Popular author Xavier Garza returns with another collection of stories featuring spooky characters from Mexican-American folklore. There's a witch that takes the shape of a snake in order to poison and punish those who disregard her warnings; green-skinned, red-eyed creatures called Chupacabras that suck the blood from wild pigs, but would just as soon suck the blood from a human lost in the night; and a young girl disfigured in a fire set by a scorned lover who gets her revenge as the Donkey Lady. Accompanied by the author's striking illustrations, the hair-raising stories in this collection are sure to lure even the most reluctant readers into its pages.
The five stories in this bilingual collection introduce intermediate readers to the superstition-filled folklore of the barrio. Based on oral tradition, these spine-tingling tales feature witches, owls, and other spooky creatures that have been told in Spanish-speaking barrios for generations. This collection will entertain and terrify a new generation of English and Spanish-speaking children with the supernatural tales of the Hispanic community.
When Toots Rodriguez approaches Mickey on the playground, he knows something is up. Toots has come to Mickey because she's in trouble, and he's a detective. The real deal. Rumor has it that Toots stole a valuable pen. But as Mickey begins his investigation, all clues point to Toots and her newly ex-boyfriend as the primary suspects. The first book in The Mickey Rangel Mystery series for intermediate readers, author and educator René Saldaña, Jr. has crafted another appealing book for kids, and his wise-cracking, smart protagonist will appeal to even the most reluctant readers.
In this bilingual collection of stories for intermediate readers, native New Mexican Nasario García writes the stories he heard as a child while gathered around the potbelly stove on cold winter nights, at campfires during cattle roundups, or while working in the fields at his family's ranch. Narrated by a young boy named Junie López, the stories will send shivers up kids' spines while capturing the essence of New Mexican folklore. Based on the oral tradition and superstitions of a previous generation, these stories in English and Spanish will both entertain and provide insight to a time when people lived a more rural life and winged creatures flitted over the countryside.
This bilingual collection of short stories bubbles with fresh and feisty young characters and celebrates strong relationships with friends, parents, teachers, and extended family. These stories make even the ordinary problems of childhood extraordinary.
Filled with humor and mystery, the Ruiz Street kids' adventures unfold as they try to understand the peculiar habits of a new kid on the block named David.
Young Yuliana Gallegos recalls her move from Monterrey, Mexico, to Houston, Texas. Yuli records the fear and anguish experienced by all immigrant children as they strive to adjust to a new language and culture. This bilingual story will encourage all kids to write their own stories.
Teach emergent readers how to make words just by flipping pages in a flip book! Each lesson includes a flip book template and a word list as well as a variety of activities and reproducible worksheets.Topics include: Short and long vowels Hard consonant blends Double vowels R-controlled vowels Digraphs Diphthongs Silent letters Common endingsThis enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Teach emergent readers how to make words just by flipping pages in a flip book! Each lesson includes a flip book template and a word list as well as a variety of activities and reproducible worksheets.Topics include: Short and long vowels Hard consonant blends Double vowels R-controlled vowels Digraphs Diphthongs Silent letters Common endings