Mock Caldecott 2023 Unit Lessons and Google Activities

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Picture Book Brain
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K - 5th, Homeschool
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The students decided that it was not easy to pick the winning book. They were excited that most had choose the book that did win the 2023 Caldecott award.
The students in the media center loved using this Mock Caldecott lesson and couldn't wait to see which book won the award for 2023!


Dive into the Caldecott Medal with this fun Mock Caldecott unit 2023! Lessons to help students learn about the medal, pretend to join the Caldecott Medal Committee, learn about some top books that could win for 2022 - 2023 as well as previous winners. Learn about selection criteria as well with activity pages as well as Google Slides and Google Form for voting!

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • background about the Caldecott Medal
  • selection criteria
  • previous winners
  • analyzing illustrations
  • potential nominees this year! - 16 total for if you want to do a bracket type competition

This resource includes:

  • Google Slides for displaying lesson ideas, discussion questions and prompts
  • Discussion questions
  • Printable posters with potential nominees
  • Google Form to vote online
  • Note-taking sheets
  • Voting sheets for upper and lower elementary
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses

How to Use This Resource:

  • library instruction
  • whole group
  • small group
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • Great for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade
  • Google Classroom Distance learning / virtual learning
  • on chromebooks or iPads for tech classrooms to go paperless

Your Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade students!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.


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