Thursday, January 31, 2019

Website comparison

Now that we know the Caldecott winners, let's do a little comparison of two author/illustrator websites. Visit Sophie Blackall's website and Brian Lies' website. Use the following t-chart to compare:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Messages and meanings

Second graders had a lot of fun participating in our "Mock Caldecott" and especially connecting with students in neighboring schools. While only one of our mock choices made the 2019 Caldecott list, Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall, we enjoyed one of the Caldecott Honor books today: The Rough Patch by Brian Lies. After reading we discussed some comparisons to one of our mock choices, Blue by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Students were quickly able to make connections with the dogs and the relationships they both had with their owners. But we also discussed how the title could have multiple meanings as well as the message the authors amy have intended. Two great reads, for sure.

Monday, January 7, 2019

It's Caldecott Time!

One of my most favorite times of year! The anticipation of the ALA's Youth Media Awards where we will find out which book will win the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal among many others. We will be participating in a Mock Caldecott along with students at Woolwich School and Phippsburg School. We will begin by reading Dreamers by Yuyi Morales and The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer. Please share your thoughts on the Padlet.