Every Picture Tells a Story
Professional writers and educators share their techniques for teaching imaginative writing and review books on writing pedagogy and related subjects. Please visit the Teachers & Writers website to learn more and to view this month's current lesson plan and featured writer. Susan Straub is the Creator and Director of READ TO ME, a ground breaking program that helps get teen parents to know the pleasures and profundities of picture books for young children, and encourages them to read to their babies. In the following exercise, Susan shows how wordless picture books can inspire teen moms to develop interesting, entertaining narratives for themselves and their babies, and suggests how wordless picture books might actually end up helping students read actual words. Susan was a New York 1 "New Yorker Of The Week" and you can watch the clip online.