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Using Literature to Guide Second Language Learning
Transcript of Using Literature to Guide Second Language Learning
Nature of Language
Concept of Culture
What's your story?
How did you become interested in foreign language(s)?
Take a minute to jot down your language story. Think about the people, places, events, etc. that influenced your interest and learning. How did you move beyond hobby to profession? How does your story influence your teaching style? How do you share your story with your students, colleagues, etc.?
Social media connection:
Share your journey by updating your status on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtags #R10LOTE #mylangstory
Read Aloud excerpt from
by Kevin Henkes
Mi nombre/My Name
by Sandra Cisneros
Turn and talk with your table partners about the main idea/theme of the story
What words or phrases helped you to understand the story or the character's feelings about her name?
Have you ever had a similar experience at school?
Share back with the class, using feeling words, or phrases found in the story to communicate your own experiences
Access to Information
Other Subject Areas
Practices & Perspectives
Products & Perspectives
Within & Beyond School
Personal Enrichment & Career Development
Crisantemo by Kevin Henkes (T)
La Casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (T)
T-Shirt by Jane Medina (B)
My Very Own Room/Mi propro cuartito by Armada Irma Pérez (B)
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende (S)
Las dos Fridas/The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo
Examine and critique Las dos Fridas prior to reading the description. Why do you think she used two different images to describe herself? What are the differences/similarities? How do they relate to one another? Use language to describe the tone/feelings of the painting. Have you ever felt like two different people? Why? How?
Read summary of the description Las dos Fridas. Do you agree or disagree with the interpretation of the painting? Why?
El Pais - digital interview with Isabel Allende
El Mundo - article about Chilean earthquake 2010
My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito
by Amada Irma Perez
El pueblo unido jamás será vencido
Using the resources at your table, search for familiar words or phrases
Make a note of each word and page numbers
What do you think it means? What clues do you have that help you understand its meaning?
Discuss Spanish naming traditions first name, middle, last names - what are similarities and differences between traditions common in the U.S.?
Read Aloud -
My Name is Jorge
by Jane Medina
by Jane Medina
Why is a name important? Have you ever had an experience like Jorge?
Partner read excerpt from
by Isabel Allende
How did she get her name? How did you get your name? Do you have a similar story?
Write a letter in L2 to a teacher, author, artist, musician, or world leader who you have learned about and admire.