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I created this because I want my students to be introduced to readings that are about life, and readings that help them think beyond Spanish. I am trying to model, model, model! To write well, a child should see countless examples to give them examples of patterns, good writing, and strong use of proper writing. Our textbook does not offer a lot in this area, so I am creating this myself.
I gave this to my grade 8 students.
Included: 1 pg essay (look at the thumbnails to see the info)
1 pg true false (basic comprehension)
1 pg writing and finding cognates (basic comprehension)
1 pg translation to English (basic comprehension)
1 pg higher order thinking skills questions:
1 pg creating sentences with words: (proveen, regalo,
joven, tesoro, maravillosos, los nietos)
a)¿Para usted, es importante tener abuelos? ¿Por qué?
b) ¿Para usted, cuál es la razón más importante de
tener abuelos? ¿Por qué?
c) ¿Qué tiene en común con la información en este
I used a public domain pic as my picture.
I have the students read it through, highlight any areas they don't understand, have them pronounce it in pair work, extract expressions they can use, create sentences with expressions, and work on the activities.