A visible way to experience cultural perspectives!
Rosita encounters a typical household object that serves a curious purpose. Her grandma is from Puerto Rico. How does she resolve the tension she feels?
A novice-level short reading with full visual support for every sentence, an AP-level text of the same story
The story is set up in a fun and familiar graphic novel style. Exploring culture through illustrations makes these thought-provoking concepts fun and interesting. This package supports the exploration of Day of the Dead related concepts and cultural practices. Students will be asked to reflect on their experiences and make connections between their culture and beliefs in an effort to provoke a sense of both individuality and unity.
With nearly 50 pages of visually-supported texts and activities, El tazón con agua Culture Comics can enrich your classroom as a mini-unit. There are three levels of texts to use with first-semester Spanish 1 through AP.
Cultural Comics have simple storylines that narrate daily life. They offer intriguing topics that students can compare and contrast with their own cultural practice.
In the first story of our new Culture Comics series, El tazón con agua, 6-year-old Rosita receives a visit from her Puerto Rican grandmother. Rosita notices a common household object. Turns out it is anything but common. What could it be? What is the cultural perspective behind this practice?
- Comprehensible cultural input
- Authentic, first-person experience
- Intriguing, accessible story for Spanish 1 students
- 7 versions of the story
- Scaffolded visual support
- Science, family traditions, and beliefs
- Grandparents’ perspectives
- Present and past tenses
- Professional graphic artist
- Printer-friendly layout
- Printable pages for students
- Multi-level resource
- Lesson plans
- Immediate differentiation
- Student response sheets
- Brand-new activity: Running Retell
- Create your own comics
- Deleted Scenes
- Cultural Comparisons
- Cultural Products
- Basic and Advanced level text-based questions
- Extended reflection questions
- Quiz, Quiz, Trade