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Where I'd Like to Be
by Frances O'Roark Dowell

When Maddie came to the East Tennessee Children's Home, she and little Ricky Ray began work on two scrapbooks that held their dreams: The Book of Houses and the Book of People. Maddie hoped the new girl, Murphy, would be a person who felt like home and would appreciate their scrapbooks. Murphy's wild stories of her life before the children's home puzzled Maddie who tried to share her own stories of being shuttled from home to home. Along with two other kids from the home and an obnoxious misfit from school, Maddie and Murphy set out to build a home of their own....a fort...where their stories and dreams could be shared.

Expectations (pdf file)

Research Links for Where I'd Like to Be

Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes

Florida Baptist Children's Homes

Children's Homes, Inc.

Fort Building:

A Kid's Guide to Building Forts

Books about Playhouses and Forts
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Kids Wings Activities for Where I'd Like to Be include:
Journaling Activities,
Anticipation guide
Predict and Confirm Chapter Questions
A Game
Multiple choice comprehension
A Creative Mapping Activity,
A Logic Puzzle
Poem for Two Voices
Crossword Puzzle
Writing prompts

Literary Connections:

GIB RIDES HOME by Ziopha Keatley Snyder

Fanny's Dream by Caralyn Buehner

The Gentleman Outlaw and Me--Eli by Mary Downing Hahn

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

The Face in the Bessledorf Funeral Parlor by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor



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