About the story:
A easy reader for child and parent to read while sitting around waiting for some good ole cornbread, or even cookies. In the story Ma and Pa decide to make the cornbread into the shape of a cornbread girl, but once the cornbread girl is ready she jumps from the pan saying, ‘Run, run, around the world you can't catch me I'm the cornbread girl."
This holiday book tour will be the Little Cornbread Girl/ The Gingerbread Boy. You will get a full story time at your site. We will bring holiday crafts, Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, our little Christmas tree. After the story time the craft made by the youth help to decorate our tree. If you are interested in a program please call 512 284-5707. For this year our holiday program, a Community Christmas with the Carver Library will be on Wednesday December 19th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p,m. Will will have a black Santa Claus.
About the presentations
The Big Book Story Time
You can create so many lessons using The Little Cornbread Girl. For the smaller children (4-6) you can read the Little Cornbread Girl along with the Gingerbread Boy and have a craft of both characters in a picture drawing from the book. Bake some gingerbread or cornbread and turn the baking time into a math lesson (youth 6-12). Measuring incorporates math and using portion sizes of the ingredients used to make the gingerbread and cornbread. With the older youth, have them compare and contrast both stories using the Venn diagram method.
Please consider this easy, fun, learning activity for your students. Don't forget along with the book you will receive a craft and lesson plan. "Big Book Story time and Craft" tour is ongoing until the end of the year. I look forward to visiting your school, library or center.
(P.S. If you would like to buy your kit directly from me for $10.00. Please e-mail me email@example.com).
Your Outreach Librarian
Review of the Big Book Story Time from Amanda l. Braziel, librarian at Blackshear Elementary School:
"Deborah Orr visited Blackshear's Kindergarteners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders during the 2011-2012 school year. Students interacted as Ms. Orr told the story of the Little Cornbread Girl. She led the students in a 20 minute call and response-type storytelling event, and they loved it! She also delivered templates and instructions before the Author's Visit so that students could create masks of the characters to use in retelling the story with Ms. Orr. We were very pleased with the experience, and students regularly check out our library's copy of The Little Cornbread Girl."
Questions about the Big Book Story time:
1.What is the appropriate age group for this story time?
Almost any age group can enjoy this book. The late author/storyteller, Ms. Marian Barnes said, "The Little Cornbread Girl can be enjoyed by babies as well as old heads." The target audience for this book is kinder through 3rd grade. This is also a good book to use with youth who are reading challenged. Reading challenged students’ respond to the familiar story line. The repetition used in the story makes it easy for them to follow the story.
2. How long is the story time?
The story time can be 20 minutes or 45 minutes. With the older youth, you can have Q & A and cover all sections of the book as part of reflection: beginning, middle, and end, encouraging feedback about the story.
3. How many classes can attend a presentation?
The story time is told using the Big Book. Visually up to 80+ youth can attend the presentation. It also depends on the location of the program (cafeteria, gym or classroom). A library can be used for a group of 30 or less students.
4. If I want to present to my class, do I have to order the book from Amazon?
Some teachers/librarians want to present the story to their class as part of their lesson plan. They can purchase the book and craft without going on-line. They can purchase their book and craft from me, and receive their package the same week of their request.
5. Can the story be presented bilingually?
The story can be presented bilingually using Spanish and English words interchangeably. For younger youth they can learn some basic Spanish or English words.
Remember, if you don't want to bring in the presentation, or if you are in another state or country, you can buy the book and present your own story time. Through the end of the year you can get the craft and book for only $10.00. The original price was $20.00 for the book and puppets.