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Re: Graeme Base's Animalia

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Toulouse95
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 01:02:42 -0500

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To Those Interested,

Since this book title keeps cropping up, I thought I might send on a lesson
plan. Wish I could say it was original -- adapted from a plan shared at a
workshop.

LESSON PLAN:
Show students examples of children's ABC books, preferably Graeme Base's
Animalia. This book is as much fun for adults as is it for young children.
Your local library should have a copy or Books-A-Million carries it in the
art section as well as the intermediate reader section.

Assign each student a letter of the alphabet (I had them draw their letter
from a hat). Pass out handout. I had them do the illustration in mixed media:
colored pencil, marker, watercolor washes. These make an impressive display
that students, teachers and parents really enjoy. Could donate entire
alphabet to a nursery school or kindergarten class.

ARTISTIC ALLITERATION
Letter that you are to illustrate:

____________

Use only words that begin with this letter to fill in the charts below.

Animal/Person Types Action Words Objects Adjectives
============================================================
EX: Ballerina,Baboon Bouncing, Buying Beach Ball, Bubbles Bright,
Brown

1. 1. 1. 1.
2. 2. 2. 2.
3. 3. 3. 3.
4. 4. 4. 4.
5. 5. 5. 5.
Write at least 3 creative phrases below using the words above.
1.
2.
3.

Choose a phrase and use it to create an illustration for a children's
alphabet book. The more you elaborate the better.

PHRASE TO ILLUSTRATE:

Will send hard copy, if anyone is interested and will send snail mail
address.
Mary Jane


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