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Introductory literature unit for 6th grade
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2014 URL: http://libguides.mpsaz.net/colorofmywords Print Guide RSS Updates

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Key Ideas

How was Papi finally able to teach Ana Rosa how to dance?  Describe TWO changes he made that helped Ana Rosa to be successful.


Literary Focus

Read the first two paragraphs of this chapter.  Find two examples of personification and record them in your notebook.  Create one of your own that would fit in this chapter.  Be sure to label it as your own!

What is personification?  Click to learn!


Extend Understanding

   Read the exerpt below, watch the video, and discuss what you observe.  How does it help you understand the concern Ana Rosa has about not being able to dance?

   "Music is very important in the Dominican way of life. It is said that Dominican children can dance before they can walk. Everywhere you go in the country can be heard some type of music. Be it Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton.and now Merengue de Calle. Here in Dominican Republic as soon as there is music is seems that there is always someone dancing along. Even when a car passes playing music you can see someone in the street doing a little dance step to the passing music. It is contagious. You will find in no time that you may be doing the same little dance moves as the Dominicans because the music makes you want to get up and move. This is one of the many reasons we love our country"!


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Extend Understanding

  What IS music?

The sound of the ocean is music to Ana Rosa. Exemplify how sounds can create music. Your group is responsible for creating a musical arrangement lasting at least 30 seconds to be performed for the class. All group members must be involved. You may use anything that is not normally considered a musical instrument. Plan and discuss your strategy for performance day.


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