Excellent discussion starter on homelessness and the way it impacts children and families.
A little girl and her parents have lost their home and must live in a homeless shelter. Even worse, due to a common shelter policy, her dad must live in a men's shelter, separated from her and her mom. Despite these circumstances, the family still finds time to be together. They meet at the park to play hide-and-seek, slide on slides, and pet puppies. While the young girl wishes for better days when her family is together again under a roof of their very own, she continues to remind herself that they're still a family even in times of separation.
I have created 19 NO PREP book extension activities for this title.
Making Connections Before Reading (2 Activities)
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
I Wonder… Formulating Questions
Comprehension Questions and Answer Key
Compare and Contrast: You and The Little Girl
Compare and Contrast: Your Home and The Little Girl’s Home
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
Making Connections: Text to World
What Do You Think? Writing Activity
Design Bookmarks for The Little Girl and Her Doll
Ways to Help Homeless Children and Families
3-2-1 Summarizing Activity
Book Review (2 Options)