ERIC Number: ED170096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-27
Reference Count: 0
Graciela Camina a la Escuela (Graciela Walks to School).
Rules of traffic safety constitute the theme of this booklet, intended as reading material for Spanish speaking elementary school children. The document was developed by students in the Bilingual Teacher Aide Program at Mesa Community College. Both the Spanish language and content have been controlled to provide linguistically and culturally sensitive material relevant to the experience of the Chicano child of the Southwest. In the story a little girl, Graciela, walks with her older brother Hector so that he can show her the safest way to go to school. On the way Hector explains traffic light colors, walk and no walk signs, and the buttons that pedestrians can use to activate traffic light signals. Hector cautions Graciela to never cross in the middle of the street, wait on the sidewalk until the light changes, and always look both ways before crossing. He also instructs her on the "correct" side of the street to walk on when there are no sidewalks. Simple black and white illustrations give a "coloring book" appearance to the document. Several learning exercises are provided at the conclusion of the story. (DS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mesa Community Coll., AZ.