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

I Am the Book

Bibliographic Information:  Written by:  Lee Bennett Hopkins, Illustrated by:  Yayo, Published by:  Holiday House, 2011, 32pp.

Reading Level:  AD 690 L (Adult Directed)book

Synopsis:  This is a wonderful collection of 13 poems that all place emphasis on the joy of reading.  Each poem celebrates something special about reading (such as reading can take you on a wild adventure or you can go on a deep dive with a good book).

Rationale for Use:  This would be a great book to use to start a poetry study!  The students could read the poems and find similarities and differences in the poems.  This book could also be read to students that were having a hard time enjoying reading.  Then, students could be encouraged to write their own poems about what they like about reading.

Common Core Connection:  Teachers could use these poems to teach the difference in literal and non-literal language.  Writing standards could also be addressed if students were told to write imaginative poems.

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This entry was posted on June 17, 2013 by in Picturebooks and tagged , , , .

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