Welcome to Teaching with Picture Books!
I am a mother of two and the founder of Links to Literacy, an educational consulting company. After eight years at home with my children, I went back to the classroom in the 2011-2012 school year. For the 2012-2013 year, I will work in professional development as a writing coach for grades 3-5.
My children have been exposed to books since birth (before, if you count the books I read to them in utero). When I taught, my classroom library was a focus of my room. I loved teaching with picture books in my classroom and love reading them to my own children. So, I thought why not create a blog to share some of the lessons I taught or would teach if I were still in the classroom.
For Teaching with Picture Books, I look for high quality literature that can be used to model reading comprehension strategies or the six traits of writing, mainly. I also blog at Literacy Toolbox
, providing tips and tools for parents and educators to enhance the literacy lives of children.
It is my goal to make this blog a resource for educators and parents, alike. If you like it, please share it!