"Los novios" PPT in PDF format is an Aztec legend that explains the formation of two volcanoes. There are several versions of the legend. This version is from Ven Conmigo Level 3 textbook. PPT in PDF format contains numerous visuals of Diego Rivera's murals which enhances the cultural element of this ppt. PPT also contains the text for the legend accompanied by visuals to facilitate comprehension.
I like reading this legend with my students on or a few days before Valentine's Day because it's a romantic legend but also ties in nicely with my Aztec unit.
I like using storyboards for students to review once we have read the legend. As a whole class activity, students select the six most important events from the legend. Students refer back to the PPT to select. Once students have selected the scenes from the PPT, they draw the scene and color in with coloring pencils. Afterwards, they write in their own words a brief summary for each scene in the target language:
To further enhance the lesson I also use a character analysis. Students work with a partner or a group of three:
Visuals are from wikipedia commons (free domain).
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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