ERIC Number: ED449517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Spanish Picture Books: An Annotated Bibliography with Activities for Teaching Writing.
Ritter, Melissa G.
With the growing numbers of English language learners in the schools, more and more educators are creating bilingual programs and opportunities for students to learn in their native languages while also perfecting their English skills. Writing is integral to these approaches, and learning to write well in Spanish often contributes to academic success in English. This annotated bibliography takes great care to model the "best of the best" in quality Spanish writing, to urge teachers to choose picture books with care by using the Spanish traits of writing as their guide. In small, easy-to-absorb examples, the Spanish picture books listed in the book show all the different traits of excellent writing. The book is organized into two main sections--in the first, more than 50 books are listed by the traits of "tema, organizacion, tono y estilo, uso del lenguaje, fluidez, gramatica y ortografia, and presentacion." Most of the books listed actually belong in more than one category, but they are especially good for teaching the trait under which they are listed in the book. A short list of books written in English with positive images of Latinos also has been included. Selections in the book contain books written in Spanish by Spanish-speaking authors, along with some translated books with quality translations. The book's second section offers more than 30 sample lessons written in Spanish, based on the picture books and organized by trait. Contains an author index and a title index. (NKA)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, Picture Books, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Assessment and Evaluation Program.