Common Threads

Common Threads

by Alan Heath
     
 

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New in paperback! Turn the library into a center for active and fun-filled discovery! Heath shows how to use thematic festivals to incorporate the exploration of literature into cooperative learning activities. Each of the book's nine chapters describes a different festival, complete with arts, crafts, music and storytelling—activities that will increase

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New in paperback! Turn the library into a center for active and fun-filled discovery! Heath shows how to use thematic festivals to incorporate the exploration of literature into cooperative learning activities. Each of the book's nine chapters describes a different festival, complete with arts, crafts, music and storytelling—activities that will increase students' awareness of other cultures (Shaker, Native American, and Caribbean, to name a few). Features literature-based projects, craft projects using recyclable materials, delectable recipes to enliven literary education, novel decorating ideas to enhance the ambience of classroom or library, attention-grabbing displays, and much more. Illustrated. Cloth edition [0-8108-3036-1] previously published in 1996. Paperback edition available May 2002.

Editorial Reviews

Lynda Stewart
...A well researched, inspirational book. Mr. Heath's experience and credentials are impeccable...
School Library Media Quarterly
...this book will assist in planning educational experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810841574
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.87(d)

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Lynda Stewart
...A well researched, inspirational book. Mr. Heath's experience and credentials are impeccable...

Meet the Author

Alan Heath teaches in the integrated humanities program in the middle school of the American School in London. He is a book review editor of the International Schools Journal and serves on the Education Committee of the British Museum.

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