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#lae3424sp19 This F book written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean is a hit with children! I chose this book for my storytelling assignment, and I can‘t wait to share this story with my peers! The song in this book is so catchy and it has math integrated in it!

mluter This lesson plan uses the book as an introduction to the idea of subtraction! https://mathathome.org/lessons/groovy-buttons/ UDL 2.3 because the text is adding support to a mathematical idea. ESOL strategy 17 is used through the story telling because students can see the buttons coming off of pete‘s shirt! 8mo
SofiaRoselli Love your little puppet with the book! This looks like such a fun book to read to students in the classroom! 8mo
JessicaRosell I adore this book! When I was a preschool teacher, I would sing it to the kids as we walked out to the playground. ♡ I also love books that you can find a way to include other content area ( math! ) 8mo
jessicabaksh I love how there is math integrated in the book. Not only are the kids exposed to reading but they are also exposed to math! Two birds with one stone 8mo
DrSpalding Math and children‘s literature! This is a good resource and remember that the publisher has amazing resources including the video/audio resources for each of these books. 7mo
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#lae3414sp19 Another great book written and illustrated by Mo Willems! This books makes for a very interactive RA! This is a great book to use to teach children the importance of following the rules!

mluter This lesson plan focuses on students making personal connections to the text and learning the importance of taking responsibility! https://westonwoods.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/study_guides/Dont-Let-Pi... UDL 3.1 applies because students are talking about their own lives and comparing it to the book! ESOL strategy 22 will be used to make sure that all children have enough time to answer the questions! 8mo
Kcallihan I love books by Mo Willems!! I think you seem very passionate about the book and like you not only read it, but also enjoyed it. I think you also picked a good UDL to connect with the lesson plan! I see that students talking about their own lives and comparing it to the book will not only help students better understand the book, but also themselves! 8mo
jessicabaksh I‘ve read aloud this book in my service learning classroom and the kids really enjoyed it and were actually quite engaged! 8mo
DrSpalding We now know that this could be an amazing storytelling as well! Add his books to your classroom library and make sure you check out his website. It is amazing for students and educators alike. 7mo
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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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#lae3414 This F written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak is about a boy‘s imagined journey into the jungle where he becomes the king of the wild things! This book makes for a great RA! My favorite classroom activity to go along with this book is having children write about how the feel when they feel wild! It‘s a great way if making a personal connection to the book!

mluter https://www.weareteachers.com/where-the-wild-things-are-activities/ UDL 1.1 and ESOL 46 apply because students are making a personal connection to an idea from the story! They can write and illustrate their assignment. 8mo
DrSpalding Nice alignment with universal design and English learner strategies. 7mo
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#lae3414 This F written by Doreen Cronin and Illustrated by Betsy Lewin is a classroom library essential! In this book, farm animals decide to go on strike until their needs are met. This book is great for a RA because the story is too funny it deserves to be shared

mluter This is a great lesson plan that comes straight from cpalms! Students will pinpoint key details to describe the characters, setting, and events from the book. With this information, they will then create their own similar style flip book. UDL 3.2. The ESOL strategy I would use is 32 to allow students to work in pairs so they are sure to be picking out only the important information from the book. 8mo
claireherman This was one of my absolute favorites as a kid 🤗 8mo
DrSpalding I really like when you use this particular resource. Being that it is on our department of education‘s website, you know that the state supports the use of quality children‘s literature to teach young children! 7mo
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#lae3414sp19 This TL written and illustrated by Mo Willems is a hilarious new take on a classic story. I couldn‘t help but laugh out loud when I read this book! This would make for a great storytelling! I‘m already laughing just thinking about one of my teachers portraying the suspicious laughter of the dinosaurs in the book.

mluter I love this lesson plan on using pudding to do a sensory retelling activity! https://growingbookbybook.com/goldilocks-and-the-three-dinosaurs/ UDL 4.1 and 1.1 because students are physically drawing and answering comprehension questions. ESOL strategy 46 because this is a hands on activity. 8mo
JessicaRosell This book looks super cute and I always to to do hands on activities that involve food! Thanks for sharing! 8mo
WoodsKatie I did a different three little pigs twist but I love this one! It sounds so interesting and has such a great twist. I think that‘s my favorite part about TL is being able to twist it just a little bit but it makes it all new! Great post! 8mo
DrSpalding A sensory retelling and hands-on activities… Sounds wonderful. Use great books to inspire young readers. 7mo
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#lae3414sp19 This TL written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith has been one of my favorites for a long time! I believe that this is the perfect book to be performed as a RT. The way that the wolf tells his side of the story is absolutely hilarious and deserves to be acted out in front of an audience!

mluter This link has many great classroom activities based off of this book! One great one is having the students recount the story of the three little pigs from memory. Then, after performing this version of the story, they compare and contrast the two! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/true-story-3-l... UDL 4.1 because the students are up and acting out the story! ESOL 30 and 4 because 8mo
mluter students are utilizing compare techniques between what they know about the story and how the wolf made the story sound. Strategy 4 activates prior knowledge, so asking students if they have heard the story of the three little pigs before. 8mo
MNelson98 This is a classic! I agree that a RT would work great for this book. I know that the students would love it and be super interactive 8mo
DrSpalding I like the idea of readers theater and we also saw that it could make an excellent storytelling. Samantha did a great job with that presentation. 7mo
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Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep | April Pulley Sayre
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#lae3414sp19 This NF picture book written by April Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins makes for a great partner read. Students can learn all about squirrels and their actions through precise and rhythmic sentences. I love this book because every student most likely has come in contact with a squirrel in their life.

mluter This is a great book that contains science principles! This lesson plan uses the book to focus on the habitat and diets of squirrels. Students then can make their own models of these things and then conduct experiments to see if their model could hold up against a squirrel. http://www.scienceisforkids.com/squirrels-fall-science/ UDL 4.1 and 5.2 ESOL 35 and 39 (edited) 8mo
karamank @mluter this book sounds really cute! I love your ideas! Thank you for sharing!☺️ 8mo
DrSpalding What a cute picture! Does this book tell you why they tend to run in front of your car?😀😂 7mo
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Grand Canyon | Jason Chin
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#lae3414sp19 This NF book written and illustrated by Jason Chin gives a great overview of the grand canyon. Through this book the reader learns about the animals, activities, surroundings, and environment that the Grand Canyon has to offer. The illustrations alone make this book a must read! They are so beautiful!

mluter I love this blog that I found that provides many activities revolving around this book! My personal favorite idea was to go one step further and complete a video tour of the Grand Canyon. Presenting information this was satisfies UDL principle 1.3 and ESOL strategy 29 because information is being presented in a visual format that is real footage of the actual Grand Canyon to refer to instead of an illustration. 8mo
claireherman This is a great book to use along side a science lesson about different environments or even a history lesson about the gold rush! I love this because it would be a fun book for kids to read, rather than just a textbook on its own. I love your video tour idea! 8mo
DrSpalding I have added this book to my stack in some of your peers‘ posts. This looks beautiful and could absolutely be used in science and social studies in the classroom. 7mo
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Olivia | Ian Falconer
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#lae3414sp19 This F written and illustrated by Ian Falconer has been one of my favorites ever since I was a young child. Olivia is a very talented and imaginative pig who wears her mother out, much like I did as a child. I love reading about Olivia‘s experiences and all of the fun and exciting things she is trying out and succeeding at, like building huge sandcastles!

mluter I talked about this lesson plan during my author study! I love the use of this book to compare and contrast a student‘s life to Olivia‘s using a venn diagram. Olivia is very relatable and I‘m sure every student can find at least one thing they have in common and on difference between them. http://1stgradewithmisssnowden.blogspot.com/2011/07/christmas-in-july-and-blog-m... 8mo
mluter UDL 9.3 and 3.2 because the student is focusing on their relationship (similarities and differences) they may have with Olivia. ESOL strategy 30 because of the use of a venn diagram. 8mo
DrSpalding I love Olivia and so do children. This is a good example of English learner alignment with the activity you selected. 7mo
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Boy + Bot | Ame Dyckman
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#lae3414sp19 This SF picture book by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino is a cute story about the friendship between a young boy and a robot. This book would be a great way to introduce the concept of what a robot is to your children! It even highlights some of the differences between robots and humans and would be a great RA to introduce this lesson.

mluter https://www.modrobotics.com/education/lesson-plans/pre-k/a-k-2-what-is-a-robot/ In this lesson plan, students are to distinguish the differences between the boy and the boy from the story. They then are to create their very own robot and design it on paper and give it whatever attributes they desire. UDL 7.1 because students are designing their own personal robot. ESOL 29 and 40 because there is some advanced vocab used and the concept of a robot 8mo
mluter may be completely new to a student. 8mo
MNelson98 This book looks super cute and enjoyable to read! I definitely am adding it to my list for classroom books. I like the idea for them to create their own robot! 8mo
DrSpalding This could be considered science fiction but also fantasy. Designing their own robot is a good idea and could be an excellent precursor to a creative writing lesson. 7mo
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#lae3414sp19 This HF novel by Lauren Tarshis was recently introduced to me by the 3rd grader that I nanny. I have quickly become hooked on this series and frequently read them alongside her. Historical information is presented through a firsthand account of someone who is “there” during this monumental moment in history. Because the main character George is only 10, many children are fascinated by someone their age going through this experience.

mluter I would love using this independent read book and connecting it to teaching students about the Titanic in general. Reading this outside of the classroom will educate students and give them knowledge that they can refer back to when learning more about the history of this tragic event. This link has great science activities that are related to the sinking of the titanic as well as a writing assignment where you research a fake titanic passenger 8mo
mluter http://www.teachingwithamountainview.com/2015/03/titanic-lessons-experiments-act... UDL 3.1 because students will have a greater understanding of the Titanic after reading this book. ESOL strategy 32 will be used by partnering and grouping students to complete all science and writing assignments 8mo
DrSpalding The idea of using this as an independent reading is a good one. While this is historical information, I can‘t think of a particular standard that this would meet in the social studies classroom however reading these books could get them into reading the entire series which enhances reading stamina and of course helps them to become proficient readers. 7mo
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#lae3414sp19 This P book by Steve Attewell was introduced to me by the children that I nanny. The book is a collection of very silly and imaginative poems that are sure to quickly grab the attention of any elementary aged classroom! The title poem in particular is written about a boy who laughed so hard this his socks fell off his feet and ran down the street! You can see many of the different elements of poetry throughout the works in this book.

mluter Because this book inspires creativity, I wanted to incorporate different elements. For the lesson, students will write their own Steve Attewell style poem following the same structure and elements. After doing this, they will create a presentation using technology. They could record themselves reading their poem and use images to add their own illustrations to it. UDL principle 5.1 and 2.5 because of the use of technology (edited) 8mo
mluter http://www.laughedmysocksoff.com/2013/11/childrens-poetry-video-an-excerpt-from-... Here is the video that inspired this lesson idea! ESOL strategy 31 Students will be given a partially completed poem in the same style as Attewelll where they will fill in words and phrases to personalize their poems. (edited) 8mo
sydneydaniels This book seems so cute! I would love to read it. 8mo
DrSpalding I am all for inspiring creativity. I love the idea of them recording them selves reading their poem. Use the app VoiceThread! 7mo
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#lae3414sp19 This P collection by Shel Silverstein used to be my favorite as a child! My mother used to flip to random pages and read those poems to me before bed. I started doing this with the children that I nanny when a brain break is needed and they love it! I‘d love to do something like this is my future classroom. My personal favorite poem from the book is “Obedient” which is about a teacher that forgot to release a student from timeout.

mluter This lesson plan gives students the opportunity to create their own poem just like Shel Silverstein! This activity in particular focuses on the alliteration aspect of poetry. I would like for students to write their own poems to then be performed in front of the class! https://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plans-grades-3-5/78411-teaching-allite... UDL 7.1 and 4.1 ESOL 16 8mo
sydneydaniels This is a classic! A necessity in the classroom. 8mo
DrSpalding The best resource for this particular book and most of his works is his website. 7mo
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Hedgie Blasts Off! | Jan Brett
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#lae3414sp19 This SF book written and illustrated by Jan Brett is a story of a hedgehog who gets to live our their dream of being an astronaut when they are the only one small enough to save planet sparkler. He started as a member of the cleaning crew and ended up saving the planet! This book has a great message on achieving your dreams!

mluter I would utilize this book to practice story elements. This lesson plan template gives a place to highlight the important parts of this book like the setting, main character, and conflict. https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=22417&lf_id=9 The UDL principle for this is 3.2 because they are picking out key details. The ESOL strategies are 32 and 44. I would allow students to complete this lesson in partner pairs. 8mo
DrSpalding Just because it is dealing with space does not mean it is science fiction. Look back at your flipbook! This would be considered fantasy. 7mo
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Who Was Dr. Seuss? | Janet Pascal
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#lae3414sp19 The B written by Janet B. Pascal and illustrated by Nancy Harrison gives a very in depth look at the life of the very beloved Dr. Seuss. I loved learning more about who Dr. Seuss was! I read this book with the child that I nanny that was reading this for an Author Study project timed around the birthday of Dr. Seuss!

mluter I like the idea of using this book as an independent read for a student that can be linked to a bigger author study project! This template is great for taking notes while reading this book and picking out main ideas and important information that will be included in the author study presentation. https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=47464&lf_id=1 UDL 3.2 and ESOL 28 8mo
sydneydaniels I love how this ties history into reading. Love it! 8mo
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#lae3414sp19 This award winning B written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier is a great informational book to incorporate into your classroom. This book takes us through the life of Martin Luther King Jr. including many obstacles that he had to overcome. It focuses on the importance of words and has real quotes from this leader included throughout the book. This book presents important information in a very child friendly manor.

mluter I love the discussion guide located on this link. It would be great to do this lesson around Martin Luther King Jr. day to teach the importance of this monumental man. This lesson plan includes a moment of silence commemorating him which I thought to be very touching. I would personally do the timeline portion together as a class! http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=35990 UDL 3.1 and 3.2 ESOL 28 and 42 8mo
wmaxflowers I did this book as well! I think it‘s a really unique format, but it also tells such an important story. I liked the timeline example in your lesson plan. 8mo
DrSpalding Scholastic is an excellent resource. Remember that you needed to elaborate a bit on the English learner and universal design principles. Use biographies like this in your social studies classroom. 7mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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#lae3414sp19 This RF novel by R.J Palacio has quickly become number one on my favorite book list. This novel tells the story of an extraordinary boy, Auggie, through multiple perspectives. Because of this, I was able to take a walk in someone else‘s shoes and learn the importance of being kind. This would be a great after lunch RA in the classroom. Definitely have some tissues handy!

mluter I love this lesson plan in particular because it gives activities pertaining to different months in the school year and also has a lot of quick activities that reinforce the importance of being kind to one another. https://wonderthebook.com/assets/downloadables/Wonder_EduKit14_Poster_WEB.PDF 8mo
mluter I would use UDL principles 9.1 and 9.3 and ESOL strategies 3 and 4. 8mo
DrSpalding This is a powerful book. Going straight to the website for the book is wise. Use this in your future classroom. 7mo
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Big Words for Little People | Jamie Lee Curtis
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#lae3414sp19 This RF book by Jaime Lee Curtis is a great way of teaching new vocabulary for younger students. The book does a great job of giving applicable examples of the words that students can actually relate to which helps keep students engaged. And the ending is the cutest! I would recommend using this book for a RA. It is a great way to introduce vocabulary!

mluter This lesson plan comes from the publishers website. The specific lesson plan is on page 4 of the document. I like the first lesson “That‘s My Word!” http://files.harpercollins.com/PDF/TeachingGuides/0061127590.pdf This lesson incorporates UDL 1.1 and 2.1 and ESOL 46. This lesson places and emphasis on active listening and allows for students to discover the definitions of new words on their own by listening to context and looking at illustrations. 10mo
kkimmelman I heard this book today during teachlive and loved it! Like you said, it is great for a read aloud, and as I saw today, the students seemed to enjoy it as well! @mluter 10mo
DrSpalding Wonderful! Harper Collins‘s resources are high quality! ❤️📚 10mo
Mmw2478 I love the vocabulary in this book and also see a multitude of teaching opportunities for younger students. There are many ways to activate prior knowledge and to take advantage of opportunities that would give students a chance to relate to one another. 9mo
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One Crazy Summer | Rita Williams-Garcia
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#lae3414sp19 This is an award winning historical fiction (HF) book by Rita Williams-Garcia. This book tells of the adventures of three sisters visiting their absent mother for a summer. One crazy summer gives an accurate account of what life would have looked like for African American youth during the 1960s. This book would be great for a LC. I love having this as our book for my LC because there is a lot of possibility for deep discussion.

mluter I like this lesson plan in particular because it will allow for students to dissect what they had read in this book. Because this book is full of a lot of action it is important that students can distinguish the integral parts of the book. This touches on UDL 3.3 and ESOL 42. https://www.teachingbooks.net/content/StoryMap_level4_sample.pdf 10mo
mluter This book has me hooked! I sat down with the goal of reading a few chapters and ended up reading more than half of the book! This is the first book that I have read in a while and it has made me want to start reading again!! 10mo
DrSpalding Story maps are helpful for most learners. Good choice!❤️📚 10mo
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#lae3414sp19 Creepy Carrots (Caldecott Award) is a chilling story about a patch of carrots who scare Jasper Rabbit by following him around. Their goal from this is to get Jasper to stop eating all of the carrots in Crackenhopper Field. Their plan works! The carrots make Jasper so scared that he stops eating carrots! This modern fantasy (F) would be a great RA because there are many opportunities for comprehension questions and introducing vocab!

mluter This lesson plan is great because it is customizable for different levels https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=31958&lf_id=9 This assignment covers UDL 3.3 and ESOL 42 because this lesson focuses on highlighting the important aspects of the story and putting them in order of when they occurred. 10mo
DrSpalding Yes, as you know this book is meant to be read aloud. Helpful resource! Nice alignment! 10mo
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