Sunday, January 10, 2010

ACPL Mock Geisel Election on Saturday

As you prepare for the ACPL Mock Geisel Discussion and Election on Saturday, January 16th from 2 to 6pm, I encourage you to keep the following Geisel Award criteria in mind:

From the ALSC website:
  • The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recognizes the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished beginning reader of the year.
  • The text of the book must be geared towards children preschool through 2nd grade.
  • Illustrations must function as clues to the text & demonstrate the story being told.
  • Subject matter must motivate the child to read.
  • New words should be added slowly enough to make learning them a positive experience.
  • Words should be repeated to ensure retention.
  • Sentences must be simple and straightforward.
  • The book creates a successful reading experience.
  • The plot advances from one page to the next, creating a "page turning" dynamic.
We have a wide variety of books on the table, so this is sure to be an exciting discussion.

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