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A House Is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Betty Fraser
Myriad houses are described in fun, rhyming text.
Classroom Tip: Use this book as a read aloud to introduce the concept of "habitats." Students will learn how each house is unique.
Multicultural Fables & Fairytales by Tara McCarthy
Introduce students to other cultures with classic tales from Japan, Ghana, Brazil, and more.
Classroom Tip: Throughout this unit, select one culture per day to share with students during read aloud story time.
How a House Is Built by Gail Gibbons
Brief Description: Follow the steps of how a house is built in this book.
Quick Tip for Using Book in Classroom: Expand the concept of being an architect in Lesson One and introduce all the different people and jobs involved in building a home.
Exploring Our World: Neighborhoods & Communities by Kathleen M. Hollenbeck
Resource guide for teaching lessons about neighborhoods and communities
Classroom Tip: Use this resource guide for mapping activities and student reproducibles.
Maps for the Overhead: Neighborhoods & Communities: 10 Color Transparencies, Mini-Lessons, and Activities That Teach Essential Map Skills
These three collections of full-color transparencies, accompanied by mini-lessons and activities, teach young students how to read a map and map key, find directions using a compass rose, navigate a floor plan, interpret symbols, and more.
Classroom Tip: Use this professional book for mapping activities.
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So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban
The geometric shapes of circles and squares are illustrated with photographs of wheels, pots, signs, and other familiar objects.
Classroom Tip: Read this book during Lesson One to help further the concept of finding a variety of shapes in the exterior view of a home.