Tomie loved the personal heritage of his ancestors. Have the students find out something about their ancestors that makes them proud and bring the information to share in class.
Cultural Vinn Diagrams
Tomie is part Irish and part Italian. Have the students create a Vinn Diagram showing how these two cultures are different from each other, and what they have in common.
Tomie loved the idea of his new house. Have the students create a plan for their perfect home.
Significant Movie Moments
Tomie relates moments in his life to classic movie scenes. Have the students tell about a significant movie scene that they can relate to in their own lives as well.
Split the class into groups and assign each group a different setting from the book. Have each group create a diorama of this setting along...
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