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Tangram Tales: Story Theater Using the Ancient Chinese Puzzle Paperback – December 30, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-1591586524 ISBN-10: 1591586526

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited (December 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591586526
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591586524
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,588,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A tangram is a set of seven paper or plastic shapes that the player uses to build shapes that the player uses to build shapes of all kinds. The object is clever construction. It is a fun and clever technique to engage kids and teen tellers and another way to capture the attention of the listener, but also develop the reading and storytelling of the participants. This idea is clever enough to demand the book's purchase and integration into the idea of reading, telling, and doing stories for fun. Highly recommended."

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"For elementary and drama teachers of students in grades two through six, as well as teaching artists, De La Casas, an author, storyteller, and teaching artist, brings together tales from around the world that she adapted to incorporate the Tangrams puzzle, meant to combine the teaching of math and language arts. She describes the story theater process and presents 25 stories, with illustrations of Tangrams shapes and reproducible patterns. A puzzle is included with the book.

Corresponding language arts benchmarks are listed."

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Teachers can tell these illustrated folktales from around the world in the classroom as part of a math unit or have the students perform the stories. A reproducible tangram pattern is provided.

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The stories are well chosen from around the world. Children enjoy both hearing them, and practicing the tangrams. For those children who enjoy a challenge, the geometric tangrams can be employed outside of the book.
Few children have any familiarity with tangrams, or the game, so this offers a truly new experience. Far more rewarding than rotting their brains with incessant television pollution, give your child this book, and work the tangrams with them.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GailS on June 29, 2014
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Great book!
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More About the Author

Dianne de Las Casas is an author and award-winning storyteller who tours internationally presenting programs, educator/librarian training, workshops and artist residencies. Her performances, dubbed "traditional folklore gone fun" and "revved-up storytelling" are full of energetic audience participation. Dianne's professional books include Story Fest: Crafting Story Theater Scripts; Kamishibai Story Theater: The Art of Picture Telling; Handmade Tales: Stories to Make and Take; Tangram Tales: Story Theater Using the Ancient Chinese Puzzle, The Story Biz Handbook, and Scared Silly: 25 Tales to Tickle and Thrill. Her children's books include The Cajun Cornbread Boy, Madame Poulet & Monsieur Roach, and Mama's Bayou. Visit her website at http://www.storyconnection.net.


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