Almost Starring Skinnybones by Barbara Park

By Barbara Park

Alex “Skinnybones” Frankovitch is ready to develop into a massive star—in his personal television advertisement! yet Alex’s immense plans for stardom cross extraordinarily mistaken. Are Alex’s days as an important big name over?

Age point: nine and up | Grade point: four and up

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1. Lucía está leyendo. / Lucía is reading. 2. El Dr. Flórez está en el hospital. / Dr. Flórez is at the hospital. 3. a. El abuelo está enojado. / Grandpa is upset. b. David está feliz. / David is happy now. d. La carne está salada. / The meat is salty. 4. Pedro está enfermo. / Pedro is sick. 5. Gloria está cansada. / Gloria is tired. 48 Bilingual Kids: English-Spanish, Vol. 2 © 2005 Sara Jordan Publishing 11. ser and / y estar Name / Nombre Activity 1 / Actividad 1 Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs ser and estar.

6. Ella es anciana y él es joven. / She is old and he is young. 7. Son las 5:00 de la tarde. / It is 5:00 pm. 8. Hoy es el 3 de diciembre. / Today is December 3rd. 9. El suéter es de lana. / The sweater is made of wool. 10. El libro es de Juliana. / It is Juliana’s book. Bilingual Kids: English-Spanish, Vol. 2 © 2005 Sara Jordan Publishing 47 11. ser and / y estar Estar expresses transitory qualities. / Estar expresa cualidades transitorias. 1. present progressive 5. in most cases indicates the possibility of change.

Who is? / ¿Quién es? ion sh ag ip e (a dj ec tiv e) Some ways we use ser / Algunas formas de usar el verbo ser 1. La señorita Rodríguez es elegante. / Miss Rodríguez is fashionable. 2. El señor Pérez es de Argentina. / Mr. Pérez is from Argentina. 3. Ana es alta y Pedro es bajo. / Ana is tall and Pedro is short. 4. Felipe es conductor. / Felipe is a driver. 5. Juan y Daniela son hermanos. / Juan and Daniela are brother and sister. 6. Ella es anciana y él es joven. / She is old and he is young. 7.

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