Big Books for Little Readers: Works in the ESL Classroom Too
Big books, magnified or enlarged versions of children's books, are recommended for use in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom. The big book approach is based on the idea that shared reading and enlarged texts support joint adult-child participation in the reading process and emphasizes reading for meaning and enjoyment rather than accurate decoding. Big books are a rich source of activities that promote reading and meet curriculum objectives, including activating prior knowledge, modelling the thinking process, tracking print, encouraging prediction skills, and providing varied linguistic and creative activities.
Nambiar, Mohana K. "Big Books For Little Readers: Works In The ESL Classroom Too." (1991): ERIC. Web. 17 Aug. 2012.