Arizpe, Evelyn. "On Wordless Picturebooks."
Journal of Children's Literature
37, 2 (Fall 2011): 72-3. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=67380723&site=ehost-live&scope=site. Strategies for using wordless picture books with English Language Learners.
Arizpe, Evelyn. "Meaning-Making from Wordless (or Nearly Wordless) Picturebooks: What Educational Research Expects and What Readers Have to Say."
Cambridge Journal of Education
43, 2. (2011): 163-77, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=88260747&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
American Picture Books from Noah's Ark to the Beast Within
. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1976.Comprehensive (for its time) look at the history and development of Picture Books in the United States.
Birsh, Judith R.
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills
. Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co., 1999. Collection of academic essays regarding all facets of language acquisition and skills such as oral language's relationship to literacy.
Brodie, Carolyn S. "Wordless Picture Books: Creative Learning Ideas."
School Library Monthly
28, 1 (2011), 46-8, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=64839762&site=ehost-live&scope=site. Ideas for using wordless books in the K-1 classroom, with titles listed.
Canizares, Susan, "For the Love of Words"
, July 2014. http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=8100. Online article about how reading aloud to children helps grow their vocabularies.
Case, Alex. "English Club: Teach English: TEFL Articles"
. July 2014. http://edition.englishclub.com/tefl-articles/how-to-teach-prepositions-of-position-to-young-learners/. Article detailing how second language learners are able to learn English preposition use; includes songs and chants to teach students.
Change in Time in Children's Literacy Development.
New Hampshire: Heinemann Publishing, 2001. This is another book dealing with literacy development in the early elementary years. Contains great resource list in the appendix.
"Comer School Development Program: About Us."
Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center,
July 2014. www.schooldevelopmentprogram.org/about/development.aspx A detailed description of the six developmental pathways essential to the Comer Method.
"Comer School Development Program: James P. Comer, MD, MPH."
Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center,
July 2014. http://www.schooldevelopmentprogram.org/about/people/faculty/comer.aspx A biography of the founder of the School Development Program, used across the country.
Gentry, Richard J.
Raising Confident Readers
. Cambridge MA: DaCapo Press, 2010.
Excellent resource on early childhood reading habits and patterns and how they develop over time.
Gotzke, Carrie and Heather Sample Gosse, "Handbook of Language and Literacy Development: A Roadmap from 0-60 Months,"
The Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network
. July 2014. http://www.theroadmap.ualberta.ca/understandings/parents/37-60 An excellent breakdown of how babies, toddlers and young children acquire specific language and vocabulary skills.
Jalongo, Mary Renck, Denise Dragich, Natalie K. Conrad, and Ann Zhang. "Using Wordless Picture Books to Support Emergent Literacy."
Early Childhood Education Journal
29, 3 (2002): 167-177. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=11305212&site=ehost-live&scope=site. Comprehensive, oft-sited article with suggestions of how to use wordless books to enhance literacy skills.
Lindauer, Shelley L Knudsen. "Wordless Books: An Approach to Visual Literacy.
Children's Literature in Education
" 19 (1988) (3) (09/01): 136-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01127091. This articles gives real world examples of students interacting with wordless books, specifically Briggs's
Lukehart, Wendy. "Picture Perfect."
School Library Journal
57 (2011) (4) (04): 50-4, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=59966462&site=ehost-live&scope=site. Overview of the genre, plus a thematic list of books to use in the classroom.
Lysaker, Judith T., and Angela Miller. "Engaging Social Imagination: The Developmental Work of Wordless Book Reading."
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy
13, 2. (2013): 147-74. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=87730632&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
Read, Donna, and Henrietta M. Smith. "Teaching Visual Literacy Through Wordless Picture Books."
The Reading Teacher
35 (8) (May): 928-33, 1982. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20198128. Various ways to use wordless picture books as a part of the language arts curriculum.
Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.
. Website detailing the principles and positive outcomes of the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching and learning.
Sanderson, Rob. "Every Picture Tells a Story."
41 (2011): 16-7. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=59513760&site=ehost-live&scope=site. Article focusing exclusively on Beatrice Rodriguez's
The Chicken Thief.
"The Schlechty Center."
About the Center
, July 2014 http://www.schlechtycenter.org/about-the-center. Details the principles, benefits and outcomes of using the center's resources in schools.
More Than Meets the Eye: How Relationships Enhance Literacy Learning.
New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2000. Focuses on intrapersonal relationships that benefit from learning to read.
Storey, Dee C. "Reading Comprehension, Visual Literacy and Picture Book Illustrations."
25, 1. (1984): 54-59. List of picture books grouped by themes such as "predicting outcomes" and detecting and selecting details."