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Hispanic Phase I

Norton’s PHASE I: Traditional Literature

Studying the traditional literature in Phases I & II emphasizes the importance of the oral tradition in transmitting the beliefs and values of Hispanics.

Brenner, A. (1942). The boy who could do anything, & other Mexican folk tales. New York: W.R. Scott. This book contains several Mexican tales in English. Gr. 4-6

Griego. M.C. (1981). Tortillitas para mamá : and other nursery rhymes : Spanish and English. New York : Henry Holt and Company. A collection of nursery rhymes, each in both English and Spanish, collected from the Spanish community in the Americas, many with instructions for accompanying finger plays or other activities. Gr. K-up

Storm, D.A. (1941). Picture tales from Mexico. Philadelphia : Lippincott. Tales from Mexico, with thirty-eight illustrations in black-and-white. Gr. 4-6

Wolkstein, D. (1976). Lazy stories. New York : Seabury Press.

Hiroko, a story from Japan.--The Tatema, a story from Mexico.--The fig-tree beggar and the willful princess, a story from Laos. Gr. 1-5