TOMIE DEpaola

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  1. Teacher13

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    Starting an author study on him. Did a kwl and read art lesson.
    Any other great ideas for him and his books????
     
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    I :love: Tomie! :D

    My file is at school, but I'll see what I remember..

    Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs - make a Family Tree
    The Cloud Book - Draw clouds, write a simile for what it is like
    Legend of the Indian Paintbrush - paint a watercolor sunset
    Strega Nona - illustrate your favorite part and explain why it is your favorite
    Big Anthony - name a character trait for Big Anthony and support with details from the text
    26 Fairmount Ave - Have students write personal narratives
    The Popcorn Book - make a picture using popcorn and write 2 facts they learned
    Pancakes for Breakfast - wordless - make inferences
    Charlie Needs a Cloak - sequence and illustrate events

    You can also always do lessons for making predictions/connections.

    I hope this helps, I'd love to see some more ideas too! :)
     
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    MissK, as I was reading your ideas and came across the cloud activity, I thought that you could take a sheet of blue construction paper, put a dab of white paint in the middle, have the students fold the paper in half and then come up with a cloud similie for that. I did this in second grade with the book "It Looks Like Spilled Milk".
     
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    smalltowngal, I've also done that activity with the same book. Then, I had my second graders write, "It Looked Like..." and finish the story.
     
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    teachingmom, I did that as well, just forgot to add that.
     
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    Scholastic publishes a book called "Teaching with Favorite Tomie dePaola Books". The ISBN is 0-439-26242-9. Some of the suggestions include:

    "Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup" suggests making a class cookbook.

    The "Cloud Book" suggests weather graphs; pop-up cloud books.

    "Michael Bird-Boy" suggests investigating environmental problems, or hexagons in math.

    "Strega Nona" (my personal favourite :) ) suggests a patterning project using dried pasta; having the students write magic potion recipes; a project on Italy.

    "The Popcorn Book" suggests learning about corn/corncobs; germination of corn kernels.

    "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush" suggests painting a story using natural pigments, such as blueberries, beets and marigold buds; mixing and naming different colours; making a dream catcher.

    There's more, but I thought I'd gone on long enough! Hope this helps. :D
     
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    I have had my students write to him. His staff will send your class bookmarks, glossy photos of him and informational materials about his books. Here is the address.

    http://www.tomie.com/about_tomie/contact.html

    If you read aloud his 26 Fairmount Ave. books (my favorite) you can do several activities with time lines and sequencing.
     
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    After reading Strega Nona, I had the kids paint with cooked spaghetti noodles. Just dip in paint and drag on paper.
     

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