This past couple of weeks, we have been working a lot with wordless picture books. There are MANY great titles out there.
These books have NO words, only pictures, and are wonderful for English language learners.
I have been using them for describing the pictures, sequencing the story, talking about what is happening in the story, and predicting what the students think will happen in the story. They have enjoyed being able to talk freely about what they are reading, and have shown some wonderful reactions to the pictures.
Here’s what four students have to say about them :
After reading Barbara Lehman’s wonderful book, The Red Book
I asked the students to choose a picture in the book and add words. They collectively decided that they didn’t want to do that. They wanted to do the entire book.
Look at the fantastic book they made:
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