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:
-knowledge of homophones, synonyms,
-knowledge of multiple meanings of words.
-writing process elements.
-writing as a tool for learning.
-examining the author's craft.
Book – How Tia Lola Came to Stay
Access to Computer/Internet if chosen
Instructions/Procedures: This book is rich in vocabulary; both English and
-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
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.