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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!





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 





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




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



Pablo Neruda Poet of the People by Monica Brown  Poetry 




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 



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



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



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




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





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




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.



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




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




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