Thursday, June 4, 2015

2016 Mock Caldecott Project


Caldecott Medal
I saw this tweet from Mr. Schu sharing his 2016 Mock Caldecott list on Goodreads and knew immediately I wanted to do something with this next year. I shared the tweet with the reading coaches and elementary librarians and got to work.
I sat down with one of the elementary librarians and we made a plan. Next year each class will print out this poster to display in their room. As they read the titles with their teacher or librarian they add a star or sticker to the poster. When they are finished they will vote for their favorite as a class. The librarian can display the books and the classes favorites. When the ALA Youth Media Awards are announced the classes will find out if their favorite was the winner.
The titles are going to be shared with the art teachers so that they can tie in the books with some of their lessons as well. In addition, reading coaches will have the opportunity to use some of these titles with their lessons.
I'm going to work on reading each of them over the summer and make a list of some technology tie-ins for each title. This is my working document. I would love for you to add any ideas or suggestions you may have.
Do you host a mock Caldecott in your school? I would love to hear all about it.

3 comments:

  1. Schu has a great list, but it's early and it's a work in progress. Probably half of these will drop off the list as the publishing year progresses. I will be running a mock Caldecott this fall as well.

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  2. Schu has a great list, but it's early and it's a work in progress. Probably half of these will drop off the list as the publishing year progresses. I will be running a mock Caldecott this fall as well.

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  3. I do a really similar activity with my small folks throughout the fall. I read them as many Caldecott contenders as we can manage, and we narrow it down by November, with voting in early January. We don't worry too much about the YMA, but we do give our own awards around the same time.

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