Ready Readers Book Club

The Amon Carter provides unique and educational museum experiences for Pre-K through twelfth-grade students. A team of professional Gallery Teachers facilitates tours and utilizes an inquiry-based approach to allow students to make personal and meaningful connections with the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. For more information about student programs, please call 817.989.5031 or email

Friday, April 26, 2013

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 8–10)

Words! Words! Words!
The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter

Fall in love with words! Prior to their museum visit, students should read Roni Schotter’s The Boy Who Loved Words, a whimsical tale of a boy who collects words and his journey to help people find just the right ones. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers help students expand their museum vocabularies by carefully looking at artworks from the collection, including prints from the exhibition Ed Ruscha: Made in California, and using descriptive language to discuss them. Students create a word tree and add new words at each stop. The program concludes with a poetry activity that uses words from each student’s collection.

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required for
registration to be complete. If you would like to receive the book from the museum, the registration fee is $20 for children of members and $25 for children of nonmembers. Once
payment is received, you may pick up the book at the museum or have it mailed to you. If you do not want a copy of the book from the museum (e.g., you already have a copy, you prefer to check it out from the library, etc.), the registration fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop their students off at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.

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