This resource features 3 CI Spanish titles for levels 1 & 2.
Level 1: La clase de confesiones 1 (standalone)
Level 1/2: La bella mentira (La clase de confesiones 2) /standalone
Level 2: Casi me mata el celular
Synopsis: La clase de confesiones 1
Carlos hates Spanish class with a passion but finds the will to survive when he lays eyes on Jessica. She is the reason he "tolerates" his boring class. However, his secret crush is compromised when his teacher decides to “shake things up a bit” in class. A simple writing assignment turns out to be a lethal injection to his social life and by extension his chances with Jessica. First, his nosy teacher tries to “set him up with Jessica,” this plan immediately backfires. Then, the unthinkable happens and Carlos is stunned. This turns into one of the most embarrassing moments in his life. But all is not lost. If Carlos plays his cards right, he could have a winning hand. Carlos invites you to come along on this adventure into "La clase de confesiones" where…"todos tienen una confesión," even the teacher!
Topics: Relationship, school, school supplies, first crush
Structures: Mostly told in the present tense with a spattering of past tense to keep the flow of the story.
La bella mentira- Although this novel is the second one in the series, students do not have to read part 1, as the gist of his most embarrasing moment is incorporated into part 2, students get a taste of book 1, but will be totally consumed by book 2!
Carlos is having a bad day, and it's about to get worse. He leaves Spanish class utterly embarrassed. He had no idea that the teacher was going to partner him up with Jessica, the girl he actually writes about in his class essay. Adding insult to injury, the teacher reads his essay in front of the class, even the mean-spirited things he wrote about his teacher. After running into a few more problems in math class, he is faced with the big showdown in the lunchroom. Now, Carlos is between *"la espada y la pared." However, a short story in Spanish class may hold the key to all of his problems, and may ultimately lead to his biggest confession of all. Find out in part 2!
Casi me mata el celular
Spanish Level 2 Comprehensible Reader...and thriller. This high-interest level 2 novel will have students on the edge of their seats! Casi me mata el celular is a cautionary tale about the consequences that lie on the other side of the "Record" button. This story features only 400 new vocabulary words (non-cognates, i.e., madre, mata, etc), and is perfect for level 2. Told in the past tense students are invited into Federico's and his friend's lives as they make some daunting decisions. This story is action-packed!
In addition to a plethora of cognates and grammatical structures recycled throughout the story, this novel also features vocabulary associated with family, relationships, and technology.
Federico, Damián, and Rubén are your typical teens. They play sports, skateboard, and watch pranks on Youtube; they've even mastered filming some of their own pranks at their favorite hangout: la librería. This abandoned bookstore is far away from the adult supervision that seeks to threaten their fun. However, the night of Friday the 13th, their joke goes sour when they stumble upon an uncanny situation. In an effort to satisfy their curiosity, they witness something that will change their lives forever. Now they have to make it out of the sticky situation, alive.
"Casi me mata el celular" will take readers on a thrilling ride and compel them to contemplate the consequences on the other side of the "Record" button. *There is one scene of violence, which is associated the event witnessed by the characters.