ERIC Number: ED421718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Color of the Wind: Fables for a New Age.
Nottingham, Theodore J.
This book of fables from the animal kingdom contains: "The Frog Who Knew Too Much"; "Long Tail the Lizard"; "The Otter Who Went to the Bottom of the Sea"; "The Single-Wattled Cassowary and His Lethal Toe"; "The Rebel Gerbil"; "Why Hairless Monkeys Turn Out So Bad"; and "The Eagles' Watchtower." The book has been tested with elementary, middle school, and high school students and has received enthusiastic responses from these age groups as they discover new levels of meaning in the stories while enjoying the humor and fantasy. The book represents a case study of metaphor and allegory and can be used by English teachers as an introduction on how to see beyond the literalism of a text. It can also be used to build vocabulary and to explore creative writing. (NKA)
Descriptors: Animals, Creative Writing, Didacticism, Elementary Secondary Education, Fables, Fantasy, Figurative Language, Moral Issues, Reader Response, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Guides, Vocabulary Development
Nottingham Publishing, 12839 Glengary Drive, Fishers, IN 46038 ($12.95 each; 50% discount to educational organizations).
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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