Picture book- a popular form of illustrated works with few words and mostly pictures
Coming of the 1920’s more and more children became more literate and machines made to conduct mass quantities therefore the picture book industry was born.
Picture books are mostly aimed at young children. They include little words and speak through the illustrations. Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” Dr. Seuss
JumanjiChris Van Allsburg1981 Polar ExpressChris Van Allsburg1985 The Little Engine that Could Watty Piper2005 Curious GeorgeH. A. Rey1969 If you give a mouse a cookie Laura Numeroff1985 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix potter1987 Horton Hears A WhoDr. Seuss1954 Angelina BallerinaKatherine Holabird2000 The Cat in the HatDr. Seuss1957
Cat in the Hat Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Swimmy There was an old lady who Swallowed a Fly Komodo! Lyle Lyle Crocodile Corduroy
Dr. Seuss Chris Van Allsburg Roald Dahl Shel Silverstein Avi Cynthia Rylant Dr. Seuss Roald Dahl Chris Van Allsburg Shel Silverstein
Boosts reading comprehension Entertaining as well as educational Introduces art and other aspects through reading Gives the visual learner another option for learning.
Use the pictures in younger age classes so the pictures are understood. Picture books can be used as informational to life skills. Have your students learn to organize and chronological skills by making them create their own picture book. The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett Teaching: Units on classics, colonialism, early 1900 style life. Franklins Bad Day Paulette Bourgeois Teaching: expressing anger and the proper ways to deal with it The Maestro Tim Wynne-Jones Teaching: history of music and the importance of its composure Germs Make me Sick! Melvin Berger Teaching: rules for good health and taking care of yourself Gertrude McFuzz Dr. Seuss Teaching: positive image and being happy with who you are
Students see picture books as entertainment and not reading. What they do not know is that they are learning a lot just from looking at the picture. Pop up picture books are good for the visual learner and just for pure entertainment.
Picture Books Go Global! The Girl who Spun Gold African retell of “Rumpelstiltskin” Tikki Tikki Tembo Asian Folktale Picture Books are inspired by cultures around the world! This makes students more culturally aware! The Rough Face Girl Native American Folktale Abuela’s Weave Mexican Folklore
The Cat in the HatDr. Seuss StellaLunaJanell Cannon AbuelaArthur Durros Chicka Chicka Boom BoomBill Martin Jr & John Archambault Tikki Tikki TemboArlene Mosel A Chair for my MotherVera B. Williams John HenryJulius Lester Leo The Late BloomerRobert Kraus All picture books have a story, but these books in particular are the top of my list because they aren’t just entertainment, all of these books are educational as well.
Illustration is the sole reason picture books exist. Here is an excellent example of picture books with unique and inspiring illustration. The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick ( Author & Illustrator )
Some students do not read well and use picture books to understand the story. This will help the student along their way to better comprehensive skills.
In this book, the bear goes on adventures. This book is a great way to get students to comprehend colors. Instead of lecturing, give them a BOOK!
Many authors create similar morals in picture books to teach fundamental skills that every child must acquire
My Friend Rabbit is about a mischevious bunny who always has to get help from his best friend. This teaches children the basics of friendship and respect between friends Blueberries for Sal is about a little girl and a bear looking for blueberries with their mothers. The beginning of this book shows the domestic side of life, cooking etc.
Picture books are with us as we grow up and we dwell and remember them when we are long grown out of them. Picture Books teach us the fundamentals of life in cute colorful pictures. We learn these fundamentals and remember, hey I learned that in a picture book!
This book explains how bacteria and viruses affect the human body and how the human body fights off the viruses. This book as children teaches the basics of how you get sick and how to prevent it from happening!
Think back about a time that you read a picture book whether as a child or adult and it actually had an effect on what you did or how you did things. Did it stay with you all of the time?
www.canteach.ca www.canteach.ca This website gives lesson plans and fun ideas that you can apply with your students from that particular book. [ 2 thumbs up!] www.primaryresourses.co.uk www.primaryresourses.co.uk This website also gives out lesson plans specific to the subject taught. It gives ideas for games, and other tools to use while teaching. http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended2.cfm?ListID=61 http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended2.cfm?ListID=61 This is the website that has the top 100 picture books that everyone should know. This can be very informative as to what the books is about to see whether or not to use it in the classroom!
There are some picture books that just HAVE to be taught and read in the classroom !
Caldecott Award Winners from previous years. The gold circles symbolize the award given to the book with the most promise as an influential children's picture book!
Picture Books may be small and just include pictures, but they have a huge impact on the future and academics of students. Don’t underestimate the power of reading!