This is a PowerPoint Picture Talk of the Legend of the Pípila. It is meant to go along with chapter 6 of Pancho y las momias, (which will be coming out some time in October 2017!) but it also stands on its own and doesn't give away anything in the book.
This battle reportedly happened just after the Grito de Dolores, the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. It is the story of how the brave act of a poor miner helped Mexicans win one of their first victories of the independence war.
The legend script is as accurate as possible while trying to keep language simple and use cognates.
Storytelling structures: estaban, tenían, trataban de, no podían, había un problema, era, tuvo una idea, agarró, puso, caminó hacia
Cognates: tropas/soldados, insurgentes, armas, resistir, atacar, protección
Story-specific words: disparaban, una losa, una antorcha, quemó, valiente
As you talk about the pictures and tell the story, students can be taking ‘bullet-point notes’ (in English or Spanish), or you could have them write a summary of what happened in English afterward.
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If you like this, please check out this free sample of Pancho y las momias. I would love your feedback: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pancho-y-las-momias-Spanish-Reader-Sample-3353939