Maurice Sendak: Imagination and Art


  • Aug 7 2010 1:44 PM

    Mary Kay Monson


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In this lesson, from the PBS "American Masters" Web site, early elementary students read books written and/or illustrated by Maurice Sendak, learn what reading was like at Sendak's elementary school, and write a class book based on one of Sendak's stories. Middle school students learn how Sendak not only wrote and illustrated children's books and created works in the field of ballet but also how he turned his book "Where the Wild Things Are" into an opera. They also work in groups to produce an opera. This page includes links to additional lesson plans, as well as a link to an index of individual informational pages. Each page features an individual American Master and includes biographical information, a list of major works, a career timeline, interviews, and links to related Internet resources. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 2, 6 to 8

    Topics: Visual Arts & Performing Arts, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts, Literary Analysis, Theatre, Music

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    Tool for: Teachers, Parents, Administrators


    Instructional Strategy

    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Cooperative Learning; Hands-on Learning; Discussions