Professional Development

A. Activity Explanation: Integrating Text with Illustration

A. Activity Explanation: Integrating Text with Illustration

The teacher engages the student in talking about the cover illustrations and connecting the illustration to the title. This will help activate background knowledge and get the student thinking about the characters, setting, or topic of the book. The teacher is modeling the language to talk about the cover, as well as the metacognitive behavior of using clues from the pictures and the words and connecting them to what you already know to make an inference.

B. Activity Demonstration: Integrating Text with Illustration to Explore the Book Cover

B. Activity Demonstration: Integrating Text with Illustration to Explore the Book Cover

The teacher engages the student in talking about the cover illustrations and connecting the illustration to the title. This will help activate background knowledge and get the student thinking about the characters, setting, or topic of the book. The teacher is modeling the language to talk about the cover, as well as the metacognitive behavior of using clues from the pictures and the words and connecting them to what you already know to make an inference.