Select 4 picture books, 1 poetry book, and 3 chapter books 

You will select 4 picture books, 1 poetry book, and 3 chapter books to read and respond to from the list below.
You should organize your readings into a progression that you might use in the classroom and give reasons to support that progression related to the goal of the literature cluster.

Select 4 picture books, 1 poetry book, and 3 chapter books

You will select 4 picture books, 1 poetry book, and 3 chapter books to read and respond to from the list below.
You should organize your readings into a progression that you might use in the classroom and give reasons to support that progression related to the goal of the literature cluster.

For each required piece of children’s literature you will complete one reading response entry. Your responses will be scored on your comprehensiveness, depth of thinking, and connections across texts. Make sure that each response is clear and your thoughts are justified with multiple evidences from the text. The knowledge and insight you have gained by reading books across a variety of genres should be evident.

You should also discuss the connections among books and any comprehension strategies that the books might support for discussion in the classroom. Make sure that you show evidence of text-to-text connections and the power of engaging students in exploring books in a literature cluster.

Picture Books: (select 4 to read)

Cole, H. (2012). Unspoken: A story from the Underground Railroad. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Greenwood, B. (1998). The last safe house: A story of the Underground Railroad. Boston: MA: Kids Can Press.

Levy, D. (2013). We shall overcome: The story of a song. New York, NY: Jump the Sun Books.

Levine, E. (2007). Henry’s freedom box. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Nelson, K. (2014). Heart and soul: The story of America and African Americans. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers.

Rapport, D. (2006). No more! Stories and songs of slave resistance. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Weatherford, C. B. (2006). Moses: When Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom. San Francisco, CA: Hyperion Books for Children.

Poetry:

Nelson, M. (2005). A wreath for Emmett Till. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Chapter Books: (select 3 to read)

Allen, T. B. (2006). Harriet Tubman, secret agent: How daring slaves and free blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Kids.

Anderson, L. H. (2016). Ashes. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Anderson, L. H. (2012). Forge. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Anderson. L. H. (2010). Chains. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Avi. (2007). Iron thunder: The battle between the Monitor and the Merimac. New York, NY: Hyperion Books.

Bradley, K. B. (2011). Jefferson’s sons: A founding father’s secret children. New York, NY: Dial Books.

Curtis, C. P. (2007). Elijah of Buxton. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Curtis, C. P. (2018). The journey of little Charlie. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Lester, J. (2005). To be a slave. New York, NY: Puffin Books.

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