Realistic (fiction), 401 words, Spanish Level J (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 530L
Carlos and his family are returning to Mexico to celebrate Navidad. When they arrive, they participate in Las Posadas. They walk through the neighborhood knocking on doors and singing carols until they locate the fiesta. At midnight, they attend church together. Students will have the opportunity to sequence events and compare their winter holiday celebrations to Carlos's as they read this book.
Use the reading strategy of connecting to prior knowledge to understand text
Identify vowel diphthongs
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and use quotation marks
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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