I spend a lot of time writing about ways teachers can use picture books as mentor texts to lift the level of students' writing. Today I want to share the Whole Book Approach with you since it's a way you can enrich the read alouds you're already doing with your students. This post includes an interview with Megan Dowd Lambert, creator of the Whole Book Approach and a giveaway of her new book, Reading Picture Books with Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See.
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Picture books are art forms.
I spent a weekend in the woods learning about picture book art and design at a workshop led by educators from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Highlights Foundation.