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Getting Information from Pictures

As you read nonfiction books, encourage your child to use the pictures to get information about the topic before reading the words.

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Extending this activity

  • -Learning is for sharing, and speakers need an audience! As you go about your daily errands, invite your child to share some new information he learned in a book with a family member, the grocery store cashier, a neighbor, etc.

    -Allan Fowler, Gail Gibbons, and Nicola Davies are favorite authors of nonfiction books about engaging topics for young children.

Adjust for an older child

The child may 'spy' and point out a certain word each time it is read.

Adjust for a younger child

Enjoy reading the text together! Point at objects in the pictures and reinforce that the child knows the words for the objects.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Reading and Understanding Books

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