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Multiple Intelligence Projects for Use in Public Schools
At Break ofDayAt Break of Day
illustrated by Michael Bryant
OrchardBooks/Scholastic, 2002
ISBN: 0439-35243-6
Verbal / Linguistic Nikki Grimes uses verbs to capture the movement and current of energy coursing through the universe throughout the book. Write a poem that also focuses on an event—perhaps where many things are happening—and like Ms. Grimes, pay very close attention to your verbs! Revise them so that they become the focus of every image. Refuse to use a single linking or helping verb.
Logical /Mathematical Research the approximate size of every item mentioned in the book and make a comparison chart. (a seed, the sun, the moon, a human, etc) Could be divided as a cooperative learning project.
Visual /Spatial Morin uses a variety of media to create his fabulous collage for At Break of Day. Try your own hand at collage, inspired by the same words or your own.
Body / Kinesthetic In pairs, create a reader’s theater presentation of the book. Share with various classes.
Musical /Rhythmic

IFind a piece of music that would be a great background piece to the reading of this book. (Be sure it doesn’t have any lyrics that would interfere with the words). Perform it for someone.

Interpersonal Working in pairs or small groups, choose one thing mentioned in the book and create a report with as much information you can learn about it. Write a pamphlet or poster and present your findings to the class.
Intrapersonal Write a letter to yourself about your own beliefs about how the world was created. Is it similar to the book? How is it different?
Teacher's Guide prepared by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer. Visit her website by clicking here.

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