandram https://www.perkins.org/history/people/anne-sullivan?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2-2JotPj5.... It also would be great to include clips from the movie miracle worker to show the relationship between Annie and Helen. The ESOL strategy I would be applying is 28 by providing a biography of significant women. And the UDL strategy would be 3.1 by supplying background knowledge of the two through the other articles. 4w
YvetteE A great choice for your biography! 4w
Tinks Love the bond that the teacher and student have with one another. Nice post and cute picture. 4w
Alexush So cute! I‘ve been taking ASL and i absolutely love it. 4w
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Hush! a Thai Lullaby | Minfong Ho, Mingfong Ho
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Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho is a beautiful P book. It shares a receptive rhyme of a mother telling animals to hush because her child is sleeping nearby. It won a Caldecott in 1997. This would be a great storytelling picture book because of the variety of animals presented and the fun rhythm. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram This awesome source http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/theme-poems-using... as a guide to apply to this book on how to incorporate the 5 senses within poetry. The UDL I would use is 4.1 by varying the method of navigation, storytelling and 5 senses. The ESOL strategy I would use is 18 by incorporating Total Physical response. #ucflae3414f19 4w
YvetteE Students will enjoy learning with poetry. This is a great lesson plan! 4w
Erinehart I love how creative you are with your posts! 4w
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a great F book by Dan Santat. This story shares how on a far away island an unimagined friend waits to be imagined by his one true friend. This would be a great IR book to let children‘s imagination run wild. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram A helpful resource for this book is http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/bookmatch-scaffol.... It shares how to implement books for IR times. For the ESOL strategy 17 by providing contextual supports through an audio of the book they have on YouTube. For the UDL strategy I would be using 5.1 to use multiple media‘s for communication with the video. #ucflae3414f19 1mo
TristanPool Sounds super cute! Such a cute concept for an book storyline. Awesome resource and great addition with YouTube‘s audio version! 1mo
KristenScala This book looks like so much fun! I love that it is talking about imaginary friends since most kids have some kind of an imaginary friend:) 1mo
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Tinks Just the cover alone looks as if would be an adorable book to read. The description of the book seems interesting enough for me to want to read. Thank you for sharing. 1mo
GroeningsC loved your post! Your summary makes me want to give this a read! 1mo
BRaulerson The first thing that caught my eye was the cover illustration! So cute and I think just the picture alone would be engaging to a student! 1mo
leximcmillin This book seems super cute! It also seems like it might be a good book for a RA. Would love to read it! 1mo
haleyklein I LOVE this book!! I also love the input and support you shared to go along with this book! 1mo
YesseniaN This sounds very cute and I love the idea of reading about friendship to young students ! 1mo
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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt is an HF story that would be great for a RA. The book shares how Clara, a slave and seamstress, sews a quilt that secretly shares the route of the Underground Railroad. It would be great for a RA that is paired when teaching about slavery and during Black History Month. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/kriscia-cabral/2017/Sweet-Clara-a... #ucflae3414f19

cassandram This sources shares a lesson on how to incorporate it for these purposes. For UDL I would use 3.1 by supplying background knowledge of the Underground Railroad. Then for ESOL strategy I would use 6 to monitor their comprehension. Overall really loved this book!! #ucflae3414f19 2mo
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If you decide to go to the moon by Faith Mcnulty is an SF book that would be great for PR. This picture book shares a young boys perspective on what a journey to the moon would be like, while also sharing space facts. A source that supports it should be a PR is http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/finding-science-b.... #ucflae3414f19

cassandram It shares how in SF books it‘s helpful to pair with students so they can distinguish the science from the fiction. This could be used with UDL 6.3 which is to mange information and resources. The students will manage what is the science part of this book and find resources that support it. I would pair this book with other space sources that would use ESOL strategy 29 to offer a variety of reference materials. #ucflae3414f19 2mo
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Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh in the National Geographic kids is an NF book. It shares many strange sea creatures on how they look like and things it can do. Some of the words used in this book are difficult so I would use it as a GR. With the support of the teacher the students could understand the weird animals. Also could be used alongside a science lesson. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/weather-journey-n... this resource provides a way to introduce RF books to students in a fun way. Through this I would use UDL 2.1 by clarifying the vocabulary used in the book. And ESOL strategy teach technical vocabulary. This would be especially important since it used higher level vocabulary to describe the sea creatures. #ucflae3414f19 2mo
Tinks The title had me wanting to look inside just to discover all of the weird and beautiful creatures we have under the sea. Nice. 1mo
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A Chair for My Mother | Vera B. Williams
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A chair for my Mother is a beautiful story on how a daughter and mother work hard to buy their dream chair. It is an RF book that has won a Caldecott award. This would be a great PR book that students could reflect on the positives of hard work. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/chair-my-mothe... shares a great source that the partners could work on together. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram With this I would use UDL 8.3 by fostering collaboration and community within the students. I also would use ESOL strategy 2 by promoting cooperation as they crafted their own dream chairs. #ucflae3414 2mo
Jgolub13 I really enjoy stories about parents and their children. This book sounds like a good one that I should pick up soon. The picture you took of the book in the chair did a great job of catching the eye! 1mo
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Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina is a RF book that shares a beautiful coming to age story. In this book, it explores the complex relationships between family and friends while being in middle school. It was the winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal. This would be a great book for a LC. Such relatable problems happen in this book that after reading you just need to talk about it with others. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram I also think for the UDL practice 2.1 clarify vocabulary would be extremely important in this book. There are quite a few Spanish words in this book that should be reviewed. This would go along with ESOL practice #5 To teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. All the words in Spanish are used in a way that adds to the story. 2mo
cassandram To extend the learning in this book I would use this reference https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=59025. It has great options for book guides and activity maps to further review the book. Overall it is an incredible story that I related a lot too. 2mo
haleyklein What a great description and lesson to go along with this book! Thank you for your post!! 2mo
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KevinKantola Nice book looks interesting 2mo
Alexush I love the lesson that goes along with this book! 2mo
AlyssaB I thinks it‘s great that we can find books that relate to our students! 2mo
YesseniaN I love this book and the conversations we had in class. I also love the photo you chose to present connection to self ! 2mo
maciforster I‘ve been wanting to read this book!! The link attached seems to be a great way to learn more about the book for the students 2mo
YvetteE Thank you for sharing a relatable book. I can't wait to read!
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ebrown I love how you reflected the cover of the book with the picture!! This book seems like it would go far for diversity and inclusion in the classroom :) 2mo
Lrobertson 1.) cutest picture ever! 2.) I love the inclusion of this book! It is definitely something pretty much every one your your future students can relate to! Great pick! (edited) 2mo
Erinehart I love the picture! I absolutely love the inclusions in this book as well. A great book for diversity in the classroom. 2mo
Tinks I saw this book and thought about reading it. Now that I read your post, I am even more interested. Nice post and love the picture 2mo
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No, David! | David Shannon
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No, David! By David Shannon is a fun and comedic F story. Shannon actually wrote and illustrated this book when he was just 5 years old. He then found it as an adult and decided to make it a book. This won him the Caldecott Medal Award. His story shares his misbehaving and his mother always telling him “No, David!”. I think this would be a good book for a IR that would be included in the classroom library. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram Another option is to make it into a lesson that discusses Shannon‘s writing style. A resource for this is this lesson plan https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/write-david-sh.... 2mo
cassandram With this in mind I would include UDL 6.3 facilitate managing information and resources by discussing his style of writing and studying his other stories with similar style. You could also include ESOL #24 incorporate the language of second language learners. This would be great since many of his books have a Spanish version. 2mo
haleyklein This is such a fun book!! I loved this book growing up and now I love reading it! 2mo
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Jgolub13 I loved this book growing up! I hope I get to use it in my classroom somewhere. 2mo
JRone I loved reading this book when I was younger! It kept me entertained as I was reading it so I‘m sure it‘ll keep children entertained now. Love this post! 2mo
MarkZalewski I read this book as a kid and loved it, great post 2mo
Camrynm I loved this book at a kid!! I will have to add this to my list of books to buy for my classroom. 2mo
CPettersen I remember reading this book in class and it used to remind me of my little brother. Excellent book! 2mo
alexblanco I‘ve always heard about this book but never read it! It seems super fun to incorporate into the classroom library.(: 2mo
KristenScala I love this book when I was a kid! I love that they‘re adaptable to read in Spanish so EL‘s could possibly read it in both languages. 2mo
Alexush Great book choice it was one of my favorites when i was younger! 2mo
YesseniaN I didn‘t know that they have a Spanish version of this book! I would definitely buy it to share with students and my future children. That‘s a great ESOL strategy 2mo
AleciaM I read this book to my preschoolers everyday. This is a great book choice to have in the classroom. 2mo
Tinks Have heard of this book before. Creepy book cover, but I like it. 2mo
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Beauty and the Beast is one of the classic fairytale stories by Disney. It is a TL story that shares how a prince gets cursed into a beast while a girl ends up stuck in his castle. This story leads into an unlikely relationship and happy endings. I think this would be a great option for a DR. Especially since this book is also a movie and a musical. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram This would use UDL 4.1 by product stupids a variety of options to respond to a story. I also would include ESOL #18 by implementing TPR. This is a way of including a classic Disney story into an interactive and engaging activity for children. 2mo
cassandram A good resource for this would be http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/activities-projects/f.... It is a guided lesson on how children can write their own fairy tales. This would be a great activity to do after reading this story. 2mo
katiehamlin This is such a fun book to incorporate into the classroom, and I love your ears!!! 2mo
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Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt De La Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson is a Caldecott and Newbery medal winning picture book. This beautiful story shares the adventure of CJ and his grandma riding the bus to a soup kitchen and the beauty of their community. This is a RF story that would be perfect for a RA. It is a story that keeps students engaged and shares a touching story on looking at the positives in life. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram An awesome resource for this story is https://doors2world.umass.edu/sites/default/files/Last%20Stop%20on%20Market%20St.... It provides an extensive packet that reviews everything from themes to about the author. A UDL I would use for this book is 3.2. 2mo
cassandram There is definitely a lot of opportunities for important questions to be asked throughout the story about the theme in this book. I also would incorporate ESOL #6 continually monitoring students comprehension by asking questions throughout the book. Overall such a beautiful story! 2mo
ccipriati I agree that you can provide a lot of questions that will go along with the theme of this book. I love this book 2mo
Tinks Enjoyed your post. Very informative. I have not heard of this book, but after reading the little synopsis on it, I will look into it and do not doubt that I will enjoy it too. Thank you for sharing 2mo
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is one the most beloved and controversial children‘s picture book. This P book shares the story of an apple tree and a little boy. In their relationship the boy takes and takes all that the tree can give to him into his old age. Some say this book is too sad for children, while others believe this is a classic that teaches good life lessons. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram I think this would be a great RT book because the style of writing lends itself easily into a conversation between the tree and the boy. A great resource for this book is https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/giving-tree. This site provides different activities you could use such as word searches, booklets, and read alouds. With this story using UDL 9.2 and 9.3 would be great. 2mo
cassandram It provides opportunity for students to reflect on their lives and use the lessons they‘ve learned from the story. Also using ESOL strategy 3, encourage self talk. This would be a great addition to the conversation on self awareness and not taking advantage of others. #ucflae3414f19 2mo
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Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes | James Dean, Kimberly Dean
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Pete the Cat and the missing cupcakes is a great F book by Kimberly & James Dean. In this book Pete makes cupcakes for a party he‘s having but they all start disappearing! His friends are then on a mission to help Pete find whose taking his cupcakes. This would be an excellent RA book that could coincide with a math lesson. Throughout the book it starts with 10 cupcakes to 0, counting from twos downward. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram Continued post: Using this method of teaching would support UDL strategy 2.3 by decoding the text through counting. And an ESOL strategy that could be used is #4, linking this read aloud to a math lesson previously learned. A great resource for this book is this YouTube video RA https://youtu.be/9x4HjRaQyWs. It provides students a visual example of the counting and keep students engaged. #ucflae3414f19 2mo
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