Handout if for the vignette "Bien águila" and contains two parts. Part 1 is grammar (fill in the blanks with the Present tense) and Part 2 is reading comprehension.
This vignette provides a teachable moment. Students break into groups to discuss the importance of an education and what opportunities are available. I take the students to the library and they research available scholarships and affordable colleges in the area. In addition, they search the required GPA's for admission to colleges they might like to attend. It's quite an eye opener for them when they see that many local colleges require a GPA of 3.2 to 3.5
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.