Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Where I Live

The third graders started a new book called, Where I Live, by Eileen Spinelli.  Diana is a girl forced to move with her due to her father's job loss.  She leaves behind her best friend, a beloved house, and all that she thinks she can ever love about a house.  The story explores the idea of "house" and "home" and the ideas of cooperation and being open to new experiences.  

The book is written in verse and this is a new format for the children as listeners and thinkers.  The book is also told from the point of view of Diana, so the children are enjoying their "conversations" with Diana as they hear a story told by the main character directly to the reader in a "first person's" voice.

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