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A celebration of Canadian Literature, through live readings of beloved Canadian Children's stories. Join us for STORYTIME - ON-LINE- The Canada 150 edition Live on location MEADOWVIEW Addison, Ontario.
Storytelling is an ancient and valuable art that extends around the globe. In this unit, students develop their own storytelling talents, apply the techniques of storytelling, create storytelling guides, and perform a story for an audience.
Where did storytelling originate?
What are the benefits of storytelling?
What are the key features of a well-told story?
How does a storyteller develop a story to prepare it for an audience?
How can a storyteller develop and refine his/her storytelling ability?
Wonder is what Barnett calls what Coleridge described as "that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith." Readers and audiences will believe things that are not realistic as long as they are consistent and seem believable.
Have you read.............
Anne of Green Gables
Review by Aiden
Describe the setting of your book:
The setting is usually at Green Gables which is a house with plants all around it. It's in Charlettown P.E.I. The story happened a long time ago.
Who are the main characters?: Anne Marilla Matthew Diana Gilbert
Type a brief summary of your book:
Marilla and Matthew from Green Gables wanted to get an orphan boy to help with work, so they sent word.On the day the train came with the other orphans on it Matthew got there half an hour late and found out he got a very talkative orphan girl. On the way to Green Gables the girl saw lots of things she thought was beautiful and talked a lot which Matthew liked because he didn't like being part of conversations. when they got home, Marrila didn't want to keep her and that made the girl cry. They found out her name was Anne and after she went to bed Matthew convinced Marilla to keep Anne. Anne is curious, has a big imagination and tries to be good but always gets into trouble. She calls nice people kindred spirits and she found a really good friend named Diana (who she calles a kindred spirit) and she hangs out with a lot. There is a guy at school named Gilbert who she didn't like and competd with. There was a pass list for school and Anne and Gilbert tied for first place. At the place they passed to Gilbert was the medelist(I think that means 2nd best) but Anne won the avery(I think that means best). At the end of the story Matthew died of shock when he found out that the bank with all their money in it broke. Marilla went to the eye docter and found out if she read sowed or didn't wear a certain pair of glasses she would become blind. But she wasn't alone because she had Anne.
Who would you recommend this book to? Why?: I would recommend this book to my aunt Becky because girls would like it more than boys.
Love You Forever
Review by Gabby
Describe the setting:
There is a chair in the living, tooth paste in the bathroom and pictures in the mom's bedroom.
The main characters are:
mom dad baby
First the baby and mom are sitting in the living room . There is a cat, lap, flower in a vase, a chair,and the mom is wearing a gown and the baby is wrapped in a blanket. Next the baby is in the bath room and there is a cat, cotton balls everywhere , toilet paper skattered, tooth paste, tooth brush,cream,towels the baby is holding a watch over the toilet and as you know there is a toilet. Now the baby is a dad and he is now rocking the mom how is old in the old mom's room there are pictures, a bed, phone, lamp, carpet rocking chair and a plugin for the lamp.
Who would you recommend this book to? Why?
My little cousin because she likes books like this.
Imagine a Night
Imagine a night when you can ride your bike right up the stairs to your bed. Imagine a night when your toy train rumbles on its tracks out of your room and roars back in, full sized, ready for you to hop on for a nighttime adventure. Imagine a night when a farmer plays a lullaby on his fiddle, and his field of sunflowers begins to dip and sway to the rhythm. Imagine a night when ordinary objects magically become extraordinary...a night when it is possible to believe the impossible. With the intrigue of an Escher drawing and the richness of a Chris Van Allsburg painting, renowned Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves depicts that delicious time between sleep and wakefulness, creating a breathtaking, visual exploration of imagination and possibility that will encourage both children and adults to think past the boundaries of everyday life, and see the possibilities beyond.
The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories
The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring classic: a Quebec boy and Habs fan is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake. It encapsulates everything you need to understand French and English Canada, told with humour and love. This edition features a new introduction.
In Flanders Fields
Children's Literature Round tables of Canada Information Book Award winner Canadian Library Association Honour Book The lines of the celebrated poem are interwoven with fascinating information about the First World War, details of daily life in the trenches, accounts of McCrae's experience in his field hospital, and the circumstances that led to the writing of "In Flanders Fields."
Franklin and the Computer
In this Franklin TV Storybook, Franklin learns to play video games in moderation.