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Picture Books to Use in High School Lessons Part III

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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

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

 

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

 

Title/Author  TEK/Topic  Misc. 
Looking At Lincoln by Maira Kalman  Social Studies-Civil War, Biography 

https://content.thespco.org/music/compositions/overture-to-the-magic-flute-wolfgang-amadeus-mozart/ 

http://www.usstatefuneral.mdw.army.mil/military-honors/caparisoned-horse

 

 

Monsieur Marceau by Leda Schubert  Theater Arts-Mime, World War II, Holocaust 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lF0XMCssG0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i99k7nCnVwM

 

Words Set Me Free The Story of Young Frederick Douglass by Lesa Cline-Ransome  Slavery, Power of Reading 

http://www.state.lib.la.us/files/LYRC/Words_Set_Me_Free_by_Lesa_Cline-Ransome_Study_Guide.pdf

 

Pablo Neruda Poet of the People by Monica Brown  Poetry 

 http://www.poemhunter.com/pablo-neruda/poems/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4026.Pablo_Neruda

 

Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLachlan  Lyrical, Metaphor (comparing children to snowflakes)

Written in  honor of children killed in Sandy Hook school shooting 

 

Unspoken A Story From the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole  Social Studies-Civil War, ELA-Inferencing, Wordless Book 

 http://pathways.thinkport.org/about/about5.cfm

 

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander Math-circumference, diameter, radius

https://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/charlesbridge/charlesbridge_RoundTableDis.pdf

 

Mirror Mirror a Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer  Point of View, fairy tales  Have students write a pair of reverso poems. 
Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown ESL, Reading

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

 

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey Social Studies-Civil rights, Jim Crow Laws, 

http://www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Race/R_Casestudy/Negro_motorist_green_bk.htm

http://www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Race/R_Casestudy/87_135_1736_GreenBk.pdf

 

A Nation's Hope The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt De La Pena Sports-boxing, Social Studies-WWII, Determination

http://www.biography.com/people/joe-louis-9386989

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3PpR12yaRs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iLgwkzyeDs

 

Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky Caldecott Medal, Fairy Tales, Literary Themes and Motifs

http://paulozelinsky.com/rampion_1.html

http://literarydevices.net/theme/

http://literary-devices.com/content/motif

Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word by Rob Raczka Anagram, Rebus, Riddle, Word Puzzles, Poetry

Make poems 'squeezed' from a single word.

http://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=23177&a=1

 

The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg Inferencing, Prediction, Foreshadowing, Tone http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/thepolarexpress/tg/stone.shtml  for excellent guiding questions
On a Beam of Light A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne Biography, Science, Dreaming

Compare to another picture book about Einstein, Odd Boy Out by Don Brown

http://www.alberteinstein.info/

http://www.biography.com/people/albert-einstein-9285408/videos/albert-einstein-scientific-hero-12734019705

 

Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin Pulver Punctuation Figure out which punctuation the post cards are from

 

 

 

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