The best children's books inspire young readers to new heights of imagination and creativity. The right guidance and encouragement will help those eager young learners become stronger readers and writers. In this book, you'll find 100+ ready-to-use lesson plans and library activities, each featuring a different Caldecott Medal or Honor book (ALA's annual award for the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children).
• Each plan integrates the reading and writing process by introducing different forms of writing, including memoir and biography, history, poetry, realism, descriptive prose, persuasion, correspondence, and more.
• Each plan includes a summary of the featured book, author and illustrator information.
• Each plan offers discussion questions and a mini-lesson about the genre, type of literary device or illustration, and a structured writing exercise based on the title. Use this new book to help you form stronger collaborative partnerships with classroom teachers as together you help students build better writing competencies...which play a critical role in standardized testing.