Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Programming Spotlight: Papertoy Monsters

To celebrate the start of our non-fiction unit, on November 8th Passages Academy Libraries simultaneously ran a program across three of its sites.  The Horizon, Bronx Hope and Crossroads libraries invited classes to participate in the crafting of paper toy monsters.  Students explored features of non-fiction text and technical writing by reading and following written instructions from the title Papertoy Monsters.  The book which comes filled with perforated pages of pre-designed monsters, instructed students to remove the pieces from the book and fold and glue them in order to create a three dimensional figure.

During the program students were brimming with excitement as they pulled pieces apart and glued them together.  Many verbally requested to make more monsters, stay an extra period or come back the next day.  After the program ended a student passed by the Horizon library smiling and saying “I have a lot of monsters.  I made seven!”.  A review of the book is coming soon! --Claudio Leon

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