Life in the Sanctuary Region
Children and Families Share Their Stories
Welcome to the Market in Angangueo!
and Contrasting Language and Culture
Use some or all of these reading activities as you read this bilingual
story about life in the Monarch Sanctuary Region.
1) Pull up just the Spanish version of the story and share it as a class.
2) Look closely
at each picture.
- What do
you notice. (Is anything familiar?)
sentence or caption would you write about the picture?
questions do you have?
Can you read any of the Spanish words or sentences? (You can look
some up in a Spanish/English dictionary or translate
Option: After looking at all
the pictures in the story, but not reading the English versions, write
one or more paragraphs that you think describe the market in Angangueo
and what's sold there. Use descriptive words.
to the English version of the page. How does it compare with your ideas
about what was happening? (Note: You can always click back and forth between
English and Spanish.)
think about the types of food your family buys and how you buy it. Use the
to the right (or make a Venn diagram) to show how your experiences compare
with those of people in Angangueo. You could compare these types of things:
you shop for food
of food you buy
- how food
is packaged or displayed
- who shops
- time spent
shopping for food
- who sells
the food you buy
or tell a partner about how you would feel if your family shopped for
food as people do in Angangueo. What might you like and dislike about
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