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.
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