Some incredible wordless picture books have been published in the past few years. These books can be used to support literacy in a variety of ways. KG students have been using wordless picture books to develop story lines both in whole group and partner storytelling activities.
Check out this a preview of Hank Finds An Egg!
KGL used this book during library class to practice add-on storytelling as a whole group and along the way did some problem-solving, predicting and inferring.
Here are a few of my favorites that the KG students used to practice partner skills and add-on storytelling during library classes:
Little Chester Raccoon from the beloved book, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is back. This book reinforces the ideas of flexibility and resilience. Chester learns and important strategy: THINK-TELL-DO. When he thinks he’s afraid, he tells himself he can do it…AND he does it!
Boys and girls alike can’t seem to get enough of Jon Scieska’s Trucktown series. During library class this week, I will introduce KG students to the picture book and early reader formats of this highly entertaining, high interest series. Even the most reluctant readers will want to get their hands on these books. Melvin Might? is not only an entertaining read aloud, but prompts discussions about worrying, being brave and to keep on trying. Melvin Might? reminded me of the classic story, The Little Engine that Could. Truckery Rhymes is perfect if you want a new twist on old rhymes and better yet, students find the new rhymes highly engaging. More books in this series coming soon to the ASIJ ES Library!
Move over Mother Goose, Jon Scieska has written a book of Truckery Rhymes.
A new Amazon book order arrived the other day and this book is one of my new favorite reads. I’ve only read this book to a few classes, but I like it so much that it could be one of the picture books I advocate for at the Librarians of Japan meeting this coming May…this is the meeting where we will select the 2017 Sakura Contenders.
This is more than a read aloud…this is just plain fun! This book takes interACTIVE read aloud to a whole new level. If you’re looking for a book that will get students up off the floor and responding to the story, Can You Make A Scary Face? will do the trick! More books by Jan Thomas coming soon to the ASIJ ES Library.