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Bringing Picture Books into Middle and High School Classrooms

In addition to pairing well with higher-level texts, picture books open up discussion on perspective and word choice, and create a feeling of community in the classroom. By tapping into students’ early reading experiences, teachers hope to foster a continued love of reading.

Picture books, according to some English language arts (ELA) experts, provide excellent opportunities to teach higher-level skills while still providing an engaging experience for older students who might think they don’t like to read. In fact, many picture books are quite complex. (School Library Journal)

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