Repositioning Disability in Children’s Picture Books Through Classroom Read-Alouds
Hayden, H. Emily
Students with disabilities represent an increasing percentage of students in general education classrooms. Yet, in early elementary grades, they may not see themselves represented in picture books. Teachers face many challenges in this issue, including choosing and evaluating books. In this article, we provide six questions to guide teachers' evaluations of picture books. We also recommend the use of these books in class read alouds that meet Common Core State Standards, and provide a guide for using these books to monitor a student's progress toward mastery of individualized education program (IEP) goals.
This is a manuscript of an article published as Prince, Angela M.T. and H. Emily Hayden, "Repositioning Disability in Children’s Picture Books Through Classroom Read-Alouds." Teaching Exceptional Children (2021). DOI: 10.1177%2F00400599211038299. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.