Calling the Doves/ El canto de laspalomas.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 studentsI 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 carpa. New Vocabulary
Example:(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 terms.
Vocabulary Sheet that follow… Name: ___________________________ Vocabulary Word Vocabulary Word (Spanish) __________________ (English)__________________ Draw an illustration that describes what this word is below:
TEKS (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- meaning words