This resource is about the language mostly spoken in the flower-studded, alp-like “Basque Country,” that section of the snow-peaked Pyranees mountains of northeastern Spain and a smaller section of southwestern France. It’s definitely handy for teachers and students going to Spain or France then up into the Basque country for tourism, studying or business endeavors. If you teach or study French or Spanish culture this is also a natural tie-in. If you happen to have Basque English Language Learners (ELL’s) in your classroom now or may at a later date then this is even more invaluable.
THIS STARTS WITH A BASQUE DIALOG that has easy phonics and pronunciation notes, extra vocabulary, a grammar sketch, then these fun packed printables or handouts:
Basque Word Search #1;
Basque Word Search #2;
Basque Word Search #3;
Basque Word Search #4;
Basque Word Search #5;
Basque Word Search #6;
Basque Word Search #7;
Greek Words Cryptogram;
ALPHABETICAL VOCABULARY LIST;
HELPFUL INTERACTIVE LINKS: Basque Cuisine, Music, Language Videos, Language Articles, Books, information regarding the Basque people, the Basque Country, and Language Guidebooks;
“BASQUE CULTURE IN THE UNITED STATES” tells you where Basque culture can be experienced first-hand even within the U.S. and is designed for both reading and written composition practice;
COMMON CORE: READING: INFORMATIONAL TEXT connects the following CCSS elements with the preceding Reader-Guided Composition:
ELAS.R:IT.1 re support,
ELAS.R:IT.2 re central idea,
ELAS.R:IT.3 introduction of key persons, events, ideas,
ELAS.R:IT.4 meanings of words, phrases...,
ELAS.R:IT.5 how parts fit into overall structure,
ELAS.R:IT.6 author's point of view/purpose,
ELAS.R:IT.7 information in different media/formats,
ELAS.R:IT.8 list and evaluate arguments and claims,
ELAS.R:IT.9 comparing and contrasting events by different authors,
ELAS.R:IT.10 reading with good comprehension.
HANDY FRENCH IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY;
HANDY SPANISH IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY;
BASQUE CUISINE gives a quick overview of what the Basque Country offers;
A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION is just the right finishing touch, something students can be proud of getting.
The learning packet is also rich in colorful photos of flowers etc. Parts are suitable for any Writing Center or Reading Center your room or building may have now or in the future. The price is also right.
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