FROM ACROSS THE STREET Interactive eBook & Teaching Guide

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By Wanda Vásquez Garcia and Sócrates Garcia, illustrated by Karla Sing Conde and Fernando Batista

From Across the Street takes Pati, an American Dominican girl who visits her Grandmother in the Dominican Republic during the summertime, on a musical exploration into one of the most widely spread Dominican folkloric musical traditions, “Los Palos.” Readers will enjoy learning about the different sounds and instruments in the culture of the Dominican Palos tradition. Nurtured by her Mami (Mommy) and Abuelita (Granny), Pati learns about the instruments, rhythmic patterns, singing, and meaning embedded in the musical expression.

She learns about the people in the neighborhood and how they are a big part of the tradition, whose journey ends with an astounding communal musical experience in the Parque del Pueblo (the park of the town). At this celebration, the townspeople gather to play the instruments and patterns Pati heard on her way to the park. She overcomes her fears and finally joins in with her maracas. Pati is welcomed to the community and becomes one with the people in a big celebration of life and love!

Flipbook comes with an interactive version with rich media that can be accessed via the web on any device plus a PDF version of the flipbook that can be read offline. Link to web-based interactive flipbook with both English and Spanish versions. Flipbook includes narration and music from the Dominican Republic.

What's included:

  • eBooks: PDF Book of From Across the Street (English) & PDF Book of Del Otro Lado De La Calle (Spanish)
  • Teaching Guide: 16 page teaching guide accompanies the interactive flipbook, From Across the Street. This digital download includes a concept guide and lesson plan, sheet music for the song, From Across the Street, and coloring pages.
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