Friday, January 9, 2015

El Flamboyán Amarillo

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El Flamboyan Amarillo is a sweet story about a boy and his mom who find a flamboyant tree seed which they plant.  Through the years the tree grows and gives them a great surprise at the end! This book is beautifully written in rhyme, and would be a great story to use if you are focusing on rhyming words with your students.  Because the story encompasses the whole life cycle of the tree it could also be used to introduce vocabulary related to the life cycle of plants. Flamboyant trees are prevalent in Puerto Rico and Cuba so you could also use this book to introduce the culture of these island countries.

Here is a list of vocabulary in the story that would go well with a unit on plants and gardening:

la semilla
la maceta
el agua
el sol
el gusano
las hojas
el arbol
la carretilla
el rastrillo
las ramas

This is such a sweet story with a surprise ending that it shouldn't be missed!

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