Papálotl

Spanish
Papálotl
Comprehension-based™ Reader
As Teresa and her grandmother prepare the family’s altar to honor their Mazahua ancestors, Teresa discovers the incredible secret that is carried on the wings of the monarch butterflies.

Level 1 and up / Novice Low — Novice Mid

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Overview

Monarch butterflies migrate as far as 3000 miles each year! Is it just instinct that drives these small and delicate creatures to fly from the U.S. and Canada to Michoacán, México? Is it a mere coincidence that millions of butterflies return to Michoacán, or is there another force that drives them to arrive… just in time for the Day of the Dead? As Teresa and her grandmother prepare the family’s altar to honor their Mazahua ancestors, Teresa discovers the incredible secret that hides among the wings of the monarch butterflies.

The exceptionally low unique word count and high frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader Papálotl 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

Features

  • Level 1 and up
  • Present tense
  • Unique word count: 74
  • Total word count: 4200
  • Page count: 63
  • Audio recording embedded in the Student and Teacher Digital Editions
  • A 360-page Teacher's Guide is also available!
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Authors

  • Carrie Toth

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