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Curriculum Resource Center - Bradford Campus: Content Area Reading

This guide is designed to help education students locate resources available in the Curriculum Resource Center for lesson plans, unit plans, and class presentations.

Teacher Resource Books

Picture Books of Use in the Content Areas


Picture books “can be used to develop interest and motivation, to introduce a new topic, to illustrate practical applications of content-area concepts, and to inject a measure of humor into the classroom” (qtd. in Albright, 2002, p. 419).  Also see McElmeel, 2009, pp. 2-7.

Albright, L. K. (2002). Bringing the ice maiden to life: Engaging adolescents in learning through  picture book read-alouds in content areas. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45, 418-428.

McElmeel, S. L. (2009). Picture that: From Mendel to Normandy: Picture books and ideas, curriculum and connections for ‘tweens and teens. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.