Helping children make their own books.
This bear is a good helper when I read to children.
Book Making workshops complete with materials, teacher-training workshops, readings, plus original manuscripts, slides, photos, illustrations, layouts, dummies, computer printouts, editor’s notes and adaptations in paperbacks, BIG BOOKS, cassettes, filmstrips and CD-ROM.
AUTHOR VISITS GEARED TO CHILDREN’S AGES AND INTERESTS
What Ann writes about
Where Ann gets her ideas
Researching a topic
The writing process
Tools of the trade
Putting it all together
Making your own book
Choosing photos and illustrations
Follow-up suggestions and activities
A writer’s life
“Writer Bear” helps Ann tell her story
HOW WOULD YOUR CHILDREN LIKE:
-An introduction to families all over the world.
-An inside look at six different people who work in schools: a teacher, a principal, a custodian, a librarian,a nurse and a gym teacher.
-A tour around the world of hats, houses, bread, shoes and even weddings!
-A visit with seven grandmothers of different ethnicities (African-American, Chinese, Native American,Jewish, Arab, Hispanic and British) who tell the story of their growing up.
-A look at all kinds of teams from the simplest to the most complex.
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NEW! A Proposal for a Multi-Cultural Parent-Child
This workshop will introduce parents, teachers and children to the value of exploring their heritage with their children and grandchildren. The first session is spent reading some of Ann Morris’ new series’, “What Was It Like, Grandma?” which includes books that look at the lives of grandmothers of seven different ethnicities:
Hispanic-American, Arab-American, Chinese-American, African-American, Native-American, British-American and Jewish-American.
Various aspects of each cultural group represented will be explored. Suggestions will be made for implementing the reading of the books with various activities such as collecting old family photos, collecting family heirlooms and clothing, cooking special dishes, songs, instruments, language, developing family trees and more.
Following the introduction, a book making workshop will take place for the grandparents and their grandchildren. Participants will bring in their family’s traditional objects, photographs, recipes etc. Several bookmaking techniques will be introduced followed by a workshop session in which each participant will make one or more family albums that convey the culture of the family represented. Time will be spent sharing the projects with one another. Appropriate music from various cultures will be played as the children work and snacks such as burritos, pizza and Chinese egg rolls will be served. Unique material will be provided to enhance the process.
Ann Morris, author and educator, will read aloud from some of her books and will discuss with workshop participants the implications of helping children discover their family history through book-making.
Here are a few pictures of bookmaking workshops participants and their books.
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