*Update 9/16/2016: We discovered a single misspelled word in the "Three Little Tamales" unit. We have corrected the error and uploaded a corrected version. If you purchased this bundle prior to September 16, 2016, please download it again to get the corrected version. We apologize for the inconvenience!
This is a special bundle of three literature units based on books featuring stories and characters reflecting Hispanic and Latino heritage. This bundle is priced at a special discount over buying the units separately. The three literature units are:
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE LITERATURE UNIT - This is a literature unit based on the book "I Pledge Allegiance" by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez. It includes a Pledge of Allegiance lesson, a vocabulary words activity, a lesson on the meaning of the Flag, and a citizenship lesson. It also includes a Spanish words identification activity, a character trait lesson, comprehension questions, a history lesson on Francis Bellamy (author of the pledge), two KWL lessons, and an answer key for the teacher.
Book summary: 'I Pledge Allegiance' is an inspirational true story written by the award-winning author Pat Mora and her daughter, Libby Martinez. Libby's great aunt, Lobo, is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S. citizen. At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance at a special ceremony. Libby is also learning the Pledge this week, at school, and at the end of the week, she will stand up in front of everyone and lead the class in the Pledge.
Libby and Lobo practice together, asking questions and sharing stories and memories, until they both stand tall and proud, with their hands over their hearts.
You can click and paste the following link to find the book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/21nKtrC
"SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL" LITERATURE UNIT - This is a Literature Unit for the award-winning book "Separate Is Never Equal," by Duncan Tonatiuh.
The book can be ordered from Amazon at this link: http://amzn.to/1LkZ5D1
Book Description: Almost 10 years before "Brown vs. Board of Education," Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a "Whites only" school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California. The author, Tonatiuh masterfully combines text and folk-inspired art to add an important piece to the mosaic of U.S. civil rights history.
This Literature Unit is made up of 13 pages, including:
*The Robert F. Sibert Honor Assignment
*Pura Belpre' Honor Assignment
*Critical Thinking Questions
*Fact and Opinion
*Compare and Contrast
The Literature Unit is in PDF form and is suitable for grade 3 to 5.
"THE THREE LITTLE TAMALES" LITERATURE UNIT - This is a literature unit for the book "The Three Little Tamales" by Eric Kimmel. It includes the following elements: Pre-Reading Discussion Questions, Text-to-Text Connection Questions, a Point of View Writing Assignment, a Vocabulary Words activity, Post-Reading Questions, a Character Design lesson, a Sequence of Events activity, a Spanish Vocabulary Words activity, and an Answer Key.
Extended Activities include: a Map Skills activity, Corn Husk Dolls (link), a Huff and Puff Game, Tamale and Lobo puppets, and Fiesta Flowers.
You can get the book from Amazon by copying and pasting this link in your browser: http://amzn.to/2aas5Tp
Book Summary: While the three little tamales cool off on a windowsill, a tortilla rolls by. "You'll be eaten. You'd better run " he tells them. The tamales jump out the window. The first runs to the prairie and builds a house of sagebrush. The second runs to a cornfield and builds a house of cornstalks. The third runs to the desert and builds a house of cactus. Then who should come along but Senor Lobo, the Big Bad Wolf, who plans to blow their houses down.
This bundle is downloaded as a .ZIP file, so be sure to have the proper unzip software to extract the files. The literature units are in PDF form once extracted, so Adobe Acrobat is required to view and print them.