35 of the Best Communication Books for the IB Learner Profile

35 of the Best Communication Books for the IB Learner Profile

Browse 35 of the best communication books for children to promote communication in the classroom. They emphasise effective communication techniques to avoid misunderstanding and build trust.

35 of the Best Communication Books for the IB Learner Profile

Communication and the IB Learner Profile

The IB Learner Profile states good communicators “understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.”

Effective communication avoids misunderstandings, builds trust and healthy relationships. The two sides of effective communication in the classroom involve sharing opinions and listening to the ideas of others. Non-verbal communication, what you don’t say, is as important as what you say. 

As mentioned, communication is not only important for getting our thoughts across. It is about listening carefully to others and responding appropriately. In the classroom, we want to prevent gossiping, teasing, bragging, and an aggress tone. Communication with kindness and sensitivity will promote what your students are saying is important.

For teaching resources check out Children’s Communication Resources for the IB Learner Profile. You will find books, videos and online resources related to communication in the classroom.

Best Communication Books To Promote Communication in the Classroom

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This collection of the best communication books highlight different communication methods. You will find characters:

  • getting their ideas across to others in effective ways.
  • being an effective listener, communicator, and collaborator.
  • using different communication methods, including speaking, listening and writing.
  • listening attentively to responses and responding appropriately.

You will also find characters who are not effective communicators. They may use negative methods which leads to misunderstandings and hurt feelings.

Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin

A spider communicates in its diary everything he learns about being a spider and his best friend, Fly. This book reinforces the themes of writing, perspectives and communication.

Communicator Discussion Starts: Questions

  • What does it mean to be an effective communicator?
  • What are different ways to communicate?
  • Describe how [character] was an effective communicator?
  • Why is being a good listener important to being a good communicator?
  • How did being an effective communicator make [character’s] situation better?
  • What were the consequences of [character’s] poor communication skills?
  • Why was it important for [character] to consider other perspectives?
  • In what ways could [character] be a more effective communicator?
  • What strategies could [character] try to better communicate?
  • What good strategies does [character] use to be an effective communicator?

In Conclusion...

Remember to check out Children’s Communication Resources for the IB Learner Profile.

What books do you use to promote communication in the classroom? Add them to the comments!

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The Children’s Library Lady has over 150 picture books on a large variety of topics. You will find book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. 

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