Last time on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, we talked about what happens (and what our kids gain) when we read aloud a book a day. In this episode, we’re digging in to how to look closely at a picture book—how to see what we might otherwise miss.
You may be surprised at how much is there in a picture book, just waiting to be seen and heard!
No lesson plans are needed. Just you, your kid(s), a book plucked from your shelf. Ready? Let’s do this.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- What about just reading, and not doing anything extra?
- How open-ended questions change the reading experience for everyone
- How to look at a picture book in a brand new way
CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON TO START LISTENING:
|3:28||All of the good stuff …|
|6:17||The wonderful Provensens!|
|8:27||Using open-ended questions|
|19:57||Monet and the cat 🐈|
|21:46||Enriching the book experience|
|24:28||Snowman – Cold = Puddle|
|26:42||Your Place in the Universe|
|29:34||You’re a Good Dog, Carl|
|32:04||Let the Kids Speak|
QUOTES TO REMEMBER:
I like to think of end papers as setting the stage for what’s coming. It’s like when you’re at the theater, the show’s about to start, the orchestra’s tuning up, and the house lights go down, everyone gets quiet…Kortney Garrison
Wordless books are wonderful because they slow you down. Sometimes our kids need that and sometimes we need that.Kara Anderson
LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:
- Connect with Kortney
- Connect with Kara
- RAR #178: Why Read a Book a Day? (yep- you can!)
- Books by the wonderful Alice and Martin Provensen
- RAR #166:What’s the Deal with Open-Ended Questions? (With a FREE guide)
- RAR #170: How to Read a Wordless Book
- Austin Kleon (books that spin you out)
- RAR #147: Our Favorite Math Read-Alouds
Here’s the page from Mornings with Monet that Sarah talked about:
And the picture book cat (first) compared to Monet’s painting of a cat (second). What serendipity!
BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
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Sarah’s dog, Tomie dePawla, on the Oregon Coast:
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- Teach your kids to think like a scientist (with books you already have)
- Why rereading is possible the best reading
- Why Read Picture Books with Older Kids?
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