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2017 TOUCH THE AUTHOR
Performed Storytelling

A Holistic Approach to Literature:
Extension Activities & a Thoughtful
Look at Picture Book Art

 

The books this year are eloquent in supporting our storytelling theme: EMBRACING DIFFERENCES.

Lost dogs, a well-meaning giant and a neglected monster stand together for children to discuss DIFFERENCES
and open their minds to unexpected twists in life.

In Lower Primary, the storytelling unfolds a charming tale of understanding and empathy, with a strong message about a girl embracing her new best friend at the animal shelter. The paired story in this workshop displays how a boy and his dog find their way back to each other after an unexpected turn of events. Adorable artwork. Ideal for Grades 1, 2, & 3 [DOGGY TALES]

In Upper Primary children stop to ask: can a defenseless little girl strike an endearing friendship with something so huge and scary? Little Sophie overcomes her first impressions to embrace Big Friendly Giant, whose shared dreams ensure justice and an end to shameless bullying. Storytelling with Live Illustration. Optional illustration module that explores the personality of giants and their art depiction. Students' artwork can be used as springboard for classroom creative writing. Grades 3, 4 & 5
[THE GIRL AND HER GIANT FRIEND]

In Upper Primary another dilemma question strikes home: how can a chain of broken promises engender a nameless monster? Students witness the ambitions of scientist Victor Frankenstein and the calamities brought on his family. They also pause to consider how to embrace responsibility for one' s inventions and acts. Storytelling enhanced by gothic graphic art and rock opera singing. Grades 5, 6 and 7
[VICTOR' S INVENTION]

 

WORKSHOPS

DOGGY TALES

Based on * A Dog Wearing Shoes by Sangmi Ko
& A Boy, a Ball and a Dog by **Gianna Marino
*2016 Winner of the International Literacy Association (ILA) Children's
Book Awards for newly published authors
** Recipient of CLC Award and E.B. White Read Aloud Honor

 

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THE GIRL AND HER GIANT FRIEND

Based on The Big Friendly Giant by acclaimed Roald Dahl

 

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VICTOR'S INVENTION

Based on the classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

 

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2016 Workshops also available!


Monsters and Giants (Lower Primary)
A Forest of Dreams (Lower Primary)
The Boy and his Iron Friend (Upper Primary)
The Story of Macbeth (Upper Primary)

 

For more information, please contact Prof. María Teresa Manteo

 

María Teresa Manteo, Educational Consultant :: info@supportlearning.com.ar :: Tel (5411) 4503 0605