Introducing: Elizabeth Acevedo - Spanish Sub Lesson Plan - Intermediate Students

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Speaking Latino
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8th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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  • By the end of this activity, students will have been introduced to Dominican-American writer Elizabeth Acevedo, whose novel The Poet X is a New York Times Bestseller, National Book Award winner, and winner of the Carnegie Medal.
  • Students will also become familiar with Acevedo’s novel in verses The Poet X, and her protagonist, Xiomara.
  • Students will have practice writing in English and translating their own writing to Spanish.

Activity Summary

Students will read a brief article about Elizabeth Acevedo in English. They will discuss what they learn in pairs before writing a verse of poetry in English in pairs. For the rest of class, or for homework, they will translate their verse into Spanish to turn in for credit.

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45 minutes
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