Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Picture Books for All!!

RETRO POSTER - Books are Arranged ... Since November 2011 has been declared Picture Book Month by a group of authors and illustrators (see my previous post: Instructional Resources and Picture Books!! for more information), I want to share a few more things I have found related to picture books!

Here are some great quotes about picture books that I found in Strategies That Work: Teaching comprehension for understanding and engagement by S. Harvey and A. Goudis:
  • "There is a picture book for every reader and a reader for every reader."
  • "The wide range of themes, issues, words, and ideas reach out into classrooms like tentacles drawing in each member, regardless of the different learning styles, ages, reading levels, or prior experiences."
  • "We need to think about all  the students who can benefit from these books." 
  • "Picture books offer certain unique advantages when we deliver instruction."
  • "Readers are more likely to comprehend material that interests them and that is written in a compelling way."
  • According to C.S. Lewis, "No book is worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty."
I found these resources when I did a search for picture book on netTrekker:
There is also a hashtag on twitter being used to share great information about picture book month. Check out #picturebookmonth for other great resources related to picture books from all over.

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