ERIC Number: ED408569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
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Using Caldecott Medal and Honor Books To Motivate Middle School Readers.
Ouzts, Dan T.; Calvert, Wanda L.
Noting that an important trend in middle school reading instruction has been the increased use of literature and trade books, this paper suggests that using Caldecott Medal and Honor books in the middle school classroom is an effective way to expose students to high quality literature. The paper notes that promoting the use of such books also aids in developing an appreciation for art, art styles, and media used by illustrators. The paper then lists procedures for using Caldecott Medal and Honor books in the classroom and presents a list of 53 such books by topic (African-American stories, Native American stories, cultures around the world, concepts/lessons, and rhyming books). The paper also presents ideas for comparing and contrasting Caldecott books; a list of Caldecott books suitable for illustrator emulation; and brief descriptions of additional class activities based on such books. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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