Module 7: Picture Book

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One picture book that I would use to help teach literature would be the book The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.  I found this book as a great tool to use when teaching literacy for many reasons.  This book is great to use to help students with phonological awareness.  Throughout the book, many of the words contain things like consonant blends, consonant digraphs and diphthongs with many words like “fish”, “thought”, “proud” and “scales”.  This book is also great when beginning to teach simple literary devices like alliteration since it has easy to read alliteration like “sparkling silver scales”.  The Rainbow Fish also contains a very valuable lesson and a very clear sequence of events.  These things also make this book an excellent literacy tool because it helps students with things like making predictions and retelling.  Since each page is filled with color and pictures, students can do things like picture walks to make predictions about what they think is going to happen when reading the story.  The clear sequence of events will help the student retell the story and learn what information to include and not to include when retelling a story.  The word choices along with the set up and lesson of the book make this a great book to use when teaching literature.


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