Be ready to teach a great unit about two compelling Bolivian legends: Abuela Grillo and El Ekeko.
What is included?
Abuela Grillo Resource:
This legend based unit is for a level 3 or above. We have had success using this with an environmental unit and while teaching the film “También la lluvia” with upper level classes. Included in this unit are the following:
Link to the video “Abuela Grillo” https://youtu.be/AXz4XPuB_BM
-Quote activity to introduce the idea of water with an authentic video
-La huella hídrica activity with authentic video.
-Reading on los Ayoreos
-Quizlet to vocabulary needed
-A pre reading activity with predictions
-PQA (Personalized Question and Answer)
-Ppt to Movie Talk the video
-Comprehensible reading about the authentic video with comprehension activities.
-Grab it game and/or matching activity
-Who Said It? Worksheet and/or game
-Back-at-cha output activity
-Story Retell activity
-Venn Diagram and cultural comparisons
-Reading about Luzmila Carpio
El Ekeko Resource:
This unit is designed for any cultural unit about Bolivia. We have used it with upper
levels while reading Katie Baker’s novel, El Ekeko but it is not necessary to do so.
This can be a stand a lone unit and pairs well with our other unit on the legend of
Abuela Grillo. The activities are geared toward a late level 2 or higher. This is a
Pre AP unit that has assessments similar to what you will find on the free response
section such as interpersonal speaking, letter writing and cultural comparisons.
Below has the sequence we recommend to use the activities provided.
1. Class story
3. Reading on El Ekeko and legend
4. Write a letter activity
5. Slap It Game
7. Drawing activity
8. Sequencing activity with hidden message
9. Hula Hoop Venn Diagram that compares el Ekeko to Santa Claus
11. authentic videos and activities
12. Song, “La Vida y Pasión del Ekeko”
13. Reading about sincretismo
14. Output activity
15. Pre AP Assessments: Cultural Comparison, Retell of legend, Interpersonal
letter and speaking.