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Teacher’s Guide to Accompany EDI EL ELEFANTE
IN EVERY CHAPTER
• TPR gestures
• Pre-reading activities: TPR scripts,
slideshows to help introduce and
discuss new vocabulary, personalized
• Reader’s theater scripts
• Listening comprehension activities
• Formative and summative assessments
• Post-reading kinesthetic activities
• Post-reading activities to deepen
FEATURES AND HIGHLIGHTS
• Matching: Describe characters
• Choral chant activities
• 13 Slideshows: Pre- and post-reading presentations to increase engagement
• Video-based input activities
• Games: How Many Can Enter?, Jumbo Dice
• Science experiment: Egg in the Bottle
• Formal comprehensive assessment
EDI EL ELEFANTE
Level 1 Reader – Children’s Fiction
Unique Word Count: 55
Edi is a talented elephant, but he is very small. Edi does not want to be talented or small; he wants to be BIG! One day, Edi discovers that a small animal can solve a big problem and that being small is not so horrible after all.
This book is beautifully illustrated by the author herself. Each page contains an original full-size water-color painting, which masterfully depicts Edi’s character and emotions. It is strategically written and illustrated with only 55 unique words and 100 fully illustrated pages! This highly comprehensible reader is absolutely perfect for beginning language learners.
The exceptionally low unique word count and high frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) make this an ideal read for very beginning Spanish students. Each page is loaded with cognates (words that are similar in English and Spanish), recycled vocabulary, and illustrations, which makes this read highly comprehensible. Enjoy the story! The more you enjoy it, the more you will acquire Spanish without even realizing it! Happy reading!
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