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Bookmaking ideas

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Michelle H. Harrell (mmhar)
Tue, 01 Sep 1998 03:10:20 PDT

Hey everybody!
During the past couple of weeks, I've been teaching my 7th and 8th grade
students about art as a form of communication. We've done 2 narrative
art projects, but, I just can't get them to stop using those little
bubbles over their people's heads. We can talk about how other artist
tell a story without labelling the house "my house" and writing captions
but they can't do it themselves.

My idea is to do a bookmaking project where they can elaborate on an
idea or story and tell it without using words. I've got some craft books
on pop-up techniques but I was hoping you guys could help me think of
some other styles. Has anyone else used bookmaking in your own
classroom? I have a huge variety of abilities and interests in this
group of students. Thank you much!

Today, I'm firing the kiln for the 1st time. Wish me luck!
Michelle H. Harrell
North Garner Middle School
Garner, North Carolina

* ^ "Any art communicates what you're in the mood to receive."
\_/ -Larry Rivers

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