Using picture books in the secondary core content areas
The impact of picture books in the secondary core content areas of science, math, social studies, and language arts is investigated in this study. The participating teachers learned the benefits of picture books and how they can be used to meet standards. Picture books were implemented through read alouds and text sets with the aid of reading strategies. The goal of the study is to increase and sustain literacy's presence in all content areas so students are exposed throughout a school day. Data were collected through qualitative data teachers provided anecdotal evidence after using a picture book in a lesson. Findings revealed that the teachers responded positively to the incorporation of picture books in their classrooms and that future use of additional picture books is likely in all content areas.
Linander, Teresa A., "Using picture books in the secondary core content areas" (2012). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4023.