Free Teacher's Manual for La Clase de Confesiones (1 &2) Spanish 1 Story

Free Teacher's Manual  for La Clase de Confesiones (1 &2)
Free Teacher's Manual  for La Clase de Confesiones (1 &2)
Free Teacher's Manual  for La Clase de Confesiones (1 &2)
Free Teacher's Manual  for La Clase de Confesiones (1 &2)
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This is the Teacher's Manual for La clase de Confesiones and La Bella Mentira, a two-part series for Spanish 1 (or 2).

Background and what's in the story and activities
I created this story for my Spanish I novice/ novice-mid class. Yes, your students can read it and enjoy it at the novice level! The story features most vocabulary associated with school, school supplies and activities related to the classroom. There is a little bit of poetry from one of the characters such as “ ella es el sol que ilumina mi día” in addition to common idiomatic expressions such as más te vale, no lo aguanto ni en pintura. Phrases such as these are footnoted, listed in the pre-reading vocabulary and practiced in pre-reading exercises. As students read this story, they were on the edge of their seats. The boys where routing for Carlos and the girls feel in love with his attempts to woe Jessica. I had originally wrote only 5 chapters, but they wanted more, so I finished with La Bella Mentira. The ending will not disappoint.

Synopsis for Clase de Confesiones

Carlos hates Spanish class with a passion but finds the will to survive when he lays eyes on Jessica. Her presence is both distracting and motivating. 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. From the nosy teacher inadvertently trying to help him “set him up with Jessica” immediately backfires and turns into one of the most embarrassing moments in Carlos’ life; and Rubén is there to witness it all. After this incident, Carlos takes matters into his own hands and makes the biggest mistake of his adolescent life. Will his social life ever recover? Will his stunt in class win over Jessica, or will it push her away for good? Carlos learns that las mentiras as tienen patas cortas and that the honest is the best policy. Carlos invites you to come along this adventure into La clase de confesiones….todos tienen una confesión (even the teacher!)

Synopsis for La Bella Mentira

Carlos leaves Spanish class embarrassed. He had no idea that the teacher was going to pair him up with Jessica, the girls he write about in his short essay. Adding insult to injury, the teacher reads his essay in from the class; even the mean-spirited things he wrote about his teacher. Carlos goes to Math class and get’s his phone taken by the teacher: he never receives the redemptive text message from Jessica. When they meet in the lunchroom, his embarrassment, ignorance and fear gets the best of him. Now, he has to win Jessica back. Carlos learns that the truth always prevails over a lie. He learns how to be honest, vulnerable and to take responsibilities for his actions. Will this be enough for Jessica?

What is in this Teacher's Manual of Activities
Pre-reading Activities (Could be implemented as a stations activity)
Listening activity for story
Introduction to new vocabulary and contextualized sentences
Matching vocabulary activity for story
Sentence writing activity with verbs from the story

During reading (in between chapters)
Paired communicative activity
Note taking template

Post reading (options, the questions on cards and comprehension questions may slightly differ)
Click here for link Conversation Cards 1-5
Conversation Cards 6-8
Conversation cards 9-10
Comprehension Questions 1-5
Comprehension questions 6-10

Post reading assessment/ test
12. Practice test
13. Cloze-text reading section with verbs from story (Test)
14. Comprehension questions (for using part of chapter 2 as a reading comp)

Additional activities (Do these activities prior to reading)
15. Verb conjugations activity
16. Sentence building activity
17. Communicative activity (speed dating with regular -ar verbs)
Quizlet vocabulary sets
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Free Teacher's Manual  for La Clase de Confesiones (1 &2)
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Free Teacher's Manual  for La Clase de Confesiones (1 &2)
Free Teacher's Manual  for La Clase de Confesiones (1 &2)
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