Second grade students at South Prairie have recently named Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima as the Mock Caldecott winner in the building.
To start their work, second graders learned about the criteria for the true Caldecott Medal and looked at several winning books along with Caldecott Honor books. We started with a favorite of Mrs. Sedrel's, the 2015 Caldecott Medal winner, Beekle by Dan Santat.
Students worked in table groups to evaluate 28 books using the sheet below:
Based on scores, students narrowed choices to these top four titles:
To evaluate the finalists, students used the same scoring sheet- except they did this part individually. Students independently watched a video of each book being read while they completed the scoring sheet.
After students finished scoring the final four books, Not Quite Narwhal was crowned the winner for South Prairie's 2018-2019 Mock Caldecott Award!