Ch 4: Spanish in Children's Books

About This Chapter

Use this engaging teacher resource chapter to see resources you can use to help teach your young readers about Spanish in children's books. The lesson plans and activities provided here can be immediately integrated into your curriculum to interest and excite your students.

Spanish in Children's Books - Chapter Summary

Our informative teacher resource chapter gives you lesson plan suggestions and other resources you can use to teach your young readers about Spanish children's books. The lessons cover The Desert is My Mother, Abuela and more. These resources are written by professional instructors, so you can have confidence that what you're teaching is accurate, thorough and meets educational standards. If you have any questions along the way, reach out to one of our instructors for help.

How It Helps

  • Simplifies your planning time: Rather than researching and writing your own curriculum, using our lesson plans makes your planning time less stressful and saves time for other important tasks.
  • Covers a variety of topics: With several different pieces of literature covered, this one chapter provides you with a variety of resources to use in your teaching.
  • Designed for young readers: These lessons have been created specifically to meet the needs of young readers, so you can keep the attention of your students.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning Spanish in children's books lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for Spanish children's book topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your reading class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Spanish children's book lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important Spanish children's book concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant Spanish children's book-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

5 Lessons in Chapter 4: Spanish in Children's Books
Song of the Swallows Lesson Plan

1. Song of the Swallows Lesson Plan

Through activities and discussion in this lesson plan, students will learn about the migration of swallows from San Juan Capistrano, CA to South America, through the book, 'Song of the Swallows' by Leo Politi. Students will use maps and plot the distance traveled by the swallows during their migration.

The Desert is My Mother Lesson Plan

2. The Desert is My Mother Lesson Plan

This lesson plan, based around a text lesson, emphasizes metaphor, personification and imagery using reader's theater to embody the poem 'The Desert is My Mother.' It is appropriate for mid-level language arts classes, like reading, poetry or even ESL classes.

The Desert is My Mother: Summary & Analysis

3. The Desert is My Mother: Summary & Analysis

In this lesson, we will discuss ''The Desert is My Mother,'' a Spanish and English picture book poem, written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Daniel Lechon. This book, recommended for early elementary students, won the 1995 Skipping Stones Book Award in Nature and Ecology.

Abuela by Arthur Dorros Lesson Plan

4. Abuela by Arthur Dorros Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students recognize and describe story elements, demonstrate the ability to create and use a glossary, and understand the difference between verbs with similar meanings as they read ''Abuela'' by Arthur Dorros.

Too Many Tamales Lesson Plan

5. Too Many Tamales Lesson Plan

Use this two-part lesson plan to teach students about the literary element of irony and reinforce Spanish vocabulary. Students start by learning Spanish vocabulary, then use the mentor text 'Too Many Tamales' to examine irony. Follow up with a fun activity to reinforce skills.

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