MODEL IT A List of Picture Books That Demonstrate the Seven Steps
We all have our favourite books! Part of learning to write is learning to see what real authors have done.
This extensive list covers a host of popular picture books used in many schools. Each book is listed next to Step or Steps it can demonstrate.
The list was compiled by Jillian Mudford and is reproduced with permission.
How to use this resource:
Share a few favourite titles from this list and use them to show one of the Seven Steps in action. For example, if you are working with students on Step 4: Dialogue, the list provides a dozen examples of popular titles, from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, to I Wanna Iguana or Wombat Stew – with reference to specific examples of dynamic dialogue in each book.
Read the book, discuss the theory, and help students to practise the skill.