ERIC Number: ED255904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Monster Magic: A Reading Activities Idea Book for Use with Children. A Fun with Reading Book.
Intended as a usable resource for librarians and teachers in planning and implementing a program for young library users and students, this book was developed to stimulate children to use the library. The introduction contains opening comments--including an explanation of how the theme of "monster magic" inspires creativity, specific goals, and a planning guide. The next section, on background and sources, includes a general definition of a monster and definitions of six specific kinds of monsters (each of which is followed by an annotated bibliography): prehistoric; folk and legendary; literary, film, and television; mysterious; true life; and space. The list of media resources that follows lists audio visual packets, 16 mm films, books to help in planning activities, inexpensive books and materials, and books to share at storytime. The activities section contains ideas for activities that are fun, designed to encourage more reading on the subject of monsters, and include a "monster meter," a method for recording work done. Also included in this section is a list of books to read, a blank form for filling in books already read, puzzles, riddles, and a list of riddle sources. The games section presents both indoor and outdoor games, while the memorable monster music section includes appropriate songs. The wrap up section offers suggestions for bringing the program to a final conclusion, using the "monster revue" as the culminating activity. A list of ideas for promoting the program and an answer sheet to the riddles are provided in the appendixes. (EL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Library Materials, Library Skills, Reading Games, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reference Materials, Student Motivation
Oryx Press, 2214 North Central at Encanto, Phoenix, AZ 85004 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A