Life in the Sanctuary Region
Children and Families Share Their Stories
The Indigenous Community of Mazahua
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 Mala's story and share it as
2) Look closely
at the first picture.
- What do
you think is happening?
sentence or caption would you write about the picture?
questions do you have?
Do the same
with the rest of the pictures.
Option: 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 Mala's life. Use descriptive
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.)
compare and contrast your life with Mala's and her family's lives. Use the
to the right (or make a Venn diagram) to show how her life compares with
yours. You could compare these types of things:
or tell a partner about how you would feel if you could live in Mala's
family for a while.
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