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24 reviewed resources for wordless picture books

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Wordless Picture Books

For Teachers K
Students use wordless picture books to examine elements regarding a story, the plot, and characters. In this wordless picture books lesson plan, students select a book to creatively discuss. Students then listen to the teacher read the...
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Picture This!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore and generate story elements for wordless picture books. In this collaborative writing lesson, students review wordless picture books and write a story based on the illustrations. Young scholars use post-it notes to...
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Anticipatory Set Picture Walk

For Teachers K - 3rd
Take young learners on a picture walk! First, they will make predictions about a story, its plot, and its characters by perusing the pictures. Then, after reading, they identify supporting details and assess whether their predictions...
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Picture Books, Retelling, and Writing

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students create stories using only pictures.  For this visual storytelling lesson, students read Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie de Paola and analyze the wordless story.  Students create new text for the book by writing on sticky notes.
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All About Me Books

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young authors write books about themselves using one of the identified types of literature and the writing process. They identify the common characteristics among the books in each group, edit, and gift their books to a younger student.
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All About Me Books

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners examine literature of emergent readers, categorize books into types of literature common for primary readers (wordless, pattern, alphabet, number, rhyme, etc.), and write a book about themselves to give as gifts to their new...
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Using Wordless Comics To Help Create Meaning in Reading

For Teachers K - 2nd
Use picture cues as a tool in order to create meaning along with text. With a wordless comic, young illustrators discuss the main idea and character traits, and independently write a summary for a page of a wordless comic. This strategy...
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It's Not Just Story Time... It's Learning Time!

For Teachers Pre-K
Students look at picture books and describe the story elements. In this picture book lesson, students retell a story and begin to understand the story elements of plot, setting, and characters. Students complete graphic organizers to...
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One Thing Leads to Another

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students analyze the storytelling methods in wordless books.  In this visual storytelling lesson, students write a story that correspond to a specific wordless picture book.  Students create their own wordless picture book after...
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Books Without Words

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students create wordless picture books by using recycled greeting cards. In this book-making instructional activity, students compare the difference between wordless book and books with words. They watch the teacher model how to tell a...
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All About Me Books

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students work in groups to examine emergent literature. In this literature lesson, students categorize books into types of literature and use the writing process to write a book about themselves.
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Picture This

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students, after explaining the famous quote, "A picture is worth a thousand words," supply the missing words to a wordless story by Mercer Mayer called "A Boy, A Dog, and A Frog." They brainstorm the setting, plot, descriptive words,...
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Let’s Create Stories!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students create their own stories. In this early childhood lesson plan, students create stories for various wordless picture books and magazine pictures. Children dictate the story to be written and share finished stories with their...
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Anticipatory Set Picture Walk

For Teachers 3rd
The teacher models a Picture Walk by using a "think aloud" method while reading a picture book to the class. On the second day, 3rd graders use a worksheet as a guide for a second picture walk. This time, students complete the "think...
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A Small Book of Small Things

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore size relationships as they collect pictures of the small things in their world. In this early childhood math and literacy lesson, students gain an understanding of size differences and develop fine-motor and literacy...
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What's the Point? A Lesson on Point of View

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read the book, Good Dog by Alexandra Day. In this writing instructional activity, 4th graders re-write the story from a chosen character's point of view. This instructional activity can be used with many other wordless...
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Activity Plan 5-6: Let's Create Stories!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners examine wordless books and other pictures in order to learn how the teacher "reads a picture" to tell a story about it. In this early writing lesson plan, students then create their own picture for story telling by painting....
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Try to Judge a Book by Its Cover

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students understand and use illustrations and pictures in informational text as sources of information. During the lesson, children share prior knowledge about a topic and indicate additional interest by asking questions to gain more...
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Zoo Phonics Preschool Lesson

For Teachers Pre-K
Have your class discuss the letter /l/ sound. Using a variety of entertaining books, preschoolers identify the sound of this letter. This is a terrific way to review the letter L.
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The Snowman

For Teachers K - 1st
Students view the wordless book The Snowman.  In this Snowman book lesson, students discuss the events in the pictures of the book.  Students write a sentence with illustration to respond to the book.  Students paint CD's and create a...
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Citing Sources: APA Style

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's more than simply polite to cite the sources used when conducting research—it's a necessity. A handout on APA style outlines how to cite a wide variety of sources, as well as how to format a research paper so it aligns with APA...
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Tale of the Tooth Fairy

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners share social and cultural traditions and values. They develop listening strategies to explain what is heard.
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Making Inferences – Use Your Mind to Read!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
How can you tell if someone is happy? The lesson works with elementary and middle school scholars to activate their schema and pay attention to details to make inferences in their daily lives, poetry, and other literature. Cleverly...
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Symmetry

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders find symmetry in nature. For this symmetry lesson, 3rd graders discover that symmetry is in nature and our everyday world. Students examine the alphabet for symmetrical letters then create their own artwork showing symmetry.

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