How many times have you watched a child or student choose a book and then pore over the illustrations? Wordless books are books that don't have any words and tell their story through the illustrations. The pictures give you clues about what is going to happen next. Students can make up a story, in their home language or English, that goes along with the pictures. For ideas on how to use wordless picture books in the classroom, see the Wonderful World of Wordless Picture Books on Judie Haynes' EverythingESL website.
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