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Lesson Plans

Ideas on fairy tales

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Sun, 27 Sep 1998 18:15:58 EDT

This talk of fairy tales reminds me that I did A very successful project with
my 3rd graders about an illustrated alphabet which I assembled into a poster
and they "gave " it to a kdg. class that they had visited with in a sister
school. Every kid was assigned a letter of the alphabet to illustrate, using
the shape of the letter as inspiration (many books are out there on this
theme, so explaining our goal is easily done). ie- S was a snake, W was water,
U and umbrella( the curved handle created the U)). Their work was done on 5x5
in.squares with colored pencils and I emphasized thinking like an illustrator
and realizing your audience was pre-readers- so keeping ideas simple was an
important part of the lesson- large, simple graphic shapes were stressed. It
came out great. Kids were allowed to use 4" letter stencils so that the bubble
letter style was uniform throughout- this unified the poster as a finished
product. I know its a bit off the subject, but I thought I'd share it anyway.