In Pictures and In Words

  • Title:In Pictures and In Words: Teaching the Qualities of Good Writing Through Illustration Study
  • Author:Katie Wood Ray
  • Publication Date:May 2010
  • Grade Level:PreK-4
  • ISBN:9780325028552
  • Publisher:Heinemann

Katie (beloved author of About the Authors and Already Ready) begins with a strong, classroom-based research foundation for this powerful, intuitive idea. She then suggests 50 ways you might use illustrations to help students internalize key aspects of craft through their love of picture books.

In Pictures and in Words is filled with sample student work that documents how children’s thinking deepens as they explore illustrations. Katie even includes full-color pages of published illustrations with examples of sticky-notes that show the kinds of links students can make between pictures and words.

Give children an engaging way to make the qualities of good writing part of everything they write, for life. Find out how Katie Ray can help you do it when you read In Pictures and In Words.


Author Bio

Katie Wood Ray is the author of Already Ready, Study Driven, About the Authors and its DVD companion The Teaching Behind ABOUT THE AUTHORS, The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts (And They're All Hard Parts), and Wondrous Words. A former Associate Professor at Western Carolina University Katie is now a full time writer and researcher of the teaching of writing. With a particular focus on the study of writing craft, she leads teacher workshops and summer institutes across the nation related to the teaching of writing. Her professional background includes both elementary and middle school teaching experience and two years as a staff developer at The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University.

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