Picture books dying out?

What do you think, ladies and gentlemen?

I’ve heard some teachers find it unusual that we have a chapter book read aloud for 2nd graders at the beginning of the year, but I’ve taught using picture books all the way up to 5th grade. We usually read 2-4 picture books throughout the week as a class, in addition to the picture books we enjoy at library and library checkout.

I was reading Charlotte’s Web in first grade, but I also adored Jane and the Dragon and all the Lane Smith / Jon Scieszka books too… I agree that in many respects, some picture books are more complex than chapter books.

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