WebQuest in Spanish contains 15 questions for students to look up the Mexican author, Laura Esquivel. Best known for her novel "Como agua para chocolate" which later was made into a film "Like water for chocolate."
I like to introduce the author to the students with a short Webquest to incorporate technology and encourage cooperative learning since students work with a partner. Afterwards students share their findings with the class. Using their findings they write a summary for the author. Students are encouraged to read aloud their summaries in order to provide extra practice for speaking in the target language.
The Webquest also includes a reading activity in which they have to read a fragment of the novel and discuss the magical element found in the fragment. Links for fragments are provided. Great way for students to get a taste if magical realism without having to read the entire novel due to time constraints. Our curriculum is packed so many times we read fragments of a few chapters of a novel. Students are encourage to read the entire novel for extra credit. To ensure that the novel was read entirely for extra credit, students take a short reading comprehension test. The grade on the test determines the extra credit they will receive.
Links for resources are provided as well as a key.
You might also be interested in the mini bundle that includes this Webquest:
Recognize familiar spoken or written words and phrases contained in culturally
authentic materials using electronic information and other sources realted to the targeted
7.1. IL .A.4
Identify familiar people, places, and objects based on simple oral and/or written
Use the target language to describe people, places, objects, and daily activities learned about through oral or written descriptions.
Infer the meaning of a few unfamiliar words in some new contexts.