Here are all the materials you need to run a Mock Caldecott for 2018 with your students.
I'm a school librarian and I've done Mock Caldecotts with students in grades 3-5 and 9-12 using the materials I've compiled here. It doesn't matter who you are, it's just plain fun to do this unit. With 9-12th graders, it can become a more sophisticated art and literary critique if you desire.
The announcement for the actual Caldecott Medal will be made at the mid-winter conference of the American Library Association, to be held in Denver on February 12, 2018. It's fun for your students to predict who will win by participating in a Mock Caldecott. Books are chosen as contenders (by the teacher or librarian, or if you buy this product you can use my predictions), students read the books that might win, and then everyone votes. The entire process is strengthened when the picture book format itself is discussed and when an explanation of the criteria for the Caldecott is laid out. I like to turn the Mock Caldecott into a true study of picture books and what makes them so special in the world of children's literature.
Included in this product are 6 PDFs made up of 124 pages. The items include:
1. Instructor Notes - An explanation of the Caldecott and ways to run a Mock Caldecott
2. Presentation on Picture Books (the format) and The Caldecott Medal, including links to last year's video announcement and this year's video announcement
3. 2 Caldecott Posters
4. Picture Book Vocabulary Cards
5. Create-You-Own Medal Activity
6. Station Labels for each book (station rotation is one of the voting options you may choose)
7. Ballot (if you choose to have students vote formally with a ballot)
8. Mock Caldecott Winner Announcement (to use for public announcement purposes)
9. Bibliography of past Caldecott Winners and Honors
10. Bibliography of 2018 Caldecott Contenders (as chosen by me after reading lots of blogs, professional journals, and picture books)
11. 2 brackets for elimination style voting (if you choose that voting option)
All items have been tailored for the 2018 announcement. Books chosen as contenders were all published in 2017.
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*Why this product was made*
I'm a librarian who wanted to bring the magic of the Caldecott voting process to my students. We have a lot of fun reading together, learning about the design of picture books, and trying to predict which book will go home with this year's medal!
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