WORDLESS PICTUREBOOKS: DISPELLING MYTHS
During this Parley, Sandie Mourão, Gail Ellis and Tatia Gruenbaum dispelled the following 8 myths:
- Wordless picturebooks are picturebooks with no words.
- Wordless picturebooks are best suited for pre-primary children because there are no words so it’s easier for them to understand.
- Wordless picturebooks are narrative-based.
- (Wordless) picturebooks are only used once and rarely returned to.
- Wordless picturebooks can be read aloud.
- When working with a wordless picturebook, the children’s own language or shared classroom language should not be used.
- When reading with a wordless picturebook, it is the teacher who reads / tells the story.
- Wordless picturebooks are easy for a teacher to use because there are no word.
British Council: Picturebooks in European Primary English Language Teaching
This webinar provides a brief history of using picturebooks in Primary English Language Teaching and participants will gain a deeper understanding of:
- What a picturebook is and its potential for the PELT classroom
- How to select and use picturebooks
- How materials can be developed around picturebooks to provide children with exposure to rich authentic language and -promote a holistic approach to teaching and learning
British Council: Using picturebook video read-alouds in primary ELT – Gail Ellis and Tatia Gruenbaum
Online video read-alouds by picturebook creators are an underutilised resource in primary ELT. This webinar will present a set of criteria for the selection of quality asynchronous picturebook video read-alouds which includes an analysis of the different video production approaches used and their affordances for PELT purposes. We will also present a framework that can be used for designing materials around picturebooks for e-learning.