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My Very Own Room/Mi Propio Cuartito

Last updated Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Author: Amada Irma P?rez
Illustrator: Maya Christina Gonzalez
Date of Publication: 2000
ISBN: 0892391642
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jun. 2003

Synopsis: Tired of sharing a room with her five brothers, an eight-year-old Mexican American girl longs to find a corner of the house she can call her own.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a sign for your Very Own Room (or if you had your very own room), with how you would decorate it, and what you would put in it.
•  Make a picture frame for your favorite family member, and decorate with pictures from the book. Volunteers, take a piece of construction paper and fold in half, and cut out a block in the middle; unfold, and it's the frame. Glue a paper backing, leaving one side open to slide a picture in. Use the left over block from the middle to make a stand for the frame.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!