The Picture Of Learning
Picture storybooks can be used to help students comprehend complex literary devices such as satire, imagery, simile, and puns. A unique reference book from Oryx Press, Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Literacy Devices: Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults, points librarians and reading teachers to more than 270 outstanding examples of picture storybooks published between 1980-88 for children in the elementary and junior high grades. Send $24.95 to: The Oryx Press, 2214 N. Central at Encanto, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1483; (800) 457-ORYX, or in Alaska, Arizona, and Hawaii call (602) 254-6156.
Elementary home-economics teachers may find the "Salad Snacking'' guide useful in the classroom. This one-page aid describes the nutritional value of salad, different ways to serve lettuce, and student activities. It is available free of charge, while the supply lasts, from the California Iceberg Lettuce Commission. Contact the commission at P.O. Box 3354, Monterey, CA 93942; (408) 375-8277.
Teachers are in a unique position to detect symptoms of learning-related vision problems in their students. The American Optometric Association will mail a free checklist of symptoms to teachers. Send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to: Communications Center, American Optometric Association, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141.