Presentation on theme: "Integrating Picture Book Thematic Text Sets: Engaging all readers in literacy development across the curriculum Grades K-7 Luz Carime Bersh, Ph. D. National."— Presentation transcript:
Integrating Picture Book Thematic Text Sets: Engaging all readers in literacy development across the curriculum Grades K-7 Luz Carime Bersh, Ph. D. National Louis University Florida Regional Campus April, 2011
Workshop description: This workshop gives teachers grades 8-12 practical information about the use of picture book thematic text sets to integrate across the curriculum
Objectives: 1.To explore contemporary picture books within thematic text sets on diverse topics of interest to children. 2.To make connections on how this literature format can be integrated across the curriculum and support reading comprehension for readers at a variety of reading levels. 3.To appreciate how picture book thematic text sets can raise interest even in low-level readers and can offer a valuable literary experience as they learn about content areas. 4.To apply strategies to engage readers in follow up writing experiences as a way of improving overall literacy skills.
Teaching with Picture Books and Thematic Text Sets Picture Books Support language & literacy development: R,W, S,L,V. Power of imagery in conveying meaning: Visual literacy foundation for reading for meaning. Images complement text. Learn about topics of interest that connect with their own experiences and those of others. Support ELL’s with comprehension. Broad span of complexity: Accessible to readers in different developmental stages. Children enjoy books with attractive images and learn to appreciate the aesthetic value of the illustrations. Thematic Text sets Multiple options to read widely about one topic. Engage in reading content about different subjects: E.g. Science, Social Studies. Support comprehension at different levels of complexity. Exposure to different literary genres: Rich literary experiences. Positive psychosocial benefits: awareness, respect, therapeutic, appreciation of self, others and the world around them. Multiple sources from which to respond through multiple learning experiences (including art, drama, music).
Children enjoy all kinds of picture books They enjoy stories about animals, children, experiences with which they can identify. They enjoy poetry and books that play with words. They enjoy learning about the world around them and about issues that are pertinent to their age and maturity level. As children go through puberty, the topics of interest change but they still enjoy picture books.
Appendices: Key terms and ideas about picture books. Tips for reading aloud. Criteria for evaluating picture books. Criteria for evaluating non- fiction picture books. Biographical study worksheet. Graphic organizer for thematic text set. Follow-up writing prompts Workshop evaluation form