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


Corduroy. Written and illustrated by Don Freeman. New York: Scholastic Inc., c1968.

Reading Level: Lexile 600L

Synopsis: A little girl, named Lisa, visits a department store and wants to buy a teddy bear, named Corduroy, but her mom won’t let her because he is missing a button. That night Corduroy goes in search of his button. Lisa returns to the store the next day with her own money to buy Corduroy. Once she gets him home, she sews a new button onto his overalls.

Rationale for Use in the Classroom: great read aloud

Content Area Connections:

Literacy- character traits, cause and effect, metaphor

Possible Areas of Concern: metaphors used


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 November 3, 2012 by in Picturebooks.

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