Picture Books

Picture books have been used in the primary grades for decades, but they are a quick and convenient way to help older students activate their prior knowledge.  There is a new focus on picture books that deliver difficult content in simple language.  Picture books are a great model for student writing, as they contain vivid language and a variety of text structures.  The beauty of using picture books in the upper grades, middle and high school, is that they can be read in a few minutes and provide students with information connected to the concept or skill being introduced. 

Picture Books for Older Students

Picture Books for Black History

 

 

On the Web:

All About Picture Books and a Picture Book Bibliography
http://www.suelebeau.com/picturebooks.htm

Picture Books on the Civil Rights Movement
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-164807419.html

Picture Books for Secondary Students -PDF
http://www.uiowa.edu/~crl/bibliographies/pdf/picbooks_print.pdf

Using Picture Books in High School
http://www.adlit.org/article/19865

  

 

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Comprehension Strategies
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