Second Grade (Mock) Caldecott Committee Evaluates Finalists
This year second graders are participating in a mock Caldecott Committee during their library class. In this unit, students learn about the history and importance of the Caldecott Medal and different types of artistic media and techniques. Together we will read, examine, and rate 10 picture books that may be chosen as winners. Students will then vote and select the Gold Medal and Honor Medal winners for 2019. Our Caldecott study included a trip to the Society of Illustrators to view the Original Art 2018 Exhibit. Students were able to get an up-close look at the beautiful artwork from some of their favorite picture books and Caldecott Medal contenders for the upcoming award selection.