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By Jerry D Flack, Karen Meador

Can creativity study? completely! And Meador indicates you precisely the best way to nourish creativity and problem-solving skills on your scholars. After proposing legitimate types of artistic thinkers showing in awesome kid's literature, she deals a number of actions you should use to strengthen inventive techniques via fluency, flexibility, and originality. additionally, there are lists for additional examining and directions for adapting classes. Grades K-4 (adaptable to different grades).

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By Jerry D Flack, Karen Meador

Can creativity study? completely! And Meador indicates you precisely the best way to nourish creativity and problem-solving skills on your scholars. After proposing legitimate types of artistic thinkers showing in awesome kid's literature, she deals a number of actions you should use to strengthen inventive techniques via fluency, flexibility, and originality. additionally, there are lists for additional examining and directions for adapting classes. Grades K-4 (adaptable to different grades).

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Fluency of ideas is reflected in the book when its characters think of many different solutions for saving the tree. A variety of individuals, from scientists to school children, address the problem. The tree acts as a great-great-grandfather, who has seen a long span of history and tells it from a unique perspective, which adds personal value to the historical information. This book is also marvelous for teaching about cooperation and showing how many different people can work together for the benefit of something they care about.

The students listen to and discuss the book, The Tree That Would Not Die. Finally, they brainstorm ways to protect trees from modern problems. Products suggested in this lesson evolve from creative movement, action, and song writing. Page 11 Lesson Objectives The students will · gain empathy for living things, · understand the length of a large tree's life, · practice fluency by seeking solutions to a problem, and · understand the power of people working together toward a common goal. Procedures Optional: Allow the students to create a wall-sized oak tree with a broad trunk.

The purpose of the book is two-fold because it provides lessons adults can use with little preparation and valuable background information that leads toward the depth of understanding needed to develop creative thinking. It is appropriate for teachers, librarians, and also parents, who may want to modify the lessons for use at home. The development of creative thinking at home and in educational settings is no longer a choice; it is a mandate for survival. This book illustrates how adults may work toward the goal of improving the creative thinking of every child.

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