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Name: Lindsey Faucher Section: A GENRE: Coloring Title of book (underlined or italicized): F is for Fiesta Author: Susan Middleton Elya Illustrator (if listed on title page of book): G. Brian Karas Publisher: G.P Putnam’s Sons Copyright date: 2006 Score (see Rubric for details): Appropriate book selected? __yes ___no, may resubmit within one week Critique /2 Examples /1 Writing /1 Surface aspects /1 TOTAL /5 Alphabet letters representing various words along with bright illustrations tells the story of a young boy’s birthday party. Each word following the alphabet letter is in the Spanish language, and is a part of a fiesta, or “party”. The book is meant to teach children the letters of the alphabet as well as new words from a different language. For example, the book contains words such as adornos (presents) and unicornio (unicorn), and places these words in the context of the story. By using this tactic, readers are able to gather up an idea of how these words relate to regular “party” words in the English
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Unformatted text preview: language. The book includes a glossary at the end so that children can look up all of the vocabulary words featured in the story and determine their meaning. The sentences all begin with “(a letter of the alphabet) is for (blank)”, which allows the reader to clearly understand that the specific page is introducing that particular letter. It also allows the reader to see that the bigger letter that stands out is what the new word featured on the page begins with. The book does not cover the specific sounds of the English alphabet, but it does include an author’s note that provides the sounds of the Spanish alphabet letters. Only the capital forms of the alphabet letters are included in the book, but they are in a larger font than the rest of the words on the page so that it is understood that they are the key elements of the story....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course EDT 315E taught by Professor Brendadales during the Fall '10 term at Miami University.

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