Cindy Ahlers, Cindy Gabel, evaluating picture books, illustration, Sara Paulson-Yarovoy, Snow White

Michelle illustrates Snow White

In the following sequence of posts, 2nd grade students of teachers Cindy Gabel and Cindy Ahlers evaluated illustrations in picture books. In the library media center, using bins of wonderfully illustrated books, we identified the medium the illustrator used and how well the pictures and the words worked together to tell the story. Then we moved to the art room and I told two different versions of Snow White. They got to pick two types of media (pastels, pen and ink, watercolors, or tempera paint) to illustrate a scene from the story. They completed a T-chart to reflect on which of the two mediums they enjoyed using the best.