Sunday, July 28, 2013

Illustration Study

If you teach a writing workshop unit of study that focuses on illustrations I have two great books to recommend to you. 
Both books use illustrations to enhance the meaning of the written word. Besides being great books for an illustration study, they both connect to September school topics/themes. 

{ Touchstone texts are pieces of literature that the students know and love and that can be used throughout a unit of study as another way of teaching craft~Leah Mermelstein}

 Say Hello by Jack and Michael Foreman
This book touches on that idea of being alone and needing a friend. The illustrator uses colors in interesting ways in this book. 

The second book is called 
Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
The illustrations are big and bold.
{This is funny too.}

What I love about this book is the ending. The bull makes a bad choice but in the end, they can all be friends. I think this is an important message to send to kids and parents. 


 The idea of an illustration study comes from the wonderful book In Pictures In Words by Katie Wood Ray. You can check out my illustration Pinterest board below. 


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  2. Melissa,

    Great post! Thanks for sharing! :) Both of these books are new to me!



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