Borreguita and the Coyote

Bibliographic Information: Aardema, V. (1998). Borreguita and the Coyote. New York: Dragonfly.

Brief Annotation: Coyote wants to eat Borreguita, but Borreguita keeps playing tricks on Coyote so that he won’t get devoured.

Genre: Mexican Folktale

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this: Children who like animals as the main characters; children who like folktales.

Rating/Response: 4 This is a fun book with a clever story.  Children will like reading how Borreguita tricks the Coyote into not eating him.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What is a folktale?

Reading Strategy: Synthesizing

Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a good book for teaching synthesizing because students can pull all of their questions, summary of the story, prior knowledge, and ideas from the text to create meaning or change their meaning.

Posted by: Jenna Bosch


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