Life in the Sanctuary Region
Children and Families Share Their Stories
Miguel the Breadmaker
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 Miguel'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?
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 describes Miguel's baking activities.
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 things you've observed or experienced with cooking and baking
at home and in your community. Use the handout
to the right (or make a Venn diagram) to show how Miguel's baking experiences
compare with what you've seen or done. You could compare these types of
and baking tools
of bread and other baked goods
- how bread
or tell a partner about how you would feel if you could eat the types
of breads that Miguel and family baked.
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