Talking Walls: The Stories Continue

Talking Walls: The Stories Continue

by Margy Burns Knight, Anne Sibley O'Brien
     
 

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Filled with activities that can be tailored to suit individual teaching methods or learning styles, this imaginative cross-curriculum teacher s guide uses Talking Walls: The Stories Continue as the focal point for units on geography, social studies, math, history, art and architecture, letter-writing, research projects, excursions, and creative writing. All activities…  See more details below

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Filled with activities that can be tailored to suit individual teaching methods or learning styles, this imaginative cross-curriculum teacher s guide uses Talking Walls: The Stories Continue as the focal point for units on geography, social studies, math, history, art and architecture, letter-writing, research projects, excursions, and creative writing. All activities are classroom -- and teacher -- tested.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-7Knight takes readers on an inspired journey in this sequel to TalkingWalls (Tilbury, 1992). She uses the simple idea of walls and boundaries to tell stories from diverse cultures and parts of the world. Where and why these walls were built and something about the builders is presented in each double-page spread. The selections are far flung and varied, but are tied to the idea of purpose and the story each wall represents. Starting with a quote from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, in which an actor pretends to be a wall, readers are taken on a journey that includes the dikes in the Netherlands; prayer-wheel walls in Tibet and India; Hadrian's Wall in England; Chinese poems on the walls at Angel Island, CA; Belfast Peace Lines; and the Anti-Graffiti Network in Philadelphia. Warm watercolors create just the right mood for the text. Some of the stories are sad, some are inspiring, and some mysterious, but each one says something unique about the people who constructed these structures. Notes about each wall featured appear at the end. This book could be used to introduce classification, how things may be alike and also different, and as a springboard to exploring cultural diversity. Links to social studies abound. A great read-aloud and a unique source for hard-to-locate material.Jane Claes, T. J. Lee Elementary School, Irving, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884481652
Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 11.55(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
NC1140L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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