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Title: PICTURE BOOKS


1
Unit 3
  • PICTURE BOOKS

2
THOUGHT FOR THE TEACHER
  • Whenever I need something I can really count on,
    I read aloud a picture book. I know students
    will pay attention to a good book and I choose
    one that will cause them to talk.
  • A Picture books a great springboard for me to
    get the kids to talk, to read, and to write.

3
Picture Books
  • Reading for meaning.
  • Predict what will happen.
  • Meanings of language/vocabulary (example ring).
  • Trigger excitement and talk.
  • Focus student attention.
  • Elicit surefire responses.
  • Fiction and nonfiction
  • Assists those not at reading level.

4
Picture Books
  • Tell stories.
  • Elaborate concepts.
  • Impart information.
  • Defined by format -- combination of words and
    art, rather than content.
  • Made for all ages and grade levels.

5
Levels of Picture Books
  • Infants and toddlers -- cardboard or cloth,
    bright pictures.
  • Nursery/primary -- read aloud, develop concepts
    through the experience.
  • Older students -- vivid examples of literary
    techniques, the writers craft, to explore
    difficult concepts.

6
Evaluation of Picture Books
  • Genre.
  • Text quality.
  • Artistic quality.

7
GENRE OF PICTURE BOOKS SPAN ALL POSSIBILITIES
  • Fiction
  • Folklore
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Informational Books
  • Concept Books
  • Poetry
  • Biography/Auto-biography.

8
TEXT QUALITYFiction
  • Setting -- time and place of the story.
  • Characterization.
  • Plot -- sequence of events.
  • Theme -- storys major overriding idea.
  • Style -- language.

9
SETTING
  • presented quickly
  • present, pasts, future.
  • real or make-believe.
  • Can usually tell before read one word
  • reflect ethnic and cultural traditions

10
CHARACTERIZATION
  • stereotypes of folklore prince/princess.
  • evidence of growth change across the story.
  • historical -- recognizably human
  • pictures usually childlike
  • well developed.
  • active rather than passive
  • children identify with them

11
PLOT
  • Straightforward
  • Chronological order.
  • Something happens and happens fast.
  • Usually centers around a problem or conflict --
    one children recognize (too young, too scared to
    act)
  • Well defined, recognizable endings

12
THEME
  • Overriding idea.
  • Reflects childs world.
  • Examples
  • growing-up increasing independence,
    self-reliance.
  • Not blatantly stated.
  • Evolve naturally.
  • Permeates illustrations and plot.

13
STYLE
  • Language essential to quality.
  • Words limited -- must be carefully chosen.
  • Language adults read -- kids can understand.
  • Not meant to be beginning readers.
  • Interesting words, build excitement, drama, or
    images.
  • Internal rhythm or melody.
  • Sounds natural when read aloud.

14
TEXT QUALITYNonfiction
  • Same criteria for all nonfiction.
  • Text readable.
  • Appropriate to readers age/developmental level.
  • Accurate.
  • Up-to-date information.
  • Consistent with current knowledge.

15
Readability Appropriateness
  • Explained simply understood scientifically
    accurate.
  • Convey meaningful message with clarity and style
    thru lucid text and artful illustrations.

16
Accuracy and Recency
  • Accurate, up-to-date, consistent with current
    knowledge.
  • Illustrations match text -- provide extra details
    -- enhance verbal information.
  • Contain accurate words used in precise ways
    sentence patterns have internal rhythm - easy to
    comprehend when read aloud.

17
Poetry and Song
  • Artists visual interpretation of song, poem or
    verse.
  • Text -- one or two lines per page.
  • Brief, rhythmic verses, narrative verses,
    childrens songs, and folksongs.
  • Illustrations depict both action and feeling,
    matching mood established by author.

18
ARTISTIC QUALITYElements of Art
  • Media -- medium/material used to produce
  • watercolors, oils, acrylics, ink, pencil,
    charcoal, pastels, tissue paper, acetate sheets,
    or fabric.
  • artists makes choices color, style, composition
    line, shape, placement on page, negative space,
    texture.
  • Techniques - painting, etching, wood and linoleum
    cuts, air brush, collage, photography.
  • Styles

19
Basic Elements of Art
  • Line -- mark on paper or boundary where different
    colors meet.
  • Shape -- area or form with definite outline.
  • Texture -- surface of an illustration.
  • Color -- or lack of it -- express character,
    mood, and emotion.
  • Vary in hue.
  • Intensity.
  • Design -- composition -- balance, rhythm,
    variety, emphasis and spatial order

20
Basic Elements of Art (cont)
  • Media and Technique --
  • Media -- material used.
  • Technique -- method of creating. (can be
    combination)

21
When Evaluating Artistic Quality
  • Reflect words.
  • Present information.
  • Extend story.
  • Elaborate concept.
  • Present fresh visual interpretation -- enable
    reader to view in a new or different way.

22
PICTURES AND TEXT WORK TOGETHER
  • Illustrations are equal with the text.
  • Different -- than just verifying or co-telling
    the same story.
  • Presents visual information -- creates story
    within a story.
  • Wordless Books.
  • Test and art are interwoven.

23
Styles of Art
  • Reflects the individuality artistic strength of
    artist -- influenced by content and mood of text
    and intended audience.

24
STYLES OF ART
  • Representational -- realistic depiction.
  • Surrealistic -- startling images, incongruities
    --attitude or mockery.
  • Impressionistic -- emphasize light and color --
    break image into smaller bits of color.

25
Styles of Art (cont)
  • Folk Art -- simplifies, exaggerates and distorts
    reality.
  • Naïve Art --technically unsophisticated -- clear,
    intense emotions visions.
  • Cartoon -- emphasizes line, reduces features to
    simplified shapes -- exaggerates in 2 dimensions
    to create caricature.

26
Picture Books for Very Young Children
  • Board Books -- infants and toddlers up to 3 years
  • Participation Books
  • Storybooks and poems

27
Picture Books for Nursery and Primary Grades
  • Concepts Books
  • Alphabet Books
  • Counting Books
  • Books for Emerging Readers
  • Wordless Books
  • Patterned Books -- predictable books
  • Beginning to Read --

28
Picture Books for Intermediate Advanced Readers
  • MTV generation
  • Learn more quicklty from picture books
  • ESL students learn more quickly

29
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN LIFE AND LITERATURE
  • INNER WORLD
  • FAMILY WORD
  • SOCIAL WORLD
  • NATURAL WORLD
  • AESTHETIC WORLD
  • IMAGINARY WORLD
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