You’re a K-6 teacher who wants to confidently teach relevant and engaging literacy lessons …

But you’re short on time and running out of inspiration. There are so many ideas all over the internet but where on earth do you start?

Perhaps you’re a casual teacher who’s just received an early-morning call to teach. No work has been left and you need a lesson to start the day. Help!

At Teaching with Picture Books my goal is to help you teach fun and interesting lessons which support children’s literacy development with minimal prep time for you.

Here you’ll find easy-to-use lesson plans and resources based on quality picture books which you can download and use again and again to teach a wide variety of subjects and themes across all K-6 age-groups. Most lessons cover at least one KLA in addition to English so you can just choose a picture book, print out the free lesson plan and writing template and you’ve got the morning covered!

The lesson plans and many of the resources are free for you to download and use in your classrooms.

About Me

My name is Felicity and I’m the founder of Teaching with Picture Books. I’m a primary school teacher, writer, yogi, mum to three young adults and work as a relief teacher across a number of primary schools in northern Sydney. Relief teaching suits my lifestyle these days and I love planning fun and interesting lessons for the kiddos I teach.

My passion for picture books dates back to 1995 when my twin sons, Oliver and James, were born and I began reading aloud to them. I’ve been a keen reader since childhood and loved reading to my boys and later to their younger sister, Annabel, as well. Human beings love stories and I’ve found that children of all ages enjoy being read to, even after they’ve learnt to read for themselves.

After many happy years of reading aloud and exploring picture books with my own children, I now love nothing better than sharing a wonderful picture book with the children I teach. I use picture books as a focus for teaching just about everything: maths, history, science, geography and, of course, literacy, which is where the idea for Teaching with Picture Books was born. My car boot is filled with my favourite picture books and a selection of my favourites goes with me whenever I’m teaching.

As well as the important role it plays in building literacy skills, there’s something very special about sharing stories. The experience connects us on a very deep level and snuggling up together to read is a comforting and reassuring experience for children. Really good picture books can also help children make sense of complex concepts and situations in a way that nothing else quite matches.

I welcome feedback so please do contact me if you have any suggestions or encounter any errors or problems on the website.

Thanks for stopping by. I’m really happy you’re here.

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