Words and Pictures, Both Are Important!

Contributor: Jennifer Blanchard. Lesson ID: 13512

Some books just have words. Other books just have pictures. Most of the books we read now have BOTH words and pictures. Let's see how they go together!


Comprehension, English / Language Arts

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Hi there!

Look at this pretty picture:

snowy cabin

  • What did you see?
  • What did the picture tell you?
  • What feelings did that picture make you have?

Keep reading to learn more!

In this lesson, you will learn that pictures show you important things that are happening in a story.

You need to know this so you can learn all that you can from a story.

pictures have worth

In the snowy picture above, there were no words. You were still able to learn what the picture was telling you though!

girl looking at art

Words tell a story.

Pictures tell a story.

In books, words AND pictures work together to tell a story!

You need to look at both!

Another word for pictures is illustrations.


You have to look at illustrations in books so you can know more of the story.

Ask yourself:

  • What does this illustration show me?
  • Why does this illustration go with the words?

Let's move on to the Got It? section!

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