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Towers Falling | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Towers Falling (RF) is a touching story for upper elementary (LC). The story is set in Brooklyn, New York. Read along as fifth-grader Deja, sets out on an adventure to learn more about the towers and September 11, 2001. The information is written elegantly and is comprehensible for students. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick http://jewellparkerrhodes.com/children/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Towers-Falling... This resource provides an educators guide to the powerful novel. 8mo
kelseymccormick This aligns with ESOL strategy #2 Promote cooperation (small groups) and UDL Foster collaboration and community (8.3) 8mo
JessicaRosell I added this book to my to-be-read pile! It's crazy to me that students and I was learning about this in school when it happened when I was alive, when I was younger in elementary school. I also love the research project, that is in your resource. Great post! Thank you for adding! 8mo
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Kcallihan This book seemed like such a great way to teach students about our history while still keeping it on their comprehension level! Good job!! 8mo
C.Austin @kelseymccormick I am definitely adding this book to my TBR pile! Just glancing over your resource I think it is a great one! 8mo
DrSpalding Wonderful post with excellent feedback. 8mo
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The New York Time‘s Best Seller, The Day the Crayons Quit (F) is a silly story, perfect for a RA. Duncan, a young boy, wants to color some pictures. However, when he opens his crayon box, he is left to see letters...written by the crayons themselves! They are quitting. Must read! #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/day-crayons-quit This resource provides high-quality printables and lesson plans. 8mo
kelseymccormick This aligns with ESOL strategy #14 Simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant (RA) and UDL 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information 8mo
Kcallihan This looks like the cutest book ever, I don‘t know why I‘ve never heard of it before! I will definitely be putting this in my need to read pile. I think you did a good job aligning the strategies and making sure that ESOL students have the opportunity to fully comprehend the lesson. 8mo
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JessicaRosell I can't wait to buy this book! I already have red. I also like that your link gives us a variety of activities to do with this book. And I'm always about read-alouds when they hit that esol 14! 8mo
MGrace15 This is a super cute story as it‘s quite different from anything else! Great choices on the UDL & EL strategies! @kelseymccormick 8mo
karamank This book is adorable! I will definitely be using it in my future classroom! Thanks for sharing! 8mo
C.Austin @kelseymccormick I absolutely loved this book! I would love to have my students complete a debate on which color is truly the color of the sun! 8mo
Zmohammad This is such a cute book that we can use to do many activities with. Dr.Spalding suggested we could have our students write back to the crayons, 🖍 which I thought was wonderful. 8mo
DrSpalding Reading is fundamental is an excellent resource. 8mo
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 | Christopher Paul Curtis
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Newbery award winner, The Watsons Go to Birmingham (HF) is great for (LC) upper elementary students or early middle school students. The novel tells the story of an African American family who visits their grandma in Birmingham, Alabama. Follow along with this story, but be prepared to grab some tissues! #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.walden.com/watsons-go-to-birmingham-7-creative-classroom-activities/ This resource provides multiple activities; one including relating the story to current events. 8mo
kelseymccormick The lesson aligns to ESOL strategy #5 Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts and UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols. (edited) 8mo
alexandracarpenter This book looks like it rocks! Your ESOL and UDL guidelines line up perfectly. 8mo
Zmohammad This book seem intriguing! I like that aligned both of your UDL and ESOL strategies accordingly. It will be very important to teach the vocab as some of our students will have trouble. 8mo
DrSpalding This is a classic book. Your universal design and English learner strategies align beautifully. Very well done. 8mo
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Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight | Wendy Mass, Michael Brawer
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Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight (SF) by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer is a fun (IR) for students. Archie gets to tag along in the taxi with his dad for a day. However, they travel to space and help the universe! This a silly read that is great for integrating science and literacy. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick http://www.spacetaxibooks.com This resource provides easy-to-read science facts for children. 8mo
kelseymccormick This aligns with ESOL strategy #12 Teach two objectives language and content (science facts) and UDL 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media 8mo
giont This seems like a great book! I‘d be interested in reading it. You added a great resource as well :) 8mo
DrSpalding Remember that not all books that travel to space are considered science fiction. This is more fantasy. 8mo
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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Goodnight Mooon (TL) is a classic picture book perfect for (S) to younger elementary students. This story is near and dear to my heart as my mom used to read this every night before tucking me in. The bunny is going to bed and he says goodnight to various objects in his room. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.brighthubeducation.com/parenting-preschoolers/67040-goodnight-moon-a... This resource provides activities related to rhyming and illustration details. (edited) 8mo
kelseymccormick This aligns with ESOL strategy #16 Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities and UDL 1.2 Offer alternatives for visual information (Storytelling). 8mo
MNelson98 As a child, this was my favorite book for my parents to read me at night. I know that it is an an absolute classic and a hit. Great choice! 8mo
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WoodsKatie This was my favorite book for story time with my dad. Looking for the mouse and illustrations are so great! Great for younger great! Great post‘ 8mo
Kcallihan This was one of my favorite books as a kid!! Great post and I will definitely be using in my classroom! 8mo
Zmohammad Fantastic book! I think this would be such a great text to incorporate on pj day or even other contents through out the year 8mo
DrSpalding Another classic story that is meant to be shared with young children. 8mo
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Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart
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Part of the New York Times Best Seller‘s series, Who Was Walt Disney? (NF) is a wonderful (PR). This story provides factual information about Walt Disney. This would be a great book choice for Orlando students as we are so close to Disney World. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/who-was-walt-disney This resource provides fun word searches related to the book. (edited) 8mo
kelseymccormick This story aligns with UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and ESOL #1 Teach questioning for clarification. 8mo
Haleysantucci I used to love these books because of the illustrations!! Will definitely have to add this one as a must have in my future classroom library!! And thanks for the fun resource!! 8mo
MGrace15 This biography books are so helpful & informative! I like how you chose Walt Disney since we are in fact so close to Disney World! @kelseymccormick 8mo
DrSpalding When it‘s non-fiction about a real person… Of course it‘s a biography. 8mo
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If You Decide to Go to The Moon (SF) is an engaging RA for younger students. Follow along on a young boys journey to the moon. On the way, readers will learn facts about the moon, Earth and space travel. This is a fascinating book choice to integrate science and literacy. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/blast-vocabulary-... This is a great multisession lesson plan that includes science and literacy standards. (edited) 8mo
kelseymccormick This aligns with ESOL strategy #4 Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge, #12 Teach two objectives language and content and UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge 8mo
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ALA Notable Children‘s book award winner, Where the Sidewalk Ends is a collection of poems (P) written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein; whom is great for an (AS)! The poems are wonderful for upper elementary students as they relate to common childhood concerns. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick http://www.shelsilverstein.com/learning This resource provides activities related to Shel Silverstein‘s books. Additionally, this is his official website that provides factual information that students could use as a resource when completing an AS. (edited) 8mo
kelseymccormick This aligns with ESOL Strategy #11 Place language in meaningful content and UDL 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media. 8mo
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Caldecott award winner, Martin‘s Big Words is a beautifully illustrated (B) that is perfect for an (AS). The picture book provides comprehensible information for young readers about the influential leader, Martin Luther King Jr. The well-known award winning author, Doreen Rappaport would be a great choice for an author study. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/martins-big-words This resource provides different activities for multiple grade levels. (edited) 8mo
kelseymccormick This lesson aligns with ESOL strategy #4 Link lesson topic to students prior knowledge and #6 Continually monitor students‘ comprehension. Additionally it aligns with UDL 3.1 Activate or supply background knowledge. 8mo
sydneydaniels This is a great way to integrate history and reading. Great book choice! 8mo
C.Austin @kelseymccormick This book has beautiful illustrations and I will definitely be adding this one to my classroom library! 8mo
DrSpalding Make sure you check out English learner strategy 28 which is perfectly aligned to the use of biographies. 8mo
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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Newbery and National Book award winner, One Crazy Summer (HF) is a great book for (LC‘s) and integrating social studies and literacy in the classroom. The story is set in Oakland, California during the summer of 1968. Three girls visit their mother (a Black Panther) whom abandoned them years before. They seek to understand why she left them and who she truly is. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.matchfishtank.org/curriculum/english-language-arts/5th-grade-literat... In this unit plan, students explore the meaning of family, community and identity. (edited) 8mo
kelseymccormick This story aligns with UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols, UDL 2.2 Clarify syntax and structure and ESOL #1 Teach questioning for clarification. 8mo
Haleysantucci I love this book! Thank you for the great unit plan on community and identity! I agree that we would need to clarify vocabulary and symbols! Great post! 8mo
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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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Winner of 2014 Newbery and Coretta Scott King Awards, The Cross Over (RF) is a wonderful novel for upper elementary (LC‘s). The story is structured through (P) about Josh and Jordan, average twin brothers who play basketball. Follow along with story as the brothers enter new phases of life and discover new things about themselves and their family. Although, grab some tissues the last few pages are hard to read! #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/criss-cross/crossover-criss-cross This resource provides a crossword puzzle that students must fill out according to comprehension of the story. 9mo
kelseymccormick The Reading Is Fundamental website also provides other activities such as memory games with key vocabulary words which alights with UDL 2.1 Clarify vocabulary and symbols and ESOL #5 Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts. 9mo
Mmw2478 This is one of my favorite books that I have read for our class! Planning on reading some of his other‘s too. 9mo
Haleysantucci I have never read this book (I was skeptical because it is poetry) but your post makes me think I should read it!! Thanks for the crossword puzzle resource! 8mo
DrSpalding A high-quality book with a high-quality resource. 8mo
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A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein
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A Light in the Attic (P) was awarded the ALA Notable Children‘s Award and is great for (RA). This beloved collection of silly, spooky, and interesting children‘s poems is perfect for introducing poetry in the classroom. The poems are written and illustrated beautifully in black and white by Shel Silverstein. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick http://www.shelsilverstein.com/media/learning/resource_files/EightBalloonsBookle... This resource requires children to deeply read and understand the poem Eight Balloons, and then illustrate what happens to each balloon. 9mo
kelseymccormick The book can also be bought with a CD and the author‘s website provides videos of the poems being read aloud, this aspect aligns with ESOL #17 Provide contextual support through audio visuals and UDL 1.3 Offer alternatives for visual information. (edited) 9mo
Mmw2478 Adding this one to my poetry book list. 9mo
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gnewman @kelseymccormick thanks for sharing! I'm definitely going to check out Shel Silverstein for my poetry anthology! Also, I like how you alligned the UDL Principle and ESOL Strategy! 9mo
MGrace15 Shel Silverstein is my fave poet! Definitely going to be using all of his books in my classroom especially with all of the resources available 8mo
hkeiger Definitely one my all time favorites! 👏🏼 I didn‘t know about the read alouds on the authors website! That is awesome and I will definitely be using those! 8mo
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I Am Malala (B) is a New York Times Bestseller and will spark some great discussions in (LC‘s). Malala Yousafzai, a fifteen-year-old girl living in Pakistan fights for females rights for education. As a result, she was shot by the Taliban. Definitely add this inspiring story to your TBR if you haven‘t read it already! #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/malala-lesson-plan-write-speech-award... This is a great resource for upper elementary students to organize their thoughts and write a speech awarding Malala. 9mo
kelseymccormick Using the concept map to organize main ideas of the autobiography aligns with UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. This lesson also aligns with ESOL #6 Continually monitoring students‘ comprehension. (edited) 9mo
cwright I frequently ask myself why I have not yet read this freaking book. The attached lesson plan is an awesome idea that I‘d be super interested in using in my future classroom. Looks like I need to get on reading it soon!! 9mo
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ha_kaye Malala‘s Magic Pencil would make a great introduction text to this book! 8mo
C.Austin @kelseymccormick I read the adult version of this book so I‘m curious to see how it differs from the young readers version! I found her adult version very informative and moving! I‘m sure the young readers version is just as good! 8mo
DrSpalding Haley K. said it well… This would be a wonderful introduction to this powerful biography. 8mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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As the sign says, New York‘s Best Seller, Wonder (RF) is a must read (IR)! This novel is great for upper elementary students. The story is about Auggie, a ten-year-old boy with a facial deformity, whom enters public schooling. Follow along with this disheartening, yet realistic story. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://wonderthebook.com/assets/downloadables/Wonder_EduKit14_Poster_WEB.PDF This resource provides multiple activities related to Wonder. 9mo
kelseymccormick ESOL Strategy #5- Teach technical vocabulary supporting key concepts UDL- 8.3 Foster collaboration and community 9mo
DrSpalding This book was so well received by the public and was on the New York Times bestseller‘s list. There are numerous resources out there. It is a valuable book to have in your classroom library and possibly use as a literature circle book or read aloud. 9mo
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This is Not My Hat | Jon Klassen
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The Caldecott award winning children‘s book, This Is Not My Hat (TL) is great for story telling. This picture book teaches the important themes of lying, stealing and trust. If you enjoy this book you‘re in luck, this is part of a hat trilogy! Check out: I Want My Hat Back and We Found A Hat. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick This website provides lesson ideas across the curriculum. http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/this-is-not-my-hat 9mo
kelseymccormick UDL 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity. ESOL #3 Encourage self talk (positive thinking) The activity‘s relate the book to real life (authenticity). (edited) 9mo
DrSpalding Short and to the point yet covers the vital information required. This would make a very fun storytelling. 9mo
caldwellalex95 @kelseymccormick I absolutely love this short story! It's adorable and the message is pretty straightforward. I purchase this book about 1 month ago from Barnes and Noble (there was only 1 copy left) and I decided to use it for my storytelling assignment! Anyway, thank you for your informative post. I appreciate your link for the lesson plan; the website appears to offer a multitude of resources to teachers! Very helpful! 8mo
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee | Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead
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The Caldecott Award winning (F) picture book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a great RA for elementary students. Amos Mcgee is a zookeeper, who becomes sick one day and can not visit the animals at the zoo. The roles are then reversed as the animals go on an adventure to his house to take care of him. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick This resource provides standards that align with the book. Also, it has ideas of activities to connect this book to other works of Phillip C. Stead. https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/Amos-McGee-Teachers-Gu... 10mo
kelseymccormick UDL- 7.2 Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity, 9.3 Develop self assessment and reflection. ESOL- #37 Use language experience techniques in discussing concepts and ideas 10mo
DrSpalding The READING IS FUNDAMENTAL site is a high quality resource! I like that the resource offers effective questions to ask at the conclusion of the read aloud. Well done! (edited) 10mo
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Five Green and Speckled Frogs | Ctrl.B to check *Burris
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Although Five Green and Speckled Frogs (P) has not won any awards, this silly picture book is perfect for CR. This catchy nursery rhyme takes children on a counting adventure from one to five. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick This resource allows children to complete a word search by looking at symbols from the book. https://www.dltk-teach.com/t.asp?t=https://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/frogs/c-cro... 10mo
kelseymccormick UDL- 1.3- Offer alternatives for visual information, 3.2- Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 10mo
kelseymccormick ESOL-#14 Simplify your speech by making it slow and redundant, #16 Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing. 10mo
DrSpalding Excellent alignment! While choral reading would certainly work, this is an wonderful choice for storytelling too! 10mo
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Actual Size | Steve Jenkins
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This fun and engaging (NF) picture book, Actual Size by Steve Jenkins is a wonderful RA for primary students. The book has won many awards such as International Reading Association Children Choices 2005 and NY Public Library 100 Titles for Sharing. The book provides beautifully drawn illustrations that resemble the actual length and size of numerous animals. The book can also be used to incorporate literacy with science and math. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick UDL- 2.1 Clarify Vocabulary and symbols and 2.5- Illustrate through multiple media. ESOL strategy- #12 Teach two objectives language and content (edited) 10mo
DrSpalding Now I‘m really impressed. Excellent job aligning your principles and strategies along with finding an amazing resource that bridges the gap between literature and mathematics 10mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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Newbery Award winning and #1 New York Times Best Seller (F) novel, The One and Only Ivan written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao, is a great IR for 3rd-6th grade students. The heartwarming story is told from the point of view of Ivan, the artistic gorilla who lives in his domain at Exit 8, The Big Top Mall. At first, Ivan is content with his home; however, he becomes lonely and his opinion begins to change. #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick This is a great activity for if your students took a trip to the zoo! https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.co... The book also aligns with UDL 9.3 “develop self assessment and reflection” because Ivan, reflects on himself, his life, and others around him every day. (edited) 10mo
kelseymccormick ESOL strategy- #3 Encourage self talk (positive thinking) and #11- Place language in a meaningful context (edited) 10mo
DrSpalding Who doesn‘t love a good field trip? Cool resource. Did you know there are live WebCams you can access for your students? Check out this live gorilla WebCam site! https://explore.org/livecams/grace-gorillas/gorilla-cam 10mo
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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Newbery award winning (F) novel, Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, is wonderful for LC‘s. Wishtree is narrated by Red, a red oak tree that has “lived” in a immigrant neighborhood for more than two centuries. Visitors place their wishes on the beloved tree, until someone carves the word “LEAVE” into Red‘s trunk. The novel is engaging and provides meaningful themes related to today‘s culture. Great read for 3rd-6th grade! #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick This is a great activity you can use in the beginning of the year with your students! Create your own classroom wish tree and allow students to add leaves explaining how they welcome others. http://www.wishtreebook.com/static/pdf/wishtree-leaf-cut-outs.pdf (edited) 10mo
kelseymccormick This novel aligns with ESOL strategy #2, “Promote cooperation.” This book promotes engaging discussion in a LC environment allowing students to work together in small groups. Wishtree also aligns with UDL 7.2 “Optimize relevance, value and authenticity” because students have the opportunity to relate the book to personal experiences & its relevant to the issues going on in today‘s world. (edited) 10mo
DrSpalding Another fabulous post! You have embraced this assignment! I love it @kelseymccormick! I printed the PDF. Let‘s do this in our classroom! Sound good? 10mo
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