Patterns of Power en español

  • Title:Patterns of Power en español
  • Author:Caroline Sweet, Jeff Anderson, Whitney La Rocca
  • Publication Date:August 2019
  • Grade Level:1-5
  • ISBN:9781625313324
  • Publisher:Stenhouse

 In Patterns of Power en español: Inviting Bilingual Writers into the Conventions of Spanish, Grades, 1–5, bilingual teacher and coach Caroline Sweet has adapted lesson sets from the bestselling book Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades, 1–5 for use in the bilingual classroom. With these adaptations, you can teach Spanish-language conventions authentically using 10-minute lessons that cover key Spanish grammar topics.

Inside you’ll find:

  • 53 lessons focused on teaching the conventions of the Spanish language
  • Lesson sets that use the popular invitational process from Patterns of Power
  • Model sentences excerpted from authentic Spanish-language children’s trade books
  • Correlation to Spanish TEKS
  • A Patterns-of-Power Planning Guide adapted for Spanish

Patterns of Power en español allows your bilingual students to notice, discover, and celebrate author craft in both languages. Through an examination of conventions and trying them out on their own students embrace both reading and writing and discover the power in each language.


Patterns of Power Research Base Overview

TEKS Correlation

National & TX Lesson Samplers

Espanol Mentor Texts

Webinar: ¿Qué notas?: Teaching Spanish Grammar and Conventions

Author Bio

For the past 25 years, Jeff Anderson has worked with writers and teachers of grades, K-12, inspiring them about the power and joy of the writing process. Jeff is known for his enthusiasm in making grammar, editing, and writing a positive experience for teachers and students. He has written five books for Stenhouse Publishers: Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Revision Decisions and his latest professional book Patterns of Power. He also has two middle grade novels, Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth and Zack Delacruz: Just My Luck. A frequent presenter at national and state conferences, Jeff is a full-time staff developer and writer.

Whitney La Rocca is an elementary literacy coach and has spent over 20 years working with young readers and writers. She enjoys delivering professional development and coaching teachers in best practices to empower children to create their identities in the world of literacy.

Caroline Sweet is a Bilingual Literacy Coach at LCpl Nicholas S. Perez Elementary School in Austin, Texas. She has been a bilingual educator for 14 years and was named 2011 Teacher of the Year in Austin Independent School District. Caroline first met Jeff when she was a student in his fourth-grade classroom in 1991.

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