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In Pictures and In Words

Teaching the Qualities of Good Writing Through Illustration Study

Make abstract qualities like tone, detail, and organization easily visible for young writers with Katie Wood Ray’s In Pictures and in Words.

“If teachers show children how an illustrator’s decisions about pictures are a lot like a writer’s decisions about words, they form a bridge of understanding that nurtures children as writers.” Katie Wood Ray

Katie (beloved author of About the Authors and Already Ready) begins with a strong, classroom-based research foundation for this powerful, intuitive idea. She then suggests 50 ways you might use illustrations to help students internalize key aspects...

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Make abstract qualities like tone, detail, and organization easily visible for young writers with Katie Wood Ray’s In Pictures and in Words.

“If teachers show children how an illustrator’s decisions about pictures are a lot like a writer’s decisions about words, they form a bridge of understanding that nurtures children as writers.” Katie Wood Ray

Katie (beloved author of About the Authors and Already Ready) begins with a strong, classroom-based research foundation for this powerful, intuitive idea. She then suggests 50 ways you might use illustrations to help students internalize key aspects of craft through their love of picture books.

In Pictures and in Words is filled with sample student work that documents how children’s thinking deepens as they explore illustrations. Katie even includes full-color pages of published illustrations with examples of sticky-notes that show the kinds of links students can make between pictures and words.

Give children an engaging way to make the qualities of good writing part of everything they write, for life. Find out how Katie Ray can help you do it when you read In Pictures and In Words.

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