Hispanic Heritage Month
What an exciting time to feature the contributions of LatinX Writers, Speakers and Movie Makers!
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with culturally relevant texts, video, and speeches that give students opportunity to expand and explore their emerging ELA skills.
Read about Historically Significant Events then invite students to share what they’ve learned.
The celebration runs from September 15-October 15. Here are five prompts Anna posted originally on Sarah J. Donovan’s ETHICAL ELA Five Day Challenge.
Day One: A Salute to Hispanic Stories (Un Saluda a las Historias Latinas)
Day Two: Honor a Leader (Honrar a un Líder)
Day Three – Inspired by an Artist (Inspirado por us Artista)
Day Four: A Spine Poem (Un Poema de Columna Vertebra)
Day Five – Day of the Dead (Dias de Los Muertos)
Alfredo Celedón Luján, of Sante Fe, New Mexico
is Vice President of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Invite students to bring in picture books, poems, and selections for their history books to write found poems, Pantoums, an “I Am From” poems about people, places and events reflecting the contributions of men, women and children of Hispanic heritage.
Image from Scholastic website with an interactive page celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.