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Re: Tall Tales Giant Elem. Lesson


Date: Sun Oct 24 2004 - 20:37:49 PDT

One other thing, we placed our giants in cities. It was fun to have
spaghetti bowl type freeways winding around the giants, place them
between buildings, behind buildings reaching over the top, etc. It
added more interest to have the contrast of buildings that you KNOW are
really tall with the giants. Also, we had people reacting to the scene
in all of the windows of the buildings, the streets, in their cars,
etc. People were fleeing, pointing up, screaming, fascinated, etc.
Giants could pick up things like cars, trains, planes, etc. Stories
galore were made up. It will be fun to have them write about them.
Some tied their giants up like Gulliver. Some had them in the water of
a harbor or wharf in front of a city. I had a bridge book out (Dover)
so they could add specific bridges like the SF Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge,
etc. if they wanted to. Kids love this lesson.

Linda Woods

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