This Is My House, Arthur Dorros. NY: Scholastic. 1992.
- Make a list of all of the different words that mean house (e.g. dwelling, apartment, igloo, etc.).
- For a final project, have the students form groups and have them research a type of house. Have them build a model. Display finished products in the media center for all to see.
- Have the students illustrate their own homes. Find objects for them to give texture for their drawings. (i.e., have a brick available for them to color over to get the texture of brick. Pieces of wood and leaves would also work.)
- Explore the languages which are or have been spoken in students’ families.
Special thanks to Ric Blank, Sandy Hill Elementary, Jenison, Michigan, and Marja Eloheimo for activities and lesson plans.