Patterns of Power en español: Inviting Bilingual Writers into the Conventions of Spanish
When you use Spanish-language books as mentor texts in your bilingual classrooms to teach grammar and conventions, you offer your students mirrors in which they see themselves reflected in the characters, settings, and cultural representations. Student engagement and excitement increases, and they become better readers and writers.
In Patterns of Power en español: Inviting Bilingual Writers into the Conventions of Spanish, Grades, 1–5, bilingual teacher and coach Caroline Sweet has adapted lesson sets from the bestselling book Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades, 1–5 for use in the bilingual classroom. With these adaptations, you can teach Spanish-language conventions authentically using 10-minute lessons that cover key Spanish grammar topics.
Inside you’ll find:
- 53 lessons focused on teaching the conventions of the Spanish language
- Lesson sets that use the popular invitational process from Patterns of Power
- Model sentences excerpted from authentic Spanish-language children’s trade books
- Correlation to Spanish TEKS
- A Patterns-of-Power Planning Guide adapted for Spanish
Patterns of Power en español allows your bilingual students to notice, discover, and celebrate author craft in both languages. Through an examination of conventions and trying them out on their own students embrace both reading and writing and discover the power in each language.