Our core program is the Mock Caldecott Project. The Mock Caldecott Project is modeled after the Caldecott Committee (Association for Library Service
to Children, a division of the American Library Association). Students and teachers follow the Caldecott Committee's process for selecting the most
distinguished picture books published during the preceding year. Students become passionately involved in reading, looking more closely at picture
books, using critical thinking skills to analyze, discuss, nominate and articulate their reasons for selecting what they think is the best picture
book. The Mock Caldecott Election is a cross-curricular unit including elements of information skills, mathematics, social studies, and art literacy.
This authentic learning experience increases students' literacy and self-esteem.
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