To create BIG BOOKS.
To organize experience in story form.
To represent three dimensional experience in two dimensional form.
To develop understanding of books.
To develop language.
Matte (available at an art supply store), ring binders, paper punch, clear contact, black construction paper cut-outs, picture from magazines, photographs or student drawings.
1. Cut the matte into several sheets of equal size.
2. Make a book using a theme such as student drawing of buildings, pictures from magazines, photos (enlarged) of buildings from a field trip or cut-outs to represent buildings.
3. Students may dictate text for BIG BOOK. Group should agree on what is written.
4. Cover with clear contact. Punch holes on one edge and use rings to hold it together.
5. Use as any other BIG BOOK, children can read it aloud too.
Vocabulary words for the unit should include; structure to mean walls, colonnades and arcades and space or enclosures which are created by structures. Inside/outside can be discussed in this context.