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The Last Kids on Earth | Max Brallier
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NY Times Bestseller "The Last Kids on Earth" (SF) is written by Max Brallier and illustrated by Douglas Holgate. This illustrated chapter book tells the story of Jack Sullivan who bands together with other local kids to fight the hordes of zombies that have invaded his hometown. This is a great read for IR, especially for students who like SF as opposed to RF. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 This book can utilize UDL strategy Develop Self Assessment/Reflection (9.3) so that students can reflect on what they would do if they were in that situation. ESOL students need to be asked numerous questions to exercise higher-level thinking (ESOL 36) to understand the plot of the book. 8mo
dayuso1 The resource linked below is a TPT reading comprehension guide for the novel. Includes worksheets for students. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Last-Kids-on-Earth-Novel-Study-3... 8mo
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kennedimartin This book sounds great! Teachers pay teachers is a great resource 8mo
Carinna.Chin This book looks awesome#!!! I know a few kids who eould love, love, love!!! Teacher resource is great! 8mo
Mmw2478 I just found this book at Goodwill! Like your resource. 8mo
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Miss Rumphius | Barbara Cooney
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Caldecott Winner "Miss Rumphius" (RF) is written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. This colorful storybook tells about an adventurous young Alice who is determined to see the world and make it beautiful. She travels the globe and eventually grows up to be her hometown's "Lupine Lady", known for sowing beautiful flowers all over the seaside. Miss Rumphius makes for a great RA. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 It's good to implement UDL strategy Promote Understanding Across Languages (2.4). The illustrations in this book are helpful, but students may need additional resources to understand the lengthy story. This is supported by ESOL 22 - giving students enough time for ELLs to respond to questions. 8mo
dayuso1 The extension activity linked below is a flower drawing tutorial site for students to learn how to draw their favorite flowers, possibly including lupines. http://www.hellokids.com/r_1962/drawing-for-kids/drawing-tutorials-step-by-step/... 8mo
DrSpalding Late...love this book. 8mo
Carinna.Chin This looks like such a cute book and would probably be good for Earth day!! 8mo
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Flotsam | David Wiesner
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David Weisner is the creative illustrator of the Caldecott winning wordless picture book "Flotsam" (SF). The bright pictures tell the story of a boy at the beach who finds a camera washed up on shore. He develops the film and finds pictures of the fantastical things it comes across throughout the ocean deep and many years. This is a good Storytelling option because teachers get to help students fill in the story for themselves. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 A good UDL strategy is Use Multiple Media for Communication (5.1). The class can explore different media formats to see what's actually on the ocean floor. Teachers can help ELLs by placing students in small groups to let them learn from each other(ESOL 2). 8mo
dayuso1 The resource linked below has several extension activity ideas for this picture book. This includes creating a glossary of ocean-related terms, or retelling the story from another character's POV. https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/flotsam 8mo
DrSpalding Late 8mo
Carinna.Chin I love this! This would be great to incorporate science and an ocean theme in the class. Great resource. 8mo
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Journey | Aaron Becker
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"Journey" (F) by Aaron Becker is a wordless picture book that follows a young girl who draws her way into a fantasy world with her red crayon. The girl explores the kingdom, finds a beautiful pink bird and fights to free it from enemies. Without words, this is a great choice for Storytelling. Teachers get to ask students what they think is happening, teaching them to use visual context clues. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 One UDL strategy that may be helpful is Offer Alternatives for Visual Info (1.3). Teachers can project pages onto screen using a projector in order to enlarge illustrations for the visually impaired. ELLs can further grasp this wordless story concept by drawing pictures of their own journeys. This meets the strategy "Encourage the Use of Drawings to Understand Concepts" (ESOL 30) 8mo
dayuso1 The resource linked below has several extension activity suggestions to spark student imaginations. This includes asking students to tell the story from the boy's perspective, or to create captions for the pages. https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/quest 8mo
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ha_kaye I love how you included a wordless picture book in your selection of listy posts! They are great tools for inference and comprehension (: 8mo
Edenmonet This sounds like such a great book especially because of it having no words! Adding this to my book list! 8mo
Carinna.Chin Oh my goodness!!! This book looks amazing. I love that it has no words because an ELL could flip through without the stress of reading. 8mo
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"I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001" (HF) by Lauren Tarshis is the 6th book in her I Survived series, which tell of important historical events from a fictional kid's perspective. Lucas is at an NYC fire station during 9/11, which changes everything. This is a good book to use for AS because Tarshis has such a successful book series as well as other works. A resource to use would be her website, www.laurentarshis.com . #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 Teachers can use UDL strategy "Optimize Access to Tools and Assistive Technology" (4.2) by allowing students to use computers and iPads to research the historical context of this book. Teachers can also use KWL charts with all students including ELLs to track what students know, want to know and ultimately learn about the historical event (ESOL 50). 8mo
dayuso1 As an extension resource, teachers can show this kid-friendly overview of the events of 9/11. https://youtu.be/MTJGB5XEUkA 8mo
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kennedimartin This is a great book to have in the classroom, thanks for sharing! 8mo
C.Austin @dayuso1 My brother adored this series! Perfect for relating to social students! Great series to add to the classroom. Love the resource. 8mo
Carinna.Chin This would be a great series to incorporate into a history lesson. Nice resource! 8mo
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"Manfish" (B) written by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Eric Puybaret is a nonfiction picture book telling the story of Jacques Cousteau and his contributions to marine biology. The pictures show how Jacques grows up to merge his love for inventing, film and the ocean. He invents the aqualung and brings underwater footage to the world. Great option for Storytelling because of it's clear plot and great pictures. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 Teachers can use UDL strategy Optimize Choice and Autonomy (7.1). Students would write a story about where they would go and what they would do if they were a scuba diver. Teachers can help all students including ELLs by having the class physically pretend they are scuba divers in the ocean, which also helps ELLs to grasp the concept (ESOL 18). 8mo
dayuso1 As an extension resource, teachers can show clips from Cousteau's actual films. An example is linked below, found easily through YouTube. https://youtu.be/hM9pa5JQmz0 8mo
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Mmw2478 Students would love this book in the classroom. I like the YouTube clips also. 8mo
Carinna.Chin This would be a perfect way to integrate science!! Love it! The title is definitely a hook. 8mo
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The children's book "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" (RF) is written and illustrated by Mo Willems. This is a hilarious book for elementary students as they get to interact with the narrator, who is an irresponsible pigeon who begs to drive a bus against the bus driver's orders. Students have the opportunity to tell the pigeon no, which doesn't stop him from asking a million times. Fun for kids and teachers, especially for an RA. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 This book would benefit from UDL strategy "Offer Ways of Customizing the Display of Info" (1.1). Teachers would display the pages of the book on PPT or projector screen. Teachers can also offer reference materials for ELLs such as actual pictures of pigeons, buses, bus drivers, etc., Before the story is read (ESOL 29). 8mo
dayuso1 This fun resource is an extension activity for young students to do a guided drawing of their own pigeon, and decide what he isn't allowed to do. https://www.kindergartenworks.com/kindergarten-teaching-ideas/writing/dont-let-t... 8mo
DrSpalding Late 8mo
Mmw2478 The way you retold this story was completely outside the box and engaging! Cute book. 8mo
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"The Tale of Despereaux" (F) is written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrsted by Timothy Basil Ering. It tells the story of a mouse who lives in a kingdom where there is emnity between mice and humans. Despereaux is caught in the middle of a plot against the Princess and is faced with the reality that not all of life is like a fairytale. However, his adventures show how kindness and peacemaking can bring enemies together. Great for LC. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 Teachers can implement UDL strategy "Build Fluencies and Graduated Levels of Support for Practice/Performance" (5.3). The teacher can ask comprehension questions about Despereaux's struggles with varied higher level thinking requirements; students would answer some as a class, some in pairs and some independently. Teachers can also simplify reading and instructions with slower speech for ELLs (ESOL 14). 8mo
dayuso1 A great resource for this book is linked below. Scholastic provides several comprehension questions to get students thinking about Despereaux and his world. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/tale-despereau... 8mo
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kennedimartin I also love this story! A great addition to any classroom library, thanks for sharing! 8mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The Giver by Lois Lowry (F) is a classic Newbery winner that has won children's attention for years. It tells the story of 12 year old Jonas who lives in an "ideal" society that slowly unravels before him when he is selected for an internship under the current Receiver of Memory. What Jonas finds is that the world is more colorful when people are truly human. This is a great book for LCs because it can spark great discussion. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 ESOL students would benefit from Think Pair Share in order to think about what it would be like to like in Jonas's world (ESOL 10). For Recruiting Interest, teachers can begin the unit with a preview of what Jonas's world looks like and give them an opportunity to think about how it would affect them if they grew up like him (UDL 7.2). 8mo
dayuso1 One great extension activity can be found at the following link. Students participate in Project-Based Learning to build their own Utopia. https://www.middleweb.com/22092/build-your-own-utopia-the-giver-pbl-unit/ 8mo
MNelson98 I almost did this book for one of my posts! It‘s a great novel that students will absolutely love. It‘s a perfect choice for LC 8mo
WoodsKatie I also did this book and it was a great book in school and a great book for a LC! Love your information! 8mo
Zmohammad Loved reading this book and watching the mo vie after. Definitely a good book for engaging students in higher level thinking. 8mo
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"The Sorcerer's Stone" by JK Rowling(F) is the first of 7 epic books telling the story of a young wizard named Harry Potter who must confront the reason why he is "the boy who lived" and work to save all wizardkind. A NYT Bestseller, this book tells how Harry attends Hogwarts for the first time, makes new friends and uncovers something sinister that threatens his life. A great strategy is IR so kids can read at their own pace. #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 Teachers can give students a variety of ways to respond to the book UDL (5.1-2). Also, for ESOL students, teachers can monitor student comprehension throughout the course of the book (6) and provide resources for their IR (29). 8mo
dayuso1 A good resource for an extension activity for any book in this series is Pottermore.com, an interactive website where students can be sorted into their House, find their Patronus, and interact with the novel chapter by chapter with background knowledge, connections, graphics and games from the great JK Rowling herself. 8mo
claireherman I absolutely love this book and the series. It‘s the book that really got me to love reading, and I think using IR is great for this particular book. I read the whole series in a matter of a few months, so it totally depends on the individual child! I also have my own Pottermore! 8mo
DrSpalding Excellent job aligning universal design and English learner strategies. You are so right that Pottermore is a wonderful extension. 8mo
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This is Not My Hat | Jon Klassen
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"This is Not My Hat" (TL) by author/illustrator John Klassen is a Caldecott-winning, hilarious, cautionary tale that teaches readers not to take what doesn't belong to you. Narrated by a sneaky fish who steals a sleeping whale's hat, the reader watches him swim away with his prize unaware that the whale is coming to take it back. This is a great RA because students will love listening to the fish and knowing the whale is close behind.
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dayuso1 The resource linked below provides many cross-curricular extension ideas. One of them is to prompt a class discussion about why it is wrong to steal, and how the fish could make better choices next time he wants something that isn't his. This utlitizes the ESOL strategy of asking numerous higher level thinking questions (36). For UDL Action and Expression, teachers can allow different response methods like verbal, written or illustrated (4.1). 9mo
DrSpalding Cross curricular connections are fabulous! Nice alignment to UDL and EL strategies! This would make a GREAT storytelling too! 9mo
wmaxflowers This looks like a very cool and unique story. The lesson plan idea of creating a skit out of this seems like it would be impactful! 8mo
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C.S. Lewis's first installment of the Chronicles of Narnia is "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (F). Known to many through Disney's film adaptation, Lewis's lovable characters and compelling plot are a great opportunity for RA.
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dayuso1 This is also a great IR choice for older students. Teachers can meet the UDL standard for Engagement (7.3 - minimize distractions) by providing scheduled private reading time in class. For ELLs, teachers can assign short HW readings to make the text more digestible (38). 9mo
dayuso1 As an extension, the link below provides a variety of age-appropriate graphic organizers to help students keep track of important information (simple symbolism, plot, character development). The source suggests that students keep a reading journal, with the organizers included as they continue to read the novel. 9mo
DrSpalding Agreed for IR! What I didn‘t mention in class was the fact that many believe Lewis‘ work to be religious therefore in public schools, we need to be cognizant of this. 9mo
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"Red Sings from Treetops" by Joyce Sidman and illustrations by Pamela Zagarenski is a Caldecott-winning picture book (P). You can teach the seasons, especially as an RA. It artistically describes each month and its climate in terms of colors, showing descriptive writing, non-rhyming poetry, and seasonal changes. Teachers can use can help students think about the seasons where they live, which satisfies UDL Engagement (7.2).
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dayuso1 As an extension, the link below describes an activity where the class can brainstorm on items that they associate with the current season and then write their own short poem about it. This uses the book as a mentor text for poetry. Think Pair Share (10) is a good strategy to help ELLs work with a classmate to brainstorm seasonal items and colors. 10mo
cwright This book seems like something I‘d love! I‘m always looking for ways to introduce students to poetry. 10mo
DrSpalding Teaching about the seasons is something that occurs in science in multiple grade levels. An excellent choice to include science and poetry. 8mo
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Author/illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans' original Caldecott winner "Madeline" (P) tells of a spunky red-headed orphan who lives with Ms. Clavel and 11 other girls in Paris. Madeline develops appendicitis and has emergency surgery, but her friends and the locals band together to make her feel better. Written as a poem, this is a great option for CR, as well as UDL Representation 2.2 for introducing poetic structure (rhyme).
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dayuso1 Using this book as an emphasis for poetry instruction, you can visit the link below for many ideas to teach rhyme. This includes TPL options and games to introduce rhyme to your students. For ESOL students, strategy 34 is important when doing CR - emphasize accuracy over speed. https://m.busyteacher.org/11076-phonology-in-the-classroom-time-to-teach-rhyme.h... 10mo
wmaxflowers I like how your lesson plan incorporates movement into rhyming. I think that will really help to teach the concept of rhyming. 8mo
DrSpalding Choral reading is a wonderful poetry strategy. 8mo
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This is a fun way to read Beauty and the Beast (F) as a reprint of Charles Lamb's manuscript from 1886. It's awesome for DR! Since most students are familiar with the fairy tale, it's a great chance to use ESOL strategy 45 to compare/contrast the original with Disney's film using a Venn Diagram, working as pairs. This also promotes UDL Engagement standard 8.3 because students work together to reenact and complete the Venn diagram.
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dayuso1 To support teaching strategies explained above, a good resource for this book would be Disney's Beauty and the Beast animated film. This provides a visual component to the original manuscript and also allows for comparing and contrasting storylines. 10mo
DrSpalding This is a classic! Make sure you include a website… I know you mentioned the film however link us to something to remind us of what can be used to better implement this book in our class. 8mo
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"The School Skeleton" (F) by Ron Roy and Illustrated by John Steven Gurney is a mystery book for all ages. Although this isn't an award winner, the twists and turns, footprints and clues, and the shocking end is a fun time for students. Dink, Ruth, and Josh set out to solve a mystery, and what they end up doing is providing ELLs with a ton of source material for important words (ESOL 20), which help the protagonists proceed.

dayuso1 Listing important words and learning them will help ELLs progress through the book along with the characters, almost as if they are finding clues with them (through learning context clues/words). This would be an excellent Independent Read along and can also be presented as an audio book to promote a streamlined group discussion/speculation learning environment. https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=27876
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DrSpalding You know the importance of highlighting vocabulary. I have read each of these books and they are very appropriate for second, third and maybe even fourth grade. Audiobooks are so helpful! 8mo
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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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"El Deafo" (B) written and illustrated by Cece Bell is a champions story! It's about overcoming, becoming, and the friends you will inevitably meet along the way. This Newbery Award Honor is great for ELLs. The autobiography follows Cece, a student with deafness, and her hurdles through school and friendships. ELLs will sympathize with the communication barrier but also understand when Cece should ask for clarification (ESOL 4). #lae3414sp19

dayuso1 #lae3414sp19 This is a graphic novel format and is fantastic for visual learning styles UDL (1.3). The strategy for students that I'd utilize is choral reading. As soon as the book is opened, it surprises students, and they get so excited to read it. Having students read it together would help bring the book down to a lower level reader who is interested in reading the book because of the pictures. 10mo
dayuso1 The following link is for a multiple extensions activity, which includes an author interview. This would increase the students relationship with the source material. https://katherinewanner.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/el-deafo-classroom-activities/
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DrSpalding I am so happy that you selected this book. Literature circles work well so that you can discuss the rich images but choral reading could work as well. 8mo
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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"Actual Size" written and Illustrated by Steve Jenkins is a wonderful book of exploration (NF) and real-life-sized animals in the form of a picture book. This is great for ELLs (14) in that you can use the few words in the book to go over and over while a visual representation links the content to the text. This book also employs it's illustrations to manage the learner's comprehension of the material. Read aloud would be best.

dayuso1 The following link is for students to draw their own animals and attempt and "Actual Size" of each after the book reading. https://www.artforkidshub.com/how-to-draw/animals/ 10mo
DrSpalding What a wonderful resource! There are many videos online that could assist in this form of arts integration as well. 8mo
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The Three Little Pigs and the Big Red Dog | Norman Bridwell, Daphne Pendergrass
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"The Three Little Pigs and The Big Red Dog" by Daphne Pendergrass Illustrated by Remy Simard follows the classic (TL) The Three Little Pigs, but with a fun twist with a sick Clifford. Fun for young ages. This links students prior knowledge of house materials, which is helpful for ELLs (4). This representation of fairy tale is across all languages and makes it a good UDL (2.4) strategy. Readers theater would be great for this story #Lae3414sp19

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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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"The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate and illustrations by Patricia Castelao (F) is a beloved book by all who read it. This story follows the diary-like entries of Ivan the silver-back gorilla as he remembers, thinks, finds/loses hope, and sometimes replaces facts with blind Faith. The strongest of resolves, to not feel, or even cry for Ivan and his friends, will break under the majesty that is Ivan's relationships. #Lae3414sp19

dayuso1 ELL: Provide students with additional support with audio/visual movement (sounds a gorilla makes, what a gorilla acts like).. UDL: 3.2 highlight the patterns of the day by day of Ivan, notice the relationships he has with his friends, and talk about bigger ideas around the topic.. Online Resource: https://youtu.be/nTzv5YUbEEg

Talks about elephants in malls and why it's a bad idea
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