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25 New and Noteworthy Wordless Picture Books

Check out some of the best wordless picture books. Classic wordless books and new wordless books from authors such as David Wiesner, Aaron Becker, Jeannie Baker, and Bill Thomson. Caldecott Medal and Honor books great for any grad level from Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade. Lessons, activities and ideas for teachers and elementary students included whether you want books for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade.

Wordless picture books are a great way to promote literacy for a variety of audiences. ELLs and emerging bilinguals can use them to develop vocabulary and use the language that they know. They can also be used for emergent readers to get them to develop a deep understanding of story structure and tell the story […]

Increasing Discussion with Wordless Books

You can increase discussion with wordless books. Three strategies that work with many picture books and are guaranteed to decrease teacher talk and increase student engagement in classroom discussion and conversation about your read aloud with wordless picture books. Strategies that work well with primary and upper elementary students. Your Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade students are guaranteed to talk more with these teaching strategies.

Picture this: You have the most well-thought out lesson plan for your read aloud complete with questions that are designed to get your students talking and sentence frames to help your students answer your discussion question. You read the book and then try to get start your discussion and…CRICKETS. It’s happened to me MANY times. […]