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William Howard Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler ; By: Margery Cuyler ; Illustrated By: Sachiko Yoshikawa Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler shows diversity through the illustrations. The illustrations mimic the diversity of students that you could see in a classroom. This diversity shown in the book helps the student understand how people of different cultures can get along wherever they may be. It shows students that we can work,learn and grow together while being kind at the same time. Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler is using kindness as a literary theme that is displayed. In the book an example of kindness being a theme is when Mrs. Ruler is talking to the five kids she tells them “ A slice of nice makes a mile of smiles”. The literary element is character. Mrs. Ruler is a character in the book who is teaching the children how to show kindness our literary theme. Selecting children’s literature with quality artwork,illustrations or images is important because they can help the student who is struggling reading with decoding words they do not know or are having trouble with. The illustrations help to tell the story and can improve student comprehension.Illustrations also contribute to literary elements such as mood, characters, theme, and setting.(Galda et al, 2017) The following illustration gives the reader some ideas on different ways they can be kind to others. Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler is a realistic fiction book. Two of the characteristics of realistic fiction : i. The characters are people who you could meet and know in real life (i.e. boys, girls, teachers). Mrs Ruler is a teacher in A classroom today trying to educate and teach children how to be better humans. ii. The story is things that can actually take place in real life. Learning to be kind to other people is a lesson we all have learned and are still learning today. GENERAL INFORMATION
Lesson Title & Subject(s): Classroom Kindness/ Literature Topic or Unit of Study: Plot and Theme Grade/Level: 2nd Grade Instructional Setting:The classroom is made of twenty second grade students. The students are separated into five groups with four students per group at tables. This grouping is used for better collaboration amongst students. Two of the students are gifted, and seated at the same table. There are three ELL students that sit at different tables.

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