ERIC Number: EJ762369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
So Many Books, So Little Time!
Library Media Connection, v25 n5 p26-27 Feb 2007
In this article, the author provides one solution for librarians on how to choose what books to share with primary students when there are more than 15,000 children's books published each year and only 185 days of school. At Mt. Lebanon School, they devote the month of March to sharing some of the best books ever printed for children: Caldecott Medal winning books! Because their language arts curriculum includes some of these titles, the library collaborates with teachers to help fulfill curriculum requirements, while also using these books to develop visual literacy and an understanding of the genre of the picture book. The American Library Association explains its choice of the annual Caldecott Medal selection as "most distinguished." Their study of Caldecott Medal titles encourages their entire school to read and talk about some of the most outstanding children's books ever written! The author states that the idea to concentrate on Caldecott Medal winners for a month originally came from a program offered by the Vermont Department of Education. Furthermore, she discusses how the program works.
Descriptors: Picture Books, Literacy, Childrens Literature, Reading Material Selection, Librarians, Young Children, Primary Education, Language Arts, Cooperative Planning, Visual Literacy, School Libraries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont