“Fly Away Home” by Eve Bunting- Lesson Plan Grades 4 & Up

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.3   

Lexile® measure: 450L

DRA: 28

Guided Reading: M

Genre/Theme: Realistic Fiction

Topics: Parents, Homelessness and Poverty

Summary: “Fly Away Home” by Even Bunting, is a story about a homeless father and a son who live in an airport, moving from terminal to terminal day and night, trying to stay unnoticed. During a story, the boy experiences emotions of fear, sadness, but mostly hope due to a little brown bird who “flies away home” after being stuck in the terminal for a while.

The Scholastic has given this book an interest level of K-2, but this story is likely to be more appropriate for students in grades 3 & 4. Homelessness, especially homelessness of children and families is a growing problem and breaking common stereotypes against homeless people will teach both critical thinking and compassion.

For “Fly Away Home” Lesson Plan – Grades 4 & Up

go to: http://tinyurl.com/6q4j9fb

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