Family Money

FamilyMoney

Family Money
By William Whitehead (Author) and Mark Beech (Illustrator)

Booktalk: How does a family get and spend its money? Just time for the back-to-school spending, this book looks at many of the expenses families have and how money is spent on utilities, services, health, food, transportation, and more. The concepts of budgeting, borrowing, spending, fiscal responsibility, and financial literacy are discussed in an easy to understand, accessible manner.

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Money Talk
How many times have you heard your dad or mom say there’s just not enough money to do this or that? They just can’t afford it! The subject of money and how it’s spent is always around because it’s money that buys everything a family needs. And this matters to you in a lot of ways.

Why do families talk about money so much?
Very simply–it’s money that decides the comfort and the way in which you live. Money gets talked about a lot because whether there’s enough or not enough, everyone in the family seems to need some.

Six Traits Mini Lesson

Trait: Organization This short excerpt from the first page of the book has a chapter title and a subhead (both shown here in bold). These nonfiction text features help organize the ideas in a book.

The chapter title shows readers an overview of the topics that will be discussed.

Money Talk

Under the chapter title, the topic is introduced:

How many times have you heard your dad or mom say there’s just not enough money to do this or that? They just can’t afford it! The subject of money and how it’s spent is always around because it’s money that buys everything a family needs. And this matters to you in a lot of ways.

The rest of the chapter will add more details. These details are divided into smaller sections. Each small section of text will also have a title, called a subhead.

Why do families talk about money so much?

This subhead asks a question. The text below the subhead answers the question, giving the book a “question and answer” organizational pattern.

Very simply–it’s money that decides the comfort and the way in which you live. Money gets talked about a lot because whether there’s enough or not enough, everyone in the family seems to need some.

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