DAY 1

Learning Targets

What Am I Learning Today?

You are exploring how to carefully evaluate illustrations in a picture book.

How Will I Know that I Learned This?

By ranking the picture book.

Why Am I Learning This?

To deepen your appreciation of art.

To strengthen your analysis skills.

What is the Caldecott?

Look around!

Challenge: Who can pick this year’s winner?

For the next few days days, you will dive into our Caldecott contenders.

Your challenge is as a group decide one winner and three honor books! Then you will try to persuade the rest of the class that you are right.

On January 28th, we will watch the actual awards and have a party.

To win a Caldecott

You must be a US Citizen or reside in the US

Book must be published in 2019

Book must be intended for children, that means 0-18

*You can have won before

Process

  • Figure out the medium used
  • Read/skim the book - discuss throughout
  • Rank and rate

Caldecott Selection Criteria

  • “Excellence of execution in the artistic technique employed” = The illustrations show an outstanding use of the artistic medium (what the illustrations were made with).

  • “Excellence of pictorial interpretation of story, theme, or concept” =

The illustrator did something with his/her artwork to make it unique.

  • “Appropriateness of style of illustration to the story, theme or concept”

The story and the illustrations work together to make a successful text. The style of the pictures match the story being told.

Caldecott Selection Criteria Continued

4.“Delineation of plot, theme, characters, setting, mood or information through the pictures” = The narrative elements (plot, setting, characters, mood and other information) are made better by the illustrations. The pictures tell you more than the words would on their own.

5. “Excellence of presentation in recognition of a child audience” =

The illustrations appeal to kids.

This cannot just be based on gut feeling, you have to have artistic evidence.

What words do you need to know?

Evaluate

Assess

Judge

Rate

Rank

Criteria-

A standard by which something may be judged

Your Job

  • In your group, select a book, read it aloud or skim the pages if it very lengthy. Read the author’s note if there is one.
  • Discuss each criteria of the book
  • Rank the book based on each criteria
  • Check that you are not scoring it based on how much you like the story.

Last Year’s Winner

How would you score this book?

Mock Caldecott Groups - 1st Block

  • Sean, Phil, Micah, Connor
  • Addi, Cora, Sophia
  • Paige, Anna, Josh
  • Lucy, Chloe, Carson
  • Alexander, Elliot, Jaymo, Ian
  • Marley, Emily, Cassie, Tessa
  • Tanner, Denarian, Madi

Mock Caldecott Groups - 2nd Block

Mock Caldecott Groups - 3rd block

DAY 2

Mock Caldecott Groups - 1st Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Mock Caldecott Groups - 4th Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Mock Caldecott Groups - 7th Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Caldecott Selection Criteria 1

“Excellence of execution in the artistic technique employed” =

The illustrations show an outstanding use of the artistic medium (what the illustrations were made with).

What does this mean to you?

Examples of mediums

  • Drawing: pen and ink, colored pencils, charcoal pencils, crayons
  • Painting: watercolors, gouache, tempera, oil paint, acrylics, pastels
  • Woodblocks (woodcuts), linocuts, stone lithography
  • Montage and collage

Lithography

Linocuts

2017’s Winner

How would you score this book?

Your Job

  • In your group, select a book, read it aloud or skim the pages if it very lengthy. Read the author’s note if there is one.
  • Discuss each criteria of the book
  • Rank the book based on each criteria
  • Check that you are not scoring it based on how much you like the story.

DAY 3

Mock Caldecott Groups - 1st Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Mock Caldecott Groups - 4th Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Mock Caldecott Groups - 7th Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Caldecott Selection Criteria 2

“Excellence of pictorial interpretation of story, theme, or concept” =

The illustrator did something with his/her artwork to make it unique.

What does this mean to you?

2018’s Honor

How would you score this book?

Your Job

  • In your group, select a book, read it aloud or skim the pages if it very lengthy. Read the author’s note if there is one.
  • Discuss each criteria of the book
  • Rank the book based on each criteria
  • Check that you are not scoring it based on how much you like the story.

DAY 4

Mock Caldecott Groups - 1st Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Mock Caldecott Groups - 4th Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Mock Caldecott Groups - 7th Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Caldecott Selection Criteria 3

“Appropriateness of style of illustration to the story, theme or concept”

The story and the illustrations work together to make a successful text. The style of the pictures match the story being told.

What does this mean to you?

2018’s Honor

How would you score this book?

Your Job

  • In your group, select a book, read it aloud or skim the pages if it very lengthy. Read the author’s note if there is one.
  • Discuss each criteria of the book
  • Rank the book based on each criteria
  • Check that you are not scoring it based on how much you like the story.

DAY 5

Mock Caldecott Groups - 1st Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Mock Caldecott Groups - 4th Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Mock Caldecott Groups - 7th Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Caldecott Selection Criteria 4

“Delineation of plot, theme, characters, setting, mood or information through the pictures” =

The narrative elements (plot, setting, characters, mood and other information) are made better by the illustrations. The pictures tell you more than the words would on their own.

2015’s Winner

How would you score this book?

Your Job

  • In your group, select a book, read it aloud or skim the pages if it very lengthy. Read the author’s note if there is one.
  • Discuss each criteria of the book
  • Rank the book based on each criteria
  • Check that you are not scoring it based on how much you like the story.

DAY 6

Mock Caldecott Groups - 1st Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Mock Caldecott Groups - 4th Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Mock Caldecott Groups - 7th Block

Please sit in your group on the carpet

Caldecott Selection Criteria 5

“Excellence of presentation in recognition of a child audience” =

The illustrations appeal to kids.

What does this mean to you?

2015’s Honor

How would you score this book?

Your Job

  • In your group, select a book, read it aloud or skim the pages if it very lengthy. Read the author’s note if there is one.
  • Discuss each criteria of the book
  • Rank the book based on each criteria
  • Check that you are not scoring it based on how much you like the story.

So which one will win?

Pick your winner and your three honor books

Get ready to present and share why these are the winners

Then we vote on the form in Classroom

Mock Caldecott slides - Google Slides