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LEVELED ANTHOLOGIES GRADES K–5 This K–5 supplemental literacy program supports students at three proficiency levels and encourages them to explore Hispanic culture through illustrated leveled-reading selections from across the world. • Engages students with readings across eight units, each divided into three stages: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. • Features a wide range of literature and informational texts by a variety of renowned children’s literature authors. • Enhances literary instruction with comprehension questions, grammar conventions, and writing practice for each reading. • Available in English and Spanish (see pg. 68) to support students in a variety of program settings, including English-learner and duallanguage classrooms. • Instructional support includes a Teacher Manual with tips and strategies, as well as an assessment program with a placement test, quizzes, and reading performance assessments. Anthology Leveled Cultural Readings ©2021 | Paperback | 6 volumes, 1 per grade Vasco Núñez de Balboa crosses Panama and discovers the Pacific Ocean. 99 Unit 7 • Discover Panama 98 Before You Read What do you know about the Panama Canal? When was it built? Who built it? How Does It Work? Discover Panama 7 1 Long ago, merchants began trading with faraway countries and they looked for shorter routes to get to those countries. 2 Christopher Columbus reached America when he was trying to find a shorter route between Europe and the Indies. 3 Since the arrival of the first Spaniards in America, finding a short route between the Atlantic and Pacific became the dream of governments and sailors. Many of them thought the Isthmus of Panama would be the best place. The History of the Panama Canal Judy Cortés Informational Text ANT21_SE-TE_L3_098-105_INT-7_ENG.indd 98-99 3/3/2020 2:40:54 PM The Panama Canal, 1912 The Panama Canal, today. 39 38 Unit 7 • Discover Panama Before You Read How do ships get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean? What are the advantages of navigating through a canal like the Panama Canal? How Does It Work? Discover Panama 7 1 Every year, thousands of cargo and passenger ships navigate through the Panama Canal. The Canal connects two oceans, the Pacific and the Atlantic. 2 Panama is located in Central America along with Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. It has a close relationship with the United States. The U.S. finished building the Canal in 1914. They managed it until December 31, 1999. Panama is now in charge of the Canal. 3 Ships from all over the world pass through the Canal. It saves them from having to navigate all the way around South America. The trip through the Canal is much shorter and much quicker! 4 The Canal is open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. About 9,000 people work there. The Panama Canal Judy Cortés Informational Text ANT21_SE-TE_L3_038-043_PRN-7_ENG.indd 38-39 3/2/2020 3:32:01 PM Unit 7 • Discover Panama 162 163 1 Can you imagine “flying” over the rainforest canopy, feeling the fresh, humid air on your face, and seeing strange wild animals? Today, this is possible thanks to technology and the skills of tour guides in Panama. In the past, only a few people were able to see the treasures of the Panamanian rainforest because it was difficult to reach. But now, people like you and me can observe unique plant and animal species. 2 Panama is located in southeastern Central America. It is surrounded by Costa Rica, Colombia, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. Panama is an isthmus, which means it is a thin and short strip of land that connects two continents: Central America and South America. Panama is slightly smaller than South Carolina. How Does It Work? Discover Panama 7 Before You Read Why are rainforests important to humans? What kind of animals live in a rainforest? If you wanted to work in a rainforest, what kind of job would you do? Kuna Yala, in the San Blas region View of the river in Darien National Park Aracari Oropendola Judy Cortés Informational Text Panama’s Rainforest ANT21_SE-TE_L3_162-169_AVZ-7_ENG.indd 162-163 3/3/2020 3:05:18 PM Beginning Intermediate Advanced An unparalleled digital experience built to support young learners as they discover, learn, and master literacy skills.