Calling the Doves/ El canto de las palomas.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
Focusing on vocabulary
This lesson focuses on vocabulary. I used the book, Calling the Doves
by Juan Felipe Herrera to help my bilingual students learn new
vocabulary while learning about the biography of the author.
Using technology to engage students
I created a power point to encourage my students follow along. I
decided to put the vocabulary words in a Power Point so that my
students can engage into the story while becoming familiar with the
new vocabulary words. I wrote every sentence of the book that had a
vocabulary term into my Power Point. As the teacher reads aloud the
student can follow along while looking at the Power Point.
Read Aloud Using technology…
We would sleep under the
(Sentence from the story)
“We would sleep under the starts
arrecocholaditos under a carpa that
looked like a tortilla.”
I used bold text in my
power point to emphasis
the importance of the new
Vocabulary Sheet that follow…
Vocabulary Word Vocabulary Word
(Spanish) __________________ (English)__________________
Draw an illustration that describes what this word is below:
(5) Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students
understand new vocabulary and use it when
reading and writing. Students are expected to:
(B) Use context to determine the relevant
meaning of unfamiliar words or multiple-
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