This Is the Way We Go to School


You may walk or take a bus to school. Did you know some kids ride horses? Children around the world go to school in many different ways.

Read this book to learn more about how kids everywhere go to school.

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You may walk or take a bus to school. Did you know some kids ride horses? Children around the world go to school in many different ways.

Read this book to learn more about how kids everywhere go to school.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melissa Rife
One of the books in Scholastic's "This is the Way" series, this book shows the different ways that students around the world get to school. By taking means of travel that are common in the U.S. and showing students in other countries take them to school, Falk teaches vocabulary, culture, and reading skills. Each spread features a picture of children in another country and how they get to school. Also on the spread is a short paragraph featuring one vocabulary word, such as pedicab, subway, or snowmobile. The pictures in this book are interesting and colorful; they are sure lead to further exploration of the topic. For instance, many pictures feature children in uniforms, which could extend student inquiry toward the differences in schools, clothing, and other aspects of life. The topic of transportation is merely a starting point. However, a lot of the vocabulary featured in this book is much simpler than is found in other members of the series. Words like "horse" and "donkey" don't actually need to be defined for students, as most would already know what these things are. While it is interesting to see that kids come to school in different ways, a lot of the transportation featured is not all that different than American school transportation. For example, students in NYC also ride the subway. Many across the U.S. walk to school or ride bikes. Thus, this book doesn't show as much cultural differences as other books. The book also includes a graphic of the globe with the featured countries identified. In the back, one can find a glossary and an index, as well as a brief list of further references. Reviewer: Melissa Rife
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531214404
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 824,363
  • Age range: 6 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 3.20 (w) x 7.36 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Table of Contents

How Do You Go to School? 4

On Tracks and Wheels 6

Over Water and Snow 12

On Animals and On Foot 16

Kids Around the World Go to School 20

Your New Words 22

Index 24

Find Out More 24

Meet the Author 24

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