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

Looking Like Me


Looking Like Me.  Written by Walter Dean Myers, Illustrated by Christopher Myers.  Published by Egmont, c. 2009.

Reading Level: 436L

Synopsis: Walter Dean Myers uses poetry about all kinds of people to celebrate diversity and differences.  His son’s illustrations help to bring out the message in all of his poems. 

Rationale for classroom use: This book of poems can be used in the classroom to teach elements of poetry or to teach character education.

Common Core Connection:  Students will read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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This entry was posted on June 11, 2013 by in Picturebooks and tagged , , , , .

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