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Going Home



Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Eve Bunting
Illustrator: David Diaz
Date of Publication: 1998
ISBN: 0064435091
Grade Level: 5th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Dec. 2002

Synopsis: On his trip to Mexico for the holidays, Carlos comes to realize that home can be anywhere, because it stays in the hearts of the people who love you.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make colorful paper decorations, or Christmas pi?atas like the ones in La Perla.
•  What does "going home" mean to you? Draw/ write.
•  Draw a picture of your family, and write about what you like about being at home.

*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!