Vignette "Cuatro árboles flaquitos" with fill in the blanks for the Present tense. To facilitate comprehension I have provided the English word for some of the challenging Spanish words.
This vignette is perfect for students to discuss self-identify. Ties in nicely with my Beauty and Aesthetics unit. I also have students work in small groups to discuss what elements in nature they relate to. In this vignette Esperanza relates to the four skinny trees she sees out her window.
This activity turned out to be so much fun because so many students related to unusual elements. It also seemed to be a bonding experience for the groups since they found out many of them had a lot in common.
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.
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