ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.
Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Postmodern Picture Books in Middle School
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||45 minutes|
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 2
Students use the Multigenre Mapper interactive to explore Macaulay's use of multiple genres by composing original multigenre texts.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 28
Students research different awards given by the ALA and do an activity based on one of the awards.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 22
Students explore the history of the Caldecott Medal and create a classroom literary award modeled after the Caldecott.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Journal
The author of this article demonstrates how postmodern picture books can help readers of various ages, particularly secondary students, use and develop new literacies.