Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye

By Naomi Shihab Nye

Fourteen-year-old Liyana Abboud could particularly now not need to switch her life...especially now that she has been kissed, for the first actual time and rather unexpectedly, through a boy named Jackson.

But while her mom and dad announce that Liyana's kin is relocating from St. Louis, Missouri, to Jerusalem -- to the land the place her father used to be born -- Liyana's entire global shifts.

What does Jerusalem carry for Liyana? A grandmother, a Sitti, she hasn't ever met, for one. A background a lot larger than she is. Visits to the West financial institution village the place her aunts and uncles stay. Mischief. previous stone streets that wind via time and hassle. starting doorways, darkish detention center cells, a brand new feeling for peace, and Omer...the interesting stranger whose kisses substitute the single she misplaced while she moved around the ocean.

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Rag) • The part of your body that has hair, ears, and a face. (head) • What you do when you look at the words and pictures in a book. (read) • The shape of a circle. (round) Fluency: Choral Reading 1. Reread the story with your child at least two more times while your child tracks the print by running a finger under the words as they are read. Ask your child to read the words he or she knows with you. 2. Reread the story aloud together. Be careful to read at a rate that your child can keep up with.

2. Write each letter in the words “the playground” on separate small pieces of paper. 3. Explain to your child that the letters in the words the and playground can be used to make new words. 4. Provide the following clues and help your child use the letters to make the correct words. Ask your child to write the words on the paper under “the playground”. indd 30 5/26/10 8:39 AM • A word that describes what you can do for fun with your friends. (play) • Where you plant seeds. (ground) • What you do when you use money to buy something.

Pound) • What you do when you get in bed. (lay) • Something you use to carry things (like your food in the lunchroom). (tray) • The color made by mixing white and black. (gray) • Something you use to clean things. (rag) • The part of your body that has hair, ears, and a face. (head) • What you do when you look at the words and pictures in a book. (read) • The shape of a circle. (round) Fluency: Choral Reading 1. Reread the story with your child at least two more times while your child tracks the print by running a finger under the words as they are read.

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