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A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy
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READiscover New Mexico – A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy has been adopted by the State of New Mexico Public Education Department as a Supplemental Text in Language Arts/Reading k-12.
Tag along with Rosita the Roadrunner on her journey to learn about the Land of Enchantment. On the trail, meet Roja & Verde (the Chile Twins), Biscochita (a Smart Cookie), Piñon Jay, Dusty the Tumbleweed, and a town full of prairie dogs who love to read.
READiscover New Mexico, the 2004 theme for the Statewide Summer Reading Program sponsored by the New Mexico State Library, encourages the discovery of the vast cultural, natural, historical, and literary treasures found in our beautiful state. Children, adults and families experience some of these for the very first time by visiting Rosita’s ultimate source for information: the library. “Rosita’s Ramble” is provided in English, Spanish, and Navajo.
Join the fun! Children will love coloring the cast of characters and sharing the adventure with their families. Among many classroom uses, teachers can present the fun story as a bi- or tri-lingual mini-play (excellent for observing Día de los niños/Día de los libros). Enrichment material includes a compilation of the programs, activities, crafts, song parodies, celebrations, and bibliographies devised by the children’s librarians who brought READiscover New Mexico to life in public libraries throughout the state. Also featured are riddles, New Mexico trivia, relevant websites, an extensive booklist, several recipes for Biscochitos, instructions for making Star-O-Litos, and a large collection of reproducible artwork.
Author: Kathy Barco
Illustrator: Mike Jaynes RIP 11/21/07
Published by Sunstone Press, Santa Fe
Royalties from the sale of this publication will go to the New Mexico State Library Fund at the New Mexico Community Foundation.