Jacob loves playing dress up and he doesn't think twice about running around and pretending to be a princess at school. Some of his classmates tease him but that doesn't bring Jacob down. He later presents the idea to his parents that he wears a dress to school and not just as dress up.
Diversity & Grade Level
"Jacob's New Dress" would be most appropriate for pre k - 2nd grade
High quality book
The book displayed children expressing themsleves in different ways
Christopher's character added a lot of quality to the book
Teachers comment to Jacob was important
Effective Classroom Activities
Gender is socially constructed
Standard - CC.1.5.1.A Participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Standard - CC.1.5.1.DDescribe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
Describe and draw a character
Standard - CC.1.2.3.G Use information gained from text features to demonstrate understanding of a text