A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words. Katie Lambeth Brann 2 nd Grade Walkertown Elementary School Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Introduction. My classroom library does not have any wordless picture books. Read picture books unit themes •to build vocabulary
Katie Lambeth Brann
Walkertown Elementary School
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Books that do not have text
Stories that are sequenced through
Picture alone tells the story
number of words, thought units,
vocabulary, punctuation/mechanic errors, and descriptive words
Can tape recording the students orally reading a picture book help them to transfer the conversations between the characters when writing the story on paper?
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Wordless Picture Books used with research
Anno, M. (1977). Anno’s journey. 1st ed. Cleveland, NY: Collins.
Baker, J. (1991). Window. 1st ed. New York: Greenwillow Books.
Briggs, R. (1978). The snowman. 1st ed. New York: Random House.
Fleischman, P., & Hawkes, K. (2004). Sidewalk circus. Cambridge, MA:
Luthardt, K. (2003). Peep!. 1st ed. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree.
Maizlish, L. (1996). The ring. 1st ed. New York: Greenwillow Books.
McCully, E. (2001). Four hungry kittens. New York: Dial Books for Young
McCully, E. (1987). School. 1st ed. New York: Harper and Row.
McCully, E. (1988). The Christmas gift. 1st ed. New York: Harper and Row.
Schories, P. (2004). Breakfast for jack. 1st ed. Asheville, NC: Front Street.
Tafuri, N. (1983). Early morning in the barn.1st ed. New York:
Do You Want to Be My Friend? by Eric Carle
Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaula
A Boy, A Dog, and a Frog by Mayer Mercer
Tuesday by David Wiesner
*Story sentences matched the pictures
*Used punctuation correctly
*Personalized books by naming the characters
“I love to write.”
“Yes bekos I love to write.”
“Sometimes I most of the time I get a camp in my nocols.”
“I like to write sometimes. But if it is a story I will write a lot.”
“I love to right, publish books very much.”
“It is fun to da it aefeday it is os fun.”
“Cindfo I love to do nee to nee.”
“Yes because I like writing story’s without the word’s”
“It seems like they show a helpful setting.”
“It is showing happy, sad, crying, and excitement.”
“I fond a plan and a lote of mise.”
“They show action. If somethin hapins they change they smile.”
“If I created a book I would add setting to it. I would also add some caritores.”
“The setting. The people. The beginning. The end. The middle.”
“A nice ending the best beeing.”