Families Are Different

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Nina Pellegrini
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jan. 2002, Jan. 2001

Synopsis: After voicing concern that she looks different from her parents, an adopted child is able to find many different types of families in her own classroom, including interracial, single parent, and stepfamilies.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Draw your family. Discuss how each are different or the same.
•  Where is your family from? Draw a picture, make badges, hats, etc.

*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!