Think you can't use picture books with older students? You sure can! Many picture books are written for an older audience, and they have science or social studies topics incorporated into the story line. Picture books are an easy way to integrate reading into the content areas, and, let's face it, older kiddos still love to be read to! You can also teach a wide variety of skills using picture books from reading comprehension skills to grammar to tone…the possibilities are endless!
This free resource includes a graphic organizer that can be used with any picture book to help you get your students into the routine of using picture books in the classroom. If you set the expectation that picture books have a place in your classroom, and you are enthusiastic about reading picture books, your students will be, too.
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