ERIC Number: ED404272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Scissor Sorcery: Cutting Activities for the Early Childhood Curriculum.
Carpenter, Sharan Bryant
This handbook, designed for use with preschool and elementary age children, provides instructions and instructional materials for the development of proficiency in cutting. Scissor cutting is a critically important activity for young children to practice because, along with coloring and pasting, it is used widely to foster the three R's as well as to reinforce fine motor development, eye-hand coordination, and pre-reading skills. The guide provides teachers with theoretical and practical information, as well as teaching suggestions. Chapters include: "All You Have Ever Wanted to Know about Scissors but Didn't Know to Ask"; "Scissor Mechanics"; "Connections--Paper and Paste"; and "How to Avoid-Too Much, Too Little, Too Late to Ever Cut Again." Following chapter 5, "General Instructions for Scissor Cutting Activities," more than 50 cutting activity sheets, with suggestions for use, are provided in chapters: "Fringes"; "Lines--Straight, Diagonal, Zigzag"; "Curves"; "Shapes--Flat and Dimensional"; "Shapes within Shapes"; "Design Forms for Fun and Fact"; "Scissor Mazes and Mastery Marvels; and "Scissor Racing." (MM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Materials, Elementary Education, Eye Hand Coordination, Instructional Materials, Motor Development, Preschool Education, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
Humanics Learning, 1482 Mecaslin Street, N.W., P.O. Box 7400, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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