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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It's Mock Caldecott time!

It's Mock Caldecott time!  

The first graders have donned their Caldecott Medal hats and started reading the books.  We've started to learn about the Caldecott Medal and explore the criteria for evaluating the books.

Thus far, we have read:
by husband and wife team Philip Stead and Erin Stead.
Watch the trailer.

AND, we have read:

Here is what the students have to say:

Even though the students know that the Caldecott Medal recognizes the illustrator, you can see from their comments that it is hard for them to separate their overall enjoyment of the story.
 "I like Extra Yarn because it is colorful."

 "I like Bear Has a Story to Tell because it is good."

"I like Extra Yarn because it has more detail for me."

"I like Bear Has a Story to Tell because I like the illustrations."

"I like Extra Yarn because it is pretty."

"Bear has a Story to Tell has changing colors."

"Extra Yarn because the curse."

 There's more to come!  

We'll be reading more books, meeting in committees and ultimately voting for a medal-winning book.  Stay tuned...

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