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34 reviewed resources for caldecott medal

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students discuss various features of a book, aspects of the story, and then engage in a retelling of the story. For this early childhood lesson plan, students identify the author, illustrator, and title of a book, Joseph Had a Little...
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Caldecott Medal Winners

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify Caldecott Medal winners. In this library media lesson, 2nd graders view an overhead transparency of Caldecott Medal winners from 1987-2004 and answer questions based on the data that is displayed.
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What Makes an Illustrated Children's Book a Caldecott Winner?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research the Caldecott Medal and its criteria for awarding a single book annually with this prestigious award. In this Caldecott Winner lesson plan, students compare and contrast various art forms from different book winners...
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Activity Guide: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Enhance a reading of the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this collection of learning activities. Starting with general background information about the book and author, this...
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Spruce up a class reading of the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this fun series of activities. Starting with a list of reading comprehension questions and key vocabulary to address during a teacher read...
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Class Book Awards

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the criteria used to select notable book awards, including the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal. Then they develop their own Class Book Awards to bestow upon favorite books in the classroom library. They decide on...
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Authors and Illustrators: What do they do?

For Teachers K - 1st
Help readers understand the roles of authors and illustrators and why they have been recognized by medals of excellence. Your class will discuss and then create illustrations for a book. When they have finished, you can hold your own...
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Hunt the "Fact Monster" to Answer Multiple Choice Questions

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Internet fact search activity, students access the "Fact Monster" web site to find the answer to 5 multiple choice questions. They find the answers to questions on a wide variety of topics including Plymouth Colony, Sri Lanka,...
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Learning About Caldecott Winners

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students study a brief history of the Caldecott Medal and review a list of previous winners. They choose a Caldecott winner and complete a worksheet for each book they read looking for artist's medium, favorite illustration, etc.
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Kudos by Kiddos

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Students explore types of awards for children's books. They design a new award. Students review books and select one to receive the newly designed award. Students create a "medal" for the book jacket. They write an explanation of the award.
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Caldecott Award

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the Caldecott award. They recognize the medal and explore books/illustrators that have won the award in the past. They vote for their favorite.
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Class Book Awards

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students create a class book award. In this book award lesson plan, students review the book awards already created (Caldecott or Newbery) and look at books that have received these awards. They come up with their own award and nominate...
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Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
A thorough lesson plan takes your first grade class through Jane Yolen's beautiful Owl Moon. It crafts the unit with clear objectives, high-level guiding questions, cloze activities and sentence frames, and extension activities at the...
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Every Day Edit - Madeline

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the popular children's book, Madeline. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Asian America: Heritage Experience

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners of all ages read and discuss books about Asian America. In this Asian-America lesson plan, different books for every age group are listed and various teaching strategies are suggested. Great tips cover virtually every grade level!
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Officer Buckle and Gloria; How to Stay Safe

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to the teacher read a book about a police officer and his trained dog and make connections to their own personal safety habits. In this safety lesson, students create a classroom bulletin board of safety tips, and then...
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Picture Books and the Bill of Rights

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students identify the basic freedoms of citizens in the United States.  In this Bill of Rights lesson, students act out scenarios about the Bill of Rights.  Students create a picture book describing the rights they've acted out.
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Letter to Amy Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study the author Ezra Lack Keats and enjoy getting a letter ready to mail. In this early childhood language arts lesson, students use a variety of forms or genres when writing for different audiences.
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Book Awards

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In these reading skills worksheet, students select a book and write a letter to their teacher explaining their choice. Students use the outline to write a rough draft of a letter. Students then answer 8 questions based on several stories...
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Artful Author Studies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students select an author who has written a number of children's book. They work in groups and the read as many different books by the selected author. Students discuss the illustrations in the books and how they relate to the story....
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Hunt the Fact Monster Hunt #5

For Students 4th
In this internet research learning exercise, 4th graders answer sis short answer questions by using the Fact Monster search engine. They answer four multiple choice problems.
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The Polar Express

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Here are some ways to include "The Polar Express" into your holiday curriculum
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Officer Buckle And Gloria

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students investigate the book of "Officer Buckle and Gloria" to practice the skill of reading comprehension while focusing upon finding correct traffic laws. They practice reading the story while conducting class discussion about obeying...
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Bird Migration

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Students study the concept of bird migration. In this bird lesson, students read Make Way for Ducklings, discuss the concept of community, and write reflections.

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