Books and Teaching Sequences
The picture books which have featured in the courses have been very varied and draw on different demands of the reader. The project features books where:
- The main narrative is carried by the words and the pictures complement that, whilst adding more detail and complexity.
- The story is entirely in the pictures and the writing is an accompaniment which offers the some speech though does not elucidate who is speaking, demanding inference. The words emphasise the whole repetitive structure of the book
- The words are only found in speech bubbles and the narrative is contained in the drawings and opening flaps
- The details in the pictures give echoes referring to what has been seen before, leading subtly to the underlying theme
- The words stand alone, telling a story with an explicit moral, and the pictures elaborate the story, giving much more to talk about in spotting details. The pictures appear to be deliberately aimed to provoke discussion of words as well as actions.