Through the fictitious character, Rodrigo DeSilva interacting with two "real" Native American children, Kahulpana and Loliki, your students will learn what life was like at a California mission: San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Mission). Students will also be excited to read about the 1818 privateer raid on the Presidio and town of Monterey. There are two distinct versions for your students to enjoy. The Digital Screen Reader
allows students to read the story via PDF on a computer screen. This version has a color cover and large print. The alternative version, the Personalized Student Reader
, is an exciting new concept designed to get quality reading material directly into the hands of every student. Teachers using this version can print a full class set of readers and have the students make them into booklets (including binding). The student illustrates the cover with their own drawing. Then students read the story and do activities. When completed, the students take the book home! The Teacher Guide
provides complete instructions on how to print and compile the Personalized Student Reader. It also contains lesson plans with activities for each chapter, as well as vocabulary worksheets for both the Digital Screen Reader and the Personalized Student Reader.