Online Class:

Children's Books: Wordless Wonders

Instructors: Ashley Smith and Brooke Schmidt

Wordless books give students an opportunity to improve their reading and writing skills by practicing inferring, building an understanding of the relationship between pictures and words and identifying the story structure. At your own pace, you will explore wordless books that give students of all levels and abilities, learning opportunities, including using pictures clues to strengthening their understanding of story and plot.

Students will:

  • Gather ideas for using the best in children's literature with students with diverse needs.

  • Learn the characteristics of great wordless books and how to incorporate them into the curriculum.

  • Become familiar with techniques for using storyline to draw out meanings.

  • Design multi-curricular lessons & projects for wordless books that are literature based.

  • Choose graphic organizers, story webs, event maps to retell the book.

  • Learn how to find concept books that focus on a particular theme but still have a story to tell.


For K-5 Teachers

This class is offered for 2 Quarter Credits

Register Anytime! You can start your course TODAY!

1. Click "Registration" below. Our site will redirect you to an SPU registration page where you will pay both the TINT and SPU fee with a credit card.

2. You will receive an email from SPU with your receipt and a link to the coursework.

3. You have a year to complete the work at your own pace. Your grade will be posted on your transcript within a few weeks (and often sooner) of you finishing!

Fees:

Option 1: Non-Credit/Audit TINT Tuition Fee (20 PDUs): $415


Option 2: 2 Quarter Credit (40 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $415

+ $110 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $525

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Student Testimonials:

In addition to adding Wordless Books to a weekly library lesson for each grade level, I plan to share what I learned about wordless books with the K-5 teachers at my school!

—TINT Student

I have really enjoyed learning about wordless books and getting some great ideas to use in my classroom. I now have an amazing start on new activities to use in my classroom.

—TINT Student


I really enjoyed this course and I feel that I learned a lot just by studying so many Wordless books. What a pleasure to be required to read so many works of art!

—TINT Student


I cannot thank you enough- this class has been AWESOME and it came at such a great time in my career, being useful with my ELL students in particular!

—TINT Student

This has been a really great experience and I am so glad that I have this new knowledge to put to great use in the classroom. I really loved this course and I highly recommend it!

—TINT Student