Picture This!
Using Picture Books
Across the Curriculum  
Secondary

Picture books which have historically be used in the primary grades due to their short length, simple plots, and minimal number of characters. When used in secondary grades, their principal function has been as remediation for struggling readers or English language learners (ELLs). However, anecdotal evidence and an exhaustive literature review strongly suggest that the supplemental use of picture books increases engagement and learning among high school students at all instructional levels. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of picture books on high school students’ engagement with these texts. (Melissa Reiker)

Learning Styles

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinesthetic

Why are students successful in the classrooms using picture books?

  • Familiar with the books
  • They don't seem threatening
  • Visually memory
  • Brief

ELAR

Sentence Structure

Alliteration

Onomatopoeia

Idioms

Similes & Metaphors

Personification

Point of View

Compare & Contrast

Character Traits

Plot

Main or Central Idea

Cause & Effect

Sequencing

Story Order



Social Studies & History

Early Exploration

Native Americans

Pilgrims

Colonials

Revolutionary War

Building of America

Civil War

Slavery & Emancipation

Westward Expansion

Dust Bowl

WWI

Great Depression

Woman's Suffrage

WWII

Civil Rights

Communities & Shelters

Maps & Mapskills

MATH

Number Concepts

Addition & Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Fractions

Area & Perimeter

Measurement

Time

Money

Probablilty

Graphs & Charts

Geometry


Science
Habitats & Bioms

Life Science

Physical Science

Space

Chemistry