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

Guinness World Records 2013

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Guinness World Records 2013.  Edited by Craig Glenday.  2012 Guinness World Records Limited, c. 2012.

Reading Level: 1330L

Synopsis: Discover a world of new records set in 2012 with pictures that are augmented reality in 3D.  The large picture book is divided into the following categories:  Space, Green Earth, Animals, Humans, Human Achievement, Adventure, World Tour, Society, Engineering, Science, Entertainment, and Sports.  The exciting and amazing pictures in this book will have any curious child reading to see what it’s all about.

Rationale for classroom use: This would be a great book to use with reluctant readers in upper elementary or middle school.    The lexile is high and a challenging read, but students will attempt to read the captions so that they are able to understand the pictures. 

Common Core Connection: Reading Informational texts and using strategies for understanding the text using visuals as clues.

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