Many of the images I make in class are used to illustrate ideas quickly and simply. For example, the word “courting” appeared in an article about a company courting another for a possible merger. I made a clear analogy of one company trying to woo the other with a simple sketch of a prince courting a princess. The students had a laugh and I used royal characters to reinforce the formality of the word. It’s silly, but it works even in a business context.
Of course, you should decide for yourself what’s appropriate for your group. Many of the images here might not work for adults and are better suited for kids. I encourage you to use a mix of styles to maintain interest and fun.
You can always reach me with ideas or feedback at: firstname.lastname@example.org
When practicing letters, look out for strange fonts. Young learners only need lines and circles to make clear letters but if the lines and circles don’t line up uniformly, kids can get confused. The “Primer Print” font is generally good but drops the ball when it comes to the letter “A” as it doesn’t actually line up with the middle guide lines. I’ve corrected that manually in my materials.