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The Power of Pictures: Picturebooks and Visual Literacy
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The Power of Pictures: Picturebooks and Visual Literacy

When: Wednesday 26th June 2019
From 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Bromley Library
Bromley Central Library
High Street
Bromley, ---  BR1 1EX
United Kingdom
Contact: YLG SE Secretary

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The Power of Pictures: Picturebooks and Visual Literacy

Wednesday 26th June, 9.30am to 4.00pm

A practical training day for library staff.  How can we best use picturebooks to create enthusiastic readers?

Delivered by Charlotte Hacking, Learning Programme Leader (Central), Centre for Literacy in Primary Education with the author and illustrator Alexis Deacon.

Tickets are £40 per person plus VAT, which includes tea and coffee on arrival, lunch and a goody bag to take home.  CILIP members and non-members are welcome to attend.



09:30 Registration and Coffee


10:00  Welcome

           Introduction to picturebooks – selection activity

          What are picturebooks?  What should we consider when choosing picturebooks?


10:30 How to read pictures – Teaching the picturebook codes


11:30 Supporting dialogic talk around picturebooks

          Practical activities around focus texts      


12:30 Lunch


1:15    A picture book author in focus – Alexis Deacon


2:15   Working with a focus picturebook – ‘Croc and Bird’ by Alexis Deacon

          Engaging children in drawing – what can we learn about character?

          Supporting talk around texts

          Making intertextual connections


3:15   Using picturebooks with older children

          Selections and practical activities to inspire critical thinking


4:00   Close

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