Some incredible wordless picture books have been published this year. These books can be used to support literacy in a variety of ways.
Supporting Emergent & Beginning Readers
While “reading” and retelling what happened in a wordless picture book, children practice identifying story line, evaluating a character’s actions, oral expression and improving vocabulary.
Develop Story Lines
Wordless picture books or “Stories without Words” can be used to help children who struggle with story ideas and topics for writing. Children can be encouraged to create story lines orally and in writing. Writing techniques that students can easily practice include: dialogue, setting development, character descriptions, sequencing of events, and story development.
Here are a few of my NEW favorites: