NEW Wordless Picture Books

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” a wordless picture book children practice literal and inferential messages, evaluate a character’s actions, understand the interrelationship of concepts presented and increase 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.  Instructional strategies could include:  dialogue, setting development, character descriptions, sequencing of events, and story development.

Here are a few of my NEW favorites:

mr. wufflestortoise and the hareflora flamingojourney.wordlessdaisy gets lost

bluebird

For more information about using, exploring and enjoying wordless picture books go to:  My Little Bookcase

 

Summer Reading – Books with a Sense of Humor

There’s no better way to kick off the summer than by reading a humorous book. Dr. Seuss might have said it best when he said, “I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells.” So, this summer keep on reading and keep those brain cells active!

PICTURE BOOKS WITH A KICK

FUNNY TRANSITIONAL TITLES (beginning chapter books)

MIDDLE-GRADE MALARKEY

NONFICTION THAT WILL MAKE YOU GIGGLE

Source:  http://www.slj.com/2013/05/books-media/collection-development/focus-on-collection-development/humor-that-is-seriousl-funny-focus-on/

ASIJ Elementary Library