When it comes to teaching grammar and vocabulary, it’s important to have models for students to follow. Unfortunately, finding models can be difficult. Sentences taken from standard worksheet often come out of context and novels or non-fiction books are often too long to make pulling sentences from them effective. Where do you turn when you want a simple source text full of models for students to follow? Picture books. Pictures books help students learn about grammar and vocabulary in the context of a larger story giving the concepts they need to learn more meaning.
Use Picture Books to Teach Sentence Structure
While some picture books are complex and full of varied sentence structure, many feature page after page of similarly constructed sentences.
Where is baby’s belly button? There is baby’s belly button. Where is baby’s head? There is baby’s head.
Whether you want to teach simple sentences, compound sentences, or complex sentences, you can probably find a picture book with what you need.