Charlie Needs a New Cloak

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Grades Pre-K-2

This workshop brings literature to life in a hands-on exploration of the new children's classic Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola.

Activities and demonstrations allow students to participate step by step in the discovery of how a sheep's haircut is turned into a warm and beautiful garment. At the conclusion of the workshop the children take home their own miniature version of Charlie's new cloak.

Length of Program: 90 minutes, led by a costumed interpreter. 

Curriculum Themes Addressed:

  • How early Americans met their needs.

  • How seasons affect our lives

  • Differences between then and now

Language Arts Standard Skills Enhanced:

  • Listening

  • Comprehension

  • Speaking

  • Identify, explain, and evaluate ideas

  • Use illustrations to understand text

$6.00 per student, 1 free adult ticket.

Title One Schools:

$8.00 per Student, 2 free adult tickets.

All school staff members may attend at no additional charge.

School Reservations Office: Monday-Friday, 8:00A.M-4:00P.M

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