Picture books, with their stories and illustrations, can be extremely effective teaching tools for young learners. But if you are not familiar with making the most of these resources, it can be confusing to know how to use them to great effect. In this course, you will learn how to use picture books to exploit their emotional connection, their linguistic resources, and how to use books to springboard into other activities for learning.
Originally from the UK, Patricia Daly Oe has been teaching English in Japan to all age ranges for over 30 years. Recognizing the value of using picture books and storytelling methods, Patricia started writing and illustrating stories to use in her classes. Her first book “Peter the Lonely Pineapple” was published in 2001. Since that time she has had a further 14 picture books and 9 activity books published. In recent years, she has been writing texts for the series of Dragonfly Readers published by Oxford University Press. Over the past 15 years Patricia has been active throughout Japan in giving presentations to teachers on using picture books to teach English. She also holds workshops encouraging students of all ages to make and present their own stories.