Children’s Literature Book Assignment

Children’s Literature Book Assignment

Directions:  Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar.  Sources must be cited in APA format.  Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

Part A: Fill in the chart below identifying two (2) books, two (2) videos, and two (2) websites that you would suggest to parents. For each item, provide the appropriate age group and one (1) skill that would be promoted by utilizing this item in a classroom activity. Examples of skills that would be promoted are: understanding the roles of illustrations, connections to be made, vocabulary development, reading fluency, reading comprehension, etc.

Books/ Appropriate Age Group /Skills Promoted

Part B: Develop a unit using three (3) books on a single topic or theme or by a particular author or illustrator that is not used in your textbook. Identify and summarize the books that you chose to use. Then, briefly describe one (1) reason why you chose each book as it relates to a child’s development. Finally, briefly describe two activities you would implement to respond to the unit of study.  It is important that the books are all relevant for the same age level.

Books Appropriate Age Group Skills Promoted
1.       We are best friends. Children between the ages 4-7 years. Promotes the child’s socializing skills. Would work best for children who are starting school and are kind of shy when it comes to creating new friendships.
2.       Rosie’s walk. Children between the ages of 2-5 years Promotes a child’s spatial skills. Would help a child have the ability to understand and mentally manipulate shapes and figures.
1.       Leap frog: Letter factory Children between the ages of 2-5 years Helps in the development of listening skills and basic phonics.
2.       How to stop talking about friends behind their backs. Children between the ages of 6-10 years Aids in the development of children’s social skills.
1.       Art games:


Children aged between 4-12 years Would help broaden a child’s creativity.
2.       Time for kids:


Children aged between 6-12 years Aids in developing reading and writing skills while keeping the kids up to date with current events.

Assignment 8

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading.  Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar.  Sources must be cited in APA format.  Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.Part A: Choose to put yourself in the role of a kindergarten, first grade, or second grade teacher. Select three (3) books of children’s literature that you have discovered and believe are high quality and age appropriate. Describe two (2) ways that each of these books might support a child’s personal and academic growth. List one (1) common core standard that each book could be used to support.

These standards have been released and implemented for English language arts and math.  You can download the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/. I encourage you to bookmark this site and visit it often. If you plan on being a classroom teacher, you will need to become familiar with it.

This link will take you to the portion of the website that explains how to read the standards and understand their labels: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/introduction/how-to-read-the-standards

“Individual CCR anchor standards can be identified by their strand, CCR status, and number (R.CCR.6, for example). Individual grade-specific standards can be identified by their strand, grade, and number (or number and letter, where applicable), so that RI.4.3, for example, stands for Reading, Informational Text, grade 4, standard 3 and W.5.1a stands for Writing, grade 5, standard 1a. Strand designations can be found in brackets alongside the full strand title.”

Here is a first grade ELA standard:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

Here is a second grade ELA standard:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.9 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

Part B: Choose three (3) picture books that promote social justice. Then, describe three (3) different situations or questions that you could then share with the children in which you give a setting and a problem and ask the children what they could or would do to help.

Part C:  Select three (3) picture books that lend themselves to interpretation through music, movement, or dramatization. Then, summarize the books you chose to use. Describe two (2) music, movement, or dramatic activities that you would use to engage children in follow up activities to each book.

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