Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Book activities for :The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes"

Book activities for :The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes"
Book activities for :The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes"
Book activities for :The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes"
Book activities for :The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes"
Book activities for :The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes"
Book activities for :The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes"
Book activities for :The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes"
Book activities for :The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes"
Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
Product Rating
4.0
1 rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

2 MB|66 pages
Share
Product Description
About This Book

Here is a gorgeous book. Rich and elegant in word and picture. The author/illustrator uses his trademark style of hand drawn images with digital collage. As always figures are shown in profile reminiscent of Aztec art. He has added much cultural and historical information. There is much interesting Mesoamerican history.

The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes
Written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh
Age Range: 6 to 9 years
Grade Level: 1 to 4
Lexile Measure: 770
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Date: September 20, 2016
ISBN-10: 1419721305
ISBN-13: 978-1419721304

Summary from Amazon.com:
Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico’s cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side. So two volcanoes were formed: Iztaccíhuatl, who continues to sleep, and Popocatépetl, who spews ash and smoke, trying to wake his love.

Reviews:
Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/15/16)
School Library Journal (12/01/16)
Booklist (+) (09/01/16)
The Hornbook (+) (00/09/16)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Publishers Weekly
Young Readers Choice Awards

Ways to Use This Product
These activities can be used for individual, small group, for whole class. They could also be used as homework, with guided groups, or with book groups. Small groups could be working on different activities at the same time. The book can be read aloud and selected activities done in class. They could be useful laminated and in a literacy center. It is always a better learning experience if books are discussed in pairs or in groups, in my opinion. Pairs or groups of students can also complete more complex activities. Examining text is perfect for two students to work on at one time making it easier for both. Through the teacher read-aloud and student group work, good books become part of a common classroom culture.

Students can travel around the classroom to 3 or 4 stations answering questions about the book. The questions can be glued to butcher paper. Each station should have enough squares for all of the class to record their answer. The questions or activities can be posted on the paper or on the wall. Students must support their answers with proof from the book.

The vocabulary cards can be put on a crown or attached to a student’s back. This student then gets to ask five questions about his word and try to guess it.

This product contains the following activities:
Computer vocabulary practice with Quizlet and a page explaining how to use
Crown pattern for vocabulary study
One blank vocabulary map for optional use with words
Vocabulary and definition cards – there are five words on each page. There is the word and the definition next to it. These could be laminated and cut apart to study or play a matching game. Or you could cut through half of the page horizontally under either the word or the definition and fold down the center on the line. This would make a foldable pamphlet and you could have students draw a picture, write a sentence, synonym, antonym, or other vocabulary activity.
Word sorts by number of syllables, parts of speech, alphabetical order, and number of letters-all with answer keys
Linking words
Word shapes with answer key
Word scramble with answer key
Missing vowels with answer key
Spelling test (choose the correct word from four) with answer key
Wordsearch with answer key
Bingo-student made
Title page activity with answer key
Marking text with answer key
Cloze exercise with answer key
Proofreading for punctuation with answer key
Picture scavenger hunt two pages with answer key
Answer questions with answer key
Seven sentence sequence
Scrambled sentences with answer key and answer sheet
Cause and effect with answer key
Elements of a story
Back matter activity
About Duncan Tonatiuh: Some background for students and teachers
Thinking about purpose
Write a story or draw a comic summarizing this book
Design a stamp
A-B-C word find

Keywords:
Mexican Americans - Multicultural Understanding, Aztec gods - Mexican Americans, Indian Mythology - Mythology, Folklore -- Mexico, Princess -- Fiction, Warriors -- Fiction, Pourquoi tales, Legends -- Mexico, Book Unit, Picture Book Unit, Novel Study, Picture Book Studies, Literature Study, Literature Unit and Activities, Reading Circles


Core Curriculum Standards

RL - 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 2.10
RL - 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.7, 3.10
RL - 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 5.10




Total Pages
66 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A
Report this Resource
Loading...
$3.50
Digital Download
More products from Patricia Williams
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
$3.50
Digital Download
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up