Leyendas y mitos / Legends and Myths
Discover treasured stories from different parts of the Spanish-speaking world and learn about their origins as well as how they have been preserved over time. This collection is part of Learning A-Z’s Authentic Spanish Series. Each book in the collection is offered at three different reading levels. Supporting resources for instruction accompany each title.
Why Use Leyendas y mitos / Legends and Myths
Reading and learning about stories that have been preserved by different Spanish-speaking cultures over time deepens students’ understanding of the history, values, and culture of diverse communities. This collection of beautiful stories is originally interpreted from a variety of different places, peoples, and cultures. Each book in the collection is written at three levels of difficulty, making it easy to differentiate instruction while fostering multicultural understanding.
Each title is accompanied by book-specific support resources:
- Lesson Plan
- Phonics instruction and activity
- Comprehension Skill and Reading Strategy instruction and activities
- Introduction to regional words from the Spanish-speaking country with accompanying activity
- Map of the region and a map activity
- Text-dependent Discussion Questions and Content-Area connection activities
- Comprehension Quiz
How to Use Leyendas y mitos / Legends and Myths
The variety of resources available in the series allows for flexibility in your instructional approach.
- Follow suggestions in the Lesson Plans that accompany the books for building knowledge or use the instructional tips and worksheets for skill-based instruction.
- Use the Comprehension Quizzes to check for understanding of the text and inform you of students' instructional needs.
- Assign books at the most appropriate reading level for students to read independently.
- Improve comprehension and take readers beyond the text by having them answer the Lesson Plan's text-dependent questions, Discussion Questions, and Focus Questions.
- Have students apply their learning through content-area related activities by responding to the Connections found on the back of each book.
- Build students’ analytical skills by having them compare the different countries or what life is like in different countries within a collection.
- Have students choose a country from the collection to research further and write about.