A Chair for My Mother Lesson for Grades 1-3

Students read A Chair for My Mother, about a little girl and her family who save money to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire. Students learn that characters in the book are human resources who save part of the income they earn. Students identify other human resources, discuss how their work allows them to earn income and name strategies that will help them reach a savings goal.

This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 1, 2, and 3.

Book written by Vera B. Williams / ISBN: 068804074-8. This book is in print and available.

Braille and Talking Book versions are available via the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. Library of Congress catalogue numbers are provided for accessible versions. The books can be accessed through BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). The book is available in Braille LCCN 2007992137 and Talking Book LCCN 94976092.

Parents: Learn more about the Q&A using A Chair for My Mother.

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Education Level: Pre-K-5
Subjects: Literature Personal Finance Economics
Concepts: Saving Factors of Production/Productive Resources Income
Resource Types: Lesson SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Languages: English