Picture books can be excellent tools for analyzing author’s craft, author's purpose, figurative language, parts of speech, and literary elements. This project covers all of these topics while also engaging students in the joy of reading picture books!
This picture book evaluation project begins with a word sort review, followed by analysis, and evaluation of the different aspects of picture books. Students will show what they know in small group presentations, as well as, in a whole class book trailer presentation.
This project can be used with either nonfiction or fiction books. It requires higher-order analysis, synthesis of concepts learned, and the final project encourages creative thinking. It is also an ideal resource for distance learning! I suggest using this assignment at least twice a year so that you can see how your students’ understanding of author’s craft, parts of speech, text features, and figurative language has grown from the beginning to the end of the year!
This product includes:
- A guide for teachers: Contains step by step instructions for conducting the 7-10 day unit
- 6 Printable Close Reading/Text Analysis Worksheets for students to complete
- Student Project Instructions (Digital Edition- Google Drive and printable black & white version included for easy printing)
- Word Sort Activity
- Detailed rubric for easy grading
Picture Book Resources:
Follow me on Instagram to find picture book recommendations that can be used with this product. I always include a brief summary of the author's/illustrator's craft in each post. You can also check out my blog for picture book lists to help you as you collect books for your students to use!
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