The Story of Ferdinand is a timeless tale of a loveable bull who is not like his typical counterparts. He has no interest in the traditional Spanish sport of bullfighting. He would much rather find field flowers to smell or meander into a meadow. Little does he know that a bee sting might determine his fate as a bullfighting bull (or not). To further student understanding of the Spanish culture, this module explores the Spanish language, flamenco dancing, and the visual artist Pablo Picasso.
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 formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following Teacher Lesson Cards:
- 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.