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This is My House
All over the world people make houses from the materials available around them. In this unique multilingual picture book, readers are encouraged to open their front door and experience the differences and similarities between housing structures around the world. As they read about the different dwellings, children will also learn how to write and say "This is my house" in ...more
Hardcover, 1 page
Published September 1st 1992 by Scholastic
(first published January 1st 1992)
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This is My House written and illustrated by Arthur Dorros is a book that portrays what people from around the world call home. Not all houses are the same, some are tall others are small, some are made of wood, others are made of steel, some houses can move, and others are more permanent structures. This book depicts how the environment, lifestyle, culture, and climate all play a part of what makes a home.
Each page of this book has the location of the country the house is depicted in. The image ...more
The author and illustrator, Arthur Dorros, does a beautiful job of portraying different types of homes around the world. The illustrations are beautifully detailed and paired with very simple text, which makes it an easy read for young readers. Each page features a different home, with brief descriptions of the home structure, family, or a fun fact about the character’s life, described by the characters that live in the homes. The people in the illustrations are also dressed in clothes that are ...more
We learn about many different habitats in first grade (desert, rain forest, caves, ocean, etc.). We also learn about the many places we call home (solar system, planet, country, state, city, and street). First, we read a book about our solar system and learn that the sun is our closest star, we are the third planet from the sun, and then we act out the solar system (planets revolving around the sun). Second, we read three books about the Earth. We learn about its population and its diverse peopl ...more
It was a joy reading this book because it shares with the reader information about many different places around the world (e.g., Brazil, Mexico, Turkey). With this book many differen concepts can be taught such as importance of family, community, globalization, our culture, cultures around the world. This book is a perfect tool to make students aware that we are part of a big community which is the world.
Jul 06, 2016 Jana rated it really liked it
This is an interesting nonfiction picture book that shows readers different houses around the world. The phrase, "This is my house" is repeated on each page in different languages. This book is awesome for comparing and contrasting homes in different countries. It's also a good mentor text for informational writing. I'm glad to have this in my classroom library.
This book explores the diversity of homes around the world. I love that is emphasizes on how people make houses using any materials they can find, houses can be tall or short, but the people inside is what makes the HOME. For each country it explore it also says This is My House in their langauge.
Great book to introduce different cultures, languages, and homes around the world. I love how the book includes the authentic language of the country whose home it examines. A great way to meet social studies standards and to help students understand how people live around the world.