This product includes a detailed lesson plan for primary grades and another for intermediate grades to use when reading Duncan Tonatiuh's Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote. Both lesson include three extension activities. The primary (K-2) lesson plan focuses on sequencing, characterization, and vocabulary. The intermediate (3-5) lesson focuses on summary, point of view, theme, and vocabulary. The lesson plan is written in English, but all student pages are bilingual.
Why use this book in the classroom?
This is one of a handful of children's books that tackles the perils and dangers of immigration. The story provides a very accessible way for students to think about, talk about, and make sense of the realities of undocumented immigrants. As teachers we know that we often have undocumented students pass through our classrooms, but few stories reflect their or their families' experience. Using this book in the classroom validates the journeys of some of our students and allows for thoughtful reflection from those who have not had a border-crossing experience.