Friday, February 19, 2010
Seniors- Children's Books
Hopefully, Friday's class gave you further insight into what it's like to be a beginner reader. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Old Hat New Hat, The Cat in the Hat, The Foot Book, and Inside Outside Upside Down (and you may have read several others) all have distinct characteristics that make them good sources for improving a child's literacy skills.
Your assignment is to choose one book to analyze. Note the number of syllables used, the extent of the vocabulary, repetition of words, and use of rhyming. Was there a plot to the story? If so, explain. Who were the characters in the book? What was the gender of the characters?
How would this book help children with reading and language development? Explain. Also, in your opinion, what was the most complex book, the simplest book, the book that was easiest to memorize?
Answer the above questions in a well-developed paragraph, citing specific examples from your class worksheet.