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RE: Bookmaking ideas

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Tue, 01 Sep 1998 19:18:24 -0400

How about collage (children's)books. They can look at some
children's books(i.e. eric carle, Lois Ehlert, (mouse paint) etc.
and make the paper too. The criteria would be, that a child can read
this book not knowing how to read, but by seeing just the pictures.
You could also introduce graphic art. Maybe one word, books. For
instance playing with one word(i.e. Why). Let them play with size
and style of fonts. Have the words be very playful. Look at the book
"Little Blue and Little Yellow",
see how playful the pictures can be. You can also look at Toddler
board books and see the simple language they use (Rosemary Wells) If
they feel they can't meet the criteria then tell them they can speak
for the pictures but cannot put more than (? many words). Another
option: Have the kids gather in discussion about, how they would
communicate if they couldn't speak, and get input from group as to
how they could change
what they did and make it better. I know you are making books but
also look at how other languages developed messages for their
society which wasn't able to read. i.e. the Codex Nuttal(a picture
manuscript from ancient Mexico) and Hieroglyphics in other cultures.
You can also do manuscripts, check out the web I sent out today on
calligraphy,paper and bookmaking.(Tell them NO BUBBLES!) You could
also try using tv(video)
storyboard pads to practice making books-you can get these at most
art stores.

Michelle H. Harrell wrote:

> Hey everybody!
My idea is to do a bookmaking project where they can elaborate on
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
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!>

john barrick
Sandra Barrick