Teaching with Illustrated Materials, K-12: From Picture Books to Information Texts

LLED 446 (3.0) Online – Course Outline


Assignment 1:  A Glossary of fifty key terms to define
Assignment 2:  Ten key questions on illustrated materials
Assignment 3:  Creation of a set of classroom resources or a 2000 word paper
Assignment 4:  An annotated Bibliography of key illustrated texts read for the course

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.


This online course explores the use of illustrated children’s materials in K-12 classrooms with particular attention given to the role of the visual modality in conveying narrative and concept information to readers. Also, this course explores the ways that illustrated materials support the instructional goals for the education of K-12 students. This course aims to promote awareness and acceptance of diversity, our own, of our peers, students and that of the creators of illustrated literary texts.


This online course is offered on Canvas – http://canvas.ubc.ca

1 Illustrated Literature – Multimodal texts
2 The Role of Modality
3 Wordless / Silent Books
4 Spare Texts – what are those gaps?
5 A language for expressing what image and illustration do
6 A theory of narrative for sequential visual narrative forms
7 Picture Books – challenging and controversial books and why we need them
8 Denotative vs connotative illustrated books
9 Playful, metafictive postmodern books
10 Hybrid picture books and the rise of graphic novels
11 Graphic novels for every age – fiction and non-fiction
12 Illustrated Information Books
13 Illustrated Information


This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

There is no textbook required.


Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to https://services.library.ubc.ca/electronic-access/connect/


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Latest Revision on: October 26, 2018