Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

David Goes to School

David Goes to School. David Shannon; New York: Scholastic Inc., c1999.

Reading Level: F; 10

Synopsis: This picture book portrays a young boy, named David, breaking all of the rules at school. Meanwhile, David’s teacher is telling him what and what not to do. Finally, at the end of the book, David finally does something right and his teacher praises him for it.

Rationale for Use in the Classroom: good introduction to classroom rules and expectations.

Content Area Connections:

Literacy- Students will write a sentence showing a classmate breaking a rule and write a sentence that goes along with it. These will be put together as a class book for the children to read.

Social Studies- Rules/laws; being a good citizen.

Possible Areas of Concern: Using the pictures to see what is going on since the words are limited.


About jdierk

I am a first-grade teacher working on my MEd in Elementary Education with a focus in literacy.

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This entry was posted on September 23, 2012 by in Picturebooks, Uncategorized.

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