Are you doing a mock Caldecott in your classroom or library this year? It’s something I’ve done for the last few years. In my previous job, I would book talk about 20 books and leave them in the classroom for the kids to read over the course of a week, voting on their top three choices. This year, I’m reading some of the contenders each week to second and third graders, then having a vote at the end.
To prepare for my own event, I put together a PowerPoint slideshow that I’m selling for $5.00 on Teachers Pay Teachers. It includes a simple introduction to the Caldecott Medal and 22 books with a picture of each book’s cover, information about the authors (including some links to interviews), and what to look for in the illustrations. The slides are editable so you can take out ones you don’t want to use, add others, or change the information.
Click on the picture at the top to head over to Teachers Pay Teachers and take a look.
I hope to have one for the Newbery available in the next week or so. Enjoy, and please feel free to put any feedback in the comments.