Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin

About the Book

Dear Primo, A Letter to My Cousin Read Aloud by Duncan Tonatiuh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqbd60x-bsc

 

Dear Primo by Duncan Tonatiuh Book Read Aloud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UJFLJqFhaI

 

Author’s Personal Page

http://www.duncantonatiuh.com/

 

Duncan Tonatiuh Wants Latino Children to See Themselves

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/duncan-tonatiuh-wants-latino-children-see-themselves-books-n136901

Articles For Reference

Children’s Literature with Diverse Perspectives: Reflecting All Students by Susan M. Land

http://clrsig.org/pdfs/dragon%20lode%202013%20article%20one.pdf

 

Guidelines for Evaluating Children’s Books about Latinos (p.7)

http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/confevents/institute/institutehandouts/Diversity%20Handout.pdf

 

7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity

http://education.ky.gov/school/documents/7%20actions%20that%20teachers%20can%20take%20right%20now_%20text%20complexity%20%C2%BB%20textproject.pdf

Culture

Dia de Los Muertos: A Brief Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzaZidVrebA

 

Smithsonian Latino Center: Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos (Resources for teaching about Dia de los Muertos)

http://latino.si.edu/dayofthedead/

 

How do people celebrate Day of the Dead?

http://www.art-is-fun.com/day-of-the-dead-facts/#who

 

Day of The Dead, Decoded: A Joyful Celebration Of Life And Food

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/11/01/163549325/day-of-the-dead-decoded-a-joyful-celebration-of-life-and-food

 

7 Mexican Games for Children: Traditional Fun

https://blog.udemy.com/mexican-games/

 

Traditional Children's Games from Mexico

http://www.topics-mag.com/edition27/mexican_games/page.html

Food

Mexican Chicken Quesadillas Recipe - Make It Easy Recipes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sis5SXe1YM4

 

How to Make Classic Guacamole en Molcajete| Guacamole Game Day Tostadas by Muy Bueno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgXhvJZrzWo

History

Mexican History

http://www.instituteofmexicodc.org/meetmexicohistory.php

 

The Maya, Aztec, Olmec - Ancient Americans (Amazing History Documentary)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AUJ6ZUBiXU

Language

Mexican Languages

http://www.donquijote.org/culture/mexico/languages/

 

Comida [Learn the names of foods in Spanish!] by Calico Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQySL95OIzM

 

La Familia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q00LeM6nDJA

 

Farm Animals for Children | Learn Spanish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydOeyPzEEkA

 

Jugo de naranja - Patti Lozano - Spanish food vocabulary song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7RP3Mw5mNM

 

Voice in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation - SpanishDict

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/hello%20

Teaching Activities

TeachingBooks.net Book Guide: Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin. Includes author interview, author book reading, and author name pronunciation.

https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?tid=22128&a=1

 

An Introduction to Letter Writing: Activities and Lessons

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/introduction-letter-writing

 

How to Write a Friendly Letter (3rd Graders tell you all about writing friendly letters in their own way!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_pEePx5woU

 

Writing Persuasively | Rock Your World, with a section on writing letters for social action

http://rock-your-world.org/category/writing-persuasively/

 

Diego Rivera For Kids: Make Your Own Mural!

http://kidworldcitizen.org/2014/03/23/diego-rivera-for-kids-make-your-own-mural/

 

20 Creative Ways to Make a Piñata

www.brit.co/20-pinatas/

 

How to Make a Star Piñata

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44JYARhkFe8