PPT in PDF for the Guatemalan legend "El Sombrerón". PPT contains the text for the legend as well as images to facilitate comprehension. PPT also contains reading comprehension questions and phrases for students to indicate if they're true or false. As students read along using the PPT. I pause and ask them to point out the verbs in the Preterit and Imperfect (noticing activity).
As a culminating activity I have students use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast El Sombrerón to another legend. This legend is part of my Guatemala unit so I usually have the students compare and contrast "El Sombrerón" with "Quetzal no muere nunca" which is also a popular Guatemalan legend.
Students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast:
For higher Spanish level students (Intermediate Mid to High), they work with a partner on the Venn Diagram. For lower level students (Novice Hi to Intermediate Low) we do it as a whole class activity. Great activity to promote critical thinking.
To further enhance the lesson with the higher Spanish levels, students write a composition in which they compare and contrast both legends.
For the lower Spanish levels, I have students complete a story board that also has sentences written below each box:
Common Core Standards:
Identify the main idea and most supporting details contained in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Recognize familiar words and phrases understand the main idea and infer the meaning of some highly contextualized unfamiliar spoken or written words in culturally authentic materials using electronic information and other sources related to targeted themes.
Infer the meaning of some unfamiliar words and phrases in academic and formal contexts.