This article will briefly examine why it is important to explicitly teach vocabulary and review some of the best practices in vocabulary instruction, including three prominent strategies for teaching vocabulary: read alouds, developing word consciousness, and interactive activities. Following that is an annotated bibliography of children’s picture books that highlights selections that are useful for teaching vocabulary. Summaries of the texts and instructional suggestions are provided.
Churchill, Sara J. and Danielson, Kathleen Everts
"Expanding Vocabulary with Children's Books,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 54:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/mrj/vol54/iss1/7