“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Ames, M. (2010). On the job: Teachers in our community. New York, NY: PowerKids Press.
Lexile Measure: 125L
Synopsis: The duties and responsibilities of a teacher are communicated with simple language and colorful photos. A teacher’s primary role is to engage students in learning.
Rationale for Classroom Use: This book will help build a student’s background knowledge about the role of his or her teacher. It can answer first-time students’ questions about school and help ease their nervousness.
Side note: A month ago, one of my former students (rising senior) from 2008 asked me if I had a (college) degree. She simply did not know what it takes (credentials) to become a teacher; background knowledge is essential.
Common Core Connection:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.