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[teacherartexchange] The "Oh" Book/Transformation Lesson for Elementary


Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 15:41:38 PDT

In a message dated 05/21/2006 11:30:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
was thinking of what susan and cindy said about
adapting the lesson and thought of "oh!" by josse
goffin (she also did "ah!"). amazon doesn't have a
look inside feature for them, unfortunately, but the
way they work is that you see a picture on one page, a
fish, for example, and then you unfold the page and
see a new picture - a duck, whose tailfeathers are the
fish's tail fin.
I have that book!!! And, I have used it to inspire lessons. When I read
it, I have the kids "read" along (There are no words, for anyone who has not
seen the book) by saying "Ohhhh!" as I turn each page and the drawings unfold
to become new ones using a part from the previous page.
My transformation ideas for 5th grade include the students gluing down a
small print of a famous painting onto larger paper and giving them a choice of
altering it in some way. First, I will brainstorm with the kids ideas they
have to do this. Some ideas might include to continue drawing, and then
paint, an environment for the painting, making up a new background, change
something in the painting, and/or add or delete something. They will have to
consider changing colors, inventing patterns, exaggerating or diminishing size in
relation to the piece that is glued down.
Susan on Long Island

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