Life in the Sanctuary Region
Children and Families Share Their Stories
Water Resources for Sanctuary Region Families
and Contrasting Language, Culture, Resources
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 the couple of pictures.
- What do
you think is happening?
sentences or captions would you write about the pictures?
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 how the Mondragon family
uses water, and how they get it. 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.)
compare and contrast your relationship with water with that of the Mondragons.
Use the handout
to the right (or make a Venn diagram). Consider these types of things:
when water is abundant or scarce
or tell a partner about how you would feel if you had the water resources
and challenges that the Mondragon family has.
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