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

number one kid


Bibliographic Information: number one kid, written by: Patricia Reilly Giff, illustrated by: Alasdair Bright, Random House Children’s Books, 2010. 69 pgs.

Reading Level: 230L

Synopsis:  This is the story of a child who moves to a new school and is trying to fit in.  He is attending an afterschool program and is afraid he won’t win a prize on prize day.He learns a lot about himself over the course of the story and makes new friends too:

Rationale For Use:  I would use this as a read aloud to explore feelings, particularly how it feels to be the new student.

Common Core Connection:  I would use this to actively engage the children in a group reading activity (RL.K.10) and to help the students make connections between two individuals, (RL.K.3)


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