Home Is In Between by Mitali Perkins 41 Book Extension Activities NO PREP

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This book companion resource is perfect for the elementary classroom or school library. You will have 41 unique activities to use with your elementary students. You can pick and choose which activities work best for your class and there are plenty of choices for differentiating and making this work for many different grade levels.

This resource was made to accompany the book Home Is In Between written by Mitali Perkins and illustrated by Lavanya Naidu.

This resource will allow students to be creative while challenging students to use skills in reading comprehension, story analysis, making predictions, drawing conclusions, and creativity. This can be used to allow a students to look more in depth at a great picture book and read aloud.

About the Book:

In the timely yet timeless picture book Home Is in Between, critically acclaimed author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Lavanya Naidu describe the experience of navigating multiple cultures and embracing the complex but beautiful home in between.

Shanti misses the warm monsoon rains in India. Now in America, she watches fall leaves fly past her feet.

Still, her family’s apartment feels like a village: Mama cooking luchi, funny stories in Bangla, and Baba’s big laugh. But outside, everything is different – trick-or-treating, ballet class, and English books.

Back and forth, Shanti trudges between her two worlds. She remembers her village and learns her new town. She watches Bollywood movies at home and Hollywood movies with her friends. She is Indian. She is also American. How should she define home?

Activities Included:

  • Cover Page
  • Cover Story Pre-Reading Activity
  • Making Connections Before Reading
  • Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
  • Story Prediction
  • I Wonder… Formulating Questions
  • Comprehension Questions and Answer Key
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Fiction or Nonfiction
  • Story Map
  • Story Elements
  • Story Events in Pictures
  • Main Character Portrait
  • My Favorite Character
  • All About Shanti
  • Backpack Unpack
  • The Perfect Gift
  • Postcard Design
  • Maze
  • Making Connections: Text to Self
  • Making Connections: Text to Text
  • Making Connections: Text to World
  • Story Summary
  • My Favorite Part (3 Options)
  • What’s Next?
  • What is the Lesson?
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Point of View
  • Bookmark Design
  • Ask the Author
  • Ask the Illustrator
  • Author’s Note
  • Cover Art
  • 3-2-1 Summarizing Activity
  • Word Search
  • Book Review (3 Options)
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45 pages
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