A Day at the Beach - Un día en la playa is a story, (translated version included) with literacy based activities presented in both in both English and Spanish that can be used across all grade levels in either English language development classes or in Spanish language classes. Each section includes a vocabulary development and a comprehension check section. I have also included a ‘Drawing Box’ where students can illustrate the image the story creates for each learner, thereby providing added evidence of comprehension.
The stories, additionally, lend themselves to extended practice of critical thinking activities. Through analysis of the stories and characters, teachers can help students identify themes, develop individual strength of character, integrity, responsibility, identify character traits and extend comprehension into writing through varied writing prompts that can enhance students’ proficiency in expression through the target language as well as expository writing skills. Please check Amazon.com and this site for additional materials related to critical thinking and text comprehension activities.
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Julie Jacobson, Ph. D.
AP Spanish Teacher
Author: Spanish Across America: A Ready-To-Use Resource
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