ERIC Number: EJ1004202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Using Picturebooks to Promote Academic Literacy
Ranck-Buhr, Wendy, Ed.
Voices from the Middle, v20 n4 p47-48 May 2013
The development of academic literacy requires students to think critically about multiple text types. Picturebooks can be rich and varied resources on which to base well-designed instruction that will facilitate thinking, discussions, connections, and problem solving in multiple content areas. From the Holocaust to ecology to grammar, picturebooks use informative text and outstanding (and meaningful) artwork to grow knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for myriad topics and genres. Don't be afraid to try it!
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Problem Solving, Illustrations, Content Area Reading, Middle Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
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