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Commemorative Stamp

from Chapter 8 Getting Started with Literature Circles
Katherine L. Schlick Noe and Nancy J. Johnson

©1999 Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.
used by permission

DirectionsSelect a key character or scene, or focus on an important theme from your book, and develop a stamp to commemorate that character, scene, or theme. Include a picture, a selected phrase, and the stamp's value.
    The first stamp shown below was designed from Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and depicts symbols of racism, segeretation, and reconciliation. The second stamp is based on Patricia Polacco's The Trees of the Dancing Goats, and the third is from Waterman's Boy by Susan Sharpe.

From Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred Taylor
Teacher: Janine King, 6th grade,
St. Joseph School, Seattle, Washington
From The Trees of the Dancing Goats
by Patricia Polacco
Designed by Anne Lombard
graduate student at Seattle University
From Waterman's Boy
by Susan Sharpe
Teacher: Kirstin Gerhold, 5th grade,
Columbia Elementary, Mukilteo, Washington

Click here to see a sample evaluation form for the commemorative stamp:
Example 1 and Example 2

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