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Books without words

Post by Kelly » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:33 pm

I have lost my place, but somewhere (recently) there was talk about some picture books (containing no words).

Of course in New Zealand (as we (as a nation) are still teaching analytically) these sorts of resources are not easy to find.

Can someone please point me in the right direction.

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Kelly

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Post by Peter Warner » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:59 am

Kelly, you may already be aware of this, but the first textbook in the Oxford Sesame Street textbook series (Big Bird's Yellow Book) has no text.

Of course, it's designed as a general curriculum class text, and it hasn't been updated for perhaps twenty years, but it does offer an image-only format.

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Post by JAC » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:11 am

Hi Kelly
The sorts of books you get without text are some of the early ones they give to 'emergent readers' before they get books with predictable text, to teach the children to start making up their own script.
I asked my eldest daughter what she remembered about learning to read, and she said it was getting the books with no words, and wondering why, how odd !
I am surprised you have not got them in NZ.

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Post by Susan Godsland » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:43 pm

Kelly, this past RRF message string is about wordless books:


Should we be using reading books with no words?

http://www.rrf.org.uk/messageforum/view ... t=wordless

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Post by Kelly » Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:37 am

Agree with you (dickschutz).

My personal interest in these books is with a particular child in mind (it is a small school). She is very meek in character, barely speaks but when she does it is obvious that she has trouble with quite a few sounds. As Mum is pregnant with her third child (we are schooling number 1) and one never knows what is happening at home, I thought the book with no words would be ideal.

Hopefully this type of book would encourage her to speak and secondly (if she isn't already getting it) it will allow her to have some time with her parents one-on-one talking.

Basically she is very immature (especially developmentally).

JAC - I haven't ever seen them in NZ (but that is not to say that they aren't here - I'm not a teacher just helping my son's teacher to get her synthetic phonics programme up and running). From what I have seen (and heard) most teachers over here seem to start with: This is a worm, this is a butterfly type of books.

Thanks for the help.

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Post by Peter Warner » Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:47 pm

Kelly, I've just today learned from another forum that some of the very first books in one of the Oxford Reading Tree graded reader series have no text. If you contact an OUP rep in your area, or search at Amazon UK, you may find something suitable.

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Post by ealteacher » Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:23 pm

If I remember rightly, the very first level in the Wellington Square series has no words.
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Post by maizie » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:32 pm

You're absolutely right, Pat. We have some languishing in a cupboard somewhere!

But are they available in New Zealand?

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