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SCHOLASTIC LITERACY GRADE LEVEL FAMILY GUIDES
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GRADE 2 SPANISH
GRADE 3 ENGLISH
GRADE 3 SPANISH
GRADE 4 ENGLISH
GRADE 4 SPANISH
GRADE 5 ENGLISH
GRADE 5 SPANISH
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BOOKS ALIGNED TO THE MULTICULTURAL AND TOLERANCE MONTHLY THEMES
December: Traditions and Respect for Others
cora cooks pancit
My Grandfather’s Masbaha
One summer day at his grandparents' home in Lebanon, 4 year old Adam gets upset when his friends leave after a play date. His Jidoo, helps him realize how much he has by using the masbaha, a string of beads, teaching him how to count his blessings. In "My Grandfather's Masbaha," Fayad shows young readers how to value their blessings and treasure what they have through a vibrantly illustrated tale replete with invaluable life lessons. Together with Adam, they will learn the importance of family and friendship and how even the simplest things can be mean.
pop pop and me AND A RECIPE
A cooking story for young and old (Includes an original Recipe for Lemon Bar Cake)
too many tamales
This modern classic celebrates the tradition of tamales and family bonding at Christmas. This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate and funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all.
November: Native American Culture
This story of how the Rainbow Crow lost his sweet voice and brilliant colors by bringing the gift of fire to the other woodland animals is "a Native American legend that will be a fine read-aloud because of the smooth text and songs with repetitive chants. The illustrations, done in a primitive style, create a true sense of the Pennsylvania Lenape Indians and their winters."--School Library Journal.
In this Wampanoag story told in a Native tradition, two kids from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe learn the story of Weeâchumun (corn) and the first Thanksgiving.
An important picture book honoring both the history and tradition that surrounds the story of the first Thanksgiving.
OCTOBER: ITALIAN AMERIAN HERITAGE/PORTUGESE CULTURE
A Picnic in October by Eve Bunting
In this powerful tribute to the true meaning of liberty, a boy comes to understand why his grandmother insists that the family travel to Ellis Island each year to celebrate the Statue of Liberty's birthday.
Kids On Earth: A Children's Documentary Series Exploring Global Cultures & The Natural World: PORTUGAL
Learn about some of the wonderful birds, reptiles and sea life living across Portugal. Sofia and Rodrigo can't wait to give you a taste of the spicy food that they eat, the ancient language they speak and the beautiful tile art that you can see in the streets!
All the Way to America by Dan Yaccarino
This is the story of four generations of an Italian American family. It begins with an immigrant who came through Ellis Island with big dreams, a small shovel, and his parents' good advice: "Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family."
SEPTEMBER: MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE AND HISPANIC CULTURE
Reading and Writing