Brazil

Brazil

by Betsy Franco-Feeney, Kirk Noll
     
 
The folktale recounted in this unit is titled The Witch Who Loved Sweets. It is illustrated with bold line art that will help hold your students' attention, as they begin their education in Brazilian culture and family life. Complete follow up instructions and suggestions bring Brazilian clothing and food, as well as Brazilian vocabulary, to the forefront and help

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The folktale recounted in this unit is titled The Witch Who Loved Sweets. It is illustrated with bold line art that will help hold your students' attention, as they begin their education in Brazilian culture and family life. Complete follow up instructions and suggestions bring Brazilian clothing and food, as well as Brazilian vocabulary, to the forefront and help students produce their own picture book of the story. Cut-out characters and a story mat are included.This unit also helps children learn by making Carnaval Room Decorations, Crowns, and Chest Plates. There's also a recipe for candy, words and music for Singing the Cat Song, and background information on Dancing to Samba Music. Language is addressed with Speaking Portuguese. Other features include Celebrating Carnaval, and a seven-page section about the Rain Forest, including background, how to help save it, making a rainforest diorama, layers of rain forest, and animals of the region. A page about the Amazon River, Postcards from Brazil, The Flag of Brazil, Maps of Brazil and South America, a counting chart, and a glossary of terms are also included. Activities are always begun with a paragraph of Cultural Background and a Preparation list, followed by complete, step-by-step instructions. All pages are reproducible and perforated for easy removal.

Learn about the peoples of the world through their literature, music, food, art, games, and language. To ensure the authenticity of these books, author Betsy Franco conducted extensive interviews with people from each country.

Learn about the peoples of the world through their literature, music, food, art, games, and language. To insure the authenticity of these books, BetsyFranco conducted extensive interviews with people from each country.

Each book starts with the re-telling of a folktale from the country being studied. It is wonderfully illustrated and can even be reproduced. Next is a folktale follow-up. These discussion starters enable children to discover some of the unique aspects and customs of the culture. Then, a portion of the story that lends itself to chanting has been rendered on pocket chart strips. Activities for using the pocket strips to build language are suggested. You get a reproducible story mat and haracters that can be used by studnets to re-tell the story. Finally, we have included around 24 pages of activities relating to the story. The activities include cooking, music, math, creative writing, science, and even a bit of foreign language. Also included is a bibliography of children's literature and a glossary of foreign language terms and a pronunciation key. Each book starts with the re-telling of a Folktale from the country being studied. It is wonderfully illustrated and can even be reproduced. Next is a Folktale Follow-up. These discussion starters enable children to discover some of the unique aspects and customs of the culture. Then, a section of Pocket Chart Strips and Activities. A portion of the story that lends itself to chanting has been rendered on pocket chart strips. Whole language suggestions are included. You get a reproducible Story Mat and Characters used by the children to re-tell or act-out the story. Finally, we have included around 24 pages of Reproducible Activities relating to the story. The activities include cooking, music, math, creative writing, science, and even a bit of foreign language. Also included is a bibliography of children's literature and a glossary of foreign language terms and a pronunciation key.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557993847
Publisher:
Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Around the World Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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