Caldecott Medal

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  • Ezra Jack Keats

    His full bleed images and naïve illustrations take the reader along on the journey, with Peter. He blends bold colors and simple shapes, with varied texture. These images paint a full picture for the reader, causing them to think back on their childhood. Works Examined The most well-known of all Keats stories, and the winner of the 1963 Caldecott medal is The Snowy Day. Inspired by a Life Magazine photograph of a small boy in rural Georgia, Keats created Peter, the main protagonist in The Snowy Day. Other than his eyes, Peter’s face does not possess any other features for most of the story. Yet the lack of features does not prevent Peter from conveying his emotions. Keats develops Peter’s feelings by the angle of his head. challenges the assumption that more is better, inviting you and your kids into a world of slow, easy pleasures. Ezra Keats is remarkable in his ability to create a calming yet vibrant story, striking this balance gracefully in pictures and in text. His artwork is spare yet the pictures burst with brilliant color and expression. In many of the pictures, Peter…

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  • Why Do Children Read Books

    Children literature is being able to expose kids to unlimited genres of books and being able to bring them alive. This included stories, books, magazines, songs, and poems for all types of readers. The classroom should not be limited to using books for lessons but for spending some time for children to choose a book of choice and read. Having a routine for reading in the classroom will not only help them with literacy skills but to enjoy reading especially on their own time. Teachers and parents…

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  • In Another Country Hemingway

    He ended up with an injured leg and in a hospital in Milan and was rewarded a silver medal for his bravery, but this meant his career was in the military was over. In the short story, In Another Country, the American soldier in the story, who is also the narrator and Ernest Hemingway have almost identical aspects. The American soldier is in the hospital in Milan for a leg injury; he cannot bend his knee. He proceeds to talk about how he received a medal saying “…were written in very beautiful…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Home Track

    Not all Medals are made of Metal An icy and bitter mist surrounded me. The sun had secreted behind piles of looming clouds, while droplets of water dispensed from the sky. The track bore a vast expanse of puddles, and runners plunged their way through them. I was sitting in the dewy grass underneath the canopy of our tent. Rain trickled down the stadium steps as I heard the booming announcer eagerly bellow, “Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the 2016 State Track and Field Meet.” My heart began to…

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  • The Girl That Butt-Shuffled: A Short Story

    again people will remember you for something. Like for example we had this big singing thing at my last high school every year called “Celebration”. It’s exactly what it sounds like, the whole school sings for a few hours. There’s not even cake, it wasn’t much of a celebration by my standards. Anyway, I was fortunate enough to be chosen to lead the school in this. It was fantastic I got to stand up in front of my entire school and their parents and sing songs I absolutely and whole heartedly…

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  • Describe The Relationship Between Esther And Dementia

    Only one solitary thought remained in her mind. He is watching…. She did not dare to look back, she knew that whatever happened it was in his hands. - What she didn't know, is that in the next 10 seconds she would destroy the Junior World record by a margin of 3.41 seconds to become the youngest American to qualify for an Olympic Game. Most importantly her father would be watching. It all began years ago when her father developed dementia. Her one and only father. He had supported her through…

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  • The Effects Of Counterfactual Thinking

    realize we are doing it sometimes. Keywords: counterfactual thinking, athletes, personality, Olympic medalists, Introduction Literature Reviews Counterfactual thinking and Olympic medalists is one of the most well known studies on this theory. In this article we can often see that those in second place have more counterfactual thoughts than those in third place. “To the silver medalist, the most vivid counterfactual thoughts are often focused on nearly winning the gold. Second place is only…

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  • Individualism In Louis Lowry And Ayn Rand's The Giver And Anthem?

    In the past children’s literature has been dominated by the agenda of religious institutions, the censorship of well-meaning adults and the pragmatic practice of inserting life lessons into children’s books (Glazer, 466). While these different interest groups have had a strong hold on children’s literature for many decades both Louis Lowry and Ayn Rand have not only written works, The Giver and Anthem, that address the dangers of special interest groups encroaching on the education and literacy…

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  • Conformity In The Movie And Pleasantville

    Lois Lowry and Gary Ross teach us what it means to live a satisfying life. Discuss. The two parallel worlds between the novel, ‘The Giver,’ written by Lois Lowry, and within the award-winning movie, ‘Pleasantville’ directed by Gary Ross, explore similar attempts, by society to create an idealistic world that contradicts the nature of living a satisfying life. Unlike the life that we are familiar with, the lives of the characters in these universes, live under strict conformity as they strive…

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  • The Giver Book Report Essay

    Title of Book: The Giver Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Year of Publication: 1993 The Giver is a 1993 American young dystopian novel by Lois Lowry. This novel is set in a society where at first everything appears to be utopia- the perfect place but as the story proceeds further it is revealed to be dystopian. This novel has a character who is a 12 year old boy named Jonas who is taken up for the highest position in his community which is of Receiver of Memory, the person who…

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