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This is “Magic Tree House: Fact Tracker - Baseball” by Mary Pope Osborne & Natalie Pope Boyce. This is the book that goes with the MTH series #29: A Big Day For Baseball. This short NF novel is perfect for students who were engaged in the fiction companion for the text and students who like sports. The book is filled with facts about baseball from the field positions, history of baseball, and famous baseball players.

gabbymartin Teaching Strategies: IR, SR. UDL: 2.5 Research baseball facts and historical photographs. EL: 4. Have EL discuss what they know about baseball or other sports. Website: https://www.kidsbookseries.com/magic-tree-house-fact-trackers/ This is a book list of the entire series for teachers who have students that are highly engaged in the series. (I was as a child) 4mo
Kendylleonard I love the idea of this book because it can make students want to read even more! If they like the Magic Tree House book that goes along with this fact tracker, they will definitely be more inclined to want to read this! 4mo
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Estradan I didn‘t know the Magic Tree House had more series besides the Annie and Jack adventures! I think this would be a great addition for ELLs especially because they might relate to a sport like baseball. 4mo
fquadri I had no idea that the Magic Tree House has more series. This book seems very interesting and I feel like kids who have an interest in Baseball will love this book. Thanks for sharing! 4mo
DrSpalding The fact trackers, nonfiction complements to the fantasy titles, are excellent reads! Good choice with a helpful resource. 4mo
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Aliens on Vacation | Clete Barrett Smith
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This is “Aliens on Vacation” by Clete Barrett Smith. This SF novel is perfect for upper elementary grades through middle school. This book is hard to put down when you‘re on the adventures with Scrub and his quite interesting summer vacation at his grandmothers, who owns an “Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast”.
Teaching strategies: LC, IR. UDL: 8.1 Allow students to research aliens & other science fiction creatures.

gabbymartin EL: 38. Student can read one chapter independently for homework and discuss with class next day. Website: https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=24631 this resource contains lesson plans, author interviews, and even a readers theatre for the text! 4mo
jmartucci This sounds like a very interesting read! Also like the website and all it's resources! 4mo
fquadri This seems like a fun book filled with adventure that many students will take interest in. I know just by reading the description you provided, I want to read it. Liked the resources provided. Thanks for sharing! 4mo
DrSpalding I like that your resource includes text complexity. This is helpful when selecting books for your students. 4mo
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MUST READ🚨 This NF PB, also a Coretta Scott King Award Winner, is “Hidden Figures:The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space” written by Margot Lee Shetterly, illustrated by Laura Freeman. This book is also a motion picture as of 2016. This takes us back to the 30s, 40s, 50s, & 60s, when women were seen inferior to men and race was seen inferior as well, yet 4 strong women changed the game.

gabbymartin Teaching Strategies: RA, LC. UDL: 1.1 Watch the motion picture after reading the text. EL: 42. Use a timeline to understand important facts from the text. Website: https://childrenslibrarylady.com/hidden-figures/ this includes links to resources for both the book and the movie! 4mo
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Kcompton2912 I loved the movie and love these ladies. I would love to have a picture book like this to teach the history of these women in the classroom. The resource you provided is fantastic for tying the movie and book together. Adding the movie to it will be a fun way to reinforce the knowledge and compare and contrast. 4mo
DrSpalding This was an excellent choice! This award winner should be part of your classroom library and could easily tie into science and social studies curriculum. 4mo
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Behind the Bedroom Wall | Laura E. Williams
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This HF Novel titled “Behind The Bedroom Wall” by Laura E. Williams, is a Milkweed Prize Award Winner for Children‘s Literature. Written for older grades (4-6), this takes us back to 1942 during the Nazi Germany era, when a 13 year old girl must decide what to do when she finds out her parents are hiding Jewish refugees behind her bedroom wall. Coming from a perspective of a young girl, this book captures young readers to make connections.

gabbymartin Teaching Strategies: IR, LC, PR. UDL: 6.4 Utilize reading guide with novel so students can stay on track. EL: 16. Integrate reading guide to further EL comprehension. Website: https://milkweed.org/file/1666/download?token=Ax-XyHpi This is a complete reading guide for the entire novel designed by Milkweed Editions. Highly recommend to use along with the book! 4mo
DrSpalding Reading your post, I made a text to text connection with Number the Stars. Have you read that? Is this controversial topic delivered in an age-appropriate way for 9, 10 and 11-year-olds? 4mo
DrSpalding The resource is very comprehensive and would be helpful when creating a literature circle experience for your older students. 4mo
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This book is a NY Times Best-Seller! This biographical (B) PB, “Salt in His Shoes”, written by Deloris & Roslyn Jordan, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, is an awesome read especially for students who love sports. This is about Michael Jordan as a child who was in fear at the time that he wouldn‘t become a basketball player because of his height. His mother told him “salt in his shoes” would help him grow. An excellent read for school and home.

gabbymartin Teaching Strategies: PR, LC, RA. UDL: 3.1 Ask students what the know about Michael Jordan before introducing the text. EL: 28. Provide a biography of a famous and inspiring sports player from the EL‘s native country. Website: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/salt-his-shoes-michael-jordan-pursuit-... This is a RIF resource for teachers including support materials for the text. 4mo
DrSpalding Excellent book choice! The illustrator on this book is an award winner multiple times over. English learner strategy 28, providing biographies is a perfect fit. 4mo
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“Falling Up” written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein is a classic Poetry (P) PB excellent for all grade levels, and contains 144 poems featuring black and white illustrations. I remember reading this with my grandma as a child and noticing this “different” way of writing. Teaching Strategies: S, LC, CR, PR

gabbymartin UDL: 3.3 Remain active in discussion with each poem and show each student the illustrations. EL: 1. Question EL about their own connections or understandings to the piece. Website: http://www.shelsilverstein.com/learning/ (MUST USE FOR EL‘S) Shel‘s OWN website featuring teacher activities, event kits, and drawing booklets!! 4mo
Kcompton2912 I picked this book to for a Litsy post because it is such good literature. You can do a whole poetry unit using this book with the resource you provided. The poems can be so funny and some so dark that the students will be surprised it is the same author! Great choice! 4mo
DrSpalding You can‘t do much better in the genre of poetry than Shel. Using his website is wise. It is excellent and has many teacher resources along with student activities! 4mo
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“Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets” by “Crossover” author Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is a sweet Poetry PB composed of 20 poems “celebrating” different influential African American poets. It also contains biographical information on the poets. This book is also a Coretta Scott King Award winner. Teaching Strategies: RT, CR

gabbymartin EL: 6. Discuss each poem to enhance comprehension before reading another poem. UDL: 2.3 Study and understand the underlying symbolism in poetry. Website: http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2017/04/out-of-wonder/ excellent source containing lesson ideas to branch off the text as well as several websites to further explore the text as well! 4mo
Kcompton2912 I just posted about another book of a poem this author has done. The poetry is very moving and great for a poetry study. If you combined this book with his poem “The Undefeated” you could do a AS unit comparing the poems and their content. 4mo
DrSpalding Choral reading is an excellent strategy to go along with these poems. This has been on my TBR pile for quite some time. So happy you read this. Kwame is amazing! 4mo
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Child of the Civil Rights Movement | Ral Coln, Paula Young Shelton
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This is an RNF PB, “Child of the Civil Rights Movement”, written and illustrated by Paula Young Shelton and Raul Colon. This book is amazing because it‘s written from the perspective of MLK‘s niece, when she was living as a young child during the birth of the civil rights movement. Teaching Strategies: RC, LA. UDL: 3.1 Make sure students have an understanding of the civil rights movement era before reading the text.

gabbymartin EL: 48. Group writing or journaling to further comprehend the civil rights movement. Website: https://socialjusticebooks.org/child-of-the-civil-rights-movement/ this is a resource to purchase the book as well as a lesson plan! 4mo
DrSpalding RNF is not one of our abbreviations? Excellent resource for an excellent book. 4mo
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This short novel is “I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912” by Lauren Tarshis. One of the several in her series, this HF text brings an engaging approach for students to read about things that really happened in our history. Teaching Strategies: LC, IR. UDL: 3.3 Show students the actual Titanic ship (virtually). EL: 5. Teach student vocabulary related to the event.

gabbymartin Website: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/educators-guid... excellent teacher guide for this book and others in the “I Survived” series!!! 4mo
DrSpalding I love all things Titanic! It‘s a fascinating historical event. I have read several books in the series and find them valuable to connect reading and social studies. Scholastic is an excellent resource. 4mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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This SF Newbery Medal winner, “The Giver” written by Lois Lowry, which has also been adapted into a picture book, illustrated by P. Craig Russell. It‘s also been made into a motion picture. This novel is about a young boy set in a tougher society.

gabbymartin Teaching strategies: RT, IR. UDL: 1.1 Use the picture book version along with the novel during reading. EL: 29: EL‘s can watch the movie, read the picture book, and the novel in their native language. Website: https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/giver excellent teacher source for the novel. 4mo
Kcompton2912 What a fabulous resource you have! Having fun activists like crosswords plus guides to go with the reading will really enhance the learning. Since this book is a quartet series, this would be great as a continued LC having the students read all 4 books! 4mo
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alexialovesmith I read this book in middle school for an LC, but it would make an excellent RT as you pointed out. It would be pretty cool to see your students act this story out! 4mo
alexialovesmith @Kcompton2912 I read the first sentence of your comment in the voice of little red riding hood! LOL (edited) 4mo
DrSpalding For some novels, teachers or publishers create readers theater scripts for just one chapter. Reading is Fundamental is an excellent, high-quality resource. Same comments regarding your universal design and English learner strategies. 4mo
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This book is “Martin‘s Big Words”, written by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier. This biography picture book has won 12 awards, the most popular including the Jane Addams Children‘s Book Award, Caldecott as well as Coretta Scott King Honor Books, and New York Times Notable Book of the Year. This story takes us back to Martin‘s childhood and tells how the “big words” of whites and blacks influenced him to fight for equal rights.

gabbymartin Teaching Strategies: RT, LC. UDL: 8.3 Use the story to teach the importance of building our community without judging race, and work together to understand the impact of words. EL: 8. Explain why things were happening in the story beyond the text because an ELL might not understand. Website: https://achievethecore.org/content/upload/Martin's%20Big%20Words%201%20Info.docx -a detailed 8 day lesson plan designed for students understand King‘s impact. 5mo
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carlenerubin Loved your post! The read write think link was great and I loved your idea for readers theatre. This is such an excellent text and has won so many awards! Will definitely be using this in my future classroom! 5mo
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Mary_Dehner I love the historical importance of his book! Can‘t wait to share it in my classroom one day. The read write think link is so helpful as well. 👍🏼 5mo
fquadri I really like your idea for readers theatre and the fact that this book has won many awards indicates that it is a quality book and I will definitely be using this in my future classroom. Thanks for sharing. 5mo
alexialovesmith I read this book as well! This is a great book for readers theater as well as a read aloud because it gives the students the opportunity to learn about history! Awesome post! 5mo
DrSpalding Look at all the standards that can be met by one book! Speaking and listening standards, writing standards and of course reading standards along with social studies. This is a great book to add to your classroom library. Helpful resource! 4mo
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This is “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, written and illustrated by Dan Santat. This Caldecott Medal winning MF picture book is about an imaginary creature who goes on the search for his friend. This story has stunning visuals and has a great lesson for children about courage and friendship.
Teaching Strategies: RA, LC
UDL: 3.2- Discuss relationships like the friendship between Beekle and his friend.

gabbymartin EL- Teach questioning for clarification: asking questions during RA or LC so ELL‘s understands the beyond the pictures and allow them to ask questions. Website: https://smedia3.webcollage.net/3d06686aa26b9ee9b200d65a618aabda21a396e8?Signatur... an excellent resource with questions and activities to use in the classroom! 5mo
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MeganKlein Awesome resource! This book seems like a good one to have in a classroom library. I‘ve heard nothing but great things about this text! 5mo
DrSpalding This is an amazing resource from the publisher Little Brown and Company. (edited) 4mo
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This Caldecott Honor MF picture book written and illustrated by Mo Willems is about driver who has to leave his bus and asks the audience to not let the pigeon drive the bus!
Teaching Strategies: RA, LC, S
UDL: 4.2: Play the YouTube storytime version for students to have access to a motion picture version of the book.
EL: 11. Change of voice and gesture to express the words in the story.

gabbymartin Website: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bZp67sDhuw0 Storytime of the book for teachers in the classroom as well as parents at home. (Most of the books in this series available on YouTube.) 5mo
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DrSpalding You are right this book could be used in many ways. This is his first and an excellent addition to your classroom library. 4mo
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This RF picture book, “What Do You Do with an Idea?” written by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom earned the Independent Publishers Book Award. This short story teaches students that whoever they are at any age, they can bring an idea into the world no matter how big, odd, or difficult.
Teaching Strategy- RA
UDL- 3.2: Students come up with their own ideas.
EL- 15: Reread an important page if necessary and discuss the important pieces.

gabbymartin Website: https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/WhatDoYouDoWithAnIdea A philosophical discussion guideline for teachers to share with his/her students. 5mo
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Macker11 I love the idea of this book! I had never heard of it before, what a great message for kids to hear at a young age. I like the discussion questions on your resource, this book could inspire kids to do great things!! 5mo
DrSpalding Remember that you are copying and pasting the codes and verbiage for your principles and strategies. 4mo
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This beautiful MF John Newbery Medal winning novel “The Girl Who Drank The Moon”, by Kelly Barnhill, brings the reader into a forest with a story about a young girl, a swamp monster, and her dragon. & another thing, magic. Also, consequences.
Teaching Strategy-IR,LC
UDL- 6.2 Plan to read the book in a specific amount of time which supports time management also.
EL- 6. Have consistent discussion during the book so they can comprehend the story.

gabbymartin Website: https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/ms-girlwhodrankthemoon.p... - teacher resource about the author, other books to read after the novel, display ideas, discussion topics, and even a book trailer! 5mo
Macker11 I love this resource! It has remarkable activities for all sorts of discussions and ideas for LC groups or in the classroom in general. 5mo
DawnS Literally finished this book last night and was enthralled with it! It is definitely a page turner and keeps you guessing through the whole story! I really love your resource too because it seems like it has a wide range of options. 5mo
DrSpalding This is a high-quality resource that includes amazing resources within it to utilize this book in your classroom. I love the idea of sharing a book trailer to entice your students to read. 4mo
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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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This RF novel written by Kwame Alexander is a 2015 Newbery Award and Coretta Scott King Award winner. This bold story is about two basketball playing brothers and their bond being tested in the midst of life experiences. The brothers ultimately renew their relationship and learn it‘s not always about the win.
Strategy: LC, IR
UDL-9.3: Students reflect on their relationships and decisions in life

gabbymartin EL-16: Integrate activities for each chapter that will increase comprehension. Website: https://www.ccsoh.us/cms/lib/OH01913306/Centricity/Domain/207/THE%20CROSSOVER%20... - an excellent resource with lesson plans, vocabulary lists, and rubrics for the book. (edited) 5mo
MeganKlein I LOVED this book! I definitely ugly cried at the end. Also, great resource—I did not see this one when I was looking up resources for this text. 5mo
Kendylleonard @MeganKlein I bawled at the end! It‘s such a great book! 4mo
DrSpalding I agree that this could be used for a literature circle or an independent read. It is an emotional story that is an excellent example of realistic fiction. 4mo
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Whoever You Are | Mem Fox, Leslie Staub
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This very short NF picture book by Mem Fox, illustrated by Leslie Staub, discusses the differences between children all over the world, but also the similarities that unites us all.
Strategy- RA, LC
UDL- 8.3: Showing the bond between our community and the rest of the world.
EL- Venn Diagram: Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between each student.

gabbymartin Site- https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/whoever-you-are (resource for parents and teachers to use with their students. 5mo
Myiab This is a very cute short story that provides a meaningful message! Love the website you chose to go along with it. Super cute!! 5mo
DrSpalding This would not be considered traditional literature. Looking at your flip guide, what other genre do you believe it could be? You need to expand on your strategies a bit more. Use the RIF resource to help you. 4mo
gabbymartin @DrSpalding you‘re right this is definitely considered narrative nonfiction! 4mo
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All That I Can Be | Mercer Mayer
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This classic TL picture book by Mercer Mayer is one of his many Little Critter Series books. All That I Can Be is a 2 Stories in 1 Book - containing “When I Get Bigger” & “When I Grow Up”, both about his dreams of things he wants to accomplish when he grows and becomes an adult.
Strategy- RA, AS
UDL- 9.1: Inspiring students to feel that they can be & do anything.

gabbymartin EL- Link to prior knowledge- Pre-discuss things that the students want to be when they grow up and when they get bigger.
Website- littlecritter.com (Includes Little Critter activities for teachers and parents even storytimes with the author himself)
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DrSpalding You should add your URL to your piktochart. Remember to align your strategies and resource. You must use the numbers@along with the verbiage for your EL and UDL. 4mo
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A Crazy Day With Cobras | Mary Pope Osborne
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This MF short novel by Mary Pope Osborne is 45th in the MTH series. This takes an adventure back to India over 400 years ago to save their friends penguin.
Teaching Strategies- LC, PR
UDL- 1.2 ACDWC can be read independently, with a peer, or as a daily Read Aloud.
EL- Continually monitor comprehension: Stop & ask questions every chapter or few pages.
Site- https://www.mthclassroomadventures.org (Resources for ALL MTH books including LP‘s!)

DrSpalding Excellent resource! You must expand on the teaching strategies to show how you might use them in the classroom. 4mo
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Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes | Eric Litwin, James Dean
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This MF short picture book written my Eric Litwin & illustrated by James Dean about how this cat keeps moving & grooving despite all the messes he gets on his new white shoes.
Teaching Strategies- LC, RA, S.
UDL- 9.2: coping with issues in life
EL- Encourage self talk: modeling positive coping skills during LC.
Website- https://lalymom.com/3-pete-cat-shoes-book-extension-activities/ (Excellent resource on activities to do after reading)

DrSpalding Be sure to use the rubric as your guide and the sample I shared in class. While this is a good resource, consulting the publisher and author is a better choice. 4mo
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