The Golden Rule

Bibliographic Information: Cooper, Ilene, and Gabi Swiatkowska. The Golden Rule. New York: Abrams for Young Readers, 2007. Print.

 Brief Annotation: This story is about a young boy who discovers the Golden Rule and analyzes it with his grandfather; they present situations and relate it back to the life of the young boy.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-3

Readers who will like this: This book will interest readers who enjoy reading books they can directly relate to their lives, this story offers situations that students could find themselves in.

Rating/ Response: 5 – I thought this book did a fantastic job of demonstrating the Golden Rule and presenting it in a way that students can easily relate to.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Who can tell me about the Golden Rule?

Reading Strategy: Free Choice

Rationale for strategy: I chose free choice but I could easily see this story fitting into many different categories, it can provide a basis for a discussion on respect in the classroom. There are many possible directions this book can take you and I would encourage teachers to seek those out.

Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin


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