'La bella mentira'-Novel Activities/Literature Circles/FVR- 40+ Activities

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"La bella mentira" Novel Guide is comprised of 40+ activities to help facilitate reading and engagement with the Spanish 1/2 Reader: La bella mentira.

Synopsis of the novel:

La bella mentira FVR/LIterature Circle Starter Kit

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 the second installment.

However, this guide is flexible enough to accommodate FVR reading and Literature Circles in Spanish.

New Activities Added
MP3 recording of character descriptions
Daily Lesson plans
4 Corners Debate
"Me has pillado" game
End of Unit Assessment
Celia Cruz Biography, Song activity, and "Resilience Activity"
¿Quién lo dijo?

The list of activities include:
Conversation Task Cards (For all chapters)
Classified- La bella mentira- pre-reading activity
Snapchat Activity - this could be used at anytime after reading
Las confesiones (las celebridades)
Dos confesiones y una mentira (2 truths and a lie)
Pre-reading questions
Paired speaking activity
Chapter Questions 1-8
Spanish Idiom and activity: No aguantar a alguien ni en pintura
Spanish idiom: "Meter la pata"
Advice-giving activity: "yo también he metido la pata"
Vocabulary- information gap activity
¿Qué palabras es?
¡Qué vergüenza: he metido la pata!- short explanation of the idiom: Students write a letter to Carlos, helping him through his problem.
Tomar el toro por los cuernos
¿Quién es?- Listening activity
¿Quién lo dijo?
¿Quién es?- Reading Activity
Total Pages
75 pages
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