"About Kurzweil Educational Systems."
Common Core Standards: Close Reading
. http://www.kurzweiledu.com/ccs-close-reading.html (accessed June 25, 2014). Includes an explanation of the concept of close reading
Abrahamson, Richard F.. "An Update on Wordless Picture Books with an Annotated Bibliography."
The Reading Teacher
34: 417-421. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20195261 (accessed March 28, 2014). A list of wordless picture books that teachers may find useful
Andrzejczak, Nancy, Guy Trainin, and Monique Poldberg. "From Image to Text: Using Images in the Writing Process."
International Journal of Education and the Arts
6 (2005): 1-17. http://ijea.asu.edu/v6n12 (accessed March 28, 2014). This is a study that looks into the benefits of integrating art and the writing process. The study shows that a rich art experience can enhance thought and writing.
Carter, Patricia, Sharon Holland, Stacey Mladic, Gail Sarbiewski, and Daune Sebastian, "Improving Student Writing Skills Using Wordless Picture Books" Master's thesis, Saint Xavier University, 1998. This project was developed to help improve writing skills of a population of students in second through fifth grades. One major intervention that was chosen to implement was the use of wordless picture books to improve writing skills.
Picture Books: An Annotated Bibliography with Activities for Teaching Writing
. Portland: Northwest Regional Educational Lab, 1998. A list of picture books and activities that go along with them that can be used for helping to teach writing.
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994. An interesting and informative study of the connection between words and images using a comic book format
McQuade, Donald, and Christine McQuade, eds.
Seeing & Writing 4
. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000. This text shows how to effectively use careful seeing to increase the effectiveness of student writing
Murphy, Patricia. "Using Picture Books to Engage Middle School Students."
Middle School Journal
40 (2009): 20-24. This article tells about the benefits of using picture books with older students.
Owens, William, and Linda Nowell. "More Than Just Pictures: Using Picture Story Books to Broaden Young Learners' Social Consciousness."
The Social Studies
92 (2001). Discussion about the use of picture books to enhance student learning
Ramos, Ana Margarida, and Rui Ramos. "Ecoliteracy Through Imagery: A Close Reading of Two Wordless Picture Books."
Children's Literature in Education
42 (2011): 325-339. Using two specific picture books to analyze the use of the visual in telling a narrative
Tishman, Shari, Dorothy MacGillivray, and Patricia Palmer.
Investigating the Educational Impact and Potential of the Museum of Modern Art's Visual Thinking Curriculum: Final Report
. Unpublished Report, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 1999 in Deasy, Richard J., ed.
Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development.
Arts Education Partnership, Washington, DC. 2002. A study was done in which students were given instruction in the visual arts in order to find out if these skills would then transfer when given a science activity.