Role Models


This title teaches readers that all families are different, and that some families include role models. Role models from outside the family are also discussed.

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This title teaches readers that all families are different, and that some families include role models. Role models from outside the family are also discussed.

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Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
Rounding out the Acorn early readers "Families" series, this title discusses how family members can be role models as well as people who are family friends or public figures. Clear, colorful pictures are used to depict a variety of family groupings in different areas of the world. As the simple text progresses, the reader learns that families can be large or small, quiet or loud, or separated by miles or live together. Then the question is asked, "What is a role model?" The answer includes many examples of role models and how they lead and encourage people to learn or want to do things by setting good examples or teaching specific skills. It does stress that extended-family members can be role models as can parents (they are every day!) and siblings. I particularly like the picture of a grandmother teaching a young girl how to weave on a lap loom. Friends, teachers, coaches, and others in "your" life can be role models "Even people you do not know can be role models." The picture for this quote is of President Obama speaking in a grade school classroom. As with the other titles in the series, there is a table of contents, a brief "picture glossary," a brief index, and notes to parents and teachers with ideas for before and after reading strategies to make the book more meaningful. Fine for preschool read aloud or older, challenged readers. Rated level H with 145 words, this series also includes: Aunts and Uncles, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Cousins. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432946609
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Families Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: 250L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Rissman has written over 100 nonfiction books for young readers about science, math, and history.Her favorite letter in the alphabet is R because when you say it out loud you sound like a pirate!

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Table of Contents

What Is a Family? 4

What Are Families Like? 8

What Is a Role Model? 10

Role Models in the Family 14

Role Models Outside of the Family 18

Your Role Model 22

Picture Glossary 23

Index 24

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