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Picture Books to use in High School Lessons Part II

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Why Are Picture Books Important in Secondary Education?

Helps develop skills for Figure 19 of STAAR

Aids in Expository Writing

Supports specific knowledge in Science and Social Studies TEKS

Supports Early Childhood Education training (i.e. Ready, Set, Teach)

For use with Functional Skills students

For increased comprehension skills with ESL students

Act as Mentor Texts http://www.teachmentortexts.com/p/what-are-mentor-texts.html#axzz3TYP0S5SJ

 

 

Great Websites that Promote the use of Picture Books in the Secondary Classroom

 

http://hspicturebooks.blogspot.com     This one is my favorite!

https://whatsnotwrong.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/its-picture-book-monday-in-high-school/

https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/top-10-picture-books-for-the-secondary-classroom/

https://readingrecovery.org/images/pdfs/Conferences/NC09/Handouts/McClure_Picture_Books.pdf

 

Picture Books to use in High School Lessons --Part One

 

This table pulls titles and lessons from the websites above for a quick at-a-glance view.

 

Title/Author  TEK/Topic  Misc. 
Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds  Social Studies, Civil Rights, Black History, Point of View, Inspiration, Determination,  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBzYV_eATGY

 

All Star! Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever by Jane Yolen  Sports-Baseball, Overcoming adversity,  

http://baseballhall.org/hof/wagner-honus

http://www.honuswagner.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T206_Honus_Wagner

 

Fifty Cents And A Dream Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim

 

Determination, Black History 

http://www.biography.com/people/booker-t-washington-9524663

 

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems  Inference, Sarcasm, Moral, Parody 

http://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/goldilocks_story.htm

 

Tito Puente Mambo King by Monica Brown  Expository Writing 

Invite percussionists to teach the students how to drum out a beat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT7nE1cwsjo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIWkzwc1EAI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6fhsmVyNaw

 

Download a percussion app on your iPad and allow students to play along with Tito or each other.

 

The Plot Chickens by Mary Jane and Herm Auch  The Writing Process, Word Play 

http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/Page/9296

http://www.holidayhouse.com/docs/plot_chickens_the.pdf

 

Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner  Wordless Book, Inference, Cause and Effect 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjNSxn3MVaM

 

Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren by Gretchen Woelfle  Social Studies-American Revolution, Women's Rights 

http://www.revolutionary-war.net/mercy-otis-warren.html

 

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni  Social Studies-Segregation, Black History, Civil Rights 

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks/videos/bet-you-didnt-know-rosa-parks

 

The Monsters' Monster by Patrick McDonnell  Irony  
Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo Social Studies-World War II, Holocaust, Theatre, Acting, Determination, Humanitarianism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uirBWk-qd9A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urQVzgEO_w8

 

Twilight Comes Twice by Ralph Fletcher  Poetic Prose, Figurative Language, Personification 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO61nJWWp2I

Have students read the book.  Then play the video above.  Did the narrators style give different meaning to the reading?

http://collaborationcuties.blogspot.com/2013/09/twilight-comes-twice-figurative.html

 

When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan  Jim Crow Laws, Black HIstory, Civil Rights 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAONYTMf2pk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2asMAfRKH0

 

Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson Apartheid, South Africa, Segregation, Determination

http://www.history.com/topics/nelson-mandela

 

The Quiet Place by Sarah Stewart Letters, Immigrants,   
Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O'Malley Point of View, Tone, Style

http://campus.kellerisd.net/librarycurr/Curriculum%20Connection/C-PAK%20%28Curriculum%20Connections%29%20Lessons/Once%20Upon%20a%20Cool%20Motorcycle%20Dude.pdf

 

Press Here by Herve Tullet Prediction, Interactive

http://www.chroniclebooks.com/landing-pages/presshere/images/PressHereActivitySheets.pdf

http://www.anddev.org/other-coding-problems-f5/download-ebook-press-here-by-herve-tullet-doc-pdb-pdf-t2195193.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj81KC-Gm64

Have students design their own interactive book.

 

Wumbers by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Decoding,

Compare to texting language.

http://www.chroniclebooks.com/landing-pages/pdfs/Wumbers_TeachersGuide.pdf

http://us.macmillan.com/cdc/williamsteig

 

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream retold by Bruce Coville  Introduction to Shakespeare  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDvZaMl4RU   Does the tone of this musical piece match the action of the story? 
The Lily Cupboard A Story of the Holocaust by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim Social Studies-WWII, Holocaust, Netherlands, 

http://www.ushmm.org/exhibition/hidden-children/stories_of_the_hidden/

 

Mousterpiece A Mouse-sized Guide to Modern Art by Jane Breskin Zalben Art-Styles of prominent artists Have students identify the artists being imitated.  
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown Irony

http://www.peterbrownstudio.com/downloads/Mr_Tiger_Activity_Kit.pdf

 

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold Caldecott Honor Book, Fictional Narrative, Quilting, Art-Geometric Design, Black History, Figurative Language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=794M-mcOJY4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdPxHvGB1Xo

 

A River of Words The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant Poetry, collage, Figurative Language, 

http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Williams-WC.php

 

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers  Cause and Effect, Sequence, Making predictions, Humor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XTMA5Yw3Dc

http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/files/Authors_Live_Oliver_Jeffers_Resource.pdf

 

Little Red Writing by Joan Holub  The Writing Process, grammar, punctuation, parody, collage  
Mississippi Morning by Ruth Vander Zee Racism, Family Relationships, 

http://www.eerdmans.com/Common/Redesign_PDF/9780802852113_discussionguide.pdf

 

Odd Boy Out Young Albert Einstein by Don Brown Expository Writing, Science, 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnlE9q5IEuI

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2014/05/24/myth-einsteins-brain/#.VPogYGTF9lA

 

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen Caldecott Medal, Making Predictions, Morals

http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/0763655988.kit.2.pdf

 

Year of the Jungle Memories From the Home Front by Suzanne Collins Social Studies-Viet Nam, Point of View

http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~keith/poems/Custard.html

http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war

 

What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? by Julie Ellis Math- Pythagorean Theorem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbopLhP4kpo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8-bnZh8Zuc

 

A Splash of Red The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant Art, Determination, WWI http://www.museumsyndicate.com/artist.php?artist=213
Time Flies by Eric Rohmann Wordless Book, Inference,

http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=690

 

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile by Gloria Houston  Sequence of Events, Expository writing, Narrative  http://classroombookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/miss-dorothy-and-her-bookmobile-and.html 
Zero the Hero by Joan Holub Math Humor, Basic Math Facts, Roman Numerals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjj7l2t5_Kc

 

This Plus That Life's Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Math Equations=Language Equations

Students create their own word equations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k48S_jUHzC4

 

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris Social Studies-Civil Rights, Black History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT0SUMSjMWw

 

The Yellow Star The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy  Legend, Social Studies-WWII, Holocaust, Courage http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008043 
Zombie in  Love by Kelly DiPucchio Humor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKpgwxfPfsw

 

The Librarian of asra A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter Iraq, Libraries, Determination

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5xp-KOVbmw

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/27/world/after-the-war-the-librarian-books-spirited-to-safety-before-iraq-library-fire.html

 

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone  Women's Rights, Determination  
The Price of Freedom How One Town Stood Up To Slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin  Social Studies-Slavery, Underground Railroad, Fugitive Slave Act  

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/underground-railroad-journey-freedom/?ar_a=1

 

This Is the Rope A Story From the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson  Social Studies-Migration of African American families from South to North, Inference   

Picture Books to Use in High School Lessons Part III

 

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