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Re: [teacherartexchange] Altered books


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat May 23 2009 - 11:04:44 PDT

I've done altered books with kids for years. No matter what the age I have
the discussion that I only use books that are "done". Tell your students
that you are using old books that would be going to the trash pile. They get
the difference.

>I have read discussions about altered books as an art form, but have not
>done any experimenting with it, or really done anything with the idea up to
>now. I am wondering--is this something that could be appropriate for
>younger kids? I teach grades K-2--was thinking probably second grade as a
>possibility. We have just had a used book sale at our library, where they
>clear out older books (charge 25 cents per book). There are alot of books
>left, so I was thinking of this. Things I wonder about.....would this make
>kids prone to damaging books--would they get the idea that it's always o.k.
>to write in books? Also--is this wasteful--in that books could be sent to
>schools that have a lack of resources. I know some do get used in this way,
>so using them for altered books would cut down on the number

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