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

Hero Dad


Bibliographic Information:  Hero Dad.  Written by Melinda Hardin and illustrated by Bryan Langdo. Marshall Cavendish. c., 2010.

Reading Level: 610L

Synopsis:  A young boy explains how his dad, an American soldier is a hero to him.  He compares the characteristics his dad possesses to that of a superhero.

Rationale for Classroom Use:  This book would be great to use in the classroom to talk about what soldiers do for our country.  It would be a great tribute, especially if there are children in the class whose parents do serve.  It makes a difficult subject of parents being away on duty accessible.

Common Core Connection:  It could connect to the common core by comparing and contrasting the dad in the story to superheroes.  Students could also tell about the character using key details from the story.



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This entry was posted on June 5, 2013 by in Picturebooks and tagged , , , , .

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