Looking for a NEW, funny, and light-hearted picture book to read aloud for Hispanic Heritage Month? I’ve got you covered! My Papi Has a Motorcycle, by Isabel Quintero, is just what you’re looking for. This is a delightful tall tale that celebrates Latino culture, a vibrant and bustling immigrant community, and the bond and affection between a father and daughter.
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Students will: dig into characterization; write a book review; retell the story; identify story elements; compare and contrast the text to the author’s note; find meaning and illustrate figurative language; and more! The reader response questions lend themselves to in-depth class or peer discussions and were designed to encourage students to use higher-level thinking skills, require students to provide text evidence to support their thinking, and challenge them to provide their own opinions and/or perspectives.
- Reader Response Questions – short-answer response questions
- Story Elements Graphic Organizer – Students will fill in the boxes with words and pictures to represent the story elements.
- Plot Map – Students will fill out the plot map with important events from the story.
- Retell the Story – BME – Students will retell the beginning, middle, and end of the story with text and illustrations.
- Character Traits– Students will analyze the characteristics of Daisy or her Papi by identifying their dialogue, thoughts, actions, and feelings.
- Character Trait Showcase – Students will choose the most important character trait that describes the characters in the story. Then, for each character, they will give 1-2 examples from the story that support the trait they chose.
- Character Summary– Students will summarize a character of their choice focusing on challenges, responses to challenges, flaws, and positive characteristics, and completing a timeline of 5 events that showcase their character’s behavior.
- Flying by Figurative Language – Students will identify the type of figurative language used, determine the meaning, and draw a picture.
- Sensory Details – Students will pick a favorite memory or event from their lives and describe it using all five of their senses using sensory and figurative language.
- Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle (with Answer Key) – Students will complete a crossword puzzle by matching words from the story to their definitions.
- Text to Text – Students will compare and contrast the author’s note to the story using a graphic organizer.
- Brag Board – Students will think about the areas of expertise that they or their family members have. Then, students will add text and pictures to create a collage showcasing those talents and expertise.
- Map of My Community – Students will create a map of their community using guiding questions to help them decide which places they want to include on their map.
- Cruising My Community – Students will imagine that they are Daisy cruising around town with their dad, uncle, grandpa, brother, etc. Then, they will draw the places, numbering each place in the order they would visit it, and add scenery details to their route.
- Book Review – Students will rate and write a review of the book
This resource is for extension read-aloud activities only (the book is not included and will need to be purchased separately).
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