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ERIC Number: ED447049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 243
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Dedos de Luna. Children's Literature in Spanish: Bilingual Edition. Guia para maestros en espanol e ingles. Elementary Literature Series, Part II.
Walker, Dana; Huerta, Mario
This curriculum unit is designed to give primary school students foreign language experiences and also to support the cultural literacy strand of the California State History-Social Science Framework. The unit is part of an elementary literature series which utilizes quality primary source literature from various world regions and countries and which focuses on thematic and whole language approaches to literature. The unit is presented in both an English and Spanish version. It begins with an introduction which describes and discusses a Mexican story, "Dedos de Luna," which is about the relationship between a young boy and his grandfather in rural Mexico. Ten lessons follow: (1A) "My Grandparents and I" (contains 2 handouts); (1B) "The Seasons of Life" (contains a visual aid and 2 handouts); (2A) "Dedos de Luna Part 1" (contains 2 teacher's guides); (2B) "Mask Traditions of Mexico" (contains 2 handouts and an activity); (3A) "Word Games with Tono" (contains 2 handouts, a visual aid, and an activity); (3B) "Festival Activity Skills" (contains 4 handouts and a visual aid); (4A) "Dedos de Luna Part 2" (contains a handout and an activity); (4B) "Learning to Comfort" (contains a handout and an activity); (5A) "What Now, Tono?"; and (5B) "The Fiesta" (contains a teacher's guide). (BT)
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Institute for International Studies, Encina Hall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6055; Tel: 800-578-1114 (toll free); Fax: 650-723-6784; E-mail: (; Web site: (
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: EnglishSpanish
Sponsor: James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico