Research on the Selection Principles and Application of English Picture Books in Primary School English Teaching

Xiaoyu HE


English Curriculum Objectives for Compulsory Education (2022 Edition) set clear curriculum objectives for primary and secondary school English teaching in four aspects: cultivating students’ linguistic competence, cultural awareness, thinking quality and learning ability. English picture books which are used to be supplementary materials in primary school English teaching, due to their characteristics of having rich and colorful pictures and authentic language, and being informative and entertaining, can serve these curriculum objectives well, for they meet the psychological and cognitive needs of primary school students. Therefore, it is indispensable to implement English picture books teaching in school. How to apply English picture books to primary school English teaching has been of great interest to researchers and teachers nowadays. This paper puts forward four selection principles of English picture books for teachers, analyzes major problems of English picture books teaching in primary schools and works out five solutions to these problems, hoping to improve primary English teaching and promote primary school students’ English competence.



English picture books; English picture books teaching; Selection principles; Problems and solutions

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