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CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TASK 1 LESSON PLAN THEMATIC ANALYSIS LESSON PLANName: Colleen CochranID: 001112853Date: 10/26, 2019Course Information: Children’s Literature C970PART A: SELECTED ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH POSITIVE DIVERSE REPRESENTATION FOR PART B DISCUSSION & PART C LESSON PLAN“Abuela” by Arthur Dorros, Illustrated by Elisa Kleven PART BPart B1-B1a: Positive Diverse RepresentationIn “Abuela”, written by Arthur Dorros, diversity is represented by a Hispanic grandmother (Abuela) that has migrated to the United States and her granddaughter Rosalba. Rosalba imagines her Abuela and herself go on an adventure flying through the city of New York. Rosalba describes their adventure in many Spanish phrases, which she says is her Abuela's native language. She then translates them into English. The book alsohas examples of words we use in the United States, which have Spanish origins. The second to last page of the story Rosalba describes her Abuela and her walking by a lake. Her Abuela turns to her and says,“Vamos a otra aventura”,which translates that Abuela wants to go on another adventure. Rosalba says this is just one of the things that she lovesabout her Abuela. The last page shows the two of them getting into a boat together (Dorros, pg. 36-37). “Abuela”is a book students from many cultures can relate to, because Abuela is like many grandmothers all over the world, she loves her granddaughter and enjoys having fun with her.Part B2-B2a: Literary Theme & Literary ElementOne theme in “Abuela”is ethnic origins. Throughout the book illustrations show how Abuela remembers when she first came to New York City (setting) as an immigrant. As shown in the image below of people visiting the Statue of Liberty. Rosalba says seeing the Statue of Liberty reminds her Abuela of when she first came to the USA (Dorros, pg. 20-21).
(Dorros, pg. 21)Part B3: Quality Illustrations in Selection of Children’s LiteratureSelecting books with quality illustrations is extremely important, because illustrations enhance the text, which includes the characters, setting, and theme in a meaningful way. Illustrations help students make connections about the world around them and the text. Illustrations also help students understand the content of the text. According to the authors ofLiterature and the Child linguistic text and visual elements are necessary for the student to fully understand the content of the book (Galda, pg. 69).Part B3a: Quality Illustrations & Literary ThemeIn the illustration below Abuela and Rosalba are watching the planes flying at the very airport she arrived at when she first came to the United States of America. This illustration is another example of Abuela remembering her ethnic origins as she thinks back about that plane ride.

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