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hadassajl

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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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This book was 100% a lovely read. It made me reconsider some of my own actions and beliefs towards those who are differently-abled. I feel like everyone could benefit from this fantastic book. One thing I will note, is that I liked how Draper purposefully left out racial descriptors for Melody and all the characters so that everyone can empathize a little bit better. Definitely recommend!

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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This book was simply amazing and such an easy read! I remember some classmates reading it and know I had to as well. Ivan and crew definitely tugged on my heartstrings 💗 So so so excited for the movie to come out! Next up, Out of My Mind!

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Pretty Salma is a TL book that is a South African adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood. This book won the Parent‘s Choice Gold Award and would be great for a RT. Resources for this book can be found here . UDL 7.2 which optimizes relevance, value and authenticity works well because students can discuss the importance of adaptations of TL in other cultures.

hadassajl EL 4 which is link topic to students‘ prior knowledge applies because you can ask students what they know about Little Red Riding Hood and to anticipate what they think is going to happen. #UCFLAE3414SP20 (edited) 3y
SequoiaC123 I love that this story shows how much cultures are different and alike: stories are passed from culture to culture, but are told in different ways! Great book choice! 3y
RaivionneC What a great choice for a different spin on traditional literature! Agreed, this books seems like a great way to teach children culture alikeness and differences. 3y
DrSpalding I added this to my stack. What a wonderful variant of the traditional literature tale. When I see these not only do I think culture but I also think geography! Show them a map of Africa! 3y
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This colorful TL book is the tale from the Ashanti about Anansi the Spider who goes on a journey and proves how resourceful he is. This book would great for a RT. A great resource can be found here on a character web for this story . EL 4 which links topic to students‘ prior knowledge works well with this book.

hadassajl UDL 1.3 which is offer alternatives for visual information applies because there is an Anansi animation that can be found on YouTube. #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
RaivionneC I remember this book on Reading Rainbow! I loved the audio and visuals of this book on the show! 3y
DrSpalding PBS is a fabulous resource and you are one of the first to use it. Well done! This was a reading rainbow book as noted by one of your peers. Your universal design principle is thoughtful and relates to your resource. 3y
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You Are Not Small | Anna Kang, Chris Weyant
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This MF, TS Geisel Award winner is about two animals who argue about whether or not the either is small until a creature comes in and settles the argument for them! This book would be great for an S. has great resources. UDL 9.3 is develop self-assessment and reflection and works great for this book as students can make sense of the character‘s different perspectives.

hadassajl EL 17 which is provide contextual support through visuals would work great as well. #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
DrSpalding This is an excellent choice. Not only is it a Geisel award winner for emergent readers but a wonderful book to use in the primary classes along with your fabulous, Reading is Fundamental website. Continue using this website in future planning. 3y
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Yeh-Shen | Ai-Ling Louie
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Yeh-Shen, a TL book, is a Chinese adaptation of the classic story of Cinderella. This book was awarded the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. It would be great for a RT. A great resource can be found here UDL 7.2 which is optimize relevance, value and authenticity would work great because you can emphasize the importance of representation in traditional literature. #UCFLAE3414SP20

hadassajl EL 4 which links topic to students prior knowledge applies because you can ask students if they‘ve heard about Cinderella and if so what they know about it. 3y
DrSpalding Readers theater would be a wonderful way to use this particular variant of the classic Cinderella story to expose students to another culture. Books as windows! 3y
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This lovely NF book by Vashti Harrison, illustrator of Hair Love, is an amazing way to teach students about important female figures in Black history. This book was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lit. Work. It would be great for a RA and a resource can be found here UDL 8.3 which fosters collaboration and community would work amazing with this book. #UCFLAE3414SP20

hadassajl EL 17 which provides contextual support through visuals and audio would work perfectly because there are so many visuals you could provide for each woman as you read. 3y
Ryan_R I‘ve heard about this book and I really want to buy it!!! 3y
DrSpalding Now that Kyleigh exposed us to this author through her author study, I am thrilled to say that many of you posted about Harrison‘s books. This is non-fiction however to go even further… It would actually be what genre? English learner strategy 28 would align with this particular genre. 3y
hadassajl @DrSpalding biography!! 3y
DrSpalding Correct! 3y
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This touching B, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Awards winner details in a kid-friendly way MLK Jr.‘s life and notably delicately handles his assassination. This book would be great for a RA, which I did this past MLK Jr. holiday. provides an amazing discussion resource for this book. #UCFLAE3414SP20

hadassajl UDL 7.2 which is optimize relevance, value and authenticity works amazing because you can share with students the importance of telling MLK Jr.‘s story. EL 5 which teaches technical vocabulary that supports key concepts works as well because words such as segregation would need defining. (edited) 3y
DrSpalding This is a beautiful award-winning book that should be used to teach about this amazing historical individual. This is the perfect book to kick off a lesson during social studies. 3y
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This MF, ALA Notable Book follows the Pevensie children during wartime England in 1940. The youngest, Lucy stumbles upon a wardrobe that leads into another land called Narnia. This book would be great as a RA, which is how I was introduced to the book as a student. contains discussion questions for this book. #UCFLAE3414SP20

hadassajl UDL 3.1, which supplies background knowledge works because you can teach about the blitz in England and WW2. EL 17 which provides contextual support through audio visuals works great as well because you can use clips from the movie to enhance visualization. 3y
DrSpalding The American library association knows a good book when they read it! I like that you included the historical background information! Fun fact or not so fun… My mom lived through the London blitz as a four-year-old. 3y
hadassajl @DrSpalding oh wow!! I‘ve never come across that before! 3y
DrSpalding She was 4. She had to go to preschool wearing a little red gas mask! 😞 3y
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This P, ALA Notable Book by Shel Silverstein is comical and is amazing for CR to students. has activities to use with this book. UDL 2.2 which clarifies syntax and structure would work well with this book. EL 17 which provides contextual support through visuals works great as well. #UCFLAE3414SP20

DrSpalding Read write think is a quality resource. Continue to use this to support your use of quality literature in the classroom. 3y
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When You Reach Me | Rebecca Stead
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This SF, Newbery Award Winner follows Miranda Sinclair and how she learns independence as ominous notes from the future take her on a journey. This book would be great for IR. has wonderful resources. UDL 8.3 which fosters collaboration and community would work great for this book. EL 4 which links topic to students‘ prior knowledge would also work well. #UCFLAE3414SP20

DrSpalding Good choice. This science fiction novel is one that used to be on my literature circle option list. The game show aspect of this book makes it a fun read! Do you agree? Good resource and nice alignment. 3y
DrSpalding You need to expand a bit on how you would use the wonderful resources you have noted here in a classroom of your own. 3y
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This MF, NYTBS book follows Harry Potter as he discovers he‘s a wizard and begins the fight against dark forces. This book would be great for a LC. has great resources for teaching with this book. UDL 1.3 which offers alternatives for visual information works great because the movie can be accompanied with a lesson. #UCFLAE3414SP20

hadassajl EL 17 which provides contextual support through visuals would work great as well. 3y
DrSpalding The national education Association is an excellent resource to continue to consult. Nice alignment. Add more detail to your summary. 3y
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Buffalo Before Breakfast | Mary Pope Osborne
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This HF, NYTBS book is about siblings Jack and Annie as they travel back in time to the Great Plains and become aquatinted with the Lakota Tribe. has great resources for not only this book, but every other book in this series. This book would be great for GR. #UCFLAE3414SP20

hadassajl UDL 3.1 which activates or supplies background knowledge would be great to teach children about the Lakota Tribe beforehand. EL 17 which provides contextual support through visuals would work great as well. 3y
DrSpalding Knowing that Jack and Annie travel in a magic treehouse… What genre do you believe this is now? Nice detail with your universal design and English learner strategies. 3y
hadassajl @DrSpalding MF for sure! It‘s funny because as a kid, and even now, I would‘ve never thought of these books to be fantasy. I‘ve always seen them as HF. 3y
DrSpalding Correct... they certainly have historical elements but the overwhelming genre is fantasy. 3y
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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This lovely HF, Coretta S. King Award winner follows the travels of three sisters during the summer of 1968 and how they reconnect with a distant family member. This book would be great for a RA. is a wonderful resource. UDL 5.1 which uses multiple media for communication works great because one can use pictures/video of the people mentioned in the book to help in visualization.

hadassajl EL 11, which is about placing language in meaningful contexts is helpful because the language of the book is reflective of the time period it‘s set in. #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
juliap99 After hearing about this book in class and seeing your post, I really want to buy this and read it ! I hope to implement it into my classroom too! 3y
DrSpalding This is an excellent example of historical fiction that should be used as a read aloud or literature circle option in the intermediate grades. 3y
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Wishtree (adult edition) | Katherine Applegate
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This MF, NYTBS book is a lovely way to teach children the importance of acceptance and friendship through Red‘s life and love for his town. This book would be great for an LC. “All Are Welcome Here” resources can be found here . #UCFLAE3414SP20

hadassajl UDL 6.1 which guides appropriate goal setting works great because teachers can use Red‘s goal and it accomplished it to model goal setting. EL 3 encourages self-talk and works great because of how positively Red views life and can be a great example for children. 3y
McKaylaH I HAVE TO READ THIS!! This seems like a very intriguing book, and I think the EL strategy that you picked fits well with what this book is about. It‘s always good to see the positive in life. Great resource too! 🌲💛 3y
DrSpalding I agree with the theme of acceptance. I like how you tie the book summary to your universal design and English learner strategies. Beautiful version of this book in your image. 3y
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The Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan
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This wonderfully written MF, YRCA winner follows Percy Jackson as he learns that he truly has family in high places and the adventures they take him on. This action-packed book would be great for a RA. has great resources for parents and teachers alike. This book also includes discussion questions at the end.

hadassajl UDL 2.4 which promotes understanding across languages works perfect because of Riordan‘s use of Ancient Greek. EL 4, which is linking topics to prior knowledge works as well because teachers could see what their students already know about Greek Mythology prior to reading. #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
Tabitha_H I think this book is also a movie and I usually end up seeing the movie before I realize there is a book. Now I can try to read this before watching it. Great pick ! 3y
DrSpalding This is an excellent series. I recall my oldest son reading this in elementary school after watching the movies. Excellent pick! 3y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This heartwarming RF, NYTBS book tells the story of Auggie, a special boy who overcomes the challenges of starting a new school. He learns what acceptance, love and family really mean through trust and friendships being put to the test. has many amazing resources for teachers to choose from. UDL 8.3, about fostering collaboration and community, applies as students discuss what it means to be truly kind.

hadassajl This book would be great for some IR. EL 17 which is provide contextual support through visuals would work great be sue teachers can use clips from the movie to enhance connections to the book. #UCFLAE3414SP20 (edited) 3y
DrSpalding This book is so good it has its own website. The movie version as you noted could provide contextual support. This would be a good independent read but also a read aloud or literature circle option. All teachers should read this book! 3y
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The Book Hog | Greg Pizzoli
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This super cute MF Geisel Honor Award winner is about a hog who loves books and reading but can‘t read himself! This book would be amazing for an RA. Great resources can be found at EL #3, which encourages self-talk and UDL 9.1 which promotes expectations that optimize motivation work great for this book. #UCFLAE3414SP20

Kayla_C Hadassa this picture absolutely makes me want to read this book. I love that your resource also shows all the awards that this book has also won. 3y
ValeriaCastaneda23 I love this video, that connection of the way you took your photo to the cover of the book is amazing! This really gets my attention and makes me want to read! 3y
Brittany_H This book sounds like it will be a really cute addition to our future classrooms! I think you chose a perfect resource for this book; activities & author interviews are a wonderful way to promote our students' interests in literature! 3y
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KarliCrean The website you choose for this book has great activities to do with your students! What a great find! (edited) 3y
Ashley_B How cute?! I love your resource. 3y
DrSpalding Several of you read this sweet book! I wish someone would perform a storytelling on this one. I am adding him to the author list. He has won numerous Geisel awards. If you teach kindergarten or first grade, his books are perfect for your classroom library. 3y
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Madeline | Ludwig Bemelmans
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This classic, Caldecott awarded, RF book follows Madeline, the smallest girl at her school and her adventures. For great resources for this book, visit This book would be great for an AS on Ludwig Bemelmans and the other iconic books in the Madeline series. UDL 8.3 about fostering collaboration and community works great because this is a book where the students can be involved in the reading.

hadassajl EL #5 which is about teaching technical vocabulary supporting key concepts also works because some words would need to be defined such as appendix or solemn. #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
KatiaP I like how you added what words to define for the kids. Love the art on the book sounds like a great read! 3y
Rachelleleduc I used to love this book! I remember reading it so many times and even having my mom read it to me! This book is perfect for elem students and i like the ESOL accommodations you made. 3y
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Ashley_B Omgoodness I forgot about this book, it used to be one of my favorites! Your ESOL strategy goes good too. 3y
McKaylaH Madeline!! Brought me back so many memories, thank you for sharing! Choosing UDL 8.3 is perfect for this book! 💚 3y
DrSpalding Great idea to use an author study! Looking at the front cover and knowing that this book took place well in the past, what genre do you believe it is now? 3y
DrSpalding Correct. This is a good review for your final!🙂 3y
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Charlie Anderson | Barbara Abercrombie
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This RF book that won the Irma S. Black Award is about loving and having two families and how Charlie Anderson the cat got his two families. This book would be great for an RA and resources can be found at EL #4 which links lesson to prior knowledge works great because you can access what students know about step or extended families.

hadassajl UDL 7.2, which is optimize relevance, value and authenticity works great as well. #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
Agavitt1 I love your picture, so cute! Also I like the ESOL strategy of linking knowledge about what students would know about step families. 3y
juliap99 I love the picture you have, so cute! Great post 3y
DrSpalding I have not read this book before. I am adding this to my stack. Nice alignment. 3y
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Amazing Grace | Mary Hoffman
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This lovely RF and New York Times Best Seller is about being yourself, regardless of what others may think. has great discussion ideas on race and gender roles as Grace wants to play Peter Pan in a play. This would be great for an AS on Mary Hoffman to study the impact this book and the whole “Grace” series has had on people around the world!

hadassajl EL strategy #3 which encourages self-talk would be great for this book along with UDL 9.2 which focuses on facilitating personal coping skills and strategies. #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
victoriamaria Love this story! I had a lot of fun reading the other day. 3y
DrSpalding You were an amazing Peter Pan Hadassa. Lovely image and excellent alignment selecting the universal design principle that focuses on coping skills and strategies. Grace certainly had to do this in the story. 3y
hadassajl @DrSpalding Thank you for giving me that opportunity!! I had a blast and is surely something I know I won‘t forget :-) 3y
DrSpalding 😀😀😀 3y
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Word Collector | Peter H Reynolds
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This amazing RF book by Peter H. Reynolds tells the story of Jerome, a collector of words and how he uses them to make life better for him and those around him! This book is a New York Times Best Seller and would be perfect for a RA that teaches students vocab strategies. Info and resources can be found at . UDL 2.1 is great for clarifying vocab and EL strategy of placing language in meaningful context is perfect.

McKaylaH Love this! 3y
carolinem I love the creativity within the picture!! Super cute! The website you posted provides many resources about the book and ways to help children get a copy of “The Word Collector” which is amazing. I definitely want to read this book now! 3y
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hadassajl @carolinem Thank you so much! And you definitely should, I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it! ☺️ 3y
Keishla.O I love your creativity with this picture! It really adds to the story and all the words in it. I can‘t wait to get a copy for myself. It‘s seems like such a cute read. 3y
Jennymmm Love the picture! 😍 Is this book similar to “Donava‘s word Jar“? 3y
hadassajl @Jennymmm I‘m actually not sure, I haven‘t read that one! I‘ll be sure to check it out :-) 3y
DrSpalding Your image is beautiful! You know it is a good book when it has its own website! This author is amazing and might be a good one for you to consider for your author study. 3y
hadassajl @DrSpalding For sure! Will definitely consider him for my Author Study. 3y
hadassajl @Keishla.O Thank you! And yes I definitely recommend! 3y
DrSpalding ❤️📚 you did it. 3y
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