The Whole Book Approach: Using Visual Thinking Strategies for 5th - 8th Grade

Offered by:
  • 1 Plan: 3 Falls
  • Island Readers & Writers
  • Alison Johnson, Director of School Programs
None required
  • Teachers
  • Other Educators

Audience: 5th - 8th Grade Educators, families, librarians, or others that read with young children

Pre-session work: If you have a favorite picture book or two, bring them along!

Description: Learn how to maximize your reading time with kids focusing on the picture book in its whole art form and using simple Visual Thinking Strategies. The WBA was developed by Megan Dowd Lambert during her time at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to create a shared reading experience that draws on children’s natural curiosity in making observations. This training will be an abbreviated version adapted to reflect current restrictions that hinder access to books but will be interactive nonetheless. Come prepared to discover a whole new way of engaging kids around picture books!