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Presidents Picture Book

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create a picture book of the U.S. presidents. They study general information about the U.S. presidents, write a sentence about each president, and create a picture book about the U.S. presidents.
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Introduce Vocabulary: A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Adler)

For Teachers K - 3rd
The story of Helen Keller is a fascinating one for young scholars; use it to practice reading comprehension and new vocabulary as learners listen to you read David Adler's picture book (hint: this strategy can be applied to any book)....
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Introduce Vocabulary: A Picture Book of Abe Lincoln (Adler)

For Teachers K - 3rd
The story of Abe Lincoln serves as the backdrop to this vocabulary-in-context activity as you read David Adler's A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. Scholars learn these politically themed words before listening to you read the story...
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Weaving Picture Books into Narrative Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Children's picture books are a great resource for identifying and modeling components of narrative writing. A fun and interactive lesson about elements of a story prompts your class to use descriptive language as they analyze characters...
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Picture Book Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Picture books aren't just for primary learners. Your scholars compare and contrast literary themes between the novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and the children's book, The Dream Tree by Winfried Wolf through...
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New Picture Books to Complement Your Curriculum

For Teachers K - 8th
These picture books are for primary learners and older students alike.
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A Picture Book of Louis Braille

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach kids about the beginnings of the Braille writing system with a lesson about Louis Braille. A series of discussion questions guide young readers though A Picture Book of Louis Braille by David A. Adler, and once they finish the...
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A Picture Book of Helen Keller

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach your class about Helen Keller and her accomplishments with a reading comprehension instructional activity based on A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A. Adler. As individuals read, they answer discussion questions about Helen...
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The Little Prince: Picture Book Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Picture books aren't just for children; they carry strong, valuable messages for adult as well. Explore the audience for Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince with a instructional activity that compares picture books to literature...
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Maniac Magee: Picture Book Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Who would have thought to explore the concept of race through children's literature?  After reading Bell Hooks' picture book, Skin Again, and chapter sixteen of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider whether skin color...
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Picture-Books in Winter

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Five questions challenge scholars to make inferences after reading a poem, "Picture-Books in Winter" by Robert Louis Stevenson. 
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A Primary Source Picture Book

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Travel through Europe with ten-year-old Teddy Roosevelt in this writing activity, which uses the picture book My Tour of Europe: by Teddy Roosevelt, by Ellen Jackson. After reading the book, readers compare it to passages from The...
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Creating found poetry from picture books

For Teachers 7th Standards
Poetry is everywhere even when it is found in the words of picture books designed for young children. Your young poets continue their development in using and identifying literary devices, and the basic elements of story as they read and...
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Alliteration All Around

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Discover alliteration found in picture books by Pamela Duncan Edwards. Then, dive into a read aloud of Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak. This practice sets the stage for budding poets to create their own acrostic poem, write an...
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Using Picture Books to Teach the Habits of Mind

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Foster a healthy and kind classroom community with a series of literary lessons focused on the habits of mind. Each lesson features a picture book that shares a literary theme with one or more of the habits of mind.
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Running Out of Time: Picture Book Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Ease your class into reading Running Out of Time by first reading The Boy Who Stopped Time, a picture book with some similar concepts and themes. After a reading of the story, learners participate in a discussion and journaling exercise.
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Picture Book Modeling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students choose a picture book to share with a kindergarten buddy and read with fluency and feeling. In this picture book modeling lesson, students find a picture book that is appropriate for kindergarteners and practice reading it....
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A Picture Book of Helen Keller

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students advocate for people with disabilities. In this Helen Keller instructional activity, students listen to the story A Picture Book of Helen Keller by David A Adler. Students discuss how Helen Keller learned to communicate and...
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Wordless Picture Books

For Teachers K
Students use wordless picture books to examine elements regarding a story, the plot, and characters. In this wordless picture books lesson, students select a book to creatively discuss. Students then listen to the teacher read the story...
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Paradise Lost: Picture Book Activity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Readers of Paradise Lost draw parallels between Milton's tale and Gene Zion's Harry the Dirty Dog, an illustrated children's book.
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Topic Choice Begins

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Give your class some non-fiction, pre-writing strategies to practice. They contribute words and ideas to a class Venn diagram comparing literary elements and non-fiction text structure used in animal picture books. They brainstorm topics...
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Create A Picture Book

For Teachers K - 1st
Students create a picture book of community workers. In this writing and community worker lesson plan, students view books and online "Community Club" stories before interviewing a community worker. They develop a picture book about the...
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Rockin' Picture Books

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners demonstrate their knowledge of the rock cycle by creating picture books.
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A Picture Book of Helen

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students learn the meaning of tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary lesson, students read A Picture Book of Helen Keller, listening for 3 pre-selected, tier two vocabulary words. Words are defined by the teacher and students...

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