Never Too Old: Embracing Picture Books To Teach Older Students

This is a re-blog from School Library Journal.
Please use the link below the excerpt to read the entire article.

Students in Scio, NY, discuss illustrators’ choices.
Photo courtesy of Scio Central School District

Mary Zdrojewski was in for a surprise. Not long ago, the librarian in the Scio (NY) Central School District had been assigned a class of teens at her K–12 school. Zdrojewski asked the students what they wanted from their library class, expecting to hear requests for coding, robotics, or hands-on projects. “They just wanted me to read aloud to them,” Zdrojewski recalls. “I tried short stories, including the ‘Guys Read’ series, because I thought they would be ‘cool.’” But she soon discovered that “the students really wanted pictures to look at.”

Read the whole article here: https://www.slj.com/2018/02/books-media/never-old-embracing-picture-books-teach-older-students/

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