Kathy Ross Crafts Letter Shapes
From the Series Learning Is Fun!
Hands-on craft projects can make remembering the shape of each letter lots of fun and also help children associate a sound with each letter. In this book designed to supplement the teaching of writing the basic letter shapes, Kathy Ross draws on her thirty years experience as a preschool teacher and curriculum developer. She has designed an easy-to-make craft based on the shape of each letter of the alphabet, from an airplane made by folding the capital letter A, to a zinnia refrigerator magnet formed by eight letter Z’s.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
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School Library Journal
“These attractive books present hands-on projects to accompany phonics and letter recognition lessons. Shapes presents a craft activity based on each letter of the alphabet. . . The layout is friendly to nonreaders, including illustrations of the materials needed. . . Overall, the projects are engaging enough to earn a place in most collections.” —School Library Journal
Author: Kathy Ross
Kathy Ross grew up in upstate New York in the 1950s. She credits her unusual and very creative elementary school education at Oswego State Teachers College coupled with a childhood that afforded her time to "be" for her endless ability to create. Kathy has written many children’s songs, is a writer for the Highsmith Summer Reading Manual, has made dozens of television appearances, and has given workshops for both children and adults around the country. Kathy has published more then 60 books to date. She was honored to be the featured author of the month on the website of the Children’s Book Council.
Illustrator: Jan Barger
Jan Barger is an American who lives in Plumpton, England, with her husband and cocker spaniel. Before she began writing and illustrating books she was a ballet dancer, a teacher, and a calligrapher. She has written and illustrated nine picture books and illustrated over twenty books for other authors. When she is not writing and illustrating books she enjoys singing and playing her flute and piccolo. She has a Masters Degree in Sequential Design and Illustration from Brighton University.