Places We Call HomeTitle: Place We Call Home
978 1 74148 664 3
Homes and Shelters
Middle Primary B/Set 2
Levels 25–26


Description: Places We Call Home takes you on a journey around the world, to see how other people live. This book will help you to find out what makes a house a home, and what is being done to help people who have no homes.

Key concepts

  • How the location of particular places helps us to understand their unique characteristics.
  • That there are many factors that give particular places the characteristics that make them what they are.
  • Understanding that everyone has the right to a home.

Curriculum links:
Study of society/Technology/Culture

Text types in this book

  • Report
  • Argument
  • Recount
  • Explanation
  • Procedure

Text features of this book

Text tools

  • Specialised vocabulary
  • Headings
  • Malay words
  • Table of contents
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Captions

Text boxes

  • Did you know?
  • Fact boxes
  • Think about…
  • Thinking about where we live

Visual tools

  • Photographs
  • Illustrations
  • Graph
  • Diagrams

Reading and thinking strategies

  • Accessing prior knowledge
  • Predicting/confirming strategies
  • Reading diagrams
  • Using the information in photographs to extend knowledge
  • Responding to the book sensitively when discussing issues with others
  • Using a range of strategies when constructing meaning from the text. For example, self-correcting, rereading, slowing down, sub-vocalising


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