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

Dave the Potter

dave the potter

Bibliographic Information: Dave the Potter. Written by Laban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier. Little, Brown and Company c. 2010, 40pp.

Reading Level: AD (adult directed) 1100L

Synopsis: This historical fiction story describes how Dave, a real slave, potter, and artist, created his jugs out of clay. Dave wrote poems on his jars and only signed his first name, Dave. It is not known how Dave learned to read and write, but he was lucky that his owners allowed him to create pottery because he lived a better life than most slaves who worked in the fields.   

Rationale for Use: This book would be a great way to introduce and/or discuss the genre of historical fiction to younger students.

Common Core Connection: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.5 Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on June 19, 2013 by in Picturebooks and tagged , , , .

NCSU Teaching KidLit

The Horn Book

%d bloggers like this: