In recent years, more and more attention has been
paid to the usage of non-fiction picture books in classes where children
speak English as their home language as well as in classes where children
are adding English to their existing linguistic repertoire. Nonfiction
is often more appealing to boys than expository text. Non-fiction can
be used to help learners develop both conceptual and linguistic knowledge.
Non-fiction picture books can be a cornerstone of a Content Based or
(CLIL) program. In this session, the rationale for using non-fiction
picture books, criteria for selecting titles, and suggestions for using
graphic organizers with non-fiction picture books will be shared.