Week 3 Appliaction
- Course Text: Literature and the Child
- Chapter 11, “Literature-based Instruction: Kindergarten through Third Grade,” pp. 341–342 (begin with “Reading Aloud”)
- Chapter 2, “Literature in the Lives of Young Readers”
- Chapter 3, “Picturebooks: A Unique Format in Children’s Literature”
- For this week’s assignments, read:
- Two picture books from the following theme categories listed on pages 123–126 of your text: Family Relationships, Fears, Feelings, Friendship, Humor
- One of the Caldecott Medal or Honor Books listed on pages 379–387 (Appendix A) of your text or at the
Caldecott Medal Winners or Honor Books, 1938–Present, Web site:
- Five additional picture books (for this week’s Annotated Booklist)
- Article: America Reads at Bank Street College of Education. (1997). Hints on how to read aloud to a group. Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/article/60?theme=print
Used by permission of Bank Street College of Education.
- Excerpt: Trelease, J. (2001). Read-aloud do’s and don’ts. In The read-aloud handbook. New York: Penguin Books.
Used by permission of James Trelease.
Application: Annotated Bibliography and Quality Checklist
Part 2: Picture Books
This week, you learned about the characteristics and qualities of picture books for both younger and older children. You also engaged in and evaluated a read-aloud experience with picture books. Based on what you have learned about this delightful genre, you will continue to add to both your Annotated Booklist and Quality Checklist.
This week, you will read and annotate at least five picture books to add to your Annotated Booklist. Before choosing the books, evaluate each book against the quality guidelines, including the quality of the text, the quality of the art, the overall design, as well as appropriateness for the intended age level of its audience. Feel free to use the books that you chose for your read-aloud, as long as they exemplify the standards for quality children’s literature.
Based on what you have learned about picture books this week, add at least five new entries to the “Characteristics of quality picture books” section of your Quality Checklist. Make sure to describe the characteristics in your own words. Based on what you have learned in the first two weeks of this course, add five new entries to the “Characteristics of quality culturally diverse literature” section of your Quality Checklist.
This week, you can submit your Week 1 & Week 2 Annotated Booklist and Quality Checklist for the instructor’s non-graded review.
Be sure to read the Application assignments for Weeks 1 & 2 as to which genre of books will be listed on your Annotated Booklist.
Submit the Quality Checklist assignment by Day 7 of this week.
Submit the Annotated Booklist assignment by Day 7 of this week