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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Splish Splash

Olive Art's Picture Book Parade introduces... Splish Splash                 12                                                             

Published: 1994 Author: Joan Bransfield Graham Illustrator: Steve Scott

When I told my 2nd grade teacher friend i was looking for a poetry book she knew exactly which one to did up! She knew I would be impressed by not only the writing about forms of water (Water=my happy place) but also by the way the words are laid out on the page. Every page was a different, every poem was unique, every image was special.

I love the idea of sharing this book and teaching about graphic design. Students could lay out their writing/poetry in a way that forms an image or works with the image they create. 

These poems remind me of infographics, in that teach something with few words, and images laid out in a fun way. 

*The Picture Book Parade!

This series of posts is designed to meet the needs of graduate class, I am currently enrolled in, titled Teaching Art & Literacy through picture books.
One of my assignments is to read, review, reflect, and be inspired by 20 picture books that are new to me and find a way to share them with my classmates, colleges, & PLN. 

 The Ideas shared will not be ideas I have tried and executed, simply sparks of inspiration derived from a short and colorful read. 

I am hoping that these ideas might develop over time, as I water them in my minds and let what's left of my summer vacation shine and pull out the greatness, that is a totally awesome new lesson for my students. One can hope!

So sit back and enjoy the series of posts I am calling the Picture Book Parade!

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