Picture books for KS2 – Wordless picture book lesson plan

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Key Stage



Years 3-6


Using picture books for KS2 allows you to make use of the rich language and challenging themes that the very best of these books employ.

In this lesson, children will have the opportunity to enjoy the book, Professional Crocodile. They’ll explore the crocodile’s daily routine as he sets off to work.

They’ll also have the chance to develop their descriptive writing and practise focusing on small details within a story to engage their reader.

What they’ll learn

  • Develop comprehension and ability to make meaning from a text
  • Explain opinions about a book, justifying ideas with evidence from the text
  • Write evocative descriptions, drawing on small details to bring writing to life

More picture books for KS2

Introduce your pupils to other wordless picture books for KS2 such as:

  • Flotsam by David Wiesner
  • Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner
  • The Whale by Ethan and Vita Murrow

Other great options (with words) are:

James Clements is an education researcher and author of Teaching English by the Book (Routledge).

Wordless picture book lesson plan
Picture books for KS2 – Wordless picture book lesson plan

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