After you have completed your readings and reflected on the meaning of developmental appropriateness in children’s literature and best-practice instruction, study an author/illustrator of your choice, chosen from the list provided below. Read several texts by the author and consider the themes, messages, language, tone, and voice through the different texts. Thinking about the ways in which the texts of one author could be used to teach an idea, skill, or topic to students, develop two lesson plans involving the grade/skill level and subject area of your choice. Clearly implement what you discover from your readings regarding supporting students at different developmental levels into your lesson plans.
Be sure to incorporate the following within each of your lesson plans:
- The instructional materials to be used in the lesson
- The instructional procedure
- The specific intended learning outcomes
- The assessments to be used and the timeline for their use.
- Information and strategies that you could provide for families as they support their child’s literary acquisition and development
- Possible extensions using online resources for young children
Margaret Wise Brown
Tommie de Paola
Kate Di Camilo
Ezra Jack Keats
Bill Martin, Jr.
Laura Joffe Numeroff
Mary Pop Osborne
Length: Minimum of 2 pages for each of the 2 lesson plans for a total of 4 pages, excluding title and reference pages
References: Cite the books themselves and include a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources for each lesson plan.