The Story of Ferdinand is a timeless tale of a lovable bull who has no interest in the traditional Spanish sport of bullfighting. Using Ferdinand’s story as a springboard, students go deeper into the Spanish culture, exploring flamenco dancing and Spanish vocabulary. A lesson study on Pablo Picasso has students learning about and applying their understanding of cubism. Through dramatic movement and the use of props, students will get to bring the texts to life.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of an After Reading lesson entitled Rhythm in Our Feet for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Show Me the Way to Spain
- Flash Me a Word
- Parts and Pieces
- Marco Polo. More than a Pool Game.
- Have You Heard the Buzz?
- Window Pane
- Me. My. Our. Us. We.
- Rhythm in Our Feet
- Pass a Clap
- Who was Picasso?
- Picasso Portraits
- A Bull and a Duck
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.
Culture, Matador, Fight, Flamenco, Similarities, Differences, Shape, Line, Color, Balance, Blog
Note: This module is part of 2nd Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.