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Thank You, Omu! | Oge Mora
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#UCFLAE3414F19 Thank You, Omu, is the debut book written and illustrated by Oge Mora. It is a realistic fiction book about a grandmother who opens her heart to everyone in her community by sharing her delicious stew that she made for dinner. The appealing smell of the woman‘s stew is wafted into the streets of her community. Then, one by one, community members start knocking on her door to try some of her delectable stew.

ccipriati This is a great read aloud book to incorporate into your classroom, especially during Thanksgiving time. It is also a great book to use to culturally enrich your lessons by exploring the types of food and cooking that takes place in some of the ELL‘s countries of origins. This book won the Caldecott Medal. (edited) 6d
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 9.1 which is a strategy intended to promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. Everyone inside the class can go around and say how they like to share and/or what they share with others in their community. And another way to perhaps explore the old saying, “It is better to give than to receive.” 6d
ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #2 which is a strategy where you promote cooperation (small groups). This cannot only be done inside the classroom, but you can also encourage your students to give back to their community in charitable ways. 6d
ccipriati This is a great link to use in your classroom. It has lessons, read alouds, etc. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=60275 6d
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This adorable book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd is a classic children's bedtime story about a rabbit's routine before he goes to bed. Before bedtime, the rabbit goes around the bedroom and says “goodnight” to all of the things that he/she notices whether they are inanimate objects like a red balloon or a pair of socks or two kittens.

ccipriati One of the attractions of this 72-year-old book is that it is comprised totally of rhyming verses. This is a great book for an independent read or even a storytelling. In 2007 the National Teachers‘ Association named this book one of its Teachers‘ Top 100 Books for Children. 6d
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 8.3 which is a strategy intended to foster collaboration and community. You can do this by starting the lesson by asking the students what and whom they say “goodnight” to. Then the discussion can evolve into a greater overarching discussion into things that make the students feel safe, stable and comfortable and why. 6d
ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I have picked for this book is #4 which is a strategy where you link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. This is a great way for students to engage in text to self. They can do this by having a discussion about the things or people that they say “goodnight” to. 6d
ccipriati This is a great link to use in your classroom to work on lessons that go along with this book. https://www.brighthubeducation.com/preschool-lesson-plans/126704-teaching-with-g... 6d
abbie-cadabbie I used to love reading this book at bedtime when I was younger! The ESOL strategy you chose works perfectly with the story as it can spark conversation and lead to a great discussion! 4d
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This cute, realistic fiction picture book written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats almost 60 years ago is about Peter and his amazing, fun day when he discovers that it has snowed overnight in New York City. He explores all through his neighborhood, making snow angels and footprints in the snow. This book is outstanding on many different levels.

ccipriati First, the main character of the book is African-American which when you consider that this book was written more than half a century ago is inspiring. Secondly, this book can be used as a springboard to tap into the children‘s imagination and trigger some critical thinking skills such as prediction and drawing inferences. Also, for students in Florida who have never seen snow, this is a new experience for them. 6d
ccipriati This is an amazing book for an independent read or even a read aloud to introduce to your classroom during the holidays. This book won the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1962.

The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 1.1 which is a strategy intended to offer ways of customizing the display of information. You can do this by showing the students a read aloud with pictures and audio.
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ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #4 which is a strategy where you link the lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. You can do this by asking the students if they have ever seen or touched snow before. You could also have the students create artificial snow in the classroom and incorporate it into a science lesson. 6d
ccipriati This is a great website that is actually the author‘s website that goes more into depth about the book and provides lessons, activities, and read alouds for the book. https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/ezras-books/the-snowy-day/ 6d
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Mother Bruce | Ryan T. Higgins
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This funny, fantasy picture book written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins will make you laugh out loud. This book is a part of Higgins‘s “Bruce” series. In this book, Bruce loves to cook recipes, especially using eggs. One day he found the perfect recipe and went out to get the ingredients. But Bruce is encountered with one big, unexpected problem that will change his life.

ccipriati This book won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the E.B. White Read Aloud Award. This would be a great book for a partner read or a read aloud. Higgins‘ illustrations are awesome and there is a lesson to be learned by reading the story. 6d
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 1.1 which is a strategy intended to offer ways of customizing the display of information. You can do this by showing the students a read aloud with pictures and audio. 6d
ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #2 which is a strategy where you promote cooperation (small groups). This can be done while the students are engaged in partner readings. Also by pairing a number of ELL students together who are reading at different levels together with some non-ELL students will foster collaboration among them. 6d
ccipriati This is a great link to use into your classroom to satisfy the UDL Guideline strategy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JteBHvIEEic 6d
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This cute traditional literature book written and illustrated by Angela Dominguez is a spin on the classic nursery rhyme, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” But, in this version, Mary becomes Maria and the lamb becomes a llamita and the backdrop of the book is the Peruvian countryside. What is unusual about the book is that it includes the Spanish translation of the sentences on each page along with the English translation.

ccipriati In this story, Maria has a llama whose fleece was white as snow. The llama followed Maria everywhere, even to school! Even though Maria‘s peers and classmates thought this was humorous, her teacher did not and sent the llama outside. Because of the bilingual nature of the book and the story‘s familiarity, this would be a great book to include in your classroom, especially with ELL students. 6d
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 3.3 which is a strategy intended to guide information processing and visualization. You can do this by creating props for your storytelling. For example, you can create a Maria and a llama and show how the llama followed Maria everywhere she went. 6d
ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #14 which is a strategy where you simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. This is important to use for this so that the ELL students will be able to associate the English words with the Spanish translation while reading along. Pointing to the wonderful illustrations in this book would be helpful as well.
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ccipriati This is a great link to look at and include into your classroom with ELL‘s. It contains fun activities that include Spanish and English translations that go along with the book. https://makewayforbooks.org/maria-had-a-little-llama-maria-tenia-una-llamita/ 6d
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BE QUIET! | Ryan T. Higgins
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This laugh out loud fantasy picture book written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins is an offshoot of the Bruce books about a grumpy bear and the mice that tag along. After the mice were kicked out of Hotel Bruce, a mouse named Rupert, together with his two friends Thistle and Nibbles, decide to go into the publishing business.

ccipriati Rupert comes up with the idea of making a picture book containing absolutely no words but, instead, having beautiful pictures. But the other two mice will not stop talking! Predictably, at the end of the story, Rupert and his two friends are unsuccessful. This is an amazing book for a read aloud or even to make into a readers‘ theater for the students to act in. 2w
ccipriati Higgins is able to create characters who demonstrate various relatable emotions and the expressions on his illustrations sometimes do not need any words to understand them.

The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book 8.3 which is the strategy intended to foster collaboration and community. You can do this when creating your readers‘ theater for your classroom.
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ccipriati The students will work together to create a beautiful performance of the story.

The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #14 that is intended to simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. When reading aloud to your students, this is very important especially for the ELL students who might not understand what you are reading if you read too fast.
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ccipriati This is a link to a great read aloud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf3oCwr9mbs 2w
abbie-cadabbie Such a cute and funny book choice! Your review was enough to make me want to read it! Also, your UDL guideline strategy paired well. 2w
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The Lorax | Dr. Seuss
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This is Dr. Seuss‘s contribution to environmental activism. Even though it is a fable and the lines are written as poetry, the message warns of the danger to the environment from corporate greed. This cute poetry book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss is an amazing picture book.

ccipriati This story is about a Lorax who is angry that his beloved Truffula Trees are chopped down to make Thneeds, a type of sweater that can be used in different ways. The greedy Once-ler is the person behind all of the destruction to the ecosystem and he will not stop until everything around him has become polluted. This story has become an environmentalist classic. This could be a great choral reading or even a read aloud for your classroom. 2w
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 7.2 which is to optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. You can relate this book to our Earth today and find the similarities between the story and todays‘ ecosystem. 2w
ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #14 which is to simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant. This book has many rhyming words and when reading at a fast pace, the words might be jumbled. And it is important for the students to be able to hear and understand what you are saying. 2w
ccipriati This is a great link from Scholastic that provides some lessons that go along with The Lorax. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/lorax-dr-seuss... 2w
karlasanabria1 This book is a classic, totally love it! Your link is from a very trustworthy site. Additionally, I agree with your appropriate strategy! 2w
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Henry's Freedom Box | Ellen Levine
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This fiction picture book written by Ellen Levin and illustrated by Kadir Nelson is a dramatic story about how Henry Brown, born a slave, manages to gain his freedom by “mailing” himself to the north. When we first encounter Henry, he is a boy who doesn‘t even know how old he is because records about slaves‘ births are not kept.

ccipriati Henry dreams all the time about being free but that dream seems to keep being pushed farther and farther away. He is first taken away from his family and made to work inside a warehouse. Later on, when he is grown, he gets married and has a family, but, once again, he is separated from his family when they are sold at the slave market. (edited) 2w
ccipriati But his dream stays alive and then one day, while working in the warehouse, he comes up with the brilliant plan of mailing himself to the North to freedom. This book won the Caldecott Medal. This historical fiction book is an amazing read aloud and shared reading book. It is both moving and inspirational and can be used in team teaching with the Social Studies teachers when they are teaching about pre-Civil War life. 2w
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 3.1 which strategy is intended to activate or supply background knowledge. Make sure that your students know and understand why there were slaves back then and how it has shaped our country.
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ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #12 that is designed to teach to two objectives, language and content. Teach the students the unfamiliar words mentioned inside the book while also teaching them the content of the story. This book can also be used in a History lesson. (edited) 2w
ccipriati Scholastic has provided a great lesson plan for this book. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/henrys-freedom... 2w
cassandram This book sounds so powerful. Would be a great addition to curriculum during black history month. 2w
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This tear-jerking, futuristic, science fiction novel written by Lois Lowry is a winner of the John Newbery Award. The novel is about a 12-year-old boy named Jonas who lives in a Utopian or allegedly perfect society and, because of his brilliance, was selected by the Elders to be the Receiver of Memory. As such, he gains wisdom in the form of many memories.

ccipriati He soon, however, becomes increasingly upset with many of the rules, especially those involved with the killing of babies. Even though the society aims for fairness and equality, Jonas realizes that by society taking away people‘s choices in favor of sameness, the society isn‘t perfect and certainly not a place he wants to live. Jonas then breaks some laws and leaves to Elsewhere, where he hopes to find hope and freedom. 2w
ccipriati This is a great book that could be incorporated into a literature circle or for partner reading. It is also challenging and can be useful in developing lesson plans around critical thinking skills. 2w
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 9.3 which is the strategy intended to develop self-assessment and reflection. While the students are reading this book, they should self-reflect on how the society portrayed in the book is different and/or the same as ours in America. 2w
ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #2, which is intended to promote cooperation (small groups). This can be done while the students are in their literature circle groups. Assign a task for each of the students to complete while reading the book, Ex: summarizer, illustrator, setting tracker, etc. 2w
ccipriati This link provides a great lesson plan that goes along with The Giver. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/giver-lesson-p 2w
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First Day Jitters | Julie Danneberg
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This realistic fiction book written by Julie Danneberg and illustrated by Judy Love is a cute, funny book that shows that everyone can experience first day jitters. In this book, until we encounter the trick and humorous ending, the author makes us believe that the main character is a student who is experiencing the familiar nerves all of us got on the first day of the school.

ccipriati Like all of us, the main character worries that she won‘t know anyone and also is concerned that school will be difficult. She even comes up with the excuse that her head hurts. We can all relate to her since in some fashion we have come up with our own excuses to get out of school and anytime we are placed into a new and unexplored situation we, too, experience the nervousness and fear of the unknown. 2w
ccipriati At the end of the book, we come to understand that even adults become nervous when exposed to new things. This picture book is a perfect read aloud or independent read to incorporate into your classroom. Teachers can have their students look at the cover and make predictions as to what the book is about and then test their predictions at the end. 2w
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 7.2 which is a strategy intended to optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. If the students see that an adult can become nervous too then it will ease them and they won‘t be too nervous. Students will quickly make friends and become comfortable in the classroom environment rather quickly once they make at least one friend.
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ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #4 that is the strategy that links the lesson topic to the students‘ prior knowledge. Asking students if they have ever tried to use an excuse in order to get out of doing something that they were nervous or anxious about doing will result in a vibrant discussion. 2w
ccipriati This link provides some great ice breakers to complete on the first day of class to ease some of those first day jitters! https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-3-5/42630-first-day-jitte... 2w
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The Three Pigs | David Wiesner
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This AMAZING picture book is a cute folklore written in the traditional literature genre, by David Wiesner who illustrated the book as well. This book won the Caldecott Medal in 2002 for being the most distinguished American picture book for children and is one of my favorite books! While we all know the traditional story of the Three Little Pigs, what makes this book stand out is that the author adds an interesting and adventurous twist to it.

ccipriati The story the same with the three pigs building houses: one made with straw, one made with sticks, and one made with bricks. But, at the same time that the wolf blows down the first pig‘s house, which is made out of, the first pig is blown “out of the story!” Instead of being eaten, however, in the traditional story, the first pig remains in the book but watches from the sides. 4w
ccipriati The same thing happens to the second pig! The pig is now messing around with the story and moving the pictures on the pages. They then “fly” away on one of the pages of the story and transition into a whole bunch of different nursery rhymes. This is a great book for a read-aloud or a dramatic reenactment with your students! It‘s also a good way to get the students to invent their own endings. 4w
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 2.5 which is the strategy intended to illustrate the story through multiple media. You can do this by using props and having the students tell the story with you while reading aloud or you can create a video for the students to watch to follow along with the story. #UCFLAE3414F19 4w
ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I selected for this book is 4 which is the strategy intended to link the lesson topic to the students‘ prior knowledge. Most students will know many of the nursery rhymes mentioned in the book so it won‘t be too difficult to activate their prior knowledge so as to help them understand the story better. 4w
ccipriati A cute lesson plan to create using this book to include in your classroom would be to have the students come up with their own stories using the three little pigs. They can make up the story of having the pig also join another book that they know.
This link provides a read-aloud that will capture the student‘s attention and comprehension. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NATbRmDKBHo
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Newton‘s Rainbow: The Revolutionary Discoveries of a Young Scientist CMC written by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, is a beautiful, Non-fiction/Biographical picture book that explores the life of Isaac Newton, one of the most influential scientists in history. As a boy, Issac was always curious questioning everything, reading as much as he could, observing the world and inventing things. #UCFLAE3414F19

ccipriati The famous encounter when an apple falls on Isaac‘s head, leading him to compose his theory of gravity is described in the story. This book is great for a read-aloud or even a partner read. Then the students can follow up the reading with a quick, little project about the life of Isaac Newton based on the specific elements of the story. 4w
ccipriati This book sends an inspiring message to young readers- that they, too, should always be questioning, observing and reading throughout their life, which will lead them to new discoveries themselves.

The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 3.1 which is the strategy intended to activate or supply background knowledge. You can execute this strategy by incorporating a KWL chart when reading the book aloud to your class.
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ccipriati The students can fill in what they know about Newton before the read aloud and then what they learned after. Then they can write what they still would like to learn.
The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is 9, which is intended to teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, timelines, etc. You can even have the students create a timeline on Newton‘s life and his accomplishments based on the book.
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ccipriati This will also encourage students to take notes when listening to you read aloud.
This link provides a quick overview of Issac Newton that students will enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vTbtna25j8
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Tinks Nice post.... Seems very interesting. And, the pictures add nice bonus to it. 3w
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This is an amazing historical facts picture book written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Bolger! This book describes the challenges that thirteen women have faced and, in an inspirational way, how, by their persistence, became successful. Some of the women mentioned in this book include Harriet Tubman, Ruby Bridges, Helen Keller, Sally Ride, and, Sonia Sotomayor. #UCFLAE3414F19

ccipriati This book sends out a very important message to little girls, and even boys, to never give up on your dreams! This book would be great for a reader‘s theater or even an author's study. You can even use this book as an introduction to a historical feminist lesson in social studies. This book was also nominated for a Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books Award! 4w
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 7.2, the strategy intended to optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. If I emphasize how each woman in the book didn‘t take no for an answer, fought to be heard and never gave up but, instead, continued to pursue their dreams and, in so doing, help to transform America, then that might inspire my students to follow their dreams no matter what obstacles or setbacks they encounter. 4w
ccipriati The ESOL Strategies that I think would be relevant for this book are 12, 17 & 24. All of these can incorporate further learning through hearing and seeing their expressions. By doing an RT we, as teachers, can make the lessons authentic and bring the materials to life!
This link provides more information from interviews with Chelsea Clinton about her book. http://mrschureads.blogspot.com/2017/05/happy-book-birthday-to-she-persisted-13....
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This amazing biography written by Gail Herman and illustrated by John O‘Brien, tells the story of Jackie Robinson‘s life. Jackie Robinson wasn‘t only an African American baseball player. He was the one who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and, in so doing, changed the face of baseball forever. This milestone did not come without obstacles and significant opposition,however.

ccipriati But he, too, persisted in reaching his dreams. His incredible success was realized when, in 1962, his talents were recognized and he inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The book “Who Was Jackie Robinson” delivers an important lesson to all children that, even in the face of racism and prejudice, if you keep your eye on the ball you will be able to reach your dreams. 4w
ccipriati This is an amazing book for independent reading but it would also be great if introduced during a literature circle.
The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 8.3 which is the strategy intended to foster collaboration with the students and teachers and to create a sense of community within the classroom.
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ccipriati If someone is good at something, then they should be given credit for it regardless of what they look like. I would also include UDL Guideline 1.3 which is the strategy intended to offer alternatives for visual information. I found a link to a reading of the book posted below. 4w
ccipriati The ESOL Strategies that I picked for this book are 2 and 3. You can promote cooperation through small groups when developing their literature circles. Also, while in their circles and during their independent reading time, you can encourage positive self-talk/ thinking. Remind them that it doesn‘t matter if they‘re Black, White, Hispanic, etc. We are all created equally. 4w
ccipriati In the classroom, you could have the students do a collaborative biography project within their literature circle groups. This link also provides an audio read-aloud of the book for students that might have visual impairments in your class. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/308007/who-was-jackie-robinson-by-gail-...
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This modern fantasy picture book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is a very funny original children‘s book that uses the literary technique of anthropomorphism to stimulate the creativity and imagination of the reader and is a perfect book for a read aloud. This amazing and original book, which won many awards including the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, is about a boy named Duncan who just wants to color using his crayons.

ccipriati But, much to his surprise, when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds a big stack of letters. The crayons apparently have had enough and each crayon color wrote Duncan a letter explaining why they all “quit!” What can Duncan do to get the crayons back to their intended job? This book stimulates children to use their imagination and start creating their own conversations with crayons or other objects. #UCFLAE3414F19. 1mo
ccipriati The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is (7.1) to optimize individual choice and autonomy. I can emphasize the choice each crayon made and explain to the students that it was each crayon‘s individual choice for different reasons to “quit.”
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ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #14. By simplifying your speech to making it slower and redundant then the students will be able to follow along with the read aloud and understand and think about what is happening. 1mo
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ccipriati An objective of a great lesson plan to be used with this book would be to teach the children how to identify cause and effect. I would provide the student with either a cause or effect and they will come up with the other one. https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/the-day-the-crayons-quit 1mo
karlasanabria1 I loved this book, instantly bought it after the professor‘s read aloud! Your UDL Guideline seems very relevant and I liked your relation to the story. 1mo
abbie-cadabbie I fell in love with this story the second I heard it! Great choice of lesson plan to go along with the story. I also like your review on the book :-) 1mo
Lrobertson Great lesson for this book! It is a great resource for problem solving, so having student do a cause and effect would be great! 1mo
Erinehart I‘m obsessed with this book and the sequel. I even decided to do my author study on the author Drew Daywalt. Also I love the lesson plan you chose for this book. 4w
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The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds
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The Word Collector is a realistic fiction book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. The NAACP named it an Outstanding Literary work for children. It is a great book for primary elementary school grades to add to their classroom libraries because it is perfect for students learning new vocabulary and learning about diversity.

ccipriati A boy named Jerome, who is brown-skinned and has purple hair, has an absolute passion for words-to him they are magical. He discovers how words can be powerful and how they can express how you are thinking and feeling and dreaming. Other characters in the book include a girl wearing a hijab on her head and a boy who wears a Muslim prayer cap. 1mo
ccipriati This book would be great for read-aloud. By modeling Jerome‘s love of words, it will stimulate opportunities to introduce kids to new vocabulary words that they can use so as to enrich their ability to better describe what they are thinking. This lesson plan also promotes new vocabulary by having students look through books/magazines for unfamiliar words that interest them, define them, and create parallel activities. (edited) 1mo
ccipriati https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/blogs/scholasticcom-editors/18-1...
The UDL principles # 2.1- Clarifying vocabulary and symbols and 2.2- Clarifying syntax and structure are aligned here.
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ccipriati ESOL Strategies #5 & 11 teaching technical vocabulary supporting key concepts and placing language in a meaningful context. This can be implemented with picture word cards including the word, a picture, and its definition.
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Tinks I have never heard of this book until this semester. It seems that this book would be an adorable read aloud as you have mentioned not only because of its diversity, but it also has an added bonus of having the reader or listeners become more familiarized with new words to broaden their vocabulary. I will definitely look into it. Awesome post and very informative. 1mo
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Hello, Universe | Erin Entrada Kelly
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#UCFLAE3414F19 Hello, Universe, written by Erin Entrada Kelly, is a great novel to include in your Elementary classroom library. It was awarded the Newberry Award. Its genre is realistic fiction This novel explores the lives of two boys and two girls who are trying to find Virgil and his guinea pig, a kid who has gone missing from their neighborhood and has fallen into a well. One of the girls is deaf, and another is a psychic.

ccipriati One boy is extremely shy while the other boy can only think about basketball. But as this story progresses, unexpected friendships develop, being different becomes less important and the kids learn the concept of bravery. This is a perfect novel for your students to read and discuss during their Literature Circle groups! 1mo
ccipriati This link is from Scholastic. Ideas that will help you create your own lesson plan are contained in the link. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/hello-universe-by-erin-entrada-kelly/

Two UDL Guideline that I believe would fit best with this particular novel is # 8.3 Fostering collaboration and community as well as # 7.2 Optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity.
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ccipriati In relation to said UDL Guidelines, though there are several ESOL Strategies that can be employed here, I have chosen three- #1 Teaching questioning for clarification; # 36 Ask numerous questions which require higher-level thinking responses and # 44 Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written-pictorial), sequence, summarize. 1mo
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#UCFLAE3414F19 If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, is a fantasy book that is a fun read for children but it contains hidden meanings. It is about the consequences of one‘s actions, generosity and what happens when one event triggers a series of events. Another way of describing it is that the story is circular in nature in that it contains a potential never-ending circle of events.

ccipriati It all starts “when you give a mouse a cookie” he will then want milk, then a straw for the milk, then a napkin, etc. After he cleans up his mess from trimming his hair, he wants to draw a picture and then hang it on the refrigerator. But when he does this, he gets thirsty, wants another glass of milk and then, of course, he needs a cookie to go with the milk and the story continues within the same circle of events. 1mo
ccipriati This is a great story to read aloud. The students in a reader‘s theater could also act this out dramatically and the students can take on alternating parts 1mo
ccipriati This link is from Scholastic. It discusses the benefits of why this book should be added to your classroom libraries. It also suggests ways in which you can create your own lesson plan surrounding this amazing novel. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/if-you-give-a-mouse-a-cookie-by-laura-... 1mo
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ccipriati Three UDL Guidelines can be applied to this fictional genre. #1.1-Offer ways of customizing the display of information can be utilized by creating visuals or bringing in supplies that follow along with the book. An example would be to bring in cookies, milk, and straws for the students. Additionally, # 2.5 and 5.1 can support the use of multiple media for communication. (edited) 1mo
ccipriati Two ESOL Strategies that I‘ve chosen is are #7 which is to show students how to use graphic organizers like semantic mapping and imaging and #30 which would encourage the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships. 1mo
karlasanabria1 Great job on this post, all requisites are here and it made me want to read and add this book to my future classroom. Keep it up! 1mo
Tinks You mentioned this in class today. So, needless to say you now have me intrigued. Thank you for sharing. It seems as if they are very cute books to give as gifts to younger children or to just keep them for yourself to add to your own collection for future use. 1mo
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Creepy Carrots, written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown, is a picture book using the modern fantasy genre. Jasper Rabbit has a deep, passionate love for carrots. He particularly loves the ones he picks from Crackenhopper Field. He eats them everywhere-to and from school and when he goes to his Little League games. The book takes a spooky turn when the carrots start to follow Jasper everywhere he goes. Jasper finds a solution.

ccipriati He builds a fence around Crackenhopper Field so that the carrots cannot escape. What he doesn‘t count on and what the carrots laugh about at night is that the fence prevents Jasper from ever picking them again! This book is perfect for read-aloud, especially closer to Halloween time! Creepy Carrots is also a Randall Caldecott Honor Medal winner for its color scheme and illustrations. 1mo
ccipriati Three UDL strategies would be applicable here. 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols together with 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure would help in understanding some of the nuances in comprehension especially with the trick and humorous ending. Additionally, 5.1 Use multiple media for communication that would permit creativity by the kids in visualizing the story from their perspective. 1mo
ccipriati Two ESOL strategies that should be incorporated into the lesson would be #30, which encourages the use of diagrams and drawings as aids to identify concepts and seeing relationships and # 12, which would be to teach to two objectives, language, and context.
For lessons: https://mrswilliskindergarten.com/creepy-carrots-lesson-plans
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Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson, is a great addition to your classroom library and an amazing book with which to do a read-aloud. This Newberry, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King award-winning book tells the story of CJ, who, while riding the bus across town with his Grandmother around New York City learns valuable lessons and is enlightened by his Grandmother‘s wise perspectives on life.

ccipriati CJ wonders why he lacks the material things that some other children his age possess such as an iPod and an automobile. The book‘s genre is realistic fiction. It teaches students how CJ, with the guidance of his Grandmother, learns to see the value of what they have and the beauty that surrounds them by helping others who have even less than he does. 1mo
ccipriati This is a perfect book to teach children respect, caring for others and not thinking only about themselves and the things they possess. This lesson plan addresses concepts of diversity, well-being, and justice; all while introducing instructive metaphors and life lessons.
https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/LastStop
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ccipriati There are several UDL guidelines that are applicable. For example, 7.2, Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity together with 3. Activate or supply background knowledge would stimulate class discussions about students‘ backgrounds that could be shared and made relevant to the class. 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols is another helpful guideline that can be used to pre-teach any difficult vocabulary words or symbols. 1mo
ccipriati Two ESOL strategies applicable and aligned with this book would be #4-Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge and #6-Continually monitor students‘ comprehension. This book is great for read-aloud or independent reading!
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