ALL STORIES ARE ALSO PART OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY MINI UNIT
TECH BUNDLE (35+ ACTIVITIES)
"Cuentos Chéveres" is a collection of short illustrated stories that emphasizing real-life topics. These stories can be a great accompaniment to any unit highlighting technology. Vocabulary such as "mobile phone, password, email, upload, download, etc, are naturally embedded into the core narrative of the stories. To that extent, these stories can be read as a class or whole group as reading comprehension activities are included. "Cuentos Chéveres" can also be used as part of your Sustained Silent (SSR) Reading or Free Voluntary (FVR) to provide students with shorter reading options.
WHEN YOU GET THIS BUNDLE, YOU GET ONE OF THE STORIES FREE!
STORIES INCLUDED IN THIS BUNDLE
¡Caray, mi abuela tiene un móvil inteligente!
No pasa nada
La cita involvidable
ALL STORIES ARE SOLD SEPARATELY ON TPT. ACTIVITIES INCLUDED FOR ALL STORIES. See the descriptions below:
¡CARAY, MI ABUELA TIENE UN MÓVIL INTELIGENTE
Sara enjoys hanging out with her crazy "Primos" and “Tíos" at their weekly “Reunión” at "La casa de abuela.” From listening to her crazy aunt's tales about the adventures of internet dating to her grandmother's funny jokes (comprehensible & and appropriate), she wouldn't want to be anywhere else on Sunday. However, this Sunday is super special because it is her grandmother's birthday, and Sara has just made her day by buying her a smartphone. While Sara teaches her “abuelita” how to use the smartphone, her grandmother discovers some “creative uses” for her new smartphone. Abuela Irma realizes even at 75 years old, her best years are ahead of her!
NO PASA NADA
The resource includes the short illustrated story "No pasa nada" and 7 accompanying activities.
“No pasa nada” is a short story about a girl named Manuela, who is madly in love with her boyfriend. One night, before she goes to bed, he asks her for a picture (of her in her pajamas). Manuela is faced with a critical decision. As she reflects on the discussion surrounding internet safety at school, she is conflicted on whether she should err on the side of caution or trust her new boyfriend’s intentions.
This short story, appropriate for high school, explores the dangers of making such a monumental decision, and its consequences. THIS STORY CONTAINS NOT GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS in the story, but it will make students think more deeply about these decisions.
LA CITA INOLVIDABLE
"La cita inolvidable" is a short story that will entertain your class as they read about a poor guy just trying to find love online! This could be used as a class story with the comprehensions questions and vocabulary included (even sub plans!), or it could be a great addition to your FVR as it is short and very entertaining.
"La foto" is a short story inspired by the Spanish PSA "Antes de poner tu imagen en la web." See Movie Talk Bundle Attached.
TEACHERS CAN USE THE STORY WITHOUT REFERRING TO THE VIDEO OR MOVIE TALK
Two teenage girls discover a picture (no pictures are shown, just reactions to the picture) of a friend online. The make a stark revelation about the picture and realize that they too may have been tricked into sending pictures of themselves (swimsuit pictures for a fake modeling agency) online.
With 600 total words and only 64 new words (non cognates such as "padre, madre, dijo, miró, estaba, etc,"). This story is comprehensible and highly relevant to our teen culture today. Many teens, especially girls (although boys as well) are bombarded with requests for pictures. This story, with a dramatic ending (parents play a powerful role in helping their children), will engage students with the vocabulary and themes associated with SOCIAL MEDIA.
1. Short Story: La foto
2. Comprehension Questions
3. Fill-in-the-blank vocabulary from the story
4. Comic strip: Retell and write/draw alternative ending to the story
MOVIE TALK AND STORY/ ANTES DE PONER LA IMAGEN EN LA WEB
If you are interested in the PSA Movie Talk and Story and Activities, click on the link below.
La obsesión digital will have something for everyone! Nuria and her family are utterly dependent on technology. Her parents, once a tranquil and loving couple, struggle to balance the demands of their jobs while spending valuable time with their kids. The effects are obvious: Nuria's brother is far deep into the world of virtual technology, and Nuria is addicted to social media. However, when her grandma’s comes to visit, the family experiences an expected shake up; and their secrets are slowly revealed. Grandma has a plan for the family (plus, they cannot resist her cooking). Before they "accept" the terms and conditions of this new approach to life, they will have to "unplug" from their social media, put their devices in "airplane" mode, while pushing past their addictions to be a family. Can they do it? Can you? Level 2 (Intermediate-low+) Language: Present Tense/Preterit Reflexive verbs Unique Words: 144 (non-cognates, words such as madre, padre, despertarse, etc) Topics: Social Media Technology Family Relationships/Parents Romantic Relationships Honoring Grandparents Resources: 1. Short Story: La obsesión digital (18 pages) Engaging Pictures!
Teaching Materials for this Bundle (created by A.C. Quintero and Vanessa Monell) 12 Activities Total 1. Picture Talk Activity: Students look at the cover and respond to the questions. 2. Personal Questions about their technology use 3. Chapter Questions 1-5 4. Venn Diagram Comparison Activity 5. Additional Personal Questions/Personal Interview Questions After Selected Chapters 6. Vocabulary Activity 7. Reflexive Verbs Activity