This is part four in a series of ideas intended to nurture critical, creative, and curious thinking while also supporting composition development. With these ideas, writers of all ages can develop understandings about texts and their characteristics, the writing process, and what it means to be a writer.
Use the Bare Book project to support any discipline’s vocabulary: A-Z Math Terms, A-Z Science Words, Art Vocabulary, or any subject area: Fast Facts for Geography, President’s A-Z. Australian author Graeme Base’s book, Animalia is a good one for supporting language study: participles, describing words, or alliteration. Each of his illustrations focuses on a particular animal that represents the letter, but the rich scenes feature multiple items all beginning with the featured letter. The alphabet approach lends an easy structure and organization for the book.