1. In The Princess and the Warrior, Duncan Tonatiuh shares the legend of how the two volcanoes named Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl came to be. This is a story, but the volcanoes are real volcanoes near Mexico City. 2. On page one brainstorm some things that are special to your region. Give yourself only a few minutes and write down as many as you can think of. Look through your list and pick your favorite idea. 3. On page two write down your favorite idea in the top box and then either copy/paste or draw a picture of it. In the next box, think about why it is special. You might think about its shape, color, size, or another reason that makes it famous in your area. 4. Finally, under the heading How It Came to Be, come up with a simple statement that could one day be turned into a folktale. You can keep your idea short. 5.
Use this activity with The Princess and The Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh. Share your students' responses on the class blog for the Global Read Aloud 2021 #GRA21. Connect to other blogs and read their responses. Like and comment on their work. You may wish to do the brainstorming session (page 1) as a class. In which case, copy and edit this activity before you assign it so that your students can see the list you made together instead of blank boxes on page 1. Use this activity along with my FREE lesson plans for #GRA21: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Global-Connection-Activities-for-Global-Read-Aloud-GRA21-6909170?fbclid=IwAR388BGVKSWQsXFOVacWT5EVfeolIl4H1deHkuoQJ22uNqlJeHLxOGqlCbY