Major Department



College of Education

Session and Year of Graduation

Fall 2019

Honors Major Advisor

Laurie Croft

Thesis Mentor

Laurie Croft


This article discusses what a wordless picture book entails from its content to the images included in the picture book leading them to be “visually rendered narratives”. It further explains the purpose of wordless picture books, and how educators can incorporate these stories within their classrooms. The possible opportunities of differentiation with wordless picture books include using them with Talented and Gifted students, ELL learners, and individuals with dyslexia or other disabilities. Teachers can also develop unique lessons and activities specific to the various needs of their young learners. Following the explanation for how wordless picture books can be used in the classroom is a list of 19 visually rendered narratives for educators to refer to. Majority of the authors of the texts included have either illustrated or authored multiple published wordless picture books. A selection of the texts mentioned have either been recipients of the Caldecott Medal or have been a Caldecott Honor book.


Gifted, Wordless

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