Publisher and Date:
Books for Young Readers, 1995
is a story about a girl named Tanya, who is excited to travel to
Virginia not only to attend her family reunion, but to see the farm
where her Grandmother grew up. Upon Tanya's arrival, disappointment
came upon her. What she observed at first was nothing like what she
had expected until she began to see things through her Grandmother's
eyes. Then she saw memories of people that her Grandmother knew and
Reunion would fit in well with a unit on families. This book would be
good for examining the history of grandparents, roles of grandmothers
and life on a farm. This story would also be a great way to discuss
special memories that we hold dear in our life and in the lives of
others that we know and love.
Grade Level Focus:
Relationship to Social
Studies State core:
a logical sequence for tasks.
simple conclusions to stories or situations.
facts from stories or reports.
possible solutions to problems in the family, school,
ways in which families provide the basic needs of love, food,
shelter, clothing, companionship and protection to their members.
similarities and differences among families, schools and
the geographic features, climatic conditions and natural resources of
the local area.