Ms. Snider penned her first book titled Silence. The book is wordless. It takes the reader on the journey in the life of a golden mantled ground squirrel. We follow him through his daily life and adventures at Crater Lake National Park.
This masterpiece of a book can be a valuable resource that teachers and parents can use to help pre-readers develop and exercise their imaginations. Children can have fun coming up with their own stories for the illustrations.
As a foreign language teacher, I use illustrations that depict newly learned vocabulary and grammatical structures. Illustrations are a powerful tool that affords students and young kids an opportunity to speak freely.
Ms. Snider’s book can be useful in any classroom where the teacher is looking for ways to help students develop both their speaking and writing skills.