Picture Book PD

I completed my “I Love Picture Books, Don’t You?” PD this afternoon. I have been working on it for weeks and I am glad it was received as well as it was.  I had purchased over 30 books at random from local thrift stores, bargain stores, and discount stores and found some great books.  I have started a great little collection for such a minimal cost.

I spent my time reading each book. Sometimes I had to read them a few times because one or all of my children wanted to be read to. After reading the book, I made a list of skill based questions or activities that could be taught with each book.  I created a one page resource for each book and even found some paired texts or art pieces for some books.

The PD attendees are middle school and high school educators that learned the possibility to take any picture book into a secondary setting to teach literary skills.  I am planning to start sharing one book at a time here on my blog with the skill resources that accompany that book to help other secondary teachers build their picture book library.


I challenged each teacher to incorporate just one picture book into instruction during the
remainder of the school year. They came up with several different way to teach with picture books, evidenced by a fabulous anchor chart.


proxyDuring the month of March 2016, I will be completing a daily blog as part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge! More Slice of Life posts from Day 24 can be found on Two Writing Teachers.

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3 thoughts on “Picture Book PD

  1. I remember attending a PD on Read Alouds, and there were 5th grade teachers there balking at using Picture Books! Glad you have teachers willing to use a different tool to instruct their students.

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  2. yay! I think picture books can be used at any age — and I love when I hear I’m not alone in that! Sometimes I get funny looks about it. 🙂 Have you checked out Pernille Ripp’s blog? She teaches 7th grade and uses a lot of picture books — she has some great titles listed. 🙂

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