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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

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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
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:
9.40(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
NC1140L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Margy Burns Knight has received the National Education Association’s
Author-Illustrator Human & Civil Rights Award for the body of her work with Anne Sibley O'Brien (Talking Walls and other books) and the
2001 Children's Africana Book Award for Africa Is Not a Country (also illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien). In addition to her work as an author, presenting in hundreds of classrooms around the world, Margy is also a teacher and community volunteer. She is the Service Learning
Coordinator for the Winthrop, Maine, public school system and has taught
English as a Second Language to high school students from Cambodia,
Afghanistan, and Jordan.

Anne Sibley O’Brien has illustrated thirty-one books, including five titles by Margy Burns Knight. She is also the author of fourteen of these books, including The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of
Korea, and A Path of Stars.O’Brien’s passion for global subjects was kindled by her experience of being raised bilingual and bicultural in
South Korea as the daughter of medical missionaries. The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband on an island in Maine.

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