Picture Books as Framing Texts: Research Paper Strategies for Struggling Writers


  • Aug 6 2010 3:08 PM

    Susanne Melton


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In this ReadWriteThink lesson, picture books give students frames for structuring research projects, freeing them from the language of their encyclopedia sources and allowing them to focus their attention on the content of their papers. Using picture books as models, students think more about what to say and less about how to say it, which leads to better learning experiences and better writing. When matched to the research students are doing, these picture-book frames encourage writers to shape their content in ways that facilitate meaningful learning. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Writing Strategies, English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension