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.
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