How to use English children’s books, picture books in particular, for teaching English is probably the question I get asked the most. So to help out, have a look at the following:
- Pinterest: The Little English Library has a resource page which can be accessed over our public fb page (special tab) or via pinterest.
- Many authors / illustrators have their own websites and offer free printable activity handouts. For example: Emily Gravett, Steve Antony …
- Publishers: Check the publishers, often you can find additional materials for books online.
- Check Teaching Ideas – this website is truly amazing and has countless cross curricular links and ideas for many popular books. Just type in the title of the book in the ‘Search Box’.
- If you are in interested in the more academic side of children’s literature, have a look at this free journal: CLELE
- The Book Trust is another fabulous resource and for a collection of free activities and e-books, check the Oxford OWL
- Great free resource is the rather famous handbook by Ellis & Brewster called Tell it Again! published by the British Council and available for download.
- If you are looking for picturebooks on a specific topic, especially emotions, have a look at this wonderful website called Little Parachutes
- For simple, fun and very creative book-related ideas for your class, have a look at this fabulous book by an elementary teacher called Book Nerd Mommy