If I built a House by Chris Van Dusen is a read-aloud picture book about a boy named Jack who has a creative ideas of features he would incorporate if he were to build a house:
Jack, a creative eight-year old, thinks that his house is so boring. So, he thinks up his perfect house, complete with some very special features like a Kitchen-o-Mat, a Racetrack Room and a glass Playroom that flies. A Fish Tank room for underwater exploration is also on Jack’s list as he describes to his mother all of the fantasy features that his perfect house will have.
So let your creative juices flow and see what features your students would design for their fantasy houses. Students work in pairs or teams to design and build a stable house that has some special features.
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