Join Hands: The Ways We Celebrate Life incorporates language, photography, and poetry in a book about building communities. Bring your students together with the reader's theater, writing assignments, games, reading practice, and vocabulary exercises in this printable discussion and activity guide for the book.
From singing canciones to planning a hoopla day, Join Hands! joyfully celebrates the many ways that children build communities with friends of all ages. Award-winning author Pat Mora weaves the repeating lines of a pantoum, a Malaysian poetic form with a specific pattern of repetition, while George Ancona's lively photos capture the ways that kids have fun with others. Join Hands! is not only a wonderful way to celebrate diversity and play, but also a great tool to teach poetry that relates to kids' lives.