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"You Can Read! Wordless Picture Books In Kindergarten"


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The Town School Kindergarten Team presents: "You Can Read! Wordless Picture Books in Kindergarten" - a NYCAEYC Presentation from 10/16/10

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"You Can Read! Wordless Picture Books In Kindergarten"

  1. 1. You Can Read!Wordless Picture Books in Kindergarten<br />The Town School Kindergarten Team<br />Eloisa Avino, Amy Johnson, Laura Lazarus, Suzanne Perreault, Maggie Rogers<br />
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  3. 3. Our Goals for You!<br /><ul><li>Learn specific strategies and prompts to use in your classroom
  4. 4. See kindergarten students in action
  5. 5. Browse our wordless picture book collection
  6. 6. Experience a mini-lesson
  7. 7. Acquire materials to use in your classroom</li></li></ul><li>What is a Wordless Picture Book?<br />“the pictures tell it all” (Lukens, 1991)<br />“(they) rely entirely on illustrations to tell a story” (Jalongo et al, 2002)<br />
  8. 8. Choosing Wordless Picture Books<br />“Just because a book is textless<br />does not make it suitable for young children.” <br />(Jalongo et al, 2002)<br />Watch for:<br /><ul><li>complexity
  9. 9. detail
  10. 10. inference
  11. 11. content</li></li></ul><li>What previous experiences have you had with wordless picture books?<br />
  12. 12. Why Wordless Picture Books?<br /><ul><li>Build readers’ confidence and enthusiasm
  13. 13. Develop oral language and vocabulary
  14. 14. Create an understanding of sequence and story plots</li></li></ul><li>Experiencing a Wordless Picture Book<br />
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  21. 21. Turn and Talk!<br />What can a student learn <br />about reading <br />from this read aloud?<br />How did the reader <br />tell this story?<br />How did the reader <br />interact with the book?<br />
  22. 22. There Is So Much To Teach!<br />create the story<br />take a picture walk<br />name the characters<br />act out the story<br />become the characters<br />add dialogue<br />collaborate with a partner<br />
  23. 23. Turn and Talk!<br />What stood out <br />for you in these videos?<br />What questions do <br />you have so far?<br />
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  26. 26. Why Wordless Picture Books?<br />They transition students into a more formalized Kindergarten reading program.<br />They build confidence and alleviate student anxiety.<br />
  27. 27. Why Wordless Picture Books?<br />They help broaden the definition of “reading.”<br />
  28. 28. Why Wordless Picture Books?<br />They are accessible for students at all levels.<br />
  29. 29. Why Wordless Picture Books?<br />They help build reading comprehension skills.<br />
  30. 30. Why Wordless Picture Books?<br />They help build student vocabulary <br />and oral language.<br />
  31. 31. Why Wordless Picture Books?<br />They help make reading fun.<br />
  32. 32. How does one <br />assess <br />a wordless picture book reader?<br />
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  35. 35. Time To Explore!<br />Look for…<br /><ul><li>Clear story structure (beginning/middle/end)
  36. 36. Themes that are relatable to your age group
  37. 37. Detailed and engaging illustrations
  38. 38. Story elements (characters, setting…)</li></li></ul><li> What questions <br /> do you still have?<br />
  39. 39. Contact Information<br /><br /><br /><br />