ERIC Number: ED307899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Creature Features. Program Guide for the Texas Reading Club, 1989.
Allison, Susan; Switzer, Robin
This guide is a collection of books, activities, art, creative dramatics, creative writing, games, and films intended for use with children from age three through grade seven. Eight weeks of activities that are fairly simple and inexpensive to put together and of varying degrees of effort and complexity are presented in eight chapters reflecting eight themes. Each chapter suggests a variety of projects, films, and books to accommodate the various size groups and budgets of the different libraries using them. The program themes are: Creature Features, Cr-EAT-ures, Creature Kids, Cosmic Creatures, Creature Concoctions, Colossal Creatures, Candid Creatures, and Cagey Creatures. It is noted that the activities provided in each chapter can be used as "attention getters" to relax the children and prepare them to go on to the main events of the program. In addition, the guide offers: (1) a section on additional resources which contains suggestions for agencies and community resources that might be of assistance (e.g., guest speakers, pamphlets, and freebies); (2) a description of eligibility for special services for the Texas State Library for disabled children; (3) 18 additional games that can be photocopied for use with children; (4) the Texas Reading Club 1989 bibliography of 486 items; (5) the Texas Reading Club 1989 filmography of 159 items; and (6) clip art for publicity. (CGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas State Library, Austin. Dept. of Library Development.