Reading Criteria for Literacy Plan

The Literacy Plan for EDR 625 includes a Reading Criteria. This blog was originally created to show how this criteria was met. But because you can’t see how I met this criteria without bouncing through my posts, I thought I would bullet titles with required categories to help clarify how I have met this requirement. Please feel free to search the blogsite by title to read my review/log of a particular book.


2 Award Winners: Wonder by RJ Palacio & This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

2 Same Author Books: Gary Schmidt’s The Wednesday Wars and Orbiting Jupiter

2 Multicultural Books: All America Boys by J Reynolds and B Kiely & Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

1 Biography/Autobiography/Memoir: Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Maria Manzano

1 Historical Fiction: Queen of Water by Laura Resau

1 Book Written in Poetic Prose: 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

1 Book of Science Fiction/Fantasy: The Rest of Use Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

1 Graphic Novel: El Deafo by Cece Bell


2 Award Winners: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes and The Spider and The Fly by Mary Howitt

4 Multicultural: Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco, The 3 Little Dassies by Jan Brett, Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter, *Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War by Michel Chikwanine (*Graphic Novel/Picture Book hybrid format)

3 for Content Course: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg, The Crows on Pearblossom by Aldous Huxley, In Our Mothers’ House by Patricia Polacco