As the school librarian or literacy specialist for a K-6 school, you have been
asked to develop a theme of study for school-wide implementation to promote
student literacy. The focus of your role is to provide a collection of
20-25 selections of children’s literature that support your theme. Your
collection must include texts that meet each of the following criteria (one
book may meet multiple criteria):
All 8 genres of children’s literature as defined by your
text must be represented.
There must be a balance of the number of titles for the
early elementary (ages 5-7) and intermediate (ages 8-10) school levels.
At least one title must address your theme from a
At least one title must be the recipient of a
well-recognized literary award.
Your 8-10 page paper will be
completed using an I-Search format, which is a first person narrative of not
only your findings, but an account of your search. Your paper must
include the following components in your format.
A brief description of how/why you chose your topic.
A narrative of your search for appropriate
titles. You are strongly encouraged to conduct at least some of your
search at your local library or bookstore. It is difficult to gain
the necessary familiarity with a text from online summaries and reviews.
A summary of at least one interview with a personal
source (librarian, literacy specialist at a school site, knowledgeable
An annotated bibliography of your 20-25 titles.
Include a summary in your own words as well as why you chose to include
the selection in your literature study. Make sure to identify the
titles that meet the required criteria.
Reference your text and at least two additional sources in
your paper. Your annotated bibliography needs to follow proper APA format for
your literature selections and any additional resources. Your paper should be
written using proper APA format as outlined in your approved style guide.