Using Picture Books With Older Readers

USING PICTURE BOOKS WITH OLDER READERS

I have long wanted to add a section on my blog for using picture books with middle and high school students. I have finally made that happen! Though I have accumulated lots of lesson ideas with picture books over the years, they take me several days at a time to write them out. I'm hoping to add a new picture book with lesson ideas for older readers each month. Be sure to check back regularly or subscribe for updates.

Every picture book lesson will include a downloadable booktalk for libraries, middle school English curriculum connections (because I taught English!), and at least three other ideas for using the picture book with older students.



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This fall, I am challenging my middle schoolers to read picture books representing different countries. This is a project I've been thinking about doing for years, and it's finally happening! This post, the first in a two-part series, focuses on why I'm doing this, what kinds of books I've ordered, how I set it up, and what I plan to do to promote the challenge.

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The Last Stop on Market Street (De la Pena)
Includes lessons for English, art, library, social studies, and photography.

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Rules of Summer (Tan)
Includes lessons for English/writing, library, art, social studies, sociology, and political science.

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Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing (Price) AND/OR Twenty-One Elephants (Bildner)

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The Whispering Town (Elvgren)
Lessons for English, library, social studies, and art. Also includes a booktalk, paired picture books and novels, and documentary clips.






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