This study guide is the product of a collaboration with an amazing educator, Kara Jacobs. Kara´s contributions have pushed the readings in this guide to be more suited to an upper level class than my Internado guides, while still maintaining the elements of simplicity and comprehensibility that make these guides so effective for language learners. While both El Internado and El Gran Hotel are incredibly compelling to students, I firmly believe that it is the repetitive, easy reading (accompanied by similar teacher talk) that cements the structure of the Spanish language into students' minds. For that reason I have included a three page introduction that fully explains how I teach with novelas. You can read that essay for free by downloading the preview file or viewing it on my website: https://mrpeto.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/ep-2-gran-hotel-student-guide-more-soon/
Also included in the guide is a cultural note about gender in the early 20th century, a link to a Quizlet Live! game, a crossword puzzle and a cartoon activity that could be used as a substitute plan at any point during the show.
Please note that the video itself is not included; I use Netflix but Netflix content is not permanent. You may find copies of this series on Ebay or the Spanish Amazon website.