To help teachers support their youngest ELL students, we are pleased to offer Spanish versions of the Nonfiction Short Texts featured in Keep Reading! A Source Book of Short Text. These Spanish articles are exact translations of the 39 short informational articles specially written for the Primary Toolkit. Geared to kindergarten and first- and second-grade learners, these Spanish texts are packed with the same illustrations, photographs, maps, charts, and other nonfiction features as the original articles. These full-color Spanish texts are ideal for making transparencies or printing for your students.
Watch Me Grow!/¡Mirame crecer!: Clear photos and numbered captions trace the lifecycle of a chicken from egg to adult. A follow-up page shows other animals that hatch from eggs.
The Bald Eagle/El águila calva: Take a closer look at the mighty eagle in real-life photographs with informative labels and captions.
The Grizzly Bear/El oso pardo: This article combines rich, descriptive text with detailed photos to tell about the great grizzly bear.
The Three Goats/Las tres cabras: Narrative text and adorable photos tell the story of three little goats.
Our Class Pets!/¡Las mascotas de nuestra clase!: In this introduction to graphs, learn from simple charts, pictographs, and Venn diagrams. Then record your own data about pets.
Footprints in the Forest/Huellas en el bosque: Action photos and tracks show how animals' feet help them move.
Symmetry in Nature/Simetría en la naturaleza: Explore the lines of symmetry of plants, insects, and animals. Then draw the missing half of a butterfly.
Don't Trash the Earth! Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle/¡No ensucies la Tierra! Reduzca, reutilice, y recicle: Bulleted lists tell simple ways that all children can help save the Earth.
SEASONS AND WEATHER
Sensing the Seasons/Sentir las estaciones: Lyrical text and colorful illustrations capture the changing seasons through the senses.
Where in the United States Do Tornadoes Mostly Happen?/¿Dónde ocurren la mayoría de los tornados en los Estados Unidos?: An exciting photo and U.S. map show where tornadoes most often happen.
What's the Weather Out There?/¿Como està el tiempo?: Clouds, snowflakes, and rainbows. This interview with a meteorologist answers a few common questions about the weather.
FAMILY, HOMES, AND COMMUNITY
Families: The Things We Do Together/Las familias: las cosas que hacemos juntos: Use engaging photos of different families as cues to read simple labels and talk about things families do together.
My Neighborhood/Mi barrio: This charming poem and colorful map picture a neighborhood through a child's eyes.
We Take Care of Our Pet/Cuidamos nuestra mascota: With photos and simple text, two children introduce their pet guinea pig and tell how they care for him.
Who Lives in the Zoo?/¿Quién vive en el zoológico?: Colorful photos answer simple patterned questions in this article for beginning readers.
Where Do We Live?/¿Dónde vivimos?: Compare different types of houses through clear photographs and simple labels.
Community Helpers/Ayudantes de la comunidad: Photos and simple text tell how people in our community help us every day.
A New Home/Una nueva casa: Join us at the construction site and watch as a new house is built.
Carpenter/Carpintero: Take a closer look at carpenters at work through action photos and close-ups of tools.
Off to School/¡Listos para la escuela!: Watch one child prepare for his day. Numbered captions and engaging photos show the sequence of his morning routine.
COUNTRY AND CITY LIFE
Ask the Farmer!/¡Pregunta al granjero!: In question and answer format, a farmer tells about life on the farm.
Tractor/Tractor: Learn the parts of a tractor with this vivid photograph with labels.
The Country and The City/El camp y la ciudad: A detailed farm scene presents concepts and words about the country. A second scene of a busy intersection shows life in the city. A corresponding picture dictionary labels drawings of key items in both country and city scenes.
AROUND THE UNITED STATES
Postcards from the Desert Museum/Tarjetas postales del Museo del Desierto: Learn about the wonders of the desert through postcards from a grandmother to her grandkids as she explores a desert museum.
Prairie Dog Homes/Albergues para los perritos de la pradera: Take a peek underground at life in a burrow with a clear cross-section diagram and explanatory text.
Dear Aunt Pat/Estimada Tía Pat: A thank-you letter and photos recall a visit to Washington, D.C.
HOW-TO, TIME, AND CALENDAR
Counting Fruit Salad/Contar la ensalada de fruta: One bowl, two plums, and three strawberries. Count your way to a fruit salad with photos and illustrations.
Make a Sandwich!/¡Haz un bocadillo!: Make your own peanut butter and jelly sandwich-with a twist! Photos and simple text show the sequence.
What Time Is It?/¿Qué hora es?: Practice reading analog and digital clocks with clues from photos of children at different times of the day.
Celebrations Timeline/Linea de tiempo de fiestas: Follow the year in this circular timeline of celebrations we share as a nation.
Old and New/Viejo y nuevo: Compare transportation from the past and present through photos of bicycles, automobiles, planes, and trains.
Meet Eric Carle/Conoce a Eric Carle: Meet the famous author/illustrator in this simple biography.
I Like Art!/¡Me gusta el arte!: Crayons, markers, glue stick, and paint! This simple poem describes the joy of creating art for a friend.
A Stick Puppet Play/Una obra de títeres de palitos: Stick puppets perform a "play" with a clever ending. A follow-up page gives directions for making your own stick puppet. Coming soon!
Totem Poles, Family Stories/Tótemes, cuentos familiares: Learn how American Indians celebrate and share their family stories by carving totem poles.
Kids at Play/Niños jugando: Compare the ways kids play through real-life photographs and simple labels.
Having a Ball Playing Soccer/Tengo una pelota juego al fútbol: Run, pass, kick, score! Join a girl and her soccer team as they practice teamwork, soccer skills, and making friends.
Let's Go Hiking!/¡Vayamos de excursión!: In engaging text and colorful photos, families enjoy hiking in the great outdoors.