Title: How Tia Lola Came to Visit Crossword Puzzle Content Area: Reading/Language Arts NC SCOS Objective(s): Competency Goal 1 : Objective 1.04 Increase reading and writing vocabulary through: -wide reading. -word study. -knowledge of homophones, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms. -knowledge of multiple meanings of words. -writing process elements. -writing as a tool for learning. -seminars. -book clubs. -discussions. -examining the author's craft. Materials: Pencil Paper Book – How Tia Lola Came to Stay Graph Paper Access to Computer/Internet if chosen Instructions/Procedures: This book is rich in vocabulary; both English and Spanish. -As students read this book, have them keep a running list of Spanish vocabulary words used throughout. As the book is being read, make sure to discuss the meanings of the words. -After the reading of the book is finished, break students up into pairs. -Each pair of students will create a crossword puzzle with the list of words created. -Students will be responsible for the crossword puzzle and the clues given. -Have students make the clues using the definition of the word in English. Use the Spanish version of the word in the crossword puzzle. -This will help students make the connection between the English and the Spanish form of the words. Additional Resources: If you wish, you may have students publish their crossword puzzles using the internet. Reference: Alvarez, J. (2001). How Tia Lola came to (visit) stay. New York, NY: Yearling.
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