ERIC Number: ED250659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Merlin's Magic: A Reading Activities Idea Book for Use with Children. Fun with Reading Series.
Thomas, Carol H., Ed.
Intended for public and school librarians, teachers and other school personnel, and community groups working with children to promote an interest in reading, this book contains planning suggestions and activities for developing a reading program around the theme of Merlin the magician and Arthurian legend. The first portion of the book focuses on planning and organizing the thematic program and includes guidelines for defining the theme, publicizing the program, and creating decorations for the theme. The major portion of the book discusses various aspects of the theme and describes actual reading related activities for use with children. The separate chapters discuss Merlin and Arthur, the Middle Ages, castles, dragons and other mythical creatures, and magic tricks and potions. At the end of each chapter is an extensive annotated bibliography of books, with the appropriate grade range given for each. The book concludes with a list of additional resources, including films and sound recordings. (HTH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Legends, Medieval History, Motivation Techniques, Program Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Reading Programs, Student Motivation, Thematic Approach
Oryx Press, 2214 North Central at Encanto, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85004 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: King Arthur; Magic; Merlin the Magician