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

Each Kindness


Bibliographic Information: Each Kindness. Written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Nancy Paulsen Books c. 2012, 32pp.

Reading Level: AD (adult directed) 640L

Synopsis: In this realistic fiction story, the main character encounters a new girl in her class at school named Maya. Maya tries to be friendly by bringing in games and toys, but the main character makes fun of her and refuses to play with Maya. At the end of the story, Maya moves away and the main character regrets being unkind to her.

Rationale for Use: This picture book could be used to discuss the author’s message. It could also be used to compare and contrast the experience of the main character with the experience of Maya.

Common Core Connection: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.


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

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