Going Home

Going home

Bibliographic Information: Bunting, Eve, and David Diaz. (1996). Going Home. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Brief Annotation: This is a story about a Mexican family who moved to the United States to work.  When they return to Mexico, the children learn a lot about their family.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 3-6

Readers who will like this: Children who like stories about people from other countries, and children who are really connected to their families.

Rating/Response: 4 This book has beautiful illustrations, and a beautiful story about the importance of family.  There are many different activities are used for.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Turn to a partner and tell them what home means for you.

Reading Strategy: Questioning

Rationale for Strategy: This book would be good for questioning because there are many thick and thin questions that a teacher could ask.  Furthermore, there are many opportunities for students to ask questions about what happening in the story.

Posted by: Emily Busch


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