Sunday, January 25, 2015

De Vuelta a Casa



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I love Oliver Jeffers' stories and read them to my students often. De vuelta a casa is no exception.  This cute story is about a little boy who gets stuck on the moon with a martian. They figure out how to fix their ships and eventually are able to return home. Their method of escape from the moon is humorous and downright cute.  With this book you can introduce some of the main vocabulary by making card to play Go Fish or Memory.  See here for an example from one of Jeffers' other books.

Vocabulary

el avión
despegar
el cielo
la luna
la linterna
las baterías
aterrizar
el marciano
volver
la Tierra
el mar

I am also planning on using this book in an upcoming planet unit that I am preparing. Because there is a martian in the story it is a great opportunity to teach kids the names of the planets in Spanish. Also, the names of many of the planets/heavenly bodies correlate with the days of the week! So you can even branch out at teach those!  Here is a list to help...

Mercurio
Venus
Tierra
Marte
Júpiter
Saturno
Urano
Neptuno
Plutón

lunes- la Luna
martes- Marte
miércoles- Mercurio
jueves- Júpiter
viernes- Venus


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